Designer Joaquin Baldwin used his extensive design skills to show us what happens when Mario happens to jump over the flagpole. Now, some of us may have had a Game Genie when we were younger, and may have turned on the moon jump code, and may have found out that Mario just kind of walks in a line forever if he jumps over the flagpole. However, with Baldwin’s 3D printed Möbius strip of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1, we see a post-flagpole world that makes slightly more sense, as Mario will just repeat the level forever. Best of all, you can purchase a strip of your own for a relatively cheap price.
Baldwin assures us all that every detail from the surface of World 1-1 is represented, carved out of the sandstone strip at different heights, which creates a dynamic shadow effect when light is cast on the object from different angles.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Baldwin sells a single strip for only $24.99, so head on over to his Shapeways storefront and throw him some money if you’re so inclined.
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