Don't get us wrong, the Super Mario Lego reveal earlier this week was great and all, but where are The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong sets? They'd be amazing, right? If you're still imagining what else Nintendo and LEGO could eventually come up with, the good news is there seems to be a real chance of it happening.
During a recent interview with LEGO fansite The Brothers Brick, Design Manager at the LEGO Creative Play Lab and Digital Design Lead for LEGO Super Mario - Jonathan Bennink - was asked if Nintendo's other series could eventually be transformed into LEGO sets.
While he couldn't share "any specifics" just yet, he did say the LEGO team was open to the idea:
They [Nintendo] have a lot of very exciting IPs that we might do or might not do.
LEGO apparently hasn't worked with Nintendo for the past four years just to release one wave, either. It's hoping for a long-term partnership with the Japanese video game giant:
we haven’t worked for four years to release just one wave of products. We hope to have a long and fruitful relationship with Nintendo and their IPs, and we are really looking forward to working with them on a longer-term.
So, there you go – Nintendo and LEGO's partnership could go well beyond Super Mario sets. Are there any particular sets you would like to see? Leave a comment below.
Dear God, how I'd love a collection of lego Arwings...
Heck yeah, let's make that money
Bring on Zelda, Metroid and Star Fox.
Kid Icarus please.
I need a Lego Marth and Ike
Those people who’ve been submitting Zelda sets to Ideas for the past 10 years must be chuffed to see something finally come of it, even if it’s Mario getting the Lego treatment first.
I just want a Normal LEGO with normal outfits like on Animal Crossing or My Sims, without any Western heroes costumes or any popular Western franchises.
LEGO CITY was the one example i like.
But i want another Normal LEGO after LEGO CITY.
I’m never gonna have money am I?
@YinYangYoshi A Minifig set of the Starfox team along with an Arwing on a display base would be a lovely little set.
What I’d really like to see is some sort of Zelda Dungeon Creator using an oversized animated Link figure, similar to the Mario one. Maybe have a display on his shield that shows the contents of chests, like hearts or weapons...
With my luck they'll release a Fire Emblem set, but exclusively in Japan. Oh well. Maybe I'll jump for some Lego Zelda memorabilia if I ever have the money.
Mario is a good start! I'd also be down for sets for the Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby franchises.
LEGO Splatoon sets would be the bomb-diggity
@YinYangYoshi Agreed. All they need to do is to repurpose their Chima and Star Wars sets.
Star Fox, Metroid and Fire Emblem are the ones I'd like to see most, in that order. Glad to hear this from them
i would like to see Animal Crossing, Zelda, Metroid, or Pikmin
Nintendo Collectible Minifigures! C'mon, LEGO!
If they make Metroid, the Metroids need to be hats.
Honestly, someone mentioned a LEGO Zelda, where Link can speak, but just happens to get interrupted every time so you never hear him.
And now that I heard it, I never wanted anything LEGO more.
Well... Maybe LEGO City Gatham.
Tetris? A bunch of different Tetrominoes, but only one straight piece.
More seriously, Olimar’s ship.
How about some kits actually based around... you know, building? These Mario kits look like there is very little of the main point of Lego. Also I'd prefer Nintendo characters in the same size and scale of other Lego mini-figures like from their Star Wars, Harry Potter and other theme'd sets!
But a Hyrule Castle or an Ar-Wing fighter would make cool sets! Or Samus Aran's ship! Or Olimar's ship from Pikmin! I'd love to set those next to my various Star Wars ships!
But as much as I love Fire Emblem, why would you actually build? I'm a sucker for the classic mini figures but I don't really see what else you could do with that series in Lego.
I could see Pokemon Gyms or Pokemon Centers in the Lego City style. In fact, those would fit right into the city building sets Lego has already been doing over the years.
Ohhh a Luigi's Mansion set would be great! Or Peach's castle! And Bowser's too! Lot's of classic Mario settings would make fun builds!
Mario Kart karts and the cars from F-Zero would be cool! Or the airplanes from Pilot Wings! (Also a good excuse to make new entries in those series)
A Donkey Kong tree house would be cool too.
A Lego Super Metroid set, final form Mother Brain battle, with LEGO Giant Baby Metroid. I will pay ALL OF THE DOLLARS to make that happen!!
I want Lego Qbby.
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But seriously, Zelda and Splatoon sets need to happen.
I wanna build all the F-Zero racers..
Think of a Zelda collection in the vein of LEGO Elves - that would be fantastic!
@Anti-Matter I was all about the Space, Aquazone, and Time Cruisers themes growing up. When I was very young I would sit in the recliner poring over the Lego catalog, taking in all the details of every castle and pirate ship. I was as excited ad anyone when Star Wars Lego was introduced in '99, but now almost all Lego is based on some other property. It lacks the magic of those original designs they used to make.
@Heavyarms55 Like this?
I'd love to see 'normal' Nintendo lego sets without gimmicks. Just let me build say, Hyrule Castle and Peach's castle for example.
Although, no doubt it will be overpriced because it is Lego.
First level of Donkey Kong set. That is all.
LEGO Fire Emblem sets sound like a good idea. The roundbased gameplay can be ported to a real life game 1:1.
They should include (A) interactive figurines so you can set up an army, and (B) interactive tilesets to build a custom terrain/stage.
Maybe have different sets, that include different figurines (Path of Radiance, Awakening, Three Houses) and some exclusive ground tiles for each set. And with just two sets you're ready to battle it out in 2P versus or against AI and other sets can be bought later to expand your characters and options for stage design.
How about Lego F-Zero Ships and they unlock the ships in F-Zero Switch? New buildable Amiibo.
I'm glad this collaboration is happening but the new Mario legos look hideous. I just bought some of the Mario legos from the 3D world era to build a shrine to the Mario kart gods and they look much better.
Two words Animal Crossing
@Dr_Corndog Granted, there are a ton of licensed themes now but LEGO City, Ninjago, Hidden Side, Friends and Creator exist. Lots of good stuff there.
I’m hoping for some traditional building sets based on Mario and Zelda out of this. Not too excited about what was shown so far.
I’m sure there’ll be “regular” Lego sets down the line or at least minifigs in blind bags, but for now this crazy Mario Lego game is such an insane Nintendo move. It reminds me of how different the Wii was when it was revealed
@Heavyarms55 mega construx has the licence for pokemon so we won't see any lego pokemon... I'd love a Luigi's Mansion set though!
I'd buy a Lego Metroid set in two seconds.
Hopefully Lego Mario fares Ok first. Lego Overwatch sold poorly enough to kill off the second wave of products in production.
Goodbye to my money then, because there's no way I wouldn't buy every single one of these sets eventually.
good to see that Lego want to make Lego of others Nintendo franchises beside Mario, i love to buy a Lego based in the Legend of Zelda franchise, Metroid, Pokémon, Kirby, among many others.
Give me all the NIntendo Lego sets you can think of. My kids love Nintendo and Legos, so we can all have fun building and playing together.
I'd settle for just a mini figure set tbh.
Hyrule Castle Lego set! I think I just hnnnggghh'ed...
So long as it's more traditional sets, I've love some Zelda and Metroid. Nothing against the Mario one, just not something I'd ever buy. I'd really love some Lego games too.
And might we see a Lego fighter enter Smash Bros? Controversial as it's not strictly a video game franchise...
Finally! Customizing Nintendo characters out of other legos is fun.. but having a licensed set will be awesome.
@YinYangYoshi I'd buy that in a heartbeat. That and Samus's gunship.
As "new" as the Mario sets are in features, I worry they take away from some of the imagination aspects. If they add in an element of strategy and planning in playing, I'd say that's a good trade-off to offer new kinds of play to the Lego audience but I think that might be over-rating what I saw in the videos.
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