Stand by me

It’s been a few weeks and I’ve tried to stay sane whilst now working from home and keeping my mind active during the COVID-19 lock down. As well as trying to get some sleep, playing 8-bit video games has helped. Even though I don’t own an Xbox 360 anymore, I did buy an Xbox 360 Controller a few years ago for game development on the PC. And so, a stand came to mind!

The design itself is very simplistic and uses classic LEGO and a couple of slope bricks. I chose red as the main colour and also because I had everything I need from this colour alone.

One of the main reasons of building the stand was because the Xbox 360 Controller used to be on top of my LEGO storage drawer solution by VonHaus and now the following space and area has taken it’s place …

The space is now dominated by a simply marvellous blue Commodore 64 system board LED acrylic lamp that I purchased from eBay and at each side it has LEGO creations that I designed and are suited to the theme also.

Something tells me that I have quite an obsession with Commodore? Well it was the first brand of computer that I was ever fully introduced to and bought by my father at the time and the Commodore 64 was were it all began. Deep down now, many years later, l pretty much love all 8-bit and 16-bit home computers. To me, the consoles of the day didn’t and still don’t interest me that much, I liked to do creative projects, like coding and drawing.

The above photo shows the original Commodore 64 setup I had back the late 1980’s, 1988/89 I think. Sadly, I don’t own any of the original hardware from this time. I moved onto the Commodore Amiga 500 afterwards, but always reminisce with fond memories.

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