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  1. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    You didn't show him the original?
  2. Bornin1980something

    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    And I seriously doubt many owners would build the base without adding the figures from Benny's Space Squad. Anyway, based on past experience, when will we see first official images of the summer wave?
  3. Bornin1980something

    LEGO Speed Champions - Wishlists and Future Speculation

    You know what I would like to see? Cars with accessible engines. I mean, TLG managed that on tiny four-wide classic town vehicles in the eighties, and in some smaller Creator cars, so why not on these larger builds? I mean, my WRC Fiesta has a replaceable bonnet, but no detail underneath. I intend to correct that.
  4. Bornin1980something

    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    Re the space theme; given how Lego is played with, a moon base makes more sense than an orbiting station. I believe the classic Space line never had orbiting stations. You will have to build your own, that's what Lego is for. Interestingly, most past spaceport waves, going back to 1995, have included a nod to the moon, like a small buggy - but no moon rocket. I once tried to MOC one, but failed. Might the giant rocket launch set be an actual, minifig-compatible, moon rocket? If so, they're onto a winner, as the Apollo missions still get kids more excited than anything that came later - I know from experience! I do hope they keep the classic Space derived logo. Speaking of which, this line may have to compete with the large retro spaceships seen in the Lego Movie 2 trailer. In other words, this could be the best year for Lego space... since 1980something!
  5. Bornin1980something

    What was the last movie you watched?

    The Lego Movie. Still awesome after all these years!
  6. Bornin1980something

    The Future of Lego Space. (opinions, ideas, discussion)

    I think the problem with the 90s factions is that they each came in only one, short lived wave. In the eighties, you could build up a space scene over several years, alongside your town scene. In the decade after, you had to collect all of a fraction at once if you wanted to make a consistent scene. If you were only given the occasional set, as I was, you got ships and figures which never fitted with the rest of your collection. It was an ill advised attempt to mimic the marketing of more transient toys. I can understand the argument that forcing customers to buy a lot in one go would be more profitable, but I think Lego's greatest successes in recent times have been with longer term themes. If there is a new Space line, it must be a long term theme.
  7. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Never seen it. Who were the original sewer babies?
  8. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Any idea what inspired the sewer babies?
  9. Bornin1980something

    How to tell Light Grey from Light Bluish Grey?

    Why exactly did TLG change all the grays?
  10. Bornin1980something

    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    So, the crooks use drones. Have they been shutting down the Juniors Airport?
  11. Bornin1980something

    [MOC] Don't pick the flowers

    Reminds me of Star Trek's 'The way to Eden.'
  12. Bornin1980something

    Review: 70841 Benny's Space Squad

    I acquired mine on 28 December, out of the shop window of the Entertainer. Literally, out of the window, it was their last one. I've noticed Lego products shelf lives have been getting shorter since the 90s, but this one seemed to be selling out before even the year of introduction! That said, there were two more in when I went back today. However, none of the staff seem to recall selling them to children. It might be the case that this thing is sold out, only to adult fans, and children who discover it through the yet to be released the movie would miss out on it, denying us the opportunity to test for true appeal of revived classic space. Pretty good, concise review, though I also agree it would have been better to save the photograph of your full collection for the end to avoid confusion. The one thing I cannot agree with is the low score for playability. When I was a KFOL, I was never given the really big sets (apart from a couple of basic sets and the 1994 fire station), and I certainly could never afford them with 1 Pound a week pocket money. One of the few times I did get a large classic town build, I gave up on it and simply used it for parts. I did, however, get many small individual vehicles sets, and played with them, often on their own, for hours. As for this set, I find it infinitely more playable than the 2014 Spaceship, Spaceship SPACESHIP!, for the simple reason that it doesn't fall apart (with the exception of the robot, which is based on a couple from the earlier set!). Having four astronauts with just two vehicles encourages real thinking behind play and scenario possibilities. For instance, here are Jenny and Benny on an ill-advised EVA date. Speaking of Jenny, she is actually the only authentically 1978 era space figure. As for Kenny, Brickipedia does list the yellow spaceman in a figure pack from 1979, but not in a set until 1982. Another curiosity is that the blue space figure (introduced in 1984) was never sold with a blue colour scheme spaceship, although one was sold with a blue scheme base. Lenny is, of course new to this set. I think all four appear in the foreground on the space launch clip.
  13. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    That's the trouble with Lego movies, you can interpret the sets any way you want, until the film comes along and leaves you with just one correct interpretation, stifling your creativity. Still, did anyone else notice the title on Lucy's gold disc? It could explain alot.
  14. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Will we get another TLM2 wave later in the year?
  15. Bornin1980something

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Are some of the legs actually flexible?