The Nintendo Gallery is a location in The Wind Waker.
The Gallery is located on a tall cylindrical island near the Forest Haven. Once Link finds a way inside, he'll meet Carlov who will carve a figurine of any enemy or person you want. All that is required for this is to show him a color Pictograph of the subject to be sculpted. These Pictographs must show enough of the subject for it to be sculpted: usually the whole body, but in certain cases where this isn't possible (as with Carlov), as much of the person as possible within the Pictograph is necessary. Without an acceptable Pictograph, Carlov cannot create the figurine. Manny, who stands near the entrance to the gallery before Link gains entry, can be seen loitering near Carlov's counter or walking around in the gallery. Several works-in-progress are found behind the counter, though Carlov is never seen working on them. Completed figurines stand on shelves. These include a Submarine, the Salvage Corp's boat, a scale model of the windmill and lighthouse on Windfall Island, and both forms of the Nayru statue on Southern Triangle Island (before and after the Goddess Pearls are placed). A pig and a scale model of Tetra's Ship rest on the counter, while a Seagull and a blowfish-like creature hang from the ceiling.
The Nintendo Gallery is notorious for being extremely difficult to complete, as most mini-bosses and bosses are one-time-only enemies, meaning that if Link defeats them before getting a Pictograph of it (or worse, takes several Pictographs but none of them are acceptable enough for figurine-making), he is essentially barred from obtaining that figurine for the remainder of the game. However, in spite of popular belief, this quest is possible to complete on the first playthrough. There is no one-time-only figurine that cannot be obtained on the first playthrough, since Carlov accepts pictographs from the boss rematches in Ganon's Tower.
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Lenzo, the pictographer on Windfall Island, will give Link pictographs of characters that are impossible to take pictures of (such as Jabun and Great Fairy) called Legendary Pictographs, so that it is possible to get their figurines as well.
The figurines take one day to make, and the process can be sped up using the "Song of Passing." The figurines are made out of a special material called Rainbow Stone, an extremely rare type of rock found only around Forest Haven.
The Wind Waker HD
Completion of the Nintendo Gallery is facilitated in The Wind Waker HD. In the remake, the Picto Box holds 12 pictographs instead of 3, meaning that the gallery can be completed in less trips. Furthermore, a golden Carlov icon will appear on pictographs that are eligible for use in figurine-making. Link no longer has to seek confirmation from Carlov in-person, thus eliminating the risk of bringing in pictographs only to have them rejected. In addition, Carlov can now make 12 figurines per day, as opposed to only one in the original. Finally, players can use the Tingle Bottle to send pictographs, which receiving players can then add to their own Picto Box and use them to complete their Nintendo Gallery. Thus players who have missed one-time-only pictograph opportunities can still complete the gallery.
- Main article: Figurines in The Wind Waker
* — Obtained via a Legendary Pictograph.
† — Automatically received with another figurine.
‡ — Obtained by taking a pictograph, saving the game, and then quitting.
! — May be missable after some point of the game.
Hall A: Forest Haven Figurines
Hall B: Dragon Roost Island Figurines
Hall C: Enemy Figurines
Hall D: Boss and Mini-boss Figurines
Hall E: Outset Island Figurines
Hall F: Windfall Island Figurines
Hall G: Great Sea Figurines
- In The Wind Waker HD, the Knuckle figurine is needed to complete the Nintendo Gallery, unlike the original game. A reference to this fact was added to his figurine description.
- It is impossible to get a figurine of a Beamos. If Link brings in a successful pictograph of one, the resulting figurine will be an Armos.
- In addition to the figurines of The Wind Waker subjects, several figurines behind Carlov's counter reference previous Zelda games. Figurines of the Bunny Hood, All-Night Mask, Goron Mask and Keaton Mask from Majora's Mask hang on the wall to Carlov's right. Several bottles of Lon Lon Milk can be found on the shelves. A figurine in the process of being carved resembles Saria or Anju.
- "I think I should be done with this tomorrow. If you'd like, you can go ahead and take a look at our gallery in the meantime." — Carlov (The Wind Waker)
- "How do you like my figurine? Isn't it marvelous? We do use only the highest quality material, after all, so I suppose it couldn't be anything less than lovely. You can make figurines out of many different materials, but I carve mine from rainbow stone—It's a special type of rock whose colors defy description. Rainbow stone is a very precious material, and it can only be found around here!" — Carlov (The Wind Waker)
- "Supposedly, it used to bother him that this collection was considered complete, even without his figurine." — Nintendo Gallery figurine description (The Wind Waker HD)
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