I'm going to preface this by saying that I've never actually cleaned a pipe with pipe cleaners. As a small child Last week, however, I did manage to spell my name with them, with each letter corresponding to one pipe cleaner. Unfortunately, I found the H to be fairly difficult.
With that in mind, it's no surprise that nobody put me in charge of the "Really Cool 3-D Video Game Pipe Cleaner Sculpture" department. Someone over at HumorMe has, thankfully, filled that spot.
Useless personal anecdotes aside, these are really cool. As a huge 16-bit Sonic fan, I'm also glad to find Knuckles (one of the coolest characters ever) and Tails (a pedophile) in there. Conversely, it's too bad that Link looks like a burn victim, y'know, without a face or fingers. The obvious choice for a pipe cleaner structure would have been Mario, but what can you do?
Hit the gallery for Kirby, Knuckles, Tails, MetaKnight, and Link in their all of their fuzzy, 3-D glory.