With LEGO releases such as Ecto-1 (‘Ghostbusters’) and the Delorean (‘Back to the Future’), the latest film-related piece to get the seal of approval is Pixar’s ‘WALL-E’.
LEGO Ideas is a site whereby anyone can submit an idea for a new kit to be officially licensed by LEGO themselves. If it reaches 10,000 votes, then it enters into a shortlist that the bods at LEGO evaluate and ultimate commission one to be mass produced and sold to the public.
Competition this time around was stiff, with some spectacular submissions that included Assault on Wayne Manor, which was an impressive recreation of the billionaire’s home and Batcave; X-Mansion from the ‘X-Men’ franchise, which, again, was a hugely detailed set; the AT-AT from ‘Star Wars; and the ‘Ghostbusters’ HQ (presumably to match the released vehicle from last year).
But it was ‘WALL-E’ that emerged the victor, having been created by Angus MacLane, a current member of the Pixar team who worked on the 2008 movie itself. He also directed ‘BURN-E’, the short that accompanied ‘WALL-E’ for the home release, as well as ‘Toy Story of Terror’ and is co-helming ‘Finding Dory’.
You can see the official announcement here, as well as take a peak at the other entries.
2015 is looking rosy for the animation studio with the release of this cool-looking LEGO set, but will take the limelight for most of 2015 when they release not one, but two feature films in a single year for the first time. ‘Inside Out’ will be with us this summer, while ‘The Good Dinosaur’ will hit cinemas towards Christmas.
Picture credits: Pixar, LEGO Ideas