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Ideas for the Next License

edited April 2012 in Collecting
I would love to see Mario characters such as Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi (he and Luigi could have legs like woody), Toad and the list goes on. Also, my favorite minifigures ever would be Donkey kong and Diddy kong. Angry Birds would be neat. Anyone else?
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  • Bond, James bond.
    CapnRex101
  • K nex has Mario I think, I think lego missed out on Halo, I think an Avatar set would have been cool, maybe even Star Trek. I don't know why they didn't do more with the Ben 10. Like I mentioned in a different post a Modular Disney World would be cool.
  • Clash if the titans,sinbad and such would be cool
  • GI Joe please oh pretty please TLG!
  • Not really licensed, but a Roman Empire series would make me broke.
  • @BoiseState has it bang on. I just want to see TLG do something with the Roman Empire, or a Greek Mythological line. I'd love a Lego Kronos or something along those lines.
  • Hmm... how about Tron?
  • Oh yes Tron please. A large sculpture version of the Cycle alone would be enough.
  • ^ a UCS quality light cycle would be awesome
  • 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
  • Stages, oops
  • Something I'd find rather cute would be a military medical theme. So Lego would (as an example) get a lincense for a series like M*A*S*H. They could build classic 50s: helicopter, ambulance, medical tents. Heck, they could even go as far back as WWI and build something funky like a horse powered ambulance (which was designed to have a horse pull an injured horse on a wagon!).
    - Nobody needs to remind me about Lego's "no war" policy, but as they'd always say in M*A*S*H "We're not soldiers!". Doctors are doctors, nothing modern warfarewise, and it would strictly be about retro medical units.
  • No war thing is crap. Pirates who steal and kill, now thats ok. Facepalm
  • I think we should all try to remember LEGO's core target market - kids. all this talk about 30 year old licenses, etc is fun dreaming - but it's just that. LEGO isn't going to set out to resurrect ages-old licenses long out of current pop culture status just to cater to the nostalgic feeling in us AFOLs - they are going to use the pre-existing buzz and marketing campaigns of licenses that are currently relevant, so they can sell 50 times as many units. Kids aren't going to line up to by Tron, or Mash, or BTTF sets anytime soon.
  • edited April 2012
    I like the idea of a Greek theme. But I totally understand what dougts ^ is talking about. But could you imagine a theme with historical greek figs and sculptures but as the main character be Greek mythological gods??


    **Edit** Sorry just realized it's not a license and I'm not on topic :)

    But as far as license go, if WE HAD TO see more (I like traditional core themes and yellow figs) , I think a Dragon Ball theme would be kinda cool. I haven't watched the show since I was in middle school and am not really all that into anime, but upon thinking of a good theme, I just thought they could use all the rubbery Chinese plastic parts for the hair, the existing hockey armor for saiyan armor, and there's a lot of potential for cool figures. I don't know if Dragon Ball is still relevant but I know some kids that still like it, but it is pretty violent.
  • Teenage Mutant Hero/Ninja Turtles :D
  • Starship Troopers of course.

    *Still want the original Mighty Morphing Power Rangers incarnated to Lego
  • In terms of licensing, the most likely is to look ahead at the next Disney/Marvel blockbusters.

    Lone Ranger lego anyone? Iron Man 3 is a cert (and by the sounds of things will feature Mandarin and other chinese themed stuff).
  • It will of course be more Disney.

    But I'm with the Roman and Greek lines. Battle pack of four soldiers for a tenner? You'd be able to have 100s strong armies. They could also reuse some of the Atlantis bricks for larger sets - temples and baths, etc.
  • Another vote for the Roman/Greek line!! It's possible, a lot of the pieces already exist as do the minifigures.

    However, if it's licensed theme we're talking about, I agree with the consensus that it'll tie in with the next Disney blockbuster.
    Thing is, Lego on average have 4 licensed themes a year (excluding spongebob). Last year, we had SW, HP, Cars and PotC, and the year before that, SW, Toy Story, PoP and HP.

    This year, it's SW, Super Heroes, LotR and Cars.
    SW will be around for the next 10 years.
    I think that Super Heroes will also be a long term project.
    LotR I suspect will be a 2-3year run.
    Which means that they'll only be room for 1, perhaps 2 more new licenses next year to replace Cars which is almost certainly gone.

    For me, I'd like Star Trek given the lack of a Space theme this year (the first time in many years - a sad day indeed).
  • IMO, Star Trek is too AFOL oriented, and too close to Star Wars.
  • Lego Game of Thrones would be awesome! But sadly it will never happen :) And not only because it would rival LotR.. Think of the sets :D "Bran's discovery", "Ned's judgement", "Renly Baratheon's encampment" (comes with "shirtless" Knight of Flowers minifig :D), "The Red Wedding" and so on..

    Maybe a Lego Prometheus theme would have more chances?
  • Perhaps Lego Spartacus?

    I want Crixus and Oenameus immortalised in Lego, dammit!
  • I am supporting the Spartacus theme, we need a Lego Ashur!
    Avenger's Game of Thrones sets would be cool though as well, though ever so slightly controversial!
  • Would Lego allow someone to be crucified? I doubt it.
  • A Narnia theme would be good, but too late as they've missed out on the film, so it will never happen. I'd love to see how they would do Mr Tumnus.
  • @CCC - Crucifixion is the least of the things that Lego would be worried about from that series. I'm thinking more of the scenes from some of the Roman "parties" :0
  • Oh, the series rather than the film.
  • A great way to do the Romans within a "licensed" theme would be to do an "Asterix and Obelisx" series. Not sure how well that would do in the US (is there a movie coming out), but I suspect it would do quite well internationally.

    Oh, and I for one would LOVE the Muppets in LEGO form. Sign me up for the Muppet Show Theater.
  • edited April 2012
    Here's a list of film planned for release in 2013.
    I guess we can expect to see lego sets tied in with all the Marvel Stuff - IronMan 3, Thor 2 as well as 2 other untitled movies! (Amongst all that, we have to see a Nick Fury fig at some point).

    And maybe Monsters Inc/University to replace Cars?
  • ^Monsters Inc. would be tough (those minifigs would look absurd) - the Marvel stuff is pretty much a given..

    I'm all for the Greek/Roman figs - why not? - we already have Castle/Kingdoms - pretty much the same deal - it could be an adventure series if anything

    Muppets would be epic - the new movie was great - they already have the Disney license - I'm sure kids would enjoy them

    In terms of Disney - I'm hoping for some classic movie sets - steam boat willie, queen of hearts castle, dwarves cottage - that would be worth buying (IMO)

    As far as the next license - Nintendo is high on my list - there are too many characters, buildings, and vehicles to choose from - Star foxes ship, Peach's castle, Hyrule castle, Mario kart tracks (I know K'NEX already has this license - but it is garbage compared to what LEGO could do), I mean the list goes on - the minifigs would be all too solid as well - The kids love Nintendo, AFOL love Nintendo (at least I do) - it's a no-brainer

    Halo would be sweet as well (Halo 4 is coming out soon - so it would make sense).. I know they missed the boat on that license as well - but who knows..
  • I'd pay big bucks for a House of Batiatus Ludus.
  • In terms of Disney - I'm hoping for some classic movie sets - steam boat willie, queen of hearts castle, dwarves cottage - that would be worth buying (IMO)
    I really like that idea. I hope we don't see too many one-and-dones based on flavour of the month Disney films, but classic Disney sets would have major potential.
  • My ideas:

    - Power Rangers
    - Formula 1 (Sets with all teams, drivers and tracks since 1950)
    - Narnia
    - James Bond
  • I have to admit I'm liking this idea of AFOL/UCS type classic Disney sets. I imagine they would do very well and depending on the selections might have a good balance of playability and "displayability."
  • I would like to see them do a Disney classic series too. I would love an Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast set.
  • A Muppets theme would be genius!
  • Muppets would be cool, I could see the theater now with the two old guys in the balcony. I think Disney owns the muppets. Lego does make sets for adult fans, so a couple of sets from movies or tv back in the day could be possible.
  • I have been saying for a while Percy Jackson would be a very nice line.
    They would most likely pull in many kids that had been interested in the Harry Potter line. I think it would also pull adults, if they did some of the Greek mythology right. It would also pull in a few females, as long as they made the main characters.

    If not that, then I would just love to see a Greek/roman mythology line.
  • edited April 2012
    Muppets would be cool, I could see the theater now with the two old guys in the balcony. I think Disney owns the muppets. Lego does make sets for adult fans, so a couple of sets from movies or tv back in the day could be possible.
    Statler: Muppet Legos! As if this show wasn't plastic enough already!
    Waldorf: The acting is so wooden, they should make Muppet lincoln logs!
    S&W: (guffaw)

    Seriously, I would be all over Statler and Waldorf minifigs. And Beeker!

    But unlike what someone said upthread, I think Monsters Inc minifigs and sets will be awesome and I think it's a near-lock that a line will be produced from that license. Will slot in as a natural replacement for Cars.

    As a replacement for SpongeBob, I would say Geronimo Stilton would be a can't-miss proposition, and mouse and cat minifig heads would be sweet.

    As a replacement for Harry Potter, the dream would be Mortal Engines. Artemis Fowl is another possibility.
  • Well, I guess we can't use angle brackets in comments...
    Or edit them after posting...

    it was supposed to say:
    S&W: guffaw (with angle brackets)
  • Arrested Development

    Stair car
    Banana Stand
    Wee Britain
    Blue Man Tobias Funke
    Never Nude Tobias Funke
    Mole Man Tobias Funke
    Hot Cops...
  • 'System' style Disney sets (not Duplo) would be great, but they may feel they are already targeting girls with the Friends stuff, hence doing Snow White etc for Duplo instead. But as they seem to be re-releasing the 'old' (1990s :P) Disney films in 3D for the Cinema, these characters might still generate enough interest for one off sets (eg 'Disney Classic Scenes' - Aladdin Carpet Ride, Beauty and the Beast Ballroom etc)
  • Tintin!

    I didn't watch the new movie when it was in cinemas, but recently catched it on dvd - and I must say, that could very well become a succeful series.

    The books are awesome, and the whole Tintin-graphics really lends itself to the LEGO style. I could easily see a lot of exploration-themed sets, kind of like the Pharaos Quest and Orient Express themes, but with the various Tintin-characters.

    Also, I would LOVE a LEGO Tintin-moon rocket!
    StuBoy
  • Speaking of Game of Thrones, here are some custom lego GoT mfs: link.
  • Tintin!...

    Also, I would LOVE a LEGO Tintin-moon rocket!
    The Peter Jackson/Steven Spielberg link could also help (being the Directors/Producers) seeing that a certain film series of Peter Jackson's is being licensed and Spielberg had the Studios stuff (and Indiana Jones).

  • Hunger Games!
  • The Lone Ranger is a great idea to pick up from Disney if it brings back the Western models.
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