One User Creates A Lego Machine That Will Play ‘Animal Crossing’ For Him

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Per recent news, one “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” player who’s also an amateur engineer is having trouble catching an elusive fish in the game due to the tricky A button so he decided to create something that could help him and the result is a Lego creation for ages.

Amateur Engineer Makes Lego Creation That Can “Play” A Video Game

If you’ve given in to gaming bug and decided to play Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” while waiting for the pandemic to pass, then you probably know that it has a sort-of problem with the A button. For one thing, you have to hit the thing the “right” way, and a lot, since it’s the button you use to advance the game’s dialogue. For many, this is a small inconvenience that you can get used to if you play all the time, but Reddit user Ra7vaNno5 (yes, we wished he has a username that’s easier to read) isn’t having any of it.

And so instead of getting frustrated or risking a stress injury, he decided to take out the old Lego shoebox and made a new creation for ages. He made a mechanized contraption out of the toy bricks, one that can automatically craft fish bait for him.

The design is a lot straightforward, featuring a piston that would press the A button for him and a harness to keep the Nintendo Switch in place. Nevertheless, it’s still a feat of engineering and shows what creativity and boredom can achieve together.

As a game, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has you fishing a lot of the time, oftentimes using different sorts of bait made from clams you dug up along the shore. While simple in paper, the game makes the entire process tedious and very repetitive, prompting Ra7vaNno5 to create the Lego contraption.

According to him, the machine is made to catch an elusive fish called the Mahi-mahi, which is actually one of the more sought-out fishes in the entire game. Thankfully, the contraption worked since the creator was able to reel it in shortly after the Lego machine was made.

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the Switch’s bestselling game to date and has been considered as an ideal game for relaxation and socialization amid the COVID-19 quarantine.

Pile of Lego faces A pile of Lego faces. Sunny Ripert, CC BY-SA 2.0

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