Great news for Whovians! LEGO’s Cuusoo submission scheme appears to have cleared up licensing issues surrounding ‘Doctor Who’ themed sets, and are now accepting suggestions base on the franchise.
Toy company Character Building have previously held the construction toy license for Doctor Who, with the focus mainly being on their figures, rather than actual construction sets, but this recent news perhaps means the license may be up for review:
Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party. If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a a particular brand or license. If your project was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved, you may re-submit it as a new project…we now welcome projects based on the following licenses that used to have conflicts: Doctor Who – February 2014
LEGO Cuusoo recently revealed their upcoming Ghostbusters set, and delighted geeks everywhere last year when they released their ‘Back To The Future Delorean Time Machine’, so here’s hoping we may see a TARDIS playset somewhere down the line!
The writer of this piece was: Alan Shields aka (Al)
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