Steven Beck from Manchester created a surprise for his gaming-obsessed son by making a gigantic Nintendo Switch in his bedroom.
The devoted father realized that his 7-year-old son’s room could use a bit of transformation so he decided to create something that his son would really love.
Using only plastic and some plywood, the loving dad managed to mount gigantic games consoles onto the wall and it looks super realistic.
What makes his creation even better is that the two sides of the huge Switch give enough space for some items, making the design also practical.
“Jesse is on his Switch all the time, he loves it,” Steven said. “I’d already planned to do his bedroom up and I was able to get a lot of the materials from work.”
Nintendo Switch is a console that can be used as a handheld device or be connected into the television.
“Just copying his actual Switch, I was able to use plywood to create shelves, so inside the structure, he could store the game discs and devices,” Steven added.
“The only things I really had to buy was the plastic and paint, and the vinyl letters for the buttons.”
Speaking about his son’s reaction, he said: “When he saw it, I think he was a bit overwhelmed, he was so chuffed with it.
“Yet when he heard others were asking me to make them one, he begged me, ‘Daddy, let me just have this one!’ He loved it so much.”
Steven said that he only spent around £71 for the entire work. The sides are made out of plywood and there is vinyl stickers and plastic sheeting to make the buttons look realistic. For additional authenticity, the buttons are also rubber sealed.
“It only took me a day and a half, over the weekend, whilst Jesse was at his mum’s, and that was mainly to accommodate drying,” he shared.
“I certainly didn’t expect it to go viral, but there’s over 2.5k likes and 5k shares – I’ve even had people sharing it to groups, passing it off as their work!”
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