When Disney released Toy Story 3 back in 2010, it seemed like the fitting end of a film series in line with its themes: a teenager who once owned his beloved toys has grown past his need of them, but gets to entrust his treasures to another owner who will look after them in the future. Then again, it’s Disney; they’d prefer that none of their franchises remain stagnant too long. So we have word that LEGO Toy Story 4 sets are coming in next year, slated to arrive ahead of the Disney sequel’s planned release.
It should be recalled that LEGO did much the same before the 2010 premiere of Toy Story 3, when it unloaded 15 sets and polybags based on places and events that took place over the entire film trilogy. Chances are, they’ll do the same for the upcoming 4th film, with a new collection of LEGO Toy Story 4 sets. The latest LEGO tie-ins for a Disney-Pixar animated film were the LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets, which were released this June.
That said, this bit of news that came by way of Brick Fanatics remains, at this point, a rumor until The LEGO Group releases official information to confirm or debunk it. Toy Story 4 will premiere June 19, 2019 and will focus on a love story between Sheriff Woody and Bo Peep, who was conspicuously absent in Toy Story 3.