If you're a LEGO fan and a Nintendo fan, you probably have LEGO Ideas on your radar. It's an official project, run by LEGO themselves, which lets fans submit their ideas for new LEGO kits. If you get above a certain number of votes, then your build will go through to a review round, where a bunch of people at the company will seriously consider the marketability of your idea, and if they think it could work, it'll become reality, and you'll get a (very small) cut of the profits.
Past successes have included a pirate ship, a treehouse, Sesame Street and Friends sets, and the latest one is a Winnie the Pooh set — which means that it's not unlikely that more sets could include collaborations with other companies and media properties.
This year, a record 57 sets have passed the required 10,000 supporter milestone, and quite a few of them are much-requested Nintendo sets. Given that we've already got Super Mario (and Luigi!) LEGO sets, could we be seeing another Nintendo X LEGO collab?
Four of the 57 sets are video game sets, and three of them are Nintendo games, which feels like a nice win for ol' Ninty. Take a look, and see if any tickle your fancy:
Which of the four sets would you most like to see? Let us know in the comments!
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Nintendo Lego Ideas never make it though. So I wouldn't get my hopes up.
The Metroid set looks cool, but I would KILL for a Lego Link minifigure
they're going to pick among us, we all know it. The target demographic for Legos (not the only demographic, of course) is kids, who would all buy that, that's the craze right now. it is pretty cool though, not the worst option
Allow me to change my sentiment: They inflate the price of these things way too high to ever justify actually giving into their price gouging and paying the money for them. Some look pretty good though.
Hooray for the rich spoiled kids and idiots who would spend $100+ on a toy!
Among Us would fit perfectly. Lego Metroid would be cool though.
@screechums Says the guy who probably has multiple $300 "toys"
@ObeseChihuahua2 Yeah, no kidding. The Switch and its games aren't exactly cheap, but they're not toys I guess? Maybe he's streaming on Twitch and considers it all business expenses.
@nimnio I don't actually think that they are toys. I was just kind of annoyed that they stated that LEGOs were only bought by "rich and spoiled idiots".
Going by previous winners, I'm guessing either the astronaut or NASA ship will win :/
@ObeseChihuahua2 Well, I'd say they're all "toys" in a broad sense of the word. There's nothing wrong with that though. Lego is best because it's practically a heirloom quality toy: your grand kids can play with the same pieces you used when you were a kid. Probably not your Switch though.
I like the idea of a Hyrule Castle Lego set, but that just looks dumb. Is that supposed to be the Temple of Time crammed against the right side? What about the little cottage thing on the left? Why are the turrets red and blue?
@tektite_captain Agreed, it looks a bit lame. I don't think Hyrule Castle is actually iconic anyhow. It's a destination, but you spend most of your time in Zelda games exploring dungeons, fields, villages, mountains, etc. How about a Lon Lon Ranch set?
Hyrule castle is a cool idea for a Lego set, but I'd much rather see places like Death Mountain. Goron Lego figures would be cool. Another cool idea is the scene from the Botw2 announcement trailer.
@tektite_captain it looks like they've squeezed all of Hyrule Castle Town into like... one building. There have been quite a few Hyrule Castle builds, and this one isn't my favourite — it's a bit too "generic castle" for me
Animal Crossing would be perfect for LEGO. Honestly, forget Zelda, they should be pouncing on that!
The main problem with the AC one is you only get 1 type fruit with it and have to beg for others on the interwebz.
My comment wasn't meant to disparage someone who buys Legos, it was more a condescending remark about how ridiculously high they price these things.
I don't consider duping people into watching someone play video games a business, but I guess your comment was funny. But yes I do have a Switch. So I suppose I did buy a $300 toy. That price doesn't seem as gouging and overpriced to me as the Lego set prices do though.
I really want a Zelda set, but if one was announced I still wouldn't buy it. Lego sets are too expensive for me. Especially when I could spend less money on a videogame that would last me weeks.
That Metroid set is incredible. Honestly, I'm annoyed the Nintendo Life only stuck an image of it at the bottom. Don't get me wrong I love me some Zelda but, that castle set is OK at best, and Metroid is the series that needs the love.
All those are so cool, but I love the Animal Crossing one most, ha.
@screechums Lmao yeah spending hundreds/thousands on video games is so much smarter! Ridiculous comment.
LEGO Ideas always picks the most boring choices. Last time they had 30+ ideas and chose exactly one. (To be fair, it was Starry Night, which does make a mesmerizing set.)
Thousands??? How much money do you assume I have? I saved up for a year to buy the Switch.
And like I said, a video game system just seems more reasonably priced to me than Lego sets do. Some of them are like 800 dollars. Those pieces do not cost that much to make. They are marked up for licensing fees, most likely, which pretty much makes it all a ripoff in my opinion. Or perhaps you're the type of person who would happily spend $40 dollars on a Mario pez dispenser or $50 on a Ninja Turtles Shampoo set.
@screechums why do you care so much about what other people spend money on & how much it costs? If people who buy legos get enjoyment outta them, why does that make them an idiot? I have friends who put them together in their spare time as something to focus their mind on that's stimulating, it's kinda like a meditation practice for them. I don't know how much money they've spent on them but I don't care either, if they enjoy it, cool. I buy & read comic books and buy video games....we don't consider those toys or kids stuff, because we enjoy them. People who don't, probably do.
@k8sMum that would actually be kind of cool. The fruit you get with the set is blind bag so you don’t know which fruit you get. Like in the real game.
@screechums Lol and what if I am? There are things called "collectors" that span all pop culture mediums, I know I don't gotta explain that to you. I'm assuming you're young and probably don't make your own money or something like that...Because you might think it's stupid to spend that kinda money on Legos but with that same argument, I could argue how stupid you are for saving up for an entire year to buy something that's a big toy for playing freaking games. I don't actually think that, to be clear. But js....our hobbies are not more valid than others.
I already edited my original comment when I realized it didn't convey my thought I had when I wrote it. It's annoying that they are priced so high, generally because they don't need to be and didn't used to be, and in large part because I suspect they keep a large stock after the initial sales to then sell on the auction sites and through other means at huge markups later. And no I'm not a child, I saved up because $300 is a lot of money. If it's not a lot of money for you then congratulations. But that was my original point in all of this anyway, whoopdie-freaking-doo for the upper classes who can randomly and easily spend $100+ on something frivolous. Hallelujah that they get something else to buy.
If it bothers you that I spoke my opinion in the comment section you are free ignore what I said. You've never made a critical comment before? You sound so disgustingly self-righteous.
And it wouldn't precisely matter to me that you spent so much money on things that cost so much to buy (yet so little to make), it's more the principle of giving in to these money-licking corporate companies that charge so much for stuff that doesn't need to be priced so high. If people refused to pay that much, then the price would be lowered to something more reasonable. If you don't understand that sentiment or don't agree with it fine, but don't be a whiney baby and act like I shouldn't voice my opinion same as you.
There are way better BOTW inspired builds.
All I need is a little $10 LOZ set with Link and Zelda minifigs, and the Master Sword in its pedestal.
Oh, and maybe some Wind Waker BrickHeadz.
Maybe they can make Lego Zelda into a video game if it works out.
@screechums the majority of lego sets are like 20 bucks. I got a Anakin star fighter set for like 30 bucks on sale. The only ones that are 100+ are usually sets specific to adults and have a ***** ton of pieces. I honestly think lego sets are pretty fairly priced.
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