Legend of Zelda Playhouse

Articulation / Toy Design

Project Brief...
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Find a figurine no bigger than three inches

Develop a themed home that the figurine would live in

The house must collapse into 6″x6″x12″ and expand to create as much playroom as possible while maintaining the character theme

Construct a foamcore model to verify dimensions

Develop elevation drawings of all of the rooms


Character Analysis

2 Inch figurine- Link from the Legend of Zelda Video game series

 

Link character render

 

Articulation Ideation Thumbnails

The articulation must stay within the boundaries of a 6″x6″x12″


Development

 
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This concept features removable platforms with environmental features, as well as sliding features

 

When closed, the final articulation resembles a treasure chest, a common item in all Legend of Zelda games. The idea is to invoke feelings of both excitement and wonder when opening the toy house.


Elevation Drawings


Final foamcore mockup