Lego and Zelda go together extremely well, so well that there are many epic Lego creations based on the popular video game franchise. The fantasy setting blends well with the Lego Castle theme. An uncountable amount of kids have at one time or another created their own Zelda inspired MOC. A whole lot of Nintendo themes would fit into Lego. Imagine Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Pokemon. With the recent release of Majora’s Mask, a few more custom creations are probably on their way.
This Lego mosaic of Link’s Hylian Shield is the creation of Briotr. Instead of sticking to a simple grid style Lego mosaic, they combined and used a lot of pieces that can create more natural shapes. This style also acts as a sort of magic eye sort of puzzle. Can you find an alligator, red flag, blue Lego pants, and the $100 bill? Good luck!
This Lego mosaic of Link’s Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda can be found here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/2ws5rr/hey_rlego_its_been_a_while_im_back_with_another/
A good amount of Lego fans have at one point or another fallen in love with the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES was originally released in 1983 in Japan with red and gold styling. The black and gray system didn’t show up until 1985 in North America and 1986 in Europe. For many people this would be their first video game console. Most kids at the time could be found in front of their TV having an adventure with Link or saving the princess with Mario. A good many of these kids were also enjoying the Lego Classic Space or Castle theme at the same time.
Chris McVeigh (Powerpig) has created a great Lego NES MOC with only 220 pieces. The end result is the main console, two controllers and two games. Perfect for some multiplayer. The cartridges can even be inserted into the NES. Although you may need to blow on them first.
The coolest thing ever, is that Chris McVeigh has provided super detailed instructions for you to build a Lego NES at home. Check out the PDF for a parts list. If you don’t happen to have all the necessary pieces My First Game Console (Sprite Edition) is available for purchase through Chris McVeigh’s online store. With preorders shipping out in about 2 weeks.
Check out My First Game Console (Sprite Edition) instructions here (PDF): http://www.powerpig.ca/lego_kit_guides_2014/my_first_console_sprite.pdf
You can also purchase the Lego NES here: http://powerpig.storenvy.com/products/5174624-my-first-game-console-sprite-edition
WesTalbott has proposed a Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter project over at the Lego CUUSOO page. This is not the first time the Legend of Zelda has made an appearance on the CUUSOO page, but it is by far the strongest proposal. Lego has said in the past that a previous Legend of Zelda theme would be too expensive to produce due to the need for custom molds. WesTalbott took that news and created the Iron Knuckle Encounter, which would only require 1-3 custom molds. The most important new mold that would be needed is for Links hat. A new sword and shield would be nice too, but those were not designed to be a requirement.
Having Link fight a brick built bad guy is really fun, and certainly appealing to the AFOL market. And, just look at all those wonderful jars, they are just begging to be broken! The whole set would feature said pots, lots of skulls, rupees, and even a boss key. Even the double sided play set provides a lot of play features, and looks great.
In the last few months a lot of the Lego CUUSOO project proposals have become much more realized, probably a side effect of Kickstarter. The Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter features a lot of artwork to go with the proposal, such as a mock up for a Lego box, and a wonderful poster!
The only problem with a Legend of Zelda theme is acquiring a license. Nintendo has never worked with Lego, and is currently working with K’NEX. Stranger things have happened though. Lets all hope that Link can get the treatment he deserves.
Make sure to check out the Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter proposal over at Lego CUUSOO: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/32525
Although Twilight Princess is not the most memorable game in the Zelda franchise, it is the basis for one of the most memorable Lego MOC. The Legend of Zelda and Lego are a perfect fit. There are many advanced techniques when building with Lego, ways of putting the pieces together that Lego has never documented in an instruction manual. A perfect example of this is Link’s Hylian Shield. Just look at the detail put into creating the complicated pattern on the front. Yep, those are crowbars, space helmets, crabs, dragon helmets, fans, fezzes, and even ray guns all in the red bird motif.
Make sure to check out the Bolt of Blue’s Hylian Shield on Flickr. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to play A Link to the Past.