It’s about time that we get more LEGO sets based on video games. Sure LEGO has made Minecraft (ongoing) and Overwatch (2019) sets.
But, what really got fans excited are sets based on classic video games that we know and love.
LEGO Super Mario theme is in its third year. Its Nintendo Entertainment System (71274) and Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block (71395) sets became instant classics.
And when LEGO announced the release of LEGO Ideas 21331 Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone, the internet went wild.
Enter The Legend Of Zelda
Back in November of last year, the folks at BrickGallery submitted a 30th Anniversary version of Hyrule Castle from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to LEGO Ideas – a program where fans can submit their build ideas for a chance to be made into an official set.
Although Legend of Zelda: Breath Of the Wild is a relatively new game, the set celebrates the 30th anniversary of the appearance of Hyrule Castle.
The iconic in-game location first appeared in Link to the Past.
The Review Stage
After gaining the support of over 10,000 fans on LEGO Ideas, BrickGallery received a comment from the LEGO Group on 27 Sep 2021 that said the project has advanced to the review stage.
A “LEGO Review Board” will examine the idea, build concept models and determine if it fits LEGO’s high standards.
The review process, it noted, would begin in January 2022 and would take several months to complete.
If green-lit, it would enter the Development phase, the longest phase in the project. This too will take several months to complete.
So chances are, we are only going to see this set becoming a reality next year or so.
Not The First Hyrule Castle
This is not the first time BrickGallery submitted a build of Hyrule Castle from Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to LEGO ideas.
Back in March of 2020, BrickGallery proposed a more complex and detailed version of the castle.
It received a lot of support and it even got to the review stage. However, five months later, it was not approved.
We could only speculate why as the season given by the “Lego Review Board” is very vague.
Perhaps it’s because the build was too detailed and complex.
While the 30th-anniversary castle has an open back, the build submitted in 2020 was a complete three-tiered castle.
We wish BrickGallery all the best and hope that we could see the Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary sets on store shelves soon.