horizon, on 19 October 2012 - 07:17 AM, said:
I am not sure, to small pictures.
I wonder how Lego will market this. You know, Ninjago had four ninja's for kids to identify with, LoC seems missing such ' lead ' characters.
Well, Ninjago made it abundantly clear who its lead characters are since they were so distinctive and color-coded, but I have no doubt Chima will have main characters of some fashion. It just might not be immediately apparent in terms of the set designs.
Etzel, on 19 October 2012 - 02:03 PM, said:
I like that the new wing piece will be available in so many sets, that means it will be easy to get through Bricklink (because I can't see myself getting any of these sets). I'm amazed by the number of sets this theme is getting, 17! Hopefully this will not impact negatively on other themes.
Ninjago had 14 sets its first wave (and its first 2012 wave), as did Friends. Plus, this is presumably the first theme that will tie into a full TV series shortly after its initial release, so it's understandable that they'd anticipate a lot of demand. Of course, I'm not sure how the generally higher price points of several of these sets might affect things. I believe the Speedorz may be priced higher than Ninjago spinners or booster packs.
Let's also consider that unless I'm mistaken, we don't know for sure that all of these are sets from the January wave. Almost certainly all from the first half of the year, but that could mean first-quarter (January) or second-quarter (April) releases.
EDIT: Yep, at least four of the Speedorz sets (70104, 70105, 70106, and 70115) are listed as March releases. With that in mind, if we don't count store exclusives, there are actually FEWER sets in the January wave than in the January 2011 wave of Ninjago or the January 2012 waves of Ninjago and Friends.
Krulis, on 19 October 2012 - 03:06 PM, said:
Thanks so much for the pics! The sets all still look phenomenal. Although I'm a bit disappointed that only the Speedorz sets have any non-vehicle-based structures, and those are limited to some arches, nests, and shrine-type pedestal things.
Algernon, on 19 October 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:
Probably my least favorite set here. It's just so... skeletal. Reminds me unpleasantly of Exo-Force. Also, crocs with ray guns? Goodness.
It reminds me of Exo-Force as well, but not in a bad way. I do hope that the treads stay in place better than on the Mobile Defense Tank, though.
The only possible reason I would pick this up is for the fantastic olive-green parts. Otherwise, I'm unimpressed. It looks like a squashed alligator. However, I wish we could get a better look at the figs; they look to have potential.
This one is another great set IMO. No, it's not tremendously intimidating, but I like the structure (dinghies on the claws? Yes please!) and I'm sure it will look much better when floating.
I'm surprised not to see more of the Speedorz parts in the model sets. But I don't mind those sets' designs. Four different animal head shells with a decent number of attachment points, and the vehicle bodies don't seem too obtrusive or limited in their use (though I'm mostly just guessing from what little I can see of them). I don't think they impress me as much as the Ninjago spinners, which had a certain simplicity to their design that I greatly appreciated, but I'm beginning to understand why kids are expected to be interested in them.
Edited by Aanchir, 19 October 2012 - 07:51 PM.