A video game fan paid tribute to the first The Legend of Zelda when building the Hyrule map, included in the game manual, with thousands of Lego pieces.
The work in question belongs to Ian Roosma, a fan of The Legend of Zelda. To recreate the map of Hyrule, Rooosma used 25,000 Lego blocks.
In a video in which he shows his map, which he hung on one of the walls of his house as a decoration, he details that it included 493 enemies and placed 2,779 trees. He even jokes with the emblematic phrase at the beginning of the game in which an old man gives you the sword (“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this”), although with the orange piece that is used to remove blocks.
The entire map measures 30.2 inches wide by 85.7 inches long (about 76 centimeters wide by almost 2.2 meters long).
The Legend of Zelda It is one of the most influential video games of all time, as it not only marked game designers, but also gamers who found in the first map of Hyrule the ideal place to spend hours of fun exploring the dungeons of the first Zelda. Roosma was one of those gamers who was marked by this title.
The medium Gizmodo contacted Roosma to learn a little more about his map and his love of The Legend of Zelda. His answer was practically the same as that outlined by the now series producer, Eiji Aonuma, and which served as the basis for the fantastic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which, by the way, could release its long-awaited sequel at the end of 2022.
“I get a particular nostalgia with the Zelda of the NES because for me it was the beginning with open world games. The developer just dropped the player off at one point and you decided where you wanted to go and what to do; It’s the best kind of game.” Roosma told Gizmodo.