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November 22, 2022 4:07 AM   Subscribe

Redditor lg_cuber (also going by Grazzy on YouTube) has been recreating the entirety of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild map in Minecraft, along with the help of a few Minecraft community friends. This is a work in progress. It is glorious to behold. [YouTube] [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
posted by Fizz (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Part 2 is especially wild b/c he had to redo the entire map and start over b/c he miscalculated the dimensions he needs to fully realize this project. Thankfully it wasn't the entire build, he was able to transfer and paste much of what he completed in Part 1, but damn, what a crappy thing to happen.
posted by Fizz at 4:25 AM on November 22 [2 favorites]


My kid's brain is going to explode when I show them this.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:37 AM on November 22 [2 favorites]


I could watch this for hours (and I have), if anyone else has links to other long-term builds similar to this, please share them.
posted by Fizz at 4:41 AM on November 22


Even though he uses the World Painter software to create the bulk of the landscape, seeing him build so much of the map/structures in the game is amazing (even with the copy/paste functions in WorldEdit). The time lapses work really well to show the process. He does a great job despite the Minecraft limitations of only building in straight lines.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:54 AM on November 22


That's insane, in the best way possible. BOTW's landscape was a whole cast of characters unto itself, and watching this you can really feel the atmosphere of each area again. This is a great find, Fizz!
posted by mittens at 5:00 AM on November 22 [3 favorites]


Fizz!
posted by cortex at 6:45 AM on November 22 [4 favorites]


I didn't realize there are ways to copy/paste in minecraft. That has always been a showstopper for me: why would I rebuild the same object N times. Why can't I just copy/paste it? Why can't I just build one row of a wall and then copy/paste that row on top of itself 20 times to complete the wall?

At first it seemed quaint, but soon became annoying. I'm glad there's a way around it.
posted by nushustu at 7:05 AM on November 22


Unlike a lot of video games, you see the BotW map from a lot of angles when you play, including lots of looking down from mountains and gliding over the landscape, so all this is more familiar and recognizable than, say, building Skyrim in Minecraft.

The parts where he has to make straight lines and symmetrical structures at a 24-degree angle to the Minecraft grid is insane and amazing.

This is great, Fizz. I suspect my kids have seen it, but if they haven't, it will be a big hit at Thanksgiving. Thanks!
posted by straight at 8:06 AM on November 22 [1 favorite]


Fizz, there's a pretty interesting video from CodyCantEatThis on YouTube where he tried to translate the original 2D Legend of Zelda into 3D. You may be interested in watching his world-building and translation process. He's got an additional video showcasing his build on his other YouTube channel.
posted by TheKaijuCommuter at 8:11 AM on November 22 [2 favorites]


That has always been a showstopper for me: why would I rebuild the same object N times. Why can't I just copy/paste it?

It sounds like he's using a PC app or mod (not looked into it) to edit the Minecraft called World Edit that lets him copy and paste.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:24 AM on November 22


You can copy-paste with structure blocks, I've done this (build a structure in singleplayer sandbox, copy to multiplayer world, paste in place) but it's a bit tedious and hard to fix if you place it incorrectly.

This is really cool though. I have to love the dedication to getting it just right.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:27 AM on November 22


It sounds like he's using a PC app or mod (not looked into it) to edit the Minecraft called World Edit that lets him copy and paste.

@EndsOfInvention, you can read more about World Edit here. :)
posted by Fizz at 10:33 AM on November 22 [1 favorite]


This is really awesome! Also taught me some things about large-scaled Minecraft world building that I had no idea about.

I've been, as a small project, trying to do the Link to the Past map in MC and very slowly chugging along one block at a time. It's nothing compared to the scale of what he's doing here, but I will certainly steal some of his techniques!
posted by Zargon X at 12:14 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]


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