crimsondeity

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  1. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I’d love to see a fortress style pyramid for the pyro snake faction; but I’d be surprised of we got one in this wave. Although if I’m not mistaken, the S.O.G. and Hunted sets were spread out over two waves? So maybe we’ll see something like that for early 2020. I recently picked up the monastery set, and really enjoyed the build. The easter eggs were great! I also really enjoyed all of the little details and traps. In the future, I’d like to see either updated, more detailed versions of previous builds along with never released sets from previous series; maybe they could continue the Ninjago City series while moving away from the movie tie-ins.
  2. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    It’s definitely a unique way to utilize the spinner; I just tend to be more of a “display” person, so its not a function I’ll end up using after the first set-up. But again, I’m not the target audience!
  3. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Yeah, I’m not a fan of those being included, especially in the Castle set. I wish they had gone with something more like the Dragon Pit, with the towers incorporating prisons, workshops, etc. It makes for a more interesting build and display, and in my opinion, has longer play value. I’m assuming that the spinner gimmick is still popular with kids, since they continue to release them individually and in sets; but it seems like an odd choice to turn one of the bigger, more expensive sets into a glorified launchpad.
  4. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Wow, these all look so good! The Fire Snake, Ice Fortress and Lloyds Mech are all must-gets for me, along with a few of the little set with the wolf. I may get the Land Bounty, but I feel like I want to see a detailed review or at least look at it on display in the Lego store before I commit. The other vehicles seem well-designed, and I may pick them up at some point; but I’ll probably wait until they go on sale at some point.
  5. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    The Chima designs and the Ninjago Serpentine designs are pretty different from each other; but we’ve already had one scene showing that Chima exists in one of the Realms connected to the Realm Crystal. And apparently we’re getting some sort of nod/scene with Chima again this year. So there’s definitely potential. I wonder if that snake sarcophagus that shows up in museum scenes will have anything to do with the Pyro Snakes.
  6. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I think what you’re calling lashes, I was seeing as thicker brows? In any case, I was looking at the print as a whole, as well as the non-traditional (in Lego terms) hair style under the headdress. The mouth is much wider and “rakish” which are usually reserved for the boys, while characters like Nya or Skylor have slightly more heart-shaped lips. I do agree that the torso print suggests that the character is meant to be a girl. And it’s also very possible that the overall design was meant to show a more “living in the wilds” vibe. Either way, I’m sure Lego intends for Akita to be a girl; I feel that some people think I was initially saying that the character would/should be gender-fluid, when it was merely a “it would be interesting...” thought. In the real world, someone with bright yellow skin would be considered deathly ill; in Lego parlance, it just means the character represents a human. I personally never said anything about lipstick, but Lego figures meant to represent women usually either have lipstick or more demure, heart-shaped lips; they also tend to have slightly thinner, more arched brows and either lashes or what appears to be eyeliner.
  7. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I haven’t seen it brought up frequently here around this particular character; but I doubt people bring it up as a sort of “trait”. That would be more like Cole being a big eater. Akita is a mystery character at this point. What we’ve seen of the mini-fig doesn’t have the traditional faceprint cues, and the cool wolf hat means no hairstyle clues. Even the name is nebulous, because it probably alludes to the dog breed Akita. As I’ve already stated, the character is probably meant to be female, but posing as a boy for some reason; Mulan is probably the most commonly known tale using this trope, but a lot of East Asian story-telling incorporates it. Conversely, Akita could also just be a teen boy with with mystical wolf/dog powers, like Naruto. But until more info comes out, people will play around with theories.
  8. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I was born before the anime boom, but I was in my late teens/early 20s when it hit. And even outside of anime and video games like Pokemon, I had a general knowledge of some East Asian mythology (primarily Japanese) such as kitsune, kappa, etc. For kids and young teens outside of East Asia, I’d assume that regardless of awareness of the mythology they’ll see Akita and go “oh a cool fox/wolf with three tails!!”. The majority of them will probably compare him/her to Naruto, Ninetails or some other kitsune based character. Back on topic of the mini-fig; I’m almost as excited for their human form as I am for their molded beast form. I suspect that the character is probably female, but has some sort of “Mulan” thing going on. As interesting as an actual gender-fluid character could be, I doubt they’ll try to unwrap all of that in a 30 minute animated toy commercial
  9. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I agree. And while I’m assuming that the prices are not confirmed yet, I’ve seen both $10 and $15 prices quoted.
  10. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Yeah, it looks like a great little army building set. Although I’m not sure what I’ll do with the handful of Lloyds I’ll end up with
  11. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I’d imagine the “FS” stands for Forbidden Spinjitsu.
  12. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Ouch; I’m not terribly impressed by these so far. Of course, they are leaked images, so who knows. The Land Destiny looks interesting, and I’m curious to see more of the snake build. I’m slightly disappointed in the Ice Fortress/Castle, but maybe better, more up-close photos will change my mind. I wonder if this is all we’re getting for this arc, or if they’ll continue with it beyond the summer releases.
  13. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I love the new Cole. The bandana may be limiting, but it looks so cool. I really can’t wait to see pictures of the builds; especially the castle.
  14. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I’ve considered that; I know it happens with leaks sometimes. But after 3-4 “ICE EMPEROR REVEALED” leaks, I prefer to remain sceptical until I either get official (or reliably leaked) info. I feel like IE would have a distictive set of armor; maybe I’m putting too much thought into it, but seeing three sets of armor (removable, not counting torso prints or legs) that are identical aside from color makes me feel like we havn’t seen him completely yet. I’m also interested to see if all of the pyro serpents have been revealed. We’ve gotten traditional minifig legs, ghost/flame/whisp “legs” and the more traditional Serpentine torso/tail.
  15. crimsondeity

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I just meant that at this point there isn’t anything “special” about any of those figures that would immediately suggest one is the Emperor. Unless I’ve missed a set list that specifically lists the white armored samurai as being exclusive to the Castle set?