Video game characters made out of soda cans

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Japanese artist Makaon has a knack for turning unusual items into stunning 3D art.Most recently, Makaon has been using soda and beer cans to make models of popular video game and cartoon characters. 

Besides Mario, Makaon also made a fantastic Pikachu and a whole family of first generation Pokémon. None of the figures are for sale, but you can check out the full gallery here.

Just imagine the kind of work that goes into precisely cutting and molding aluminum cans. The Mario pictured above has at least four different products, and if the blue is the Japanese beer Asahi Blue Label, those cans feel indestructible compared to an American beer or soda container. 

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