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  1. I confess to being pretty disappointed in this lineup, especially for a milestone like this. Maybe I'll feel better about it when I get to see them, but for now it's pretty lackluster. At the very least, you know what they should have done? 20 separate figures. There is ample precedent for going beyond the typical 16, and it would have been both appropriately special and thematic.
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    Themes LEGO should discontinue

    @Toastie Just wanted to say, nice HHG reference!
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    Is LEGO making way too many vehicles?

    This seems to reflect a difference in the way adults and kids approach LEGO. Speaking in broad strokes, I think kids see their sets as toys and adults see them as miniature models. A vehicle is easier and more intuitive to play with after assembly than a building or other stationary structure, which is more natural to just sit in place on display.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    I called out the Halloween partygoer, Pink Elephant, and Ice Wizard (that's what I call him) because I can see characters like these being included in a CMF series without being decried as mere retreads of previous figures. The Halloween gal isn't exactly wearing a costume, is she?--just clothes and hair dye (and depending on the face you use, makeup) that proclaim a love of Halloween. The Pink Elephant is arguably a spinoff of the Series 18 Elephant Girl, but the Valentine's Day iconography stands out. Whereas if the 2018 Halloween characters had been included in a regular CMF line, everyone would have complained that they were just slight recolors of existing figures. I think it represents a new phase in a trend.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    It does kinda seem that way, doesn't it? I've identified four "stages" of this phenomenon: 1. BAM station contains what I assume is overstock of minifig parts from identifiable figures and sets. Sometimes you get CMF parts in there, but never enough to complete a particular figure--for example, I saw a lot of Egyptian queen heads and torsos at one point, but not her skirt or hair. 2. From time to time, you see variant colors of parts that have never been used in a known minifig, such as the blue clown wig and teal scarecrow hat. 3. End of 2018: The BAM stations are loaded with Halloween and Christmas themed parts that obviously go together as complete minifigs, and are equally obviously based on existing CMFs (and Mrs. Claus). Yet they are still different enough to be worth collecting, if you like that sort of thing. It's nice to be able to build a Halloween town where not all the vampires are identical. 4. End of 2019-now: We are seeing entirely new CMF-like characters, such as the Halloween partygoer, ice wizard, and pink Valentine elephant, that can only be assembled from BAM stations. Are they rejected CMF concepts that made it far enough into pre-production to be deemed worth manufacturing and selling a different way? Who knows, but I stan! We do need to get these new parts posted on Bricklink though. Part of the reason I was so unsettled when I couldn't find them at my local store was that I knew that was the only way for me to obtain them.
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    Ideas for CMFs

    Magnificent, @Robert8! The Monster Bride is one that I'm baffled hasn't actually been made yet. The Park Ranger would be an instant chaser with that fawn, and likewise the Shepherd with the black lamb. I love the Centaur's hair, which would work equally well for a feral elf. The Oni, I notice, has blue skin. Can we expect a red one in the future?
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Crisis averted! Both pink elephant and ice wizard were in abundance at the Glendale, CA store today! I grabbed a bunch of penguins too! And the employee manning the BAM station said they should get the Q2 Easter parts right on schedule.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Oof, I hope I can find the elephant and that crystal torso. None of the stores I've been to so far have had them.
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    Dr. Smolder Bravestone

    Such smoldering intensity!
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    Ideas for CMFs

    This already looks like great fun!
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Oh, no. I haven't even found the Valentine's elephant or snow crystal guy yet, and now these are showing up? What am I going to do? All these holiday/seasonal minifig parts are too cute!
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    Ideas for CMFs

    Will we be seeing a new series when February rolls around?
  13. We need some kind of large floppy-eared dog, for sure. I don't know about the rest of you but I have to give TLG the side-eye for trying to pass off a perky-eared dog as a "Dalmatian" in some recent sets.
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    [MOC] Disneyland Skyline

    Wonderful! I love the inverted plate for the Splash Mountain canoe!
  15. Yeah, it's a very niche interest, but the less outlandish concepts (the polo shirts and modern jackets) have a chance of seeing daylight at least.