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Petition to LEGO. We want Modular Western Town!

Star wars and space have always coincided together. Why does this stop the MWT? I am happy that bttf has a set but this line seems to only be about other people's licenses.

It might not seem like much but please dislike the cuusoo review video on youtube. Hopefully it will send the message that we want our modular western town.

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ The main difference probably is that LEGO has always had a space theme and when they made the license agreement for Star wars it probably included a clause for them to continue to make space stuff. LEGO hasn't always had a western line running and since the LR theme has a couple buildings in a set the western modulars would detract from the sale of one of the LR sets which would probably violate the agreement they have with Disney.
  • FizzlemesexyFizzlemesexy Member Posts: 123
    I remember pirates 2 was put on hiatus because of PoTC. An outright rejection for this unlicensed set doesn't seem fit. I understand why it didnt pass this cycle but it should have carried over. Ninjago was extended another year due to fan's demands, I can wait an extra year for MWT.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,978
    I imagine commercial viability played a big factor in the decision as well, not just the license. The Delorean will outsell a modular western set 500-1 and make a ton more money
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,922

    Star wars and space have always coincided together.

    Except, you know, for the five or so years that they didn't.

    Frankly, I see where TLG is coming from. Western sets are already a gamble. The Lone Ranger almost certainly has a license agreement that prohibits competing products in the same genre. And frankly, an ill-defined (through no fault of the creator, of course; there were no rules against product line proposals at the time the project was posted) set that already limits its audience greatly through size alone isn't a very promising business case.

    But go ahead. Web petitions have always convinced TLG to go against their better judgment in the past. Just look at all the "bring back BIONICLE" petitions in the past-- if not for them, the BIONICLE sets and story would have been discontinued in 2010 and would not be alive and flourishing today. Or for that matter, how about all those petitions to stop LEGO Friends-- we're lucky those worked, or there'd likely be a huge new wave of Friends sets in 2013 to capitalize on the theme's success, and possibly even a series of chapter books.
    MrKevinHinkle
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,131
    ^ Don't forget the "Save 9v Trains" campaign. :)
  • avoiceoreasonavoiceoreason Member Posts: 224
    ^They say it is hard to detect sarcasm in on-line commentary. This is not one of those cases. :)
    Oldfan
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    TyoSolo said:

    This is Lego, guys... If you want it, build it.

    exactly!

    bricksan
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    richo said:

    TyoSolo said:

    This is Lego, guys... If you want it, build it.

    exactly!

    Spot on, I think Glenbricker also said what needed to be said on the main site last night. We are adults spitting our dummies out and disliking a video due to a business decision by a company we all love is not going to get us any where.

    We have already told them we want it by voting in the first place. They have now come back and explained that it is not possible. Let's accept it and move on. There are plenty of other western projects you can support which IMO is a better way of showing LEGO that western is wanted by the people.

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