LEGO Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree Lets You Build Two Variants of the Forest Guardian from Different Zelda Games

With the Mario and Animal Crossing franchises now firmly a part of LEGO’s lineup, fans have been looking forward to seeing the other big franchise in the outfit’s roster that’s available for licensing. No, not Pokemon, since Mega Blocks already makes competing construction sets for that. Instead, we’re talking about the folks from the magical land of Hyrule and that’s exactly where we’re going with the LEGO Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree.

That’s right, Nintendo fans are finally getting the first Legend of Zelda set and it’s a familiar one for those who have played the numerous entries in the long-running series. Whether you’re a Nintendo diehard, a long-time Zelda fan, or just a LEGO collector who appreciates all these game-themed sets coming out nowadays, this set should make for a fun one to build and show off on a display shelf at home.

The LEGO Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree lets you build a model of the fatherly guardian of the vast forest lands, which has appeared in four titles in the series so far. It is, in fact, a two-in-one, essentially allowing you to build the Deku tree in one of two ways each time. The first build lets you recreate the version of the tree with the lush green foliage from Ocarina of Time, which serves as the protector of the Kokiri and the forest they call home, likely making it the model of choice for classic fans. In case you’re a newer fan, though, you can also build the version of the tree with the cherry blossoms from Breath of the Wild to help you relive your adventures in the first open world Hyrule ever made.

The Ocarina of Time version has mechanical parts that allow the tree to open its mouth, revealing one of those terrifying Skulltulas from the games. There are also interior features inspired by the dungeon found within the tree from the classic title, as well as a replica of Link’s house, where he lived among the Kokiri. On the other hand, the Breath of the Wild iteration has a lever you can press to animate the tree’s face, allowing you to make it look like its talking to any creatures nearby. It also includes the pedestal where Link finds the buried Master Sword. as well as small Koroks hiding out of plain sight.

The LEGO Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree comes with four minifigures, two each from Ocarina of Time (young Link and young Zelda) and Breath of the Wild (older Link and Zelda). There are a bunch of accessory items from both games, of course, including the shields and swords the characters used in each one. When assembled, by the way, the Ocarina of Time version measures 12.9 x 8.2 inches (height x width) and the Breath of the Wild model measures 12.2 x 12.9 inches (height x width). A total of 2,500 pieces are included in the set, so this will make for quite the engaging build and heartbreaking teardown, so you can build the other model.

The LEGO Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree comes out in September, priced at $299.99.

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