legend of zelda

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Count your rupees because if you’ve been waiting for a perfect Zelda statue to come along, it’s your lucky day. First 4 Figures, creators of this epic Link and Epona piece, have just made the Twilight Princess version of Zelda available for pre-order. She’s part of their “Master Arts” line and stands at 17-inches tall (including the base). The sculpt is elegant and oh so very detailed.

Every piece of her armor and jewelry appears to be carefully reproduced. You can see the pale embroidery pattern on the bottom of her dress, and the fabric looks realistic. I’m amazed by the paint job, and I can only imagine how good it must look in person. The series of collectible statues is limited to just 2,500 pieces.

See more pics, including some close-ups, after the break.

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As much as I love buying prints and posters, I’m always on the lookout for different kinds of art to put on my walls. I like variety, and these incredible papercraft designs by The Paper Pony blew me away! The Etsy shop features intricate paper art inside shadowboxes, and they are highly detailed and so very, very pretty. I especially love the use of different textures. Their work features characters from Frozen, Game of Thrones (Daenerys and her dragons!), Doctor Who, Legend of Zelda, and many others. You can even commission a design if you don’t see your favorite franchise represented in their shop.

Each piece is made by hand so there will be slight variations – which I think makes this art even cooler. Turnaround time is 3-4 weeks.

Check out more beautiful papercraft shadowboxes after the break.

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If you’re a fellow geek, you’re probably regularly looking for ways to incorporate your favorite fandoms into your home decor. Our Nerd Home has a fantastic and simple suggestion for you: add some nerd to your welcome mats! All you need is a plain welcome mat from places like Ikea or Target, a stencil, pins, and spray paint. They opted to go with the Star Trek symbol and a Triforce pattern for their first two mats. I can’t wait to try this out.

See more photos of the cool mats after the break.

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legend of zelda cross stitch

Cross-stitching may be one of the easiest crafts to learn, but it’s also one of the most tedious and time-consuming. Redditor tibtibs has won the game of patience with this Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map. She spent about 400-500 hours over a nine month period working on this project from a free pattern. I admire her fortitude as I would have given up sometime in the first 50 hours. I have no idea how her eyes didn’t cross. Wow.

(Reddit via BF)

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Sumi-e painting is a Japanese style of brush painting, and illustrations using the style have a distinctive look. DeviantArt user MyCKs has applied the painting technique to characters from Legend of Zelda but also to some familiar faces from Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Lord of the Rings. She’s given the characters cool, samurai-inspired outfits to make them look extra awesome. I’d love to see a cosplayer take on the Zelda outfit pictured above.

See more of the style after the break.

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live action legend of zelda

The Legend of Zelda series has taught me at least two things: fairies can be frakking annoying and masks are scary. Last month we saw a creepy live action short about the beginnings of Majora’s Mask, and now the guys at Mars Rising have created a live action fan film about a Dark Mask. The powers of the mask sort of remind me of the One Ring; it’s bad news. The short doesn’t have amazing production quality and hits a couple of cheesy notes, but at just over three minutes, it’s still entertaining and worth a watch.

Watch the video after the break.

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majora's mask

Ready to dig deeper into the mythology of Legend of Zelda? You should watch this prequel of sorts for Majora’s Mask. Jared Potter wrote, directed, edited, basically did everything on the production side of the short and it shows how Skull Kid stole the powerful mask and fell under it’s spell. The costumes and effects are creepy, and that’s fitting since it is a darker story. I highly recommend taking some time from your day to watch this even if you aren’t a huge Zelda fan. You may not catch all the references, but it’s entertaining storytelling.

Watch the short after the break.

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8 bit heart headboard

Want to add a subtle touch of geek to your bedroom? Add a pixelated life bar inspired by Legend of Zelda! These 8-bit hearts were affixed to a wood headboard with screws. You start with a pattern of the hearts, then carefully use a jigsaw to cut them out of poplar. Add paint and tada! If you want bonus points, you could figure out how to light them with LEDs and then have them power up depending on how long the bed is occupied. The more you sleep, the healthier you get.

Get complete instructions on the hearts (and the entire headboard) on Our Nerd Home.

(via Craftzine)

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Handmade journals can be a turn on. Case in point: this leather Hyrulean design by MilleCuirs. It’s sexy. The Legend of Zelda inspired journal is an example of craftsmanship at its finest. The leather is embossed with the Hylian crest, and I love that the Triforce symbol stands out in metal. The interior pages are dyed by hand so they have an aged look and the interior covers feature hand-marbled paper. The blank pages long to be filled with adventures. And really, it’s so stunning you could just leave it on your coffee table for visitors to drool over.

See a blue version of the book after the break.

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Link’s Triforce of Courage sounds impressive, but as the big bad in this comic points out to Link, it’s not the coolest Triforce you can have. Courage just means you are willing to face down the monsters, not that you’re necessarily able to slay them. I never thought about it that way before. Luckily, Zelda swoops into the dire scene to save the day and be hilarious.

See the full comic after the break.

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