Delta 38

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  1. It was on the back of the latest Lego Club magazine (Australia). That must be the purple dragon everyone's talking about. The blue ship thing to the right of it looks interesting.
  2. Hmm...
  3. Hmm. The Saleucami set is essentially a battle pack. I did expect a little more but oh well, I guess that fills up the usual bad guy slot. I know the pictures are preliminary, but it looks like the BARC Trooper reuses the Phase II helmet instead of getting a new mould. Clever.
  4. Thanks for the info. Four battle packs is great news, but the lack of a Droid battle pack is a bit strange. Too bad about the planet sets though, the planets and little models were pretty cool. I suppose there are only so many planets you can use anyway...
  5. With Man of Steel though, the film is one version of Superman's story, rather than an adaption like The Hobbit. I personally feel the former is justified, the latter, less so. I'm still annoyed about Azog's claw, particularly as it can't hold anything and it's purely cosmetic. It wouldn't annoy me quite as much if it was in proportion. Here's what I think Azog should look like:
  6. Hmm. The Lake-Town set looks nice, if perhaps a little unfinished. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to get multiples and expand it. It's too bad the colours on the render are darker than the actual thing though. The dark brown looked great.
  7. Hmm, the rear section looks more accurate and it seems more angular. The top cannon/gun looks strange though, it looks like there's a flick-fire thing where the cannon should be. I like it, personally. I missed out on the first one, so it's nice to see a remake of this considering the AT-AP is probably one of the more obscure vehicles from the films.
  8. Oh wow, this would be really cool to have because I live so close to the actual thing. But alas, the price will probably be stopping me.
  9. Orthanc is the main representation of evil in the first and second films, and it's a tower, which I imagine would be easier to design in a larger scale. I can't realistically see anything being close to that scale, not even Minas Tirith. Though I can imagine two or three buildings in a D2C set like Diagon Alley, and few things could work for that (Edoras, Rivendell). Lothlórien could perhaps work as a Goblin-town-sized set, but I doubt it'd be any larger than that. I just thought of something, the domed structure the White Council meets in might make for a nice set. Maybe that could be a possibility.
  10. The set is specifically called The Council of Elrond. It's depicting that scene only, not Rivendell as a whole. And considering the background in that scene is pretty much just a circle of chairs, there's only so much you can do with it anyway. Yes, it's been downscaled quite a bit and I originally didn't like that, but I suspect a bigger version would be repetitive. Of course, it could have been part of a larger Rivendell set, but again, it's just that scene the set's focusing on. The Ewok Village surprised me because we're so used to seeing vehicles and bases in Star Wars. The Village is more... "civilian", even though there is a fight that takes place there. Lothlórien isn't too unreasonable, I don't think it's any less iconic. The real limitation is what can actually be in the set.
  11. Wow, that's great! Lots of nice detail there. Leia looks a bit odd to me though, the fabric skirt is weird.
  12. Hmm, looks like a nice solid ship. Nice figures too, although I would've preferred a Republic Trooper in place of the Sith one. Even if they're based on specific characters, it's interesting that a large licensed set like this doesn't feature named figures on the front of the box. I can't recall the last time I saw that in recent history.
  13. Well, I really doubt we're ever going to see anything even near the scale of Orthanc. Orthanc is a tower, firstly, and the height of the set was probably prioritised over the structure (which is why we only get half of it, though you could say we would've gotten half anyway). Orthanc also has an interior which works rather well, I'm not sure what Minas Tirith has besides Denethor's hall. More importantly, where would the interior be? Probably not in the walls, so that's at least half of the set just being there for decoration. I think the idea posted on Cuusoo is quite nice. Multiple layers of walls is about all I can think of doing at the moment, I can't see Minas Tirith realistically happening any other way.
  14. If you're a completionist and like displaying minifigs, getting multiples of named characters might not actually be that bad a thing. I personally disliked multiple figures until I realised I could use the spares as variants. For example, I own two Aragorn figures. The first is normal with the neutral expression, and the second has the angry expression with a torch (i.e. to represent Aragorn in the Weathertop scene). And with the third Aragorn that I'll get from the Corsair ship, I'm planning to give him a bow, as he had one briefly in Moria. And of course, if you like customising minifigs, you can always do that too. It's only when we miss out on other characters that multiples really become a problem. As for the army-building argument, while it's a shame that we haven't got an affordable battle pack type set yet, I think this line as a whole is aimed more at collectors. We've seen the entire lineup of the Fellowship and the Company, both in their respective waves, and the sets have obviously been designed to include all the figures. The second wave for The Lord of the Rings is smaller, but that's likely because of Orthanc. So all three waves thus far have been restricted to make room for the characters or Orthanc, and theoretically, that means that they could go crazy in any future waves. Many of us seem to have rather high expectations, but we don't actually know how long this license will go for, nor do we know what's ahead. I don't think we can judge it just yet.
  15. Yeah, it's a shame. The actual parts just barely miss out, but there is a way to make the hair fit by not pushing down the head fully so there's a small gap. The only downside is that the mouth is visible if your face is printed slightly higher, but at least it's a purist solution to modifying the piece.