The world's largest video game controller, 30 times the size of a standard joypad, was unveiled today as one of the wackier winners in the new Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. The fully working device, which is an oversized replica of the pads on Nintendo's iconic NES console, was on display at Liverpool St Station, London. If you wanted to use it like a standard handheld pad, you would need to be 51m (167ft) tall – the same height as London landmark Nelson’s Column. The device, created by British Engineering student Ben Allen, is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer Edition. British engineering student Ben Allen, 23, was one of the three who built the device as apart of a university project. Mr Allen said: 'This is really a labour of love. We’re passionate about gaming and wanted to honour its most iconic device; the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) joypad. 'We put our heads together in the pub and decided to create this absurdly large working version. It’s such a rush to know we’ve made history and are being included in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.' The joypad, which measures 366cm x 159cm x 51cm (12ft x 5ft 3in in x 1ft 8in), and weighs an estimated 265 pounds (18 stone), took five months and £4,000 to build. Such is the size of the controller that it requires at least two gamers to press the buttons - or jump on them. Source What peculiar news. However, it's offbeat, which is why I thought it'd be nice.