The finished Game Boy (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)Browsing through eBay, dad-of-three Wayne Mulholland came across the retro Nintendo Game Boy and he had a moment of inspiration.
He decided to create his own giant Game Boy, using his TV as a screen.
He completed the project in a few days and it cost him just £40 to make.
The 38-year-old diamond driller and concrete repairer, from Coventry, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk ‘I built this using 12mm MDF and an old brush handle, and the stand is made from some of the cuts of wood and a set of hinges I had in my shed.
Putting the frame together (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)
Adding the buttons (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)‘I built the Game Boy to cater for the size of the TV and painted it the colours of the original Game Boy using paint I already had in my shed.
‘I had to buy the purple paint, which are sample pots from B&Q costing around £1.50 each, and the timber to make the frame.
The finished Game Boy (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)
Propping it up at the back (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)‘To make the buttons, I used a small tin of paint, drew round it and cut them out.’
Two days later, they had the huge Game Boy and the family loves the finished result.
The buttons were created by drawing around a paint can and cutting them out (Picture: Wayne Mulholland)Wayne said: ‘I must say once it was finished with the TV and Xbox inside I was really happy with it.
‘My little boy absolutely loved it and I had to set it up for him in the living room so he could watch films and play on the Xbox.
Wayne has a few tips for anyone who wants to make something similar at home.
He added: ‘For people who would like to have a go at a project like this, I would suggest drawing up your ideas and getting the materials you need from a hardware store.
‘Places like B&Q will cut the wood to size for you, and for the buttons you can use templates!’