Kdapt-Preacher

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  1. Kdapt-Preacher

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Nothing good ever comes of trying to wildly guess what a set will be when the only information we have is a price point.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Or the photos he saw were too blurry to identify it, or it was a photo of a catalog page that wasn’t completely visible, or something like that. It doesn’t mean the figures that’ve been reported are in doubt.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    LEGO learned their lesson from the first Rebels wave about releasing sets before the show airs. The people that care enough to be following a Star Wars forum will be hyped for tBoBF and looking to buy merch before it airs, but nobody else is, and the sets wouldn’t sell any more than the Rebels ones sold. The right time for large BoBF sets will be during or shortly after the first season, like they did with the Razor Crest. The Ghost reportedly sold terribly when it was available, even though it’s expensive secondhand now, whereas the Razor Crest is a whole thing even outside of usual LEGO media. That’s a very clear message to TLG.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    To be even more technical, the GR75 has also been in four movies, the Lambda-class shuttle has been in five (albeit as wreckage in 7 and 9, and only in the Special Edition of ESB), the T-65 X-wing has been in seven (as wreckage in 7 and 8), and the Millennium Falcon has been in eight movies (although if we're distinguishing between ISD I and IIs we might distinguish between the RotS and Solo versions of the Falcon). But I do take your point! LEGO has clearly considered making a UCS Nebulon B, and I agree with the general consensus around here that all three ships from that contest are probably on the shortlist of UCS sets to make in the next couple of years. It just doesn't make sense for an $800 set; it would work very well as a 'regular' $200-400 UCS and wouldn't benefit purely from being huge in the same way the ISDs do.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Gideon, Fennec Shand, Bo-Katan, Gar Saxon, Maul, Ahsoka, all five Bad Batch clones, a mortar trooper, and possible dark troopers are trash? We know of 25 figures and at least 11 of them are new, with another 4-5 possible if Maul, Ahsoka, etc are new versions. And three of the others are stormtroopers, which are usually the most-requested army building figures. This is the most new characters we've gotten in a wave in years. What do you consider a good figure selection if not this? There's absolutely no chance that they make an $800 set of a ship most people wouldn't even recognize and that they hadn't even considered deserving of a regular set up to that point.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    This might be old news, but I haven't seen it mentioned here: There's a "Yoda's Galaxy Atlas" book with an exclusive Yoda minifig coming out on 13 April. https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Yodas-Galaxy-Atlas/dp/0744027276
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    A while back people were speculating about the Death Star II (ie, a remake of 10143, not of the recent playset ones). I don't think that was based on anything specific other than it fitting the pattern of the Falcon and ISD remakes, though.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I may be the only one, but... I actually like Jar Jar. I don’t own any Brickheadz because they look terrible, but that’s pretty much the only one I’d consider buying. I’d tell people I bought it ironically, but now you all know the dark truth.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    While I don't have a very high opinion of MandR, I think the criticism of 'brigading' the polls is unfair. If he was able to motivate people to vote, more power to him--that's the whole point of a poll. And after the whole Snapple flavor thing, and Pitbull going to the remotest Walmart in Alaska, and Boaty McBoatface, and any of the other recent high-profile hijackings of online polls, it's not like any company running one of the things doesn't understand what they're getting themselves into. LEGO asked what Brickhead people wanted, and the people cried out 'Jar Jar'! The voters may not be representative of the totality of LEGO's market (in fact, they almost certainly aren't), but that doesn't mean the poll is rigged or the methodology illegitimate.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I would argue that we have. Less abrupt and explicit, maybe, but there's a pretty clear point around 2007 where the level of detail and variety of building techniques changed dramatically. Sets from after that point look basically modern (e.g., the 2007 MTT wouldn't look out of place if it was released this year) while sets from before are a much more simplistic style. The various TIE fighters make a good comparison; the ones from 2001 and 2005 look basically the same, and so do the ones from 2012 and 2018, but the ones from before 2006 are totally different from the modern ones. That also roughly corresponds to the shift from yellow to light nougat minifigures in 2005.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    And my personal opinion--which, granted, is based on only a meager five years of participating in these threads, and therefore surely carries far less weight than yours--is that aggressive, condescending users who would rather have silence than discussion they don't approve of do vastly more harm to these forums than the people who are here to actually talk to one another. All the folks here who find it intolerable to sort through pages of discussion to find specific pieces of news are fundamentally in the wrong place--you want a curated news feed, not a thread on a forum. The discussion is the point! It's important that we keep the blatant wishlisting out of this thread solely because of its tendency to propagate into misinformation when people skim this thread, don't realize it isn't real, and copy it onto Instagram or other pages from which it gets copied back here again as 'actual' rumor; but other than that, I don't believe I've ever seen discussion here that I felt truly didn't belong. It's not like it gets in the way of more 'productive' conversation, since any hint of concrete news immediately displaces whatever discussion was happening previously. My suggestion would be to leave this thread more or less as it is, with moderators only stepping in if the off-topic discussion is *completely* out of hand (which I don't think I've ever seen happen here, but I recognize that it has in other places, so some amount of moderation will probably occasionally be necessary); and have the existing 'news' thread be what Legolandia and the others who only want news are looking for: lock it, and have a moderator copy over only the bare-bones confirmed news when it's announced (or, leave it open and remove any posts that contain content other than confirmed news, which is basically what it already is).
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Random users trying to mini-mod and shut down discussion that a moderator specifically asked for also doesn’t help this thread any. It’s not like we get a hundred posts a day here—having a couple of pages of discussion of some vaguely relevant topic during what would otherwise be months-long gaps between actual news harms no-one.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    No, there have been four--1999, 2007, 2011, and 2015. They aren't as overdone as snowspeeders, sure, but don't act like there haven't been plenty of them, LMAO.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I'm not going to believe that they shipped RotJ Luke with a blue lightsaber unless I open the box and see it for myself. There's been the very occasional odd thing in the past, like Poggle the Lesser having a brown cane where white would've made more sense, but this will be the nineteenth (roughly) set to include that figure and all the other ones were correct. It isn't impossible that LEGO has made a mistake here, but it is highly implausible.