Posts Tagged ‘Cartoon Network’

Darth Star

July 15, 2013

Darth Star_

John Cooper has created this pretty darn cool Darth Star featured in the LEGO cartoon Empire Strikes Out.

Making an image on a spherical surface is kind of tricky and John managed it excellently. 😀

LEGO Atlantis Movie

January 24, 2010

I don’t know how I missed this! It aired on Cartoon Network Friday, January 15th and then replayed the next day.

For all of you who have seen it, its pretty cute. They show some of the up coming sets and hint at possible sets we haven’t seen. One thing I found rather interesting is that Bruce Boxleitner of Babylon 5 and Tron fame is the voice of Ace the Captain. It is a half hour movie and it gives you an idea of what the LEGO The Adventures of Clutch Powers direct to dvd movie will be like.

If you haven’t seen the LEGO Atlantis movie yet you can find it if you look. 😉

Reality TV LEGO

October 23, 2009

Just when you think LEGO can’t surprise you, they throw you a curve ball. According to Variety Reality TV producer Scott Messick is in talks to create “several different types of reality shows related to the brand – including docuseries, competition shows and kid-oriented gamers.”

“Lego seemed like such a powerful brand, and I don’t think they were thinking about reality TV,” said Messick, who is exec producer of Cartoon Network’s “Destroy Build Destroy.”

Messick’s development exec suggested he set up a meeting with the Lego licensing and entertainment team. Lego has been busy extending its brand into the entertainment realm, including a live-action movie in development at Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Aug. 11). Jill Wilfert, Lego’s veep of licensing and entertainment, is driving the push into film and TV.

“They were focused on their feature business, but (Wilfert) liked the idea of going into reality,” Messick said.

The producer spent time with the company learning about the fandom surrounding Lego – such as three Connecticut-based Lego Masters, who travel the world building massive sculptures for the company out of Legos. Messick is developing a docuseries surrounding them.

He’s also looking at creating a gameshow based on a line of Lego board games that are already out in Europe and will soon go on sale in the U.S.

At his disposal is the Legoland theme park, where a competition/ elimination show could be based, he said.

“They have some great ideas regarding programming that captures and showcases the inherent creativity at the core” of Lego, Wilfert said.

Messick would exec produce any Lego project through his Mess Media banner. Wilfert would get an exec producer credit.

I can see this going two ways. Either it will be as successful as Ace of Cakes or it could be a horrible bomb.

I think it would be fun to watch a show about the Model Builders, being one myself there were several times that it would have been cool to show people what really goes on behind the scenes. That is if the guys over at the Connecticut Model Shop want to do something like that. Knowing them personally, they are a pretty entertaining group. 😉

The Quest for R2-D2

August 31, 2009

This originally premiered on August 28th on Cartoon Network. There is also a tie-in online game at LEGO.com

The movie is cute, even if it is for Clone Wars instead of the original trilogy. (Sorry to all the Clone War fans out there, I’m more old school. 😉 )

BEN 10 — LEGO

June 3, 2009

In another interesting licensing partnership, LEGO has just announced that they are joining forces with Cartoon Network in creating LEGO BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE.

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and The LEGO Group today announced a global agreement that adds the BEN 10 franchise to the world’s leading construction toy manufacturer’s portfolio of only the best licenses in construction toy form. The deal marks the first time the two companies have partnered on product development, and will bring Cartoon Network’s global sensation boy brand to life in a full line of construction toys based on the popular BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE adventures.

Featuring never-before-seen LEGO elements and a new twist on the LEGO building system, LEGO BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE is sure to bring novelty and excitement to the construction toy category and provide a dynamic way to engage consumers in the core propositions of transformation and action for which the BEN 10 property is known.

The LEGO BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE line is scheduled to launch in the construction toy aisles in the U.S. in spring 2010, and will roll out in additional territories thereafter.

Shivers are running down the collective Adult Fans of LEGO’s spines at the mention of “never-before-seen LEGO elements and a new twist on the LEGO building system.” Many on the forums and blogs are already having flashbacks of the Galidor fiasco that happened a few years ago.

Without any images available, it is hard to really speculate on what BEN 10 will really be like. At least it is an established cartoon show, so there already is a fan base. I’ve seen a couple shows, but have never really followed the Ben 10 craze. I can see how it could be made into a decent theme, if done right. I however, will withhold my judgments and opinions on this one till I actually see the product itself. Hopefully LEGO has learned from the past and this really will be a good thing. 😉