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The Wonderful World of Disney LEGO!

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,740
    I'm certainly a member of the cult following of Emperor's New Groove. I would LOVE a set of that theme. 

    There are just so many directions it could go with Disney. It will be interesting to see what the future of this line holds!
    LostInTranslationMooreFXClutchPowerDrmnez
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    Robin hood and the Emperor's new groove are definitely still hits with the kids in my son's class, so I'm guessing it would be interesting.
    Especially since the ENG doesn't have a lovey-dovey theme but it's about friendship and a lot of laughs. Let's all walk the Lama-lama!

    I should check out OUT then!
    LostInTranslationClutchPowerSprinkleOtterMattPetersen
  • MooreFXMooreFX CaliforniaMember Posts: 75
    I didn't realize "Emperor's New Groove" has a cult following now. I like it too, and have a framed cell from the movie.  Interesting :)  
    LostInTranslationClutchPowerSprinkleOtter
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    I think it just had the unfortunate distinction of being one of Disney's last "traditional" animated movies.  It came out right after Toy Story 2, and at that point it was pretty clear the future of animation was going to be CGI. I remember at the time dismissing it, only later discovering it after a friend made me watch it. The story, acting, and humor all shine through in that one, at least for me.
    LostInTranslationClutchPower
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    It's not just that but was also one of several films that Disney hurried out to try and recoup losses they'd made elsewhere, this meant it didn't get as much promotion as other films.
    LostInTranslationClutchPower
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    edited January 2017
    I remember going to see ENG at the cinema with some school mates from sixth form and we just loved it. Laughed way more than the kids at the screening. I just love the quirkiness of it.
    I don't know why, but "Or, to save on postage,..." just cracks me up as one of the funniest things ever. 
    (right up there with the little dog jumping up at Joey and Rachel when they're in Phoebe's cab in Friends and the way Billie Piper says "he doesn't like the chips" in the" School Reunion" episode of Dr Who. Anyway....)
    MooreFXClutchPowerLEGO_Dad77SprinkleOtter
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    There are tons of quotes from ENG my wife and I say to this day.  Every time we have broccoli at dinner, I ask my wife if she wants more broccoli in Kronk's voice and she busts out laughing. 
    snowhitieLostInTranslationMooreFXClutchPowerLEGO_Dad77SprinkleOtter
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Also, we became huge Patrick Warburton fans (Kronk) after that movie.  You start to hear him in everything. He even narrates the new Lemony Snickets Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix...it's much better to close your eyes and envision Kronk narrating...
    MooreFXClutchPowerLEGO_Dad7777ncaachampsSprinkleOtterravendragonwing
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,740
    I would love a Kronk Bigfig! 

    He really is what makes the movie for me. It certainly is witty, but he just brings so much to his role (and every role) that it seals the deal.
    LostInTranslationnatro220MooreFXClutchPower77ncaachampsSprinkleOtter
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    ^ I just cry with laughter when he does his own theme music and stayes 'paused'. He's a great actor indeed.
    LostInTranslationSwitchfoot55natro220MooreFXClutchPowerLEGO_Dad77SprinkleOtter
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    ^ I just laughed out loud at work hearing Kronk in my head, thanks!   : )
    Switchfoot55MooreFXClutchPowerSprinkleOtter
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    This Thread...

    Meh. Color Me DreamWorks.


  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Er...On second thought. My apologies. I was having a bad Fur day like Conker's before me.

    #RARE
  • TikiLukiTikiLuki ChicagoMember Posts: 60
    What I'd really like to see is a Disney monorail set. It'd be a great excuse to revive the monorail tracks and do something really fun with them. The building for the set could be the Ticket & Transportation Center, and have a bunch of minifigs wearing different Disney shirts etc.
    Legopassion8MooreFXflordcatwranglerSumoLegoRonyarLEGO_Dad77MattPetersen
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    edited January 2017

    Is that an Ursula mini doll??? 

    And a Fairy Godmother!! :-)) 
    Damn, they made me buy yet another Ariel and Cinders set! 

    I'm on about the fourth edit now. Promo Bricks Instagram has a small pic of the Junior Snow White set. I need to be able to zooooom!! But I'm sure I'll be buying. Looks like it has a lickle deer in it. 
    Toc13Shibgmonkey76catwranglerstlux
  • thedoctor46thedoctor46 UKMember Posts: 205
    The Cinderella set looks great
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,058
    Snow White set is small enough to make it an autobuy. Cinderella & Ariel will have to wait to see pricing.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    Totally missed the Cars 3 Juniors sets, probably because there are no images. But that's yet more Disney Lego goodness (I hope) 
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    edited January 2017
    The build is inoffensive. Nice to see Krusty's pie in a regular set. I need a better look at Snow's hair and torso print. 
    ShibBumblepantscatwranglerstlux
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    Zusammengebaut has a larger one for you, @LostInTranslation :


    LostInTranslation
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    Lol we overlapped! 
    sid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    Hah, yes, that was a close one... I only saw my own post when I pressed Post Comment too, so when you said we overlapped I had to do a double take... :D
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    I totally called it on Ursula. I definitely prefer the CMF.

    But that does say to me that the move from Disney Princesses to just Disney does seem to have implications on future character choices.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    I've read on Eurobricks that there won't be a second Disney CMF series next year :-((
    Which seems incredibly odd if true (I don't necessarily lend a lot of credence to the rumour mill on there as things get blown out of proportion amazingly quickly). 

    Just wondering if anyone else has heard anything on this from somewhere else? (@CM4S??) 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,555
    Could be something to re-invigorate the CMF line in a few years?
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 857
    I would love a Sword in the Stone set
    SumoLegoLEGO_Dad77mustang69catwranglerTyresOFlaherty
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,555
    I'd like a Wreck-it-Ralph bigfig, and the characters from Inside Out.

    I think one of my wishes will be granted.
    Lyichir
  • MooreFXMooreFX CaliforniaMember Posts: 75
    ^ Disney is making Wreck-it-Ralph 2 right now, but it won't be released for a year.   I just asked my husband and he said March 2018.  So maybe there will be a set, just not for awhile.
    Lyichirpharmjodricecake
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,956
    I have not heard anything about whether we would or would not get new Disney CMFs this year, but with Lego Batman and with Lego Ninjago it makes sense there is not room this year. Now, considering how huge the Disney CMFs were (the 4th best selling Lego product last year), Lego would not possibly be ignore that. If anything I would presume they are working with Disney on more characters and how to best capitalize on that. I think if they were both smart they would realize the overall market outside of the Disney Princess line as well. 
    stluxpharmjod
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    I think the possibility of a second set of CMF is good, but I think we will get way more Disney Brickheads first. I think Lego wants to see how well the Brickheads sell and how much they can charge for them. I wouldn't be surprised if they make it up to the $15 range.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,538
    I'll be genuinely surprised if Brickheads sell anything near what LEGO is expecting.
    pharmjod
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    Disney CMF were fourth? That seems unlikely. Wasn't that Disney as a whole theme?
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,956
    CCC said:
    Disney CMF were fourth? That seems unlikely. Wasn't that Disney as a whole theme?
    Yes. Fourth. Disney minifigs. Not the theme.
    That info is straight from Lego when they listed their top five sellers from 2016
    Millenium Falcon
    Friends Amusement park roller coaster
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    Lego minfigues- Disney series
    City Fire Station


    The info is under the play section.
    https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/events/annual-result-2016



    LEGO_Dad77
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    That's more understandable if set vs sets. I wonder if volume or sales?
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,956
    CCC said:
    That's more understandable if set vs sets. I wonder if volume or sales?
    I have always wondered this as well. I have always speculated it was sales because often the large sets are the ones that are listed and if it was volume  I would expect to see more smaller sets when Lego announced their top 5.  This  is why I was shocked to see the Disney minifigs listed, but  I do know those sold like crazy here.
    pharmjod
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,555
    As they are a private company, they can choose to define 'best selling' however they like.  

    Best selling could mean anything from highest volume to most profitable.  I find it hard to believe that that the Porsche set sold more units than just about anything else.  But I can completely understand that the profit margin on the set may far exceed the margin on higher volume sets.

    And I don't mean to be skeptical, but despite being the premier toy company in the World, they 'missed' their sales goals for 2016 in North America...
    gmonkey76pharmjodcatwrangler
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,956
    I completely agree. How they define it, is not defined.
    gmonkey76pharmjodSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,555
    tamamahm said:
    I completely agree. How they define it, is not defined.
    I agree, by any definition.
    tamamahm
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,528
    Drmnez said:
    I would love a Sword in the Stone set
    #6094 Guarded Treasure could be a start...
    Drmnez
  • toymenstoymens NYMember Posts: 1
    edited March 2017
    The sword in the stone is really amazing. Is there any chance I can buy it from any stores? Really want to get one.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    edited March 2017
    toymens said:

    SPAM
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    Wanted to do a shoutout to @shib and @LostInTranslation - I've had to rest quite a lot lately but have had something to watch while doing that. Am at the second season and enjoying it a lot. Got to admit, Mulan seems indeed more rutlhess than Snow White, although I love how she's a proper fighting princess too and not just a damsel in distress :)


    LostInTranslationMooreFXbandit778Lego_Star
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    CCC said:
    toymens said:

    SPAM
    In case anyone was wondering, they had only posted here to link to their webpage selling "LEGO compatible" sets that were Chinese fakes, but they were using the name LEGO to describe them.

    MaffyD
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    @snowhitie @LostInTranslationhttps://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Snow-White-s-Forest-Cottage-10738 have you both bought it yet? :-P

    had an interesting discussion with a friend who does the princess parties recently and she said that Snow White is still a massively popular character with a lot of kids, but a lot of them don't really seem to know the film. I suspect that it really is down to the princess franchise line.
    catwrangler
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    edited August 2017
    @shib - intending to buy it at Watford on Saturday! :-) 
    Shib
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,234
    ^ Oooh me too!  
    Shib
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    @Shib haven't got it yet, but also looking to get it soon.

    I've been enjoying OUAT, so thanks for the tip guys/girls and non-binary palls ;)
    In my opnion they should have ended after season 4 though, 5 was quite a slog to get through I found, except for the Captian Swan bits ;) Season 6 I just read what happens on episode guides.

    Interesiting comment about kids not knowing Snow White in the film, but just as one of the princesses. Still think the animation in that film is brillant and can stand the test of time, but maybe it's too slow for kids nowadays? Or it might just be the parents fault for not buying the DVD ;-)
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77MegtheCat
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,824
    I wonder about the pacing/tone of the film too. They re-released it to cinemas when I was 14 - and mind you, 14-year-old me was still very much into Disney movies - and it struck me at the time as less enjoyable than either the recent ones I was then fond of (Beauty and the Beast) or mid-century films like Lady and the Tramp.

    That's purely subjective, of course, but having seen it again more recently when we borrowed some of the early Disney films, I could certainly see it having a bit less child appeal than some of the others, e.g. Pinocchio...
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    edited August 2017
    bookmum said:
    I have never really liked Mickey Mouse and his chums. For some reason they give me the creeps. The older films and classic characters I also find a bit meh. Cinderella, Aurora and Snow White and that lot are just so sappy.I have never quite understood the obsession the rest of the world has, especially small girls who sometimes seem to just live and breathe for all that pink!  I have two of the Disney Princess sets - the one that came free with the Daily Mail and one I got recently from a charity shop that has a little yellow dog with it. I think it's a beauty parlour. But what is weird is despite all this meh-ness I have for Disney Princess, I really like them. I just think they're cute. It's the type of sets I would of loved when I was a kid. I would prefer to see more Pixar sets. But please not to much Mickey Icky Mouse! 
    Just a suggestion, give the new Mickey Mouse cartoons a try,
    I find them to be hilarious. A good mix of classic looking Mickey with a more modern twist and updated humor and stories.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    I think the Disney Princess branding is responsible. My daughter knew all the princesses at the age of five, having seen none of the films except Aladdin (and Frozen).

    SumoLegostlux
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