Since Xbox revealed the Xbox Series X fridge back in 2020, many Xbox fans have speculated on if Microsoft could've gone all the way in making a playable Xbox Series X the same size as the fridge. One YouTube content creator has done exactly that as they've built a massive playable Xbox Series X console that has been donated to the YMCA Youth and Teen Development Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
YouTuber Michael Pick posted a video of his creation of a giant playable Xbox Series X console on June 20, complete with instructions on how a dedicated Xbox fan could do the same at home. Part of the inspiration for Michael Pick's DIY project was the Xbox Series X fridge that Xbox gave away during a contest around the launch of the new-gen console, which he noticed some missing details in. Since then, Xbox fans could purchase their own Xbox mini-fridge, but Michael Pick wasn't content to stop there.
Because Michael Pick's Xbox Series X creation stands at six and a half feet, the giant frame comfortably houses an actual Xbox Series X console inside an easily opened drawer in the back of the unit. A 3D printed bracket holds the Xbox Series X console in place while strategically placed servo motors on the frame send input signals from the extra-large Xbox Series X to the smaller console inside, making it respond to any commands as a normal Xbox would. This means that the power button to the giant Xbox powers the console inside like an arcade machine, while the Xbox Series X disc drive functions as it should by accepting inserted discs and promptly shooting them out once the eject button is pressed.
Going above creating flat vents near the top of their massive Xbox Series X, Michael Pick has 3D printed special vents for the top that are curved like on the actual Xbox Series X console. Lamenting that the Xbox mini-fridge and its big counterpart lacked proper inputs, Michael Pick also accurately designed and 3D printed giant USB, HDMI, and LAN ports that fit into corresponding slots on the rear of their customized unit that match where they would be on an Xbox Series X. The power button used by Michael Pick was made in a way to keep it transparent so that light can shine through once the giant Xbox is turned on, with a white hue under the Xbox symbol and green light emitting from the top of the tall creation.
Although many YouTube viewers responding to Michael Pick's playable enormous Xbox Series X applauded the functionality of the machine, others celebrated its arrival at the Atlanta YMCA. Michael Pick received a Guinness World Record for the world's largest Xbox console in creating this working Xbox Series X, something many of the comments express enthusiasm for. A few YouTube viewers were also quick to point out that the Xbox fridge may have disappointed Michael Pick when it didn't work like an Xbox, but Xbox may not have acknowledged the content creator if not for their playable 6.5-foot Xbox Series X.