History Franchise / Lego

22nd Apr '17 8:06:49 PM Saber15
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: LEGO have produced a number of dragons over the years; single 'big fig' figures in the [=1980s=] and [=1990s=] in the same vein as LEGO horses, more advanced ones with additional articulation in the [=2000s=], and block-based dragons with large articulation in the [=2010s=] ''Elves'' line. Almost all are quadrupedal with two additional wing limbs. The ''Elves'' line feature friendly magical dragons varying in size from a small car to a building, while previous sets - typically the ''Castle'' line - feature traditional knights and dragon slaying.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: LEGO have produced a number of dragons over the years; single 'big fig' figures in the [=1980s=] and [=1990s=] in the same vein as LEGO horses, more advanced ones with additional articulation in the [=2000s=], and block-based dragons with large articulation in the [=2010s=] ''Elves'' and ''Ninjago'' line. Almost all are quadrupedal with two additional wing limbs. The ''Elves'' line feature friendly magical dragons varying in size from a small car to a building, while previous sets - typically the ''Castle'' line - feature traditional knights and dragon slaying.
19th Apr '17 5:28:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The bonus stages in the obscure Amiga puzzle-platformer ''P. P. Hammer and His Pneumatic Weapon'' are made of LEGO-like blocks.

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* The bonus stages in the obscure Amiga UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} puzzle-platformer ''P. P. Hammer and His Pneumatic Weapon'' are made of LEGO-like blocks.
15th Apr '17 12:16:32 PM WillKeaton
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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"]], 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=].
15th Apr '17 12:16:13 PM WillKeaton
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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]], [[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]].
* In ''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.

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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]], expressions,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmWWLWLYsE combining sets from]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY different themes]], themes,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaDiyA-0BY LEGO's forays]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAqY9f9tWg into movie licenses]], licenses,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSovtpOzl8 minifigures' rebuildable nature]], nature,]] and {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv3srTr9ZhQ flooding the market]].
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'', the last stage in the Mario Zone is made of [[http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/N%26B_Block N&B Blocks]], Blocks,]] Nintendo's own long-forgotten knockoff brand of LEGO, made back when Nintendo was a toy company.
15th Apr '17 12:14:47 PM WillKeaton
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** The company itself is more of a TechnicalPacifist that allows for FamilyFriendlyFirearms. Depictions of medieval or futuristic warfare are apparently fine (consider the Castle, Pirates and Star Wars sets). It's just the modern and [[WorldWarI World]] [[WorldWarII Wars]] era that LEGO firmly refuses to cover. The only exceptions are a series of [[http://www.ibrickcity.com/lego-10226-sopwith-camel/ collector's]] [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/10024_Red_Baron models]] featuring a Sopwith Camel and a Fokker Triplane, two World War I fighter planes, as well as a handful of [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana Jones]] sets featuring the [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7198_Fighter_Plane_Attack Pilatus P-2]] (which admittedly never saw combat, being intended as a "trainer" aircraft) which in addition includes another World War I fighter in the Albatros D.III, and the [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7683_Fight_on_the_Flying_Wing Horten Ho 229]], a World War II bomber which also never saw combat by virtue of being an incomplete prototype by the time the war ended. Furthermore, the F-86 Sabre and Mark VIII heavy tank both have official designs depicted in [[VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones Lego Indiana Jones 2]], but never released into physical sets.

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** The company itself is more of a TechnicalPacifist that allows for FamilyFriendlyFirearms. Depictions of medieval or futuristic warfare are apparently fine (consider the Castle, Pirates and Star Wars sets). It's just the modern and [[WorldWarI World]] [[WorldWarII Wars]] era that LEGO firmly refuses to cover. The only exceptions are a series of [[http://www.ibrickcity.com/lego-10226-sopwith-camel/ collector's]] [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/10024_Red_Baron models]] featuring a Sopwith Camel and a Fokker Triplane, two World War I fighter planes, as well as a handful of [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana Jones]] sets featuring the [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7198_Fighter_Plane_Attack Pilatus P-2]] (which admittedly never saw combat, being intended as a "trainer" aircraft) which in addition includes another World War I fighter in the Albatros D.III, and the [[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7683_Fight_on_the_Flying_Wing Horten Ho 229]], 229,]] a World War II bomber which also never saw combat by virtue of being an incomplete prototype by the time the war ended. Furthermore, the F-86 Sabre and Mark VIII heavy tank both have official designs depicted in [[VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones Lego Indiana Jones 2]], but never released into physical sets.
15th Apr '17 12:13:58 PM WillKeaton
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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'') [[http://collider.com/lego-movie-greenlight/126173/ penned and directed the first live-action/animated theatrical LEGO movie]], 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}}.
17th Mar '17 9:55:12 AM Saber15
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* UnitsNotToScale: Particularly the ''Star Wars'' sets, where only the fighters (i.e. X-Wing) are roughly 1:1 minifig scale; other sets like the Imperial Star Destroyer or Tantive IV have major scale changes, usually with only an interior area built to minifig scale. This is to maintain sanity, because a [[MileLongShip to-scale Star Destroyer]] would be the size of an Olympic swimming pool.
16th Mar '17 7:02:23 PM zypzaex
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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 1960s, when they first started their construction toy business, are 100% compatible with bricks manufactured today.

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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 1960s, when they first started their construction toy business, are 100% compatible with bricks manufactured today.
today. They are also (nearly) infinite permutations on how you can combine them, with only ''6'' of the basic 2 by 4 bricks being able to be combined ''915 million'' different ways!
22nd Feb '17 5:55:22 PM PeabodySam
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** It should be noted that this policy only extends to the weapons themselves, and there is technically nothing stopping ''soldiers'' of these periods from being depicted, ThoseWackyNazis featured in the Indiana Jones theme as well as the controversial [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/01/lego-concentration-camp-warsaw-museum.html System 6772 set]] being the stand-out example. Likewise, the "Green Army Men" from the Toy Story line are a hand and head swap away from becoming [[YanksWithTanks 50s American GIs]], who likewise have counterparts in the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet soldiers]] who also hail from the Indiana Jones sets.

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** It should be noted that this policy only extends to the weapons themselves, and there is technically nothing stopping ''soldiers'' of these periods from being depicted, ThoseWackyNazis featured in the Indiana Jones theme as well as the controversial [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/01/lego-concentration-camp-warsaw-museum.html System 6772 set]] (albeit with NoSwastikas) being the stand-out example. Likewise, the "Green Army Men" from the Toy Story line are a hand and head swap away from becoming [[YanksWithTanks 50s American GIs]], who likewise have counterparts in the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet soldiers]] who also hail from the Indiana Jones sets.
7th Feb '17 7:05:59 AM Saber15
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: LEGO have produced a number of dragons over the years; single 'big fig' figures in the [=1980s=] and [=1990s=] in the same vein as LEGO horses, more advanced ones with additional articulation in the [=2000s=], and block-based dragons with large articulation in the [=2010s=] ''Elves'' line. Almost all are quadrupedal with two additional wing limbs. The ''Elves'' line feature friendly magical dragons varying in size from a small car to a building, while previous sets - typically the ''Castle'' line - feature traditional knights and dragon slaying.
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