Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:57 PM
I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
From: "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats
Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:06 PM
The old one looks much too small isn't very detailed and not manacing at all. The new one is kind of too cartoonish for me.
What I would really like would be a realistic looking shark that stil has the intimidating lenght of 4-5m in minifig scale.
I don't really care if it can fit an entire minifig; since they're quite fat compared to humans it probably would screw up prpotions again.
I do know this is just a wish that is unlikely to become reality, but you asked for our thoughts, so here's mine
"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire
Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:20 AM
Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:29 AM
I don't see either as being too cartoony, either, considering they share the stage with the inherently cartoony human minifigures. As long as as many LEGO creations (including most of the ones that would use these sharks) are going to be centered around minifigs anyway, I think quibbles over insufficient realism are kind of silly.
For those who do find the new one too cartoony, though, perhaps they could go with a different print for the eyes. The mold wouldn't have to be changed at all. They change prints on human figures all the time, and other animals have also been presented with different prints / patterns (parrots, cows, cats); why not sharks, too?
Of course, the new shark appeared first in the Agents line, not the Pirates one, and it may be that the old shark was deemed not quite right for the scene depicted in Speedboat Rescue (since the sharks are more the focus of that scenario than most of the other scenarios in LEGO sets featuring sharks). Moreover, that Agents set includes not one but two of the new shark, and Brickbeard's Bounty has one more, making a total of three instances of the shark across the two sets (so far). And BB is still available, too.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:11 PM
However, I actually voted for a mixture of the two: more specifically, a less expressive and more "fishy"-looking eye printed on the new shark. This, in my opinion, would make for the ideal minifigure-scale shark, and an unquestionably superior alternative to the original design. I don't have any problem with the current printing of the new shark (seriously, people, LEGO is supposed to be cartoony-- why else do you have humans with yellow faces consisting of two dots and a smile?), but a new print with a more "fishy" look would be the best of both worlds.
I don't tend to buy Pirates sets anyway, but I'm really voting what I feel LEGO should work towards in any theme where sharks are necessary.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:28 PM
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