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Angry Birds Lego official Lego sets coming next year

Angry Birds is getting its own line of Lego kits, Rovio announced today.

The construction toy line will be developed with by the Lego Group with plans to release the toys timed to the spring 2016 release of feature-length Angry Birds movie.

"We are excited to bring Angry Birds to life in Lego form, given the popularity of the game and its characters with fans of all ages, which will only be amplified by the forthcoming film," said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. "We seek partnership with globally relevant properties that offer a unique and rewarding play experience to our fans, and our designers are having fun developing building sets that leverage the engaging play and deconstruction found in the Angry Birds game."

The toys seem to be the latest attempt by Angry Birds maker Rovio to reignite the once insatiable hunger the world had for the iOS game and its slew of spin-offs and merchandising.

In March, Rovio Entertainment announced that its total consolidated full-year revenue for 2014 was down by nine percent compared to the previous year. While the company's games and media business saw growth, Rovio's licensing and consumer products saw a drop.

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