Guess it wasn't really a rumor after all
If there’s a surefire way to make people believe a rumor, LEGO is taking that route right now.
You might remember that back in November, LEGO made an official announcement saying they were no longer accepting Legend of Zelda-related designs via their LEGO Ideas website. This led many to believe that Nintendo and LEGO were finally working together on an official Legend of Zelda LEGO set. Fast-forward to earlier this month, when word leaked of Nintendo and LEGO collaborating to bring Link and more to life as LEGO.
While nothing is official at this time, a round of confidential images hit the web along with some details on a Legend of Zelda LEGO release. This is what was revealed at the time.
- 2-in-1 set featuring the Great Deku Tree
- build the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time or Breath of the Wild
- 1920 pieces
- includes Ocarina of Time Link, as well as Breath of the Wild Link/Zelda
There were images that went along with the reveal, but as they were confidential (and stamped as so), we decided not to include them. Others created content, such as videos, that showcased the imagery, and it appears they’re now getting in trouble for doing so (thanks Videogames Chronicle!).
We’ve heard word of LEGO issuing copyright strikes to videos that showcase the supposed Legend of Zelda sets, as you can bet both LEGO and Nintendo aren’t happy that word got out. Again, these sets are not confirmed, but the actions taken by LEGO would certainly seem to indicate that the leaked information was the real deal.
If this is the case, I’d imagine LEGO and Nintendo will make an official announcement sometime in the very near future. With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom just 3+ months away, now would be the perfect time to reveal this collaboration.