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Just now, Tube Map Central said:

Very light grey? YES!

And sand red too please!

Sand green and sand blue are going strong, why not sand red? It's a VERY common colour for architecture around the world. Better than the myriad of blues and metallics (when everybody just want chrome anyway :pir-bawling:)

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Just now, 1974 said:

Ok, thanx for the info. My knowledge comes from friends in Paris who wanted to use the Eiffel Tower for and art project/movie and got a no-go

That’s because they wanted to use it for commercial purposes and use footage of the actual building. I seriously doubt it was be a no-go, just they probably didn’t want to or couldn’t pay the associated fee and complete the necessary permissions and wait time. There’s lots of red tape and costs involved when it comes to filming locations, not just in Paris. 

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Art school students, nothing commercial

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13 minutes ago, Tube Map Central said:

And sand red too please!

Petra would look amazing in sand red, it’s the perfect match in early evening to sunset.

6 minutes ago, 1974 said:

Art school students, nothing commercial

These days with commercialisation much more accessible via YT etc. I’d imagine student projects aren’t given any exemptions.

But then that’s French bureaucracy for you. My advice? Easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission :wink:    

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10 minutes ago, Lucarex said:

Easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission :wink:    

While on paper that sounds immoral, it actually works better in life :thumbup:

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I was a bit disappointed that Atom hasn't released the Arch yet.  I will get that one.  The issue I had with Atom is that there is no need to make the bricks that small.  

So we have the Taj, I wonder if that is the only offering this year.  Be nice to have more than one set.  

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I am a big fan of the skylines, and am really hoping that there will be some later this year. There are many architecture sets over on Lego Ideas (ideas.lego.com) that could make it. Personally, I am hoping for Seattle or Kuala Lumpur.

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On 5/5/2021 at 1:39 AM, Lucarex said:

Meanwhile, Adam Reed Tucker’s Atom Bricks have (finally) just released three new models…

- SC Johnson Global Headquarters

- The Alamo (History subtheme)

- Niagara Falls (Nature subtheme).

Now I know a lot of people (myself included) had issues with the Atom brick itself but at least there’s some creativity here that’s sorely lacking at TLG.

https://theatombrick.com/collections/all

 

Was going to mention that the real show-stopper at the Johnson HQ is the hall full of those remarkable columns — amazed that the Atom Brick model explodes to reveal them. That's really cool.

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8 minutes ago, ThomasCampbell said:

I am a big fan of the skylines, and am really hoping that there will be some later this year. There are many architecture sets over on Lego Ideas (ideas.lego.com) that could make it. Personally, I am hoping for Seattle or Kuala Lumpur.

I really doubt we'll ever get an Architecture set from IDEAS, though. There have indeed been some really good submissions that even reached the review phase, but they obviously clash with LEGO's own product line and I can't imagine them ever being greenlit. It's a bit like with modular buildings that also often reach the review phase: it's pretty clear they won't make it through the manual review. I can't really blame people for submitting them, let alone voting for them if they're great. But realistically there's not much of a point to it with regards to getting an actual IDEAS set out of them.

As to new skylines (or any other set). I don't have high hopes for anything more this year. It would be great, but right now it doesn't quite look like it. I do hope they'll at least start right in January again, though.

5 minutes ago, jimmynick said:

Was going to mention that the real show-stopper at the Johnson HQ is the hall full of those remarkable columns — amazed that the Atom Brick model explodes to reveal them. That's really cool.

Wow, yes! That's indeed great that they're included in the model.

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It's a shame, I've tried small Loz bricks and they don't work for me at all, too challenging for fingers and for eyesight, the build was just an unpleasant trial. I couldn't contemplate buying these.

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So it’s Taj Mahal set this year, huh? It’s an interesting choice for lego to make...

Too bad, there is no Japanese-style building yet, even tho there is Tokyo skyline. 

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2 minutes ago, DBlegonerd7 said:

So it’s Taj Mahal set this year, huh? It’s an interesting choice for lego to make...

Sure, if “interesting” is a euphemism for boring, unimaginative etc.

3 minutes ago, DBlegonerd7 said:

Too bad, there is no Japanese-style building yet, even tho there is Tokyo skyline. 

Such as? It’s a country full of architectural wonders but unfortunately most are traditional and temples and shrines. Anyway, you can’t really beat Ninjago City & Gardens :laugh:

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3 hours ago, Lucarex said:

Sure, if “interesting” is a euphemism for boring, unimaginative etc.

I agree. This scaled-down Taj Mahal doesn’t hype me up. So I will skip it. 

3 hours ago, Lucarex said:

Such as? It’s a country full of architectural wonders but unfortunately most are traditional and temples and shrines. Anyway, you can’t really beat Ninjago City & Gardens :laugh:

Surely, temple and shrines are the religious sites.

But waht about Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, Edo Castlle,  etc., etc.? 

Ninjago City Garden is more fictional tho!

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6 hours ago, DBlegonerd7 said:

Surely, temple and shrines are the religious sites.

But waht about Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, Edo Castlle,  etc., etc.? 

Exactly my point! That’s what typifies Japanese architecture.

Let’s be honest, Tokyo tower is just a red and white Eiffel, the Skytree another Space/Needle CN Tower.

Shibuya has no architectural merit whatsoever, just a traffic crossing as “touristy” as it comes. What next, the Abbey Road zebra?

I’ll give you Edo but hey, it’s a castle and we know how precious LEGO are about those.

Hard to believe it’s been almost a decade since Imperial Hotel.

6 hours ago, DBlegonerd7 said:

Ninjago City Garden is more fictional tho!

Aware of that fact :wink: but it gives them free reign to include more traditional “religious” buildings and the like. Look at TOA, TLNM-TOUUW, NC, NG.

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On 5/10/2021 at 2:35 AM, Lucarex said:

Exactly my point! That’s what typifies Japanese architecture.

Let’s be honest, Tokyo tower is just a red and white Eiffel, the Skytree another Space/Needle CN Tower.

Shibuya has no architectural merit whatsoever, just a traffic crossing as “touristy” as it comes. What next, the Abbey Road zebra?

I’ll give you Edo but hey, it’s a castle and we know how precious LEGO are about those.

Hard to believe it’s been almost a decade since Imperial Hotel.

Hmm...Yeah you make some good points there. I will scrap Tokyo Tower, Skytree, and Shibuya Crossing off my wishlist then!

I agree with you on castle. I mean, other than Edo Castle, tenshu (it’s not typo) is much a cool archiecttural tower with traditional elements added to it! I think it’s best to ignore modern archiecture and focus more on castles/tenshu, ya know? But we have some Chinese architecture in Chinese New Year sets (Temple Street Fair and Spring Lantern Festival). I guess we will wit for traditional Japanese building. 

Time for updated Imperial Hotel, I guess? 

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