Deconstructing Lego is a blog that analyzes Lego sets under a variety of lenses, sometimes comparing similar sets from different years or creating a story based around a set or analyzing the implicit message that a set creates.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rumors of New Sets

There are two major seasons for LEGO fans.  The first few months of the year, with many toy fairs, and late summer/early autumn.  Both bring rumors of new sets, clandestine photos of new sets, and lists of set names acquired from retailer catalogs.  A number of new rumors have emerged for the upcoming year.  Compared to previous years a lot of these rumors are a lot more outlandish and surprising.  Only time will tell.
  • The newest action theme is "Legends of Chima".  At this point the new series is pretty well confirmed, and grainy photos can be found.  The series appears to have human-animal hybrids and a game component.  Not much is known.  But what is known is that it will replace the incredibly successful Ninjago line, which I find very surprising.  Ninjago was the sort of theme that most AFOLs avoided, but was loved by 8-12 year old boys.  100% confirmed.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Apparently Playmates Toys approached LEGO regarding the creation of TMNT LEGO.  This seems reasonable considering the creation of MegaBloks TMNT sets only a few years ago.  This is a rumor that I initially found absurd, but I am now starting to believe.  40% confirmed.
  • Lone Ranger.  Disney is rebooting this series.  Rumor is that there will be one big set, three medium, and two small sets.  Would be nice to have some new Western sets.  I think there is a really good possibility that this will happen.  Pirates of the Caribbean and Prince of Persia have proven that LEGO and Disney will work together to make sets of moderately successful movies.  70% confirmed.
  • City - more fire and police.  Nothing new really.  But there should be a "museum robbery" set which would be very interesting.
So, those are my thoughts.  We will have to wait and see.  But I have a good feeling about all of these.