Man Uses LEGO To Cheat At Skyrim

In a similar fashion to that used last month in Gears of War 3, an enterprising Skyrim player has built a LEGO rig which lets him max out his stats the easy way.

You can see once he pans the camera around (and shushes his missus) that the elaborate setup is there just to exert pressure on the bumper so that his restoration skill can, ever so slowly, be maxed out without him having to lift a finger.

LEGO does all the work while man gets the benefits? Forget Skynet. This is the kind of stuff that will get the machines rising up to kill us all. A simple lack of credit where credit's due.

Leveling up in Gears of War 3 & Skyrim with LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots [Brothers Brick]


    Sigh. Why not actually play the game as it's meant to be played? I don't understand these 'get stat boosts quick' schemes. I've been playing a lot of Skyrim lately, and although I occassionally die, the game isn't overly difficult, and levelling up happens all the time. Honestly, the effort it took this guy to make his contraption could've been better spent by just enjoying the game as it's meant to be enjoyed.

      I'd say in this case they just wanted an excuse to make a lego contraption.

        I'll agree to that, I reckon it's genius. Let them have their fun then they'll go play Skyrim properly later :P

        Because this is is how HE wants to play it. Why can't he, what are you... a commy?

      Games are meant to be enjoyed, if this guy had fun building this then has fun having a maxed out spell, who're you to say that's wrong?
      I used to always use cheat codes in GTA so I could focus on the running around blowing things up, are you going to tell me I too have fun in the wrong way?

        "so I could focus on the running around blowing things up, are you going to tell me I too have fun in the wrong way?"


        That's different though. This guy is doing something that will make everything in the game easier for himself. Unless of course you used those same cheats to blast through all the missions.

      There are min-maxers in every game. If you want to play casually, then go ahead.

    All these 'play the game as it's meant to be played' posts are getting boring. Let other people have fun with it in their own ways.

    I know everyone has fun in their own ways but this stuff, to me it's weird. Do people do this to justify that they're exploiting? As in they see it as putting in just as much effort as doing it legitimately? I guess I'm seeing at as like buying a book or renting a movie only to go online and search for a one paragraph layout of the story so you don't have to watch it.

      They don't need to justify anything. You buy a video game to have fun. doing this is fun for the guy then his purchase has been worthwhile. It really is that simple, sure you might play video games for the accomplishment (I know I do that sometimes), but they're ultimate purpose is to entertain, if people play games for a different reason to you they aren't 'doing it wrong.' They might see the way you play games equally as weird.

      I have a friend who wondered why I put myself through the effort of the ninja gaiden series, he couldn't understand why I'd do something that was 'just annoying not fun', completely missing the point that I can HAVE FUN by working at something challenging, however I completely understand that he has fun in different ways, he doesn't need to justify it.

        Well put!

        I'm not saying they need to justify anything. That was merely a question I posed. At no point would my wording even construe that they needed to justify it.

        All I'm saying is that, for me personally, the mindset of going out of one's way to exploit/cheat in a game with such a long-winded method when the simpler path of cheat codes/hacks/whatever achieves the same result confounds me. Either way you're cheating but you're doing so in a roundabout way. Hence why I posed the question of whether or not people do it to justify the fact they're cheating.

          I'm not 100% sure on this because I don't play these games on PS3 but I think its a lot harder to cheat on a PS3 than it is on a PC.

          Or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about and you can use the console on PS3s these days.

            Downloading something and sticking a USB into your console (correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume that is roughly the method one would use to cheat with a console) is still easier than pulling out your lego and making a precise fitting button pusher that works at the exact interval you need it to. :)

          The "achievement" here is not that he's cheating, because obviously there's easier ways to cheat. Some people enjoy building contraptions just for the sake of building contraptions. For this guy, the fact that this particular device lets him level up his character in Skyrim is probably secondary to the fact that he's managed to build a neat contraption in the first place.

          Who knows? He probably left it running for a few hours to make sure it worked properly, then pulled it all apart to build something else.

    Props to this guy for making the contraption, now if he can do one to get 100% on Through the Fire and Flames on expert on GH3 then i'll be mega impressed


Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now