The other famous blonde elf with a bow.

I can almost hear the collective eye-roll of Nintendo fans everywhere when they read this title. While there can be no argument about who came first, Legolas is not the only blonde elf archer with a big fan base. This model by Brixter Productions shows Link, the daring hero of The Legend of Zelda video game franchise first released in 1986, stands ready to defend the Princess Zelda.

LEGO Breath of the Wild Link on LEGO IDEAS

This version of Link is from 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and he’s fully armed and ready for anything. The tunic is very well-crafted with a minimum of parts, and his wind-blown hair is a nice touch.

3 comments on “The other famous blonde elf with a bow.

  1. Purple Dave

    And here I was, trying to figure out who the _first_ “blonde elf” was, since that spelling is usually reserved for describing females, while men are usually described as “blond”.

    That’s not the only point of confusion, though. When did Link get a bow? Admittedly I’ve only played a couple of the games, but I remember his default weapon being essentially a pointy twig. And if you’re good, you can get a sword that shoots lasers…which you lose the instant you get a paper cut.

  2. Johnny Johnson

    Purple Dave (“When did Link get a bow?”): Link uses a bow in the following games:
    – The Legend of Zelda
    – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
    – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    – The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
    – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    – The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
    – The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
    – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
    – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
    – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    – Super Smash Bros.
    – Super Smash Bros. Melee
    – Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    – Soulcaliber II (The Gamecube version)
    – Hyrule Warriors

    But it’s entirely possible that you have not played any of these.

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