Following in the footsteps of other themes, such as Star Wars and Castle, The Lone Ranger theme features a battle back in its lineup. And I find it peculiar. 79106 Cavalry Builder Set is one of two sets in the series to have cavalry minfigs, the other being 79111 Constitution Train Chase and there, it’s a single minifig. Cavalry and any other military presence are absent from the rest the sets making cavalry building a strange proposition. Maybe there’s a context I’m unaware of not having seen the movie, but since the cavalry play such a limited role in the sets, what is the motivation to get this set? (more…)
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Hi FBTB, it’s me, Casey aka cas! That’s right, it’s the guy you’ve completely forgotten about or never really knew! Anyway, after becoming overwhelmed with a series of “other things,” which alternatively may be called “reality” or “life,” I’ve finally broken free for a moment. Free enough to hold the brick again and to do some sweet, sweet reviews. Well, enough about that, let’s get straight to it, shall we. For my first review of 2013, I’ve decided to start with a set I’ve wanted since 1996. 1996, as you may recall (or not, if you are reading this and you weren’t yet born – yikes!) was the year LEGO debuted the Western theme. It was a marvelous theme, and since it’s retirement, many fans, including myself have clamored for its return. Well, it has returned. Sort of. Thanks to Disney’s The Lone Ranger, we finally have our hands on a stagecoach, and some other western themed sets, but honestly, I’m not nearly as interested in those as I am 79108 Stagecoach Escape. (more…)
It’s time for Toy Fair! The LEGO Collector Event at the International Toy Fair is happening this Sunday from 7am to 9am EST. We’ll be starting our coverage a little bit after that. The badges that you see above, feature the Movie Starlet minifig from the Collectible Minifig Series 9, most likely hinting at all of the licensed properties that are sure to dominate the show floor. The Lone Ranger, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Superman, Iron Man, and who knows what else. Oh, and of course, Star Wars. With more active licenses under LEGO’s belt than before, this year’s show is sure to be packed full of goodies. We’ll do our best to bring you the most complete coverage as possible so come back on Sunday to check it out.
Update: We’ve been asked to take the image down.
At some point in the recent past, LEGO made live the brand site for their newest licensed theme, The Lone Ranger. You only get the CG image above with a date of April 2013. The Lone Ranger movie is a Disney film starring Armie Hammer as title character and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The expected release date for the film is July 3, 2013. I have doubts as to whether or not sets based on the movie will be available for viewing at Toy Fair. Disney’s pulled product from the booth for the collector event only to put them back out for the industry appointments. Stay tuned for more news as we get it.
Thanks to Groove Bricks for writing it in.
Huw over on Brickset has reported that a theme based on The Lone Ranger movie has been confirmed. We’ve received no such confirmation, but for some reason I have no doubt that this will happen. In any case, here’s the films first teaser for your viewing… let’s say pleasure. This theme could potentially have some nice western set pieces and a Lone Ranger figure would be pretty neat, but I’ll pass on the bird headed Tonto. It’s just a teaser, but the odd thing for me is that I was into it right up until we actually see the titular character and his sidekick at which point the whole thing felt like it hit a huge dramatic shift and that seems like a bad sign. Fingers crossed for everyone involved, but one more question.
Do kids even like westerns anymore?