How come I never made anything like this when I played with LEGOs as a kid?

They're doing some crazy things with LEGOs these days. Take, for example, the recreation of the Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher from Bungie's MMOFPS, Destiny .

The fictional weapon has been assembled in reality using about 3,500 LEGO pieces. You can see the amazing accomplishment at the YouTube Channel for ZaziNombies Lego Creations: The gun comes in at 46 inches long and weighs over 15 pounds. They used a Bionicle headpiece in lieu of the wolf head at the front of the gun, and a few pearl gold colored LEGO bricks and wing pieces were also used. It's pretty freakin' sweet, I gotta say.

See, we appreciate creativity of all kinds. And if video games inspire more creativity, so be it.