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New Ultrabuild/Buildable Figures Ideas

SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 41
So ever since the cancellation of Bionicle, I know many a fan-myself included-has been wondering what's next for Lego's Buildable Figures wing. Curiously, Lego doesn't seem to have recommitted the resources to expanding on the Star Wars line, and has given no indication-that I'm aware of-that another series like Bionicle or Hero Factory is in the works. Question is, were another Contraction line to come about, what would you like to see?

Personally, I think there's quite a bit of potential in the various licenses Lego currently holds or has previously held. Apart from expanding on the short-lived Superheroes line (a mere six figures, three each from DC and Marvel), there's definitely a few other possibilities. One that sticks out to me is The Hobbit  which-if we were to take cues from previous lines-I could see playing out something like this:

The Hobbit
Wave 1-Small Sets
  • Fili
  • Kili
  • Oin
  • Gloin
  • Balin
  • Dwalin

Wave 1-Medium and Large Sets

  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Radagast the Brown
  • Legolas
  • Beorn
  • Goblin King
  • Ghostly Ringwraith
  • Bilbo vs. Gollum
Wave 2-Small Sets
  • Ori
  • Dori
  • Nori
  • Bifur
  • Bofur
  • Bombur

Wave 2-Medium and Large Sets

  • Bard the Bowman
  • Thranduil
  • Tauriel
  • Bolg
  • Thorin vs. Azog
  • Dain vs. Orc

Something like that-probably need to find a way to bring in more villains.

Comments

  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 140
    After building 4597 Captain America, and seeing what others have showed me the new Star Wars figures are like, I’d certainly like a redo of the super heroes.  But with the new techniques used for Star Wars, they really could expand out into so many different characters.  Some may not look right though without the introduction of new parts to clip onto the skeleton, so it might be too expensive.  But then they make all kinds of custom stuff for CMF’s & that doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.  But I can see this all taking a backseat to Brickheadz.  
    SearchlightRG
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 41
    M1J0E said:
    After building 4597 Captain America, and seeing what others have showed me the new Star Wars figures are like, I’d certainly like a redo of the super heroes.  But with the new techniques used for Star Wars, they really could expand out into so many different characters.  Some may not look right though without the introduction of new parts to clip onto the skeleton, so it might be too expensive.  But then they make all kinds of custom stuff for CMF’s & that doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.  But I can see this all taking a backseat to Brickheadz.  
    Oh the Superheroes-so much potential for Constraction there, and only growing yearly. I think they could certainly get some new parts in if they were willing to devote the resources-it's just a question of why they haven't. Ugh, Brickheadz-Lego's answer to Funko.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 787
    ^Brickheadz is a cool theme!
    77ncaachampsFizyx
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 140
    ** They can only be a LEGO answer to Funko (though there was a designer article awhile back, maybe on Brickset, where they said it wasn’t intended as such).  But it must work as they’re going all in with the theme it appears.  Our local community mall just managed to open a comic book shop which appears to survive off sales of Funko (they claim to sell LEGO but I haven’t seen more than a handful of sets there, none of which I wanted to buy).  If the amount of those things I see everywhere is any indication, there’s a sizable market for it.  After trying 45189 to go with 4597, I can certainly see the charm of Brickheadz.  There could well be some brand identity at play too.  My wife immediately identified the Brickheadz Cap’n as LEGO when I put them out on a little table side by side, but looked at the buildable figure Cap’n & asked where I got it since it couldn’t be LEGO, or is it?  
    Fizyx
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 41
    ^Brickheadz is a cool theme!

    I can understand how it appeals to people. I personally just prefer the system and CCBS side of Lego, and the idea that Lego might be putting money into Brickheadz as opposed to those kind of grinds my gears.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 41
    Anyway...sets for The Lord of the Rings:

    Wave 1-Small Sets
    • Frodo
    • Merry
    • Pippin
    • Sam
    • Gimli
    Wave 1-Medium and Large Sets
    • Aragorn
    • Boromir
    • Legolas
    • Lurtz
    • Ringwraith
    • Saauron

    Wave 2-Medium and Large Sets

    • Theoden
    • Eowyn
    • Faramir
    • Witch-King on Fell Beast
    • Easterling
    • Gothmog
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 41
    Well, the Middle-Earth concepts don't seem to be doing it for anybody else, so...

    Marvel
    Wave 1
    • Captain America
    • Red Skull
    • Thor
    • Loki
    • Iron Man
    • Mandarin
    Wave 2
    • The Incredible Hulk
    • Abomination
    • Hawkeye
    • Appropriate nemesis (does Hawkeye really have his own Rogues' Gallery?)
    • Black Widow
    • Appropriate nemesis

    DC

    Wave 1
    • Batman
    • The Joker
    • Superman
    • Lex Luthor
    • Wonder Woman
    • Ares

    Wave 2

    • Green Lantern
    • Sinestro
    • The Flash
    • Professor Zoom
    • Aquaman
    • Ocean Master

    I'll stick with those for now.

  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 787
    edited January 18
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 787
    Darn. Stupid mess up. Ignore the blank comment. 
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