The Legend of Zelda, Link’s Hylian Shield – A Lego Mosaic.

Briotr's Lego Legend Of Zelda Link's Hylian Shield

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!

Briotr's Lego Legend Of Zelda Link's Hylian Shield Detail

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/

Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Cost & Set Comparison

A Side Of Ham's Lego Set Comparison 2015

Lego recently revealed the massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) will be almost 3,000 pieces, with a $349.00 price tag. It can be really difficult to imagine the size of the larger Lego sets, and the box artwork doesn’t help. Chris McVeigh (Powerpig), of A Side of Ham, has created a really nifty comparison between the Helicarrier and some of the other large Lego releases. So in the end, it looks like the Helicarrier = 3 Modulars wide. Whoa.

Check out the full size set comparison chart over on A Side of Ham: http://powerpig.tumblr.com/post/109770763981/the-reveal-of-legos-76042-the-shield-helicarrier

The Massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) Is Ready For Take Off

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Box
There have been rumors for a few months that Lego would be releasing a SHIELD Helicarrier (and many huge Lego Ideas projects). It is not a rumor anymore, Lego has just announced the Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) from the Avengers film will be released soon. The biggest problem about such a set is the scale, it is just so large that what everyone wants is just not a feasible release. It would be either too big or too small. What we get here is an amalgamation of a few scales in order to best represent the massive flying fortress. Interestingly, there is a whole set of Minifigures, and Microfigures (Mini-Minifigures).

The Helicarrier will include 2,996 pieces, and will retail for about $349.99. It will be available on March 1st. Just in time for the Avengers: Age of Ultron film in May.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Profile

This thing is huge.  It is 2 1/2 feet long (31″ or 80cm) long and almost almost 1 foot tall (11″ or 29cm). The included Quinjets are a nice touch; even if they are way out of scale. The tinnier Fighter Jets fit in much better but are less recognizable. This seems like a good compromise, by including both Lego is giving you options for how to display this.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042

Even though this is not the typical kids playset, Lego has still included a handful of play features. The engine rotors are internally connected and can be turned with just one handle movement. The top deck, runway, can be removed to reveal a fully featured bridge. Both of these features can be connected with the Lego Power Functions, which will light up the interior and spin the engines automatically.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Open

One of the coolest details is the fully detailed bridge. With the Microfigures it is looking semi-accurate to the film version.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Bridge

There are 12 Microfigures! 4 of the main heroes and 8 SHIELD agents. These are a great way to incorporate the characters into the Helicarrier without being too far out of scale. Interestingly, the two female characters that are included as Minifigures are not represented as Microfigures. The good news is that SHIELD Agent Maria Hill gets an exclusive Minifigure here. Hopefully she won’t stay exclusive for too long…

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Mini Minifigures Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Minifigures

Build and display the huge SHIELD Helicarrier!

Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO® model of The SHIELD Helicarrier. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior. Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill, plus an iconic SHIELD eagle stand to display them on.
  • Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents).
  • Also includes a detailed runway.
  • Weapons include Hawkeye’s bow, Black Widow’s gun and Captain America’s shield.
  • SHIELD Agent Maria Hill minifigure is new for spring 2015!
  • Includes a plaque with facts about The SHIELD Helicarrier.
  • Add lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier with the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately).
  • Rotors can also be turned manually.
  • Includes a display stand.
  • Helicarrier measures over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide
  • Each Quinjet measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
  • Minifigure stand measures over 4” (12cm) high, and 2” (6cm deep) and 6” (16cm wide)


Also, make sure to watch the Lego Design Video embedded above or over here: http://youtu.be/3O422YCyzjs

The Legend of Zelda: Hylian Shield

Bolt Of Blue’s Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda

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.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltofblue/8050566042

Bolt Of Blue’s Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda Detail