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#8001 CupIsHalfEmpty

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

I know that Toys R Us and Barnes and Noble ship Worldwide, so it may be worth your time to check out those two sites.

#8002 Darth Caedus

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Can someone repost the image of the Dwarf lineup with all their minifigure incarnations? I can't find it.
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#8003 Emperor

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

View PostDarth Caedus, on 06 December 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

Can someone repost the image of the Dwarf lineup with all their minifigure incarnations? I can't find it.
Here you go:

http://www.eurobrick...0#entry1405703
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#8004 Darth Caedus

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

View PostEmperor, on 06 December 2012 - 07:48 PM, said:

Here you go:

http://www.eurobrick...0#entry1405703
(click on the picture to see the larger version)

Thanks fella, appreciate it (needed the pic for my professor, who is teaching a class on Tolkien this january. Liberal arts...does it get any better?)
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

View PostDarth Lurtz, on 04 December 2012 - 12:26 AM, said:

Is any one thinking about getting 31004 Fierce Flyer to represent a Great Eagle?

That eagle looks decent and is probably the right scale, but personally I would much rather have a molded eagle.  I think brick built creatures work well enough for the really big monsters like Balrog, Smaug, and Shelob, but I like the smaller(ish) creatures to be solid molds like the wargs and cave trolls and such.  If the Fel Beast and Mumalkil are molds surely the eagles will be too.


View PostFives, on 04 December 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:

Also, six new clips have been released!

http://geektyrant.co...u-to-watch.html

Darn, they are copyrighted here in the U.S. so we can;t view them :sad:


View PostArcher, on 05 December 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

Does anyone else feel we may have benifitted from one additional set at the lower end of the price range?

Definitely.  Over half of this wave is in the $40-80 range with only one set over $100, and one under at $9.99 (not including polybags).  A 15, 20, or 25 dollar set would of definitely been nice instead of so many in the middle range.  I would of killed for a 15-20 dollar army builder that included two common nameless orcs and a common warg.  All well, at least we got the excellent Mirkwood Elf Guard Polybag for army building.


View PostSigolf Brimabane, on 06 December 2012 - 12:36 AM, said:

Oh, thanks :0 But it seems the Euro-countries have cheaper too... Maybe it's got something to do with those currencies. But then I don't need to feel ripped-off when buying lego, though it is difficult while studying to afford it... But then again, I get 2,800 SEK in "study contribution" (don't know if that's correct, but in Sweden, we get money when we study) every month, and it's free to go to the university so I can't complain.

Unless you are talking about something else.. that is insane.  I would gladly pay double or triple the price for Lego if college here in the states was free (and we got paid to "study").  Right now the average private college tuition is just under $30,000 a year with public college coming in around 8,500 on average.  That would be a lot of free money to buy Lego....

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Heh, 30k a year, that's a nice dream. 55 grand per year, but I'm still buying Lego...but little else.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

In the movie, the eagles are about the same size as the Fell Beast, so if one is molded the other will be too. At that large of scale, it's tough to say, but I would assume they are molded since the dragons were molded in the earlier fantasy line. But I still like the looks of that creator Eagle set.

I second the idea of more lower end sets to round out the collection instead of mid/high priced sets. It isn't that it is tough to complete, just you can't complete all at once and not having a $20 set seems weird. Almost all waves have something around there. It seems like a good price point for gifts.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

View PostDarth Caedus, on 06 December 2012 - 10:19 PM, said:

Heh, 30k a year, that's a nice dream. 55 grand per year, but I'm still buying Lego...but little else.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Just built Bag End, was irritated with the window design, couldn't figure it out at first. I like the design, can't wAit for Arkham.

Also got the barrle, spider and riddles sets.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

View PostDeathleech, on 06 December 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

That eagle looks decent and is probably the right scale, but personally I would much rather have a molded eagle.  I think brick built creatures work well enough for the really big monsters like Balrog, Smaug, and Shelob, but I like the smaller(ish) creatures to be solid molds like the wargs and cave trolls and such.  If the Fel Beast and Mumalkil are molds surely the eagles will be too.

Do you think we can expect a Fell Beast to be released? I keep looking at the Dragon from 7048 Troll Warship, and thinking 'if you were only in black...'

If LEGO still has useable molds for the pieces, you think it'd be an easy enough character to manufacture - I imagine even those castle fans who aren't necessarily fans of Middle Earth would be enticed. (Of course maybe I'm the only one who really misses the Fantasy Dragon enough to fantasize...)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

View PostCrownie, on 07 December 2012 - 12:29 AM, said:

I keep looking at the Dragon from 7048 Troll Warship, and thinking 'if you were only in black...'
Like the one from 7094 King's Castle Siege?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

View PostArtanis I, on 07 December 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

Like the one from 7094 King's Castle Siege?

Very much so, except I kinda thought the added headgear on the green one would go very well with some chains, buckles, ect. and a saddle for the Witch King. (It looked good in my head, anyway...)

#8013 Deimos321

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:25 AM

Does anyone know how much Mirkwood spiders is in NZ?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

View PostDeimos321, on 07 December 2012 - 06:25 AM, said:

Does anyone know how much Mirkwood spiders is in NZ?

Is it wrong that my first thought was "why on earth would someone want to import more giant spiders into NZ?"... or is that just Australia that has the big hairy poisonous spider issues?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

View PostDeimos321, on 07 December 2012 - 06:25 AM, said:

Does anyone know how much Mirkwood spiders is in NZ?
hey mate, goo dto see more kiwis here!
$50 for mirkwood. where in NZ are you? Im a wellingtonian

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

View PostDeathleech, on 06 December 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

Unless you are talking about something else.. that is insane.  I would gladly pay double or triple the price for Lego if college here in the states was free (and we got paid to "study").  Right now the average private college tuition is just under $30,000 a year with public college coming in around 8,500 on average.  That would be a lot of free money to buy Lego....

Well, I have the privilege of living at home while I study, so I don't have to take a student loan. But even so, the going to university is free. And there is a thing called CSN (Centrala Studienämnden = Central Studies something...) from which people who study  get money xD Though you have to apply for it, and if you don't pass the exams and so, they won't give you more money. It's to help us with buying bus tickets and school books. My 2,800 SEK a month is 420 USD :) But bus tickets for a month is 670 SEK and the books for the new courses can be expensive too. But it's a nice contribution to my small wallet

EDIT: While writing this I forgot that I was gonna write this:

Bought Helm's Deep yesterday. Was gonna save it for the Yule Eve but it was impossible to keep our (I and my brother) hands off it, so we assembled the set and it must be the best LEGO set we've ever bought. It's really nice that you get TWO cloaks for Haldir! :D Now we would need a good way to get an Urûk-Hai army to go with the set. We only have the ones from the set and those from the set with Éomer which in Swedish is called "Uruk-Hais Armé" (The Army of the Uruk-Hai)...
And like so many others we put the wall-piece from the Éomer set between the gate-piece and the exploding wall piece

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Shouldn't The Lord Of The Rings be moved to licensed themes?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

View PostCaptainBermuda, on 07 December 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Shouldn't The Lord Of The Rings be moved to licensed themes?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

View PostCaptainBermuda, on 07 December 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Shouldn't The Lord Of The Rings be moved to licensed themes?

We will be keeping LotR and Lone Ranger if it ever comes up, much like Pirates kept PotC.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

This is a pinned 2013 post for The Lone Ranger 2013 under Licensed already.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

View PostLegonardo, on 07 December 2012 - 08:48 AM, said:

hey mate, goo dto see more kiwis here!
$50 for mirkwood. where in NZ are you? Im a wellingtonian
I'm in Auckland! Good to see another kiwi too!

Thanks for the information!

View PostFaefrost, on 07 December 2012 - 06:40 AM, said:

Is it wrong that my first thought was "why on earth would someone want to import more giant spiders into NZ?"... or is that just Australia that has the big hairy poisonous spider issues?
No not really...... We have massive ones here too. Take yesterday. Just walked into the garage and one dropped onto my face. NO JOKE! IT WAS MASSIVE!!!!!!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

View PostCrownie, on 07 December 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

Very much so, except I kinda thought the added headgear on the green one would go very well with some chains, buckles, ect. and a saddle for the Witch King. (It looked good in my head, anyway...)

I think the Fantasy Era Dragons are a little small for the Fel Beasts? Something more along the lines of the smaller Ninjago Dragon's is probably getting closer to where they should be. (Granted Lego does often reduce scales for play purposes and just making it all fit)
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostDeathleech, on 06 December 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

Darn, they are copyrighted here in the U.S. so we can;t view them :sad:

Try Youtube - I've seen a couple of them there as of last night. Though they'll probably get pulled soon. Or a basic Google search found me another site that has them.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

I was literally about to ask if anyone had a pic of all the dwarves together. They look nice.

Nori's hair really should have been brown.

Edited by Archer, 08 December 2012 - 07:43 PM.





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