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Magical Boomerang, now with twice the magic for twice the distance!

Now your ready for the second dungeon known as the moon and ready to retrieve the item within. The Magical Boomerang can be thrown all the way to the edge of the game screen!!   As mentioned before, the Boomerang is found in almost all the Zelda games and there does not seem to be much design similarity between boomerangs from different ages. Making them unique items to their time period. I used the image from game manual as inspiration for the 3D version of the Magical Boomerang.

 

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Today’s featured Zelda Fan Art is a full length movie made by fans. It’s called The Hero of Time and follows the story from Ocarina of Time. Enjoy, i know I did!

 

 

 

Boomerang, the non-magical variety

At this point in the game you are still in the first dungeon the Eagle. A Zelda dungeon that contains two items is very rare and the Bow and the Boomerang can be found in this one.  The Boomerang is found in almost all the Zelda games and there does not seem to be much design similarity between boomerangs from different ages. Making them unique items to their time period. I used the image from game manual as inspiration for the 3D version of the Boomerang.

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Now it’s time for Triforce of Wisdom Trivia!

 

The Compass, which way to the next piece of Triforce?

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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.

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Today I leave you with a video of some recent Zelda Fan Art enjoy!

Where is that last Dungeon Key?

While in the first dungeon you will obviously be using keys to open locked doors, in later dungeons the use of them can be critical and sometime that last key is tough to find.  Keys appear in every Zelda game. Though their appearance changes throughout the timeline.

I designed the dungeon key to look exactly like a 3D version of the 8 bit game image. It came out really great!!!

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The Arrows, but no bow?

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Yes, in the the original Legend of Zelda you will need to purchase arrows before you obtain the bow – that is if you want to use it when you find the bow. The arrow design was based on a combination of the 8 bit and game manual images.

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Unlike the other items, the arrows are printed in a plastic and were painted with acrylic paints.

Today we will be viewing the final part of the video series that will explain the entire Zelda timeline! Thanks youtuber EligibleMonster for a great video series.

Master Using It And You Can Have This.

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The White Sword

By this time in the Zelda series, the White Sword has been missing for many thousands of years. Its origin comes from the Misnish Cap, the second game in the Zelda timeline. Originally the Picori Blade was reforged into the White Sword and then to the the Four Sword. So did the Four Sword revert somehow back to the white sword and make its way to this part of the timeline?  Here in the original Legend of Zelda it makes its only other known appearance, presented to Link by the old man in a cave.

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The inspiration for the design comes mostly from the 8 bit item with a little influence from the game manual.

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Today we will be viewing a bonus video by Youtuber Eligible Monster, describing the history of the Master Sword.

Show This To The Old Woman

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It came up Zelda today so here we go. In case everyone has not caught on yet, I am going through each item in the order you should acquire them in the game.

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The letter will allow the old woman to brew up the two potions that are available in the game. You may notice it varies a little from the 8 bit image. Due to the minimum size that this type of 3D printing requires inspiration had to be taken from the image in the game manual.

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As a little extra touch, the miniature letter has a golden seal with the imprint of the potion bottle punched out.

Here is part three of the video series that will explain the entire Zelda timeline. Enjoy!

Heart Container and Recovery Hearts

In the beginning of any Zelda game you always have to be so careful! Three hearts is just not enough. Then when you start collecting heart containers you feel more and more courageous. Let’s not forget recovery hearts. Time spent killing enemies, whacking bushes, and even digging holes to find one in order to end the incessant one heart beep! Both miniatures were proportioned and designed after the 8 bit items.

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Here’s a lego sculpture of the 8 bit heart container.

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Today I want to leave you with one of my favorite pieces of fan art. It’s a digital painting from the artist Ag+ showing all the major characters from the Zelda games.

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