History Franchise / LEGO

13th Jan '18 2:04:09 AM jormis29
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Creator/PhilLord and Creator/ChrisMiller (the ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' movie, ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'') [[http://collider.com/lego-movie-greenlight/126173/ penned and directed the first live-action/animated theatrical LEGO movie,]] called ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', released in 2014. And, as the first trailer reveals, the movie itself takes from both classic LEGO characters as well as its newer licensed success; Franchise/{{Batman}} is a main character (with cameos from Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, and others) along side one of the generic Builder dudes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnY2NjSjrg Here's the first trailer.]] [[http://www.awn.com/news/films/universal-develop-lego-hero-factory-feature And Universal picked up the rights to produce the first movie based on]] ''Toys/HeroFactory'', the SpiritualSuccessor to Toys/{{Bionicle}}.

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Creator/PhilLord and Creator/ChrisMiller (the ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' movie, ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'') Creator/PhilLordAndChrisMiller [[http://collider.com/lego-movie-greenlight/126173/ penned and directed the first live-action/animated theatrical LEGO movie,]] called ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', released in 2014. And, as the first trailer reveals, the movie itself takes from both classic LEGO characters as well as its newer licensed success; Franchise/{{Batman}} is a main character (with cameos from Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, and others) along side one of the generic Builder dudes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnY2NjSjrg Here's the first trailer.]] [[http://www.awn.com/news/films/universal-develop-lego-hero-factory-feature And Universal picked up the rights to produce the first movie based on]] ''Toys/HeroFactory'', the SpiritualSuccessor to Toys/{{Bionicle}}.
31st Dec '17 11:00:46 AM 8BrickMario
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* {{Mukokuseki}}: LEGO have yellow skin for this reason. There are minifigures with more realistic skin colors--usually if the figure in question is adapted from another property where the character they are based on is of a specific race to begin with.

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* {{Mukokuseki}}: LEGO have yellow skin for this reason. There are minifigures with more realistic skin colors--usually if the figure in question is adapted from another property where the character they are based on is of a specific race to begin with. This is visibly enforced in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'', where black news anchors Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts are represented by the same yellow skin tone as everyone else in Ninjago City.
17th Dec '17 9:26:07 AM Prinzenick
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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The patent for the bricks expired long ago, and Lego has so far been unsuccessful in their efforts to trademark their iconic 2x4 brick, hence why you'll find very similar brands of construction sets like Mega Blocks on the market. Hasn't stopped Lego from trying to take legal action against them time and time again, though.

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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].Zigzagged. The patent for the bricks expired long ago, and Lego has so far been unsuccessful in their efforts to trademark their iconic 2x4 brick, hence why you'll find very similar brands of construction sets like Mega Blocks on the market. Hasn't stopped Lego from trying to take legal action against them time and time again, though. However, Lego ''does'' have trademarks on more specific kinds of their Lego parts, such as their famous minifigs.



** The bricks from 1949 to 1957 were also made of cellulose acetate, while the bricks from 1958 and on are madr with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) polymer.

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** The bricks from 1949 to 1957 were also made of cellulose acetate, while the bricks from 1958 and on are madr made with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) polymer.



* OffModel: Lego doesn't always get things right in adaptations, even when accounting for the limits of bricks and minifigs. For example, the "Podracer Bucket" set has a buildable figure of alien racer Aldar Beedo that looks absolutely ''nothing'' like he did in ''The Phantom Menace''.

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* OffModel: Lego doesn't always get things right in adaptations, even when accounting for the limits of bricks and minifigs. For example, the "Podracer Bucket" set has a buildable figure of alien racer Aldar Beedo that looks absolutely ''nothing'' like he did in ''The Phantom Menace''. Kylo Ren's shuttle also has the wrong color scheme (its jet black in the films, whereas the Lego set is inexplicably grey).
5th Dec '17 4:45:21 PM Josef5678
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* TheateningShark:

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* TheateningShark: ThreateningShark:
4th Dec '17 5:04:18 PM Saber15
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* CoolCar: The ''Creator'' line has made a number of cars at a much larger scale than the typical minifig scale, both licensed (like the Ferrari F40) and unlicensed. The ''Technic'' line one-ups this with a number of vehicles with fully functional internal mechanics, such as the top tier Porsche 911 which has a 6 speed paddle shifter gearbox, steering rack, and a flat-6 engine. Large ''Technic'' sets are typically designed so that it's fairly straightforward to add a Power Functions motor to them, turning them into remote controlled cars.
4th Dec '17 4:59:43 PM Saber15
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** They came out with a Brick Seperator as a handy way of pulling apart particularly stubborn bricks without risking harm to you or damage to the bricks. As an added bonus, it can be used as an actual Lego piece in of itself.

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** They came out with a Brick Seperator as a handy way of pulling apart particularly stubborn bricks without risking harm to you or damage to the bricks.bricks, and one is typically included in the larger sets. As an added bonus, it can be used as an actual Lego piece in of itself.
4th Dec '17 4:46:09 PM DivineDeath
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Crocodiles were introduced in the mid-90s with the Islanders, and for those sets, replaced the sharks as the go-to animal hazard for the pirates to fall prey to.


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* TheateningShark:
** Sharks were introduced with the Pirate sets in 1989 and have been a mainstay animal piece ever since.
** The villainous faction for the Aquazone sets were called the Aquasharks for a reason: all their submarines were built to resemble sharks. Their sets also usually included a shark for good measure.
4th Dec '17 4:27:15 AM DivineDeath
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* CaptainColorbeard: The iconic minifigure who plays the part of the captain for the Pirate sets is officially named Captain Redbeard. He's got all the traditional pirate traits: a BadassBeard, a [[NiceHat bicorn hat]], an EyepatchOfPower, a HookHand, and a SeadogPegleg.
4th Dec '17 3:54:48 AM DivineDeath
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Some sets include mechanisms that allow them to shoot studs. These are very cool, but also very problematic. For one, they shoot the studs ''far'', and those little things have an annoying tendency to get lost. For another, they can be a pain to reload, and if you're not careful you might [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shoot yourself in the face]].


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* DemBones: [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Skeleton_(Original) Skeletal minifigures]] started to become fairly common from the mid-90s on. They have the same proportions as the regular minifigures and use the same headpiece (albeit designed to look like a skull), but unlike regular figures, they have a hollow ribcage, both legs are connected separately, and the arms are attached via a loose ball-and-socket joint. Whether they're supposed to be regular skeletons or actual monsters varies from set to set.
10th Nov '17 2:24:01 PM Prinzenick
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* OffModel: Lego doesn't always get things right in adaptations, even when accounting for the limits of bricks and minifigs. For example, the "Podracer Bucket" set has a buildable figure of alien racer Aldar Beedo that looks absolutely ''nothing'' like he did in ''The Phantom Menace''.
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