Shaun of the Dead Lego Set Could be Real

I absolutely loved Shaun of the Dead. In fact, I generally enjoy everything that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are in together. So as a massive Lego nut, I was quite amused to find this odd couple being immortalized in Lego in a scene from that very film!

Sadly this was only a big fan’s creative effort to make a Shaun of the Dead Lego set, but now Simon Pegg has decided to tug on the heartstrings of the cult followers of his film letting people know that if 10,000 people show interest in this project, Lego promises to put the model forward as an official set.

By “put forward” I mean the decision making process where Lego’s marketing and distribution team will look at the costs of licensing, production, and distribution of a special themed set. I can’t imagine soemthing like this costing less than $100 on piece count alone – let alone licensing for the use of the name and character likenesses.

If it DOES make it through this first step, it may yet be available for sale officially through Lego. It would be pretty cool if it was.

You can show your interest in this potential Lego kit by going to the LEGO Shaun of the Dead page and click on Support! There are currently 7164 supporters of this Lego Wish project.


3 Responses to Shaun of the Dead Lego Set Could be Real

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    when clicking the LEGO Shaun of the Dead page and click on Support!

  2. project not approved: "The LEGO Jury has completed the review of the Winchester – Shaun of the Dead project that hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO on March 31, 2012.

    LEGO CUUSOO gives the opportunity to submit product ideas, however all LEGO products, regardless of age target, must be content appropriate for our core audience. With this in mind we have decided that – good though the model is – the film Shaun of the Dead contains content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11.

    Long before the Winchester received mainstream media attention, Greg (Yatkuu) contacted us in earnest to see if his project was acceptable. We recognized the potential conflict, but didn’t see a reason to remove the project. The model was presented tastefully and we thought it deserved fair consideration. With 10,000 supporters, the Winchester earned the opportunity to receive the full LEGO Review.

    Greg has been a pleasure to work with throughout this process. We’re impressed by his model, grateful for his constructive approach with us, and we are sad to disappoint such a devoted LEGO fan.

    Opening ourselves to new product suggestions invites popular ideas that don’t always fit our brand. This is the first time we’ve felt that we should turn a LEGO CUUSOO idea down, but we’re grateful for the spirit behind projects like the Winchester and for the opportunity to be challenged. It keeps us sharp and looking toward the future of the LEGO brick.
    We appreciate the passion exhibited for new product ideas on LEGO CUUSOO."

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