At this point in time, a working video game console built using something other than the usual shell it exists within isn't terribly surprising, but it is still delightful to see something like, for example, a working original PlayStation console built using LEGO bricks for the case. Over on Tiktok, PlayStation fan Anthony John Clarke has built exactly that with several in-progress videos showing how the LEGO PlayStation came into existence. And based on the most recent videos, Clarke isn't quite done yet.
Based on the various Tiktok videos, Clarke's journey started with picking up a cheap, extremely dirty PS1 that wasn't quite working right. They then took it apart to clean and fix it, confirming that it was in working order by the end of the first video. Clarke then took things a step further by placing the internals within a LEGO construction that included functioning buttons only to then show off a largely complete LEGO case, though not in the final colors that Clarke intends. You can check out the build below:
As of right now, the LEGO PlayStation being built by Clarke does not yet appear to be completely constructed, though it functions. As for the other PlayStation consoles, the PlayStation 5 is now available with the version containing a disc drive running $499 while the all-digital console costs $399 -- if you can find either of them in stock. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the PlayStation 5 right here.
What do you think of the LEGO PlayStation build? Is this the sort of thing you could see yourself trying to do? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!