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Large-Scale LEGO Replica of NES Controller


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 24 2013 - 10:24 PM

Video games and LEGO...the stuff of childhood, for some, at least, and certainly for graphic designer and LEGO fan Julius A. Brunk. In the interest of combining these two passions, Brunk has successfully constructed a functional, large-scale LEGO replica of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller. It certainly isn't the first giant NES controller that's been constructed, but it is the first to be made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The project took several months and several thousand bricks to complete and is compatible with NES games played on ROM. For a full article on this creation, along with a gallery of photos and video of the controller in action, click here!http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5932]View the full article[/url]
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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 12:05 AM

Now that's an amazing feat. I wish I could build something like that in the future. But what really amazes me, is that it actually works.


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 07:28 AM

[color=#990000;]Wow, fantastic. We've got an NES at home and three games, and I'd love to try this. :P I can imagine constantly hitting on those studs is going to hurt, though. :PLove the music in the background, by the way. :D[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]
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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 10:44 AM

Yep, those studs would hurt clearly if you're playing a racing game and wants to go faster than the game allows you and you push that botton way too hard. :)


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 06:39 PM

Ahh... Lego. What can't you do? I like how it actually works with the NES games.
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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 08:38 PM

That's awesome! He should sell those. I'd buy one! :D


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 09:54 PM

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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 10:42 AM

That is the biggest video game controller I've ever seen, and that's what makes it awesome. If I had a NES, I would definitely use this as a controller if I owned it.


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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 11:46 AM

Pretty cool how he got it to work. Really, this kind of thing wouldn't be too hard, since he was doing it with a NES emulator. All it requires is to wire it as a keyboard and  that has a driver that would work with the computer. And since it is done with an emulator, technically he could run different platforms besides NES.


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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 06:24 PM

Pretty cool how he got it to work. Really, this kind of thing wouldn't be too hard, since he was doing it with a NES emulator. All it requires is to wire it as a keyboard and  that has a driver that would work with the computer. And since it is done with an emulator, technically he could run different platforms besides NES.

Of course, those platforms would have to have only as many control inputs as the NES itself. Which is really just four directional controls and four other buttons. It makes me wonder if one could build a more complex controller, perhaps one with at least one analog stick. But it certainly would be a lot harder than the rectangular NES controller.


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