Itaria No Shintaku, on 05 June 2012 - 11:40 PM, said:
What if they revisit Time Cruisers, placing every set in a different time, like one for romans, one for victorian and so on...
Maybe, but I think it might be a little disjointed for a standalone theme, unless they find some really compelling core elements and story to tie it together.
We now can be fairly certain that at least one of the next action themes we hear about will be the Ninjago replacement, which means it probably needs to be able to support a strong multimedia push. So Lego sets with "gotta catch 'em all" collectibility, some sort of gaming or direct competition element ( think Ninjago spinners), recognize able and distinct characters that can support the TV show, etc.
Monster Fighters would have been a good option for that sort of thing. Atlantis too maybe. I'm just not sure what other sort of theme would be able to hit those points in a manner that also leverages whatever the current 6-12 year gameplay fad is?
We AFOL's would love a Steampunk theme ( dear TLG, just bite the bullet and please license Girl Genius. Kthnxbye!) but I am not sure it would hit anywhere near the points that Ninjago landed so well. As I said in the Ninjago thread, some sort of a medieval fantasy era quest setting would work. With named distinct knights and Wizards, and quests for armor and weapons to defeat the various escalating villains. Maybe even some sort of joust or direct combat element? It would be perfectly timely with he Hobbit movies coming out, leverage existing resources, their extensive Castle/Kingdoms lines, and probably do well. But they did in fact get the actual LotR / Hobbit license, so no chance of an unlicensed theme here.
It's really an interesting mental excercise to guess where they will go next with his.
I know! Jack Stone 2! ( you may beat me now)