We reported a little over a week ago about the fan-made Zelda LEGO project receiving the 10,000 votes necessary to win the attention of LEGO, and now popular Nintendo gaming site Nintendolife has conducted an interview with the project’s creator, Michael Inglis. If Nintendo sanctions the creation of these sets, it could be a huge moment in the evolution of Zelda’s reach and appeal - to be placed alongside such other franchises that received the LEGO treatment like Star Wars and Harry Potter. It was through LEGO’s CUUSOO platform, a site where creators can post ideas to be made into real LEGO sets, that the LEGO Minecraft sets came into existence. If Nintendo sanctions this, they will be made.
Interested to hear how Michael Inglis came to make this amazing project? Want to know his favorite game in the series? Then click this magic link for the full interview! Inglis has some great insight into how the LEGO CUUSOO system works, and how strenuous it can be to wait for the results. As already stated, the full interview is available just beyond that jump - but there’s one snippet that just has to be included here:
NL: We can’t let you go without quizzing you about the games themselves. So, which Zelda is your favourite and why?
MI: Despite all my rambling on about Ocarina of Time, I have grown more and more to appreciate Majora’s Mask as I’ve gotten older. Taking a step back and looking at what is actually going on within the game is incredibly dark and disturbing. I love the fact that each individual character has so much personality and I feel over time, you genuinely feel like you get to know them. I also love the time aspect of the game. The game lures you into a false sense of security by letting you know exactly what someone will be doing at a certain time in the day but rips it straight from you by rendering you completely helpless as the Moon looms over Clock Town. The whole concept, tied with the themes and characters the game presents, I think is truly magnificent.
That’s right - he prefers the golden boy of Zelda Informer. I love this guy already. Do you think LEGO Zelda sets are an awesome idea, or the best potential collaboration of the last year? Comment away!