LEGO’s Dreamworks history could affect Ideas Shrek project
A LEGO Ideas project based on Shrek rocketed to the first 2023 review in days, and the LEGO Group's history with DreamWorks may affect it. With the recent, or upcoming depending on your region, release of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, the Shrek franchise has managed to remain relevant over the past two decades. An example of this relevancy could be the Shrek project that suddenly appeared in the LEGO Ideas first 2023 review yesterday.
The popularity of the project may be due to the stretch goals that incentivised supporters or the cultural relevancy of the franchise.
Either way, it now stands a chance at becoming an official LEGO Ideas set, but the results of this round will not arrive for some time. Provided it does inspire an official set in the future, the LEGO Group has a history of partnership with DreamWorks Animation, the production company behind the franchise.
Starting in 2018, another LEGO Ideas set based on Voltron and tying in with the animated series, Voltron Legendary Defender from DreamWorks Animation, was released. The partnership between the two companies then expanded with the release of the Trolls World Tour theme in 2020.
These sets show that the LEGO Group has had discussions with DreamWorks Animation and that could make negotiations for another LEGO Ideas set easier, especially with one already released. However, that's not to say the LEGO Ideas project stands a better chance than any of the other submissions in the first 2023 review.
Every LEGO Ideas project in the first 2023 review
|1||Dr. Seuss and LEGO||LegoFan_506||January 2, 2023|
|2||Sweet Honey||RobertVII||January 4, 2023|
|3||The Botanical Garden||Goannas||January 9, 2023|
|4||The Crown - A Piece of History||Piraten||January 12, 2023|
|5||Stargate SG1: Embarkation Room||Starbrick_SG1||January 12, 2023|
|6||Roscosmos Soyuz MS Spacecraft||Tom_Brick||January 15, 2023|
|7||Motorized Howl's Moving Castle||ericlego321||January 16, 2023|
|8||The Stargate||Captain Mutant||January 16, 2023|
|9||Medieval Seaside Market||bricks_fan_uy||January 17, 2023|
|10||Brick Boulevard||Bricky_Brick||January 19, 2023|
|11||Retro Comic Store||LEGOverwatch||January 22, 2023|
|12||Shrek's Swamp - 20th Anniversary||The Real Ashnflash||January 22, 2023|
Featured image: DreamWorks