The Legend of Zelda Link & Epona

053007 Link & Epona (June 5, 2008)
from: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time video game / size: ± 35 cm x 8 cm x 22 cm (Link ± 15 cm)

parts (3,39 MB PDF file)
instructions (2,21 MB ZIP file)

some extra help on Epona’s knee: 1

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I love papercraft - so I made my own for you to download, print and build! :o)

Posted on June 5, 2008, in Ocarina of Time (N64), The Legend of Zelda and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. My first papercraft, and, I’ve done it perfectly <3
    Thanks for your job :) I love it :p

  2. such a great model!
    I have a problems with part 4 & 5 where exactly paste them?

    • Hi there! I’m happy to hear you like my papercraft Link & Epona; it looks easy, but it has some very tricky parts, so take your time and have fun!

      Part 4 is Link’s neck: first, make sure you didn’t forget any fold lines on part 4 (use the PDF file, because some of the fold lines are very hard to see on the printed sheets…!

      Then glue the thin, rectangular ‘segment’ on the right of part 4 to the thin glueing flap on the left of part 4. The neack will have a pentagonal shape.

      Then glue it to the bottom of part 3, I think the confusion might be that the backside of the head is still open in this step; the rectangular segment of part 4 glues to part 7 later on, *not* to part 3 right now. ;o)

      Part 5 is Link’s forehead, if you look at the part and the fold lines in the PDF file, you will see it is made out 4 ‘segments’.

      Each segment glues to one of the four white glueing flaps on part 1 above Link’s eyes, exactly like the parts are positioned on the template.

      I hope this explanation helps a bit! It’s hard to explain papercraft in words, so I hope that with the instructions and by looking closely at the PDF file to see if you didn’t miss any fold lines, you can make your way through it with a bit of trial and error! ;o)

  3. Great Work and thank you !
    I just have a little problem with the hat. I don’t understand how to put 10 and 11 together :p

    • It’s very hard to explain how to fold and glue together papercraft part in words, but I’ll try, and hopefully with the parts in front of you, you’ll understand what I’m trying to describe… ;o)

      The first thing to do, is to score and fold all the fold lines properly (it can be hard to see all the fold lines on the printe dversion, so check with the PDF version on your computer if you’re not sure: on parts 10 and 11, they’re almost all “mountain folds”, except the two small, more triangular ones on the “middle” of part 10, those two are valley folds; maybe it’s hard to understand which ones I mean now, but it will become clear when you go to glue on part 11).

      That way, you can easily pre-shape the parts to glue them together: for part 10, the bottom half (as you look at it on the template) looks kinda like 4 small triangles (that will be the top of Link’s hat) and the top half (as you look at it on the template should be glued into a “square” tube, by glueing the glueing tab on the left side to the edge on the right side after folding all the fold lines.

      Then for part 11, you should be aware that it is positioned next to part 10 on the template to already give you an idea how to glue it to part 10: one of the ends of part 11 (with the small, white gluing tab; the grey glueing tabs will glue to the top of Link’s head later on) is almost next to the “bottom triangle” of part 10, so glue that glueing tab of part 11 to that edge on part 10.

      Now you have start, and then basically, all you need to do is “loop” part 11 around that side of part 10 (the bottom part as you look at it on the template) with the “thin” part of part 11 in what will be Link’s “neck” (where the valley folds on the two small, more triangular glueing tabs on part 10 are) until you reach the other end, where you can glue the other small, white glueing tab of part 11 to the “bottom triangle” part of part 10.

      Like I said, it’s hard to explain in words, but when you have the parts in front, try to pre-shape them by folding all the fold lines, and hold the parts together the way you think is right without glue first; check with the pictures in the instructions that have the cap in it, and try to see if you got it right.

      Then, when you’re sure, apply some glue and glue the parts together; if you try it without glue first, you can always change it! ;o)

      I hope you can figure it out now, have fun!

  4. ilovewolves927


    • Were you able to solve it by yourself? The Link on this model is a lot more simplified than some of my other papercraft Links, and the ears (and parts of his hands) are only 2D, so maybe that’s what was throwing you off?

      I’m afraid I can’t usually offer much help building paper models because I’m not there with you to see what the problem is exactly of course, but often, if you keep trying (sometimes take a break and then trying again) maybe without glue first to see if you got it right before you actually glue it on will help solve the problem.

      Always check on the PDF file if you didn’t forget any fold lines and making sure you folded them the right way (valley or mountain folds; sometimes the fold lines are very hard to see on the printed version) and the most important tip: take your time and have fun!

  5. ilovewolves927

    the ears are not working!! i need serious help. they are small, dont look right and i dont know where to put them!

  6. each time i try and oen the instructions it asks me if i want to make it into a png file or save it into a folder, but i dont want to download anything and it wont let me open it any other way. i remember i was able to open it without that befor.

    • That’s a very strange problem, and I’m afraid I don’t know what might be causing it… The instructions are in *.zip format, so you need a ZIP-tool to unpack them before you can open the *.jpg image files inside.

      Most computers nowadays already have a ZIP-tool installed, are you able to open/unpack other ZIP-files?

      If you know fro sure you have a ZIP-tool on your computer, make sure it is set up to recognize ZIP-files (file association; check the help section on your ZIP-tool (usually in the Help menu) or check the website of the tool on how to check that).

      You can also try right-clicking on the ZIP-file, then choosing “Open with…” on the menu that pops up so you can manually select your ZIP-tool to open the file with if you know for sure your computer has a ZIP-tool installed but it just doesn’t recognize it.

      If you don’t have a ZIP-tool, you do need to install one to open ZIP-files (like 7-ZIP:, but there are other free ones too) or open the ZIP-file at a friend’s house or at school/work and then save the *.jpg files inside on a USB stick or something or send them to your e-mail to take home with you).

      I’m sorry I can’t really help you better than this, I hope you can solve the problem!

  7. Great model!! Is there a lineless version of this papercraft??

    • No, only my older papercraft models have lined and lineless versions, because back then, with Pepakura Designer 1, you could only make black fold lines.

      But ever since Pepakura Designer 2, you could give the fold lines different colours, so they will blend in with the parts after printing.

      Often, it’s can actually be quite difficult to see all the fold lines after printing the parts; so if you come across a part and it doesn’t quite fit like you expected after folding and pre-shaping it, check with the PDF version on your computer to see if you didn’t forget any fold lines, and make sure they are folded the right way (valley or mountain fold). Have fun building!

      • Thanks, I will have fun, :D; I already made some of your older papercrafts, so I wondered if there was a lineless version of this one, but if the lines blend with the final model, it should become very nice. Thanks again for the model (in fact, all your models)!!

        • If you’re not sure, you can try a test print to see how much the lines will blend in with the parts.

          My own printer has three different settings (Draft, Normal and Best) and sometimes it depends on which one I choose how well the lines are visible. I usually use the middle (Normal) setting and on some colours, the lines almost disappear, but for most of them I can still make them out just enough to know where to score and fold. ;o)

  8. at first I thought this would be really challenging. but it actually turned out to be pretty simple and fun. I really enjoyed building this! Thanks for making it!

  9. This…is…perfect! *cry*

    Thank you! =D

  10. …my computer won’t let me oopen “zipped” files sduch as your instructions for the link & epona. is there a way to transfer them to a pdf file image like on photobucket or to open them?

    • To open ZIP-files, you have to install a seperate “unzipping” tool. There are many free unzipping tools like 7-ZIP that can also open lots of other different compressed file formats.

      After you have installed an unzipping tool, you can double-click the ZIP-file to extract the files inside (in this case, plain jpeg pictures that you can open in any image viewer.

      Let me know if installing an unzipping tool solves your problems!

  11. Just finished this one, it went fairly well and is pretty darn awesome (my friends think I’m the coolest, heh heh).

    I had a bit of a problem on the rear and had to squeeze some to make the area where the tail goes line up enough to work. Probably just my little sloppiness that lead up to it.

    Keep making this awesome stuff!!!

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