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(I suppose we can thank Angelina Jolie for helping breathe life back into a series of films I didn't know other people wanted to watch.)
This is seems to confirm an upcoming Mulan set to me
Does anyone know how this was distributed in the UK?
41152 Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale castle
41153 Ariel's Royal Celebration Boat
41154 Cinderella's Dream Castle
41155 Elsa's Marketplace Adventure
Interesting that they posted the animation on Facebook so far ahead of the release though.
I think I like #41153 Ariel's Royal Celebration Boat best from this wave.
As all boxes, including the small ones, say "Build and Swap", I'm eager to see somebody combine them all in a massive mash-up.
Malificent- Yay! In large set with repeated character- Boo!
Two castles, including another Cinderella one which I'm not sure adds anything.
Mostly opportunities missed
With the build & swap, the image seems to show swapping round parts in the set- so with the Royal Boat, you can take off the pillared section & put on the flatter piece with Max on
Rough translation : Belle's story time 10762
And Ariel's underwater concert 10765
I continue to be disappointed with the line.
I really think they could do so much more with the Disney Princess line, or Disney characters as a whole. To me the demand in the CMF really should have indicated how well they could do with the right sets. My daughter is a huge Disney fan, but she built Diagon Alley when she was 6. She wants larger more complex Disney sets than what they put out. There is a reason I have 3 Frozen castle sets here, so we can attempt something far larger. Also no surprise she wants the Disney Castle. I have it stashed for me, but I am seriously thinking of giving it to her as a gift this year.
There are just so many wonderful things they could do, and because they seem to really focus these lines to young builders, they simply do not.
Its really annoying that there’s still no Tiana or Pocahontas but hopefully they’ll make them eventually
The difference is age these items are targeted for.
In general, the Disney Princess line is targeted to 6+. Pulling up several Minecraft sets, it shows 8+. The few sets I pulled up for Ninjago were either a starting age of 8 or 9.
I suspect if we pulled up the Cars line, we would see a similar low age target as Princess.. I would guess 5 or 6.
I do understand why the Princess line is targeted towards a younger age, but I think that Lego/Disney could really have a very successful Disney focused line marketed towards an older age. (And yes... I do know that many Disney properties are focused towards older age kids, but I am thinking of your main Disney characters... a Peter Pan line, a more detailed Little Mermaid said... basically items that are really targeted more towards collectors line the Disney Castle was, or even a series targeted towards those older collectors.)
This is also the main reason I suspect I will always be disappointed in the line as it is now... it is targeted towards a far younger age than the more complicated sets my daughter or I care for, and unless that changes somehow, I do not expect too much from the line. I do feel for a young Disney fan, though, the sets are probably right on target.
And yes... at much older than 6 now, she does love those more complex builds, and why she is already drooling over the thought of a massive Hogwarts Castle...and why I will probably give her my stashed Disney Castle.
We can only dream. You're right there are so any possibilities it's a shame the line isn't more developed, considering the minifig series was the best selling. Given the chance there could be some very impressive sets, it could have been a very lucrative line for Lego.
I was amazed that there is a line of action figures based on Disney Infinity figures. It felt like I was in Inception. Figures based on a game with figures?
The adult Disney collector market is already pretty well catered for. Could that market support another Disney Castle type D2C set? Maybe. But I'm sure Disney is well aware of how to maximize their profits in each age group.
Disney could care less, since they don't have the production and marketing costs for bringing those items to retailers. They just collect those most excellent licensing fees.
Not like a satanic cult, but a niche market of dedicated followers not so different from those who love Betty Boop, Popeye, etc.
These will sell WELL.
I think it MAY be just you. The only connection I see here is both TLG's and Disneys love of cold hard cash as opposed to anything holiday specific!
As far as the advent calendars go I have to agree and find it weird that generally here in Oz you'll find last years being sold at a small discount next to this years at RRP....as you said, in June.
I think it's the most unique BrickHead I've built to date.
The upper body and lower head are reasonably standard, but beyond that it's very different and was enjoyable to build.
Ursula is next, which I'm expecting to be quite unique too, especially the lower half.
Disney have shown a "portrait" of Mickey there for his 90th birthday (November 18th) so wondering if Lego will be releasing the Brickheadz then too.
Disney stores and parks are really pushing the 90th birthday stuff* (god only knows what they'll do in 2028 for the centenary) so I'm just wondering if Lego might also be able to do a D2C of something like Steamboat Willie to commemorate. They've got a lot better at keeping these things under wraps lately I think. Just wishful speculating on my part most likely :-)
* I'm a total sucker for it though :-))
The Brick minifigure really makes no sense to me whatsoever. She should clearly be a bigfig based on what she looks like in the movie, but of all of the 'new' characters introduced - it's a crappy choice. Voyd would have made much more sense and would have been more relevant to the movie.
And... FROZONE!?!?!?!?!?! No Frozone. Two Ms. Incredibles (and not one dressed as Elasticgirl), but no Frozone. I'd rather have had a Tony Rydinger than a duplicate character. Or a Winston Deavor.
But no Frozone. That's just wrong.
But no Frozone! Frozone!!!!
Did get Frozone and Incredibles brickheadz though!
(And this is coming from both a veracious Marvel movie fan, and a Nolan Batman trilogy fan.)
I can't stand Brickheadz, so that doesn't really have any impact for me.
Looks like Mickey and Minnie are going to be available sooner than I anticipated! Hurray!
I'll buy them mostly out of my commitment to Disney and the Mouse rather than a love of the design.