Lego maniac Rod Gillies created this Shadow Complex scene after playing the XBLA "Metroidvania" and finding he "couldn't resist a build based on the architecture and gameplay".

I love all the details inspired by the game's gray, underground base -- scattered pipes and valves, the star logo on the door, and the little tunnels inviting uninvited guests to infiltrate the top secret complex. You can see a close-up shot of Gillies's creation after the break.

If you still have blocks from your childhood lying around, you can build your own Lego Complex and play this instead of the XBLA game, saving yourself $15 and totally skipping the controversy over whether or not you want your money supporting author Orson Scott Card.

[Via GamOvr]