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The Legend of Zelda Collection box art cover
By avatar TheSlyder 41 on January 28th, 2008
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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I've spent a lot of time on this one, and I'm fairly satisfied with it. Ultimately though, it's a failed project, since the door doesn't close 100% when the games are in it. I should've made it deeper.

This entire thing was crafted by me, from the cardboard measured, cut out, and glued together, to the tiny triforce on the front. (The hinges were purchased at Hobby Lobby.) I even put a metal rod in the side of it, and magnets in the "door" so that it holds itself shut.

I'm sure there will be some people that contest this being acceptable "box art." To those people I say that this is a box for the games, and it is just as much art as putting together images with layers and filters. There is no rule that states that we can't upload photographs of a product instead of a digital mock-up or skin.

I hope you all enjoy it, I've had a hell of a time making it.

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ClonedX 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

wow nice job with the crafting 4/5

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MusicallyInspired 9 [ 1 decade ago ]

Wow. I'd buy one if you were selling. But I have 5 Zelda GameCube packages so it'd have to be bigger than holding just 3. :)

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Nerdysimmer 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

Very nice, I wish I could craft something like that. All I can build is a box, a chair, and a table. Great job. 5/5 +fav

I've got one question, what materials did you use to make that package? I'm prolly taking a guess it's leather and brass.

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Techne 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

I want one!

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Star89er 32 [ 1 decade ago ]

ZOMG! You stole it from here: link
Lawl, jk.

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The Forsaken 6 [ 1 decade ago ]

#6, That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Niiiiiceeeelly done, Slyder. Very original, too. I tip my hat to you.

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dadoo 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

very cool...very cool!

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IceFox 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Very awesome and well designed.

Now I'm thinking about making one of these for a Firefly boxset. Put my Firefly DVDs in there, Serenity, and the Serenity CE and leave a spot open for the hopeful blu ray release of the movie.

Then again, that would be pretty big so scratch that.

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VGMaster 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

hmm...

Can you teach me how to do that? I want to do that! Please! Your's rulz!

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timeblade 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

man that is one cool case 5/5 + fav

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#4, I actually made it from cardboard wrapped in vinyl (faux leather) fabric. The triforce on the side is made from a gold reflective posterboard, and the triforce on the front is made out of cardboard that I cut and wrapped in the gold coating from that same posterboard.

Everybody else, thanks for the compliments and favorites, I'm glad you appreciate it.

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Maybe Tomorrow 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is splenderifous.

Fav'd.

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Reza 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

Gotta give a fav for the effort alone. Thats one sweet case man.

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wasa-bi 7 [ 1 decade ago ]

the opening looks wonky and that leather looks somewhat "wavy". kudos on making it, but it does look a bit strange to me.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Yeah, I'm thinking I put the hinges on a little bit crooked or something since it doesn't line up 100% perfectly. Also, I can blame the "waves" on the glue. After drying, it makes everything wrinkle (By everything, I mean the fabric.) but then after an extra 24 hours, it flattens itself out. I hadn't given it time to unwrinkle when I took the photograph, I guess.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

First of all, allow me to apologize for "bumping" my box, as it's not my intention. I just feel compelled to elaborate on what I've done. I've been bothered by how plain the presentation for the box was, and I finally set aside the time to spruce it up a little bit. I'm far more satisfied with it this way.

For anyone who's interested, I downloaded the Zelda font from DaFont.com, it's called "Triforce." I'm sure plenty of people would appreciate its use.

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

holy testicles this is awesome. i want it. any plans of selling it?

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Well, I'm unsatisfied with the result, and had thoughts on starting over, if I did, I thought about putting the first one up on ebay or something.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Really good job crafting that. :)

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thank you, sir. I appreciate your appreciation. (I could've swore I already thanked you, but apparently not.)

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

In my opinion, this does not count as a video game box art.
If you want people to see your work, post this on an arts and crafts website or something.
But of course, everyone else seems to disagree with me so it doesn't matter what i say.
Well done.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I'm sure if I'd used a leather texture on a template and slapped some logos on it, you'd have a different opinion. This is the same as any other box set on the site except this is physical rather than conceptual.

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#23 No this aint the same as any other box on the site!
This is not a box art, its a box to store your games in.

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VGMaster 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Cerium, this is just as much of a boxart as a collecter's edition tin. He made something like a tin, which doesn't always have lots of logos on it.

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Cerium, if this isn't a boxart, then neither are these:

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I'd quit while you're just behind a little bit.

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Except that a collecters edition tins usually are sold with the game inside it which acts like a box art cover. This is not a box art cover, this is a storage box for games. This is no different from someone making a shelf out of wood and then submitting it.

#26 And I dont get how the two links you showed me do not qualify as box art. Please explain yourself at least when trying to argue.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I appreciate the defense, gentlemen, but I think I have a better example:

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What's the difference? I'm not pretending that this is a package sold in stores. That's pretty much it, and I'm afraid there is no rule that states that our boxes have to be commercially acceptable. In fact, my Portal box shouldn't be proper by your argument, since it's "Only a storage box for the game." I designed it to be an attractive case for the game, not "packaging" for it, just like I did this.

Now, before you say anything, pretend for a moment that instead of holding three DVD cases, it held one large case that held multiple disks inside of it, and I called it a "collector's set."

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Hey! My bumping has helped this box get into the HoF!
I guess im not all bad am I? =]
Congratz man!

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Apollo 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#29 Thats a little hypocritcal, isn't it?

Anyway, I faved this box awhile ago and never commented, So I think I will now.

This takes real effort. I love it. I'd like one, too. Preferably for a different series xD I'm not a major Zelda fan. Still, I love it! I want to see another version with even moar effort! That would kick so much ass! :]

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Oh, wow! My first Hall of Fame entry. What a wonderful feeling.

This isn't the last "real world" project that I plan on submitting. So expect others in the near future. This was my first project because it seemed like the most simple. (Turned out to be pretty complex.)

Thanks so much, everyone!

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#27, Considering that one of them isn't even a box art and one of them is something you made by hand (like this)...

Gratz, Slyder!

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#32 One of them is a satire so that hardly counts does it? Use your brain!!

And the one i made by hand is an actual box art for a game. Are you saying that box arts made physically rather than conceptually shouldn't be allowed?

Hmmmm....

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VGMaster 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

It's just different! Different isn't always bad.

congratz

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#34 Yes its different!
I mean dont get me wrong, I'm not saying this aint good by any means! It looks really amazing and im sure he could make a living out of making these and then selling them on eBay or somewhere. I'd certainly buy one.
What im saying is this does not count as a proper box art and xIAMHUNTERx's defence was pretty crap.

Anyway yeah, im tired of argueing. Lets just draw a line under this whole thing =]

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I think that's a good idea, and I would like to state on one final note (And hopefully one that satisfies everyone) that I agree with you, it's not a video game case by any means, but it is a video game box, and there isn't a rule saying that what we produce has to strictly be video game cover inserts or cases specifically for a one game. Your point is valid, but I don't think it's an issue to bring up, since Reed or any mods have mentioned it.

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numerobetically 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

slick. +fav

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eyescovered 6 [ 1 decade ago ]

saw this a long time ago, glad to it make the HoF! congrats!!!

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Ratchetcomand 8 [ 1 decade ago ]

That really cool, 5/5 fav+.

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#35, It wasn't "pretty crap", it served to show how ridiculous you're making yourself look by complaining about how this isn't a "boxart". I'm pretty sure it is, since it's a.) a box, and b.) art.

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#40 Er yes it was crap defense!! You tried proving your point by showing me a satire box which is a joke, and a box art made with real paper to fit the "Paper Mario" theme.
Ha! Now who looks ridiculous!
Now i suggest we forget about this now and get on with our lives.

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Moogle 37 [ 1 decade ago ]

#41, Boy oh boy you get better and better. This is boxart. Its good boxart. Your an idiot. Your logic makes no sense. This fits the "Zelda theme" with its triforce. I used your own logic against you. Bye bye~

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#42 I never said it wasn't good!
And your making no sense about using my own logic against me?
Hey, i'll be the bigger man and walk away! At least im not resulting in childish name calling. Grwo up.

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snake1001001 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

thats making me want to make one and put all my Trailer Park Boys DVD's in it...but i just cant know can I

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jesse777 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

Cerium please shut up. this is a good box 4/5 from me you have creativity and i like that +fav :)

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#41, Don't worry, it's still you.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

That's Perfect.10/5!

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Wow, this made it to 50 favorites!

I've got to say "thank you" to all of you that liked this one. I didn't even make it specifically for the site, I just thought it'd be cool to show off.

Thanks everyone, I never expected it to be this popular (Even though over half of the favorites are from newly registered users...) it's down to number nineteen on the most favorited boxes of all time list.

Awesome!

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EggBoy13 28 [ 1 decade ago ]

giv to me or i kill yoo!!!!!

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I don't appreciate death threats, sir.

Though, I'm considering selling it, if I make a better one for myself (The games are far too tight in this one.)

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

I'll sell you my house.

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GuitarMan 28 [ 1 decade ago ]

#50, if you do decide to sell it on Ebay i bet it'll get up into the hundreds easy between EggBoy and Vengeance compeating to have the top bid. lol

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Psychotime 3 [ 1 decade ago ]

Here's an idea. Make a bunch of these (with fixed proportions) , then tell us before you go and sell em. I plan on finally playing some Zelda games for once, and this would be an awesome accessory.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I'm actually planning one that will blow this one out of the water. It's just a matter of whether or not the effort to make it is worth the result. Considering how much I learned on this one, it might just be. I know what mistakes to not make, now.

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ParaWing 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

Very cool. Sorry about that arguement on my Sonic 3D collection box Slyder. Hope there's no hard feelings.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#55, None at all, I argue with EVERYBODY over the internet.

It's practically a hobby.

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ParaWing 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

#56, LOL! I'm glad. Btw, can't wait to see what your next project is, it'll probably be great!

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mousepad 7 [ 1 decade ago ]

*Steals the box from slyder's house* Ya. I love it that much XD.

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minichapman 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

abolutely focking love+FAV!

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darkmario78 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

What games you made up on this boxart.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#60, wh...what?

What games did I make up? I didn't make up any of the games, they're the three core Zelda games released on the Gamecube: The LoZ collector's disk, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess.

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Syce16 4 [ 1 decade ago ]

what the heck is this

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

#62, it's a masterpiece. and it could beat anything you ever hoped of making.

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MachHedgehog 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

Holy crap is this cool

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Ray Blade 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

I will F^#%@!g buy that from you! That is beautiful.

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SilentMan101 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#65, Yeah right after me :P

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Ghoul 56 14 [ 1 decade ago ]

That's what it'd be like!

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Blazyx 17 [ 1 decade ago ]

Holy crap, how is it possible for a human to make such a thing this great?

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#68, It was accidental. I had supplies for a completely unrelated project and I tripped, this was the result.

Really, though, this was very simple and easy. It required very little know-how and craftsmanship. I actually messed up on a lot of things with it. I've no doubt everyone here that liked it could make one on their own if they just invested the time (The hardest and most time consuming part was planning it out, how I would shape the box itself, what materials to use, and how to get the effect I wanted.)

Everything I used I got from Hobby Lobby (Except the cardboard for the box, which I got from work, but could be purchased from Hobby Lobby as well.

I took photographs of the process. Maybe when I get a chance I'll make a tutorial thread for it.

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Though I faved long ago, I just wanted to mention again that out of all the designs I've seen during my time here on VGBA, I certainly will NEVER forget this one.

The implementation of something like this truly puts you in a league of creativity all your own Slyder.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#70, That means a lot to me coming from the likes of you, one of the artists I respect most. Thanks, man.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 1 decade ago ]

This deserves another fave from me! :P

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Ricardo 24 [ 9 years ago ]

This is not bad, I like it, its interesting. Though I think it would have looked more elegant with the hinges on the inside, or as they are but with more ornamentation of the same material/color to accompany it. Good job, man. Very creative.

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