February 19, 2015

LEGO BOND

Spy Vibers carry a continuing wish-list of dream projects in their virtual attache cases, like hoping to see Blu-ray editions of out-of-print classics -and rarer yet- a Hollywood remake of a 1960s spy show that stays true to the original. Readers might be surprised to hear that one of the items topping my wish-list is the dream that one day LEGO will produce a series of James Bond sets, video games, and short films. If you have ever played LEGO Batman, you know the company is putting out products that manage to be fun (and funny!) and totally cool. Agent Jeffach at Deviant Art shares my dream, and he even went the extra mile to test the old adage: "if you build it, they will come." Jeffach created mock-ups for a number of Bond-themed LEGO sets, including Dr No: The Dragon of Crab Key, From Russia With Love: Attack of the SPECTRE Helicopter, Goldfinger: The Forest Chase, Thunderball: The Golden Grotto, and You Only Live Twice: Little Nellie's Hot Reception. He even submitted the ideas to LEGO, but was told the theme was too adult. I'm not sure why the company deems The Dark Knight or Pirates of the Caribbean any less adult and fitting for children. Of course, it's how LEGO adapts material that makes it appropriate for the brand. I'm sure they could produce an amazing 007 game and market sets for kids that wouldn't dilute the film franchise or hurt interest in the novels. In fact, as seen with their success with the Star Wars franchise, the toys and games actually draw in a new audience that is poised to become the next generation of mega-fans. One of the first themes I'd make, not included in Jeffach's designs, would be based on The Spy Who Loved Me. The film would provide really fun elements like Jaws, Lotus submarine, the Pyramids, ski chase, and an undersea lair. Maybe someday! Until then, keep calm and dream Bond...Brick Bond. Thanks to Agent Jeffach for his ingenious design work!






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