Late Sunday night, after a devastating and all-too-familiar Green Bay Packers loss in the NFC Championship Game, I completed a goofy project I had started the previous week: a Nintendo Switch virtual pinball cabinet/controller made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Why? WHY NOT. Also: WHY, PACKERS, WHY!?

HERE’S THE LEFT FLIPPER BUTTON:

HERE’S THE RIGHT FLIPPER BUTTON UGH I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE WE LOST:

HERE’S THE WHOLE THING INCLUDING THE BACKGLASS WHICH IS JUST A STATIC PICTURE ON A PHONE GOD I HATE TOM BRADY:

HERE’S A VIDEO WHERE I EXPLAIN EVERYTHING CAN YOU BELIEVE WE INTERCEPTED THE BALL 76 TIMES AND WE STILL CAME UP WITH NOTHING AND OF COURSE IT ALL ENDED WITH A FLAG AND GEE WHIZ AT LEAST WE GOT THAT FIELD GOLD THANKS LAFLEUR:

HERE’S MY PACKERS THREAD FROM SUNDAY THAT PRETTY MUCH COVERS THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER WE ALL WENT THROUGH SORRY FOR THE CAPS YEP THE BILLS LOST TOO UGH:

Thanks to my brother-in-law for all the LEGO bricks. Virtual pinball on the Switch (Pinball FX3, to be exact) is a lot of fun.

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