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An artist is creating amazing dioramas using Nintendo hardware

This stuff is gorgeous!

We've showcased a lot of interesting fan-art here on GoNintendo over the years, but I'm not sure we've ever shown something as unique as this.

Miniature artist Tanaka Tatsuya has a real talent when it comes to creating miniature diorama scenes, and it seems he's turned his focus to working with Nintendo hardware. Tatsuya uses Nintendo's consoles and portables to create one-of-a-kind scenes that really are breathtaking.

While Tatsuya works with items other than Nintendo hardware, he certainly has a lot of pieces that are centered on Nintendo. You can check out a gallery of his Nintendo-themed works here.

This amazing fan-made 'Welcome to Animal Crossing' wall lamp could be yours

I NEED IT!

Animal Crossing fans are constantly cooking up amazing tributes to the series. The latest example of that is the above wall lamp, which features the Animal Crossing logo. This was created by Etsy user The BKPK Shop, and you can read their official description below.

Welcome all visitors to your town with a beautiful wall hanging lamp built with a sturdy birch frame and two colors of vibrant and durable acrylic. The lamp measures about 12" across the base. Bulb included is a 40w incandescent bulb, candelabra base. Cord has a rotary style switch and measures 6-feet in length. On the back of the lamp there is a keyhole style hanging opening to allow for quick and easy mounting with any small nail. Each lamp will be assembled and shipped within 2 to 3 business days. We make them all to order with buckets of love and care.

Grab yours here ($54.40)

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Gaming fan creates unique cube dioramas to showcase games in a whole new way

A new perspective

Looking for an extremely unique way to show off your love of gaming? The gang at RetroEdgeArt on Etsy has come up with something truly gorgeous in their diorama cubes.

The store has put together all sorts of tributes using their diorama cube setup, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Bros. 3, and many more. Check out the store here to see all the cubes up for sale!

Gorgeous wood burning depicts Geralt and Ciri from The Witcher 3

A lost art

Here's a little tidbit about me that you might not know. I used to do a lot of wood burning art back in the day! Seeing today's piece of art has be jonesing to get back into it.

The gang at The Burning Easel on Facebook specializes in wood burning art, and for their latest piece, they've turned their attention to The Witcher 3. The piece features Geralt and Ciri in stunning detail on a board 40 x 29 cm / thickness 2.5 cm. You can check out more pics of the tribute here.

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.

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