Some of the best ideas are born in bars, at least that’s how it seemed to work out for Ben Allen and his friends. Allen, a British engineering student, created the world’s largest NES controller and showcased it at London’s Liverpool Street station to kick off the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition.
The controller measures 144.1 in. x 62.6 in. x 20.1 in., 30 times the size of an actual controller, and weighs 252 pounds. Visitors to the event tested out the controller, which requires two people to play games. Allen and his buds worked on the controller for five months and spent about $6,000 in parts, but say it was a “labor of love” and a “rush to know we’ve made history.”
Ok now that this has happened, can we please see a humongous N64 controller? I’m dying to know how many people it takes to work that.
Credit: Guinness World Records