As mentioned before, it was a good run they had. Though it does suck that they canned the project, contrary to past projects such as Lego Star Wars and what-not. Though what you said is very true for almost everything: You really can't have all the good things in life for most of your life. However, I'd suppose that a positive outlook of the situation is something that can be done. The team has done it, at least in their official breaking of the news, by expressing the possibilities opened up due to the project, despite its cancellation.
I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. This was inevitable, really. It would have been awesome, but Lego really doesn't need a lawsuit.... And they probably would have gotten one. You can't blame Hasbro for it neither, knowing how American copyright laws work.
There would have been no lawsuit, they would have asked Hasbro obviously, but I guess they figured Hasbro either wouldn't allow it or that they didn't want to cuz they didn't want to partner up with a competitor.
No, they would obviously have to ask Hasbro, there's no way they'd be stupid enough not to. They're a huge legit company, they would know they'd have to ask, I don't know why some people don't realize that.
Really, it's a shame, but I'm sure they had their reasons that probably go way over my head in terms of legal stuff. We can only hope someone took a hint about the idea and we might get to see some pony LEGOs in the future.
Instead of, “Oh wow, it’s really popular, we should totally look into this!” it was more likely This is getting way too popular. Instead of trying to work out licensing issues with Hasbro, it’d just be easier to do something else, not to mention we’d get all the profits.”
Oh, it’s some game they have and bats attack you in the game, continuing the stereotype against bats. In reality they’re what keep our agricultural sector so prosperous and unfortuanately, for the last year or so, millions have died from what’s called White Nose Syndrome.