It took more than half-a-decade to knit this highly detailed replica Super Mario Bros. map
Justin Kahn - Jun. 22nd 2015 4:22 pm ET
After more than 800 hours (spread across 6+ years) of crocheting and research, Norwegian computer programmer and skydiving champion Kjetil Nordin now has a giant replica Super Mario Bros 3 map made of yarn. While I guess there are many people that could knit a giant Mario Bros. map, and in a lot less than 6 years, Nordin went the extra distance.
It looks as though the piece is an exact replica of the World 1 map from the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3. Not only does each element appear to be done with extreme care and detail, but Nordin spent a ton of effort sourcing yarn that is the exact same colors as the game. He apparently scrapped a large portion of the design, when the water surrounding the castle didn’t turn out to be the right color once assembled.