Category Archives: Zelda
They are called the Water of Life in the original game, but from now on I’ll just refer to them as potions. After the second dungeon, you are going to want to pick up something to help you through more difficult situations. There are several potion shops in the game scattered throughout the map. Purchase the red potion as it has two uses , and turns into the blue potion when used once. There are many types of potions spread across the Zelda timeline, however, in this age, only two potion recipes remain.
The red potion was quite a challenge to create. First, the liquid of the potion was 3D printed in full color sandstone. I tried 3D printing the bottle out of translucent material but was displeased with the result. Then I gave myself a challenge: create a way to form a clear bottle around the liquid by only using a 3D printer and other DIY equipment and products. The bottle is made out of a clear silicone rubber. I really like the way it came out.
On my next post I will be discussing the method by which the bottle was made. This is a new technique that can be used to generate cheap 3D printed reusable two part molds. Here is what the 3D printed mold looked liked after casting the bottle. It will be used again shortly to create the blue potion.
Rupee’s are always changing in the Zelda Timeline from age to age. By the time of The Original Legend of Zelda all but two types of rupees remain. The orange rupee in other timelines is worth 100, but at this time it’s worth a buck. Which begs me to ask the question who cuts the rupees and determines their value? Sounds like that would be a great side plot to explore for future games. The proportions from the 8 bit and game manual image was use to design the orange rupee. Don’t spend it all in one place.
If you still have not watched Legend of Zelda the Complete Story. Check it out!
You might think that the compass appears in all the Zelda games. Nope, in fact, five games have no sign of the compass and use other means to include its function. In the original Legend of Zelda, the compass shows where in the dungeon a piece of the Triforce of Wisdom is located. In later games the compass takes on other functions. I designed this compass to closely resemble the 8 bit game image from the original legend of Zelda.
Today I leave you with a video of some recent Zelda Fan Art enjoy!