This is a 3D sculpture made using only basic bricks, to replicate the pixel style of the iconic old school Mario (not meant to be an exact representation), and by that i’m referring to the version from the 16-bit console generation. There is also a Luigi sculpture.
It uses exactly 464 pieces, i believe this could be further optimized with more time. The main colors are blue, red, tan, white, brown, black, yellow and a bit of dark brown. I used black on the pieces hidden from sight, you can use another color if you prefer.
I consider it to be medium sized, having a height of 29.7cm (31 stacked bricks), being 15.2cm wide (19 studs), and 12cm long (15 studs). It’s at a scale that allowed me to implement all necessary details to make it easily recognizable.
The digital instructions were made with studio and rendered at 4x, and they consist of 44 steps. The build is somewhat easy overall.