Even before LEGO and Nintendo officially partnered to release themed Super Mario sets, fans of both worlds have been dreaming about kits based on The Legend of Zelda universe. We've seen some stunning LEGO Ideas proposals in the past and while a lot of them were quite impressive, one concept that always stood out was the recreation of the stables from Breath of the Wild.
What other sets based on Link's adventures could perhaps see the light of day? How about a massive one based on Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? The set in the above and below shots appeared on the LEGO Ideas website at the end of last month and has since received more than 2,000 votes. To even be in consideration, it obviously needs 10,000 votes, and as of 1st April, the project has six months to reach 5,000 supporters.
Here's a description of the set, courtesy of its creator:
Since Lego started producing Nintendo sets, I think the chance of getting a Lego Legend of Zelda set are way higher. I walked through the map several times and took alot of screenshots in order to capture the look of Hyrule castle as closely to the game as possible. The project represents the Throne Room of Hyrule Castle. It includes several Guardians, Calamity Ganon, a Korok and Link. The castle is modular for maximum playability. Link comes with his sword, Hylian Shield and his Paraglider.
Please keep in mind that this is just a prototype. With your suggestions and support I will update this project in the future.
So, even if this project reaches the end goal, what are the chances of it getting the green light? Since the news about the Super Mario collaboration, there seems to be a very real chance of something like this happening in the future. Last month, LEGO even acknowledged how Nintendo had "a lot of very exciting IPs" it could explore.
The Design Manager at the LEGO Creative Play Lab and Digital Design Lead for LEGO Super Mario - Jonathan Bennink - also mentioned how the company was hoping for a long-term partnership:
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.
Would you like to see an official LEGO recreation of Hyrule Castle one day? How sets based on Zelda? Share your thoughts below.