Kim-Kwang-Seok

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  1. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2022 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Maybe because other (legal) producers are putting out more and more sets with prints? I know this isn't Lego but if one restaurant serves you sushi for free if you order the main dish and the main dish is also cheaper then... I was always fine with Lego stickers anyway - I tried to make texture with bricks and as I had some of the few older and fully printed sets, I can state that the colours were even more off than from stickers. Razors Crest: The engines are the best so far (compared to any MOC) though I dislike the 24 dark tan tiles. There are some horrible gaps - especially the completely exposed bottom could have easily been fixed by like 8 plates. Oh and it's really weird to only have the landing gear. Like that flying shot on the boxart looks weird . Overall looks great - I hope to get to see it in a store once.
  2. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2022 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Not the best pictures but from what I can see it looks similar to the MOC's. Not as smooth but also not as fragile. About silver: They put some light and dark gun metal grey parts in the weird Naboo fighter - didn't work for me, did it work for anyone here? Better the wrong colour but at least one colour instead of a rainbow of grey tones. Technically the ship and Mando armor should be something between dark and light metal grey yeah but TLG just doesn't have the parts for chrome or silver ships of that size.
  3. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    music is insane. Watch the 3 hour documentary where they explain how important music was for them to begin with!on And how much work they put into it! Most 100 million dollar movies only ever do a half assed job with the soundtrack. Anyway I did like everything post S9 - after the shift in tone in s11 there were also improvements. I liked the inclusion of side characters! But overall the insane level of S8-9 is something not many cartoon shows manage to hit. And Ninjago didn't hit this mark anymore, though MoM and the ending of last season came close. I'm sorry this show will likely be forgotten in the not too distant future! Let's see what next year will bring. But after the downscales of the last years I don't hope for much.
  4. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    price increase in Europe

    I've just checked out some retailers out of curiosity. So the "better" retailers mostly have the updated UVP price, but the sets are now simply put on sale for the exact same price as before. Therefore the gap between UVP and the offered price has simply risen. Only in a few cases I saw the price on sale was between 2-5€ higher (I didn't look at any UCS style sets though). Some sets were even cheaper. An extreme example was the SW Cad Bane ship for 110-125€ - meaning 45-60€ on sale. Other retailers, that reduced their space for Lego sets within the last years significantly and mostly offer small sales or only UVP, indeed now show the higher prices. I would assume Lego sets and especially specific sets that don't run as well in Europe (as compared to the US) will disappear and limit the reach of the brand even further in retailers (online shopping is another story of course). Retailers that mainly sell other things like groceries but have lots of Lego simply because of their size will be fine anyway. I fear small toy shops will take the hardest blow in this (as they always have been in the last 15 years).
  5. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    But how do we know this? Maybe you are right - sounds reasonable. But isn't the root for this issues that we have ZERO transparency?. The only thing we can ever hope for, is some designers or employees giving us a piece of honest information in an random interview. Like when they said in context to an unrelated topic: "Oh we won't ever make SW Rebels sets again cause they ain't selling" - instead of stating this fact years before, when fans were expecting sets but never getting any (for good economical reasons it seems). With transparency you could shut up a lot of the IG troll-talk by just getting out some facts like: Hey, we'd like to get ya'll some Naboo capitol ships but prequels mostly don't sell while Landspeeders do. Press releases mostly are corporate BS. Like when they say blind bags will become blind boxes, because of environment. Not because they think we'll blindly buy way more CMF's. Ha ha ha.... Maybe the service was a pain in their antistud and this was a convenient way to get rid of it and. Without a modern way of communicating, we can only speculate. And nope, Lego is not outsourcing expensive PR-people by using the ambassador network. For some open questions you could hire like 3 employees, if you let them do their job. Other companies manage. This void Lego leaves (including the CMF controversy) - is boosting the aftermarket. But who knows if they even care. If you make all them profits and you have supply chain issues, staff shortage etc. - why even care? Then again, maybe this will hurt TLG in the long term or does already and the top dogs are too blind to see this. We don't know much and this debate is mostly trying to kill time until hopefully we have clarity or even improvement. R.I.P. B&P (for now) We may have been impatient with you. You were always late to the party and you were a mess. But when you arrived you made us all happy.
  6. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    [MOC] Hippocampus - my new ship with an unusual hull

    Wow! I have to refrain looking at any ships to not get bad (time, money and space demanding) ideas but this one looks really great! Autistic as I am the clean-as-possible colour scheme is appreciated!
  7. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Happy my old stuff made someone happy! I hope you can find the rest of the Rebels crew as well but Zeb was the most expensive anyway.
  8. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2023 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I never understand the complaints (not saying you complained, I feel like you just mention the likely set cycle)? Lego doesn't produce them repeats for the AFOB minority buying every single version of em. Like any other producer they produce what sells. Therefore the 10 most iconic OT sets and around 2 PT sets are what we will get most of the time. I've read so many comments stating the last landspeeders and throne room sets were boring - I was even tempted at both sets as the designs were actually much better and more accurate. Always awesome that they put a good figure in a cheap set. Even greater, if they update the helmet or at least some of the prints. 10€ set would even be in my tight budget . My Post OT Boba is using the better original helmet/jetpack combo. Looks great but the original Boba would like his helmet back
  9. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    If I may ask; my last comment on this issue: Is it a sponsering issue or more dependent on a "only Lego" philosophy? If it's about the philosophy: the Forum is called "Eurobricks" and not "Eurolego". Would it be possible that - at one point - the forum could adapt/become more open? Again, I don't know how things are in the US? One of the most accepted, high quality alternative brands is Cobi - a polish company growing a lot at the moment. 100% produced in the EU but I know they are exporting to higher prices in the US as well; Jangbricks is reviewing Cobi sets from time to time. Again, it's 100% legal; in this case many recent parts of Lego were even inspired by older Cobi parts. In Germany, alternatives have been exploding for a while now. For sure there are other forums - but Eurobricks is simply the best and most professional forum about our brick based hobby. You guys and gals as admins are doing a fantastic job and the community here is great. If it's about economy I get it; debate is over for me. But if it's philosophy only - why not be a place for everyone? After all we only want to build great stuff and share it
  10. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yesterday I watched a review of the new minifig scale Aston Martin. It's supposed to be a very small car while the Lego set proportions make it look like it's a huge SUV - towering any figure. I think the car looks as good as Lego can do. Probably amongst the best sets of this scale they were ever able to design. Lego physics are simply limited. Any train has only 4 studs wide interior and is 6 studs wide counting also the exterior. With thin window pieces you can push seats to one side but basically the "hallway" remaining is 1,5 studs thick and best case only a suggestion for figs to squeeze through. Same with exterior: All these details wouldn't be possible if you go standard minifigscale. So what do you want? You want almost the same train set of last time but with more figs, bigger train station, more tracks and 3 waggons? Or you want UCS style train with focus on the exterior but only one waggon (otherwise more money) as well as proportions which are off? Edit: Someone's gotta make a top 10 list of the most iconic ways Lego leaked super confidential sets themselves. I imagine for folks opening their expected castle box this must be the best leak ever. I wonder if Lego will require them to send back sets?
  11. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Ok sorry I wasn't sure how the rules apply specifically. I thought we just shouldn't accidentally advertise the knockoff brands by namedropping them. As conversation was a lot about logistics, services, especially for parts and newer/specific parts I thought it would be on topic and not against any rules. Got it now.
  12. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Oh so Legacy is really dead? How unfortunate I didn't plan on buying new stuff other than magazine gifts but I would have liked to see new versions of the Oni trilogy or Skybound.
  13. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Yupe. Like so many things I'm sure the great creators, producers and designers are even more frustrated than us. But I would REALLY like to get some transparency WHY THE HECK this is always so uneconomical and randomly chaotic. If a Lego ambassador could ask and some informed TLG person would say: "There are issues with ressources, covid or schedules and therefore we need 2 months to finish animating or recording for the show". Most folks would understand. But instead it's like "maybe some kid drops clips on youtube of EVERY episode tomorrow. Maybe they don't even come out in October? Who knows!" You'd think there's people involved when some local TV channel is getting the episodes out. So why can't they just put them on Netflix in time and tell us before? Or drop an episode at some event. Anyone would be happier, TLG and Netflix would get more money . I feel like either no one knows what marketing is or the system is to complicated. The ideal time to show the rest of the show would have been like one month ago. In October the hype is gone and maybe we have leaks of the next wave already
  14. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    As I had a taste now of cheaper alternative services (again all 100% legal) I have to say I see no option going back to the inferior quality of most Lego pieces, sets and services. Figures with 360 degree printing, moving knees, ellbows, shoulders for 1€? Large variety of smooth plates and smooth plates for the underside? Take this and then go to a Lego store post-Covid with the employee telling you you can't modify pre built BAM figures and if I want one hair piece I have to buy the whole figure with plain legs and a random face. Nope. That being said Lego has great quality and improved in almost every way don't get me wrong. One thing I miss with other brands is that there is almost no diversity - like in the old days of Lego. So yeah some figs and parts would still intrigue me but I also have confidence that I wouldn't escalate as much anymore since I have eaten from a better table.