Are Masters of the Universe LEGO sets closer to reality than you think?

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on March 20, 2013

in LEGO, Masters of the Universe

When @PodcastEDP tweeted the image below earlier this week, I knew a simple retweet wouldn’t do it justice. There’s way too much to be said about this bastion of beauty.

Before you slam me, I realize these are not real LEGO products. Read on for my explanation of the headline.

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he-man masters of the universe lego minifgures

What you see above is artist Gregos Thomas’ rendition of the 16-figure checklist that comes in every LEGO Minifigure single pack blind bag. I love that it even has wear marks where the sheet folds.

I believe I’ve located the correct Gregos Thomas on Facebook, since this is his cover photo:

gregos thomas masters of the universe

Feel free to hit him up and tell him how awesome his artwork is, I know I will!

UPDATE: The artist contacted us and provided TWO MORE IMAGES of these amazing MOTU LEGO Minifigs – check them out here!

OK, so more about the Masters of the Universe LEGO Minifigures. I know these are not real, but it got me thinking- I bet these are not as far from being a reality as you think. Just two years ago, would you ever imagine we’d see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGOs? I certainly did not.

MOTU would most certainly need a reboot of some kind that would need to be somewhat kid-targeted for LEGO to see as an anchor to build a new line around. They have shown that they are super-aggressive when it comes to acquiring licenses of child-of-the-80s-friendly properties (see: Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Batman, TMNT). Sure, kids snap up these sets too, but they know how crazy we old-guy collectors go for these things.

Now I realize if we ever got MOTU LEGO, they would not sell the individual figures in blind bags like this, but they’d be part of larger sets. I’m daydreaming of a breakdown kinda like this:

  • Masters of the Universe LEGO Castle Greyskull (with He-Man, Sorceress, Battle Cat, Zodac minifigs) 79.99
  • Masters of the Universe LEGO Snake Mountain (with Skeletor, Beast Man, Mer-Man, Evil-Lyn minifigs) 69.99
  • Masters of the Universe LEGO Eternian Palace (with Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko, King Randor & Queen Marlena minifigs) 59.99
  • Masters of the Universe LEGO Battle Ram (with Ram-Man, Stratos, Tri-Klops minifigs)
  • with Prince Adam, She-Ra, Hordak, et al. coming in the inevitable wave 2

Let’s not stop there. Thundercats, Ghostbusters and Back to the Future have been produced as Minimates, but that wouldn’t preclude LEGO from acquiring the license would it? Judging by the BTTF example alone, no, it would not.

lego back to the future

It’s not likely that Hasbro would ever relinquish their hold on the mini-block G.I. Joe license, with Kre-O being in house.

What are some other properties you could see (or would love to see) get the LEGO treatment?

 




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handsybroad March 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Please let these be real someday.

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Count Marzo March 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm

While this would be amazing and I’d throw money at them regardless of whatever ridiculous price tag they put on these, it would probably NEVER happen.

Lego just trumped Mattel® as the MVP of toy companies: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-13/lego-builds-new-billionaires-as-toymaker-topples-mattel.html and I doubt Mattel would ever work with the competition.

The only way it could possibly happen is if Classic Media were to license out the Filmation likeness to Lego. Pretty sure Mattel® has a say in that too though. All the license BS gets confusing so I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong!

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@eclectik March 21, 2013 at 12:34 am

That Ram-Man and Clap Champ are amazing

Id purchase all of them with the quickness … imagine Lego Snake Mountain … mannnnnnnn

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James March 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

i REALLY wish I knew how to make customs.

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Gregos March 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

thx for nice article,and great comment (didn t know that video )
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5125/motulegocharssquare.jpg
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/905/deskkm.jpg

some dreams come trues,some don t .keep dreaming anyway ;)

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Chris June 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

I’ve just seen the checklist on Pinterest and had a “need those in my life” moment.

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Howard Decker June 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

That’s what happened to me the first time I saw them!

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Alex Jones July 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm
Howard Decker July 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Love these!! I’ve heard of the prestigious Orion Pax customs. The MASK stuff is fantastic. Thank you for visiting and leaving the link!

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Sunny July 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Man, i wish Lego MOTU would happen – this is one theme which would be awesome!

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