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Do you think Lego will bring back the Pirates of the Caribbean theme for the upcoming film?

ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
I think they will. At least they'd be smart to. Pirates of the Caribbean was one of my favorite themes :) if they do it will make me super happy!

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  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,900
    I don't know if they will. The film, if following the other films trend, will be the worst film of 2016. And I don't think the previous sets sold that well. So I would be surprised if they did do them. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,933
    PoTC is Disney. I would be surprised if they did not make some line of the sets, otherwise someone else will want to.
  • aldreddaldredd United KingdomMember Posts: 203
    I wouldn't be surprised if the lego-disney agreement gives Disney a certain level of 'control' over which releases Lego is to support - so a poor showing from the last batch of sets may not be enough for Lego to get out of doing another run. In fact, the opposite may be true; if the last film wasn't a huge success, yet Disney are pushing ahead with a new one, then they're likely to want it well backed with merchandise.

    That being said, there are other major releases in 2017 which may take priority (cars 3, a new major 'princess' feature, guardians of the galaxy)
    SumoLegokiki180703ryjay
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,430
    Jack Sparrow as a CMF?
    kiki180703
  • hmnicollhmnicoll Member Posts: 65
    aldredd said:

    That being said, there are other major releases in 2017 which may take priority (cars 3, a new major 'princess' feature, guardians of the galaxy)
    STAR WARS?!?!
    kiki180703goshe7
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,265
    Other major releases would probably not stop Disney from merchandising the hell out of everything.  
    gmonkey76
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Lego will be told to make it!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,464
    edited January 2016
    Nobody 'tells' anyone to do anything.  

    Mutual market research and whatever formula/algorithm Lego and Disney use to maximize their relationship will determine what is produced.

    But I don't think Lego retired the Pirates theme if there wasn't going to be new PotC sets.
    ryjay
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,464
    edited January 2016
    BTW, the last Pirates movie made a billion dollars.  There'll be plenty of support for the merchandise.

    The quality of the film has little to do with its commercial success.

    ...cough cough... Transformers... cough... cough...
    kiki180703YodaliciousBumblepantsgmonkey76
  • TheUltimateTFOLTheUltimateTFOL Texas, USAMember Posts: 155
    I doubt Lego would have retired a line as successful as Pirates so quickly unless there was something new coming up soon. However, I can't help but think that they would've done better if, instead of retiring the line 1.5 years early, they could've released a second, better wave to make up for the slightly below average first one.
    SumoLegoYodalicious
  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    @TheUltimateTFOL: I agree. They should've released a second wave! But did we know in 2011 that a new PoTC film was coming out? Nope. I don't know if they'll bring it back :( :( :(
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,507
    that sounds exciting, but now I'm wondering if I should get the brick bounty or if some more epic ship is coming.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    The funny thing is...as average as the line is a whole...the secondary market prices for some of them, Black Pearl specifically, are crazy. If LEGO does lines like The Lone Ranger, they will probably take a shot at a second PotC wave when the new movie arrives.
    monkeyhanger
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,139
    I don't see why they wouldn't.  Honestly I don't see why they would retire the classic pirate line so quickly this year if something else wasn't already in line.  They are typically working 2-3 years down the line so whatever is happening is already in motion.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,507
    they don't look average to me, figs are good and sets look more realistic than classic pirates. also I like that there are more buildings and land based locations.

    yeah, prices for the black pearl are crazy. it really doesn't look notably different from brickbeard and brick bounty, except it is black.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    SumoLego said:
    Nobody 'tells' anyone to do anything.  

    Mutual market research and whatever formula/algorithm Lego and Disney use to maximize their relationship will determine what is produced.

    But I don't think Lego retired the Pirates theme if there wasn't going to be new PotC sets.
    You took me way too serious :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,464
    edited January 2016
    ^  I envision a board room with Disney Execs daring Lego Execs to make a Palace Pets Lego.

    (And laughing hysterically on the car ride home.)

    I can't believe they agreed to make THAT!
    kiki180703
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    I bet they will make some sets. Hopefully, at least, I want some more unique ships!
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    edited January 2016
    I would love another brick built ship to go with the Sea Cow.  

  • JetWing34JetWing34 Michigan, USAMember Posts: 38
    Lego actually has a Disney license to Princess and Star Wars. I optimistically think that they'll make sets for the upcoming PotC film at the beginning of next year (2017).
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    I hope they make new PotC sets! I was still sort of in my dark ages when the original sets were released, so I missed a lot of good stuff. I hope they make a new Black Pearl. Also, it would be great if the Flying Dutchman returns for this film, as that would make a great set. 
    Ronyarkiki180703SumoLego
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,660
    Also, it would be great if the Flying Dutchman returns for this film, as that would make a great set. 
    The Dutchman was confirmed as an upcoming set some time ago ;)
    cheshirecatkiki180703
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    Also, it would be great if the Flying Dutchman returns for this film, as that would make a great set. 
    The Dutchman was confirmed as an upcoming set some time ago ;)
    Really? That would be good news, but what's the source of that information?
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    I heard that they had a final design for a D2C 'Flying Dutchman' however the sales were lacking for the last wave of sets therefore they didn't release it :/
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,660
    Also, it would be great if the Flying Dutchman returns for this film, as that would make a great set. 
    The Dutchman was confirmed as an upcoming set some time ago ;)
    Really? That would be good news, but what's the source of that information?
    There was an infamous prototype that was 'confirmed' here and maybe elsewhere when the origional PotC line came out. Got scrapped last minute by Lego. Anyway, we still have #3817
    tecjamSumoLego
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