Lego The Lone Ranger
SubjectThe Lone Ranger
Licensed fromWalt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Availability2013–2014
Total sets8 (including promotional sets)[1]
CharactersBarret, Butch Cavendish, Captain J. Fuller, Chief Big Bear, Cavalry Soldiers, Dan Reid, Danny Reid, Frank, Jesus, Kyle, Latham Cole, Lone Ranger, Ray, Rebecca Reid, Red Harrington, Red Knee and Tonto
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Lego The Lone Ranger is a Lego theme based on the same name of the film. It is licensed from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.[2] The theme was first introduced in 2013.[3] The Lego theme was discontinued by the end of 2014.[4]

Overview

Lego The Lone Ranger is based on the film. The product line focuses on the Lone Ranger and Tonto's earliest efforts to subdue local villainy and bring justice to the American Old West.[2] Lego The Lone Ranger aimed to recreate the main characters in Lego form, including the Lone Ranger and Tonto.[5]

In July 2013, Stuart Miles had combined with The DeLorean Time Machine (set number: 21103) and Constitution Train Chase (set number: 79111) to recreate an iconic scene from Back to the Future Part III film.[6]

Development

Lego The Lone Ranger was inspired by the 2013 film The Lone Ranger. The Lego construction toy range was based on the film and developed in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products. The construction sets aimed to recreate the story and characters of the film in Lego form. Jill Wilfert, Vice President of licensing and entertainment stated, "We have not offered a Lego Western theme in over 10 years, and The Lone Ranger provided the quintessential inspiration with familiar characters, stories and scenes".[7]

Launch

Lego The Lone Ranger theme was launched at the American International Toy Fair in 2013.[8] It also launched in the London at the 2013 London Toy Fair.[9] As part of the marketing campaign, The Lego Group released six Lego sets based on the film.[10] Each set featured different train, teepee, stagecoach and the Old West. Minifigures were released as well, including the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Additional minifigures including Barret, Captain J. Fuller, Cavalry Soldiers, Comanches (Chief Big Bear and Red Knee), Dan Reid, Danny Reid, Latham Cole, Outlaws (Butch Cavendish, Frank, Jesus, Kyle and Ray), Rebecca Reid and Red Harrington were released as well. Each of the sets were also included the weapons are revolvers, rifles, tomahawks, spears, knives and a bow with quiver.

Characters

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released a total of 8 Lego sets and promotional polybags as part of Lego The Lone Ranger theme.[1] It was discontinued by the end of 2014.[4][19]

In 2013, The Lego Group announced a partnership with Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films[8][20][21] to create a licensing and merchandising programme[22][23] based on The Lone Ranger film, which was released on 26 April 2013.[24] The six Lego sets[25][26][27] being released were Cavalry Builder Set, Comanche Camp, Stagecoach Escape, Colby City Showdown, Silver Mine Shootout and Constitution Train Chase.[28][29] In addition, the two polybag sets have been released as a promotions[30] are Lone Ranger's Pump Car (set number: 30260)[31] and Tonto's Campfire (set number: 30261).[31][32] These included a two key chains with a key chain attached to the minifigures of the Lone Ranger and Tonto. The series acts as a thematic replacement for the popular Lego Wild West theme, featuring many of the same elements. Most of the sets are similar to the Lego Wild West theme. The sets were designed primarily for children aged 6 to 14 years old.

Cavalry Builder Set

Cavalry Builder Set (set number: 79106) was released on 26 April 2013. The set consists of 69 pieces with 4 minifigures. Cavalry Builder Set included defense wall, campfire with flames, a cannon with wheels and the Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver. It also included weapons and accessories as well. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger and 3 cavalry soldiers.[28][33][29]

Comanche Camp

Comanche Camp (set number: 79107) was released on 26 April 2013. The set consists of 161 pieces with 3 minifigures. Red Knee's teepee included small campfire, entrance flap and removable canopy. It also included weapon rack can store all the weapons, canoe with oar and Rocky outcrop. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto and Red Knee.[28][33][29]

Stagecoach Escape

Stagecoach Escape (set number: 79108) was released on 26 April 2013. The set consists of 279 pieces with 5 minifigures. Red Harrington's stagecoach included opening doors and roof, baggage and opening vault. The stagecoach can detach the horses. The stagecoach didn't appeared in the film. It also included Jesus’ horse, weapons and accessories. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Red Harrington, Jesus and Barret.[28][33][29][34][35]

Colby City Showdown

Colby City Showdown (set number: 79109) was released on 26 April 2013. The set consists of 587 pieces with 5 minifigures. Sheriff’s office included opening door, jail and rooftop cannon. Bank included opening door and vault. It also included weapons and accessories. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Dan Reid, Ray and Frank.[28][33][29]

Silver Mine Shootout

Silver Mine Shootout (set number: 79110) was released on 26 April 2013. The largest set consists of 644 pieces with 5 minifigures. The Silver Mine included rocks, falling skull, secret waterfall entrance, ladder, turning crane, lowering bucket, trapdoor, chute, cart and a dynamite catapult launcher. It also included weapons and accessories. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Chief Big Bear, Butch Cavendish and Kyle.[28][33][29]

Constitution Train Chase

Constitution Train Chase (set number: 79111) was released on 26 April 2013. The set consists of 699 pieces with 7 minifigures. Constitution Train included locomotive, coal car, wagon with rotating gatling gun, a prison wagon and a full set of track. Each of the train wagons can magnetically to each others. Not included Power Functions system and batteries. Water tower included detachable container and water element. It also included weapons, accessories and the Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver. The set included Lego minifigures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Rebecca Reid, Danny Reid, Butch Cavendish, Latham Cole and Captain J. Fuller. [28][33][29][36][37]

Web shorts

The product line was accompanied by a series of animated short films that was released on YouTube.

Reception

In 2018, Stagecoach Escape (set number: 79108) and Constitution Train Chase (set number: 79111) was listed as the "Top 10 Western LEGO Sets" by Lego fansite BricksFanz.[41]

See also

References

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