Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Player Builds a Unicycle

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A crafty Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player creates a simple but reliable unicycle using the game’s building mechanics.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom TOTK Link holding unicycle composite


  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players have created a variety of amazing community creations, including a unicycle and Mandalorian-inspired plane.
  • The unicycle design by Reddit user divlogue is clever and energy efficient, using a single wooden cart wheel and a fan for acceleration.
  • The versatile building mechanics in Tears of the Kingdom allow players to experiment and create unique vehicles, with the unicycle standing out for its classic design and lack of a guard rail.

A Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player has successfully combined a select few components into a working unicycle. They subsequently went online to share their creation, having done so shortly after another Tears of the Kingdom fan built a Mandalorian-inspired plane.

Thanks to its versatile building mechanics, the latest Zelda game has ushered in a massive influx of incredible community creations ranging from static structures to all sorts of vehicles. And while some fans have so far prioritized energy efficiency with their designs, others opted to focus on comical Tears of the Kingdom contraptions like ridiculously long planes, dance floors, and enemy-powered rain sensors.

The newly emerged unicycle design by Reddit user divlogue falls somewhere between those two categories. While the machine wouldn’t look out of place in a slapstick comedy, it boasts a rather clever design that only utilizes a handful of components and is fairly energy efficient. The contraption rolls on a single wooden cartwheel connected to a Zonai Steering Stick via a makeshift axle consisting of a hook fused to a Savage Lynel Shield. A single fan provides the unicycle with acceleration, while a Zonai Stabilizer ensures that this unusual Tears of the Kingdom vehicle stays upright while in use.

While divlogue could have feasibly simplified this Tears of the Kingdom machine by using a Big or Small Zonai Wheel, they presumably opted for a wooden cart wheel powered by a fan because the end result of that setup looks much closer to a classic unicycle design. A fan-propelled cart wheel is also fairly agile, as evidenced by a brief video demonstration of the contraption shared on Reddit.

The same gameplay clip also confirmed that the unicycle is pretty energy efficient, revealing that a single Energy Cell is enough to keep it powered for some 15 seconds. Assuming the player maxes out Link’s battery reserves, they could keep this unicycle rolling for roughly four consecutive minutes without having to use consumables.

This nimble unicycle serves as yet another testament to the incredibly versatile nature of Tears of the Kingdom’s building mechanics. The vehicle also stands out from recent community creations by virtue of not using a guard rail, a uniquely floaty component that completely changed the game’s building meta ever since it was discovered in early July, inspiring one Tears of the Kingdom player to improve the classic hoverbike design. Ever since then, many fans have been focused on experimenting with the guard rail in order to build more efficient flying contraptions, which consequently reduced the number of new land vehicle designs that made their way online in recent weeks.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Switch.

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