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Kjetil Nordin is a Norwegian computer programmer/skydiving champion/crochet master who spent 800 hours of his free time over the last six years crocheting this Super Mario Bros. 3 World 1 map.

He was especially careful to get exactly the right yarn colors to match the Super Mario All-Stars version of the game and, according to NRK, even scrapped one section when the shade of water looked too purple.

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We’ve previously featured a beautiful map of Hyrule from Alex Greindling but now he’s back with a version from Super Mario World. He laser-etched the Dinosaur Land map on a piece of maple ply that is 18.5″ wide and 14″ tall. It’s beautiful, but you’ll never be able to fold it and put it in your pocket.

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Explore a magical city paved with the names of video games in this map print by the Dorothy design studio. The fictional map design is loosely based on a section of Tokyo, and over 500 gaming titles are represented. They even incorporate some references to the history of gaming. Travel to Riot City, go to Combat School, and don’t forget to stop at Donkey Kong Circus. From the product page:

The map features districts dedicated to survival horror (Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Sweet Home), beat ‘em ups (Street fighter, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon) and Nintendo classics (Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Land, Luigi’s Mansion) as well as many geeky ‘in’ references to entertain the most hardcore (or the oldest) of gamers. An A-Z key at the base of the Map lists all the games featured along with their release date.

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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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Yes, Game of Thrones takes place in the fictional realm of Westeros, but this map imagines its most well known locations as though it took place in the United States. The cities chosen to represent those in Westeros aren’t random, but actually make a certain amount of sense.

Winterfell – Detroit
King’s Landing – Washington D.C.
Casterly Rock – Seattle
Highgarden – Las Vegas
The Wall – Canadian Border
Castle Black – Canadian Border
Dorne – Southern California
Harrenhal – Denver
Eyrie – Appalachia

I’m wondering, has this just turned all Canadians into Wildlings?

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Do you have a giant table you’re longing to cover with a map? Then this 4-foot by 3-foot fabric map of Westeros is for you. It’s the perfect tool for planning an invasion or keeping up with the location of various characters in Game of Thrones. Use solid resin markers that represent the Stark, Lannister, Frey, Karstark, Greyjoy, and Tyrell house sigils to plot their moves. Yes, the markers are big (up to 6 inches tall), but they’re life-size replicas of the ones seen in the television series. If you don’t feel like displaying the map all the time, you can store it in a hinged box.

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George R.R. Martin has created an incredibly detailed world for his stories and although that detail brings everything vividly to life, it also makes it all a bit confusing. Sometimes it would be nice to have a little visual aid to help in figuring out where everything happens in the books and on the show. To that end, superfan SerMountainGoat has created QuarterMaester to help. It’s the perfect companion to this geological map of Westeros we previously posted.

The interactive map is fantastically detailed and could easily have fans of Game of Thrones whiling away hours absorbing it all. It’s got typical map locations with cities, towns, and ports, but it’s also got character locations and links to the Game of Thrones wiki so you can get even more detail. If you’re worried about spoilers, no need, because you control just how far you dig into it all, so you can always stop when you get to the point where you’ve read or watched and then go no further.

(The A.V. Club via Nerdist)

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“Can you give me directions to the closest grocery store?”
“Yes, go one mile down Saruman, make a right on Palantir, and a left on Elrond.”

That’s a conversation you could actually have if you lived in Geldrop. The Dutch town has a population of 28,000 people and has street names that would be right at home in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. They’ve taken names from the Lord of the Rings as well as The Hobbit. You could live on Fangorn or even Thorin. It’s a fun idea, but I have to wonder how often street signs get stolen.

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Disney and Pixar’s animated films take place all over the world. You’re not the only one to wonder exactly where, either. DeviantArt user Eowyn Smith took the 44 Disney animated features and 13 Pixar animated features and pinned them to their stated or implied locations. The above map lays it all out. I love seeing how it breaks down, and I’m surprised to see how many films are in North America as compared to Europe. Smith breaks down the movies by continent in written form over at DA, and research like this makes my inner Disnerd smile.

Be sure to click the map to enlarge and see all the details.

(via Sploid)

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Pokémon X & Y is filled with all kinds of new pocket monsters for you to catch. You can get locations for most of them in the Pokédex, but this giant and detailed map is the better way to go. Redditor Bobdor put this helpful tool together and it gives you information on the locations of all the catchable Pokémon in the game. He’s included a section at the bottom to list the ones that are only available through Evolution of Friend Safari. It looks like there’s plenty to keep you busy for a while. Happy hunting!

Be sure to click the map above to enlarge.

(Reddit via Kotaku)