Huge Zelda fan Joseph Zawada spent the past two and a half years building an intricate LEGO version of the great Hyrule Castle from the GameCube and Wii game, Twilight Princess. “It’s based off of a video game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which is my favorite game in the franchise, so I wanted to recreate the iconic castle in it,” he says.
“It’s based off of a video game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which is my favorite game in the franchise, so I wanted to recreate the iconic castle in it.”
While Zawada makes the build look easy, he faced some difficult problems along the way — making the roof a fluid curve using the cubed LEGO bricks was quite the challenge. The castle may have been a top priority and focal point for the project, but Zawada gave careful thought into the vegetation that surrounded the castle, spending precious time on making it look natural, and “as organic as possible.”
“as organic as possible”
The LEGO Twilight Princess Hyrule Castle took two cars for transportation to the LEGO expo BrickFair Virginia 2015, and was also a very costly project for builder Joseph Zawada. Using an element called “pick-a-brick”, Zawada made the castle walls out of a specific LEGO brick that he had to get imported directly from Scandinavia.
Although Zawada spent invaluable time constructing the build itself, the details were extremely exquisite. For a full interview with Joseph Zawada from BrickFair 2015, you can refer to the video below, or go directly to YouTube.
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