2013: what we know
- Ninjago: 2013 is believed to be the last year of the theme and from the listing of next year's sets it appears that there will be no more spinners.
- Legends Of Chima: From the picture of the DK book cover and the eBay listing, this appears to be based around some sort of half-human half-animal minifig hybrids (minifig body, animal head) and includes normal sets as well as some with a gaming element. The latter are presumably replacing the Ninjago spinners.
- City: Rather disappointingly, the sets in the list for 2013 are all fire and police. Didn't we just have new fire and police sets this year?
- Friends: It sounds as if the girls are branching out into sports and other pursuits. There appears to be some form of collectable bag series, which feature animals and their 'house'. It's possible that this what the sets 41017-41022 are, which were not listed at Werst.
- Star Wars: I think we know all about the first wave of sets, and we've discussed them before.
Now onto the rumours...
There's no word of other licensed themes, but I suspect we will see more Lord Of The Rings/Hobbit sets, although possibly not during the first part of the year.
There will be new Super Heroes to tie in with whatever movies are being released (there's another Iron Man due, amongst others, isn't there?)
There are also rumours of sets to tie in with the Disney Lone Ranger movie, which is set in the 'wild-west'. Given the history of tie-ins with less than spectacular Disney movies (e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Prince of Persia) I can believe this.
And, I almost forgot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, heaven help us!
What else? Polar Explorer and Space Galaxy are also theme names that have been mentioned in rumours. I guess we'll have to wait and see on those...