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* MemeticLoser: WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} is on his way of becoming one. Despite being one of the most well-known Disney characters, he ''still'' didn't get any physical minifigure releases.

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* MemeticLoser: WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} is on his way of becoming one. Despite being one of the most well-known Disney characters, he ''still'' didn't get any physical minifigure releases. However, it became a DiscreditedMeme once he finally got one.


* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4000013-1 4000031 A LEGO Christmas Tale]] is a charming Christmas-themed set featuring Santa Claus on his sleigh, elves making toys, children opening presents, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a snowman with a skull for a head]].

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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4000013-1 4000031 4000013 A LEGO Christmas Tale]] is a charming Christmas-themed set featuring Santa Claus on his sleigh, elves making toys, children opening presents, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a snowman with a skull for a head]].

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** The shift from unique figure designs to standard minifigures was noticed by the fanbase, with LEGO practically forcing characters into the minifigure system, even if the characters [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy looked closer to the original if they didn't]]. A good example of that is [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 Lotso]], who was given a completely new body mold which was [[NonStandardCharacterDesign very different from minifigures]], but was still recognizable as a LEGO piece. Many fans imagine that he would be a minifigure if he was made today. Some fans are okay with that, as LEGO was always about the System and non-standard figures would be significantly less useful. Others think that minifigures ''need'' to be more varied in appearance, as not every living creature fits into the same box in real life. This could also tie into the Big-fig debate below, as people with [[TopHeavyGuy bigger torsos]] aren't automatically hulking behemoths.


** Part of the fun in LEGO is that it's ''supposed'' to be, determinedly, a toy for both boys and girls. So naturally, many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The Toys/LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This LEGO CUUSOO project]] attempts to offset the problem.

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** Part of the fun in LEGO is that it's ''supposed'' to be, determinedly, a toy for both boys and girls. So naturally, many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The Toys/LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This One LEGO CUUSOO project]] project attempts to offset the problem.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** In spite of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' getting both a LEGO Ideas set and ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' packs, the latter having exclusive minifigures, the lack of a proper ''Adventure Time'' theme is both surprising and disappointing. The world of Adventure Time is '''huge''' and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters filled with characters]] who were just waiting to be made into official minifigures, but nothing came of it. This is especially baffling, considering the show was scheduled to end by that time.
** While it is a little convenient that LEGO launched a new ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' theme around the time ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' came out, featuring characters like Peter Parker, Comicbook/MilesMorales, ComicBook/SpiderGwen, Aunt May and most of Spider-Man's RoguesGallery, the lack of characters from ''Spider-Verse'' [[note]]Comicbook/SpiderHam, Peni Parker, ComicBook/SpiderManNoir, ComicBook/TheKingpin etc[[/note]] was upsetting for many ''Spider-Man'' fans.
** The lack of a proper ''Shazam!'' theme, considering how ''Film/Shazam2019'' came out around that time, was quite a bummer. Granted, there was a figure of Shazam in the new ''Batman'' theme and LEGO likely refused the idea due to trying to avert SpoiledByTheMerchandise this time, there is quite a lot that could've been done with characters from the movie who only appeared in the trailers so far.

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** Some have called LEGO Ideas "The New LEGO Space" for [[SpotlightStealingSquad focusing a lot on space-themed sets]] despite many other projects being much more interesting. This is more of a problem with the community than with LEGO themselves, however.

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** Also in 2019, Lego announced sets based on the second ''Minions'' movie. It's their first Illumination based theme and got a similar reaction to Trolls.


** ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel]]'' fans are also annoyed at how LEGO simply recylced the character designs for [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] and ComicBook/{{Thanos}} in the respective ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' set, despite the heavy redesigns ([[spoiler:Hulk getting a shirt, Thanos not having a helmet]]). Especially the former, since it shouldn't take too much time to just print the [[spoiler:shirt]] on.

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** ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel]]'' fans are also annoyed at how LEGO simply recylced the character designs for [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] and ComicBook/{{Thanos}} in the respective ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' set, despite the heavy redesigns ([[spoiler:Hulk (Hulk getting a shirt, Thanos not having a helmet]]). helmet). Especially the former, since it shouldn't take too much time to just print the [[spoiler:shirt]] shirt on.


** As for licensed themes, the ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]'' theme has continued to be very popular, even with their eventual discontinuation in 2014. Mostly because the figures are highly character accurate [[TechnologyMarchesOn (at the time)]] and the theme having [[IncrediblyLamePun (boat)]]loads of potential, with many wishing for a revival, since dual-molds would allow for more high quality figures.

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** As for licensed themes, the ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' theme has continued to be very popular, even with their eventual discontinuation in 2014. Mostly because the figures are highly character accurate [[TechnologyMarchesOn (at the time)]] and the theme having [[IncrediblyLamePun (boat)]]loads of potential, with many wishing for a revival, since dual-molds would allow for more high quality figures.

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** As for licensed themes, the ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]'' theme has continued to be very popular, even with their eventual discontinuation in 2014. Mostly because the figures are highly character accurate [[TechnologyMarchesOn (at the time)]] and the theme having [[IncrediblyLamePun (boat)]]loads of potential, with many wishing for a revival, since dual-molds would allow for more high quality figures.
** Animation based LEGO themes are very popular in general, despite being very sparsely released and often very expensive. Those include ''Toy Story'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' [[note]]For those who don't mind the mini-dolls[[/note]], the aforementioned ''[=SpongeBob=]'', ''TMNT'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Most of which were very shortlived, except ''[=SpongeBob=]'', the original runs of ''Toy Story'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', and ''Disney Princess'' [[note]]since this one is a huge hit with it's target demographic: Little girls[[/note]].


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Some Lego minifigure parts tend to be used only ''once'' in a theme, but they still get a lot of recognition for being unique and having loads of potential, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter with some fans wishing that Lego would use them more]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Some Lego LEGO minifigure parts tend to be used only ''once'' in a theme, but they still get a lot of recognition for being unique and having loads of potential, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter with some fans wishing that Lego LEGO would use them more]].



** Fans of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' tend to complain about the relatively simplistic character designs of the minifigures, especially since the Minecraft artstyle is already simplistic to begin with. What really grinds their gears is that the Steve figure, despite Lego being entirely capable of creating a high-quality version, still has no short sleeves or shoes, and his skin still being light instead of tan. The Zombies have the same problem, but they usually get a pass, since making highly detailed figures for {{Mook}} characters is not exactly plausible. The Alex figure also gets a pass, since her design is at least somewhat detailed in comparison.
** ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel]]'' fans are also annoyed at how Lego simply recylced the character designs for [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] and ComicBook/{{Thanos}} in the respective ''[[Film/AvengersEndgame Endgame]]'' set, despite the heavy redesigns (Hulk getting a shirt, Thanos not having a helmet). Especially the former, since it shouldn't take too much time to just print the shirt on.

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** Fans of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' tend to complain about the relatively simplistic character designs of the minifigures, especially since the Minecraft ''Minecraft'' artstyle is already simplistic to begin with. What really grinds their gears is that the Steve figure, despite Lego LEGO being entirely capable of creating a high-quality version, still has no short sleeves or shoes, and his skin still being light instead of tan. The Zombies have the same problem, but they usually get a pass, since making highly detailed figures for {{Mook}} characters is not exactly plausible. The Alex figure also gets a pass, since her design is at least somewhat detailed in comparison.
** ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel]]'' fans are also annoyed at how Lego LEGO simply recylced the character designs for [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] and ComicBook/{{Thanos}} in the respective ''[[Film/AvengersEndgame Endgame]]'' ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' set, despite the heavy redesigns (Hulk ([[spoiler:Hulk getting a shirt, Thanos not having a helmet). helmet]]). Especially the former, since it shouldn't take too much time to just print the shirt [[spoiler:shirt]] on.



* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set managed to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', but avoided any outcry over the subject material by using the comic versions of the Squad instead.

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* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set managed to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', but avoided any outcry over the subject material by using the comic versions of the Squad instead.instead and not mentioning the film once.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The revealed pictures of the tie-in sets for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'' got a lot of criticism for redesigning the figures for Woody and Buzz, despite both already having well designed figures from the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' tie-ins. The fact that the redesigns got rid of the molded heads and the [[EnsembleDarkhorse longer limbs]] for Woody doesn't help, plus the figures having [[OnlySixFaces generic minifigure faces]] instead of cartoony ones, arguing that toys aren't human and thus shouldn't look like generic lego people.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The revealed pictures of the tie-in sets for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'' got a lot of criticism for redesigning the figures for Woody and Buzz, despite both already having well designed figures from the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' tie-ins. The fact that the redesigns got rid of the molded heads and the [[EnsembleDarkhorse longer limbs]] for Woody doesn't help, plus the figures having [[OnlySixFaces generic minifigure faces]] instead of cartoony ones, arguing that toys aren't human and thus shouldn't look like generic lego LEGO people.



** Lego released an entire minifigure series based around Disney in 2016. It's safe to say that few people expected something like this, since Lego isn't known to put licensed characters into a minifigure theme, outside of the Simpsons, and even that had sets to back it up.
** 2018 was the start of Lego ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' sets. Unexpected, since video game based themes only got made when they have a Lego Ideas set based around them. Not to mention that Overwatch [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids has a T-Rating]].

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** Lego LEGO released an entire minifigure series based around Disney in 2016. It's safe to say that few people expected something like this, since Lego LEGO isn't known to put licensed characters into a minifigure theme, outside of the Simpsons, 'The Simpsons'', and even that had DTC sets to back it up.
** 2018 was the start of Lego LEGO ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' sets. Unexpected, since video game based themes only got made when they have a Lego LEGO Ideas set based around them. Not to mention that Overwatch [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids has a T-Rating]].



** In 2019, Lego revealed that they're making sets based on ''WesternAnimation/TrollsWorldTour'', the first theme based on a Creator/DreamWorks property. Reactions were... mixed to say the least, as Trolls isn't particularly popular with the PeripheryDemographic.
** A Direct-to-Customer set for ''Series/StrangerThings'' was leaked for a while, but brushed off for being too risky for a kid-friendly brand such as Lego. Turns out it was real.

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** In 2019, Lego LEGO revealed that they're they would be making sets based on ''WesternAnimation/TrollsWorldTour'', the first theme based on a Creator/DreamWorks property. Reactions were... mixed to say the least, as Trolls isn't particularly popular with the PeripheryDemographic.
** A Direct-to-Customer set for ''Series/StrangerThings'' was leaked for a while, but brushed off for being too risky for a kid-friendly brand such as Lego.LEGO. Turns out it was real.

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** A Direct-to-Customer set for ''Series/StrangerThings'' was leaked for a while, but brushed off for being too risky for a kid-friendly brand such as Lego. Turns out it was real.


* FandomBerserkButton: They are '''not''' called "[=LEGOs=]", the pieces are called "LEGO bricks" and the toys themselves "LEGO sets."

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* FandomBerserkButton: FandomEnragingMisconception: They are '''not''' called "[=LEGOs=]", the pieces are called "LEGO bricks" and the toys themselves "LEGO sets."


** 2018 was the start of Lego ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' sets. Unexpected, since video game based themes only got made when they have a Lego Ideas set based around them. Not to mention that Overwatch [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids has a T-Rating]].



*** [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington and Sally]]. Yes, both are characters from a popular movie that Disney owns the rights to, and appeared as [=BrickHeadz=], but they are still pretty obscure for something like this.


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** In 2019, Lego revealed that they're making sets based on ''WesternAnimation/TrollsWorldTour'', the first theme based on a Creator/DreamWorks property. Reactions were... mixed to say the least, as Trolls isn't particularly popular with the PeripheryDemographic.


* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: A few of their commercials by Creator/GhostVFX, ''The Padawan Menace'' by Creator/AnimalLogic and ''Toys/HeroFactory'' by [[Creator/WangFilmProductions CGCG]]. [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Thee feature films, also done by Animal Logic, are very pretty as well]].

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: A few of their commercials by Creator/GhostVFX, ''The Padawan Menace'' by Creator/AnimalLogic and ''Toys/HeroFactory'' by [[Creator/WangFilmProductions CGCG]]. [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Thee The feature films, also done by Animal Logic, are very pretty as well]].

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