Whoops! According to the curriculum vitae of an animator currently employed at LEGO developers Traveller’s Tales, the team is currently working on two games. One a Harry Potter title, the other a second Indiana Jones.
LEGO Harry Potter, eh? Pardon us if we’re less than surprised. Still, surprise isn’t the point. The point is, it’s LEGO, it’s Harry Potter, it will, in all likelihood, conjure money.
The Indiana Jones game, meanwhile, sounds like one giant, crushing disappointment. The right thing to do would be to take the rich “universe” of Indiana Jones and pit him against some kind of nefarious Nazi scientist and/or plot. Maybe a LEGO Fate of Atlantis. But no.
We’re getting LEGO Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
So, so sad. Anyway, let’s move on. Onwards and upwards, as the resume leaks a third possible LEGO project: a demo pitch (remember, it’s not a done deal, just a pitch!) put together by Traveller’s Tales for the upcoming Hobbit films, the first of which is due in 2012. LEGO Lord of the Rings? With that many characters and that much combat, it could – like Star Wars did – actually work.