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Lego/Universal partnership?

klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 818
I've seen some buzz that Lego and Warner have parted ways, and that Lego has now partnered with Universal? I haven't seen any reputable reports on this, but i suppose it might explain Lego taking on IPs like Trolls and Minions. Has anyone seen a press release about this? Any ideas what this might mean for the films going forward? I suppose this means no more DC heroes popping up. That'll be disappointing. It could mean that we'll see more Universal classic monsters again though!
I guess I'm glad to hear that Lego will continue releasing films. The Lego Movie tie-in sets are consistently brilliant (and some of the Trolls sets look quite inspired). It'll likely involve an entire overhaul though, so favorites like Emmett and Metalbeard who fall under a shared Warner/Lego license won't likely be making appearances in the future I'd imagine.
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  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 748
    No more DC...hope they have some sort of agreement still in place...I may end up screaming...
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 436
    The DC CMFs will be released in a week... So DC characters will surely continue to be made in LEGO form. As for movies, who knows...
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 818
    jnscoelho said:
    The DC CMFs will be released in a week... So DC characters will surely continue to be made in LEGO form. As for movies, who knows...
    Oh, I've no doubt that we'll still get DC Lego sets. I'm not concerned about that. The DC Superheroes stuff is completely seperate from the Lego Movie stuff, as far as licensing is concerned.
    I just don't think we'll be seeing DC characters popping up in Lego movies and related sets, if this is true. Somehow, Troll and Minion cameos in the movies don't really hold the same appeal for me. I'll miss Superman and GL's banter, and Wonder Woman's constant frustration. :p
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 436
    Oh, that I don't care. Not really a fan of TLBM or of DC characters' participation in TLM1/2.
    What about Ninjago? The rights for the movie belong to LEGO or WB?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,142
    I imagine the partnership is still fine for Warners own movies and sets for them. But with the (relatively) poor box office for Ninjago movie and TLM2 it is not that surprising. Still, not as bad as the playmobil movie. I dread to think what the Funkopops movies will be like.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,351
    Probably not 'live action'...
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 349
    edited December 2019
    How would this affect LEGO games if TT is WB? Would it just be like them doing PotC?(sorry, finger slipped.)
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 767
    How would this affect LEGO games if TT is WB? Would it just be like them doing PotC?(sorry, finger slipped.)
    Probably not at all. A deal for movies wouldn't conflict with the video game side of things—even if they wanted to make video games based on whatever movies Lego and Universal came up with together it'd not be much different from the licensing partnership that allowed the Lego Jurassic World game to come about.

    Modeltrainman
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,037
    It will be interesting to see what comes out of the new relationship. I'll be sad if we don't see ol' Emmet again though. I was hoping for a trilogy, the idea of Finn's and Bianca's dark ages appeals to me... lots of opportunity for Castle stuff in the dark ages... 'A Space Girl in King Arthur's Court'?
    catwrangler
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,036
    I really enjoyed the films but it seems like the healthiest thing to do would be to give movies a rest for 5-7 years at least. 
    560HeliportcatwranglerSumoLego
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 846
    I didn’t think WB were giving their Lego films a total rest just yet, because I thought i’d heard whispers about progressing a Batman Movie 2. I haven’t seen the Ninjago Movie (still) but I thought all 3 other Lego Movies have been fantastic. A shame not enough people went to see them after the first one. But I still want a sequel to Dredd too and no one seems to want to invest money in that - despite the great critical reception (at least, by those that weren’t comparing it directly to the Raid released shortly before).
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,351
    I really enjoyed the films but it seems like the healthiest thing to do would be to give movies a rest for 5-7 years at least. 
    Yes, about the same hiatus as Frozen movies.  LEGO franchises is not something we need on an annual basis.  Or even on an alternating year basis.

    I would suspect we'll see more TLM adventures in a Cartoon Network or direct-to-streaming platform.
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