I think it’s safe to call The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild one of my favorite games ever. I’ve been playing it since it came out in March 2017. I completed it on Wii U, but just kept playing even after restoring peace to Hyrule, and for Fathers Day last month I received a Switch, with a new copy of BotW, and promptly started playing all over again. So this sculpture of Link and a trusty steed by vincentkiew immediately had my attention, and now that I’m done writing all this I think I’ll hop on the game a few minutes before it’s time to hop in the shower.
Builder Mike Dung is back with another stunning video game character. This time it’s Jeanne d'Arc Alter from the Japanese game Fate Grand Order. And this is the part where I say I haven’t played it, and have no idea who this is, like I always do. I don’t care, she’s gorgeous and that flag is pretty awesome too. It looks like the product of a graphic run through a mosaic program, but the results were then broken into slats and hinged. the results are an eye catching and unique feature.
Once again I’m showcasing a MOC from a video game I’ve never played. Does this mean there are way too many games out there, or does it mean I don’t play many games? Probably both, but I’m cool with that, I’d rather be making something than playing with someone else’s creation. Or better yet, like builder LEGO 7 here, building something inspired by someone else’s creation, like the colorful and charismatic crew from Splatoon.
The moment I saw this lovely sculpture by builder Julius von Brunk I immediately heard Saria’s Theme in my head (and had an overwhelming desire to play an ocarina, weird huh?). Yes, it’s Saria, from one of the greatest games of all time The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time. Julius also created this great video breaking down her somewhat unusual construction.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of my all time favorite games. It’s been over two years since it came out and I’m still playing it on occasion and I still have things to do. While it was a pretty drastic departure from other Zelda games, the spirit was the same, and I really can’t get enough of it. One of the biggest differences is the lack of dungeons and introduction of the Devine Beasts (which, let’s face it, were pretty much dungeons). Each one was unique and they’re represented here in fine form by builder speedyhead. This makes me want to break out the controller right now!
I’ve never played Xenoblade Chronicles 2, so I didn’t recognize this character at first, but a quick google search revealed just how faithful a representation of Poppi ⍺ by builder Bodhi Poharu this is. And while she may be frustratingly fragile, the effort to build and photograph her was totally worth it.