You've got to admit that this is utterly unbelievable to witness, with the stacks of grey bricks housing a spinning Gran Turismo disc. The PlayStation itself was found in a car boot sale where bonkersbarman bought it for only £1 (a shocker, that is). They saw that it wasn't in brilliant condition, so it needed a good clean before they switched it on. Plus, when they lifted the panel off of the internal components, it turned out that the PlayStation had been chipped. To the uninitiated, that's the small green board inside the console that lets the user circumnavigate DRM protections. As a result, you're able to play games that weren't released in your region, like Rakugaki Showtime and Kahen Soukou Gunbike that were only available in Japan.
There were some belters on the PlayStation, weren't there? The sweetest thing about Astro's Playroom on the PlayStation 5 is that throughout its levels, it pays tribute to the games that made the consoles in mini Easter eggs. Check them out below.
What a steal for only £1. Once the components had been given some TLC and stripped from the original console, bonkersbarman cracked on with the outer shell of the PlayStation which would be made of Lego. Even the "on" switch depresses to act as an actual button, and the power cable is kept securely in place with bricks on either side. At the moment, the project has no panel on top so the disc and wiring is exposed - not ideal, but they're working on it. Right now, it's quite cool to see how it all works and it's brilliant that classics from years gone by haven't gone to the tip. Plus, it'd be a statement piece to have propped up on the shelves while you weren't using it.
Lego itself isn't one to be outdone when it comes to retro sets. Last year, it unveiled the Nintendo Entertainment System set which was an almost life-sized iteration of the iconic home console. And if we're talking really retro, the biggest Lego set ever is The Colosseum from Rome which aims to replicate the real process of how this wonder of the world was constructed.
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