Yes, the wonderful building blocks many of us played with as kids: LEGOs. The Denmark company is known for both its original ideas using LEGOs, such as Bionicle, and its other series, such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now, the company is considering recreating Zelda in LEGO form.

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10,000 people on the internet have signed a “petition” to bring Zelda in the LEGO world. This entire project was spearheaded by Michael Inglis, a British LEGO fanatic who has created several stop motion animations using his large LEGO collection. Nintendo Life recently interviewed him on his progress, and here’s some of what he had to say.

NL: When you set up your project for The Legend of Zelda last year, what made you choose that particular Nintendo franchise?

MI: The Legend of Zelda was introduced to me at such a young age. It’s basically been a part of my growing up. I invested hundreds of hours into Ocarina of Time as a child and gained a massive appreciation for the series. Being unable to read when I first played it, the scripted narrative of the game went completely unnoticed, so what I was actually doing was left only to my imagination. This initial impression of the game, I feel, was so overwhelming that every other game I’ve played has been compared to this experience and has fallen short.

NL: Initially you covered the franchise in general, but responded to LEGO feedback with a scene from the Ocarina of Time finale: why did you choose that particular example?

MI: As I’ve previously mentioned, Ocarina of Time was extremely impactful on my perspective on the series as a whole. The main intention for the set was to include all three characters. In Ocarina of Time, this, I believe is the first moment all three characters are together in adult form. Whilst the finales of newer Zelda games are far bigger and considered to be more ‘epic’, I feel they move focus away from the primary objective — saving the princess. In my own opinion I would comment that Ocarina of Time’s finale harnesses the ‘saving the princess’ concept in its purest form. As Link is charging up the seemingly endless stairs, the organ music gets louder, the suspense builds and we are met with a helpless princess which the hero has to save. There are no distractions, no other objectives. This moment, I feel, brings out what the series is really about.

In addition, during the interview, he said that his favorite game is Majora’s Mask. In addition, he has no real preference over 2D or 3D games, so we may be seeing him create bits from every game in LEGO form.

This is only a step towards LEGOs becoming reality. LEGO has accepted the idea, but are in negotiations with Nintendo to make it a reality. This may be difficult, but knowing Nintendo’s acceptance of K’Nex and Mega Bloks with Nintendo products, there is a good chance they will come to an agreement.

So what do you think of LEGO Zelda? Would you be interested in buying a set or two? Leave us your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo Life (via GoNintendo)

 

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  • Vladislak

    I'd love to have some Ocarina of Time Legos. But I'd also love to see some A Link to the Past or Link's Awakening Legos. Old school at it's finest!

  • N_S

    I have a huge tub of LEGOs that i've been hanging on to. My parents'll kill me if they release LEGO Zelda, because my basement will be repurposed into Hyrule.

    • Cynthia

      What else are basements for?

  • Guest

    This is fantastic. I need more Zelda merchandise, they never sell anything in local stores! But our stores do carry LEGOs!

  • fourswordslink

    Would be cool but I haven't bought or collected LEGOS in years. I think it would be kinda weird if I just started getting back into them again…. yet these are Zelda LEGOS so I might consider buying them.

  • Nemera

    "….such as Bionicle, and its other series, such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now, the company is considering recreating Zelda in LEGO form."

    Now that just tells everything. Please, go to play with your HP legos and lets leave Zelda out of these ridiculous spin off productions.

    • Capt. Link

      *Unlike*
      What do you have against LEGOS? LEGOS are awesome. The Legend of Zelda is awesome. It's only logical that when you combine the two, it would explode your mind from the sheer awesomeness.

  • RedBearLuX

    Why do people say LEGOs? I means seriously it's just LEGO. 'I have LEGO, he has LEGO we all have a lot of LEGO' It's like sheep, you don't say sheeps, it's just sheep. In fact as I'm typing this spellchecker has recognised both LEGOs and sheeps to be incorrect. I just don't get it =_=

  • Itsamekoko

    I'll Freaking buy them! But it would be cool if the do the Spirits Tracks's spirit train ,the King of Red Lions or even a Loftwing

  • N4CR19269

    I would buy any and all Zelda Lego sets. Let’s hope Nintendo will allow it.

  • Hack

    I want a Lego Zelda videogame 😉

    • Capt. Link

      A game about LEGO about a game… I think you're onto something!

  • Cynthia

    Yes. This is an excellent idea and the world will love you for it. Go on nintendo. This will promote your whole franchise. Make all the children and adult looking children around the world extremely happy.

  • Zelda fan

    When i going to have children, i will definitely buy Zelda LEGO for them!

  • ABAZELDAFAN

    PLZ NINTENDO, DONT MAKE ZELDA LEGO DDD:

    • Mike

      It wouldn't be Nintendo making it, it would be the Lego company. This story isn't about a Lego Zelda video game, it's about an actual Zelda Lego set. Nintendo would never go for a Lego Zelda video game, thankfully, but an actual Lego set would be awesome and not implausible that Nintendo would agree to.

  • zelda loves link

    zelda LEGOssssssssssssssssss

  • Totaldeath

    This is awesome. The consept set that was posted looks really cool. Other sets that I think could be interesting would be. 1. The Great deku tree and/or Kokiri forest(OoT). 2. Skyloft(SS) 3. Inside the moon(MM). 4. The cave from the origional LoZ(LOZ). 5. Bionicle style Link /Ganon /Monsters(ALL). and 6. Death Mountain(OoT or TP)

  • Keimori

    "Would you be interested in buying a set or two?"

    No, no I would not.

    Why?

    Because I wounld not be interested in buying a set or two, I'd be interested in buying all the sets they make.

    Do this Lego, and you can have all my rupees.

  • PeacefullyCrazy

    I swear to God, if they come out with a Zelda Lego I will buy it and be very happy for a very long time.

  • ZeldaPlaya

    I'd definetely buy it.

  • Hi guys, just trying to make things clearer as I have explored LEGO CUUSOO a lot.

    LEGO CUUSOO is an official, LEGO-sponsored platform for submitting product ideas to LEGO. A project needs 10,000 supporters to get to review stage, which means LEGO considers whether they can make it a product and sorts out the licensing. It's an official – practically the only official – channel to get this stuff to LEGO. It's not as desperate as a petition. The system is the same the LEGO Minecraft set (already designed and now in preorder) came from. Basically, unless something weird happens, there are only two things that could prevent this becoming reality – LEGO deciding Zelda is not fitting for the LEGO brand (as no Zelda game has been above T/12+, it's improbable, even more so with the suggested scene having nothing questionable) and Nintendo not allowing the set (this was deemed improbable in the article).

    Yet some have been too optimistic here in the comments. This LEGO CUUSOO project is only one set. If it passes review, it'll be one LEGO set, which is probably going to be the suggested Ocarina of Time finale. So don't get your hopes high with these other LEGO Zelda ideas. The only ways they would have a chance of being released are if they are submitted as new LEGO CUUSOO projects and get through the whole system and get accepted, and perhaps if this first LEGO Zelda set sells exceptionally well (which is improbable).

    Also, LEGO CUUSOO sets are not carried by brick-and-mortar stores anywhere. They can only be ordered from the LEGO Group's official webstore. It will probably also be relatively expensive, with LEGO sets being not so cheap these days and with it being both a licensed and a limited-production CUUSOO set. And it's not a game, it's a construction toy, for those who still didn't understand.

    My guess is that the set passes review (which will be held in June) and will be released in late 2012 or early 2013 (the Minecraft project seems to be taking roughly half a year from achieving 10,000 supporters to being released).

    Myself, I love this project and can't wait.

    • jjb56

      Lord of the Rings is rated pg-13, and yet Lego makes it.

  • Chu-Chu Train

    This made my day!! I have been looking for this for years!!! Finally!!! Oh please, dear Jesus, LET IT BE TRUE!!!

  • Zelda&Mario Fan_3607

    i'm usually to busy playing video games for stuff like legos but screw it! i d get em. id be crazy enough to rebuild hyrule! (and that is just a taste of the fact im probably an insane fan)

  • Adventurous Knight

    I would pre-order them right now!

  • Zelda Paradox

    Maybe I could *cough* bribe *cough* ask this guy to make LEGO SSBB!!!!!

  • therush

    If this happens I will have a nerdgasm.

  • Gor Coron Sumo

    Shut up and take my Rupees!
    All of them.