3D Print: Zelda N64 Shrine with statues

I came across this interesting little project made by a user named abrokadabra; it’s a fully 3D printable statue called the Zelda N64 Shrine. Now this is the first (of a few) things that you can 3D print for the Nintendo 64 that I will be having a look at, so why not start with this neat little artwork?

3D print description

This 3D printable model come in two different forms – one with Link statues at the top, and one without. For the sake of completion, we’ll have a look at the one that does have the statues.

The shrine (with Link statues)

The shrine (with Link statues)

The shrine (no Link statues)

The shrine (no Link statues)

The base of the model is shaped to look like a Nintendo 64 console. It’s actually very detailed – it has all the curves, the cartridge and controller ports but it’s missing the ‘legs’ on the N64 as well as the power ports. I’m going to assume they skipped on this because the ports look kind of lonely if they’re empty and having cables dangling out might be a bit odd. An interesting tidbit about this section is that the decal on the front of the console has been replaced with the Hyrule crest. Attention to detail!

On top of the the 3D print’s console base, there is  a huuuuge N64 logo.  Normally this would look really odd in real life because the surface of the N64 I uneven unlike pretty much every other Nintendo console. But since the logo is ‘fused’ into the base, it works.Each side of the logo has a symbol of Zelda on the N64 which are the Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, a Hylian shield and the Zelda title screen logo.

The Zelda title decor

The Zelda title decor

The Ocarina of Time decor

The Ocarina of Time decor

The Hylian Shield decor

The Hylian Shield decor

The Majora's Mask Decor

The Majora’s Mask Decor

On top of each corner of this 3D print is a statue of Link. They’re all in the same position, looking forward and wielding the sword and shield in a defensive stance.

Thefront of the Link statue

Thefront of the Link statue

The back of the Link statue

The back of the Link statue

In the middle of it all there is a Master Sword with some squiggly line decor around it.

Conclusion

This really caught my eye when I got a look at it. My first impression was that it was a monument to the N64’s and Zelda’s greatness. The attention to detail is astounding and it’s all very majestic.

However after having a deeper look,it all seemed a bit excessive. It’s a very crowded statue, but I’m going to assume that that was the point. It’s also important to note that this model is a compilation of other people’s work i.e. the maker of the shrine took the parts (console model, N64 logo model, etc) and put them together. While this in and of itself is not a bad thing, the creator credited isn’t the only one to credit for most of the work put into the model.

It’s still worth having a look though!

3D Print: Zelda N64 Shrine with statues
3D Print: Zelda N64 Shrine with statues
This 3d print showcases abrokadabra's vision of a Nintendo 64-themed Zelda statue/shrine. Now fully 3-D printable!

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