When it comes to our favorite games, there’s something incredibly fulfilling in collecting as many bits and bobs associated with said game as possible. Whether you enjoy hanging up some fan-art on your walls, collecting figures of your best gaming character, or simply purchasing those pretty steel books, our personal obsession with gaming is something we hold close to our hearts and for good reason. There is a huge choice out there and while some gaming collectibles can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, there are some that are not only easy on the pocket but also easy on the eye. Take these simple but wonderful looking Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda dioramas from RetroEdgeArt that would sit proudly in any gamers home.
Kyle Edgerly who is the owner of an Etsy store called RetroEdgeArt designs and makes incredible gaming dioramas. Due to them all being handmade, these cute little cubes of gaming joy certainly ooze with personality and uniqueness. Created together with paper, glue, and plastic, Kyle manages to turn some basic materials into beautiful pieces of art. The handcrafted 3D diorama cubes seem to be a perfect size for displaying on a shelf for all to see or on your PC desk. The art is printed on high-quality Canon Luster Pro paper and then meticulously assembled piece by piece and mounted within a clear UV-resistant cube. The cube dimensions usually come in at around 3.25in x 3.25in x 3.25in so an ideal size to fit most places with ease.
If Super Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda dioramas isn’t your bag, then don’t worry as RetroEdgeArt has many more boxes of gaming pleasure for you to drool over. Within the online store, there is also Sonic The Hedgehog diorama, Donkey Kong Country, Pokemon, Mega Man, Rayman, Punch Out, Duck Hunt, and Shadow Of The Colossus. But you would probably want to hurry if you’d like to purchase some of them as a few have limited stock. You can find the entire collection of available dioramas by heading to this link. Also, you can keep up to date with RetroEdgeArt over on Instagram and find out what they are crafting next.
While you are here, check out Makaton who uses traditional origami techniques to create these Luigi and Mario sculptures, but obviously, instead of bending paper, her source material is tin. You can check out her past and present projects over on her blog subtitled “Making Various Things with Empty Cans”, and on her website, “Empty Can Craft“. To keep in line with showcasing some of the world’s creative talents, check out some incredible work by YouTube channel 64 Bits who created a “Paper Zelda” RPG style trailer using the same graphical and animation style as the popular Paper Mario RPG titles.
You can expect to pick up Paper Mario: The Origami King this week when it arrives exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on July 17.
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