Lego’s new 2,500-piece ‘Legend of Zelda’ set costs as much as a Nintendo Switch from Mashable


PREORDER: As of May 29, the new Lego The Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 set ($299.99) is available for preorder through the Lego Store. It starts shipping on Sept. 1.

Open your eyes… and your wallet. Lego and Nintendo have announced the first-ever building set based on The Legend of Zelda franchise, a brickified model of the Great Deku Tree that’s accompanied by Link and Princess Zelda minifigurines. It’s priced at $299.99 — the same as a regular (non-OLED) Nintendo Switch, for the record — and it’s set for release on Sept. 1, if you’re looking for a good Labor Day weekend project. Preorders are now live exclusively in the Lego Store.

Geared toward ages 18 and up, the 2,500-piece set can be built two different ways based on the Great Deku Tree’s two appearances in the Zelda series. The Ocarina of Time version features green leaves, a drop-down Skulltula enemy, and a miniature model of Link’s House, while the Breath of the Wild one has a rootier design, pink blossoms, a moving face, and a miniature model of the Master Sword pedestal.

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Credit: Lego / Nintendo / Mashable composite

The set comes with four minifigs total: You’ve got Link and Young Link from OoT dressed in green tunics, plus Zelda and Link from BotW dressed in sky blue garb. They’re joined by a whole cast of buildable characters and critters, including Hestu the Korok (with his maracas), a couple of smaller Koroks, Deku Babas, Navi the Fairy, and the Deku Sprout. The gang’s all here.

“Our fans have been asking for a Lego set based on The Legend of Zelda series for a while so we were delighted to work with Nintendo to create the Great Deku Tree in brick form,” said Lego designer Wes Talbott in a press release. “As a fan of the franchise, it was great to work on this set and fill it with details and references from the games.”

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Credit: Lego / Nintendo

The set represents an ongoing collab between Lego and Nintendo, which have previously teamed up on sets inspired by the Super Mario and Animal Crossing series. If their previous drops are any indication, this new 2-in-1 Great Deku Tree will likely sell out fast at launch despite its high price tag.

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