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Thorsten's LEGO Creations Spotlight the Best of ESO

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The Elder Scrolls Online site has been updated with a new interview with community member "Thorsten". This individual has spent an inordinate amount of time recreating locations and structures from in and around Elder Scrolls Online. Some of these dioramas are beyond impressive. Thorsten goes into detail about design, finding the right LEGO bricks and much more in the interview as well as providing screens of several of his more notable creations.

You've crafted a lot of intricate, ESO-inspired scenes. What is it about the game that makes you want to capture some of its in-game locations?

Over the years (I started playing shortly after the beta) ESO grew very close to me. It was my first real MMO, and I instantly fell in love with the landscapes, clothing styles, and architecture in combination with the lore. It was this combination that made ESO so unique and interesting to me.

Many games have extraordinary graphics, but lack substance. That is why ESO – even after so many years – is still a source of inspiration for me. Well, this and the fact that I'm a slow gamer and it takes me ages to explore everything - I love doing it!

Just an example: When you see a chair or a stable in ESO, you can instantly tell that it is an Orc chair or a Breton stable. The world of ESO is perfectly designed while also following and even expanding upon the lore. This allows me to get lost in it, and as a designer who is easily bored (like every designer) I'm happy that I found ESO. It's an almost never-ending source of inspiration.

You can check out the full interview on the Elder Scrolls Online site.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom