It has been mentioned here, in passing, and I think this would really help introduce the franchise to younger minds...the ones who might want to play MWO, but are too young to know what a Battlemech is. Imagine, at the big gaming conventions, having some Lego models on a table nearby; that ALONE would bring more people to the booth, even if they never previously had interest in Battletech.
There is an interesting new way to do this; check this out: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/11619 This is not Battletech, of course, but it brings interesting possibilities.
Many say that Lego would never support a violent franchise; well, EVE Online is not a clean franchise, to say the least. The background story alone has good, hearty helpings of things children do not read about often...not to mention the actual gameplay environment...yet Lego has not voiced any concerns regarding these issues in the aforementioned link.
It may be that Lego simply has not looked beneath the surface of what one sees on the front page of their website (Internet spaceships? Sure, why not?), but Battletech is a hell of a lot cleaner than that, for the most part. Sure, the Inner Sphere can be a rough place, but it is not the hypercapitalist dystopia that is New Eden. On a rock and roll scale of Beatles to Ministry, I would say that Battletech is somewhere around Def Leppard.
Another thing to consider: most online games have a store on their website that sells t-shirts, coffee mugs, steins, etc. EVE Online has one that also sells models, and they seem to be pushing for a Lego series of their most popular frigates at the moment, which will likely be sold there as well. What if MWO had a store, to further generate income for the company, with which the game could be expanded upon?
We could have cool tshirts with prints like a Flashman wearing a trenchcoat, official-looking polo shirts embroidered with such logos as Diverse Optics or Defiance Industries, mouse pads with house/clan/famous unit logos, etc. You KNOW that stuff would sell like hotcakes. Add a Lego lineup, even if only for the most popular of mechs, and I think you would have a real winner.
If it takes pre-orders to get this off the ground, consider me interested.
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Edited by Aethon, 21 April 2012 - 04:10 AM.