GoldenNinja3000

Eurobricks Dukes
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  1. GoldenNinja3000

    LEGO Titanic 2021 Discussion

    Yeah, 9090 pieces seems a lot more believable than 12,000. I'd say that definitely kills all hope of an interior, though. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a small section like the Grand Staircase, but even the Taj Mahal didn't have any interior detail (although that is a 2008 design, to be fair).
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Discussion

    I've wanted a LEGO Titanic since I was 8 years old, so I'm really excited for this set. An October 20th release is way sooner than I was expecting, though! I still think $630 is an insane amount of money for this set since I expected it to be $300-400 max, but I'm hoping it's got a nice stand and at least some interior detail like the Grand Staircase for that price and piece count. It's crazy to think that we'll be seeing pictures in about a month!
  3. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm not a fan of the What If sets because both mechs are pretty bad builds compared to the good $30-40 Hulkbusters we've been getting for years. I like the appearance of the Sakaarian mech and the car transformation is cool, but IMO there's no excuse for such poor arm and leg articulation on both of these mechs. I really hate the limb builds.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just built Bro Thor's New Asgard! I love the detail in the set but it's kind of smaller than I expected. Usually $20-30 Super Heroes sets are a good value but I feel like this one is overpriced. I love the Korg figure, though.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Iron Monger, Thor's living room, and Arishem are all standout builds this year for me. I don't want an entire wave of 4+ sets, personally. I'd take mediocre builds with more pieces over mediocre builds made of 3 giant molds since at least I can recycle the parts in non-4+ sets.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, First Flying Lesson is in no way part of the 2018-2020 system. Retail exclusives have often not been shown in the back of manuals and if it was meant to go with the older system instead of the 2021 one wouldn't its manual show it connected to those sets? The modular 8x8 sections (and the annoying grate plates) clearly mark it as part of the 2021 castle, and as someone else pointed out even the door section is the exact same size as the Chamber entrance. I love the exterior of the Flying Lesson but I think the interior is a bit lacking, and since I'm not very happy with the 2021 castle in general I think I'll be doing a bit of modification soon.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    2021 being a reboot of the theme is what I was afraid of. I'm hoping it's a one-off anniversary year deal, but it looks like it's not. While I'll gladly get more Hogwarts sets in the 2021 style, I far prefer the 2018-2020 ones since the new exteriors are extremely lacking as others have pointed out. I do want more Goblet of Fire sets, though...
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The only reason I haven't ordered from Minifigures Plus yet is because it says they won't ship until February 2022. That seems like a really long wait for a sealed box and the next series would be out by then. I might order from them anyway and still buy random packs in September, but I'd love to find a US seller that will ship in September/October. Edit: Apparently the Minifigures Plus website advertises a mid-September ship date. On Brickset it was February. Not sure why it's different but yeah, that price is unbeatable.
  9. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Whoops, okay then. I forgot about Brexit so feel free to disregard my comments. When I've shopped from other retailers in Europe like Brickshop, VAT was excluded from my total purchase price after putting in a US delivery address, although I don't know how the VAT laws in the Netherlands might differ. I certainly wasn't told about any way to reclaim the VAT amount and after the whole import taxes debacle that took weeks to resolve with Minifigure Maddness, I'm probably going to find a different retailer to buy a sealed box from this time. I looked into JB Spielwaren but sadly it seems like they only ship in Europe.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've bought from them twice before (located in the US) and they have decent prices, but I feel like they're a little scammy for people in North America. They still charge VAT even though it shouldn't apply to US/Canadian buyers, claiming that it's to cover import taxes, but I still had to pay additional import taxes on my last order because the company hadn't covered them. That wouldn't be something to worry about in the UK though and my boxes have always arrived in great condition so I'd say go for it!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, that box doesn't make any sense to me. I like the little show logos with a couple of the figures but why on earth wouldn't the full lineup be shown on the top of the box like with every other series?
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The back of the box says it's 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) tall and 19.5 inches (50 cm) wide. It's honestly not as tall as I expected, although I think that's a good thing since it'll be able to fit in more of my display spaces.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't know why Kamala's powers were changed and I'm hoping she still has the stretching in addition to the energy constructs, but it does make her fit in a bit better with Carol and Monica if she's now an energy-based hero as well. I'm glad that we'll presumably get a figure of her with normal arms and some purple Power Bursts but losing the arm stretching annoys me.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm honestly surprised at how well this set is being received here. Maybe it's because everyone had low expectations, but even though it's well-designed I still don't understand why a random stack of life-size builds was made. When I heard the D2C would be buildable objects I was hoping for something like the Horcruxes or the founders' objects (although I doubted that would happen because making a stable Sword of Gryffindor would be too difficult). I've just got completely mixed feelings on this set. I'm going to buy it and I really like certain parts of it, but I also intensely dislike other aspects. Part of that is because of the other sets in the theme - why give us a small displayable Hedwig if there's going to be a much better one a year later, and why skip Gringotts when it's so conspicuously absent from last year's Diagon Alley? I like the displayable HP sets LEGO has rolled out so far, but I have to agree with @Clone OPatra about the direction of the theme in general. I don't want half of the sets every year to be display objects. We got the Art mosaics, Fawkes, Harry & Hermione, and now this Hogwarts Icons set in the same year, not to mention the Wizard's Chess and Hogwarts Moments sets which are playable but not at all like regular sets. It's kind of overkill at this point IMO. I'm crossing my fingers for some great Deathly Hallows sets next year but I'm worried we aren't going to get any.
  15. GoldenNinja3000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I've got mixed feelings on this. It's an incredible piece of LEGO art but it seems like something the Noble Collection would release as a sculpture, and I'd have absolutely no interest in a display piece like this if it wasn't LEGO. Hedwig is amazing but we just got a display model of her last year. The bottles and Snitch are my favorite builds and I like the look of the wand and the books, but building the books seems like it's going to be a major pain in the butt especially since they only exist to provide height for Hedwig's perch. The golden figures are incredible though! I was hoping for Dumbledore but I'm thrilled to see McGonagall and Hagrid here as well. The Chocolate Frog card stand is also very well done. I'll still get this set since I have enough VIP points to get it for free, but this isn't really a Harry Potter D2C I would have ever asked for.