Creatorman

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  1. Character Creature Building System. The ball and joint system introduced in 2011 with Hero Factory 2.0. The whole system is pretty much built on a bone and cladding system that uses a ball and socket. You can also add on to the cladding using the bar and clip system, and there is some Technic compatibility.
  2. New blaster function perhaps? Seriously though, this looks like a really cool set. I really like the shaping of it, hopefully, we get more sets looking this cool.
  3. With TLG growing faster than most toy companies, a smash hit movie, extremely popular themes like NINJAGO and LEGENDS OF CHIMA, more licencing partners like Viacom, Warner Brothers, Disney, Cartoon Network, and Mojang, and an expansion into digital play, the future seems bright for LEGO. Because of this I was thinking about how LEGO would change in the future. In the future, I see more digital play as part of the LEGO play experience, with augmented reality, and games like the HERO FACTORY games. I also see more themes like NINJAGO, with more of a media push. On the sets side of things, I see more pieces, and more of a focus on minifigs. What do you think? How do you see LEGO in the future? A year from now? 5 years? 10?
  4. The quality at my home store is amazing. The staff know me by appearance, so when I go there I usually have one of the staff members saying hi. They also can carry out pretty knowledgeable conversations about the products, that and the fact that they put up with my incessant questioning. One of the associates today actually demoed a product for me, he showed me the little jumpers from the HERO FACTORY sets, and also showed me the mini-robots, another store associate showed me the Mixels after we had a conversation about them, he pulled one out of the case and demoed it for me. I really can't describe how much they have done for me though, every single associate, seems to care genuinely about their customers and product.
  5. True, but this special abandons the story arc that started in "Breakout". The fact that it is also made by Ghost rather than Tinseltown Toons hints extremely towards it being a filler, there was also no connection with the other story arcs, BA and Breakout had continuity with the rest of the universe, but if you have been following the story, you will realize that there is no continuity with the other episodes. Either way though, the sets are pretty cool though.
  6. Somehow, I have a feeling that this year's line is a "filler" line. Look at it, we are moved away from our story arc right now to something totally different, we have a different scale, and the newest episode is only a 22 minute long mini movie. I have a feeling that the designers at LEGO have something super awesome in store for us, they just need extra time to develop their ideas.
  7. Sorry to post on a topic that has been dead awhile, but I found this: http://3dprint.com/1383/lego-awarded-3d-printing-patents-may-allow-users-to-print-own-bricks/ What do you guys think?
  8. Let's remember guys, Mattel was extremely close to buying LEGO during the 2003-2004 era due to the faltering sales. Now that LEGO's success with Ninjago, Legends of Chima, Star Wars, Superheroes, Friends and the movie, Mattel probably wants to find a way to compete, especially since sales in all any toys other than construction toys are faltering, Mattel is probably trying to find a way to survive, and with MB's popularity with their video game licenses like HALO, it seems as if Mattel is trying to invest in long term survival with these lines, only time will tell what Mattel will do with these licences and how well their lines will perform.
  9. I'm taking an engineering class right now, and we also have one, a Makerbot, and while cool, I agree, the objects replicated are not the best quality, the plastics are brittle, and feel cheap, but, 3D printing is a rapidly changing industry, NASA did an experiment with it to make food, and stem cells. So of all things, LEGO seems like child's play. Somehow that sounds like one of the applications of this in the future, something like CuuSoo, but for customizers. I honestly think that it would change the way customs are made. The only real problem is the fact that it might compete with customizers like Brickarms and Arealight. Also, designing would need a program like solidworks to check tolerances for quality control. But, it would be a great way to click with hobbyists.
  10. We all know LEGO prototypes with 3D printing, but when I was surfing the web when I found this. Now, to be honest, I get why LEGO doesn't want to distribute through 3D printing yet, but as an evolving technology, could you see this taking the place of buying from a store? How would this affect LEGO and the consumer? Would this hinder LEGO? I, for one, can see this being used to help improve the replacement parts service. Imagine trying to get a retired piece, for a certain set now. Without printing, you may have to buy from the secondary market, but if LEGO had 3D printing, we could get replacement parts printed from a computer file. Granted, it is not 3D printing is not perfect at the moment, but I am sure that by 10 years, it's quality may rival molded plastics. What do you is your guys' opinion and why?
  11. I actually think that LEGO could probably do it decently now with the small ball joints. Those joints could probably have enough range for a transformation. I honestly think that both LEGO and Hasbro missed the spot here though. Buildable Transformers would have been very cool.
  12. I talked to a LEGO store employee yesterday, according to what they said, the sets should be arriving soon. So we may be seeing them earlier than expected. I am super excited for these sets, the characters seem fun and goofy, the small ball joints will help with building certain things, and creature building especially will be easier.
  13. Hi guys, for a while I was wondering how to get into MOCing, and looking at this website definitely helped to get me motivated. So my question to you guys is, how do you get started with MOCing, the creative process, collecting parts and sorting them? And thanks in advance.
  14. WOW, that is an awesome MOC. I really can't imagine how long it must have taken to build a ship as large as that.
  15. Well yeah, but he was the most featured character in '03, until everything went Metru.