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What should be the next license Lego should go after?

This has been a question that has been debated forever. I want to know what y'all think! Personally, I think that Lego would be smart to pick the Hanna-Barbera license. We've already received hints that maybe some Flinstones minifigures may be coming out in Dimensions, but I'm talking like classics: For instance, The Jetsons? Love to hear what you guys think!


  • brumeybrumey Member Posts: 1,002
    Marshall Bravestar
    Sabre Rider
    neon genesis evangelion
    walking dead
    Bill & Ted's Excellent
    The Fall Guy
    Biker Mice from Mars
    Battle Chasers


  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,108
    Star Wars I don't think that is a market they have tapped into.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    edited December 2015
    Nothing big. I quite like the way they are doing a little for many licenses. They are never going to do any big license justice (outside of SW and probably SH) when it comes to characters. LOTR - missed Gondor completely, Witch King, Eowyn, etc while giving soldiers of the dead and Mouth of Sauron; Simpsons - missed Barney, Lenny, Carl, Moe, Skinner while giving Frink, Moleman, Edna, etc. I don't really trust them on that front any more. So they might as well just do a couple of sets giving the main characters for each license, then do something else. I'm not sure I'd invest in a series with minor characters in if they aren't going to do some of the major ones too.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,460

    I'm hoping for Fantastic Beasts as a potential theme to boost some mythology/fantasy builds, could also mean some Harry Potter rereleases which would be appreciated by those that missed the theme.

    curious to see how Dimensions plays out over the next couple of years for licenced minifigs more than actual new themes.

  • ethanjwallethanjwall Member Posts: 118
    @Shib: I agree with all of that. Ever since Series 6 of CMF and the Minotaur, I've been hoping they'd do some things that have to do with mythology. I feel that Elves was a feeble attempt at something like that, but it fell short because #1 there are minidolls and not minifigures, and #2 the sets are predominately aimed at girls (at least that's what it looks like to me). 
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,662
    why didn't I think of it. Timesplitters. for CMFs lol. minifigs like the monkey, duckman drake, handyman, dinosaur or R one-oh-seven would probably be popular.
  • ethanjwallethanjwall Member Posts: 118
    Honestly, one thing I'm surprised Lego hasn't gone after is James Bond. great building material there.
  • ethanjwallethanjwall Member Posts: 118
    I understand that it may be "too adult friendly" but if that's the case, then so are Marvel and DC. Personally, I would love a James Bond theme because of #1 the new weapons and pieces and #2 it would allow people to imagine their own storylines and plots. :)
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    Game of thrones, they could make some really interesting sets.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,460
    I understand that it may be "too adult friendly" but if that's the case, then so are Marvel and DC. Personally, I would love a James Bond theme because of #1 the new weapons and pieces and #2 it would allow people to imagine their own storylines and plots. :)
    While some Marvel/DC comics stuff can be quite adult oriented there are a lot of child friendly equivelants, for every film there are normally half a dozen cartoons etc these days so that kind of negates the argument.
    The thing with Bond is that all the content I can think of is much more adult oriented, while a lot of the older films are now seen as family friendly at the time they were made they weren't. Also since all the Bond cars are real life brands with gadgets added in it would probably add an extra step in licencing agreements. Personally I thought Ultra Agents was a good attempt at a bond like theme, just a bit more techno styled.

    similar with Game of Thrones, while it would be great for castle/fantasy builds it is far too full of sexual content and gore, I really couldn't imagine LEGO being confortable with a theme based on something that features so much nudity. Plus beyond castles I can't think of a huge amount they could make as sets from the show, admitedly I've only seen a couple of seasons but I think the whole theme would be more of an uphill battle for them than LOTR.
    As it stands I can't think of current child friendly film/TV content that would be good for traditional castle type content, I suspect that might have something to do with why LEGO have got with the techno styling for Nexo-Knights, sci-fi is far more popular with kids than fantasy. I'm sure that'll change at some point but for the time being I'm not counting on anything fantasy/medieval from LEGO.

  • Came64Came64 Member Posts: 50
    I'd like to See Pokémon sets, but Lego already said they won't do that.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    I don't know if it's already in the works, but I think TLG should definitely extend their Doctor Who license into a full theme. There's so much material, scenery and whimsical vehicles to be made, and a ton of characters demanding to be seen in minifig form. 

    Also, since they've made Disney sets and have a Disney CMF theme on the way, I think sets based on the show "Once Upon a Time" would be wonderful. It's really popular and pretty kid-friendly material. 
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