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Which is your preferred skull & bones emblem?

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  1. 1. Which skull & bones emblem do you prefer?

    • The new one introduced in 21322 (square head)
    • The 1989 one (smaller, rounded head)


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This topic generates interesting conversations about design, minifigure anatomy - I like it.

This is a little experiment comparing regular/classic minifig head, new skeleton head and the new skull logo:

49832740418_df958eda56.jpgLEGO head blend by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

49833274121_5eb2a730a3.jpgLEGO head blend2 by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

49833274076_7aaed98c7f.jpgLEGO head blend3 by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

As you can see, the classic minifigure head has his eyes and mouth a little too close to each other in compared to the skeleton head, but this was the first design.

The new skeleton head and the new skull logo can be almost perfectly blended. The mismatch occurs at the top, both compared to the classic minifig head and the skeleton head: designers couldn't deside how tall it should be. Its height is between the top of the stud and the top line of the head. I think it would be better, if it followed the top line... The jaw line reaches only the bottom line of the head, that's ok for me.

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4 hours ago, Mister Phes said:

Maybe this topic could benefit from a second poll...  but how many poll options should it have?

The initial post just mentions the original and new jolly rogers, but we do in fact have three past jolly roger designs:

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Mostly because this one is very similar to the one in the middle here. The third one is really cool but it's not the same emblem, since that one has cutlasses.

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I really like the old design. Always. But it's also a question of good old feelings; it reminds me my chidhood, when I first got my hands on it.

That said; I can admit the new design has the cross bones really well done and if the head wasn't so chibby it would result to a very cool modernization !

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I get that they changed the design to make it look more like a skull that would belong in a minifig head... but I don't think they achieved that at all. But the thing I don't like about it, is that the design is more childish and cartoony. It also looks deformed. I prefer the ones that look more realistic. And I really like the skull design on the one with the cutlasses. Never seen that design before. 

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26 minutes ago, Totoro said:

I get that they changed the design to make it look more like a skull that would belong in a minifig head... but I don't think they achieved that at all. But the thing I don't like about it, is that the design is more childish and cartoony. It also looks deformed. I prefer the ones that look more realistic. And I really like the skull design on the one with the cutlasses. Never seen that design before. 

I think Lego did this deliberately because they wanted it to be realistic from a minifigure's point of view. Yes, they could've easily used a human skull and bones, but that wouldn't have made sense as.... well..... the set itself is supposed to be from the minifigs perspective. Not from a human perspective. 

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On 4/29/2020 at 1:33 PM, Mister Phes said:

Maybe this topic could benefit from a second poll...  but how many poll options should it have?

The initial post just mentions the original and new jolly rogers, but we do in fact have three past jolly roger designs:

16231914628_a4f85519f4_b.jpg

 

On 4/29/2020 at 5:53 PM, General Magma said:

Mostly because this one is very similar to the one in the middle here. The third one is really cool but it's not the same emblem, since that one has cutlasses.

IMO the original, 1989 is the best. This new one not far behind.

2015 one is great and pretty close in size and look but as stated it isn't the same because of the cutlasses.

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