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The Raft, made from real Deku tree

At this point in the game you are ready for the third dungeon, the Manji. Inside the dungeon you will find the raft, a item that will enable you to cross water and reach new areas. The raft is found in a few other Zelda games but there does not seem to be a connection between rafts from different ages. Making them unique items to their time period. I used the image from game manual and the 8 bit image as inspiration for the 3D version of the raft.

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Now I leave you with a video on the top 10 Zelda Bosses.

 

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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!

 

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 Bow, you’ll shoot your eye out!

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After gathering various items in the the game, your are finally ready to go to the first dungeon.  Yes, we could have gotten a potion at this point. But, it’s the first dungeon, come on, you can do it! An update on the potions – I have almost completed a unique casting technique to make the bottles. I am just waiting on a special material to arrive to make casting it even easier.

Back to the dungeon – it’s called the Eagle and is located in what seems to be a dead Deku tree.

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In its depths you will find one of the most iconic items of the Zelda series, the bow. It appears in almost all the Zelda games. In this timeline it appears in A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening. However, the bow in Link’s Awakening exists in a magical world which is the dream of the Wind Fish, whereas the bow from A Link to the Past looks very much like the game manual image of the bow from the original Legend of Zelda. Is it the same bow?

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It appears to be. I designed the bow based on this linked history.

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Stringing the bow is very easy to accomplish. See directions here.

If your still lost on the Zelda Timeline make sure you watch Zelda The Complete Story!

Blue Ring, was 250 rupees now just $10

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It’s time to go get the blue ring. It will cut all damage you take in half. The shop for the blue ring is hidden under an armos.

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The blue ring’s origin can be traced back to the games Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. (Read my post about these two games) When Link returned to Hyrule after his adventures in Holodrum and Labrynna, he must have brought the blue ring with him. Before he set off on his ship in Link’s Awakening, he must have left the ring in Hyrule. It was lost in time until it ended up being found in the original Legend of Zelda. Inspiration for the miniature came from both the 8 bit image and the game manual.

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In one picture the band is blue while in the other gold, so I combined them. The game manual image has two colors in the gem, so I swirled them together to visualize the power of the blue ring.

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.

The Magical Shield, Comes With Protection From Fire And Magic!!!

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At this point in the game your ready to buy a magical shield.  This shield can protect Link against fireball and magic attacks. This shield also appears in The Adventures of Link as the only shield.

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I designed the shield to resemble a combination of the 8 bit image and the game manual. I went with a red cross as all the art from the time also depicts the shield in this manner.

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Be careful with your Magical Shield we do not offer Like-Like theft insurance!

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Today I leave you with one of my favorite fan art videos, The Legend of Zelda: Real Life.

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.

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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