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  1. Karalora

    Disney Properties 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    *shrug* It's not just Disney. Any given TV series just doesn't have the reach of a comparable movie. A movie viewing is a singular event--you go to the theater (or, increasingly, fire up your streaming service) and it's just two hours or so out of your life. Everyone who sees the movie gets about the same experience in terms of the actual content. Consuming an entire series is a much greater time commitment, so far fewer people will commit, and people who can only catch bits of it won't necessarily all catch the same bits, and so won't have the shared experience of people who saw the same movie. That in turn makes a series harder to advertise and harder to merchandise than an otherwise similar film.
  2. Karalora

    Disney Properties 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    TV shows never get as widespread mainstream attention as films.
  3. Karalora

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I should make a list... In any case, I've got all year to think about it, because at this point I have used up the available space. (I have to pick and choose which sets to build each year because I just don't have room to display them all!) Up right now are: The new Main Street (all builds) The Bakery, and the horse-drawn wagon from the same set The Post Office, including the mail truck The 2020 ice skating rink The 2012 LE Sleigh ride set An assortment of small bench builds from various WV sets I may try to squeeze in a Christmas tree stand, but it's pretty packed already and I've hardly even put any minifigs in it yet!
  4. Karalora

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I've started decorating for the season, which means putting together my Winter Village, including the new Main Street set! It actually works very well because of the aforementioned limited display space, but the toy shop build does render the original Winter Toy Shop a bit obsolete. I've been considering "retiring" some of my older WV sets as some of the pieces start to get brittle and crack, but another option for the old Toy Shop might be to change it to some other kind of shop! Any suggestions? I'm not a very experienced MOCer so I'd want to have to tweak the actual build as little as possible. With the display stands in the window and the little workshop area up top, I'm thinking maybe...an ornament shop?
  5. Karalora

    Ideas for CMFs

    Someone in the other thread said the dog is probably meant to represent a Papillon, which was a popular breed in the French court. The TLG version also gets points for the over-the-top cosmetics, which were very much en vogue.
  6. It occurs to me that the Potter's headwrap would be very easy to repurpose for a Brazilian or Colombian folk costume.
  7. Welp, I'm in love! The referee is the only one with no personal interest for me, and even so, that soccer ball would be a good addition to the LEGO minifig toy collection.
  8. Karalora

    Disney Properties 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Same for me! Back in the day I said that if there were a LEGO Sleeping Beauty Castle, I would sell off my Cinderella Castle in order to pay for it if I had to, because I'd rather have the one I'm familiar with than the other one. (That's still my position, though it's very unlikely I would have to.) And I agree that $160 is probably too low for a proper Sleeping Beauty Castle set at the current price scaling. At the same time, if LEGO is going to keep producing Disney theme park sets, I can't imagine they'd want to be without a castle at any given time, since the castles are by far the most iconic buildings in the parks.
  9. Karalora

    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    They can gnaw on a bone...
  10. It's an "old kung fu master" type character showing off some moves (with afterimages of his arms to show how fast he's moving).
  11. I missed one yesterday...maracas! We can put that under percussion.
  12. What do we have so far? You mention the Wild West "trumpet" (actually a bugle, though at minifig accessory scale the difference is probably negligible), and without checking Bricklink I can think of: Woodwinds: Saxophone Flute (3L or 4L bar with printing) Bagpipes Strings: Acoustic guitar Electric guitar (a few different shapes and several print designs) Banjo Violin Lute Misc: Keytar And that's about it as far as it goes with specific pieces. I think one of the old Islanders sets had a printed round tile to represent an animal-skin drumhead, and I seem to recall a 1 x 2 tile with a piano keys print. Which leads to the point that larger (i.e. not handheld) instruments tend to be brick-built, like the gorgeous pipe organ in the recent Haunted House set. To have a proper marching band, we'd definitely need some brass (tuba/sousaphone, trombone, trumpet/cornet, French horn), and expanded woodwinds (clarinet, oboe, bassoon, a flute/piccolo done in silver), and also some drums set up on body harnesses--a bass drum and a set of snares. Glockenspiel and portable marimba/xylophone are also found in marching bands. For an orchestra, we need the brass, the woodwinds, the drums not on harnesses, and some larger strings--cello, bass fiddle, harp. Although a stationary drum set could, of course, be piece-built. I'd also like to have a lyre or other small handheld harp.
  13. Karalora

    Disney Properties 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Honestly, any theme park-only character is probably too obscure for the general consumers. Which is not to say that they shouldn't make any, because it may be small, but the Disney theme park fandom is ferociously, illogically loyal and ready to drop absurd amounts of money on anything that tells us the company remembers we exist. I would love to have a Figment minifig. And, as the kids say, I don't even go here (meaning I have little personal connection to Epcot, being a Southern California native).
  14. Karalora

    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    I don't know if "brown" is being used here to refer to the specific color or as a catch-all for shades in that family, but I think dark tan would make for a more naturalistic looking bunny than the standard brown. On the other hand, the brown would look like a chocolate bunny.
  15. Karalora

    Seasonal Parts and Minifigs We Need!

    The new Christmas tree set this year uses red Technic balls as ornaments. It might actually be a little too tall for all but the grandest public displays if we're talking minifig scale though. It can be hard to determine where the line is between religious and "merely" cultural. Ironically, the fact that devils are considered evil might make it easier for them to make the jump from one side to the other, since adherents of a religion are unlikely to insist that devils are emblematic of their faith. The Cute Little Devil is very obviously a child in a Halloween costume, which adds another layer of separation, whereas when people dress up as angels, it's usually for a church function, bringing it right back to religion. On the whole, I agree that stereotypical angels in the sense of "pretty people with robes and halos and feathered wings" have evolved to be a pop-culture archetype as much as or more than a religious one, but I can see why TLG might be hesitant to cross that line even though they've nudged right up to it more than once.