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3 hours ago, TeriXeri said:

Situation would probably be simpler if LEGO didn't decide to split Minifig and Minidoll variants of animals, like just this year Friends theme got 3 different goats, 2 calf, a pig, a pony, and constant updated horse variants (from static single color models not too long ago, to articulated necks and dual moulded manes) . 

On the other hand, as the situation is what it is, I can understand Friends horses, due to needing that 2x2 space to stand on, but for the other , smaller animals, it's a lot of doubling up different moulds and prints.

I do not think minidoll animals are the problem, yes it would be perfect if all the minidoll sets had only minifig animals like Paradisa, but they are spending their own budget on the moulds. If you are married and your spouse is spending a lot of money it's a big difference if the person spends your money or not :tongue: If anything it seems that if one of the "groups" get's a new animal the other one will get a version of the animal in a year or two :shrug_oh_well:

3 hours ago, Lion King said:

Is there a new tiger mold for city’s Jungle subtheme this summer?

My guess as I have said before is that one of the sets has tiger cubs, so probably that and the adult may have somewhat different printing than the original one, a new mould make little sense..:shrug_oh_well:

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1 hour ago, Roebuck said:

My guess as I have said before is that one of the sets has tiger cubs, so probably that and the adult may have somewhat different printing than the original one, a new mould make little sense..:shrug_oh_well:

They recently had the lioness, and isn’t that basically the same mould, just with a different color and prints? I agree that perhaps what they meant was the tiger print pattern itself will be different this time.

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They didn’t mention “new color or print” for tige but just “new mold”. Maybe it’s just lost in translation .

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18 hours ago, Clone OPatra said:

I think it's a good set too, but on the animal front it's a matter of not meeting several expectations.

First it's clearly inspired by / a semi-tribute to MMV, which had a good amount of animals.

Second the leaked prelim had a lot more.

Finally, a strong part of the feeling of mediaeval town and peasant scenes (whether based in reality or not) is lots of animals running around. I would've expected to at least see a bunch of chickens, a pig and piglet, etc.

So all in all, what's presented in the set is good, but it feels like animals are missing to really tie it together, and as a LEGO animal fan of course I would've liked to see more / in new colours or patterns too.

I get it i thought there would be a few more animals too.  But I in no way thought we were getting the 15 plus animals that were in the original photo.  

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Dog, bird and rat in D&D CMF it seems, not sure if they are new moulds or not. And a antlered hood part 🦌😅

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1 hour ago, Roebuck said:

Dog, bird and rat in D&D CMF it seems, not sure if they are new moulds or not. And a antlered hood part 🦌😅

So, I don’t know anything about D&D - are the animals likely to be ‘normal’?

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I mean, arent those characters from the IP? Im very unfamiliar with D&D but i was thinking it was like Fornite: just look up the name of the characters to see what they look like

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1 hour ago, Robert8 said:

I mean, arent those characters from the IP? Im very unfamiliar with D&D but i was thinking it was like Fornite: just look up the name of the characters to see what they look like

Doesn’t help with animal counterparts 

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7 hours ago, Roebuck said:

Dog, bird and rat in D&D CMF it seems, not sure if they are new moulds or not. And a antlered hood part 🦌😅

There’s also a red baby dragon - probably a recolor of the new Norbert mold

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7 hours ago, williejm said:

So, I don’t know anything about D&D - are the animals likely to be ‘normal’?

Do not know much either, but even if they are normal I assume they spend most of the budget on other parts so make little sense to use that on animals in that series, my guess is recolors at best:shrug_oh_well:

Strange that we are getting detailed leaks from fall sets, when we still do not now much details of the City jungle sets coming in summer..

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Seems to be a lot of animal printed parts in the Snow White set, (could also be stickers), not animal moulds, but could be nice parts to have anyway :pir-thumb:

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16 hours ago, Accio Lego said:

There’s also a red baby dragon - probably a recolor of the new Norbert mold

Now I want that .

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53 minutes ago, Lion King said:

Now I want that .

yeah, I’m not in to D&D at all, but there’s definitely some fun parts and prints coming in the cmf

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3 minutes ago, Accio Lego said:

yeah, I’m not in to D&D at all, but there’s definitely some fun parts and prints coming in the cmf

Right? Just like I did iwht Marvel Series 2 becuase of scowl, Lucky the dog and fish tank. 

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1 hour ago, Lion King said:

Right? Just like I did iwht Marvel Series 2 becuase of scowl, Lucky the dog and fish tank. 

I made myself skip the Marvel series because I couldn’t justify the expense when the boxes meant there was no guarantee of getting the new animals I wanted, but now that the boxes are starting to have reliable codes…

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On 2/15/2024 at 5:20 AM, Accio Lego said:

There’s also a red baby dragon - probably a recolor of the new Norbert mold

New mould apperantly, rat has red eyes, no news on dog and bird so assume they are not new..

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6 hours ago, Accio Lego said:

I made myself skip the Marvel series because I couldn’t justify the expense when the boxes meant there was no guarantee of getting the new animals I wanted, but now that the boxes are starting to have reliable codes…

I bought the Marvel Series 2 figures with animals (and others) from a seller on Bricklink all for under RRP even after shipping. Bar a couple of figures in the series, they don't seem to be very inflated on the aftermarket, unlike the CMF25 Goatherd. I guess it's just because many aren't highly liked or sought after characters.

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On 2/15/2024 at 7:14 AM, Roebuck said:

Strange that we are getting detailed leaks from fall sets, when we still do not now much details of the City jungle sets coming in summer..

Not that unusual. Last year, some of the advent calendar minifigs leaked before we had proper information about the summer sets and in 2020, a high-res picture of the 2nd HP CMF series leaked in March :laugh:

Or how about the Space CMF (S26?) that already leaked in the middle of December? 

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18 hours ago, Roebuck said:

New mould apperantly, rat has red eyes, no news on dog and bird so assume they are not new..

Interesting, I suppose from what I know of D&D all their dragons have four legs instead of two. But that just makes it even more desirable. 
 

It will be interesting to see which ‘bird’ and ‘small dog’ make an appearance here. I think the terrier fits the context better than the French bulldog, chihuahua, or the dachshund, but we also have two puppy molds that fit the description as well. For the bird, we all think of the songbird as the generic bird, but just plain ‘bird’ also covers molds like the Falcon that hasn’t been seen since its introduction. 

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3 hours ago, Accio Lego said:

It will be interesting to see which ‘bird’ and ‘small dog’ make an appearance here. I think the terrier fits the context better than the French bulldog, chihuahua, or the dachshund, but we also have two puppy molds that fit the description as well.

I know I don't shut up about them not being a Lego mould yet, but this time it's pretty appropriate to say that there's a chance that it could be a wolf

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9 minutes ago, FinlayTheFaithful said:

I know I don't shut up about them not being a Lego mould yet, but this time it's pretty appropriate to say that there's a chance that it could be a wolf

Oh I’m glad I’m not first one to say it. When I saw that the ‘small dog’ was with the Ranger character my thought was “I don’t know much about D&D, but aren’t wolves more common companions for rangers?” Could they be recoloring the shepherd puppy as a wolf pup?

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22 minutes ago, Accio Lego said:

Oh I’m glad I’m not first one to say it. When I saw that the ‘small dog’ was with the Ranger character my thought was “I don’t know much about D&D, but aren’t wolves more common companions for rangers?” Could they be recoloring the shepherd puppy as a wolf pup?

I'd honestly prefer a brand new mould for the wolf but that could work too

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13 hours ago, Accio Lego said:

Interesting, I suppose from what I know of D&D all their dragons have four legs instead of two. But that just makes it even more desirable. 

There are both, two legged and four legged dragons, with the two legged ones called wyverns - we even discussed whether the big dragon in the D&D set would be either the one or the other. I would kinda expect four legs for the small one,

 

13 hours ago, Accio Lego said:

It will be interesting to see which ‘bird’ and ‘small dog’ make an appearance here. I think the terrier fits the context better than the French bulldog, chihuahua, or the dachshund, but we also have two puppy molds that fit the description as well. For the bird, we all think of the songbird as the generic bird, but just plain ‘bird’ also covers molds like the Falcon that hasn’t been seen since its introduction.

I guess the dog is meant to be in the big set, since I haven´t seen a mention about it in the CMF discriptions?

 

9 hours ago, FinlayTheFaithful said:

I know I don't shut up about them not being a Lego mould yet, but this time it's pretty appropriate to say that there's a chance that it could be a wolf

I wish they would do that - but at the same time I fear it aswell, because I would be highly exited about it but at the same time, I could also be very disappointed, if it doesn´t turn out to look really good - and especially looks really like a wolf and not like another dog.

9 hours ago, FinlayTheFaithful said:

I'd honestly prefer a brand new mould for the wolf but that could work too

I would expect a new mould for it, since all the existing moulds look to much like dog. Though I agree it might be not that easy to design a mould that really makes us say, yes that is a wolf, not a dog. After all Lego isn´t doing a scale copy of it but is doing a legolook version.

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2 hours ago, Black Falcon said:

I guess the dog is meant to be in the big set, since I haven´t seen a mention about it in the CMF discriptions?

CMF comes with the ranger :classic:

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51 minutes ago, Roebuck said:

CMF comes with the ranger :classic:

Oh with the Aarakocra, I´ve read through the list 3 times and everytime I didn´t find the dog lol.

 

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