|Ah, Shaun. I think you've got some red on you.|
That being said, Simon Pegg is 'this' close to 'making it happen.'. It's still not a done deal, because, apparently, Lego will only consider a project if it can garner 10,000 supporters (seems kinda arbitrary to me, but I guess someone had to pick a number from somewhere).
Pegg was determined to make it a reality, and using Twitter, he pushed the "Winchester Project" (cloaked in the same secrecy as the Manhattan Project) -- to its goal! The designs and concepts have been submitted to Lego, who now have to consider the many factors that make Lego... well... "Lego"-- in this world. They will consider: what does this say about Lego? And, to be honest, will it make money?
They're not Batman or Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it's an idea I absolutely love. (I'm not going to be popular with the statement I'm about to write...) but I probably wouldn't go out and buy them. They'd be a fun conversation piece at my next party. Once. That being said, if Lego goes ahead with Shaun of the Dead figures, it will be a bold and progressive step, and I will salute them (and eat crow).
They look cool (see below) and Simon has really been pushing hard but... Simon, I love you man (and everything I've seen you in), but I think it ain't gonna happen. Or shouldn't.
And, of course, I welcome opposing points of view.