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‘Legend Of Zelda’ Map Recreated By Fan Using Over 25,000 LEGO Bricks

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‘Legend Of Zelda’ Map Recreated By Fan Using Over 25,000 LEGO Bricks

You know what’s cool? LEGO. You know what’s even cooler? The Legend of Zelda. One could probably jump to the conclusion from these claims that if you were to combine the two things, you’d be left with something that is very cool. And you’d be right.

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One very talented Zelda fan, Ian Roosma, has managed to recreate the entire map from the original NES game, completely in 3D, using only LEGO pieces. And a lot of LEGO pieces, at that - over 25,000 of them, to be exact. 

Before we go on, be sure to check out our top five moments in Zelda games below.

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In a video uploaded to Roosma’s YouTube channel, you can check out a full walkthrough of the map, put together just like the game itself, and it’s super impressive. No detail has been spared, either - there are a whopping 2779 individual trees, and exactly 493 enemies populating LEGO Hyrule. 

Users in the YouTube comments have been pouring out their support: “This is an incredible labor of love. It was so fun to watch the entire walkthrough in LEGO form. Thanks for sharing!” wrote Princessetch. “I'm waiting for someone to re-skin the game with this so we can all play it for real!” wrote Andrew Smith.

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So, why? Speaking to Kotaku, Roosma explained that The Legend of Zelda was one of the first games he ever played, and so it understandably holds an important place in his heart: “Zelda on the NES is particularly nostalgic for me because it was the beginning of open-world games for me. The developer just drops the player off somewhere and you decide where you want to go and what you want to do, it’s the best type of game,” he said.

The project, from the designing stages all the way through to the building, took a total of four months to complete, so it's been no small feat. But I think we can all agree it was worth it - the final product sits pretty at around 30 inches tall and 86 inches wide, and is now mounted proudly on Roosma’s wall, as it should be.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo, Ian Roosma via YouTube

Topics: The Legend Of Zelda, Nintendo, Lego

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