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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    edited August 2017
    With this recent revival of live-action "re-telling" of the more popular Disney animated films, I'm sure a generation of consumers that haven't seen Snow White will get the treat of an event movie in the near future.

    (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.)

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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    https://www.facebook.com/LEGO/videos/10155019007688403/

    This is seems to confirm an upcoming Mulan set to me
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,800
    #30551


    Does anyone know how this was distributed in the UK?

  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    edited September 2017
    @Shib 41151 Mulan's training was in the retailer catalogue leaks. 
    Along with:
    41152 Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale castle
    41153 Ariel's Royal Celebration Boat
    41154 Cinderella's Dream Castle 
    41155 Elsa's Marketplace Adventure 
    Shib
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    Thanks @LostInTranslation - I didn't see that part of the leaked catalogue...was too distracted by the Elves sets.
    Interesting that they posted the animation on Facebook so far ahead of the release though.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    Just seen leaked images of the upcoming Disney sets, the Milan set is nothing special. There’s a new Sleeping Beauty set with a Malifcent minidoll and one of the fairies as what looks like a single piece figure, smaller than a minidoll.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,194
    Yeah, yay that we finally have a Mulan minidoll, boooo for it being the Disney Princess equivalent of #70606 TLNM Spinjitzu Training. And how come there's no Mushu!

    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.
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  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,048
    edited November 2017
    Mulan- Yay! No armour- Boo!
    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
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    Glad I've sold off my extra cinderellas romantic castles. If I end up finding the new one half off I'll just rinse and repeat =)
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,048
    SumoLego said:
    I think it is safe to say that the Cinderella Castle is the Millennium Falcon or Police Station of the Disney Princess theme...
    Possibly her carriage is the Helicopter equivalent
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    Disappointed that the two Disney summer sets are both based on Rapunzel. Looks like there's Belle and Ariel (again... Of course) in the Juniors summer offerings. Looks like one new Princess a year is all that's allowed. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    @LostInTranslation where are you seeing Belle in the Juniors line?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    edited January 2018
    I've certainly not looking at leaked catalogue images, noooooooo... ;-)

    Rough translation : Belle's story time 10762
    And Ariel's underwater concert 10765

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  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,950
    Disappointed that the two Disney summer sets are both based on Rapunzel. Looks like there's Belle and Ariel (again... Of course) in the Juniors summer offerings. Looks like one new Princess a year is all that's allowed. 

    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. 
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  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    tamamahm said:

    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. 
    I agree the series is so simple and basic in comparison to what is available for boys. Now I know Lego is unisex but it's obvious that the Disney princess line is more marketed at girls, whereas Ninjago and Minecraft is the equivalent for boys of similar ages. The sets for those themes tend to be more complex and have a more diverse array of figures, where as the princess line is pretty limited with figures, and the sets are in the most part far too easy for the age group. I'm not surprised your daughter is bored, I bet given the chance she would relish more tricky builds and if they were more interesting then the line would also have more appeal for other ages.
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    Disappointed that the two Disney summer sets are both based on Rapunzel. Looks like there's Belle and Ariel (again... Of course) in the Juniors summer offerings. Looks like one new Princess a year is all that's allowed. 
    Worth note that the new Rapunzel sets are based on the Tangled animated series.

    Its really annoying that there’s still no Tiana or Pocahontas but hopefully they’ll make them eventually
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  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 727
    Shib said:
    Disappointed that the two Disney summer sets are both based on Rapunzel. Looks like there's Belle and Ariel (again... Of course) in the Juniors summer offerings. Looks like one new Princess a year is all that's allowed. 
    Worth note that the new Rapunzel sets are based on the Tangled animated series.

    Its really annoying that there’s still no Tiana or Pocahontas but hopefully they’ll make them eventually
    I was honestly kind of wondering whether Lego would ever get around to making any sets on that series, so it's nice to see they are. It is a shame that there are still princesses that have yet to be made, though, especially considering both come from underrepresented ethnicities. The Nougat skin tone used for Olivia in the new Lego Friends sets and Lumia in Elves would be a good fit for Pocahontas, which might hopefully bode well for her being featured in the future. But there has yet to be any mini-doll with Reddish Brown skin, which would probably be the best fit for Tiana...
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,950
    tamamahm said:

    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. 
    I agree the series is so simple and basic in comparison to what is available for boys. Now I know Lego is unisex but it's obvious that the Disney princess line is more marketed at girls, whereas Ninjago and Minecraft is the equivalent for boys of similar ages. The sets for those themes tend to be more complex and have a more diverse array of figures, where as the princess line is pretty limited with figures, and the sets are in the most part far too easy for the age group. I'm not surprised your daughter is bored, I bet given the chance she would relish more tricky builds and if they were more interesting then the line would also have more appeal for other ages.
    Actually, the difference is not one of gender.
    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.




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  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    tamamahm said:



    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.)


    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.

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    You have to remember that the Disney toy market is itself very, very competitive.  There are lots of figures, dolls, playsets, display figures and other Disney-licensed stuff out there for consumption.

    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? 
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  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,950
    SumoLego said:
    You have to remember that the Disney toy market is itself very, very competitive.  There are lots of figures, dolls, playsets, display figures and other Disney-licensed stuff out there for consumption.

    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? 
    You make strong point... you do not want to cannibalize your own sales and right now there really are a boatload of items under that Disney license. It is a fine line there. 
    SumoLego
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,194
    I'm not really into Disney collectibles, but the point that there's a lot of Disney merchandise 100% geared to adults was really driven home to me when I visited Disney stores in Japan. It was actually hard to find anything for kids in those stores.

    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.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    edited January 2018
    tamamahm said:
    You make strong point...
    I totally agree with you.  
    tamamahm said:
    ...there really are a boatload of items under that Disney license. It is a fine line there. 
    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.
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  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,232
    Oh, no... I've been so good at not getting many Brickheadz but those ^ are going on the list for sure!
    MooreFX
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,332
    I just wish some things getting Brickheadz would get minifigs and or sets too.... not sure how Jack would look as  a minifig.
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  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    Probably look like Woody.
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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 760
    Is it just me or are the connections to both Halloween and Christmas way too early? I don't mind the Brickheadz because I can just choose not to buy them, though they aren't as interesting build-wise as many of the others being revealed lately.
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    Hopefully they make a Pumpkin King. Not a big fan of regular Skellington. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Is it just me or are the connections to both Halloween and Christmas way too early? I don't mind the Brickheadz because I can just choose not to buy them, though they aren't as interesting build-wise as many of the others being revealed lately.
    Jack and Sally have a CULT following.

    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.
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  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 942
    Oh boy. I've stayed off the Brickheadz bandwagon but these are what will break me. I adore The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sally works way, way better in this form than Jack, but still a mandatory purchase for me.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    ^ I agree Sally is really good...
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,294
    some brickheads have some interesting printed pieces, like those stripes, they should use them in more sets.
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    Got the LEGO Incredibles video game yesterday and I’m loving all the Pixar Easter eggs. Also loads of other Pixar characters are unlockable as playable characters which is a very nice touch!
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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    dannyrww said:
    I just wish some things getting Brickheadz would get minifigs and or sets too.... not sure how Jack would look as  a minifig.
    As one of the (albeit dwindle) few with ZERO interest in  Brickheadz. I couldn't agree with statement any more!
    Is it just me or are the connections to both Halloween and Christmas way too early?
    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!
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 760
    edited July 2018
    ^ Seems Jack and Sally Brickheadz won't be out for a bit yet so by the time they do it'll definitely be closer to both Halloween and Christmas. To be fair, it's more the poring over advent calendars in June I'm not a fan of, and I'd been looking at them just before making that comment. But I've also never seen Nightmare before Christmas (shock) - I was a grand total of 0 years old when the film originally came out and plenty of other kids and young adult films caught my attention as I grew up in the late 90s and early noughties. I always had the impression it was like the Grinch if the Grinch was a skeleton - but I can see from the synopsis this is most definitely not the case.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    It's definitely worth a watch, it's a really charming film before Tim Burton got weird and creepy for weird and creepys sake!  My 3 kids are all younger than you and all of them loved it (2 would put it in a list of their favourites).
    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.
    The_Rancor
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 348
    Just built Ariel from the Little Mermaid BrickHeadz set.

    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.
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    I'm wondering if Disney will unveil the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Brickheadz that are in the Brickset DB at SDCC this weekend?

    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 :-)) 

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    After finally seeing 'Incredibles 2', I have to say that I'm categorically unimpressed with the Juniors sets. 

    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.  
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    But you do get baby Jack Jack. 
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    bookmum said:
    But you do get baby Jack Jack. 
    And the Underminer.  Which still makes me laugh as a clever villain name.

    But no Frozone!  Frozone!!!!
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    ^Guess even LEGO couldn't find his super suit.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    I'd take a Lucius Best.  In or out of the Frozone suit.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    Did you enjoy the film though  @SumoLego ?

    Glad to know I'm not missing too much regarding the juniors sets. I'm really keeping myself from getting them, it's Disney, it's Pixar, but they are uninspiring builds and haven't seen them lower than 10% off.

    Did get Frozone and Incredibles brickheadz though!
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,926
    edited July 2018
    I did - it's a fantastic movie.  And fits perfectly with the first movie - which is probably the best Superhero movie ever made.

    (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.
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    https://brickset.com/article/37488/minnie-brickheadz-now-available-in-canada

    Looks like Mickey and Minnie are going to be available sooner than I anticipated! Hurray! 


  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    And now Mickey too, featuring a 90th birthday mention.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,572
    ^I feel like I may have seen photos of those before (or I might just be thinking that due to lack of surprise on seeing the picture). I do enjoy Minnie's bow though!

    I'll buy them mostly out of my commitment to Disney and the Mouse rather than a love of the design. 
    SumoLego
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