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Which trilogy would you suggest LEGO® to base their next licensed theme on?
The "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" trilogy
The "MATRIX" trilogy
The "GODFATHER" trilogy
The "TRANSFORMERS" trilogy
The "BOURNE" trilogy
The "BACK TO THE FUTURE" trilogy
The "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" trilogy
The "OCEAN'S" trilogy
The "JURASSIC PARK" trilogy
The "ICE AGE" trilogy
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Jurassic park would be nice aswell, i liked the 2 JP3 sets in the studios theme
But... The greatest trilogy of all would be: The Man with No Name-trilogy! We've had classic Western, now we need a reneissance in the form of Spaghetti Western LEGO, as a licensed theme, or just as a Western remake.
By the way, isn't there an anniversarry celebration for that? How long has it been since the release of the movies?
I bet the characters can be just as wide as those of Star Wars! But of course, everything at this point is wishful thinking.
Starwars also first released around when the 4th movie was being released! And with two hobbit movies there's quite a hype-wave to surf on!
Other suggestions for licenced themes (I know, not all trilogies): Terminator, Asterix & Obelix, Blade, Shrek, Resident Evil, The Simpsons, The Flintstones, The Mummy (however, this may resemble to Pharoa's Quest too much), The Neverending Story, Alien vs Predator, Stargate, X Men.
Two of my absolute favorite movie trilogies are the Bourne series and the Ocean series (George Clooney? Brad Pitt? Matt Damon? Julia Roberts? All in LEGO!? Uh, yes please!) However, it wouldn't make sense for LEGO to make any sets based off of them: they don't really have any cool vehicles or big, mechanized, and "action" scenes. Plus, they are not really kid-friendly. Still, a guy can dream, right?
Ice age would also be really good, if only because of the great characters and all the trans blue and white - the sets would look awesome and a darn sight more cheerful that LOTR. Actually, maybe it'd be better as a DUPLO set?
That leaves LOTR which has a chance but I wouldn't hold your breath on it. The upcoming release of the Hobbit might give Lego the impetus to go for it but the closer we move toward that film being released the less likely. If a release date is named and there's no Lego license, consider the theme a dead end without hope of every coming into being.
Expect more Disney properties due to the tie-in, but beyond that there's really nothing obvious on the horizon apart from the Hobbit which is a vague possibility. I'd love LotR but it's probably long past it's sell-by date as the movies are done and dusted with no ancillary activity (e.g. like Clone Wars with Star Wars).
Apart from LotR I'd love stuff like Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Thunderbirds but just can't see any of these ever becoming reality.
The potential film series are:
Batman, return, 2012-linked to The Dark Knight Rises
Indiana Jones, return, 2012-linked to, sigh... Indiana Jones 5
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, new, 2012, 2013-linked to the upcoming The Hobbit films, could have a batch of new Hobbit sets as well as "classic" Lord of the Rings sets.
Sherlock Holmes, new, 2011-linked to the upcoming Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows, PG-13, I would say it's rather likely, after all we're getting a "classic" Sherlock Holmes figure this Summer.
Ghostbusters, new, 2012-linked to the upcoming Ghostbusters III, I hope not, but it's possible.
Tintin, new, 2011(guess it would have been announced(or leaked) by now, but one can hope...)-linked to the upcoming Tintin-trilogy.
Monsters Inc., new, 2012-linked to Monsters University, all the other PIXAR films that has become franchises has become LEGO, so it could happen.
Mad Max, new, 2012-linked to the upcoming Fury Road-highly unprobable, due to R rating.
In fact, I would be really surprised if they didn't make a series about it...
I'd love a transformers theme as well, but this may be a little bit more difficult......
On a personal level, Castle is my favorite theme by a country mile. Castle is in a bit of a "lull" right now, so I'm waiting for the next big theme to rejuvenate me. The possibility of integrating sets and minifigures from the Castle line with LOTR is tantalizing. I sincerely hope this becomes a reality as soon as possible!
I would love to see a Tintin theme, tied to the new movie or based on the books. I feel LEGO & Tintin are a good fit for each other. I know LEGO were looking into a license to produce toys off the film, but there are a lot of factors involved ... I guess they decided against it or weren't successful, otherwise we would probably have heard by now :-(
Someone mentioned it before, but I want to deepen that proposal: how about a Simpsons theme?
Sets ideas are truly endless:
- several dozen locations, if not way more
- dozen to hundreds of well-known mini-figs, imho even surpassing SW (collectible! think of Homer in dozen of different looks!)
About the chance of being a success, I think there are pros and cons. Although I believe the franchise has left its popularity peak behind (which I presume being the summer when the movie came out), it is still a daily-present series going strong on the child demographic and maybe, to a somewhat lesser extent these days as the series really lost much of its appeal, to adults.
I think it's not going to happen though, as the perfect moment passed by with the Simpsons movie. But I often wondered why - did TLG have problems negotiating with FOX? Then again, the Simpsons have a long history of being merchandised in every thinkable way... Maybe plans for toys collided/still collide with the collectible 'action figure' range floating around.
Any insight/remarks on this highly appreciated.
(sorry, for some reason it wouldn't let me edit my post)
Dec 16, 2011:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world’s leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT™. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for THE LORD OF THE RINGS property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
LEGO® THE LORD OF THE RINGS construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY scheduled for later in the year.
Great characters. A military element. Wonderful spaceships. An array of different sized sets available... including impulse sets; and an endless array of themes available due to the historical/mythological dimension of the various series!
So, the existence of these Daleks might suggest that TLG has missed out on this licensing line.