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Life-size Lego Hylian Shield a minor masterpiece

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(Hylian Shield by Bolt of Blue, used with permission, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.)

Software engineer by day, Lego hero by night, Remi has built a Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Hylian shield entirely out of Lego pieces.

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(Hylian Shield by Bolt of Blue, used with permission, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.)

It contains over US$1500 worth of around 1000 Lego pieces and took around six months of spare time to build, but the time and effort put into this Lego creation absolutely shows. It's an impressive piece of work — especially when you consider that it's only built of Lego — no foam core, no glue, no dowel.

The result is understandably pretty fragile — as Remi says on the Flickr page that he shares with his wife Alyse, Bolt of Blue, Lego does not like to curve in that fashion — but we love the attention to detail. The insignia on the front contains all sorts of crazy pieces — crossbows, Lego horse attire, morning stars, dinosaurs, crabs, fans and motorcycle helmets were among what we could identify — Remi told CNET Australia that all pieces came from Bricklink, a website that allows you to buy Lego pieces rather than sets. And if you look at the back, Remi has even constructed a strap and handle, like you would find on Link's actual shield (although, for the wrong hand).

Of course, this isn't Remi's first foray into Lego awesomeness. He has been building with Lego for around 10 years, and recently participated in building a majorly sweet Lego Tower of Orthanc from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, which stands 2.18 metres tall, and he is also responsible for dinosaurs, Star Wars pieces and a Lego Taj Mahal.

To view the pictures in high-res, and see more images of the Hylian shield, head on over to the Bolt of Blue Hylian Shield Flickr set and give Remi a huge thumbs-up. And if you're in Seattle this weekend, you can see the shield in person at BrickCon 2012, or in LA at DesignerCon on 3 November.

(Hylian Shield byBolt of Blue, used with permission, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.)


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