5 Lego Nintendo Sets I Would Like to See Become Real
With Super Mario Lego sets coming later this year, here are 5 Lego Nintendo sets based on its many franchises we would love to see.
It seems rather fitting for video game-based Lego sets to exist, especially ones based on retro games where their art is legitimately made out of blocks. Despite that, there haven’t been many. Recently, it was announced that the Lego Group and Nintendo are partnering to release several interactive Super Mario Lego sets, which is such a natural fit.
This got me thinking: what other Lego Nintendo sets would be solid additions to the incredibly popular toy company’s repertoire? Here are five Nintendo sets that I would like to see.
Star Fox Arwing
Star Fox is my favorite Nintendo franchise. While it features some inconsistencies in quality, I found it was always visually appealing. I absolutely love the look of the anthropomorphic pilots and the ships they flew. In particular, I love the Arwing. It is my favorite ship across all forms of media. The simplistic triangular design just looks so sleek, which makes it a great candidate as a Lego set.
There are two ways I can see bringing this set to life. First, create a large-scale Arwing that is aimed towards collectors. This would be similar to how Lego approached this Imperial Star Destroyer. It’s detailed, a ton of pieces, and meant to be displayed on a shelf.
The second is to have a smaller set that allows you to build four Arwings with each member of the Star Fox team (Fox, Falco, Slippy, and Peppy) piloting the ships. A second set could be the Star Wolf team (Wolf, Pigma, Andrew, and Leon) and their Wolfen ships.
The Legend of Zelda: Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf
Out of any Nintendo franchise, The Legend of Zelda has the most opportunities for awesome sets. With so many different locations, characters, and art styles, the ideas for Zelda-themed Lego sets just ooze out. However, I want to go a different route with the beloved franchise’s supposed Lego set.
Not too long ago, there were several Star Wars sets where you actually built the character. They reminded me of the Bionicle figures that were introduced nearly 20 years ago (WHAT?! I’m old). They were essentially action figures built from Legos. This is the route I think The Legend of Zelda Legos should go, with Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf as the chosen characters. With the number of points of articulation there are with these figures, you can pose all your favorite characters in cool ways, making them great pieces for display.
Pokemon Wrestling Ring
Okay, so maybe I wanted an excuse to talk about wrestling. But I genuinely think a Pokemon wrestling ring Lego set would be awesome. The ring itself is self-explanatory, but having a Pokeball in the center of the ring would be a nice touch. The minifigures included would be Incineroar and Pikachu Libre, obviously. If it came with four minifigures, then Hawlucha and Machoke would be great choices, and allows for some tag-team action.
Lego Mindstorms: R.O.B. the Robot
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have a Lego Mindstorms set based on R2-D2. I don’t remember much about it, but I remember it being pretty cool. I do know the Lego Mindstorms set is meant to be educational, teaching kids how to build and code their own robot. Obviously, I learned nothing.
With that in mind, R.O.B. the robot is a solid choice to be part of the Lego Mindstorms set. Imagine building and programming your own R.O.B. to move around and spin like that really annoying move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That would be pretty rad, right?
Animal Crossing: Build Your Own Town
Maybe I’m just super hyped for Animal Crossing: New Horizons now that it’s out on Switch, but an Animal Crossing-themed set is a perfect fit. With New Horizons tasking players to create their own island, this is an opportunity for builders to build those islands physically.
Animal Crossing’s appeal is tied to its customization and player choice, which would have to be represented in some fashion with a supposed Lego set. If each set allowed you to build two or three different structures, I think that notion would be represented nicely.
The mayor minifigure is maybe the most important piece. In Animal Crossing, this avatar is you, or how you wish to be represented. You want to create the character you want to play with as you build your town. In an Animal Crossing Lego set, that sort of choice has to be present in some way.
Out of all the Lego Nintendo sets pitched here, an Animal Crossing set is the most plausible. It appeals to both kids and adults, allowing players and builders to show their appreciation for the beloved series. Also, a K.K. Slider and Isabelle minifigure would be very cute. I’d burn the Tom Nook one.
What Lego Nintendo sets would you like to see? Are there any Nintendo franchises you think I missed? Let us know in the comments below!