This is a story about how I started with 2 amiibos and ended with a full blown project and amiibo collection. ?
I have been a fan of The Legend of Zelda series for a really long time!
The newest game, Breath of the Wild, has actually topped my list of favorite Zelda games. What can I say, it’s beautiful, it’s creative, and I can get lost just wandering around exploring. It’s almost relaxing (…until a Guardian pops up).
So anyway… after playing for awhile, I decided to spend a little $$ on a couple of amiibos for some in-game extras. I bought 2 – Link and Zelda (BotW versions). They are AWESOME and I LOVE THEM. My collection grew from there, and soon enough, I had a bunch sitting randomly on a bookcase and it looked like a mess.
After looking online, I saw that the baseball bat display case from Michaels (a craft store) was recommended by a lot of people for displaying amiibos. It’s a great size, and you can flip open the front to get to them.
After buying that I thought, hey, some LEDs would look cool in here!
And they did.
And I should have stopped there.
I don’t know why but I started sketching design ideas for the case. I guess because plain black looked so… plain. I have a Silhouette that I don’t use much, and I started thinking of maybe making some stencils with it.
Then I found a Sheikah symbols font and that pretty much sealed the deal.
A trip to Lowes and Michaels…. and a couple of more Amazon orders…. and I was set.
This project took awhile, but it was really fun to brainstorm and try different ideas. I would have done a couple of things differently, but I’m happy with how it turned out.
While putting together photos and video, this turned into a chance to learn iMovie also. Not that it’s difficult, but I hadn’t really played with it.
And so.. the slightly overly dramatic video!
I’m working on a tutorial, in case you’re a little obsessed with this kind of thing like me. 🙂
[Edit] Tutorial added on the next post.