You may remember back in May when we featured the amazing Zelda LEGO set. Unfortunately, a memory is likely all that it’ll ever be, as Link lost out to the time-travelling Marty McFly. Great Scott!
Created by LEGO enthusiast MINGLES, the Zelda page on LEGO CUUSOO gained 10,000 votes to help make the fan-made set into an official, distributable product. While it had a large amount of support, LEGO explains why it was not given the go-ahead. Hit the jump to read on.
LEGO posted the following on the project page, explaining that the Zelda set would be too expensive to manufacture:
“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.”
This is an incredible shame, as I could see great potential in the Zelda set. At least the Back to the Future set is a competitor worthy of taking the crown, although those not a fan of the classic movie franchise may be feeling more disappointed.
It’s not all bad news though, as there is currently another Zelda LEGO project in development. It has a hefty 6,900 supporters right now, but it could always do with more. This could be our second chance to finally see Link, Zelda and Ganondorf in brick form, so head over to the page and vote!