- A Tears of the Kingdom player has built a gigantic fire-breathing dinosaur that can walk and is pilotable.
- Dubbed Trogdor the Burninator, the contraption testifies to the sheer versatility of the Ultrahand building mechanics.
- Its author put together 80 other feats of engineering since September 2023.
One highly productive The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player has recently put their creativity to the test by building a dinosaur that’s not just surprisingly massive, but also capable of breathing fire. Their all-around impressive contraption is merely the latest in an endless stream of Tears of the Kingdom community creations that’s still going strong even as the game is approaching its first anniversary.
There has been no shortage of players who have tried their hand at engineering various machines using Ultrahand since the latest mainline entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise hit the store shelves in mid-2023. But even that vast demographic doesn’t have many people who have proven to be as prolific as Reddit user osh-kosh-ganach, the creator of an astonishing Tears of the Kingdom forklift launcher and dozens of other unique contraptions.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Player Builds Powerful Beam Carousel Tank
A Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player builds a powerful beam carousel that protects the vehicle against multiple enemy types from all angles.
‘Trogdor the Burninator’ Is a One-of-a-Kind Tears of the Kingdom Mech
Their latest feat of creativity yielded a mechanical beast resembling something between a dragon and a dinosaur that breathes fire and is even equipped with wings, although not ones fit for flying. Dubbed “Trogdor the Burninator,” the machine looks absolutely massive relative to most other Tears of the Kingdom contraptions, which tend to be much smaller because of the game’s built-in Ultrahand limit restricting players to no more than 21 components per creation.
Although osh-kosh-ganach has obviously built their latest creation within the confines of that limitation, they managed to produce a much more imposing result than usual by sticking with some of the bulkiest objects in the game: mine carts and Zonai Wings. The latter appear to exist primarily to help this monstrosity stay on its two feet comprised of two Zonai Big Wheels each. Namely, the floaty nature of the wings ostensibly makes it easier to balance the mech, especially once they come in contact with the updraft created by burning grass with the Zonai Flame Emitter at the front.
Anyone Can Build Something That Stands, but It Takes an Engineer To Build Something That Barely Stands
The overall package is nothing short of an engineering marvel that demonstrates the vast capabilities of the game’s building mechanics, in addition to proving that age-old adage about how anyone can build something that stands, but it takes an engineer to build something that barely stands. From a pure design perspective, this fire-breathing robot is slightly reminiscent of the devastating Tears of the Kingdom version of Godzilla that osh-kosh-ganach put together back in summer 2023.
The mechanical monstrosity is far from the first new piece of engineering that the player has shared in recent weeks, having been preceded by an equally impressive Tears of the Kingdom bug that can bite enemies. Overall, the fire-breathing dinosaur is the 81st contraption that the prolific designer put together since September 2023.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to the beloved open-world adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This installment once again sees Link and Zelda battling to protect Hyrule from falling to Ganondorf. This new adventure takes place in the same land of Hyrule as Breath of the Wild but sees something called the Upheaval, which allows link to travel to Sky Islands, as well as deep into the Depths beneath Hyrule. Players can use special abilities to fuse together weapons, and build items to help them progress through the release.
- May 12, 2023
- Rated E for Everyone 10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes
- How Long To Beat
- 59 Hours