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  1. anothergol

    [Review] Keiji 5005 (Mybuild)

    I've just seen their animation which is pretty well made I'm tempted to buy this one just for the car hoods that Lego has never done in LBG (*hoping* that it's fully color-compatible) Otherwise, my thoughts on their frame: ....too late! This would have been amazing before the introduction of Mixel joints and, a bit later, Nexo torsos. Today, I don't see much that can't be done with real parts. Perhaps the knee double-bar-joint is nice, but I've read about it snapping because it's a bit smaller than Lego bars. Finally: too expensive. I don't know which clone brand they use for the parts, but most likely "mybuild" only designed the frame, there's a clone manufacturer behind. In any case, this might be a 20 bucks Lego set, but for 20 bucks (& even there it would still be expensive), clones generally offer at least 3x more. Btw the sword is tile-on-a-clip, normally not illegal (Lego does it) but the way the clip touches the border of the clip is probably stressing the clip, in this case.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Magic wands now available in nearly all colors. Also the black book cover. And in all 3 colors.
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    HUGE Win in LEGO v. Lepin Case

    Pretty sure Lego could be considered a luxury business nowadays, with street prices so so far away from production costs. The prices in a country are most likely simply what Lego can get away with. I live in Belgium, a neighbor of France & Germany. Sets are more expensive in Belgium, like up to 10% (while VAT is only slightly higher here). The other day I bought a kinder surprise egg (sorry US people, something you'll never get because of silly laws). I was surprised (..) at the quality of the toy (a Smurf dude). In the past, such toys were just 1 big lump of plastic, possibly badly chain-painted. But here it looked like multi-molded, perfectly clean seams, really high-quality stuff. And Kinder can put this in a plastic egg, with chocolate around, for 80 cents and still make mad profits. What's the price of a minifig blind bag again?
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    HUGE Win in LEGO v. Lepin Case

    How is it nice news for you as a consumer? In the best case, instead of clones of existing sets, you'll see more & more original sets (or stolen MOCs) pop up, and IMHO that's not good for Lego that's stuck to its own internal rules & will now face competition with sets that will be better because 1. based on unpaid licenses (this is China afterall, it's not gonna change anytime soon) 2. based on adult licenses (which doesn't necessarily mean "for adults", but kids love Predator or whatever more than Disney's stuff) 3. based on stuff that has proven to be very popular with kids: war (tanks, etc) 4. looking better because less strict on the strength So Lego had unfair competition because of stolen IP, but ask yourself what is that IP really worth. Is it really "Ninjago" that sells? Also, ask yourself if Lego didn't replace the castles theme by that horrible Nexo for one reason: to one one more IP that they believe would have protected their sets, while they can't prevent any clone brand from releasing generic castles. And since Nexo flopped, what was it really worth? Perhaps Lepin would have sold more generic castles than Nexo clones, afterall. As for the sets themselves, if you think that the reason Lepin is so cheap is that they didn't have to invest in "R&D", then explain why Xingbao's sets are as cheap. LOTS of MOCers out there, it should be dirt cheap to design new sets. First because it's not a huge work, second because Chinese vs Danish salaries can't compare. Lego will still have competition, they could only dream of blocking ALL compatible bricks (and they've tried), but that's already lost for them.
  5. Not sure it's "awesome" that it did that only with neon colors, but I've already asked to get some special colors for lights. But hey, perhaps instead of true lights we could get new "virtual" colors that have more of their own light. Talking about neon colors, right now transparent orange is very very dull, while it's rather hard to differenciate transparent orange from neon red with real bricks. I think that needs to be fixed.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Not much else new, sadly. Except this one not known in any set yet (in red). (and of course, not in stock) & also in red, the cowl from the popup book, not available
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    [MOC] Rocketship - ADP Submission

    I meant fully tiled around, instead of using round parts. Like, this one https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/1b817aba-3990-4e6d-a17f-7a59a948d02f/application/f053e811-a026-48fa-bf7d-26ed15ae3203 Otherwise it's nice, I'm just not sure it'll be enough for the ADP.
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    [MOC] Rocketship - ADP Submission

    The attachment is pretty nice. IMHO the rocket would have been better fully plated, and in typical red. I'm tempted to post my entries as well, the amount of MOCs popping up once they have made their choices will probably be big.
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    New Flickr limits

    Flickr pro is a bit expensive for what it is, though. I mean, you can generally get unlimited hosting for half that price these days (ok, hosting services then raise update prices once they hold you by the balls, but still..)
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    New Flickr limits

    Bricksafe sounds ok on the paper. Browsing is no Flickr, though. (it's also proud to be "family safe", not exactly something I like, but that's just me)
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    New Flickr limits

    Flickr is pretty unique in that it's THE place for Lego. But it's soon gonna be limited to 1000 pics for free accounts. While it's a lot of pictures (that I haven't reached myself since 2015), it's not exactly future-proof anymore. Of course paid accounts aren't limited, but I like to think of Flickr as a future-proof online repository, and it might not be the perfect solution anymore. Is there better, though? Instagram? I started on MOCpages, but the website is technically a bit lacking, and images were overcompressed. Maybe.. Bricklink itself (yes it does have a personnal gallery)? On the other hand, the internet being the internet, do MOCs even exist anymore after a week? On Flickr I'd say yes, through people's favorites. Other than that.. (I also like that Flickr isn't (doesn't seem to be) censored btw. I mean, it's hosting porn, so it's pretty safe as for freedom of speech. Probably only matters for a minority in the Lego community, though. But Flickr isn't something Lego, being the total opposite as for censorship, could own itself. I mean, imagine a Flickr stripped from MOCs of tanks, temples, bars, etc)
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    AFOL designer program

    Yeah their stability check is total BS right now (& I don't even think it could be made to work. It'd have to take part weight, gravity, clutch power [in a big database] & other frictions into account - they will never be able to achieve that). Fortunately it's not required for submissions. It's not required at all. Here I've just created groups for the stuff to be built together. They also hint that various colors for hidden parts are welcome. What I don't know however is if the unique lots count matters. I have recolored some hidden parts to reduce it, but really I don't know if it's worth it.
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    AFOL designer program

    Talking about guns that aren't, when I was a kid, Lego didn't have any gun yet (I think), and in the space theme, this was every minifig's gun: While Bricklink is less hypocritical about it & calls it "Minifig, Utensil Space Gun / Torch", I just love its official name (B&P / LDD). It's "BUTT". Just that, BUTT. In uppercaps. It's not a gun, it's a BUTT!
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    AFOL designer program

    Even SF guns are forbidden? Damn, my entry has an optional Gatling gun attachment for the mechs :) Well, it's optional.
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    The best of the worst Lego Ideas

    Well to be fair, Peter Reid got his project done, and JK already got two of his. But I lost faith last year when "Wonders of Peru" reached 10k.