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  • Was this director minifigure ever actually called Steven Spielberg? If so, can someone provide a source please? NightblazeSaber 06:59, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
No, he never was. LEGO couldn't legally do that anyways. Ajraddatz "Kirk to Enterprise" 12,672 Edits Wiki Markup Wiki 13:31, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Should this page be deleted then? -Nerfblasterpro: It's Nerf, or Nothing!Maverick 16:54, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
Page has now been moved back to "Director" NightblazeSaber 22:41, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks! -Nerfblasterpro: It's Nerf, or Nothing!Maverick 15:31, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Spielberg did agree to his name being licensed and used for the first set (1349 LEGO Studios Steven Spielberg MovieMaker Set), which was also why that set had a Jurassic Park 2 theme. Indeed promotional articles in the press (but not Lego's actual manual or anything) noted that the director was an intentional caricature, so there was no legal issue. So I think it's worth noting the caricature, but not stating it as an official name. I'm reworking the page accordingly (and adding the only image right now, from User:Bestlego's page, but if anybody wants a direct quote from an article as proof (I think the resemblance and stating the Spielberg connection to the MovieMaker set is sufficient), let me know. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 23:31, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
Could you please give a link? -Nerfblasterpro: I PRESS SMASH BUTTON!Maverick 23:48, February 8, 2010 (UTC)
One example is cited in the article, but I can't link directly (it's via Lexis-Nexis database), and there was another review that noted the caricature. If you want the pertinent passage beyond the citation itself, I can add that in later, but I'll have to go back in and search then cut and paste, so it will take awhile (I was only asked for a source in the edit summary, so I took that to mean a verifiable citation and not a quote). Again, note that the statement doesn't claim it's his name (indeed, I found that Peeron.com has the manual scanned, which while it does present the director figure in a way that he seems to function as Spielberg's avatar/stand-in, confusing some reviewers into thinking Spielberg wrote the whole booklet and not just the one-page intro/endorsement, the minifigure character clearly refers to himself twice as "the director.") -- Andrew Leal (talk) 01:13, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

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