In a rather perplexing turn of events, rival building bricks company Mega Construx has now made it official that it will be launching its own version of the iconic Fender Stratocaster. In a recent tweet by the company, it has announced to the world that it has collaborated with Fender, and will be having a pre-sale from February 13-14 this weekend.
DROPPING SOON! #MEGACollabs has partnered with @Fender on a collectible that's built to rock! 🎸PRESALE takes place Feb 13-14; go behind-the-scenes with the team live at the Unboxed event, hosted EXCLUSIVELY on @NTWRKLIVE. 🤘#Fender
Limited quantities available ⌛ pic.twitter.com/d3mg4ode1i
— Mega Construx (@MegaConstrux) February 9, 2021
I really don’t know if there will be any IP-related issues or conflicts that might arise from this one, considering that LEGO has now made it official that it will also release its LEGO Ideas Legendary Stratocaster. But from the looks of it, Mega Construx has the advantage of an early release considering that they’ve already announced their pre-order offers. Mega also opted to give a sort of teaser image of what we can expect from this set, which is quite impressive actually. The scale and other fine details of this set and how the Stratocaster’s curves have been emphasized are spot-on.
Though Mega Construx has plenty of third-party licensed IP sets under its belt such as its line of buildable Pokemon, Call of Duty, and Halo sets, I am still looking forward to seeing LEGO’s own version of a brick-built Stratocaster. Not really sure about the legalities of it all but it begs the question, is it really possible to have two brick-built versions of the same branded musical instrument offered by two rival companies? If that is the case, then will it be possible to see a line of LEGO Nintendo Pokemon sets in the future? It’s enticing to reflect on this question considering that we have seen that a LEGO-Nintendo collab is entirely possible with the introduction of its LEGO Super Mario sets. And now that LEGO and Mega Construx has somewhat agreed to offer their own version of the Fender Stratocaster, then it might be possible in the future that they may agree on the release of other similar titles or IPs. Well, we can only speculate at this point.
The LEGO Ideas Legendary Stratocaster is one of the seven (7) approved product ideas that the LEGO Ideas Team is currently working on. These include soon-to-be-revealed sets such as Seinfeld 30th Anniversary, The Earth Globe, Home Alone – McCallister’s House, Typewriter, Winnie the Pooh, and the recently announced Sonic Mania: Green Hill Zone, and Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night.
Special thanks to Stone Wars for the tip.