Square-Enix shows off a custom Slime Tower diorama

Now this is art

Square-Enix has uploaded a unique video to their official Japanese YouTube channel. The video features a one-of-a-kind diorama that was created by minatures expert Hanabira Kobo. The diorama features a scene evocative of numerous Dragon Quest games, as it features a lush landscape, as well as two Dragon Slime towers.

The GameCube gets a gorgeous mahogany makeover

Better than Spice Orange

Nintendo gave GameCube fans a number of different colors to choose from, but they never came up with something like this!

Redditor LordBandimer decided to give his GameCube a custom wooden makeover, and its come out looking extra fancy. LordBandimer says the look was achieved with a veneer layer, which used 1mm thick mahogany on all sides of the GameCube.
As for the embellishments, they were done with a laser cutter.

The top features 2 different 1/8" gold acrylic colors for the Triforce, along with real stone around the edge. The stone is also a thin layer, and was cut with a laser.

Finally, the most important question. Not only does this custom GameCube design look gorgeous, the system still works as well! LordBandimer says that mahogany is a rather porous wood, and when that's combined with how thin the veneer is, there shouldn't be any heat issues at all.

Pokemon fan shows off his custom LEGO designs

Amazing work!

Pokemon fans are constantly showing their love for the franchise with unique artwork. From drawings and paintings to plush dolls and more, the talent of Pokemon fans is never-ending. We can see that once again through the LEGO work seen above.

Pokemon fan Dave Holder has been spending time creating some absolutely amazing LEGO creations of Pokemon, and they look good enough to be official designs. If you want to see some more of Holder's work, you can check out his official Instagram here.

Stardew Valley fan recreates the game's characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Valley: Stardew Horizons

There's no doubt some crossover between Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. I know quite a few in real life! Plenty of people are bouncing between both games every week, and one fan of the two titles decided to bring the worls together.

Redditor Zandrewbert8 got to work recreating every major villager from Stardew Valley in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, leading to 36 different tributes. The whole project took around 90 hours to complete, and turned out to be pretty spectacular. You can see the entire character collage below.

I brought the villagers of Stardew Valley to Animal Crossing

Take a look at these gorgeous fan-made pieces of Legend of Zelda jewelry

Ring it up

Looking for a fancy way to show off your love of the Legend of Zelda? The Etsy store AllThingsGeekChic has numerous items that should tickle your fancy. Just be ready to cough up some serious rupees to get them.

The above ring, which is a 14k Gold And Natural Stones Zora Sapphire Spiritual Stone Engagement Ring, will set you back $1,100. The store also has a series of more everyday rings and necklaces up for grabs, which range in price from $95 to $300. Still a considerable amount of money, but not as wallet-busting as the ring above. You can check out all those items here.

Human Toad could very well be the freakiest Nintendo fan art yet


Artist Miguel Vasquez must have been inspired by the term 'nightmare fuel' with his latest creation. For some ungodly reason, Vasquez has come up with a design for "Human Toad," which takes Nintendo's cute little character and dials up the discomfort to 11. The end result is an image that will surely be burned into your memory for the rest of your life, and may very well haunt you on your death bed.

Baker creators an amazing Tom Nook cake

Nook is packing some cake

We recently featured a baker who created a cake version of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Raymond. It looks like that cake has inspired other bakers, as we now have another cake tribute featuring an Animal Crossing favorite.

Sugar High Score on YouTube has turned the infamous Tom Nook into a confectionery creation, with the final result looking pretty indistinguishable from the in-game version. Once again, it's hard to see a work of art like this get sliced into, but I guess it's better than the cake going to waste!

Fan gives Sonic a Paper Mario-style makeover

Sonic fits right in!

Nintendo has used the 'paper' style in the Paper Mario series to great success, but sometimes fans wonder what other franchises would look like with the same treatment. Sonic fan SightseekerAnim did more than just wonder, though. He got to work on a prototype that crammed Sonic into a Paper Mario-like experience. Not only does the game look just like Paper Mario, but it plays like it as well! The project is super early, but this first look is definitely promising!

Pokemon fan creates a Poke Ball bread loaf with a surprise inside

A delicious tribute

Pokemon fans are constantly cranking out amazing tributes to the series. There are millions of fan creations out there, ranging from paintings and books to clothing and so much more. There's always some new tribute that catches the attention of fans worldwide, and that's exactly what we have today.

Pokemon super-fan Izumickey0719 has put their baking skills on display by creating a one-of-a-kind tribute. First off you have a loaf of bread shaped like a Poke Ball, which is impressive in and of itself. That's just the start of the fun though, as tucked inside the loaf is a Pikachu image! Not just any Pikachu, mind you. It's a tribute to the one and only Detective Pikachu!

The Poke Ball loaf on its own was amazing, but sneaking the good detective in there takes this to the next level.

Random Time! - Fan-made Star Fox video shows what the franchise would like in a Paper Mario style

The following information comes from the description of this fan-made Paper Star Fox 64 video:

Star Fox 64 is my favorite game and I always liked the style of Paper Mario, so I thought about making a video that would combine both.

It took me a month and a half, but I finally had time to do it, it was a fun process and I learned a lot trying to improve the video day by day.

I did everything, I used Maya, C4D, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop.

All music and sound effects belong to Nintendo.


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