Could a LEGO Legend of Zelda Set Get Approved?

Could a LEGO Legend of Zelda Set Get Approved?

An idea for a Legend of Zelda LEGO set has reached the review stage on LEGO Cuusoo, a platform that allows fans to submit ideas to the toy manufacturer in the hopes of seeing them brought to reality.

Viewers can vote for sets they'd like to see brought to life, and earning 10,000 votes entitles a project to be reviewed by LEGO to see if it's feasible. A set called The Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Enounter has recently reached the 10,000 vote threshold and will be part of the next review cycle.

This is not the first time a Zelda set has been reviewed, but none have ever made it through to production. One of many potential reasons for this is an issue with licensing; Nintendo has historically been very careful when it comes to letting other companies create merchandise based on the developer's intellectual property.

However, Nintendo announced last week that they would be changing their approach to licensing. In an investor briefing, the company said that "we will actively expand our character licensing business, including proactively finding appropriate partners."

This in no way guarantees the Legend of Zelda LEGO set will come to fruition, as licensing is just one consideration for the toy maker. However, Nintendo's change of attitude on licensing could be the factor that gives the latest Zelda project on LEGO Cuusoo a chance at success.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 10:11 AM
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I'll buy it. Hell, I'd buy two of them :D
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 10:27 AM
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3 February 2014, 10:11 AM Reply to phantom
I'll buy it. Hell, I'd buy two of them :D
I would LOVE to see a LEGO-Nintendo partnership. Not just for Zelda, but for everything. LEGO Metroid anybody? :D
 
 
 
Posted by Newsboy
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 10:44 AM
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HNNNGH! I'm not a Lego fan at all, but I'd still buy a Zelda and Metroid set.
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 11:06 AM
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LEGO Mario; you could use the set to prototype actual layouts for a 2D mario game then scan them in with your 3DS or Wii U pad and actually play them :D
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 11:42 AM
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3 February 2014, 11:06 AM Reply to phantom
LEGO Mario; you could use the set to prototype actual layouts for a 2D mario game then scan them in with your 3DS or Wii U pad and actually play them :D
I was actually thinking a similar thing with a Metroid set, but that would work just fine for Mario too. And scanning them in? Genius!

Phantom for Nintendo CEO!
 
 
 
Posted by Jakted
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 12:39 PM
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i like lego games im gonna buy the Hobbit one when it comes out :)
 
 
 
OrkMischief
Posted by OrkMischief
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 2:51 PM
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I buy anything Zelda related so this would be a must have purchase if this eventuates.

Also a big fan of Metroid and Star Fox which I think would make awesome lego sets.
 
 
 
rocketman12
Posted by rocketman12
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 7:31 PM
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Lego Zelda, I'm there !
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 8:58 PM
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Nintendo and Lego just make sense. I'm not a fan of either, but I can see it working perfectly on all their main franchises.
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Monday 3 Feb 2014 11:55 PM
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I'd buy it twice, once for the sit on display the other to play with over and over again
 
 
 
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Tuesday 4 Feb 2014 2:02 AM
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hell yea bring it on. maybe they could do a kingdom hearts like mashup but with the nintendo fams