Tag Archives: Legend of Zelda

I happen to know a song about the ancient hero...

Kass, the Rito minstrel from Zelda: Breath of the Wild is captured perfectly in this neat LEGO bust by Markus Rollbühler. The model makes great use of dark turquoise amongst more regular LEGO colours to capture the character’s bright plumage, and it looks like there’s a complex structure underneath it all to deliver the shaping, with bricks and tiles facing in multiple directions. The printed eye tile is a perfect choice, rotated out of it’s usual “frown” position, to evoke Kass’ cheerful disposition. Surely the challenge now is for Markus to build the rest of the character, accordion and all. Come on Markus, don’t let us down!

Kass - from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It’s dangerous to go alone – take bricks

Hyrulean creatures and tufts of grass will prove no match for Julius von Brunk’s cleverly-built LEGO version of Young Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Thee construction of the Deku Shield and Link’s facial expression are particularly good. A cute and instantly recognisable model.

Kid Link

LEGO Guardian from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch is capturing the attention of gamers, switching up the way console games and The Legend of Zelda is played. Introduced in the game is a new six-legged ancient enemy called “Guardians,” and one has already been recreated in LEGO by Tim Schwalfenberg. The gold segmented legs, red and pink patterns, and single blue laser eye have been captured in bricks well.

The Legend of Zelda: Guardian

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!

Spirits of Light

Julius von Brunk (Baron von Brunk) is such a massive console gaming fan, he decided that the last thing he should see at night should be the Spiritual Stones from Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. So he built this working lamp containing a transparent mosaic of each stone, all harmoniously capped off by a Triforce…

Ganondorf from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) departs from his comfort zone to build a large-scale Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. An entry for the Like a Boss contest that we’re sponsoring, Rod’s Ganon even manages to capture the evil expression of this legendary villain.

Great King of Evil

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.

Hylian Shield: +5 to Awesomeness

Fans of the Legend of Zelda will immediately recognize the Hylian Shield, a must have when crossing through the Goron Mines. Remi Gagne (Bolt of Blue) has masterfully recreated the Twilight Princess version. The shield emblems are spot on and brilliantly executed.

Hylian Shield

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?