The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Map Recreated In Wood By Fan (VIDEO)

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The Legend of Zelda franchise has for a long time featured some impressive maps, particularly with one of the latest new entries into the franchise, Breath of the Wild. The immense scale of the title’s take on Hyrule is a bright spot on the growth that the series has gone through over the years, and is wonderful to look at even on its own. Now one fan has taken the in-game rendering of the Breath of the Wild map and transformed it into an amazing wooden topographical piece of art.

Artist and photographer Mason Drumm recently shared a project he had been working on for some time, taking the map of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and rebuilding it entirely out of wood. The result is a wondrous tribute showing off not only the various locales that exist in the game’s Hyrule but also the creator’s memories in vivid detail.

Inspired by hundreds of hours spent playing “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” I set out to create a wood and epoxy, hand-crafted, 3D topographical map of Hyrule. Every nook and cranny of the map has an adventure or memory I can recall from playing the game with my wife on the Nintendo Switch. It took 65 hours of work over six weeks in my fathers shop to complete the map. It was my first time working with resin/epoxy and now that it’s done, hanging on the office wall behind my desk, I’m happy to say it was an absolute delight to bring that digital realm into the real world.”

Drumm goes into depth on the process of what creating Hyrule entailed in a recent video, from tracing out the topography by hand to the various stages of pouring resin, and more. It’s a wonderful watch, seeing the pieces come together little by little to form a beautiful piece of art.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently available for the Nintendo Switch. Have you run across any other impressive tribute projects like this? Let us know your thoughts on the wooden topographical map of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

Chris Calles1191 Posts

Known as "Stash" or Yippee Calles. He's a student of everything, avid adrenaline junkie, and creator of random things. When he's not delving into a game, book, or movie - He's out teaching himself new things or taking part in some pretty epic adventures. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

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