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Remember Indy? He's back, but in LEGO form 18 Jun, 2007, 20:30 / 5 comments

That's right, LEGO are releasing 4 'classic trilogy' Indiana Jones sets this coming January with another 4 Indy IV sets around the movie's release. Hopefully this bodes well for a videogame from Travelers Tales.

"OMG, can you imagine swinging the whip with a wiimote!??" (etc)
Four playsets based on the classic trilogy are slated to launch in January 2008. Three sets based on iconic scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark include: Temple Escape ($49.99 USD) which brings the legendary rolling boulder scene to life in LEGO form as Indy faces spiders and poisoned darts in his search for the Golden Idol of Fertility. With Race for the Stolen Treasure ($29.99 USD), kids build two desert vehicles and recreate Indy?s truck-hopping fight to save the treasure. Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb ($19.99 USD) recreates the eye-popping suspense of Indy rescuing Marion from slithering snakes in an Egyptian tomb. And based on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade action, Motorcycle Chase ($9.99 USD) depicts the scene where Indy and his father escape with the map to the hidden temple.

Four more constructible playsets based on the fourth movie will launch in May 2008, with suggested retail prices ranging from $9.99 to $79.99. USD.

Read the full press release here on From Bricks To Bothans. Time to bring back the Mojo LEGO set reviews, I feel...

Comments

  • jp-30 on 19 Jun, 2007, 21:33…
  • clone2727 on 20 Jun, 2007, 14:31…
    Or you could just take Han Solo's picture with the fedora from Lego Star Wars II ;)
  • Mike D. on 19 Jun, 2007, 02:51…
    As awesome as it would be, I somehow don't see how a Lego Indiana Jones game would work. Are they really going to allow for the creation of Nazi Lego characters? And could they make an Indiana Jones game without guns? It seems that Lego has a policy against reproducing 20th century weapons:
    http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2007/04/how_to_decide_w.html
  • jp-30 on 19 Jun, 2007, 03:40…
    The Batman line has Tommy guns and revolvers, and Star Wars guns are based on WWII weapons.

    The Nazi thing is contentious, but the new movie is against Russians. Anyway, I figure they'll make generic Soldier baddies that are in no way identifiable as Nazi. Don't see why the game can't follow suit.

    Also consider the Imperials in Star Wars are basically wearing Nazi uniforms.
  • Logic on 18 Jun, 2007, 22:18…
    It might just be me, but this story somehow resulted in d?j? vu of at least two layers.