What is better than roaming the Fallout 4 wasteland? Roaming the Fallout 4 wasteland with a handy Do-it-yourself (DIY) out-of-game Pip-Boy device.
Even before Fallout 4 released in November, it was one of the most anticipated games of the year, pushing tons of Fallout 4 merchandise out to the market. One of the most-demanded Fallout 4 products that came to life was the real life Pip-Boy, a companion device that will work well when playing Fallout 4 on your console. And as good as this commodity sounds for die-hard Fallout 4 fans out there, it also ran out pretty fast from the Bethesda online store days into its announcement.
The “super” limited edition Pip-boy device that was available on the Bethesda online store reads the following.
“This wearable device faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with RobCo Industries stand, custom-printed capsule, adjustable foam cuff, rotating knobs and lights. Designed to accommodate a variety of smartphone devices* with customizable foam inserts, the Pip-Boy is the ultimate accessory for the official Pip-Boy companion mobile app that allows players to manage their in-game inventory, perks, holotapes, and more.”
This means that the limited edition Pip-Boy from Bethesda is actually an In Real Life (IRL) Pip-Boy that you can use when playing Fallout 4. By putting your smartphone which has the Fallout 4 companion app onto the Pip-Boy, you will be able to use the Pip-Boy the same way use a Pip-Boy in game. Pretty cool, right? This is the reason, of course, why it ran out fast.
Knowing Fallout 4 fans, it was bound to happen. This is why a lot of people took matters into their own hands and made their own Pip-Boys for their Fallout 4 use. The amazing thing, though, is that we found two people who actually succeeded in creating their own Fallout 4 Pip-Boys that housed their smartphones really well and fit their arms really good–and the catch is, they used Lego to build their Pip-Boys.
A Lego fanatic and avid Fallout 4 gamer, Simon Liu was able to make a legendary PIP-Boy 3000 based on the real Pip-boy 3000 from the Fallout series. Po Wilsting the final product on his Flickr page, Simon was able to create a futuristic and Star Wars-worthy Pip-Boy using Lego blocks and pieces.
Looking at the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy design by Liu, do you think you’ll be able to make one of those yourself?
Moving forward, another Lego and Fallout 4 fan, Dave Love, did his own version of the Pip-boy, too. Based on the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV model in Fallout 4, Dave Love’s Fallout 4 Pip-Boy is a little more rustic than Liu’s and took quite a couple of redoing before arriving at the final product he posted on Instagram. Talking to CNet, Love shares that he was able to unearth an old box of Legos from his childhood recently and that pushed him to try making his own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy, since no one else is selling theirs for a decent price anytime soon. He adds that it took him about 10-12 hours before he was finally happy with his work.
A couple of people did recognize Love’s work and someone already reached out to him via Instagram, where he posted the picture, asking for a DIY tutorial in making the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy. His response is the following.
“#Fallout4 #Lego #pipboy 3000 MKlV that I built. I almost have more hours into this than the actual game! As of right now, Instagram is all I have.. But whenever I get around to it, I’ll be posting the link on here!”
Fallout 4 continues to stay on gaming charts and more DLCs are reported to be on the way.