Tag Archives: Legend of Zelda

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

Seb Toutouille has been posting cute “blockhead” versions of iconic characters for several months now. His latest is Link from The Legend of Zelda, with posable arms and quizzically tilted head.

Link 2

I also love Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Finally, a wee Yoda and even tinier Artoo.

Be sure to check out all of Seb’s great Blockheads on Flickr.

Fan takes 2.5 years to build gigantic LEGO Zelda castle

Joseph Zawada built this jaw-dropping rendition of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Joseph displayed it at Brickfair Virginia earlier this month, where it was a huge hit. After spending 2.5 years piecing it together, Joseph is rightly very proud of his masterpiece, which features great details such as the gradated water and nifty roof techniques.

Hyrule Castle - Right

Our friends at Beyond the Brick have a great on-location interview with Joseph at Brickfair:

Friday Night Fights: Who is the weakest Link?

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights. Tonight we delve into the world of video games, and you’ll think you’re seeing double as we pit Link from Ninentdo’s Zelda series against… himself!

In the green corner we have a “manga scale” rendition of our Hylian hero by Rod Gillies, that comes with an internally lit treasure chest:

While over in the, er, green corner …ok, let’s call this one the pine corner… is a fully articulated version by Chris Roach.

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding, by way of comment, who will win the Triforce of Power, and who will get stuck with the Triforce of Incontinence. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, In pursuit of Exo-llence, Martin’s kitty mech narrowly beat out Niki’s APU, with a score of 9:8. But only because Martin voted for his own creation! Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!

Pixel-by-pixel map of Zelda’s Hyrule built from LEGO

No, we’re not done yet featuring all the great LEGO creations debuted at BrickCon 2012 last month! Michael Kuroda (madoruk) just posted his massive map of Hyrule from the original Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule

Each LEGO stud represents 16×16 pixels on the in-game map, and the overall LEGO map is 256 studs wide by 88 studs tall!

One of the things I really like about Michael’s work is that he builds in a lot of different genres, so be sure to check out his photostream for lots more good stuff.

Legend of Zelda stop-motion animation by Michael Inglis

Reader Eric sends word of a great Legend of Zelda video on Kotaku (possible spoiler alert for the three of you in Uzbekistan who haven’t finished Ocarina of Time yet):

What I like so much about this is how creator Michael Inglis used all the right sound effects. Simple things like that make a huge difference. See more of Michael’s videos on YouTube.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess vignette by Dan Sibley

The next game I plan on playing on my new Wii is Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I don’t want to spoil anything for myself by looking too much up about this vignette by Dan Sibley, so I’ll trust the comments on Flickr that this is true to the game.

What say you, readers?

The Omnibus Legend of Zelda Post

The Legend of Zelda holds a special place in my heart for a couple of reasons. First, like lots of people my age, I remember playing the game back in the eighties.

Second, I’ve actually had the privilege of working on a Zelda game. So, fast forward nearly twenty years, and I land at Nintendo of America. One of the projects I worked on was Wind Waker (credits on IMDb). As a bilingual writer in the Engineering department, I was one of the first people outside the development and test groups back in Japan to play Wind Waker. I’m very proud of the fact that I wrote the world’s first walkthrough for the game, which was used as the test plan for our “debug” project. My walkthrough also served as the basis for several official strategy guides. w00t!

So, I was pleased when Lukas W.P. posted this little beauty — a “Kokiri girl” (presumably from Ocarina of Time):

That reminded me that I never posted my appreciation for Flail’s gorgeous Wind Waker creations. They made the rounds of the gamer community a while back, but here’s Link and the King of Red Lions very nicely dropped into game art (click for the full gallery):

Here’s Link picking up the big black pig:

I’ve tried my own hand at a Link minifig, but meh.

Here’s hoping Twilight Princess will inspire a whole new crop of LEGO creations.