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The Dark Knight Rises LEGO Set?

Postby Staff » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:32 am


The Bat


I received this press release in an email this morning detailing Warner Bros. licensing agreements for toys and merch surrounding Nolan's final Batman film. And seeing as to how the movie is opening up this weekend, I'm a little puzzled as to why it's being sent out today and not like a few months ago. But that's not why I'm posting this. I'm posting it because it mentions that LEGO is releasing a set to support the movie. The exact quote is:


The much-anticipated film is also being supported by the official partner in the construction category, LEGO, with a construction set inspired by The Dark Knight Rises;


Now you'd have to be blind to not see the similarities in the Bane and Commissioner Gordon minifigs unveiled last Friday to their on-screen counterparts. Those minifigs, I was told, were part of the 2013 line up. But other than this press release, there's been no indication that an official The Dark Knight Rises set was in the works.

What could all of this mean? A new Tumbler set perhaps? Or, dare I say it, The Bat? Both? Who knows, but the possibilities of some new LEGO Batman vehicles that don't suck is enough to make me giddy.

Full press release below:


Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announces Worldwide Licensing Program For The Dark Knight Rises

Epic Conclusion of the Dark Knight Trilogy Hits Theaters on July 20

BURBANK, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bat-Signal soars above the skies as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and its global partners launch the worldwide licensing and merchandising program that supports the eagerly awaited epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's phenomenally popular Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. As the summer blockbuster swoops into theaters, beginning July 20, WBCP unveils the unprecedented lineup of global licensees and products capturing the excitement for the film around the world.

To view the multimedia assets, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50253-warner-bros-licensing-the-dark-knight-rises

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/MM40129 )

"Batman is one of the most iconic characters in the world and our global merchandising program inspired by The Dark Knight Rises offers fans of all ages an opportunity to extend their experience beyond the theater," said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The characters, gadgets and vehicles created by Christopher Nolan have opened up a world of great product opportunities."

In support of The Dark Knight Rises, WBCP and its host of renowned licensees are rolling out a vast product lineup generating awareness and enthusiasm just in time for the tentpole film's release. Led by global master toy licensee Mattel, the film will also be supported by key partners such as The LEGO Group, Hallmark, Kinetix, Converse, Rubie's Costume Company, and Titan Books, among many other licensees worldwide. The myriad of merchandise supporting The Dark Knight Rises will bring the film to life and into the homes of fans with a licensing program that boasts offerings across multiple categories from toys and games, to collectibles and costumes, to apparel and accessories, to publishing, party goods and domestic decor.

Mattel, global master toy partner for the film and DC Comics, will have a broad lineup as part of its Batman toy collection including action figures, playsets and collectible figures, highlighted by the fan-favorite Movie Masters(TM) line for the older fans and serious collectors, which captures the superior accuracy and details of the characters from The Dark Knight Rises. In addition, the authentic film-inspired toy line introduces the innovative play technology QuickTek(TM), which offers snap-and-slide armor and accessories.

The much-anticipated film is also being supported by LEGO, the official partner in the construction category, with a construction set inspired by The Dark Knight Rises; Rubie's Costume Co., bringing a wide range of costume products based on the entire DC Comics portfolio, including The Dark Knight Rises; and Hallmark offering collectible ornaments.

Additional licensees also supporting the film include: PPW Toys' DC Super Heroes collectible line of Mr. Potato Heads, including a "Caped Cru-Tater" figure inspired by The Dark Knight Rises; Jakks Pacific with a range of film-inspired novelty and large scale figures and plush; and Cardinals Industries' games and puzzles based on The Dark Knight Rises and Batman, as well as other legendary DC Comics characters. Funko brings its fun stylized plush and vinyl collection; Mezco unmasks colorfully detailed vinyl figures; Hornby Hobbies revs it up with a Scalextric limited edition Batman Tumbler vehicle; Thinkway Toys brings their best-in-class innovation to a range of remote control vehicles, figures, and basic role play toys inspired by Batman and The Dark Knight Rises; and McFarlane Toys unveils a special edition collectible action figure of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and two-time Super Bowl champion, Hines Ward, in his Gotham Rogues uniform as worn in The Dark Knight Rises.

The licensing program for The Dark Knight Rises reaches multiple product categories. In apparel, high-end fashion from Kinetix and Kids Republic, to Braccialini's cat-walk Catwoman-inspired clutch, to trendy apparel from Bioworld, Junkfood, French Connection, Converse, New Era and Diesel, gives fans a chance to don the look with t-shirts, limited edition sneakers and caps, accessories and more inspired by the artistry and graphics from The Dark Knight Rises; as well as Under Armour with their specialty athletic gear as inspired by their Gotham Rogues uniforms in the film. Collectibles from Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, Mobius Models and Noble Collection offer discerning collectors a chance to display the most artistic and detailed figures and replicas; Mimoco offers cool-collectors' high-tech USB flash drives for all fans; and home goods from Franco, and more will bring Batman to life in any room in the house. In publishing, WBCP and its partners take an in-depth look at all of the vehicles, gadgets, uniforms and more as seen in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Titan Books will bring the film to the page with its official tie-in novelization; Abrams releases The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy; HarperCollins caters to younger fans with a publishing program that includes a Junior novelization, I Can Read book series and assorted activity books; and Insight Editions lets fans and auto aficionados get into the driver's seat in Batmobile: The Complete History coffee table book about the iconic Batmobile through the years, as well as giving an inside look at the secrets to being Batman in The Dark Knight Manual.

Other licensees that are part of the exciting roll-out for The Dark Knight Rises program, including Lava Lite LLC, Skinit, Inc., Cufflinks, Inc., Graphitti Designs, The Northwest Company, Thermos, Trends International, Muckle Mannequins, Molli Toys and Bakery Crafts, among many others - each offering inspired product that will delight all fans.


About The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. The film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman. Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers, and Jordan Goldberg co-producing. The Dark Knight Rises is based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

Opening in theatres and IMAX on July 20, 2012, The Dark Knight Rises will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

www.thedarkknightrises.com

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and all
related characters and
elements are trademarks of
and (C) DC Comics.
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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes--a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes--to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby GIR3691 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:41 am

I guess they put all their effort into Avengers. Spider-Man is getting a set a month late, Dark Knight Rises almost 6 months late... Maybe DKR didn't give enough reference material, being a tightly held secret up until recently.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby buriedbybricks » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:58 am

If it's another tumbler, I've got my fingers crossed for the camo version.

I'm not sure why DC has the later half of the release year and Marvel is stuck in the summer, but both managed to miss the major holidays in the past cycle so I hope these pop up sooner rather than later.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Draykov » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:01 am

I think the bottom line is, LEGO knows they'll sell regardless of which side of the source material the sets are released on, so they haven't been too hard pressed to get them out ahead of time. Either that, or some part of the licensing process is bogged down in bureaucracy.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby onions » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:06 am

GIR3691 wrote:I guess they put all their effort into Avengers. Spider-Man is getting a set a month late, Dark Knight Rises almost 6 months late... Maybe DKR didn't give enough reference material, being a tightly held secret up until recently.



To be fair, the Spider-man set isn't based on the movie.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby CaptainFordo » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:08 am

^ to be doubly fair the last Tumbler set was only loosely based on TDK too, aside from the car itself, though since there's a unique Bane, I wonder if this set will be more specific.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby winbrant » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:38 am

Maybe they rather aim at a tie-in with the DVD release in which will be accompnaied by the ubiquitous "Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy" which then allows then to tie in to all 3 movies for set development.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Pellaeon » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:42 am

The Bane, Commissioner Gordon, and gray-suited Batman they showed at ComicCon were definitely based on TDKR, but hopefully this press release means we'll see them before 2013 and before Christmas this year... the sooner the better!
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Gooker1 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Pellaeon wrote:The Bane, Commissioner Gordon, and gray-suited Batman they showed at ComicCon were definitely based on TDKR, but hopefully this press release means we'll see them before 2013 and before Christmas this year... the sooner the better!


I hope that's the case too, but as someone mentioned earlier, when the eventual BR/DVD release hits, hopefully these sets will be in stores then...crossing fingers for pre-xmas!
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby batsamd » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:45 pm

Pellaeon wrote:The Bane, Commissioner Gordon, and gray-suited Batman they showed at ComicCon were definitely based on TDKR, but hopefully this press release means we'll see them before 2013 and before Christmas this year... the sooner the better!


How is the Gordon figure definitely from TDKR?

In TDK he wore a SWAT outfit when he was disguised as the driver of the SWAT van carrying Harvey Dent.

Maybe LEGO will combine aspects of TDK and TDKR in the Batman/Bane/Gordon set, so it won't specifically be based off of TDKR.

Similar to the previous Tumbler set that had Batman, Joker and Tumbler from TDK, but the ice cream truck wasn't based off of the movie.

Guessing we'll get a camo Tumbler for Bane and either a police/SWAT car for Gordon or yet another bat-pod/bat-bike vehicle for Batman. Hopefully it'll be a car for Gordon and Batman wil be hitching a ride.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby cocoman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:54 pm

I found the article that was orginally posted here on 17,July,2011"LEGO get full DC comics Licenses"

"WB and Lego had already been producing toys and videogames around the Batman franchise, and will launch a new set of playthings around next summer’s “The Dark Knight Rises” through the Lego Batman collection."
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Sharpie Clone » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:16 pm

buriedbybricks wrote:If it's another tumbler, I've got my fingers crossed for the camo version.

I'm not sure why DC has the later half of the release year and Marvel is stuck in the summer, but both managed to miss the major holidays in the past cycle so I hope these pop up sooner rather than later.


^^This isn't really correct. If you remember the DC/Batman stuff came out at the beginning of the year, then the Marvel stuff. We are just ramping up for round 2.
Part of the delay could be that they are putting more emphasis on LOTR/Hobbit during the 2nd half of the year.

Like Draykov said, if the sets are well-done, they will sell. Do you really think come November or even January, someone is going to say, "Gosh, this Tumbler is awesome, but TDKR is soooo 6 months ago"?

As stated above, I really hope the do an updated Tumbler (black is my preference) and possibly the Bat. It would definitely hit me in the wallet, but since I missed out on the last one, I will have to bite the bullet.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby GIR3691 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:15 am

Having just seen Dark Knight Rises, I wouldn't mind a Batwing ("Bat")... XD
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby buriedbybricks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:40 am

Let LEGO do the hard part for us and make a camo Tumbler, we can make a black copy easily enough. Black is one of if not THE most common colour, so it's doubtful it would be difficult to locate the parts in black.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Marty » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:29 pm

Honestly, seeing that Bane and a few of the other figures have been made, can't see why not another Tumbler, and new Batwing will be made.

Infact I'll go sofar to say you'll probably see about 4-6 sets made late to early next year, (I'm guessing, based on what figures I've seen)

First might even be Arkham again, along with Scarecrow, Joker, penquin and harlequin, and judging by the pictures it will be an older batman.

Freeze set would include Robin & Batman on Bikes and some sort of car for Freeze & might even include ivy?

Newer set will be "The Bat" and possibly a truck with the bomb on board with either Bane or hench-men & Gordon.

Second, would be a Tumbler of sorts perhaps 2 one with Bane and the other Batman, it's a long shot.

Next would be something with cat woman in, maybe even include the bike and perhaps a trap with Batman & Bane.

UCS would be the Tumbler.
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby Marty » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:45 pm

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5496277
Like I said it is possible, this guy has captured it beautifully and the tumbler well....

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/559430 ... 920920367/
I'd say this guy has hit the nail on the head.

All I can say is I hope Lego can do better, Marty
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby CaptainFordo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:37 am

I just hope the Tumbler isn't too expensive if they make one... A lot of people seem to over estimate how small the Tumbler actually is. I mean, I'm not saying it's tiny, but looking at it with no comparison you'd think it's tank-sized, but it's not all that much bigger than a regular car length-wise. http://www.toyark.com/attachments/14676 ... 5237_n.jpg (I know those are collectible versions but they're all made to the same scale to fit a Batman and the 60's Batmobile is more or less a normal car so...
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Re: <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> LEGO Set?

Postby GIR3691 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Yes, it is a lot smaller than most people think. That's why I took my original Tumbler set and shrink-ified it.

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Also made a camo version based on TDKR
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I hear the rumor is that it will be a set consisting of two vehicles- a camo tumbler and the Bat, with the Batman, Bane, and Commissioner Gordon minifigures revealed at SDCC. I can't wait to see the actual set.
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