Legend of Zelda: Master Sword & Pedestal
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The Legend of Zelda, whether you played it for the first time 25 years ago –or have never played it at all, there is no denying its brilliance. A classic tale of a small hero rising up to strike down evil and rescue the princess, Legend of Zelda has enticed gamers of all ages for over a quarter of a century. Many things are iconic to this beloved series; Link, Ganon, Zelda, Epona, Bombs, Arrows, etc… but especially the Master Sword.
Also known as “The Blade of Evil’s Bane”, the Master Sword is the instrument by which Link defeats the Dark Lord, Ganondorf. A staple of the Zelda franchise, it is widely considered the greatest video game weapon of all time.
Over the years there have been various real-life incarnations of the Master Sword, all featuring various combinations of plastic, wood, and/or steel. But there is one medium it has never touched upon –Lego bricks.
What better way to represent this iconic blade than with a medium that allows you to forge the Master Sword with your own hands?
Certainly it would not be for serious play. But it would still be a beautiful looking tribute to one of the greatest game series of all time. More in the vein of architecture sets, or Ultimate Collector’s Edition sets than anything else.
Understand that the Master Sword does change a bit throughout its numerous portrayals. Because of that this representation isn't based off any single representation. Instead it takes the most important features of the Master Sword and turns them into a slightly new, LEGO representation.
I am perfectly aware that the idea of a full sized LEGO Master Sword may have more appeal to some people. But in the end I opted for a smaller version for various reasons
1. The smaller sword uses fewer pieces while still being able to keep a high level of detail, making it more appealing from a production standpoint.
2. It’s not nearly as much like an actual weapon, making it safer and therefore more viable from a marketing standpoint.
3. It’s much easier to store or put somewhere for display. Finding a spot to display a full-sized Master Sword is a pain in the you-know-what due to its enormousness length.
We’ve already had MINGLES’ and Raguru's Zelda projects go through review, WeTalbott’s project reached 10,000 a little while ago, and flailx has a great Wind Waker project going. Let’s show Lego just how much we want Legend of Zelda sets by keeping Lego Zelda projects in constant review!
Piece count: The sword itself is just over 100 pieces. With the pedestal the total build comes to 275.
Estimated Length: Just shy of 45 Centimeters.
Estimated price range (in US Dollars): With the pedestal, the sword would probably cost between $25-$35. But if necessary, the sword could always be produced without the pedestal, allowing for a set that only cost $10-$20.
This sword is obviously not meant for serious swordplay. But nonetheless it would be a great way to pay homage to this classic franchise without worrying about new moulds or anything like that.