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You can buy a real-life Zelda: Breath of the Wild Spirit Orb and they're so darn pretty

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab), Link has to demonstrate his wits and strength to earn Spirit Orbs from ancient shrines. In real life, you can just order them off of Etsy (opens in new tab) for $60 or about £48 (without shipping). CuteMonsterProps shared the clever creation on Reddit (opens in new tab) and instantly captured both my inner Zelda fan and lover of shiny round things.

These Spirit Orbs are about 2 3/4" in diameter and are made from glass balls with a flat bottom. So no, they're not an exact replica of the roughly dodgeball-sized things that desiccated corpses repeatedly shoot into Link's chest. But at least this way it won't roll around while you're trying to take pictures. CuteMonsterProps uses laser etching to make the 3D design in the center of the orb then special glass-tinting spray paint to give it that lovely purple color.

Here's a picture of the 3D design lit up from underneath with the optional LED stand.

The Spirit Orbs are currently up for pre-order (opens in new tab) and even though I definitely don't need one (how could you possibly need one) I am strongly considering it. Like I said, I have a weakness for shiny round things.

If you haven't already, make sure you read up on our glowing (no LEDs required) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review (opens in new tab). And check out our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tips (opens in new tab) to enhance your adventures across Hyrule.

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.