This is speculation but Klaus-Dieter over on Eurobricks has reported that LEGO will be releasing sets tying in with the new Lone Ranger movie by Disney starring Armie Hammer and and Johnny Depp. LEGO fans have been waiting over a decade for a new Western themed set, which last came out in 2002, and now they might have the chance to get some in April of next year. Because the LEGO Lone Ranger will be themed sets, the minifigures will be fleshed colored instead of the normal yellowed colored minifigs. See below for the post by Klaus:
For the Western fans amongst us, I have good and bad news concerning next year:
The good news is that there finally will be a new Western theme which shall be out in April 2013. There will be one huge set, three medium sized sets and two small sets. Regrettably I don’t more since there were only empty boxes painted in the retailer’s catalogue.
The imo bad news is that it will be licensed – namely based on the new Walt Disney movie “Lones Rider”.
Also remember that mb_bricks achieved 10000 supporters for his Modular Western Town on LEGO CUUSOO which is currently under review. Hopefully these themes won’t be conflicting because both have the potential to be some great themes. Stay tuned for more details of the LEGO Lone Ranger theme.
Via Brick Fanatics