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    Disney are to release a new trailer for The Lone Ranger on Tuesday because, you know, we can't have too many trailers for big budget movies crammed into this next week.

    Ahead of that release, USA Today have done a piece on the film - or rather on Armie Hammer's mask. That'll do for a start, anyhow.

    Here's costume designer Penny Rose on that distinctive domino disguise:
    The original was felt. It was something you could buy at a joke shop. If you're going to reinvent a whole story, you've got to come up with something unusual and exciting. And above all it has to be cool. Armie has the white hat, that hair and those fabulous eyes. It seemed kind of weak to do it in anything other than leather.
    Er... fascinating?

    Perhaps more immediately engaging is Lego's first promo-image for their tie-in Lone Ranger sets. Look:



    Hey! That doesn't look like leather to me.

    The Lego sets' April release date is way ahead of the film's July 3rd opening so kids can be all played out before they even get a chance to see the movie. Seems early, but I guess this "brand" needs a bit more of a leg up than a lot of things Lego tie into - with the kids at least.

    Here are the upcoming SKUs from the range, according toBrickSet. You may consider these minor spoilers.
    • Cavalry Builder Set
    • Comanche Camp
    • Stagecoach Escape
    • Colby City Showdown
    • Silver Mine Shootout
    • Constitution Train Chase
    As a final bonus, here's a concept art illustration that was also lurking on the Lego servers.



    Now, Lego Lone Ranger video game please.

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    Interesting. I wonder if kids today know who the lone ranger is

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    Well, if you want to be pedantic (and hey, why not?) the original mask was made from the shirt of the Ranger's murdered brother....

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    Dunno if I care about this new Lone Ranger.

    Though I am excited to see western Lego sets.

    Damn. Now I realize I shoulda maybe bought some Prince of Persia ones for middle eastern sets. Of course that movie bombed and they were on sale everywhere. Maybe I can still find them in bargin bins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Xenos View Post
    Dunno if I care about this new Lone Ranger.

    Though I am excited to see western Lego sets.

    Damn. Now I realize I shoulda maybe bought some Prince of Persia ones for middle eastern sets. Of course that movie bombed and they were on sale everywhere. Maybe I can still find them in bargin bins.
    They probably threw the toys out. No one needs to remember that movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by bewareofgeek View Post
    Well, if you want to be pedantic (and hey, why not?) the original mask was made from the shirt of the Ranger's murdered brother....
    That's much more interesting than this "leather is cool" stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marveldcman View Post
    They probably threw the toys out. No one needs to remember that movie
    I didn't think the movie was that bad and I thought people overreacted to the "no real Persians in the movie" thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnelldo View Post
    I didn't think the movie was that bad and I thought people over reacted to the "no real Persians in the movie" thing.
    People tend to do that

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    So, Silver is only in the most expensive set, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendon Connelly View Post
    That's much more interesting than this "leather is cool" stuff.
    My memory is a bit faulty... it was actually Dan Reid's vest. But I was close.

    (Random trivia: Dan was also the Green Hornet's grandfather.)

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