The LEGO Ideas program allows users to come up with original concepts, and a Nintendo fan has used it to present an amazing set based on the Metroid franchise. Created by user L-DI-EGO, the set would include Samus Aran and his iconic Gunship, a captive Metroid, Ridley, two Zebesian Space Pirates, and a mysterious figure that will be revealed when the page reaches 9,900 supporters. It is just as impressive as the Zelda LEGO Ideas design which has also garnered a lot of attention lately. Obviously, Nintendo fans are looking for more LEGO sets following the Mario line that debuted last year!
An image of the set can be found below, and other images can be found on the LEGO Ideas page here.
Overall the design is really interesting! Samus’ Gunship looks pretty loyal to whoever appears in the series, and the Zebesian Space Pirates are fantastic too. While the image above features two colors for the creatures, the design page offers a number of alternate color options based on different sets. Samus herself is also very well represented in LEGO form. L-DI-EGO’s design page showcases a number of potential looks for Samus’ helmet, with the ideal being a completely new part, as opposed to an existing LEGO part.
Of course, the biggest highlight here has to be Ridley. Samus ‘longtime nemesis is one of the franchise’s most iconic elements, and perhaps Samus’ biggest nemesis (although it’s a mix with Mother Brain). It’s hard to imagine a Metroid set without the creature, and it’s great to see it depicted here. According to L-DI-EGO, the Ridley design uses BIONICLE / Mixel ball joints, which they tested with real parts, to make sure the bad guy would be strong enough.
The Metroid franchise has a loyal fan base, but it’s hard to say whether or not it will be able to gain the attention it takes to be successful. The page currently has 7,091 supporters at the time of writing, and it will take 10,000 before LEGO reviews it. However, the whole of L-DI-EGO still has 514 days to reach this goal, so if you want to see the considered design, head over to their page and show your support!
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