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  1. Thank you for your review. I'm now leaning towards purchasing this set. I was going to grudgingly pass, as I think the red Mini is fantastic, but I have no interest in the dark green vehicle. The purchase price is difficult to justify if one truly dislikes a major component of the set... However, seeing the minifigs up close (I like the driver outfits and dirty face prints), and noticing some other useful pieces, I think I might pick this set up. Never hurts to have more dark green parts in the inventory! As for your "critic", just ignore. Those were some weak criticisms, and they were poorly presented.
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    Themes LEGO should discontinue

    Lego should discontinue themes that are poor sellers, or where the sales do not match the investment (a theme could sell ok, but if it had extra money put into for a cartoon series, etc, it could still lose money). Sorry if you are tired of Star Wars or whatever, but if it sells, it should stay.
  3. My son is 10 years old, and loves Lego Hoth Rebel Troopers. He thinks the new color scheme is great, as it offers a different look for his troops. He will be able to diversify his army even more and build a "special force unit" as he called it; he's already going through our spare head collection looking for ways to individualize these new figs even more to his liking.
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    LEGO Speed Champions - Wishlists and Future Speculation

    The problem is the likelihood of a licensing deal happening. Maybe I missed something, but I believe we have not seen a single Japanese brand in Lego form ever. No Creator cars, no Technic sets, no Speed Champions. I would love a Speed Champions NSX (a double set with the original and new car would be awesome). A Subaru WRC car to compete with last year's Ford would be nice. There are plenty of great cars to choose from (Skyline/GTR, RX-7, 240z, NSX, Supra, 300z, Honda Type-R cars, etc), I just don't see them coming unfortunately.
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    LEGO Speed Champions - Wishlists and Future Speculation

    Lamborghini: At this point, any Lambo model would be welcomed BMW: M1, E30 M3 top my list, but again, any M car would be welcomed McLaren F1 Classic Corvette. They could basically rework the car in this set: I have a big wish list for Japanese cars, but it seems unlikely we will see anything from Toyota/Nissan/Honda/Mazda The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 w/ Bond minifigure. Would also like a Vanquish. I tried to keep my list limited to current and potential license agreements. We can wish away for all sorts of one-off and small producer hyper cars, but we also have to be realistic.
  6. Package Delivery Driver (would prefer name brand like UPS or FedEx, but a Lego brand name similar to the idea of Octan would be great, too). I'll use UPS for my example. Gender: Male Torso: Brown with short sleeves. Printed buttons, collar, breast pockets, belt and logo. Hands could be yellow, or black or dark grey to represent gloves. Headgear: Brown Baseball cap w/ printed logo Facial expression: Happy smile, wearing sunglasses Legs: Brown or brown w/ black feet (representing boots). Would like to see brown shorts with black or brown feet. Accessory: A package of course! Dark tan 2x2 plate and dark tan 2x2 tile w/ address labeling print. If using a Lego Brand, replace Brown with Dark Red, Dark Orange or Earth Green.
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    REVIEW: 75955: Hogwarts Express

    I'm glad it has the large wheels and the platform, but this train looks off. It is too "stubby" looking compared to the source material. The engine needs to be at least four studs longer, the tender two studs longer, and the passenger car 2-4 studs longer. This looks to be a great play set, but not the greatest of trains.
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    James Bond 2018

    Interesting discussion. It appears we are talking one set, a car, not a full theme. I think it shows that the TLG's recent commitment to producing more car models (specifically: branded Creator cars, branded Technic cars, branded Speed Champions theme, Lego Ideas famous movie cars) is a successful business model. Lego will still make fire stations, police cars, trains, basic brick boxes, themes based on movies popular with children and so on for the kids. Children will remain the core sales target. A single set here and there aimed towards adults will not change that. And honestly, who do you think really buys and builds UCS Star War sets, Architecture and Modulars? What child wants and buys the Creator VW T1 Camper? Sets aimed towards adults have been around for awhile. Yes, Bond is more mature than what I just listed, but a Deadpool minifigure has made an appearance in a Lego set aimed at children. Lego had a whole Lone Ranger movie theme, and that movie had a couple of scenes that would be uncomfortable for children. Jurassic World sets sold like hot cakes, and that movie had people being devoured by dinosaurs. I guess I'm just not seeing a problem with a Bond car. As for the model, seems clear it will be an Aston Martin. If it is a Creator DB5, awesome! Forget about machine guns behind headlights, though. Lego is very clear about not producing anything remotely resembling modern weapons/warfare.
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    Favourite Speedchampions Set?

    I won't go by set, but by car. 1. Mercedes AMG GT3. Love this car in real life, and I love how you can switch from super race car version to track/street car version. 2. 911 3.0 Turbo. I don't own this yet, but as soon as I saw it, I knew it was awesome. Might become #1 when I do get it. 3. Classic Camaro. Its big and bad and looks great. 4. Bugatti Chiron. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I was surprised at how much I like it in Lego form. Bonus points for the stickers being on clear paper to allow for other color combinations. 5. McLaren 720s. Love the sketch board side build. This was hard to choose, I love Speed Champions and most of the cars!
  10. I hope, and think, so. There lots of great possibilities, and this theme does well with sales as far as I can tell. Japanese cars have not been done at all. Mercedes' and Audi's lineup of road cars could be explored. BMW and Lamborghini are strangely absent from the theme. A classic Corvette needs to be done, and they already have a blue print for that with "Lola" from a Marvel Iron Man set. Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mini, Chrysler have great material.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    If Lego is going to continue re-releasing sets, I wouldn't mind a Santa Fe Super Chief... Since Lego is getting back into the Harry Potter license, I would love to see a Creator Expert or "UCS" Hogwarts Express. A Creator Expert steamer of some sort seems most logical to me, but I would like a set that has two smaller switching engines, say a GE 44 ton diesel and some some sort of small steamer (can't decide, lots of good options).
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    Union Pacific SD70ACe - 7 Wide, PFX Brick /w sound

    Just FYI, but I believe the 8444 is a heritage reference to this old steamer that is still in service (which was 844, then 8444, then back to 844): 8444 is a fairly famous number in Union Pacific history. Incredible work on your ACE's!
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    Suggestions for TLG?

    I have not looked too closely at Downtown Diner yet, glad to hear those pieces are included in that set. I got my colors mixed up, I meant dark bluish grey. My understanding is that the "stone" greys were older and discontinued and the newer greys are the "bluish" greys. I know the light/medium grey on my Black Falcon era castle sets is different from the modern light/medium grey. Excellent news, thanks! Ah, yes, this is what I was looking for! Thank you!!
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    Suggestions for TLG?

    Is there a forum or topic area where people can list suggestions for TLG? I review sets at Lego dot com and list my thoughts in those reviews, but I think that goes nowhere. I was wondering if there was place here to make suggestions, since I believe some Lego employees read these forums. For example, I would like to see some 2x4 light bley jumper plates added into Modular sets so we can set up minifigs on the sidewalks without them falling over everytime the table or cabinet these modulars are displayed on gets bumped. Mods, if this is in the wrong place or such a topic is not appropriate, please delete this. I know that a suggestion thread could get out of hand quickly with silly and unrealistic requests, so I understand if those type of things are frowned upon.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Last day of double VIP points at the Lego Store this year, so I just got a FO battle pack, K-2SO buildable figure, Bounty Hunter pack and the U-wing (which was on sale).