Kaijumeister

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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Really excited for that Stitch figure, the CMF lineup as a whole sounds great. Would’ve been great to get Stitch’s little red spaceship as a small set at some point.
  2. I can think of a couple of examples within LSW now that you mention it. The Airborne Trooper had a 5 year gap in between 2015’s Geonosis Troopers Battle Pack and 2020’s Grievous’ Starfighter, and the Fifth Brother’s helmet was first produced in 2016 before returning in 2022 after 6 years. There’s definitely a precedent for reintroducing moulds that haven’t been updated in some manner, although I agree that the Jabba mould certainly has room for improvement. With the recent release of the Mando S3 trailer, I’ve been thinking about whether Lego will finally produce a specialised darksaber piece to be included in the May tie-in sets. If memory serves, I remember the design team stating that they didn’t have the time / budget to create one for the N-1 because that was fast tracked into production to align with TBoBF. With the arrival of Season 3, now seems like the right time.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2023 Discussion

    Agreed on all points, for me the Skull Dungeons sets were one of the strongest Ninjago waves in recent memory. Edit: Sorry for the double post. Accidental.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2023 Discussion

    @TeriXeri Agreed on all points, for me the Skull Dungeons sets were one of the strongest Ninjago waves in recent memory.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    This could just be a translation error from using Safari’s webpage translation feature, but did anyone catch the bit on Promobricks’ article today stating that the upcoming wave (singular) will be comprised of eight sets? The table lower down on the article still doesn’t assign an April release date to the DoD sets, but I wonder if this does indeed mean that everything will be released at once. No surprise at all that the largest OT set is a Hovitos temple diorama, it’s the quintessential Indy set piece after all. Hoping we get an Alfred Molina figure from two franchises this year! Also find it really wholesome that Ke Huy Quan’s return to the big screen corresponds with his return as a minifigure.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not to mention those bogus rumours started circulating quite a while back, well before even the trailer debuted. I detest how this brand of sensationalist clickbait nonsense catches traction far too quickly. So what’s everyone’s most anticipated April set? It’s a mix between the Fighter Plane Chase and Well of Souls for me.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Atrius Kain Going by the trailer alone and Hasbro’s Worlds of Adventure toys, I can see most of your predictions coming true. The Greek Tomb absolutely needs to be a set and I can’t see it struggling to hold a presence with the Well of Souls / Temple of Doom sets as they’ll all look quite different I’m sure. Plus, concept art for the tomb was shown at D23 last year, so it’s not a stretch to assume Lego would have received it too prior to commencing their design work. Voller’s plane is another likely one, and no Indy lineup is complete without a ‘chase’ set, so perhaps something with motorcycles and tuk-tuks? The train from the flashback sequence could also look pretty good.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Mandalorianknight Not sure about it being ‘evergreen’, but I think we can all agree Avatar sets will be gracing (no pun intended) toy shelves fairly regularly to coincide with the new sequel films when they release at least. Even if the theme itself takes breaks between new releases. It’s a hard tie for me between wanting Indy or LotR to become evergreen themes though, both are amazing in their own right. I do think the benefit of Indiana Jones is that across all four films, there’s a defined number of set pieces and scenes that would translate well into sets. Realistically if we get two waves a year covering four sets at a time, you can get some good coverage of all four films within a few years. Unlike Star Wars / Harry Potter / LOTR, I can’t see this theme needing to reinvent itself every few years or having a major focus on things like army building. April can’t come soon enough, planning to buy all of these.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not happening for the first wave at least. The only Raiders set is the Well of Souls, which includes Indy, Marion, Sallah, and a mummy. I can see maybe another wave next year, but am not banking on this being an evergreen theme. Off topic, but why weren’t the skeletons in the Well of Souls mummified? Especially given that it’s an Egyptian tomb. Always wondered if they were just people trapped in there when that sandstorm wiped Tanis clean off the map.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah it would’ve been nice to see a set with a higher piece count, but the Bowie should still look pretty good with a thousand or so pieces as long as there aren’t any significant side builds that detract from it. 2020’s Benatar just set the bar way too high now. With the Harry Potter set list out, I’m hoping we get some indication in the coming weeks of what awaits Marvel. Massive assortment of sets this summer and I’m hoping for some winners across the board - although rather selfishly I’m more excited for potential NWH stuff than anything else.
  11. Most likely with a lot of unconfirmed set names if they’re based on unreleased media, just like how it was when Promobricks released their set list last February. I can’t wait to find out what’s in store though! Out of curiosity, what aspects of the 2022 summer wave fell short in your opinion? I thought it was a pretty good wave all in all with some duds like the Mapuzo Duel. However, having the Justifier as the flagship set felt like a misfire. If anything, I hope the flagship set this year isn’t another oversized grey ship with minimal interior space.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Always possible! One thing I have been wondering about though, is what’s the overall level of interest in the return of Indiana Jones? And how long will that be sustained for? When KotCS was releasing in 2008, the hype was absolutely huge for both film and merch. Lego went all-out with their sets for two years, Hasbro’s lineup was massive and full of variety, you name it. From a Lego standpoint, we seem to be doing well in receiving 4 sets for the OT and 4 for DoD (pretty similar ratio of old to new like in 2008), whereas with Hasbro there’s one dedicated child-friendly line, otherwise the 6” and retro figures have been created with collectors in mind. With Dial of Destiny being marked as Indy’s swan song, rather than a ‘the adventure continues’ sort of vibe KotCS had, I do wonder about the future of this property. I’ve no doubt the film will be a good one given the talent involved, but wouldn’t be surprised if the level of interest in Indy quickly goes back into complete dormancy post-DoD until the inevitable Disney+ shows. Just seems like the hype in 2023 isn’t like that of 2008.
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    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    That’s a good point! I just think the cowl would look too top-heavy without the neck brace part to complement it, but I agree that outside of that printing is more than enough to complete the figure’s design. I remember modding my Lego Pattinson with a shorter cowl / Wyldstyle hood / Black Widow arms etc. but still felt thoroughly unsatisfied with it. Outside of maybe a few modifications, I hope the sequel film maintains the same armour design overall - its one of my favourites in live action. And yeah, either that or ‘The Batman: Part 2’ would be my guess, keeping it minimal and subtle. Or you can just play length gymnastics with the title like the recent Planet of the Apes films! @Legoman123 I think as always, the bottom line is that TLG exists to make money, and so they’ll follow where the money is. DC indubitably outclasses Marvel in TV / animation, but to Lego I suppose they’re not confident that’ll translate well to sets that sell. It is a shame because DC sets not based on films were still absolutely fantastic - I’ll always remember 2015 in particular as a standout year for this theme. The future of Lego Superheroes should be quite interesting once Gunn and Safran’s film slate enters the fray. At the least, this theme won’t be neglected the way it has been as of late.
  14. New trooper variants are always a goldmine for Lego Star Wars minifigures, so never say never. It would be nice to see Lego have another crack at some of the main Bad Batch characters too. With the Harry Potter summer list being revealed by Promobricks, hopefully one for Star Wars isn’t too far behind and we’ll see it in the next few weeks. I’m sure a lot of the sets corresponding with new shows will be unconfirmed for now in a similar manner to how the initial Summer 2022 set list got out last February.
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    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Given that The Batman tie-in sets were the only major Lego DC product last year, the lack of a specialised cowl piece and perhaps even an armour piece really feels like a travesty. The sets themselves were well designed for the most part, it’s just a shame that the Batman minifigure seemed so utterly half baked, especially when even Michael Keaton’s version got a new mould in the D2Cs. I hope Lego rectifies this whenever the sequel releases.