Minecraft Monday: Zelda Craft Ocarina of Time

creeperrburstinThis week on Minecraft Monday we are sharing this excellent Zelda themed video! Zelda is a fav of mine, and seeing it mixed with Minecraft is always wonderful. For a long while I had hoped that Minecraft would make it’s way to the Wii U so we could get official skins and maps, but with the recent Microsoft purchase of Mojang, I have no hope we could see such a thing now.

Explaining Plato with 8-bit NES graphics.

130px-Link_LOZ_with_itemsPlato’s allegory of the Cave is one of the basic areas of study for philosophy. It’s something helpful to learn, and now you can do it a cool way.  Thug notes and 8 bit philosophy have begun a new series starting with the one below and after finding it I just had to share. Who wouldn’t want to learn serious philosophy through the Lens of NES Graphics and the likes of Link from Zelda?  See below and give them a like, and maybe even subscribe if your so inclined. -Sam


Lego Zelda has another shot at life!

The dream could be reality

The dream could be reality

Zelda is awesome. there is no point in denying. I’ve ran into people who didn’t like a certain zelda game, but none who love video games of any type, and don’t also love Zelda. For many of us it was our first introduction into Fantasy in gaming, and it’s stuck with us.

lego has a site called Lego Cuusoo and the idea of this site is that fans can submit ideas for new sets, they can be voted on, and then if they get enough votes they will be reviewed by staff and if possible made.

Zelda is heavily desired, and has made it to the review stage before. While it would take a licensing agreement with Nintendo to happen, the reason why it was declined last time was too many unique parts being required to make the set. (IGN has some info on the history of trying to get Zelda in lego form here.)

Cuusoo user Ragaru has recently achieved enough votes to head to the review process again, using less parts. Check out his work here. He doesn’t need your votes anymore, but you can drool. I also can’t imagine more hits on the page would be a bad thing!

Ragaru isn’t the only one trying to make Zelda Lego a reality. Click Here to check out other users propasals and if you like them, sign up and give them a vote (i did!)

The lines between toys and video games are blurring with items like Skylanders being hugely successful. I think this would be a great way to get kids who love legos into Zelda and her faithful hero Link, as well as get video gaming kids into a creative toy like lego.

To discuss your dreams of Zelda Lego, Jump to our forums here.