The Last of Us Part 2 fan creates a cute LEGO-style sleeve for the critically acclaimed PS4 title from developer Naughty Dog.
The Last of Us 2 released for PlayStation 4 in June 2020. The game was a huge critical success with a metacritic score of 93, one of the highest of the year, as well as 300 Game of the Year awards. It also sold very well, with developer Naughty Dog moving more than four million copies of The Last of Us 2 in its opening weekend. The game would become the best-selling proprietary title on PS4 in 2020, beaten by only one third-party title on the system: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
As such, The Last of Us 2 is a dark and heartbreaking video game that deals with extreme violence and adult themes. As such, it’s a bit of a surprise that a fan decided to make a cute LEGO box for the title.
Being that The Last of Us Part 2 has sold so many units, it must have a large number of fans, and some of those fans must be LEGO enthusiasts as well. Reddit user Knutsdeez posted a mockup of the game as if it were a LEGO title as LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga or Lego harry potter collection. Theoretical Box Art features the characters, Joel and Ellie, in their iconic in-game outfits against a dark, blurry background.
Reactions to the post have been overwhelmingly positive, with the post garnering over five hundred upvotes at the time of writing and other Reddit users wanting the title to be a reality. Users find humor in the juxtaposition of the two properties and imagine The Last of Us 2 most violent moments, like an infamous one involving a golf club, transformed into LEGO game-style scenes.
LEGO adaptations of existing properties have grown in number since the start of the franchise with LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game in 2005. The games have since covered other popular universes like LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Lego marvel avengers, and LEGO Batman: The Video Game. While the games may have gotten a bit outdated over the years, as there have been so many produced of them, there is still a certain charm in seeing fan favorite properties turn into family-friendly LEGO worlds.
It’s hard to imagine that The Last of Us 2 will be adapted into a LEGO worm at any time as the titles have yet to use an existing video game property as a base, let alone one as violent as The last of us, but fans can dream. Still, it’s always fun to see what talented artists can come up with by combining LEGO with other existing universes.
The Last of Us 2 is available on PS4.
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