The Legend of Zelda and LEGO come together in this wonderful model that faithfully recreates the map of the first game of the saga down to the smallest detail. Ian Roosma, its creator, decided to unite his two greatest hobbies to create this work of art that took him more than 4 months of work. As reported from Kotaku, Roosma considers himself a lifelong fan of the saga and has very good memories with him. The Legend of Zelda of NES for being one of his first video games. After some time thinking about it, the player decided to decorate one of the empty walls of his house with this striking map.
“I was looking for something that had personal meaning to me. Zelda on NES it’s particularly nostalgic because it was the beginning of open world gaming for me. The developer just leaves the player somewhere and you decide where you want to go and what you want to do, it’s the best type of game,” he explained to the aforementioned medium. One of the biggest challenges for the user was generating the sense of scale and depth, something he achieved by customizing the height of each of the trees or making the rivers somewhat lower than the ground. As we have highlighted at the beginning, Roosma dedicated more than four months to the design and construction of the map.
If we focus on the figures, Roosma points out that he used some 25,000 LEGO bricks to build the entire model, which has 493 enemies and 2779 trees; For trees, more than 1,400 green cylinders and 1,400 green cones were used. The map in its entirety measures 30 inches tall and 86 inches wide and in the video that we have attached you can see all its areas in detail. What could be Roosma’s next projects? At the moment, the creative has no plans for another model of this style, although he always tries to think of other projects.