February 5, 2019
Over the years, we here at TGPZ have seen some pretty amazing Legend of Zelda creations. These range from beautiful fan art to useful merchandise to nifty crafts. But one Zelda superfan has taken things a step further by building a fully functional Wind Waker automaton! Weibo user Wild hui uncle crafted this awesome contraption that simulates Link and the King of Red Lions sailing the Great Sea with just a crank of a handle. The automaton even features seagulls flying in unison with Link! The creation even caught the eye of The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighly, who tweeted out a short clip of the automaton in action.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 3, 2019