infallible wrote:The Force is dead; long live the rock monsters!
Teekay wrote:I think SW will be renewed. And anyway, we've still got a little more time left, anyways. And all you "Oh, but CW sucks" people, just you wait till August, just you wait... Then you say, "But, Teekay, why should we wait?" and then I say: "Endor Bunker, Tauntaun, Ackbar. Need I say more?" Does anyone remember, we were all so excited for the Tauntaun and the Ackbar and the Endor bunker. What happened to all that excitement FBTB? What happened?
20 bucks it gets renewed.
Duckman wrote:I'm pretty sure the SW lego license has been renewed quite a few times in fact... might be wrong, but I was sure it has been renewed more than once before, and no doubt, provided the SW theme is profitable for TLC, they will continue with it.
Draykov wrote:The bottom line is, beyond what's announced in the press, we don't know much. The LEGO Group probably isn't overly anxious to publicize the details of its legal dealings with Lucasfilm. The less their competitors know, the better.
The original license, was announced in the public as a "multi-year" deal. I'm not sure if 2008 has been documented publicly as the cut-off of the original license, but that's generally accepted...I vaguely remember some reliable and official source revealing that info at some point, but I can't find anything definitive on the Internet. It was announced in 2006 that the license had been extended until 2011.
Draykov wrote:I got nothin' on Indy. No idea. I would guess that given the mutually beneficial relationship with Lucasfilm, LEGO would want to continue that partnership as long as it remains that way. Indy doesn't quite reap the harvest that Star Wars does though...not in terms of subjects suitable for marketable LEGO sets. If I were a betting man, I'd say that Indy will run alongside SW until 2011 and will probably go away after that...but that's pure speculation on my part.
Jabba the Taff wrote:Seeing as it says in the first edition of The Brick that Lego SW accounts for 1/3 of TLG's revenues in the US alone, I doubt they'll give up the license too easily.
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