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What if the classic Legend of Zelda games changed the playing field? Imagine a version where Zelda is the protagonist, and she has to rescue Prince Link. Frankly, it seems like this should be a project that already exists. It’s not though, so author Aaron Diaz imagined a game – Clockwork Empire – with Zelda as the heroine. His description:

Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

The designs paired with the story have me convinced. I’d buy this game in a second.

See more concepts for the game after the break.

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Hobbit Hole litter box

Does your feline have discerning taste and enjoy second breakfasts? If so, you need to upgrade the litter box to a Hobbit Hole. It’s not a real product yet, but it wouldn’t be the only Hobbit structure made for animals – remember these chicken coops?

IF Industries posted the design, and I imagine that the mossy roof would come right off so you could get in to scoop. You could probably use real grass and moss on the entire structure, too. Your cat will be in heaven. If the meowing starts to sound like “my preciousss” though, it’s a good idea to leave the house immediately.

(IF Industries via Geekologie)

The Dark Knight Rises Concept Art

I’m sure you’ve seen The Dark Knight Rises by now. Remember that scene where Batman finally faced off with Bane? He took a huge beating from the masked villain, who was stronger, fitter, and hungrier for blood and victory. Bane beat Batman to a pulp and eventually ripped the mask off of Bruce Wayne’s face. As he walked away, he dropped Batman’s broken mask for all in the sewers to see.

That scene is the inspiration for this concept Blu-ray collectors edition packaging. If the powers that be decide to do something like this, I’m totally going to get one. (Even if they didn’t, I’ll probably still get a copy. But, you get the idea.)

(via Comic Book Movie)

It actually seems like a reasonable idea to me that Batman would want a race car. I know he doesn’t have hobbies, but I can still picture him enjoying the thrill of flying around a race track. To that end, KnightVision3D designed a F1 Batmobile race car. It’s pure sexiness.

Here’s what the artist has to say about his concept:

This is what I have come up with, an Amalgamation of F1 inspiration, Tumbler technology and two Jet Turbines. Ignoring the rules of fixed aerodynamics, I have added hydraulic flaps and allowed the air collected above the cockpit to be funneled around the turbine exhaust and out under the rear diffuser.

The models were created with 3DS Max 2013, Rendered Mental Ray with Photometric Lights, Ambient Occlusion and Zdepth Passes and Photoshop editing.

Check out more renderings after the break.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is known for its amazing visuals; they are sweeping and make you feel like you’re in Westeros and the lands across the Narrow Sea. Those designs started as pieces of concept art. Artist Kimberley Pope has worked on both seasons of the series, and she’s posted several designs on her website (beware some spoilers for season 2 in King’s Landing).

If you’re a fan of the series, you should take a look. You’ll recognize scenes from the series, and the art will instantly transport you into George R.R. Martin’s world. I hope these get released one day in a giant book.

View more designs after the break.

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Bang Bang Gun Doorknob

Nikita Kovalev created this concept “Bang Bang” doorknob for those who love firepower and hate boring household accessories. Although there doesn’t seem to be many details about the design, there are a few additional photos. Hit the jump to check them out.

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There’s practically a different Monopoly theme for every day of the month. Apparently, there isn’t a Mass Effect edition though. DeviantArt user TommyFilth decided to rectify this problem and design a custom board and game pieces. I approve of the level of dedication.

Check out a gallery with more pieces after the break.

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Push bikes (or balance bikes) are a great way for kids to learn, but this custom Light Cycle version from Trek designer Ryan Callahan is clearly too cool for preschool. The only problem is that it’s a one-off concept bike created for a recent TrekWorld trade show.

However, we’re still holding out hope that your kid could be derezzing other kids on the playground sometime in the near future.

(Bicycle Design via Wired)

It’s only a rubber strip with two holes, but for a kid with an imagination, it will turn any old tree branch into a swashbuckling sword. Sadly, it’s only a concept at the moment—but it’s something you could easily make at home. And while you’re at it, make a lightsaber version as well.

(Naama Agassi via The Fancy via OhGizmo)

I would suspect that this iBlackboard iPhone case will remain a concept for obvious reasons. Although, I find it odd that the designers would go right to a chalk blackboard and not the more logical dry erase board. The latter probably wouldn’t work either, but at least you reduce the chances of destroying your phone.

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