[April fool] LEGO to produce Game Of Thrones sets

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We've just received this somewhat surprising press release:

BILLUND, DENMARK, April 1st, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGO Systems Inc. is set to release Game of Thrones construction sets to coincide with airing of season 7 of the popular HBO television series in July, plus a range of sets depicting classic scenes from the first six seasons.

"Over the last few years we've produced an increasing number of sets that appeal to adult builders so it's a logical progression to release a range that specifically target adults and are totally unsuitable for children." said Dan Aerys, Senior vice president, LEGO Systems, Inc. "Game of Thrones has a huge fan base and we're sure our realistic and playful recreations of key scenes from the series such as the Red Wedding will appeal to them, many of whom may not have touched LEGO bricks since they were kids."

Seven sets featuring iconic scenes and characters from previous series will be released in May. LEGO has not revealed pictures yet but we have set descriptions, which contain spoilers of seasons 1-6, and a few images of the minifigures.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The descriptions we've received contain spoilers for a number of key plot points of seasons 1-6. If you haven't watched them yet you may wish to skip directly to the comments, but note that they may also contain spoilers!


79200 Arya's Travels, $11.99

Travel cross-country with Arya and The Hound on horseback and meat wagon.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth and Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane.
  • Hog wagon comes complete with broken wheel, barrels, sacks, and pigs' heads and trotters.
  • Battle Sandor and leave him for dead!
  • Accessories include Sandor's sword, dagger and Needle
  • Wagon measures 10cm x 4cm


79201 The Beheading of the Hand, $19.99

Recreate the scene in the yard in front of the Great Sept of Baelor when newly crowned King Joffrey goes against his mother's and betrothed wishes and orders Eddard Stark's beheading for treason!

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Ser Ilyn Payne; King Joffrey; Sansa Stark and Eddard Stark.
  • Place Eddard Stark's head on the block in preparation for beheading!
  • Restrain Sansa as she pleads with the king for mercy!
  • Swap Ser Ilyn's hairpiece for a black hood!
  • Accessories include Ice, the greatsword of House Stark.


79202 The Crowning of Viserys Targaryen, $29.99

Reenact the scene in Khal Drogo's tent when Viserys is crowned with a "golden crown that men will tremble to behold"!

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Viserys Targaryen; Khal Drogo; Ser Jorah Mormont and Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
  • Melt the gold in the cooking pot!
  • Place the pot on Viserys head and watch him die!
  • Drogo minifigure comes with new beard piece!
  • Press the logs on the fire to illuminate it with the light-up brick!
  • Accessories include cooking pot, gold medallions, daggers and three dragon eggs.
  • Tent measures 15cm x 15cm x 15cm!
  • Batteries included.


79203 The Red Wedding, $49.99

Relive the treacherous events in the aftermath of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey's wedding at The Twins!

  • Includes 6 minifigures: Robb Stark, Lady Catelyn Stark, Talisa Stark, Walder Frey, Roose Bolton and a Frey Archer.
  • Perform unspeakable acts on Robb, Catelyn and Talisa!
  • Seat Walder and Roose at the table while arrows fly from the balcony!
  • Accessories include direwolf Grey Wind, crossbows, daggers and swords.
  • Table measures 12cm long!
  • Balcony measures 20cm long!
  • Combine with 79200 Arya's Travels and have Arya and The Hound arrive too late!


79204 The Red Keep, $79.99

Help King Joffrey show compassion and mercy to his subjects in the great throne room of the Red Keep while members of the small council advise!

  • Includes 8 minifigures: King Joffrey, Cersei Baratheon, Jaime Lannister, Lord Petyr Baelish, Lord Varys, Tywin Lannister and two peasants.
  • Seat King Joffrey in the iconic Iron Throne!
  • Convene the small council in its chambers!
  • Listen to Lord Varys' whispers!
  • Try and figure out what Lord Baelish is scheming!
  • Iron Throne constructed from over 50 daggers and swords!
  • The small council chamber measures 23cm x 15cm
  • Throne room measures 23cm x 23 cm x 10cm!


79205 The Battle of the Blackwater, $99.99

Help the Hand of the King, Tyrion Lannister, repel invading Baratheon forces arriving by boat on the shoreline of the Blackwater.

  • Includes 8 minifigures: Tyrion Lannister, Bronn, two Lannister archers, Stannis Baratheon, Ser Davos Seaworth and two Baratheon soldiers.
  • Ignite the wildfire with a flaming arrow!
  • Rain arrows down on the invading forces from the ramparts!
  • Help Stannis Baratheon and Ser Davos Seaworth retreat to Dragonstone!
  • King's Landing rampart measures over 30cm in length!
  • Boat measures 30cm x 10cm x 30cm high!
  • Boat does not float


70206 Castle Black, $129.99

Recreate scenes featuring the sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch at Castle Black as they defend the castle from Wildlings and worse!

  • Includes 10 minifigures: Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, Ser Alliser Thorne, Melisandre 'The Red Woman', Maester Aemon, Ygritte, Tormund Giantsbane and two White Walkers!
  • Help Jon Snow with his training and protect Samwell from mean Ser Alliser!
  • Lay Jon Snow down on the plinth and have Melisandre bring him back from the dead!
  • Operate the motorised lift to take the Black Brothers to the top of the wall!
  • Flick a lever to trigger an avalanche on the north side of the wall to try and prevent Ygritte and Tormund Giantsbane from scaling it!
  • Castle includes library, dining room, Jon Snow's room and ramparts.
  • Accessories include direwolf Ghost, two horses, daggers, swords, crossbows, dragon glass spear heads and Longclaw, forged from the finest Valyrian steel!
  • Lift rises to over 700 feet!
  • The wall measures 100 leagues in length!
  • 6 AA batteries required, not included.


The minifig images we've received are presumably not the final versions as I would have expected them to be fleshies but nevertheless they give a good idea of what to expect.


I have to say I'm somewhat surprised by this announcement but I guess it makes sense for LEGO to pursue new intellectual properties if it wishes to appeal to more and more people. I'm guessing that LEGO's brand values have been stretched somewhat, or ripped up altogether, to get these sets produced!

Personally I'm very excited about them. Until this year I had not watched an episode of the series, it completely passed me by. However my daughter and her boyfriend gave me a box set of Blu-rays for Christmas and by mid February I'd watched all 3000 minutes of it. I also read the first book while on holiday earlier this month, so you could say I'm obsessed with it now :)

What do you think? Are you surprised? Excited? What other scenes or characters would you like LEGO to produce in future? I'm a little disappointed that none of the sets contain dragons, given how prevalent they are in other themes, but hopefully the season 7 sets will. As soon as we have more information about them we'll let you know!

The first seven sets will be available exclusively in Westeros from the gift shop in the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing from 1st April, then other retailers and shop.LEGO.com in May. Availability north of the wall is likely to be patchy although it's possible that ravens will be able to deliver the smaller sets.


Minifig images courtesy minifigs.me where they, and many other GoT figures, can be purchased.

102 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Weak, IMO.

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By in United Kingdom,

ngl my frazzled early morning brain took a while to cotton on with the date !

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By in Spain,

And a Soprano's minifig series.

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By in Australia,

Oh come on.

I like the amount of detail that went into the descriptions, but c'mon, seriously now.

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By in Sweden,

Wow!! Awesome, i am really happy they make more medieval things. I hope to see cool knights (i Love knights, look at my name)!

(;

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By in Australia,

Bwahaha! The next Lego Ideas set is: Mick Taylor and his ute from Wolf Creek, with human body parts in the back of the ute.

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By in Sweden,

Oh wait... i forgot it is April 1...

Nice joke Huw

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By in Netherlands,

Obvious... not credie though also with the show coming to an end

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By in United States,

What...no incest scene sets?!
Oh, you Bricksetters...yankin' our chain and lovin' every minute of it!
Although The Wall with White Walkers, plus Night Watch and Wildlings with Giants would be a superb fun set.

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By in Ireland,

For about 10 seconds I was super happy about this news and then I realised it's April 1st today. :-) This would have been the best sets since Lord ot the Rings! Good joke though.

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By in Spain,

Everything is awesome !!! Today is a happy day. :-D

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great Huw nice day to post it :)

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By in Norway,

Well, that WOULD explain all the GoT minifigs collections flowing around on AliBaba for the last month or so.

Otherwise a well played post :) just like the series it starts off comfortably - then goes completely over the top and then some.

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By in Germany,

A Grey Wind wolf figure by LEGO would have been fantastic ;-)

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By in United States,

I'm afraid for the residents of Medieval Market Village!

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By in Austria,

happy april01 to everyone celebrating! :D

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By in United States,

Wouldn't the minifigs just be all yellow?

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By in United States,

April fool's.... Obviously

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By in New Zealand,

* Boobs available seperately.

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By in Netherlands,

do you know the piece count?

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By in Norway,

Combine with 79200 Arya's Travels and have Arya and The Hound arrive to late :D

Completely transparent, but some fun details.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw
You
are
a
TROLL!!!!

what's sad, it that this would be a grate idea for lego.
and one hell of a money maker!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ha ha ha ha! Very amusing :-D

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By in Belgium,

:) cheers that was a good one!

Love the descriptions. Especially the 'balcony is 10cm long' stuff :)

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By in Norway,

ha ha. good one

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By in Sweden,

So sad this it is not real... want ALL of them!

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By in United States,

Don't get my hopes up like that, there's already enough series for me to spend my money on

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By in China,

well, happy April fool's

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By in Spain,

Grrrrrrr!

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By in Germany,

Thank god this is just a joke. I mean there is hardly a massively popular TV series that is further from Lego's core values than this. Happy April 1 everyone! :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Am I the only one who utterly detests April Fool's Day?

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By in Denmark,

Fake news...

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy April fools! I'd so be excited for these sets though if it ever happened. McFarlane holds license I believe

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By in Finland,

I hardly even know what Game of Thrones is... It sounds rather stupid, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I know it's April 1st but I'd buy these in a heartbeat.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a laugh, you had me to start with , some very fun ideas, such a shame not for real lol

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By in United Kingdom,

And in other news, Galador is returning. Nice try.

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By in Australia,

This was not convincing whatsoever

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By in Netherlands,

Fun to read, but from the headline I knew it was an april fool.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you for the generally positive comments! Of course it's unbelievable but I had great fun writing it and coming up with lists of features in the style of LEGO's set descriptions.

Like many of you I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

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By in United Kingdom,

hahahaha Great April Fools joke

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By in United States,

Happy April fools to you too, Hew.

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By in Australia,

70206 sounds interesting, Lego hasn't made non-technic motorized set for years, as far as I know anyway.

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By in United States,

Nice one! You got me there for a minute.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ do you think the 6 AA batteries would last to raise the lift 700 feet? :-)

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By in United States,

Nice one.

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By in Greece,

Happy 1/4!

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By in United States,

I really hate April Fools' day. For half a second I forgot what day it was.

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By in Italy,

1st of april.... Nuff said.

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By in France,

Funny joke, i love the descriptions of the fake sets :)

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By in United States,

April fools!

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By in United States,

Good one, I almost got excited and probably would have if I wasn't working on my own Lego April Fools prank as I'm reading this.

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By in United States,

April Fool Joke Confirmed!

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By in United States,

The holding of the door must be coming in the second wave.
HODOR

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By in United States,

April FoolS! LOL! Plus Lego sets never come with batteries and licensed minifigs come in flesh color.

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By in United States,

The Castle Black descriptions are the best, though the most unbelievable. Well done Huw!

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By in Canada,

HaHa! I don't really know what is Game of Thrones, so I only realized it was April 1st when I saw the beheading set! But Lego minifigs are probably the most 'beheadable' toys.

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By in United States,

great april fools trick!

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By in Germany,

With yellow faces? C'mon! But well played!

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice one. Fairly convincing (if GoT wasn't on its final season). Nice minifigures, too!

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By in United States,

Isn't Game of Thrones too violent for a Lego theme?

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By in United States,

Nice one! You really had me going!

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By in United States,

Very unfortunate. I think a great many would buy these sets. Obviously not in line with LEGO's core principles. But they would provide some much needed castle sets since NEXO isn't quite what most collectors had in mind.

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By in United States,

Ha ha....

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By in United States,

Ha! I'll admit, I forgot it was April 1st. You got me :-)

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By in United States,

LOL! Well done Huw. I particularly like the set descriptions, "Perform unspeakable acts..." Hahahaha

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By in United States,

it was almost believable until i saw the fake minifigures
now its not believable, hee hee

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By in United States,

if you think this is exiting wait until lego post the images of the brand new flash and arrow sets
[i cant wait for those to come it!!!]

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By in United States,

Wow I can't believe I fell for this! I knew something was fishy with the images for the minifgs, because they had older castle theme pieces but I just thought that they weren't final

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By in United Kingdom,

If only these were real...

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By in United States,

The first thing that tipped me off was the prices... they seemed unbelievably cheap! lol

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By in United States,

NOOOOOOO how did I fall for this...I was just thinking, Red Wedding is a pretty big leap from their "no violence" or whatever policy.

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By in United States,

Ok this has to be an April fool's day trick. Lego would never make a theme based on a show this violent. I never personally saw it but I hear it's gory and I would be disappointed for Lego to make a theme based on it, even more if they included the violence in the sets. Good job tricking me!!! ;)

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By in United States,

I got really freaked out for a second and then I remembered it was April 1st.

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By in United States,

It would be awesome to have GoT sets, but...

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By in Belgium,

Huw if you're reading this: nice to meet you today. Very nice 1st April fools joke but you didn't get me because you spoiled it. ;)

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By in United States,

It's such an April fools joke

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By in Canada,

@#$% #$%^s

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By in United States,

Was not believable for 2 nanoseconds, but a fun exploration of which scenes would be selected for a alt-LEGO take on GOT.
"Iron Throne constructed from over 50 daggers and swords!" Cool!
"Try and figure out what Lord Baelish is scheming!" Requires more than a two sided head.
"The wall measures 100 leagues in length!" Now that would be a build!

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By in United Kingdom,

(snort) I'd rather have Lego Thunderbirds, at least some kids would buy those and they'd be more likely to appeal to AFOLs than these AND would fit within Lego's self-set limitations, unlike these weak, death-filled, violent offerings

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By in Hungary,

Of course, but in the case of Seenity (Firefly) they sad 'Lego was for children' but now they do Game Of Thrones.

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By in United States,

I just finished the Season Finale of Season 6 a few days ago, and it is such a good show. Too bad there isn't great product out there to support it. Would love to see a LEGO theme for it, but would just not happen. Gotta just enjoy the MOCs I see from time to time.

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By in United Kingdom,

I haven't laughed this hard since they brought out the beattles yellow submarine set, I thought that was some fellas idea of a joke but as hilarious as this theme sounds, it would be fantastic.
Like the big bang theory living room or the doctor who tardis and the ecto 1 car.

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By in United States,

Aw, man. I was really hoping this was real, so I could get my anti-Lego mom into this. Great troll, Huw. Way to get my spirits up. (sighs heavily) Dang it.

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By in United States,

Lol, a little too obvious if you ask me! But funny nonetheless.

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By in United States,

I'm a Lego Brand Retail employee in Toronto, Canada. As LEGO is bad at communicating information about upcoming product with us, we and our customers rely on sites like Brickset to get the most accurate information possible. With that being said, I have two pieces of advice.

1) If you're going to do an April fools joke, don't. You wasted your readers time and didn't get laughs so much as apathy and anger. We've been inundated all day with customers asking for Game Of Thrones sets that don't and will never exist. Why on earth you would give your bad joke prominent placement on your site is beyond me.

2) If you're going to make your April fools day joke as long as a Game of Thrones novel, don't place the first obvious joke at the bottom. Most people will only read the first paragraph and that's it.

I love your site, but right now I'm not overly fond of any of you.

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By in United States,

Wait a minute, the game of thrones website has had an article up for months. They said they are expanding there range of toys. Are You trying to tell me that they are in on this to, and it has all been some elaborate joke?!?

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By in Australia,

Lego is off their rocker! Have you read the book Lego? How could they do this?!!! And I thought Simpsons was inappropriate and against Lego rules. I know its for adults but of all the themes to choose!

I'm triggered. Well, if they can break their own rules for this inappropriate and stupid series then they can make a model Spitfire* and Donald Trump** figure too!

I am appalled by this. What would Ole and Godfred Christensen think of this? I think they would agree with me.

*War themes
** Politics both not currently allowed in Lego sets

O I just read some other comments, appears this is an April Fools Joke. I thought those minifigures looked fake.

Now, What the hell do you think you are doing Huw?!

April Fools is so damn stupid, stop ruining Lego news for us.

Hopefully the rest of you Brickset readers agree with me in banning April fools jokes on this website so we can get back to actual Lego news!

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By in Philippines,

Happy April Fools

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By in Japan,

Don't play with my heart like that... :'(

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By in Canada,

Don't worry, next April 1st (2018), LEGO will officially announce the LEGO Amsterdam RED LIGHT District, complete with pot shop, brothel, and naked yellow minifigures!

If you believe that, I got waterfront real estate in Florida you might be interested in.

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By in United States,

April fools???

I can't imagine LEGO would actually produce something like this.

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By in United States,

April 1st as it may be, this shows me how eager I'd be for anything truly Castle.

Space and Castle are my two favorites, so it kills me to see Nexo Knights block out both while providing little of interest.

Meanwhile, Friend's sets seem to get an amazing elves line with brick built dragons, but everything is in the wrong colors...

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By in United States,

Aha, the return of the What's Missing series! Cute, now give us the Rogue One and MCU versions.

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By in United Kingdom,

As already noted, you can get some decent printed GoT minifigs on aliexpress. If the April Fools joke has got you interested, buy the figures on aliexpress and MOC.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was fooled by your article! The very well written descriptions you made for the sets really made me laugh. Great work! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi! Just wanted comment 100. Also, I can't believe people actually believed this!

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By in United Kingdom,

I only just saw this, but credit to you guys, this was actually really funny. I laughed out loud at the selection of extra inappropriate sets.

Keep it up, easily the best one I saw this year. It was actually funny,

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By in United States,

Uh, certainly not kid appropriate. But I suppose that aspect will be up to the parents discouraging their kids from wanting to watch the related tv series. And Happy April Fools to you too ;)

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By in Hong Kong,

If Lego actually made these sets then I will be so so happy...

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