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#501 DraikNova

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

YESSSSS! That mosquito one is just perfection incarnate. Those compound eyes, those segmented trans lime wings, that head shaping, that scale look, yes yes YES!

And that red one is very awesome too. Since it doesn't look anything like a mantis, I'm guessing it's the scorpion (of which, until it was mentioned a few posts ago, I had never heard. Is there a scorpion vehicle too?). Again, it has that loose scale-pattern. Moreover, it's head has such a unique look that I can't do anything but like it.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

There sure are a lot of new head molds this year. TLG is definitely trying to up their game with 2013 themes.

With that said, I guess I'm not into Space enough to want any of these. I will wait to see the actual sets. The figures do look nice with some nice head shapes and printing, but I don't know if I would be able to use them for much in my collection.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 14 November 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

YESSSSS! That mosquito one is just perfection incarnate. Those compound eyes, those segmented trans lime wings, that head shaping, that scale look, yes yes YES!

And that red one is very awesome too. Since it doesn't look anything like a mantis, I'm guessing it's the scorpion (of which, until it was mentioned a few posts ago, I had never heard. Is there a scorpion vehicle too?). Again, it has that loose scale-pattern. Moreover, it's head has such a unique look that I can't do anything but like it.

I don't think it's the scorpion anymore because of this:

View Postvynsane, on 03 November 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Okay, I've found all five descriptions. Did a Google search for "site:amazon.de LEGO 7070x". Obviously, the translations aren't great, since it's just the Google Translator...

70700 Space Swarmer (translation from German: Space Beetles)
The evil alien beetle-like insect buzzing in his space-beetle in the Galaxy! Do not let that captures the robot the Galaxy squad with the mouth parts of the beetle! Help him to escape with his jetpack out of the reach of the sound cannon of the insect! Get yourself to safety, take the space bug to target and turn it off with your blaster! Includes 2 minifigures with weapons: beetle insect-like alien and robot Ages 7 and up.

70701 Swarm Interceptor (translation form German: defensive jet)
A dangerous alien races mosquito zoom on its space plane! Holding that creepy critter on together with the leader of the blue team, Solomon Blaze, and the divisible defense-Jet! If the fight goes out of control, the Abwehrjet the Galaxy squad are divided into 2 machines: an agile flier with removable missiles and a powerful gun turret with camouflaged missiles! Against the divisible Abwehrjet with Solomon Blaze in the cockpit, the alien insects have no chance! Includes 2 minifigures and appropriate weapon: Solomon Blaze and alien mosquito. Ages 7 and up.

70702 Warp Stinger (translation from German: mosquito)
Holding the insect alien on board the Space furchterrregenden mosquitoes! He used the surplus function of the space mosquitoes to attack the heroes of the Galaxy squad. Make the Alien with the leader of the red team, Billy and his Speeder Starbeam harmless! Beware of sticky cocoon-case of space Mosquitoes beware! Exhort from the detachable blaster and try using the robot to free the galaxy from these oversized pests! The space, with its cocoon mosquito trap, the moving wings, the removable bullets and the shooter feature a very dangerous opponent. Includes 3 minifigures and appropriate weapon: Billy Starbeam, robot henchman with Jetpack and alien mosquito with wings. Ages 8 and up.

70703 Space Mantis
The Space Mantis has taken with her nimble grasshopper legs tracking the Galaxy squad teams. Holding onto the space of the Mantis aliens before Solomon Blaze and his blue robots get into his mouth sting! Parts of the vehicle Galaxy squad in an armored car and an agile flier on! Beware of the launcher and the sticky cocoon of space Mantis care! Includes 3 minifigures: Solomon Blaze, blue robot henchman and exclusive red insect Alien From 7 years.

70704 Vermin Vaporizer (translation from German: robot special buggy)
Space Scorpion hastetmit its cocoon behind the green hero of Galaxy Squad! Set to Help the leader of the Green Team, Chuck Stone Breaker and his green robot here, the critter with the ScRobo special laboratory incapacitated! Bring the alien invader in trouble by you split the robot specialized laboratory in a powerful robot and an armored lab! Translate Chuck Stonebreaker in the cockpit of the robot and fire powerful missiles and rockets into the double-Alien! In a special laboratory, you can then examine the alien insect. Includes 3 minifigures: Chuck Stone Breaker, Green Robot and alien insect Í all with matching weapons. Ages 8 and up.

70705 Bug Obliterator (translation from German: Command Shuttle)
Dangerous space dragonfly tries to capture the heroes of the Orange Galaxy squad in a cocoon prison. Fly with the command shuttle and the heroes of the Orange team, Jack and Ashlee StarStrider Fireblade! The vehicle can be a button in a rugged utility vehicle and split a manoeuvrable space ship that brings the insects from the top in distress! Exhort from the camouflaged missiles and laser cannons to repel these alien creatures! Includes 3 minifigures: Jack Fireblade, Ashlee StarStrider and alien insect with wings, weapons and cocoon. Ages 8 and up.

Note: I used gray for the dragonfly because he's visibly gray. (http://farm9.staticf...162843d3f_q.jpg) I don't have any particular reason for my choice of orange to colour the scorpion. Nor do I have a reason for colouring the beetle blue.

The red alien minifigure is an exclusive and, while not a mantis, I can't imagine there would be two red aliens (although, I could see the same head-mold but re-coloured) The scorpion's colour has not yet been revealed. I predict it'll be brown or orange (or blue if the beetle's not blue, as I think it'll be.) Also, as evidence that alien species does not always correlate with vehicle species, the mosquito appears in two sets. I don't think both will be styled after mosquitoes. (of course, one is, and the beetle is stated as driving a beetle.)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Well, I thought it was the Mantis at first, but then I realized how different it looked from an actual preying mantis. Not even LEGO-accurate.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Every time I see new posts in this thread I hope we finally have pics!  And for once it didn't dissappoint!  Now just to see the other sets..

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

That green one is :wub:  but I think that the red deserves some love too!
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

I know. Actually, I think this theme has some of the best minifigures ever. And we've only seen two yet!
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

:wub_drool:  Those are beautiful.  Can't wait to see finished pictures of the sets.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

Well, the red minifigure has four eyes and no antennae. So it's the Scorpion and the segmented body and rear of the head give that away. Certain Scorpions have a raised crest at the back of the head very much like this figure. the Mantis and Dragonfly should have bulbous protruding eyes like the Mosquito while the Beetle should have one pair of small eyes. All the aliens apart from the Scorpion should have antennae. I suspect the Beetle and the Scorpion will be the only ones without some form of wings.

The red alien exclusive to the Mantis set may just be regular red. In my google search I only found brown and green Mantis' but given how bright this theme is colour wise a red Mantis wouldn't be that far off a brown one. The German write up may also be wrong. Perhaps the Mantis set alien is dark orange not red. Preliminary images in a catalogue are often poor quality and dark orange often looks red in them.

I'm not sure about the dragonfly figure being grey. It looks dark blue or black to me.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Do we have any news or pics for the squad members?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

Sadly, LOTR, we don't have anything yet. Just the names.

And why would the Beetle Insect not have wings Jargo?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

View PostJargo, on 15 November 2012 - 08:11 AM, said:

Well, the red minifigure has four eyes and no antennae. So it's the Scorpion and the segmented body and rear of the head give that away. Certain Scorpions have a raised crest at the back of the head very much like this figure. the Mantis and Dragonfly should have bulbous protruding eyes like the Mosquito while the Beetle should have one pair of small eyes. All the aliens apart from the Scorpion should have antennae. I suspect the Beetle and the Scorpion will be the only ones without some form of wings.

The red alien exclusive to the Mantis set may just be regular red. In my google search I only found brown and green Mantis' but given how bright this theme is colour wise a red Mantis wouldn't be that far off a brown one. The German write up may also be wrong. Perhaps the Mantis set alien is dark orange not red. Preliminary images in a catalogue are often poor quality and dark orange often looks red in them.

I'm not sure about the dragonfly figure being grey. It looks dark blue or black to me.

Well, what you say makes total sense. I too (still) think that the minifigure is scorpion in design, so I think it may be a recolouration of whatever scorpion appears in the scorpion set. That, or the dark orange thing you mentioned. Or, it could be that the "Space Scorpion" is only the name of the alien's ship in Vermin Vaporizer, and the "alien insect" is of another species, possibly the beetle again.

I'm not sure I agree with you about the beetle not having wings. The presence of wings is one of the defining features of all insects, including the Coleoptera Order (which means sheathed wing)... Unless those aliens not mentioned as having wings in the German write-up all don't have wings.

I don't think the German-Write ups went by the colour of the figs that people saw in the catalogue,  but rather, by what the designers/ PR folk wrote as a description of the set. It'll either be red or a mistranslation. My German is shoddy, and I didn't see the originals, so I wouldn't know. Mantises do come in all shapes and colours, from white and pink to deep red to brown, green, and almost every hue in-between.

The "dragonfly" is definitely dark bley; the purple/dark blue you see is probably the cocoon from the dragonfly ship. (unless you're referring to the dark design on his chest, which could be black or dark-blue.) Furthermore, he has wings of the same colour as those on the mosquito.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 15 November 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:

Sadly, LOTR, we don't have anything yet. Just the names.

And why would the Beetle Insect not have wings Jargo?
Well I imagine since the bugs are detailed and awsome minifigs I expect the squad members will also be the same :laugh: .

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

View PostDannylonglegs, on 15 November 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

The "dragonfly" is definitely dark bley; the purple/dark blue you see is probably the cocoon from the dragonfly ship. (unless you're referring to the dark design on his chest, which could be black or dark-blue.) Furthermore, he has wings of the same colour as those on the mosquito.

Is that really visible on that blurry picture?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 15 November 2012 - 07:17 PM, said:

Is that really visible on that blurry picture?

My feelings exactly.  All I see there is a blur of colors, like abstract painting with psychedelics.  Unless I'm seeing a different pic from everybody else, I don't get how anyone could interpret it to show individual minifigs, much less the color of their wings.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Only reason for thinking the beetle might not have wings is that they fold them into their casings when not in flight. Unlike dragonflies and mosquitoes.
Also there is quite clearly a minifigure in that picture with a green head and compound eyes of black. below the purple cocoon.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

You´re right, I see a black minifigure with trans green wings.

EDIT: And judging by that zoomed version above, it has a green head and four compound eyes.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

I love these new minifigs. However, Lego usually nails it when making alien figs, so that does not comes as much as a surprise to me, but it's still very pleasant news. :classic:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

Hmm, I'm finding them a bit 'meh', think this is a theme I might pass on. The figs aren't even nearly as lovely as the Alien Conquest ones.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Well, here's what I figure about the figure:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:05 AM

Thanks for the interpretation, Dannylonglegs.  That actually helps a lot.  I still can't see it, but at least I understand what everyone else is seeing in that picture.  Mind you, if you told me that was a picture of a heffalump climbing a tree, It'd be just as valid to me.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

Well pictures of the figures are looking better still undecided ill go with the view that the red one is the scorpion

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

I don't know how hard you're squinting to see anything in that blurry mess, but I am completely lost.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

It's easier to spot looking at the original image. The purple cocoon has something extending from it, pointing forwards and slightly to the right of the figure. Possibly a dragonfly alien tail. Below that is a large greenish head that has big black compound eyes. below the eyes is a dark triangle shape where the mouth is. his arm is black and his torso has a grey look. on his left shoulder you can see the trans green wing against the lime green/trans neon yellow wing parts of the vehicle. His legs are hidden by the back end of the lime green/trans neon yellow angled wedge that forms the vehicle nose.

In the pics Dannylonglegs posted, where he says 'this is the torso' he's actually highlighted the head.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

That's how I spotted it: by looking at the original picture. And I think you're right Jargo.
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