Whovians (fans of Dr Who) everywhere will be delighted to hear that Lego has signed a multimillion pound deal with BBC to create a Dr. Who themed sets which are expected to be on the shelves in time for Christmas 2016.
Characters to be included are expected to be the Doctor, the Daleks and no Dr. Who set would be complete without a Tardis. The question we’re asking is how will they make a Lego Tardis that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside?
The winning design for a Dr Who Lego set came from superfan Andrew Clark who created a mock-up of various doctors, including David Tennant and Tom Baker, alongside Billie Piper, K9 the robot dog, and versions of the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels
Mr Clark, a professional artist and designer in the games industry, also built his own version of the Tardis from Lego bricks, which can be opened out to form part of a larger play set.
The final line-up of the toys has not yet been decided, however, Mr Clark’s designs will serve as the inspiration for sets that are certain to include mini-figures of the current doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his companion Jenna Coleman.
The managing director of BBC Worldwide, Marcus Arthur, said: ‘Both Doctor Who and Lego enjoy a particularly close relationship with their fans and I can’t wait to see what Lego produce.’
UK spokesman for Lego,Emma Owen, said: ‘We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next Lego Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers.
‘After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year’
She said the final set designs, pricing and availability are still to be decided.
Which Dr. Who characters would you like to see as Lego minifigures?