If you want a Metroid Together Lego, you have the power to bring idea closer to reality. User L-DI-EGO submitted a design on Lego’s Ideas website that brings the block treatment to Samus and his fighter ship, but the site requires votes to get that concept in front of Lego itself ( via Nintendo Life).
Lego Ideas is an official website for users to submit their concepts and designs to the Lego Company, and where Lego fans can vote for their favorites. If a submission gets 10,000 votes, the Lego Group can turn it into a real product. At the moment the Metroid the concept has around 5,700 votes, so it’s a little over half. If you like the concept, you can go to the website to put your thumb on the scale.
It’s worth noting, however, that many of the submissions that get 10,000 votes don’t end up hitting store shelves. The program has been running since 2008 and only 33 sets have been put into production so far. Lego only guarantees that it will take a look at the idea, but generally fans will end up waiting for a response from the company to get a rejection.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Lego has a page listing some of the ideas you can buy today. The list includes the truly awesome 1969 Saturn V rocket, and we’ve written about a Doctor Who set that started out as an idea. Space ideas seem to really speak to Lego, as almost a quarter of the sets produced (if you count WALL-E and Doctor Who) have been space-themed. This includes a Women of NASA kit and a recreation of the International Space Station. This may be a good sign, since Metroid takes place in space?
Despite the spatial examples, the program does not run at warp speed. It can often take more than a year between an idea reviewed and something you can buy: This Doctor Who kit received 10,000 votes on April 7, 2014 and hit store shelves in December 2015.
And even if the Metroid the idea ends up being produced by Lego, there is no promise that it will look like what it is now. Lego will often make changes to the designs of ideas. You can see it by comparing the Back to the future released from 2011. At the top is the Ideas version, and at the bottom is the retail packaging.
While Lego decided to do this Metroid The set may be unlikely, it already has a relationship with Nintendo of the work the companies have done on a few Super Mario sets and a version of the NES that’s just as endearing as the graphics of the system.
Yes Metroid isn’t your favorite Nintendo franchise, there’s an Animal Crossing set that fair below the 10,000 vote line. He got over 9,000 votes, so it only takes a little push to get to the Lego office. And, if you want to spend an evening dreaming about Lego sets that will probably never come out, I suggest you take a look at the idea sets that are currently waiting for review – there are some. excellent, including the infamous Tom Nook. store.