This Epic Lego Pokemon Center Set Is Not Going to Happen

Lego officials say since Pokemon is owned by a competitor, it's "neither a brand fit nor a strategic fit" for the company.

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Lego has already made official sets based on The Simpsons, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Minecraft, but could Pokemon be next? That's what builder Savath_Bunny would like to see happen, as they submitted a detailed, epic-looking concept to the Lego Ideas page for consideration.

However, despite some strong initial support (1,000+ votes), the set is not going to happen, Lego officials explained on the project's Ideas page.

"We've looked into the possibility of producing a set based on this licensed property (Pokemon). Since the property is owned by a competitor, we've decided it’s neither a brand fit nor a strategic fit for the Lego Group to pursue a license, and so we will not consider Pokemon projects on Lego Ideas further," the toy company said. "We're sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news."

The set, which was hoping to be titled Pikachu's Pokemon Center, would have included:

5 Minifigures:

  • Ash Ketchum
  • Misty
  • Brock
  • Nurse Joy
  • Professor Oak

5 Starter Pokémon:

  • Pikachu
  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Bulbasaur
  • Eevee

Check out the gallery below to see more images of the ill-fated Lego set concept. Be sure to click each image to see a full-size version.

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