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Bricked: 10 Franchises That Need The LEGO Treatment

There are plenty of great LEGO games out there, but there are still a few properties we'd love to see get the LEGO treatment.

LEGO seems to have worked with all of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world of movies, television, and entertainment at large. From Star Wars to Marvel, if it's nerdy and has a huge fan base then LEGO has likely already made a video game of it through the lens of LEGO bricks.

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Just because they've worked with many of the major franchises doesn't mean there aren't some left that couldn't use the LEGO game treatment. Let's look at the 10 franchises that could use the LEGO video game treatment right now.

10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It's 2019 and we still haven't seen a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO video game, how crazy is that? Along with still being a go-to property for kids of every generation, TMNT has an audience of fans ranging up towards the 40-year-old age bracket.

This is a huge demographic of potential buyers and explains why the franchise has been relevant for almost 40 years at this point. Imagine playing a 4-player game where you control your favorite TMNT member while you demolish bricks and take down Shredder one last time.

9 X-Men

Now, most people are going to read this and point towards the numerous other LEGO Marvel Superhero games as a case for this already happening. Though the X-Men have been a part of those games, they've never really been the focus.

With Marvel now holding the rights to the mutants, it'd be great to see them on the cover of their own LEGO X-Men game that could serve as a loose introduction to the cast of characters. Not being beholden to the Fox movies and being able to touch on comic storylines or original ideas could bring a breath of fresh air to the franchise.

8 Transformers

LEGO has worked with the Transformers brand in the past so a partnership in the video game world isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. With the movies performing very well at the box office despite their poor reviews it really shows how powerful a brand Transformers is.

People just want to see them do cool stuff, and in the world of LEGO, the possibilities are endless. The LEGO games tend to inject lots of humor which would be great for the Transformers brand that could use a dose of levity in addition to the efforts by the movie Bumblebee.

7 Super Mario

In recent years Nintendo's been pretty proactive in acquiring partnerships with publishers and developers that result in the release of exclusive titles and collaborations releasing only on the Nintendo Switch.

At this point, it wouldn't be too shocking if they partnered with LEGO and TT Games to make a LEGO Super Mario game. The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a great marketplace for games as many developers are reporting their highest volume of sales coming from the platform.

6 Spongebob

Spongebob Squarepants recently hit it's 20th Anniversary which is more than exceptional for a cartoon series centered on a sponge that works at a fast-food restaurant. Spongebob has been a staple for generations of kids for the last 20 years, with quotes from the show turning into memes and casual conversation.

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The world of video games has seen its fair share of Spongebob titles, but never in the form of LEGO. Getting the chance to explore Bikini Bottom with Spongebob and friends in LEGO form might be better than the taste of your first Krabby Patty.

5 Dragon Ball Z

Anime and LEGO is a combination the world hasn't really seen despite the reach both of them have across the globe. Dragon Ball Z has been a part of Western culture since its release in the '90s and has been a staple cartoon ever since.

If LEGO is finally going to enter the realm of anime with their games then Dragon Ball Z would be the ideal place to start. It has plenty of story arcs and filler content to facilitating a large open-world type game with tons of content for players to experience for hours on end.

4 Nicktoons

As popular as many of the Nicktoons were and have been, there are plenty of settings and worlds fans haven't been able to explore in a meaningful way. On top of this, many of the franchises that have had games haven't seen a new one in years.

A LEGO Nicktoons game would allow fans to explore the Hey Arnold! neighborhood, while also allowing fans to check back in with the Rugrats. Those two properties are merely scratching the surface of the potentiality of what a LEGO Nicktoons game could mean to lifelong fans of the famous cartoon lineup.

3 Pokémon

Unfortunately, Pokémon seems to have partnered with the Mega brand as both Mega Bloks and Mega Construx of everyone's favorite pocket monsters are available on store shelves across the globe. LEGO is probably not too happy that they lost out on the license to one of the Earth's biggest franchises, but that doesn't mean there isn't hope for the future.

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Pokémon is such a bankable license, that the moment it becomes available there's a serious chance LEGO could get the rights and in a few years time a LEGO Pokémon video game would make its way into everyone's hands.

2 Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender, often considered the best Western anime of all-time deserves to have the franchise treatment of Dragon Ball Z or Naruto. A LEGO game based on the show could introduce the universe to a whole new generation of kids and also provide another way for fans to experience the story once again.

It could also open the door to real-life LEGO sets of the Avatar crew, including everyone's favorite sky bison, Appa. With the Netflix live-action series around the corner, there won't be a better time to cash in on a LEGO video game for the property.

1 Pixar

Pixar is home to so many beloved properties and though LEGO has tackled the likes of The Incredibles, that doesn't mean a game including most of their hit movies couldn't be a part of a new game.

If Kingdom Hearts can get a hold of Pixar licenses, then there's no reason not to expect LEGO to come calling at one point or another. The real question is that if LEGO ever did have the chance would they make specific games for certain properties, or would they tie it all together somehow and put them all in the same game?

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