Honestly, with the way the new SW film has divided the fan base (myself included), I HOPE we DO see decline in interest in all things SW. As much as I LOVED SW for so many years, I do feel it has monopolized Lego for too long. I'm not saying I hope SW crashes and burns (although I'm personally pretty much done with Disney films), but as a Lego fan I can't help but think if SW loses some popularity it could open up the Lego gates for other themes and franchises. I'm excited to see HP get another run, and would LOVE to see more LOTR based sets. But even if that's not in the cards, more pirate or castle sets would be welcomed by me. I DID enjoy classic space themes when I was young, but not nearly to the extent I liked Castle and Pirates. I've always understood why Lego keeps pumping out massive SW sets (obviously they sell), but honestly how many MF and DS to the fans need? It just feels really redundant, and those resources could be used for other themes. So ya, if I'm honest I DO hope the controversy regarding episode 8 results in lost interest in the SW brand as a whole, forcing Lego to make great sets that are NOT another Millenium Falcon or Death Star.
Before someone mentions the hobbit films or the SW prequels, let me just say those films did not take anything away from the originals. Nor did they do anything to lessen the legacy of the original films. Were they lesser quality? Sure. But they didn't crap on the original films. The Last Jedi took a massive dump on episodes 1-7. As did Ghostbusters 2016.
Until the Fantastic Beasts movies came about, there was an almost five year gap without new Harry Potter media (outside of a stage play/script and Pottermore).
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