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LEGO Legend of Zelda project barely misses chance to become a real project

Coming from LEGO...

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.




There's yet another LEGO Legend of Zelda project out there, which currently has over 6,000 supporters. You can check out that project here.
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21 Dec 2012 08:53

So all the Harry Potter, Star Wars and more recently LotR sets didn't require a large number of new molds too?

Come on Lego, just admit it's because Nintendo wouldn't allow it, or you don't want to. This is such a stupid excuse.
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21 Dec 2012 10:04

MrChewtoy wrote:So all the Harry Potter, Star Wars and more recently LotR sets didn't require a large number of new molds too?

Come on Lego, just admit it's because Nintendo wouldn't allow it, or you don't want to. This is such a stupid excuse.

New molds, especially very specific ones, are neither cheap nor a prudent long-term investment. I know Hasbro, for example, will use old molds as long as possible until they literally break. There's also a difference between creating new molds for a multi-million dollar license and creating new molds for a relatively niche fan proposal.

Still, this is disappointing.
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21 Dec 2012 10:55

And of course the entire thing would need to be approved by Nintendo...
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21 Dec 2012 14:02

Oh, for a second I thought they were talking about making a LEGO Zelda game...

Which would be cool! Although... I'm not sure how a game based on a game series would work... Would there be multiple games within the game?
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21 Dec 2012 16:01

That's too bad. I would love to see Nintendo themed lego sets.

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