NAME: Giant LEGO NES Controller
AUTHOR: LEGO enthusiast and graphic multimedia artist “Baron” Julius von Brunk.
DESCRIPTION: This first amazing fact about this gigantic replica of the Nintendo controller is that is is entirely made of LEGO. The second thing is that it is completely functional! The buttons are wired to the circuitry board of an original NES controller so any games from the old console can be played with the huge LEGO controller. The board is alo connected to a USB converter in order to play Nintendo games on PC emulators. It took the Baron 6 months of intermittent work to complete this project. Head over to Julius’ blog for the detailed story of how the controller was made.
AMUSEMENT RATE: Go big or go home should be Julius von Brunk motto. Gigantic versions of the NES controller have been made in the past, but never using the popular construction game. LEGO, Nintendo, retro games and consoles, oversized objects: this project brings together so many of a geek’s favorite things that you’d better be ready to have a virtual orgasm. It is not the most practical controller to play with but it is definitely an impressive feat.