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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    I recon they probably have got plans for this as a full theme but will only role it out if the Ideas set works well.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,613
    "Andrew’s winning design featured a range of Doctors, companions and monsters across the show’s history, but fans will have to wait until later this year to discover what will be produced."

    http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/lego-doctor-who-to-materialise-later-in-2015
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,928
    I have multiple people in my house that will majorly want this set.
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 660
    Am I the only one here who thinks that it is a bit odd that Lego keep rehashing old character building licenses (scooby Doo & Dr Who). Surely there are plenty of other film and TV characters that could be made that havn't seen the light of day within the last three years. The character building license must have only just expired, and Lego are jumping on them already. It just seems to be a lack of imagination on Lego's part.
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 520
    donutboy, I think it's the opposite it's very sensible for LEGO to end up picking up the Character Building Licence - I think they picked up Batman after someone else had the licence as well.

    Many people don't build a brick built toy sets unless it is LEGO - they assume that all other brands / makes are inferior. But the market is tested by CB and LEGO can see there is a demand and go out and make a better model and with good distribution will sell far more than CB or others could manage.
    beemo
  • crosseyedpiratecrosseyedpirate Member Posts: 44
    I think you could say a majority of what Lego produces lacks imagination these days. Lego Star Wars made the company profitable and they are sticking with the licensing formula. Meanwhile the City, Castle and now Pirates sets are basically re-done every so many years. Yet here I am, quite excited for a Lego Doctor Who set.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    Ironically I think that the Doctor Who licence relapsed before the Scooby Doo licence. I know my local Tesco still has CB Scooby Doo figs but clearanced the Doctor Who ones ages ago now.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,928
    donutboy said:

    Am I the only one here who thinks that it is a bit odd that Lego keep rehashing old character building licenses (scooby Doo & Dr Who). Surely there are plenty of other film and TV characters that could be made that havn't seen the light of day within the last three years. The character building license must have only just expired, and Lego are jumping on them already. It just seems to be a lack of imagination on Lego's part.


    Old? I guess in terms of time they have been around, but these are current and very active shows.

    1) Scooby-Doo is coming out with a new cartoon this year.

    2) Doctor Who is currently very active, and they just got a new Doctor last year. It is on BBC America, the licensed products have had a prominent spot on the main aisle of Barnes and Noble for at least the last year. It may not be as popular as some US licenses, but I do know that there are a fair number of kids at our school that are very into the theme.

    If anything these seem like the correct licenses to go after. What is funny, is that these are the two licenses I am the most excited about in a very long time. I just hope there is a reasonable range of characters including companions.
    Redbullgivesuwindjamiewpharmjodpixelpops
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    tamamahm said:

    Old? I guess in terms of time they have been around, but these are current and very active shows.

    "Old" as in the licenses were previously held by Character Building for both Doctor Who and Scooby Doo.
    hewman
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    I am excited for the Doctor Who sets. I watch every new episode and have seen plenty of the original series too, although I have to admit some of the episodes in the last series were pretty rubbish.

    I would like to see the design stay close to the original submission. The Tardis model looks lovely and I would like to see a full console inside. As for minifigures, I think the 10th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Tom Baker, Sarah-Jane Smith, K-9, a Dalek, a Cyberman and a Weeping angle would be ideal. That is probably a bit optimistic though so hopefully we will see an entire theme following on from the actual set.
    LostInTranslationAdzbadboyLegoKip
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    But if you take Sponge Bob for an inverse example, would Lego then be progressive and forward thinking considering they had the license first and let it expire so that MB can pick it up?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    I want David Tennant.
    That is all.
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  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792

    I want David Tennant.
    That is all.

    As, I suspect, do hundreds of thousands of women...though possibly not in the way you meant. :-P
    ShibBumblepantsbrokenapathy23
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,188
    donutboy said:

    Am I the only one here who thinks that it is a bit odd that Lego keep rehashing old character building licenses (scooby Doo & Dr Who). Surely there are plenty of other film and TV characters that could be made that havn't seen the light of day within the last three years. The character building license must have only just expired, and Lego are jumping on them already. It just seems to be a lack of imagination on Lego's part.

    Last I checked, LEGO wants licenses that make money; that are popular now. Doctor Who will make LEGO money. As 'old' as the series is it really has not been more popular. It is better IMO than Simpsons, or most of anything else one can think of that is 'new'. I do agree a bit with Scooby Doo, but in many ways it too has had a resurgence, more importantly I have heard many parents report their kids would want Scooby and the gang.
    As for 'new' licenses'.. like what? Batman (LEGO has it) Marvel (LEGO has it), In any case those could also be construed as 'old' licenses as well. But yet seem to be doing well among collectors and fans alike.

    What other licenses do you have in mind? That is, that LEGO CAN do and is not restricted by adult content or gore/violence? (based on that Breaking bad and Walking dead are out)
    I guess Men in Black and Tron are two that come to mind, but neither are the 'in' thing right now.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,140
    I'm going to want the set, but I have a feeling that getting one will be quite difficult.

    I see another Minecraft disaster, but possibly worse.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I have no interest in Dr who and nor do my kids, they have some interst in Scooby doo but very little, its just not a big thing here and I never hear any of there friends talking about it either.now if they had phineas and ferb Lego we'd have to have it all.
    SuperTramp
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    My nephew and niece will go nuts for Scooby Doo. They watch it loads (it is on every day I think on a channel they get in the Netherlands).
    Their dad, on the other hand, will go nuts for Dr Who Lego. He is a massive Whovian, has loads of tat I mean memorabilia related to it. Their spare room used to be called the Dr Who Room at one time because of the amount of stuff displayed there - all MISB of course.
    I'm hoping the set is out in time for his birthday in the summer.
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 829
    edited February 2015
    Malcolm Tucker in Lego form? Superb :D

    I don't know enough around the licencing process, but I guess that someone from the BBC gets a degree of decision in what goes into these sets - I'm sure they will at least want to produce a very up to date set with the current Doctor in as it makes good marketing sense!
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,298
    Awesome...just awesome....Because without LOTR other than Super Heroes there isn't a whole lot I am looking forward to set wise his year (Avengers looks okay at best).
    Andor
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434

    I want David Tennant.
    That is all.

    Nay.

    Tom Baker FTW.
    dannyrwwPeteMJennitedward
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,315
    mr_benn said:

    Malcolm Tucker in Lego form? Superb :D

    I don't know enough around the licencing process, but I guess that someone from the BBC gets a degree of decision in what goes into these sets - I'm sure they will at least want to produce a very up to date set with the current Doctor in as it makes good marketing sense!

    It seems to be BBC Worldwide that has signed the deal, rather than the BBC. So they probably will use it as an advert for the current series. Although I still hope for Tom Baker.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow On a hill above Romsey, still hoping for a Brand Store in SouthamptonMember Posts: 133
    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Doctor Who is based on pure imagination, once you've got your TARDIS that blue box can take you anywhere and any when and hopefully it will inspire younger builders to create new worlds and times for the Doctor to visit.

    @LostInTranslation leave him alone, he looks knackered on Broadchurch! :smile:

    @mr_benn lets hope the set is not an omnishambles . . . . . . .
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 778
    carlq said:

    I want David Tennant.
    That is all.

    As, I suspect, do hundreds of thousands of women...though possibly not in the way you meant. :-P
    And probably hundreds of thousands of men as well :-P
    carlqShibalijoezacbeemocaperberry
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,928
    donutboy said:

    Am I the only one here who thinks that it is a bit odd that Lego keep rehashing old character building licenses (scooby Doo & Dr Who). Surely there are plenty of other film and TV characters that could be made that havn't seen the light of day within the last three years. The character building license must have only just expired, and Lego are jumping on them already. It just seems to be a lack of imagination on Lego's part.

    binaryeye said:

    tamamahm said:

    Old? I guess in terms of time they have been around, but these are current and very active shows.

    "Old" as in the licenses were previously held by Character Building for both Doctor Who and Scooby Doo.
    AH! AH!!! Thanks!!
    You would think that two little capital letters wouldn't make a difference, but it did. I read the one post generically as 'old character building licenses', as just an odd way of saying licensed sets where one is focused on building their licensed characters, but as older licenses.

    I did not read it as Character Building as you point out.
    slovakiasteph
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,705
    I am not sure I want Tenant. I would rather have Matg Smith. I like David Tenant (not as much as LIT or in the same way) but Smith is my Doctor. I would also take Peter Davidson.
    LostInTranslation
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,298
    Well the Lego ideas video shows that they picked the set with Matt Smith, David Tenant, and Tom Baker. But with the video it looks like they are going with Capaldi. I actually would like it if we got all of those. though Tom Baker and Matt Smih would be the two I want (My Doctor and my daughter and wife's doctor).
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 196
    Fantastic :smiley:

    The only slight regret (at least, if current trends in other DW merch are anything to go by) is that there's so much depth in classic characters and monsters that we're unlikely to see explored, even if they do go all-out and make a full wave of sets. Ah well - here's hoping sales are strong, and someone at Lego has a burst of irrational enthusiasm and decides to go for a UCS-sized big TARDIS interior with all the Doctors. That'd just leave, oh, a couple hundred other companions and supporting cast and enemies to wish for...
    dannyrww
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    mmmmm how many Doctors? A few Daleks? A few Companions? I can see a CMF series ....
    dannyrww
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,329
    ^^ could be licensing issues similar to Star Wars as Character Options currently have DW figures.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Rose is a given right? Gotta be in the Union Jack t-shirt from the WW2 episodes from season 1. Also would like moaning myrtle s face on a concrete slab. Silly show...
    carlq
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792

    Rose is a given right? Gotta be in the Union Jack t-shirt from the WW2 episodes from season 1. Also would like moaning myrtle s face on a concrete slab. Silly show...

    :-)) - my least favourite episode, but the face in concrete provided one of my favourite moments in the entire reboot. How on Earth did Russell T get away with that on pre-watershed telly? ;-)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    @carlq - ironically that story was done after a Blue Peter competition for kids to create a monster...makes it even worse!
    carlqRedbullgivesuwind
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    ^^He should had just let her die...
  • JumpinbeansJumpinbeans Member Posts: 70
    Just read in the evening standard that bbc worldwide has signed an agreement with lego. Should be fun to see what comes out. They were hinting at the end of the year.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited February 2015
    ^Awesome!

    (Thanks, honey! Lol :p)
  • crosseyedpiratecrosseyedpirate Member Posts: 44
    ^^ let's hope it extends to Top Gear and other BBC shows (Sherlock anyone? probably too violent and they rejected it once before.) Of course the UCS Helicarrier is coming up for review in the next period - gee I sure hope they make that one!
  • MathiasMathias United StatesMember Posts: 94
    I'm so excited about this doctor who set. I prefer the 11th doctor though.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,315

    ^^ let's hope it extends to Top Gear and other BBC shows (Sherlock anyone? probably too violent and they rejected it once before.) Of course the UCS Helicarrier is coming up for review in the next period - gee I sure hope they make that one!

    Why would they make another Helicarrier?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    I was looking at pictures of the new hair piece for Shaggy in the Scooby Doo line and trying to think what characters it might be useful for and occurred to me this morning that it might be good for Matt Smith's Doctor (although it's hard to be sure from the angles its been shown at so far)
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,541

    Just read in the evening standard that bbc worldwide has signed an agreement with lego. Should be fun to see what comes out.

    Ooh. As far as current BBC properties go, I'd happily see a Musketeers inspired set or three.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    I think a special prize should go out to the first article that uses "Legos" in the same sentence as a reference to The Doctor as "Doctor Who."
    ShibPeteMdannyrww
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    @Plell - with a bonus award if the manage to do it in the headline!
    dannyrww
  • crosseyedpiratecrosseyedpirate Member Posts: 44
    @CCC The internet swallowed my sarcasm apparently. I thought it was ridiculous they said at the end of the new review video that the Helicarrier would be up for review next time. It just adds to the notion that Lego are flying by the seat of their pants when it comes to Ideas, no matter how many times they tell us about the all powerful "Lego Review Board."
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    @crosseyedpirate - I read your comment as sarcastic, but you never know with the internet.
    I think that one of the big weaknesses with the Ideas platform is how it makes people question the transparency of what Lego do. I'm sure that their helicarrier would have been in development for a long time, but the coincidental timing will make people complain. It's a little bit lose lose for Lego because they do need to maintain a certain amount of secrecy etc - especially when dealing with licenced IPs.
    It does seem a little daft that they didn't make a 'by the way we're removing this one from the review because our own helicarrier has been unveiled type comment' but I think that people would have called foul play on that.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow On a hill above Romsey, still hoping for a Brand Store in SouthamptonMember Posts: 133
    @Shib quite right, there is a process with Ideas and they won't drop a project that has passed 10,000 mid review as that would be a breach of the process.

    @crosseyedpirate I don't believe that the review board is flying by the seat of their pants at all, they have a process and they stick to it. After all they are under no obligation to explain it to us.
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 520
    Is there any chance that this Dr Who set could lead to other Who themed items? My wife would kill for a LEGO Doctor Who game.

    Ironically it occurred to me that every LEGO set with figures could interact with a Doctor Who set. Westerns to Space , Castles to Atlantis, City to Ninjago - I can't think of a set that couldn't cross over with..... I hope they make a Massive production run.
    klatu003
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,315
    It happened with minecraft, so of course it could happen with Dr Who.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 717
    As someone who recorded all the Dr. Who episodes from TV to VHS tape in the 80s and wrote a program in Basic to catalog them to be able to find the episodes. Yeah - I'm excited.
    @LostInTranslation I have to agree that David Tennant is one of the best Doctors. Did you see Gracepoint? Watching it, I forgot that he ever was the Doctor - unlike Americans doing British accents, his American accent was very good. Which reminds me of Peri - terrible American accent.

    USC T.A.R.D.I.S anyone?
    Redbullgivesuwindcarlq
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