Mario would be awesome, so would be back to the future. I would really like to see famous bands for AFOL'S, not todays crappy bands. I'm talking Beatles, pink floyd, the who, ect..... with different famous syages and performances. I really want more stuff guided towards AFOL'S
@yellowcastle, I'm not even close to being out of line :)Edited for accuracy: YC 4/22/12
lots of good ideas guys :)
What about Hello Kitty. My daughter would love it and it would probably sell very well in Asia.
Sherlock Holmes could be interesting. But they could do that without a license if they wanted to. (just wouldn't be based on the movie)
has LEGO ever done a licensed series based off of a TV show (I mean without a movie tied to the show - so Clone Wars doesn't count)?..
^Well, I'm not so sure. SW future is firmly grounded in continual re-inventions of the existing movies for futures waves of kids, as well as animated Clone Wars-style cartoons. Lucas is a master of one thing for sure - repeatedly prostituting his original creation at the alter of creating a continuous stream of customers.As for Star Trek - it's never been for kids. The bigger themes and issues in play have always, from the outset of the Original series, been more adult in nature (not in a sexual or violent way, but in a cognitive thinking one), and there's been a pretty heavy reliance on more complex science fiction throughout as well.Honestly, how many 6 to 11 year old kids (LEGO's "core target market") have EVER been into ST? How many were into the last movie or the upcoming one? That audience is much more teen and adult than child.
but the basic themes of both IJ and LotR are fairly universal and simple for even kids to understand - And a lot more entertaining (action-oriented) for kids than ST ever has been. ST has always been much less about action, and much more about dialog and thought-provoking, sciency plotlines (last move excepted of course).I'm a huge trekkie, but I struggle to see the kid-appeal in general. I could be wrong of course.
I only see Star Trek possibly happening as a limited release CUSSOO model- that's if CUSOO is successful.
Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Avatar/Airbender, Ben10.
On the other hand, the success of Ninjago in media has to be making LEGO consider the benefits of spin-on rather than spin-off, turning its house brands into successful media franchises too... that's big big money, potentially. I actually hope they go that direction a bit because it means they will take more risks with house themes even at the cost of a few flops, which means more themes to choose from for us, more new parts, all that good stuff. Whatever greases the creativity engine is good...
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