History Franchise / LEGO

16th Jan '17 10:09:11 AM Morgenthaler
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8th Jan '17 6:32:11 PM nombretomado
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** When EveryoneIsRelated, things become even more unreliable. For instance, [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]] is the great-great-great-great-great-grandson of [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Lord Vladek]], implying that the two themes take place seven generations apart. But wait, there's more! The [[Toys/LEGOMinifigures Evil Knight]] served under both Lord Vladek and [[Toys/LEGOCastle Cedric the Bull]], who has interacted with the casts of ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'' and ''Soccer Mania'', both of which had a {{crossover}} with Alpha Team in one of the ''LEGO Magazine'' comics... which would imply that Alpha Team and the second Knights' Kingdom themes take place around the same time, not seven generations apart. And let's not get started on [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Johnny Thunder's]] [[Toys/LEGOTimeCruisers family]] [[Toys/LEGODino tree]]...

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** When EveryoneIsRelated, things become even more unreliable. For instance, [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]] is the great-great-great-great-great-grandson of [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Lord Vladek]], implying that the two themes take place seven generations apart. But wait, there's more! The [[Toys/LEGOMinifigures Evil Knight]] served under both Lord Vladek and [[Toys/LEGOCastle Cedric the Bull]], who has interacted with the casts of ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'' and ''Soccer Mania'', both of which had a {{crossover}} with Alpha Team in one of the ''LEGO Magazine'' comics... which would imply that Alpha Team and the second Knights' Kingdom themes take place around the same time, not seven generations apart. And let's not get started on [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Johnny Thunder's]] [[Toys/LEGOTimeCruisers family]] [[Toys/LEGODino tree]]...
5th Jan '17 11:17:45 AM saffronpanther
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* One of the entities contained by the Wiki/SCPFoundation is [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-387 SCP-387, aka "Living Lego"]], self-replicating LEGO bricks that animate whatever is constructed with them (such as self-propelled cars and sentient people) and have a violent, undisclosed reaction to MegaBlocks.

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* One of the entities contained by the Wiki/SCPFoundation is [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-387 SCP-387, aka "Living Lego"]], self-replicating LEGO bricks that animate whatever is constructed with them (such as self-propelled cars and sentient people) and have a violent, undisclosed reaction to MegaBlocks.[=MegaBlocks=].
5th Jan '17 11:15:16 AM saffronpanther
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* One of the entities contained by the Wiki/SCPFoundation is [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-387 SCP-387, aka "Living Lego"]], self-replicating LEGO bricks that animate whatever is constructed with them (such as self-propelled cars and sentient people) and have a violent, undisclosed reaction to MegaBlocks.
19th Dec '16 7:04:50 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'', the last stage in the Mario Zone is made of [[http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/N%26B_Block N&B Blocks]], Nintendo's own long-forgotten knockoff brand of LEGO, made back when Nintendo was a toy company.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'', the last stage in the Mario Zone is made of [[http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/N%26B_Block N&B Blocks]], Nintendo's own long-forgotten knockoff brand of LEGO, made back when Nintendo was a toy company.
30th Nov '16 4:41:34 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* BuiltWithLEGO: Naturally, and especially at a convention by fans.

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* BuiltWithLEGO: {{Built with LEGO}}: Naturally, and especially at a convention by fans.
30th Nov '16 4:38:27 PM MrLavisherMoot
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[[caption-width-right:240: Occupying childrens' hands and imaginations and [[AgonyOfTheFeet bedeviling parents' feet]] since 1949.]]

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[[caption-width-right:240: Occupying childrens' children's hands and imaginations and [[AgonyOfTheFeet bedeviling parents' feet]] since 1949.]]



-->-- '''The LEGO Group's motto''' in the late 1990's and early 2000's.

The LEGO Group, founded in 1932 in UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}, is world famous for its connecting plastic bricks. The company's name comes from the Danish phrase "leg godt", which translates into English as "play well". While not an influence on the name, [[LuckyTranslation the fact that "LEGO" can also mean "I build" in Latin]] has been embraced by The LEGO Group. The product is [[StuckOnBandAidBrand legally identified as LEGO bricks, not "LEGOs"]], and [[FandomBerserkButton the fandom will be unfailingly quick]] [[BerserkButton to remind you of that fact]]. Experts on children have called them the ideal toy -- they're easy to use, are infinitely expandable and foster creativity. And by infinitely expandable, they ''mean'' infinitely expandable -- even the earliest bricks made in the 1960's, when they first started their construction toy business, are 100% compatible with bricks manufactured today.

Over the decades, in addition to selling basic boxes of bricks, LEGO has produced a vast array of "themes", collections of related playsets devoted to a general setting and concept (and occasionally, an overarching story), exploring a diverse range of time periods, places, jobs, characters, genres and even styles of building. See LEGOThemes for an index of trope pages for these themes.

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-->-- '''The LEGO Group's motto''' in the late 1990's 1990s and early 2000's.

2000s.

The LEGO Group, founded in 1932 in UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}, is world famous world-famous for its connecting plastic bricks. The company's name comes from the Danish phrase "leg godt", which translates into English as "play well". While not an influence on the name, [[LuckyTranslation the fact that "LEGO" can also mean "I build" in Latin]] has been embraced by The the LEGO Group. The product is [[StuckOnBandAidBrand legally identified as LEGO bricks, not "LEGOs"]], and [[FandomBerserkButton the fandom will be unfailingly quick]] [[BerserkButton to remind you of that fact]]. Experts on children have called them the ideal toy -- they're easy to use, are infinitely expandable and foster creativity. And by infinitely expandable, they ''mean'' infinitely expandable -- even the earliest bricks made in the 1960's, 1960s, when they first started their construction toy business, are 100% compatible with bricks manufactured today.

Over the decades, in addition to selling basic boxes of bricks, LEGO has produced a vast array of "themes", collections of related playsets devoted to a general setting and concept (and occasionally, an overarching story), exploring a diverse range of time periods, places, jobs, characters, genres and even styles of building. See LEGOThemes Toys/LEGOThemes for an index of trope pages for these themes.



* ''[[Franchise/RockRaiders LEGO Rock Raiders]]''

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* ''[[Franchise/RockRaiders ''[[Toys/RockRaiders LEGO Rock Raiders]]''



The LEGO Group started a ninja-themed ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' set in 2011. A four episode pilot was created and Creator/CartoonNetwork greenlit two 13-episode TV seasons based on the set. In 2013, after the conclusion of the ''Ninjago'' series, a [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animal]]-themed ''Franchise/LegendsOfChima'' set and corresponding cartoon were introduced, followed by another season of ''Ninjago'' premiering in 2014. ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', a set and corresponding short series, began the same year. [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain Some don't realize that it has anything to do with a Lego toy line, at all, though]].

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}}.

Prior to 1999, the Lego Group avoided adapting licensed properties, reasoning (logically), that Lego was its ''own'' very successful property. In 1999, that changed, with the Lego ''Franchise/StarWars'' line, which was ''insanely'' successful. The Lego Group now has a myriad of licenses. (It's almost easier to list the ones they ''don't'' include: those owned by other toy companies (e.g., ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''), those not age-appropriate (e.g., ''Film/JamesBond''), and ''Franchise/StarTrek,'' which is thoroughly locked up by Creator/{{Hasbro}}.)

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The LEGO Group started a ninja-themed ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' set in 2011. A four episode pilot was created and Creator/CartoonNetwork greenlit two 13-episode TV seasons based on the set. In 2013, after the conclusion of the ''Ninjago'' series, a an [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animal]]-themed ''Franchise/LegendsOfChima'' ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChima'' set and corresponding cartoon were introduced, followed by another season of ''Ninjago'' premiering in 2014. ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', a set and corresponding short series, began the same year. [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain Some don't realize that it has anything to do with a Lego LEGO toy line, at all, though]].

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 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}}.

Prior to 1999, the Lego LEGO Group avoided adapting licensed properties, reasoning (logically), that Lego LEGO was its ''own'' very successful property. In 1999, that changed, with the Lego LEGO ''Franchise/StarWars'' line, which was ''insanely'' successful. The Lego LEGO Group now has a myriad of licenses. (It's almost easier to list the ones they ''don't'' include: those owned by other toy companies (e.g., ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''), those not age-appropriate (e.g., ''Film/JamesBond''), and ''Franchise/StarTrek,'' which is thoroughly locked up by Creator/{{Hasbro}}.)



* Franchise/StarWars
* Franchise/HarryPotter
* Film/TheLordOfTheRings (including ''Film/TheHobbit'')

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* Franchise/StarWars
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* Franchise/HarryPotter
''Franchise/HarryPotter''
* Film/TheLordOfTheRings ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (including ''Film/TheHobbit'')



* WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie
* WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce
* Franchise/PrinceOfPersia
* Anime/SpeedRacer
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants
* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons

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* WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie
''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie''
* WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce
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* Franchise/PrinceOfPersia
''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia''
* Anime/SpeedRacer
''Anime/SpeedRacer''
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants
''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine
''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons
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[[BuiltWithLego To say it's popular is an understatement.]] Now [[CrackIsCheaper if only one could afford those high, high prices...]]

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[[BuiltWithLego [[BuiltWithLEGO To say it's popular is an understatement.]] Now [[CrackIsCheaper if only one could afford those high, high prices...]]



* BuiltWithLEGO: Naturally, and especially at a convention by fans.



* EverythingsBuiltWithLEGO: Naturally, and especially at a convention by fans.
* FunWithAcronyms: AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), TFOL (Teen Fan of Lego), MOC (My Own Creation), SNOT (Studs Not on Top), and lots more! Others include BURP (Big Ugly Rock Piece) and POOP (Piece Out of Other Pieces).

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* EverythingsBuiltWithLEGO: Naturally, and especially at a convention by fans.
* FunWithAcronyms: AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), LEGO), TFOL (Teen Fan of Lego), LEGO), MOC (My Own Creation), SNOT (Studs Not on Top), and lots more! Others include BURP (Big Ugly Rock Piece) and POOP (Piece Out of Other Pieces).



* One of the minor {{mons}} in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise is [[http://wikimon.net/Toy_Agumon ToyAgumon]]. I think you can guess the toy from which it appears to be made. It also has a few {{Palette Swap}}s. Similarly, there's [[http://wikimon.net/Omekamon Omekamon]], a Digimon resembling a LEGO minifigure who's drawn on himself to try cosplaying as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Omegamon]].

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* One of the minor {{mons}} {{mon}}s in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise is [[http://wikimon.net/Toy_Agumon ToyAgumon]]. I think you can guess the toy from which it appears to be made. It also has a few {{Palette Swap}}s. Similarly, there's [[http://wikimon.net/Omekamon Omekamon]], a Digimon resembling a LEGO minifigure who's drawn on himself to try cosplaying as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Omegamon]].



* In ''TimeBandits'', at least part of Evil's Fortress of Ultimate Darkness is clearly shown to be made up of giant LEGO blocks. This is one of many times that Kevin's toys appear in his adventure through time.
* Blocken from ''ShamanKing'' is a disfigured man who hides his appearance in a suit that looks like a LEGO figure and manipulates LEGO-looking blocks (which are really the spiritual energy of many rats) into various deadly shapes.
* The bonus stages in the obscure Amiga puzzle-platformer ''PPHammerAndHisPneumaticWeapon'' are made of LEGO-like blocks.

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* In ''TimeBandits'', ''Film/TimeBandits'', at least part of Evil's Fortress of Ultimate Darkness is clearly shown to be made up of giant LEGO blocks. This is one of many times that Kevin's toys appear in his adventure through time.
* Blocken from ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' is a disfigured man who hides his appearance in a suit that looks like a LEGO figure and manipulates LEGO-looking blocks (which are really the spiritual energy of many rats) into various deadly shapes.
* The bonus stages in the obscure Amiga puzzle-platformer ''PPHammerAndHisPneumaticWeapon'' ''P. P. Hammer and His Pneumatic Weapon'' are made of LEGO-like blocks.



* The [[AllegedlyFreeGame "free to play"]] MMORPG ''MapleStory'' has Ludibrium, a world made of plastic bricks and whose residents have that vaguely LEGO/Duplo/whatever-esque look.

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* The [[AllegedlyFreeGame "free to play"]] MMORPG ''MapleStory'' ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has Ludibrium, a world made of plastic bricks and whose residents have that vaguely LEGO/Duplo/whatever-esque look.



* The first question ''SophiesWorld'', a mystery novel about philosophy, asks is: Why are the LEGO bricks the best toy in the world?

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* The first question ''SophiesWorld'', ''Literature/SophiesWorld'', a mystery novel about philosophy, asks is: Why are the LEGO bricks the best toy in the world?



* The children's book ''{{Adventures in LEGOLAND}}'' is about a kid who visits a LEGO-themed theme park which comes to life at night and saves the day. Lucky kid.

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* The children's book ''{{Adventures ''Adventures in LEGOLAND}}'' LEGOLAND'' is about a kid who visits a LEGO-themed theme park which comes to life at night and saves the day. Lucky kid.



-->'''Peter:''' Aw, sweet! You got [=LEGOs=], aw sweet. Lois only buys me MegaBloks."

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-->'''Peter:''' Aw, sweet! You got [=LEGOs=], aw sweet. Lois only buys me MegaBloks.Mega Bloks."



* The Brazilian blog and webcomic ''[[http://www.irmaosbrain.com/ Irmãos Brain]]'' is starred by Ego, Superego and Id, three Lego minifigures who are brothers.

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* The Brazilian blog and webcomic ''[[http://www.irmaosbrain.com/ Irmãos Brain]]'' is starred by Ego, Superego and Id, three Lego LEGO minifigures who are brothers.
19th Nov '16 8:34:16 PM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], minifigures' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 rebuildable nature]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], minifigures' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 minifigures' rebuildable nature]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].
19th Nov '16 8:33:29 PM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], minifigures' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 inability to feel pain]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], minifigures' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 inability to feel pain]], rebuildable nature]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].
18th Nov '16 10:09:53 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has several sketches wringing BlackComedy from such aspects of the LEGO world as the minifigures' PerpetualSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2i_CKDrZUw expressions]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], minifigures' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 inability to feel pain]], and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].
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