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The Bow, you’ll shoot your eye out!

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After gathering various items in the the game, your are finally ready to go to the first dungeon.  Yes, we could have gotten a potion at this point. But, it’s the first dungeon, come on, you can do it! An update on the potions – I have almost completed a unique casting technique to make the bottles. I am just waiting on a special material to arrive to make casting it even easier.

Back to the dungeon – it’s called the Eagle and is located in what seems to be a dead Deku tree.


In its depths you will find one of the most iconic items of the Zelda series, the bow. It appears in almost all the Zelda games. In this timeline it appears in A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening. However, the bow in Link’s Awakening exists in a magical world which is the dream of the Wind Fish, whereas the bow from A Link to the Past looks very much like the game manual image of the bow from the original Legend of Zelda. Is it the same bow?

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It appears to be. I designed the bow based on this linked history.

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Stringing the bow is very easy to accomplish. See directions here.

If your still lost on the Zelda Timeline make sure you watch Zelda The Complete Story!


The Magical Clock, make time stand still

The Magical Clock stops time for all enemies on the screen, however it is so much more. While it never makes an appearance in any other game. It foreshadows a theme that will become very important in the Zelda game series – time. The clock design was based on a combination of the 8 bit and game manual images. I placed extra support around the winding stem, to ensure it would not break. It should be noted that the clock is also mentioned in The Shadow Prince, a 1992 choose your own adventure book based on the Legend of Zelda.

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If you have been reading my blog or keeping up with Zelda you know that time alteration and multiple parallel timelines are part of the story now . While according to the creators this was not the original plan, I’m glad it ended up being this way. Why? Because time travel could actually exist, not to mention parallel universes. Don’t believe me? Meet Dr. Michio Kaku – he is a theoretical physicist and professor at the City College of New York.

So just remember we might be living in a story containing multiple timelines as well.


The Blue Candle, careful don’t burn yourself!

The Blue Candle can be found in the northern part of the map in a shop. Once acquired, you have the ability to set bushes and even enemies on fire (But only once per screen :-()!

Again, I am discussing the items in the order they appear in the game.

Here’s a map from Zelda Dungeon’s walkthrough, in case you are totally lost.


As far as other candles in the Zelda timeline, there are not any. Apparently the red candle from the Original Legend of Zelda survives and makes an appearance in The Adventures of Link. Candles appear in no other Zelda games. However, the lantern does appear in many of the games throughout the timeline. Perhaps the magic that created the candles and lanterns are somehow connected.

Inspiration for the blue candle was taken from both the 8 bit image and the game manual (both can be seen below).

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The most challenging part of this piece was creating the dripping wax effect and the floating handle.


Today we will be viewing part four of the video series that will explain the entire Zelda timeline!

See you on Friday for a mystery post!

Show This To The Old Woman

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It came up Zelda today so here we go. In case everyone has not caught on yet, I am going through each item in the order you should acquire them in the game.


The letter will allow the old woman to brew up the two potions that are available in the game. You may notice it varies a little from the 8 bit image. Due to the minimum size that this type of 3D printing requires inspiration had to be taken from the image in the game manual.



As a little extra touch, the miniature letter has a golden seal with the imprint of the potion bottle punched out.

Here is part three of the video series that will explain the entire Zelda timeline. Enjoy!

Heart Container and Recovery Hearts

In the beginning of any Zelda game you always have to be so careful! Three hearts is just not enough. Then when you start collecting heart containers you feel more and more courageous. Let’s not forget recovery hearts. Time spent killing enemies, whacking bushes, and even digging holes to find one in order to end the incessant one heart beep! Both miniatures were proportioned and designed after the 8 bit items.

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Here’s a lego sculpture of the 8 bit heart container.


Today I want to leave you with one of my favorite pieces of fan art. It’s a digital painting from the artist Ag+ showing all the major characters from the Zelda games.