The Legend of Zelda Fan recreates Ocarina of Time’s Hyrule as a clay model



An incredibly talented Zelda fan manages to recreate the Ocarina of Time overworld from a top-down perspective made entirely of clay.

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For many in the gaming community, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most beloved and influential video games ever to be released. He scored Zelda’s transition from 2D to 3D and, in many ways, laid the foundation for modern adventure games. Even today, Ocarina of time is celebrated by a cacophony of fans. However, one fan has created a meticulously detailed tribute to the first 3D. Zelda.

Over the years, there have been some truly awesome fan tributes to Ocarina of time specifically. There is obviously the standard line of fan art and cosplay, but some fan creations have a lot of creativity. Such Ocarina of time fan made a work of art with 50,000 dominoes. Although, this new tribute details the overworld of Ocarina of time in an interesting form factor.

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A Reddit user by the name of ZeldaModel remade the whole overworld of Ocarina of time from a top down perspective in clay. The overworld contains all of the unique locations featured throughout the game, such as Kakariko’s Village, Death Mountain, and Zora’s Estate. From such a zoom out, it’s easy to tell where everything is given to the iconic designs of all the different environments featured in the game.

Even Hyrule Field includes all of the details featured in the game, such as Lon Lon Ranch and the drawbridge that takes the player into the shopping district outside of Hyrule Castle. There’s even a part that includes the Mojo Tree just outside of Kokiri Forest. The attention to detail is astounding and manages to encapsulate the world of Ocarina of time in a very unique way.

Anyway, it’s amazing how much longevity Ocarina of time had, regardless of the set Zelda franchise. The fact that emblematic places of Ocarina of time still make active appearances in subsequent games in the Zelda franchise, like Twilight Princess and Breath of the wild. The fact that the whole world can be remade from clay and still easily recognizable is a testament to the impact the game has had on the people who played it.

It will be interesting to see how Ocarina of time can influence Zelda go forward. The recent trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 at E3 2021 didn’t reveal much in terms of location, but whether the game uses the same map shown in the first Breath of the wild, then it’s likely that those same locations will make a second appearance.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is available on Nintendo 64, Wii U and 3DS.

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