I’ve often wondered why Lego and Blizzard never teamed up. Let’s be honest, Lego has gathered up several top notch licenses and produced high quality products (Potter, Star Wars, Indy, etc)…and offered them to the masses at quite often ridiculous prices, in my opinion. Blizzard? Draw your own comparisons.
The bottom line is that it’s a match made in heaven and I always imagined being able to make my toons out of mix and match Lego blocks. Well that never happened obviously, and BlizzCon 2011 showed a valid reason why it won’t happen either as the company handed out Thrall, the Mega Bloks version.
I will admit that at first glance I sort of raised an eyebrow, but didn’t give it much more thought. It wasn’t entirely awe inspiring as far as I was concerned. Actually, let me correct that. This picture is. The in hand pictures I didn’t like quite as much. But then I came upon a video this week from the Nuremberg Toy Fair…
Now, granted it is at a bit of a distance but there’s still enough there to interest me, especially the Zeppelin. Looking at it closer I’ve managed to pick out:
- The Frozen Throne and The Lich King
- Two dragons, possibly Sindragosa and Deathwing
- Goblin Racer
- Horde Windrider
- Stormwind/Valley of Heroes (?)
- Gates of Orgrimmar (?)
- Recruit A Friend Rocket
- Alliance & Horde Battle Standards
- A Frostsaber (or possibly Snowsong)
Now I would need to see them close up before I pass any type of official judgement (I still think WoWminis are awesome, but Jaina Proudmoore is one of the ugliest toys I’ve ever seen)…but there’s some potential there. As I said, even if it’s just the Zeppelin hanging in my office…I mean, my son’s room. Yeah, that’s it…