Congratulations to the 2016-17 Red Rockers!
As fans of LEGO, Capitals Outsider and our brother site, Gunaxin, frequently showcase creative ones we find. In fact, this isn’t even the first Capitals LEGO image – that one goes to artist Johannes Wessmark, and you can see it here and even buy prints.
The animated one above, which is based on Alex Ovechkin‘s early-season puck juggling skills, was created by Dave Delisle of Dave’s Geeky Ideas after we showered him with praise and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. “[A few years ago] I made a ‘Lego Hockey’ pitch for a video game, which of course no one wanted to look at. I’ve since been reusing all the assets for my blog,” Delisle said.
As a designer, he also creates geek-centric jerseys, like Battle Star Galactica, Zelda, Dr. Who, Starfighter, and Ghostbusters, which, unlike the LEGO, you can purchase. “I do the odd gig as a video game designer, logo designer, or package designer. I design a lot of stuff for my website for fun.”
There is, however, an asterisk with this creation, as Delisle isn’t a Capitals fan. “Been a lifelong fan of the Calgary Flames! I will admit I’m this close to adopting the Winnipeg Jets as a second team. They’ve been fun to follow this year.”
We’re just hoping that Delisle’s next animated LEGO isn’t Rene Bourque elbowing someone.
Now, only if someone would create a real Capitals LEGO instead of an animated one, we’ll just have to buy it.