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# 11
03-10-2013, 10:34 PM
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Fair enough, but do you think the Disney Goliath is going to let go of that either? If anything, it opens the door to Disney Lego. . .
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# 12
03-10-2013, 11:17 PM
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# 13
03-11-2013, 12:12 AM
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Fair enough, but do you think the Disney Goliath is going to let go of that either? If anything, it opens the door to Disney Lego. . .
You'd still be stuck with the same problem of not having that red flash out the front if it was a B'rel lego of prey It would need that red flash when fireing Duplo's out of the Duplo tube.
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# 14
03-11-2013, 05:26 AM
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I remember playing with the 'regular' lego as a kid and making variations of starships, etc... Believe it or not I actually came up with a design that would later be seen in Star Trek Voyager. No, I don't mean that I designed an intrepid class starship. I mean I actually had the same design idea with regards to the nacelles and in particular how they moved upwards and downwards when going to warp, etc... You can imaginemy surprise when years later I saw Voyager...imagine if I had the hindsight to patent said design!
Yeah, well I came up with the idea as a kid for a mobile holographic emitter well before one showed up on Voyager. Mine was actually inspired by those armbands the TNG crew wore in Timescape. (Of course mine was made out of an armband and an oversized toy TNG communicator.)

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# 15
03-11-2013, 06:46 AM
Lego has the license for both Marvel and DC comics characters, doesn't it? Maybe there's hope...
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# 16
03-11-2013, 07:01 AM
Until after the next Trek movie comes out, I can't imagine there being a wide-enough market for Lego/Kre-O/Mega-Blox Star Trek sets. Even then, it's not looking much like a kiddie-fare movie so it's even less likely.

(I know adults do buy and build these things, yes, but they don't market them to adults...)

But if there was a market, somebody would find a way to make it happen.

Lego already has it's own line of space opera themed sets and they still make new Star Wars legos year after year. The Star Wars sets are hugely popular, and no marketer in his right mind would do anything that would result in the discontinuation of that line. Certainly nobody is going to yank the license for any reason short of a serious threat to the profit margin.

Don't get me wrong, I love Star Trek. But in this area, the franchise is no threat to Star Wars merchandising at present. My sons have Star Wars Legos, and Star Wars Imaginext. The closest thing they've ever seen to a Star Trek toy is a plastic model of the Enterprise.

They simply do not market Star Trek to the kids, while Star Wars has marketed to the kids almost since day one. Star Wars has the lightsabers, the vehicles, the robots, and the weird aliens.

All that said, that B'rel is a work of art.
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# 17
03-11-2013, 07:27 AM
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Until after the next Trek movie comes out, I can't imagine there being a wide-enough market for Lego/Kre-O/Mega-Blox Star Trek sets. Even then, it's not looking much like a kiddie-fare movie so it's even less likely.

(I know adults do buy and build these things, yes, but they don't market them to adults...)

But if there was a market, somebody would find a way to make it happen.

Lego already has it's own line of space opera themed sets and they still make new Star Wars legos year after year. The Star Wars sets are hugely popular, and no marketer in his right mind would do anything that would result in the discontinuation of that line. Certainly nobody is going to yank the license for any reason short of a serious threat to the profit margin.

Don't get me wrong, I love Star Trek. But in this area, the franchise is no threat to Star Wars merchandising at present. My sons have Star Wars Legos, and Star Wars Imaginext. The closest thing they've ever seen to a Star Trek toy is a plastic model of the Enterprise.

They simply do not market Star Trek to the kids, while Star Wars has marketed to the kids almost since day one. Star Wars has the lightsabers, the vehicles, the robots, and the weird aliens.

All that said, that B'rel is a work of art.
Lego's Technic line is largely an adult line (or at the least, impasssioned teenage line). The low quantity of Technic sets shows that it's not a money printers, but at least makes some small profit. I think Star Trek sets would in the same league.

However, the whole Star Trek vs Star Wars thing is stupid. If that's really what's preventing the license from being acquired, neither the owners of Star Wars nor LEGO Group know that neither is in the same market. I like Star Wars, but I only buy the ship sets (and even then, only if they're good or have unique/rare pieces).
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# 18
03-11-2013, 12:29 PM
I WANT PROPER (prime) STAR TREK SETS
NOW

NOW


NOW



NOW

please
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# 19
03-11-2013, 12:35 PM
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Until after the next Trek movie comes out, I can't imagine there being a wide-enough market for Lego/Kre-O/Mega-Blox Star Trek sets. Even then, it's not looking much like a kiddie-fare movie so it's even less likely.

(I know adults do buy and build these things, yes, but they don't market them to adults...)

But if there was a market, somebody would find a way to make it happen.

Lego already has it's own line of space opera themed sets and they still make new Star Wars legos year after year. The Star Wars sets are hugely popular, and no marketer in his right mind would do anything that would result in the discontinuation of that line. Certainly nobody is going to yank the license for any reason short of a serious threat to the profit margin.

Don't get me wrong, I love Star Trek. But in this area, the franchise is no threat to Star Wars merchandising at present. My sons have Star Wars Legos, and Star Wars Imaginext. The closest thing they've ever seen to a Star Trek toy is a plastic model of the Enterprise.

They simply do not market Star Trek to the kids, while Star Wars has marketed to the kids almost since day one. Star Wars has the lightsabers, the vehicles, the robots, and the weird aliens.

All that said, that B'rel is a work of art.


Well get your kids some Art Asylum Trek
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# 20
03-11-2013, 06:31 PM
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Copy-cats! I made one first around Christmas ...

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