This is a labor of love story. It's about a guy, an iconic game controller and a world record.
British engineering student Ben Allen (23) created a giant NES controller 30 times the size of a standard controller. It weighs in at a whopping 252 pounds and measures 144 in. x 62 in. x 20 in. That means he and another gamer have to play it by jumping on the buttons.
The idea and planning for the controller happened in his local pub.
Doesn't this story just keep getting better and better?
The giant NES controller was unveiled at London's Liverpool St. station to kick off the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers Edition. Commuters even got to kick off their shoes and give it a try, proving that if you build it they will come.
Allen, who studies at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands took five months to build the giant controller and spent about $6000 in the process.
That's all in a days work for a labor of love project like this!