Zelda won’t be getting a LEGO set
Posted on December 21, 2012 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Podcast Stories
A year ago, one Zelda fan suggested that Nintendo’s legendary series should be turned into a LEGO set. “MINGLES” set up a page on LEGO CUUSOO, which eventually gained 10,000 votes of support.
That milestone led to an official review from LEGO. But, unfortunately, the project has been denied despite the large amount of support.
Simply put, it’s a business decision. It was explained that “multiple new element molds would be required to create the minifigures for such a product, and the expense of these molds means that the Legend of Zelda project unfortunately does not pass the LEGO Review on the basis of the business case.”
The full official statement:
First and foremost, congratulations again to MINGLES for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Legend of Zelda project! The Summer LEGO Review has concluded and the LEGO Review Board has arrived at its decision about the four projects in review.
The Legend of Zelda project shows broad support among gaming enthusiasts. This project has provided great inspiration and concept work for what could be a very nice product.
However, multiple new element molds would be required to create the minifigures for such a product, and the expense of these molds means that the Legend of Zelda project unfortunately does not pass the LEGO Review on the basis of the business case.
MINGLES has been a pleasure to work with throughout this process and has shown a lot of passion and enthusiasm for his idea and LEGO bricks. We also recognize the intense interest of all of you who supported this project, and we are sorry to deliver this disappointing news.
For further details on the results of the LEGO Review visit the LEGO CUUSOO blog at http://legocuusoo.posterous.com
The LEGO CUUSOO Team