The LEGO Zelda set you’ve been dreaming of is finally here – and it’s better than you imagined

Nintendo and LEGO team up for the first-ever building set based on The Legend of Zelda

LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set

Remember that heart-pounding moment you first stepped into the Great Deku Tree? Or the thrill of exploring Hyrule for the very first time?  Well, dust off your Master Sword and polish your Hylian Shield, because Nintendo and LEGO have just teamed up for something truly legendary: the first-ever LEGO set based on The Legend of Zelda! In this article, we’ll dive into the details of this incredible set and explore why it’s even more impressive than fans could have hoped for.

What is the first-ever LEGO Zelda set?

The first-ever LEGO set based on The Legend of Zelda video game franchise is the Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set. This set is a 2,500-piece build that allows fans to create the Deku Tree from the video game series in two distinct ways, either as it appears in 1998’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or in 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree Set based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree Set based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree Set based on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree Set based on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Both versions have small builds and features inspired by the video games, including Link’s house, posable facial features for the Deku Tree, and accessible side panels.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Deku Tree model stands over 13 inches tall, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deku Tree model stands over 12 inches tall – both perfect for gamer fans to display.

What’s in the LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set?

Designed for 18 years old and up, the LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set includes curated items from the games, such as the Ocarina of Time, the Hylian Shield, the Master Sword and other detailed elements. There’s also a collectible adventure hero minifigure of Princess Zelda and 3 minifigure versions of Link.

LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set on display
LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set on display

How much is the LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set?

The LEGO Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 Set is priced at $299.99. It’s currently available for pre-order at LEGO.com, and will ship from September 1, 2024.

What is The Legend of Zelda?

The Legend of Zelda is a popular electronic action-adventure game franchise developed and published primarily by Nintendo Co., Ltd. The series follows the adventures of a young hero named Link as he battles to save the magical land of Hyrule from the evil Ganon (Ganondorf in his human form) and his minions. The franchise is known for its engaging gameplay, memorable characters, and rich storytelling, which have contributed to its enduring popularity over the years.

The Legend of Zelda series has sold over 150 million copies combined since its inception, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. The franchise has undergone significant changes and innovations throughout its history, from the early 2D games to the more recent open-world and 3D titles. This adaptability and willingness to experiment have helped maintain the series’ relevance and appeal to new generations of gamers.

Some of the key factors contributing to the franchise’s popularity include:

Innovative Gameplay

The series has consistently introduced new mechanics and gameplay styles, such as the open-world exploration in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) and the hack-and-slash elements in Hyrule Warriors (2014).

Epic Adventures

Each Zelda game whisks you away on a grand quest through the fantastical land of Hyrule. You’ll battle monsters, solve puzzles, explore vast landscapes, and ultimately save the day!

Memorable Characters

The franchise is home to iconic characters like Link, Princess Zelda, and Ganon, who have become synonymous with the series and its lore.

Rich Storytelling

The Legend of Zelda games often feature complex and engaging narratives that draw players into the world of Hyrule and its struggles against evil.

Engaging Puzzles

The series is famous for its clever and challenging puzzles that require you to think outside the box and use your items creatively.

Sense of Discovery

Hyrule is full of secrets waiting to be uncovered. You’ll find hidden dungeons, collect powerful items, and constantly feel a sense of wonder as you explore.

Artistic Evolution

The series has explored various art styles, from the pixelated graphics of the early games to the more realistic and detailed visuals of modern titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023).

Critical Acclaim

Many Zelda games have received widespread critical acclaim, with some, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, being considered among the best games of all time.

Nostalgia and Legacy

The series has a long history, dating back to the 1980s, and has been a significant part of many gamers’ childhoods. This nostalgia factor contributes to its enduring popularity and the loyalty of its fan base.

Constant Evolution

While the core elements remain the same, each Zelda game offers a fresh experience with new mechanics, stories, and art styles, keeping the series exciting for both newcomers and veterans.

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