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LEGO Ideas - Steamboat Willie

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1 hour ago, Huigberts Builds said:

It's indeed overpriced, but so is basically every set this year, I'm afraid to see the European prices.

They're the same as Germany (€89.99 in the Netherlands). 

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It's quite lovely, but way too expensive ($130 AUD) for me! Especially when, as a Disney fan, I'm also looking to buy the second Disney CMF series and whatever the rumoured, accompanying D2C is.

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While it’s an impressive set it’s not for me. I can’t believe Disney would make demands of a business partner at the expense of the customer. Seems very unlike them to be so cutthroat *satire*

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53 minutes ago, Agent 86 said:

It's quite lovely, but way too expensive ($130 AUD) for me! Especially when, as a Disney fan, I'm also looking to buy the second Disney CMF series and whatever the rumoured, accompanying D2C is.

It's $160NZD. We usually get bent over with prices. Crazy that its so high, but I will get one anyway.

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Holy moly, this set turned out damn good and I really wanted it but that price, I am nearly on the verge of boycotting all things Disney, which really sucks since they have so much cool stuff. Anyway it is a great set and I will be jealous of all that get it, enjoy. 

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The heads of Mickey and Minnie are so cool. Much better than the cmf versions imho. It’s the eyes. 

The set looks great, it even got me tempted to earn it. However i will most likely not be buying it. Wasn’t going for it earlier, and now when i saw its price it’s a definite no-buy.

I do miss Pegleg Pete, and wasn’t there a goat or a cow in that animation as well which was quite important? If you make a set of an animation so epic, you’ll need to come up with all of its characters. People want to reenact that animation. Or simply remake the animation in Lego. 

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This set looks awesome!  I really didn't like the original submission, I felt it was just something that would gather dust on a shelf, but the update is adorable and has some really cute features. Not sure why they wasted pieces on the Mickey Mouse shaped display stand for the figures, they really should have swapped that out for the musical goat.  The set is overpriced for what you get, but I still want it...

Also, does anyone else think that Mickey's hat looks just like the one Goofy is often depicted wearing? Could this perhaps mean we will get Goofy in the upcoming Disney CMF line?

 

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I have to agree, I think it’s a little overpriced. I really do like they made it interactive, although I wished they made the steam whistles interactive aswell, I think it could have been done. Another downer is the use of colored pieces for the mechanism. I get why they’ve done that, but since this is a set aimed at adults, it doesn’t seem necessary.

Also, where is Pete?

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the set looks great, but overpriced. would have loved it if they can make the ship wheel move as though mickey is driving it.

will buy it though because of the completionist in me.:cry2:

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As the creator of this set I wouldnt be happy about the characters also appearing in the CMFs. Like the exact same characters

That's going to hurt the sales of the Ideas set for sure!

 

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33 minutes ago, Robert8 said:

As the creator of this set I wouldnt be happy about the characters also appearing in the CMFs. Like the exact same characters

That's going to hurt the sales of the Ideas set for sure!

 

Very true, as a lot of us who were after mainly the black and white minifigs have a way of opting out of a very costly set or the Bricklink aftermarket.  Yet, the inclusion of the minifigs in the Disney series further asserts my belief that these designs preceded the Lego Ideas Review.  It probably takes a lot of time to design and prepare a minifig series, much more than just a couple of months.  I think Lego Steamboat Willie (at the very least the minifig)  already existed in Billund before the review board passed the Ideas design.  The reality of the situation for the designer is likely the fact that their timing is extremely lucky.  It sort of compelled Lego to greenlight the project unless they wanted to face the same kind of negativity they did with the Ghostbuster Firehouse.   No passing the project would have led to bad press and accusations, which I am sure they wanted to avoid.  This would also explain why the Ideas project and the the actual set are so different in design.  

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I don’t think we can assume that Lego doesn’t (or won’t) work on Ideas sets prior to their announcement of passing the review. They know which sets will or won’t pass far in advance of the public. There’s no indication that Lego cannot touch the product until Ideas announces which product to touch. Case by case of course, but it would not surprise me if Lego worked on this set early—and there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that. 

 

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