Doctor Who fans can now make their own unique adventures, taking down the evils of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Weeping Angels with the help of Lego. Yes that’s right. Lego has signed a deal to create a Dr Who set.
Dr Who is one of the biggest shows on the BBC and naturally its merchandise also comes a wide range of items offering everything from voice changing Cyberman helmets to various incarnations of the all-powerful Sonic Screwdriver. We’ve known for quite a while that LEGO Doctor Who sets were coming (here) and the addition of The Doctor in the new LEGO Dimensions was a pretty good tip too…
The partnership with LEGO could become a lucrative money-maker for the BBC. Both Lego and Dr Who are timeless classics loved by people of all ages, so it’s a perfect match. I’m very surprised it has taken 10 years for a Lego Doctor Who set to exist. It’s one of those types of shows that enable a wide variety of events or stories to occur and LEGO could easily use this to its advantage.
“The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO Ideas website where fans can submit suggestions, which are then put to the vote. The winning design created by Dr Who fan, Andrew Clark, featured 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,” Emma Owen, the UK spokesman for LEGO 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.”
It is not yet clear what the Lego will feature as the only current images are concepts.
However we won’t have to wait too long as it is highly likely we will see these sets ready for Christmas. Furthermore, it’s likely that we may soon get news of a Lego Doctor Who video game. Something we can all get behind.