Disappointing news has come to us in the Zelda community today. If you remember, a LEGO enthusiast by the name of “MINGLES” set up a page on LEGO CUUSOO recently detailing a LEGO Zelda collection, and after garnering an impressive 10,000 supporters, the page received a review from the LEGO company themselves.

The results, however, were disappointing in the end. LEGO has announced that they will not be creating a LEGO Zelda set on grounds that it would require too much expenditure of resources, as a Zelda LEGO collection would require a staggering number of original molds. This decision is a bit of a let-down for us fans of Zelda and LEGO alike, but understandable– it’s not likely LEGO would be able to find use of those unique molds anywhere outside of their Zelda collection, after all.

So chalk it up to financial integrity that keeps us away from potentially awesome new Zelda merchandise. For the full statement from LEGO, hit “read more”. For saddened fan response, hit “comments”. In the event that there is no saddened fan response to be found in the comments section, consider adding one yourself– that kind of original mold wouldn’t cost you a thing but time!

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 mini figures 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


Source – Nintendo Everything

One response to “LEGO Zelda Will Not Come to Pass – Deemed Too Expensive by the LEGO Company”

  1. kram1032 says:

    At least they did write a very nice, clear response. Maybe someone else can come up with a variant that needs less custom stuff or alternatively the person would provide multiple different ideas with the same custom molds, so they become more production friendly…

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