This month, Loot Crate, a service that mails subscribers a monthly gift box full of unknown nerdy merchandise, is sending out a box dubbed “Heroes 2” as a sequel to last year’s “Heroes” themed box. This time around our hero of legend is being honored with a “a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable” in Loot Crate’s standard July box. But that’s not all, as the one lucky subscriber who receives July’s Mega Crate will be sent a “Legend of Zelda shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set.” Also, non-subscribers still have 15 days to order July’s crate! For more details, hit the jump.
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Ever want to build your very own bar-top arcade cabinet? Have some spare time and want to create an epic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time themed cabinet all for yourself? Well, now you can! Phrazelle, an Instructables user ( a site where you can share your DIY projects for the world to see), has created his very own Zelda inspired cabinet and shared the entire process with detailed instructions and images. The finished product looks absolutely spectacular and seems to have been a pretty big feat to tackle as the entire thing was made by just him and his father. Head past the jump to check out some pictures of the process.
Zelda Universe is holding auditions for its next film project, Skyward Sword: The Movie. This project is similar to ZU’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie, in that Lead Media Editor Alexander Trevino is auditioning voice actors who will dub over all of the cutscenes from Skyward Sword and these will be strung together into a full length film. Auditions are open to the public from June 25th through July 9th, and audition tapes can be sent in here. For more details, hit the jump!
Welcom back, Zelda fans, to the newest installment of ZD Gallery! Every other Sunday we select an artist who’s created something inspired by The Legend of Zelda and showcase them and their masterpieces! So this week, allow us to introduce Blake Robinson. Robinson’s YouTube channel, The Synthetic Orchestra, is the home of his many covers- and even some of his own original work- that he’s created using synthetic instruments. His covers range from television series like Dexter to video game franchises like Final Fantasy and, of course, Zelda. In fact, Robinson currently has twenty-four orchestrated songs from the Zelda franchise and has no desire to stop there.
Go ahead an make the jump to check out some of his work!
Have you seen the new Jurassic World movie yet? Well, if not, I’m sure you’ve seen the #PrattKeeping meme that has been circulating the internet in which people mimic Chris Pratt’s defensive pose against three dinosaurs but with other animals. Kayden007 seems to have joined in on the fun, as our beloved Zelda series has a fearsome creature of it’s own. The surprisingly aggressive Cucco. And Kayden007’s T-shirt design features Link prattkeeping against three rather angry-looking Cuccos.
You can find this design over on Qwertee where designs need votes in order to be sold by the website. Currently, this design is at 357 votes, and Qwertee usually decides on the most voted for design for it’s t-shirt sale of the day. If you’re interested in adding this comical piece to your collection of Zelda duds, I suggest you head on over and place your vote!
Marvel enthusiast Craig Warrack has quite an interesting passion. If you were to visit his YouTube channel, not only would you find several videos on reviewing brand action figures of either favorite heroes or favorite villains, but also videos showcasing the actions figures he’s created himself. Figures that, dare I say, might even be better than what you can buy at a toy store. Included in his collection of custom action figures- and quite recently finished- is none other than the King of Evil, Ganon!
Make the jump for the mechanics and to check out the process of Warrack’s stunning work!
The imgur user Saloncinx has a passion for customizing GameBoy Colors, and his latest customization is inspired by The Legend of Zelda. He shows off in detail, the steps he took to design and create this shiny gold machine complete with its very own glowing Triforce. Head past the jump to see how he made it happen.
Link’s Hylian Shield is one of the most iconic myriad of weapons in the Zelda franchise (next to the Master Sword, of course). Rarely do we see a fan made replica made out of material imagined to be similar to Link’s sturdy shield. Imgur user AntaresVariant constructs a Hylian Shield out of plywood for the base, and stainless steel for the border and ornamentations. This is quite a remarkable design, so hit the jump to take a look! Read more…
Back in 2012, ahamling27, a map maker over on Curse.com, started releasing alpha versions of a Terraria map based on A Link to the Past. This past March, it finally released from alpha stages, and has fully released! YouTuber HERO, known for his extensive channel of How-To and Let’s Play videos based on Terraria, has begun a Let’s Play of the map. The map is also downloadable, and supports multiplayer, so join with your friends to venture through nine dugeons, fight through bosses and parkour trials, and save Hyrule!
Hit the jump for the first episode of HERO’s Let’s Play, and for download links. Read more…
YouTube user InstrumentManiac- otherwise known as Luke Pickman- is no stranger to music. With a talent to play a wide variety of instruments, one of his hobbies is creating different covers and original music videos and posting them on YouTube. Beyond the jump is one of his more simple videos, a sextet flute rendition of Lon Lon Ranch!
Yesterday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time this Summer’s semi-annual Zeldathon started streaming to the public. For those who aren’t familiar, Zeldathon raises money for a charity of its choice twice a year by playing Zelda games straight for as long as fan donations meet the goals set to extend playing time. This summer, the Zeldathon team is raising money for Charity: Water, with the mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe. Zeldathon worked with Charity: Water back in 2012 to raised $45,874. The goal this time around is to raise $150,000 so head over to the stream to share your support, join the chat, and donate!
Video games are a great way to relax and unwind on a slow day, and many like to kick back with a Zelda game and a nice, hot cup of tea. Thankfully, LadyDustBunny on Etsy is offering funny crocheted cozies for you cups/mugs, themed after Zelda herself, Shiek, and a Triforce design. You know, to keep your tea warm and cute-looking, and to keep some of us clumsy folk from burning ourselves. They are being sold at a reasonable price, so check out some pictures and prices after the jump!
One thing that Zelda has no shortage of is fan-created content. Let’s be real, you could probably Google “Zelda” right now, and get some cray awesome piece of fanart. The fans sure know how to put together something awesome, but some of the most amazing things they put out are the larger-scale projects. Whether it is a drawn-out animation series, a large music project, a fan-made game or a large collaboration, fan projects are numerous and often times amazing. Got a favorite? Are there any projects gone by that you really loved?
Join the discussion after the jump! Read more…
Welcome back to ZD Gallery where every other week we feature an artist and their works of art that pay homage to our beloved Zelda series. This week, we are pleased to introduce Streaac, an active Zelda fan who’s been creating pieces for the franchise for the past year or so, including prints and even a couple comics that are still in the works.
Go ahead and make the jump to see more of Streaac’s work and catch our interview with her!
In the fantasy world of Hyrule, not much concedes to the restrictions of reality. But with Zelda Wii U’s shift into open world gaming, it wouldn’t be unthinkable for a more real economy to present itself. Modern open world games are sometimes more realistic than what the Legend of Zelda is used to, and adapting the series to fit around a true economy is one way for it to be more realistic without damaging the integrity of its fantasy elements. Fluctuating item pricing and availability due to supply and demand or the socioeconomic state of a shop’s location could add more structure to the economy.
Though this may change the usual abundance of rupees in Hyrule, it could also allow for Link’s different interactions to improve his chances of earning money or paying lower prices.