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Check Out These Awesome LEGO Super Smash Bros. Concepts

Posted by Martin Watts

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Despite numerous film, TV and comic book franchises undergoing the LEGO treatment in recent times – not to mention indie video game mega-hit Minecraft – we've yet to see a crossover featuring any of our favourite Nintendo characters.

However, with your support that could soon change, thanks to a couple of ideas put forward on the LEGO Ideas — formerly LEGO CUUSOO — website by user mathelicious. The keen bricksmith has created mock-ups for two classic stages from the original Super Smash Bros. on N64: Congo Jungle and Hyrule Castle.

Both proposed sets are surprisingly faithful recreations of the original stages – the Congo Jungle set even features the blast barrel underneath the stage.

As with all LEGO Ideas submissions, projects must gather support from users before they can be considered for approval by the company itself. Therefore, you'll need to sign up to the site and vote if you want to have any chance of making either of these sets a reality.

Nintendo-based ideas have been submitted in the past; for example, LEGO The Legend of Zelda has received enough votes three times, unfortunately rejected twice and with a third project — Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter — currently seeking approval.

Would you buy LEGO-themed Super Smash Bros. sets? Which Nintendo franchise would you like to see immortalised in those colourful bricks? Let us know, and hit up the links below if you want to vote for the projects.

Thanks to Ben for the tip!

[via ideas.lego.com, ideas.lego.com]

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Tops

#4

Tops said:

Does the fact it's Nintendo's IP make it less likely to be approved beyond the voting stage due to any complications brought on by licensing? Just curious as I would love a Zelda LEGO set

shaneoh

#5

shaneoh said:

@TopLaytonsHat
Don't see why that would be the case, already have minecraft, back to the future, ghostbusters, Simpsons, star wars, DC, marvel, Harry Potter. The problem with the other 2 zelda ideas was that they would have required several new LEGO moulds, the Iron Knuckle Encounter only needs one. As far as I know that was the only reason for not going through with those Cusoos. LEGO most likely knows that a Zelda set would sell well (I would buy 3...at least)

Gridatttack

#6

Gridatttack said:

Just stages? After all, only the SSB64 ones would be suitable. Nevwer ones are too detailed :>

theexxs

#7

theexxs said:

I had totally forgotten about that Zelda stage of Smash! I remember that was my favorite when playing almost 15 years ago. :(

PvtOttobot

#8

PvtOttobot said:

This looks kind of rubbish as the stages (and most certainly the 'characters') cannot be obviously depicted with out the use of custom bricks. Sure it looks cool from far away, but what we'd really need would be much bigger, more detailed models with some custom character lego figures to fight with.

Dr_Corndog

#9

Dr_Corndog said:

I like the Iron Knuckle set a lot more than these. A set based on a particular Smash Bros. stage is too restrictive, even in theory.

OmegaStar

#11

OmegaStar said:

I always thought LEGO should do a Smash Bros. style game with their own characters. They've got a pretty rich history. And also, to be "smashed" is the equivalent of death in the LEGO universe, so...teehee. :P

Mus1cLov3r

#13

Mus1cLov3r said:

The reason we haven't seen any official LEGO Nintendo sets is probably because K'Nex already makes Super Mario figures and sets.

Haxonberik

#14

Haxonberik said:

Now that Nintendo announced it's planning to expand their toy licensing, I think there are pretty high chances at least one Nintendo themed Lego finally hits stores soon.

KodyDawg

#15

KodyDawg said:

Neat, but I'd enjoy seeing Zelda much more. Either way, I love seeing these extremely creative LEGO sets.

SahashraLA

#17

SahashraLA said:

Is Nintendo ever actually informed / do they ever actually approve of these submissions? I'm getting the feeling the answer is.. NO. The Lego people can't make something without the Nintendo license. It's just a fact of business. People make these relatively cool creations and seem to assume that Nintendo wants to pursue their ideas. Not sure if anyone else has seen it.. Nintendo is stubborn as, uh.. (POLITELY) as jackasses.

shaneoh

#18

shaneoh said:

@SahashraLA
These AREN'T LEGO's ideas. People submit what they would like to purchase, if it gets enough votes then it goes to evaluation. There is no point seeking approval from Nintendo before they can figure out if it is financially and technically feasible to produce these products. If it is possible then they seek licensing. This is why the past two Zelda submissions failed, because it wasn't financially feasible to produce those sets. One set, I believe, wanted 15+ new element molds. Why get licensing before you know if know it can be done.

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