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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. 13:31, October 1, 2009 (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)
- 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)