The Real Indiana Jones

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Eh, it's been out since August, and I believe it went on sale... last month? That's not very long. :look:

Compared to the NASA / JPL MARS Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover? Or the Research Institute? it's been out literally dozens of times as long as their entire windows of availability (in the U.S., at least).

But yeah, I'd forgotten that it didn't become available until August. Fair enough. Assuming it wasn't discounted in January, it's been available at full price for a little over six months - the lower end of the scale for licensed Ideas sets, true, but the upper end for non-licensed ones, it seems. It's pretty much right in the middle, actually (and it's been out for a period comparable to what the Exo Suit was).

I have no doubt it hasn't sold as well as the DeLorean time machine, the Ectomobile, the TARDIS, the Minecraft Micro-world, etc., but I imagine it's done okay. I suspect it's done better than Birds, which is a set I think might have been more admired than actually purchased (I'm very sorry to say I haven't gotten it myself yet, and I know it's sold out from LEGO, though I'm hopeful I may be able to pick it up elsewhere).

I'm mulling over The Big Bang Theory now myself. If I liked the show more, the set would be a clear must-have, but my feelings about the show are a bit mixed. I think the set is lovely, though, and I'd like to have it for the parts selection at the very least, if not for itself. As it is, it currently has the distinction of being the only minifigures-including CUUSOO / Ideas set that I haven't gotten, so far.

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I bought Big Bang Theory because I love the show and love the parts selection.

I also own Doctor Who, the Exo-Suit, the Ecto-1 and the DeLorean. I wanted the Research Institute but it went from "not yet available" to "totally sold out" on Shop @ Home for Australia when I was out doing stuff and I was unable to get one :(

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Ok, now THAT is cool.

Never seen the first movies but that looks like a good LEGO set. I don't think it'll be accepted though, the past few JP projects (funnily enough all submitted by the same guy.) have all been rejected.

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I wanted the Research Institute but it went from "not yet available" to "totally sold out" on Shop @ Home for Australia when I was out doing stuff and I was unable to get one :(

You can still by them on the internet for $50. Bricklink around $34.00 though with shipping you may pay, it may be cheaper from sites like Walmart.

Edit: Google shopping results: http://tinyurl.com/h62b62y

Edited by Tech Artist

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I managed to acquire the unique lab coat torso from the Research Institute which was the main thing I wanted from the set (only other thing I would want would be the printed star chart and maybe the dinosaur tail bone piece but I dont want either of those badly enough to spend a chunk of change on buying an RI from overseas)

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It's too big and licensed.... I don't think it'll pass

But yeah, it looks cool

You're probably right but I just really want to see a LEGO set based on the original Jurassic Park trilogy.

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You're probably right but I just really want to see a LEGO set based on the original Jurassic Park trilogy.

FWIW, there actually were a couple, way back in the early 2000s. They were less sophisticated design-wise than we might expect now, of course, and they were also a subtheme of the LEGO Studios line, meaning they didn't directly depict scenes from the movies, but rather the making of those scenes (with film crewmembers and all). Also, there just aren't many of them. But they do exist, at least.

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FWIW, there actually were a couple, way back in the early 2000s. They were less sophisticated design-wise than we might expect now, of course, and they were also a subtheme of the LEGO Studios line, meaning they didn't directly depict scenes from the movies, but rather the making of those scenes (with film crewmembers and all). Also, there just aren't many of them. But they do exist, at least.

I bet they were yellow skinned though as opposed to flesh heads.

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The Visitor Center is really cool- I hope it gets approved, They would have to add a jeep or Ford Explorer to make it complete, though.

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I bet they were yellow skinned though as opposed to flesh heads.

Oh, indeed. This was one of four licensed franchises featuring human characters that TLG developed sets and themes around using traditional yellow-"skinned" minifigures, before adopting realistic fleshtones in 2003/2004; the other three were Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Spider-Man (based on the first couple movies in the Raimi / Maguire Spidey trilogy), and all three of them continued right from yellow minifigures in 2003 to "fleshies" the following year. Jurassic Park, unlike the other three, was already gone by '03/'04, so until last year's revival with Jurassic World, it was unique among licensed themes with human minifigures in having exclusively yellow people. As of some months ago, of course, that's no longer the case.

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Oh, indeed. This was one of four licensed franchises featuring human characters that TLG developed sets and themes around using traditional yellow-"skinned" minifigures, before adopting realistic fleshtones in 2003/2004; the other three were Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Spider-Man (based on the first couple movies in the Raimi / Maguire Spidey trilogy), and all three of them continued right from yellow minifigures in 2003 to "fleshies" the following year. Jurassic Park, unlike the other three, was already gone by '03/'04, so until last year's revival with Jurassic World, it was unique among licensed themes with human minifigures in having exclusively yellow people. As of some months ago, of course, that's no longer the case.

Thank God they introduced flesh tones. Just looked at the yellow-skinned Spider-Man figures and they somehow look worse than the Harry Potter ones. The flesh versions of both are massive improvements IMO.

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And to think they almost went with yellow for Spider-Man 2! :wacko:

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God, that's ugly.

I like the yellow for LEGO's minifigures not based on anything but with licensed properties apart from Simpsons it really doesn't work.

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People is going crazy with the Rolling BB8 set

It's already at 6000

At this rate, it will get the 10000 supporters before this week ends

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The Rolling BB8 set is fascinating. I'm no Star Wars fan at all but nonetheless this set left me amazed, especially after seeing the short demonstration video.

It will hit 10000 supporters by the end of the week ... I'm usually not making assumptions but this has a very very very good chance of passing the review stage and become an official Ideas set.

I'd buy it day one!

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this has a very very very good chance of passing the review stage and become an official Ideas set.

Agree.

Except if LEGO has something like this already on the works.

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Agree.

Except if LEGO has something like this already on the works.

When I first saw this project I didn't believe this was made 100% out of LEGO pieces - never seen the big rounded pieces plus the magnets before.

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If those speciality pieces aren't in production then it might not have a chance of passing no matter how good people believe it to be. I personally yawn at all Star Wars sets.

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If those speciality pieces aren't in production then it might not have a chance of passing no matter how good people believe it to be.

That's true of any piece, of course.

Those parts are likely still available, as they were introduced only in 2012, I believe, and still produced into the following year. I know they got rid of a lot of old specialized molds in the early/mid-2000s, but I don't know about any big mold purge in the last three years.

But nevertheless that BB-8 is on a roll.

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