If fans are going to consider Destiny 2 as one of the best shooter games of 2017, then it stands to reason that newcomers to the sequel of Bungie’s 2014 release not only will encounter top-notch shooting mechanics, but also a plethora of cool-looking guns. Of course, some of the most beautifully designed firearms aren’t necessarily the most effective in combat, which brings to mind the Exotic weapon known as D.A.R.C.I. Speaking of the sniper rifle, one fan recently decided to take it upon themselves to build a full-scale replica of D.A.R.C.I. by using nothing but LEGO pieces.
As seen in the video below, the Guardian and YouTuber known as Nick Brick’s life-sized LEGO build of D.A.R.C.I. is both accurate in style and surprisingly realistic, as it has a scope that lights up, a trigger that moves, charging handle slides, and a completely removable magazine. Plus, the Destiny 2 rifle is an absolute beast to wield, for according to the replica’s creator, the gun is 43 inches long and weighs in at 9 pounds.
While Nick Brick’s work on the LEGO version of D.A.R.C.I. is undeniably outstanding, this is far from the first instance of fans using Destiny as inspiration to make real-world models of in-game items. For instance, one Guardian created a life-size replica of the Raze-Lighter, the Exotic solar sword added to the first game with The Taken King expansion, while another crafted a Thorn pistol replica that actually fires.
Taking all of this into consideration, Nick Brick and the slew of Guardians who spend their spare time building physical representations of the guns in Destiny 1 and 2 are a testament to the immense popularity of the series. However, a lot of players’ opinions of the sequel have been relatively lukewarm as of late due to the myriad controversies involving Bungie’s management of the title following its launch in September of last year. Hopefully, though, fans will get some good news with Bungie’s first official blog post of 2018 and finally find out what Community Manager David “DeeJ” Dague meant when he said, “We have a lot to talk about in 2018.”
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.