We at Asylum are kids at heart. We just so happen to write smarmy pop-culture critiques and posts about hot women.

Our jaded hearts, however, have a soft spot for impressive LEGO creations. It takes a lot of hard work and no small amount of creativity to piece together colorful toy monoliths in celebration of everything from Star Wars to real-life Navy battleships.

So, when our geeky pals at Joystiq learned about Flickr user Encaja en Camon's LEGO recreations of famous video game characters, we couldn't help but spread the word. Check out some of their favorites. (Via Joystiq)