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Race Hylian
Gender Male[1]
Era Force Era
Era of the Great Sea
Family Borlov (brother) (TMC)

Carlov is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2] He is a master figurine carver.


The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, he runs the Nintendo Gallery near the Forest Haven. If Link has obtained the Deluxe Pictobox, he may then take color photographs which he may present to Carlov for him to make a figurine from the photograph. For Carlov to make a figurine from a picture, it must meet certain requisites:

  • The subject is in the center of the photograph
  • The entire body of the subject is taken
  • The subject is facing Link when the photograph is taken.

If these requirements are met, Carlov will ask Link to wait an entire day, in which that time he will spend making a figurine out of the subject in the photograph.

Carlov will even carve a figurine of himself if a photograph is taken of him, although he does not quite recognize his own face; however, he does believe the person in the photo is exceptionally handsome. According to Carlov's figurine, it is rumored that the reason he does not let anyone watch him carve is because he does so in his underwear.

In The Wind Waker HD, he will work on a maximum of 12 figurines at once as opposed to the previous limit of a single figurine at a time. The Picto Box is also equipped with a new feature that will place a golden Carlov icon on photos that meet Carlov's requirements to be turned into a figurine. Thus Link does not have to return to the Nintendo Gallery to receive Carlov's approval.

Once the Nintendo Gallery is completed, Carlov leaves to find inspiration elsewhere, leaving Link as the gallery's new master.

Carlov the Sculptor (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Birthplace: Unknown
Occupation: Nintendo Gallery Master
With unmatched talent, he is the world's greatest sculptor. It's said the reason he won't let anyone watch him sculpt is because he does so in his underwear. Lately, his club has been losing membership because he hasn't done anything "cool" with it, but as long as Link hangs around, everything will be all right!

The Minish Cap


In The Minish Cap, Carlov operates a figurine lottery, and also has a younger brother named Borlov. He rewards Link with a golden medal of his own face for collecting all 136 figurines.

Carlov (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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A sculptor of finely crafted figurines. Many consider him the best sculptor in all of Hyrule. He enjoys collecting Mysterious Shells.


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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 造型師ツクルハジメ (Zoukei Shi Tsukuru Hajime) Master Model Sculptor Hajime
French Republic FrenchEU Bill les Mains d'Or Bill, the Golden Hands
Federal Republic of Germany German Meister Minitendo Master Minitendo
Italian Republic Italian Armando Mangialavoro Armando Workeater
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Mastro Miniato Master Minias
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Carlov



  1. "A sculptor of finely crafted figurines. Many consider him the best sculptor in all of Hyrule. He enjoys collecting Mysterious Shells." — Carlov Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Carlov" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 237 (TWWHD))