A lot of gaming enthusiasts dream of going on a trip to see Nintendo's old HQ, from the time when it was primarily a playing card company. It's not the full original company building, though, as the traditional wooden construction of that site was knocked down in 2004.
In a rather lovely development an eager collector of Nintendo playing card memorabilia, Fabrice Heilig, has recreated it as a home for his collection.
This interview over on Before Mario is well worth a read, as you can see the dedication to authenticity that shines through, in addition to lots of photos from the project's development. From the construction following Japanese build principles, to sourcing authentic tiles, recreating a red fire-extinguisher box (消火器) and more besides, it's a wonderful effort.
There can't be a better home for a collection that honours Nintendo's history, before it stepped into video games and changed the industry forever.
Hey Thomas this is the first article I’ve noticed you’ve written since your return - welcome back!
His parents must be thrilled! Now he will finally be able to leave their basement.
Damn That looks nice.
That's amazing. Nintendo fans are the best
I like it and the article is good read.
Nintendo’s lawyers are going to show up with a lawsuit and a bulldozer
This seems suitable for a tea ceremony while playing a card game on Switch.
@bluesdance Dammit you beat me to it. Doug Bowser will personally be the one demolishing the building.
@InkIdols the actual company on the other hand...
@1ofUs i give the benefit of the doubt. They usually reward us for our patience
That poor tree.
What can we build A.M. (after Mario)?
Mario's house from Paper Mario or Mario & Luigi would be nice.
@KillerBOB like someone who lives in a basement can afford to do this. You're just a jealous fool.
You got me 😔.....
I've always wanted to build a tiny replica Japanese house in my backyard.....😭😭😭
Very, very cool. It’s amazing to see how truly passionate people can be about Nintendo.
I'm coming over. Omw.
Some people really have too much money and free time. This is ridiculous.
And I thought that I was a hardcore fan.
"There can't be a better home for a collection that honours Nintendo's history, before it stepped into video games and changed the industry forever."
.. the industry ?? You mean the entire world !
Better watch out for Nintendo's lawyers. Nintendo will NOT like this!
@HarvestGoddess If you live in your parents basement you should be rich. You won't have any bills to pay or pay for food, and you can just work and save all the money.
So it's basically a backyard shed built by somebody with too much time and money on his hands.
Nintendo is gonna use the rocket from Mario Paint to wipe this away smh
The jealousy (hate) on this thread! As the youth say: LmfAo!!
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