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NicoNico user “A” has an incredible amount of patience. The builder took the word “miniature” to the extreme by making small dioramas of Pokémon Red’s Pallet Town, Super Mario 64’s Bob-omb Battefield, and Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule. How small you ask? They fit on a coin the size of a quarter. Seriously. I can’t imagine the precision required to make these dioramas look so great.

See more photos and a video of the Hyrule diorama after the break.

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Link and Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series are already animated in the games, but they don’t look like this. Illustrator Cassio Yoshiyaki’s style is similar to what you’d see in a DreamWorks animated film. Her renderings of the characters are beautiful, and these versions of Link and Zelda would look right at home riding dragons next to Hiccup.

See the Zelda illustration after the break.

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Prop master Eric Hart built a Legend of Zelda sword for some adorable kids putting on a musical. The original was just a stage prop, but it inspired him to make something that looked even more like the real deal. It took him five months to build the finished product and the result is incredible. It’s about as real as it gets unless you cast a metal version that’s also considerably more deadly.

See video of the musical and the sword-making process after the break.

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Robin Williams was an avid gamer and fans want to acknowledge him through the games he loved. There is already a petition to get him into World of Warcraft and now there’s one to get him into the next Legend of Zelda . As you probably know, he was such a fan of the series that he named his daughter Zelda. From Change.org:

So, in a day where there aren’t many words, what can we do? Well, there’s a new Zelda game on the horizon. A bold reinvention, a fresh new open world adventure for Wii U. I would like to suggest that when the game is localised to English, Nintendo of America and the Treehouse name one of the characters “Robin” in his memory.

He won’t get to play it, but he’ll live on forever in a universe he always loved.

In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo expressed its condolences to the Williams family, especially his daughter Zelda, but refused to comment on whether they’d put him into the game:

We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close.

We’ll all just have to wait and see if there’s a nod to Williams when the game is finally released.

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Yes, there is actually a female Link according to a recently released book titled Hyrule Warriors that shows her as a “previously unseen rejected character” named Linkle. The Japanese translations shed a little light on her origins and show that she’s not exactly an alternate to the male Link:

The art book explicitly states that the character was “devised as being sister-like” note that the text actually says… “imouto teki,” which means “little sister-like.”

This probably isn’t Link’s actual sister, but more of a sister-like character that could have appeared in the game had she made it past the concept stage.

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The Legend of Zelda version of Monopoly was announced back in April and now there are images of how the finished game will look. These pictures are of the GameStop exclusive, but you will be able to get it elsewhere minus a couple of bonuses including an Ocarina game token, six Power Cards, and a poster map.

You can make you way around the board as a Hylian Shield, Triforce, Boomerang, Hookshot or Bow no matter where you buy the game. Expect this in stores on September 15th.

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Hyrule is a big place and this beautiful wooden map will make sure that you never lose your way. Graphic designer Alex Griendling created this 24″ x 18″ map of Hyrule based on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64 along with input from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS. The level of detail is incredible, including a key for those who want to try their hand at learning Hylian as a second language. The map is currently sold out but you can sign up and be notified as soon as more are available for purchase.

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The Game of Thrones intro is a work of art. But what would it look like if the story was set in Hyrule? The Pixel Kingdom came up with a video that puts a fun, Zelda spin on the GoT intro.

Check it out in the video after the break…

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Love tiny things? Me too! Artist Cameron Garland is exceptionally skilled with both miniatures and papercraft, and he combined his talents to make itty bitty props from Legend of Zelda, Adventure Time, and Sailor Moon. From Link’s shield to the Sailor Scout lockets to Marceline’s axe guitar – he’s made a little bit of everything on a small scale. He displays his work in a shadowbox, and I wish they were all for sale.

Check out more of Garland’s paper miniatures after the break.

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Playing Legend of Zelda is fun, but how about going on a real life treasure hunt? Once in a while, Redditor evildeadite puts together a treasure chest full of Hyrule booty. The most recent box was filled with stained glass jewelry and Zelda art made from Perler beads. When the box is ready, evildeadite hides the treasure in the woods of Austin. He does it for kicks, and if you want to get a note with a location clue for the next box, you can just message him on Reddit.

See more pics of the loot after the break.

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