The Elder Scroll 5: Skyrim has been out for over Ten years now and across multiple DLC releases, new console ports and next-generation upgrades, a dedicated fanbase still works to create endless amounts of content and crafts celebrating the sport.
Skyrim is adored the world over by many, so it’s no surprise the Reddit community is still alive and well, and constantly producing new things for fans to fawn over. One fan around the Skyrim subReddit has added to the numerous impressive creations coming out of the city using their diorama from the game.
In a relevant video on the subReddit, user Mr0range_crafts showcases his diorama of the iconic battle at the start of Skyrim. The clear cube contains a group of images and textures in the game depicting the fight against Mirmulnir, the first dragon players will encounter. The sharp outline of the creature soaring over Whiterun’s Western Watchtower, set from the cloud-capped mountains and autumnal grasses from the Skyrim tundra involves viewers in the fantasy the diorama creates. Moreover, the iron sword and shield in the foreground thoroughly immerses viewers within the iconic landscape and removes the need for a nameplate altogether.
Skyrim Cube Diorama from skyrim
Reddit commenters are immediately able to identify the scene, praising Mr0range_crafts for his or her creativity. One user, named guifvieira, reminisces that ‘you never forget’ the first dragon, a testament not only to Skyrim’s awe-inspiring battle but to the Mr0range’s impeccable ability to recreate the moment from just a couple still images and lots of effort.
Meanwhile, other users worriedly ask if Skyrim has become considered retro, such as the other games that Mr0range_crafts has created dioramas for. Though Redditors are assured that older games in the franchise are much more retro, since Skyrim has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, its retro status may yet be reinstated.
With The Elder Scrolls 6 now in development at Bethesda Game Studios, Skyrim is set to be usurped because the developers’ latest fantasy epic. Regardless, Skyrim’s devote the pop culture zeitgeist will remain intact for many years to come, and can be looked back on as fondly as other entries within the Elder Scrolls franchise, like Oblivion and Morrowind. Hopefully, the community will continue to see this type of wealth of imagination and creativity far in to the future.
Mr0range_crafts is a prolific craftsman and has developed many similar dioramas spanning a multitude of video games, including Undertale, Halo and The Legend of Zelda. In fact, they’ve even created an impressive rendition of an earlier Bethesda game, The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall, and have an Etsy where they offer their creations and offer commissions.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Anniversary Edition is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.