My 11 year old cousin is one of the biggest Zelda fans I know. So when he heard that I was planning on making a Hylian Shield for myself he begged my to make one for him, too. I was really motivated and sat down with my Dremel trying to make the ornaments. Even after a whole day I was not able to get the symmetry I was aiming for. So I set the project aside.
A few weeks before Christmas I stumbled over the pieces and decided to give it another shot. By then I was the proud owner of a 3D printer, which allowed me to simply print all the ornaments for the shield.
Instead of painting the shield myself I decided to let him do it and as you can see in the second picture he did a really good job.

Step 1: Stuff you need

  • Grey primer
  • Wood glue
  • Door handle
  • 7 mm plywood (2 pieces with 60x45 cm each)
  • Wood filler
  • Screws
  • Leather belt (or a bicycle tube)
  • Filament
  • Strong glue

  • Jigsaw
  • 3D printer
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Drill
  • Sander
Very Cool! I remember the first Zelda! a golden cartridge for my Nintendo... oh so many years ago.... Voted!
Thank you! <br>I gave my NES to my brother last week (now he has every Nintendo console (except for the Color TV Game) and nearly every handheld). I don't have much time to play any more, but it is still a lot of fun.
<p>the 3d objects are in inches, cm or mm?</p>
<p>I saw this on Thingiverse last month and think I actually laughed out loud with excitement. This is a fantastic project! </p><p>The only reason I haven't printed one yet is because my printer's bed is a tad small, but I'll be visiting a Fab Lab with nice big printers soon. I'll post pics as soon as I can.</p>
when i try to look at the file things it just shows me a hand
<p>Which file thing? I can open them all. </p>
<p>ya i still love he game o.-</p>
Love it legend of Zelda is awesome
Do you have a Thingiverse account that these could be published with or are published under?
Hi, I just did: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:217000
I'm looking to buy a 3D printer, which one do you have? It seems to do a great job.
Hi, I have the Replicator 2
I love the fact that you worked it out as a paint by number, it looks great!!
Thank you and once again thanks for the feature! Good job on being so active lately!
You deserve them and well, that's my way of spending my Christmas vacation :D
Most excellent as have been seen Brit! Looks like fun!
Thank you! Yes it was (especially after I haven't had to build all the ornaments with an Dremel any more).
Modern mixed media (3D and woodwork). Looks great!

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