Tag Archives: Legend of Zelda

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?

Legend of Zelda sprite mosaics by Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner‘s mosaics inspired by sprites from Legend of Zelda are best viewed small. :-)

Build your own Link

Okay, so the video’s a bit slow-paced, and we’ve seen plenty of video game pixel art in LEGO before, but this just makes me smile — that’s a good thing right now:

The accompanying commentary on Joystiq is also well worth a read. (Thanks again for the tip, RichardAM!)

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.