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  1. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Updating Your Harry Potter Minifigures

    new CMF has best hair piece alternative so far for Newt Scamander - green Brick guy reuses different colour from an Overwatch set
  2. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Unlike many actually quite simple designs in earlier sci-fi movies with Star Wars ships its always about the details: Razors Crest - like the Gonzati class cruiser - could be seen as a box with 2 wings or engines on the sides. But with the Gonzati for example there are very sleek curves going through the main body - which were not at all represented in the Lego set. I am therefore sooo glad they did manage to represent many aspekts in the Razors Crest, that make all the difference from a simple "box with 2 engines". This is the first design I can really appreciate, in it's Lego form since like 5 years or so. Thing is most people - even many here - dont seem to see the slight details which make all the difference. I find it often interesting, when people complain about a rehashed design for a Lego set - when there are big structural changes. Unlike the X-Wing: Lego uses the exact same (boxy) concept for the X-Wing since like 5 years - even though it is neither accurate for the old X-Wing - even less so for the shorter and sleeker sequel trilogy X-Wings.
  3. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I have gotten my order yesterday and there were some parts missing. the provided list also proves it. Thankfully they were the least important parts which I have ordered. Interestingly there were MANY extra parts that I did not order and which were not 2 be found on the list
  4. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    A selection of starfighters, A-Z

    this. No idea how I could have never gotten around to see these mocs. They are around the best. The X-Wings are the best versions I have seen so far. I never understand how TLG and other mocs can make the sequel X-Wings nose so large and boxy. Ur original designs are also quite cool!
  5. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    very dissapointing confirmation that Nya again will only come in 1-2 sets (if there even is a Ninja version of her here). This would be the 3rd wave So sad female characters are getting pushed out of Ninjago, after we got so many since a few seasons..
  6. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    In almost any case the new capes are far superior. The old capes are basically just paper. On characters like Vader or Kylo Ren, it makes a huge difference. I could imagine though that the new capes are not stable enough for kids, as the neckholes can get thinner and rip over time. Or maybe its a cost issue - like the setback on dual molding and arm printing. I actually considered purchasing the new Y-Wing but the usage of old paper cape took my motivation away. On another note: From both reviews as from my own recently purchased sets: I have had never so much issues with ripped pieces than in the last year. I have some figures for 20 years now and the arms rarely ripped or actually broke apart. Now I have so many new figures with rips in arms (3 cases of arms just breaking apart when putting in the attatched hands) and even torsos with rips on the sides. Is Lego's quality decreasing in general?
  7. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I love how endless the possibilities are and how well it still works Interestingly except for the theme this year and the dragon hunters all villains or new players had a somewhat oriental if not eastern asian vibe. Like we never got European like knights (whether they are humans or humanoid salamandars). Even the pirates had Samurai like shirts.
  8. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Updating Your Minifigs

    From pictures posted here I initially thought the belt print will look off cause it is different brown. But on mine it looks spot on. And like mentioned above: 2 belts are more than fine in SW Jango and Boba also had 2 belts on their recent minifigures. I regret so hard not getting the Maul/Mandalorian speeder. Once saw it at 11$ on sale in a store years ago. Those helmets with the Batman armor look amazing! I even think about getting the Mandalorian MC; but the helmet is so damn plain. I'm afraid better versions of it will only be available in expensive sets.
  9. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Updating Your Minifigs

    thanks for sharing! I love how such a cheap set gives us so many possibilities for modification. I only bought one pack and spent about 10 hours trying endless possibilities with printed or dual molded arms and parts of other figures Fortunately I purchased the Rebel battlepack including 2 grey jet packs a few years ago on 50% off sale. I put the 2 jetpacks on both s1 Sabine Wren and the blue Mandalorian - looks great
  10. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Updating Your Minifigs

    the new 2020 Mando battlepack is full of possibilities. For example; the dark orangeish helmet would fit great with the colour scheme of the S2 Sabine Wren; if you give her the dual molded black-dark orange Garmadon arms from TLNM CMF. the blue Mando could be used for a future style Sabine due to its bright colours and purple paint. Btw does anyone here know how to best modify the Mandalorian figure from the AT-ST walker? I consider purchasing it for the figure, but dont know still how to modify it?
  11. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    same last set; old Luke; before Kylo's big shuttle with 70% retail 4 interesting and unique figures in a cheap set. Thx TLG <3 Just sad the dark brown one doesn't appear to have any leg printing. Spare legs from Apocalypse Wildstyle should suit him. And I hope they'll have black heads. Mando figs have an accented covered neck.
  12. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Thoughts on TROS?

    Vader maybe an old shoe but from the way his design was filmed to the way Earl Jones voiced him - there was a lot of character; it just wasnt as superficial and "look into the camera and directly tell the audience whats going on" stuffy. Sure he was mostly a tool to the OT movies but just look at the subtext in Empire: he's driven by his desire to find Luke no matter the cost; when he finds him he toys with that boy; these moments between these two, have never been recreated or revolutionized in the new movies. So what is Kylo? His introduction is like: Vader copy cause nostalgia but immediately undercut with jokes, that kick you out of the mood, all the time cause u know we audience too stupid nowdays for actual emotional impact. So thinks the studio bosses. So how ever good the design and the actor for sure are: I dont feel intimidated, I dont feel a threat to our protagonists and I cannt even take him seriously. Now there's no mystery, no agenda but he's not a convincing psychopath either that I could fear. He's kind of an emo kid and we dont know why Snoky cares about him at all - other than nostalgia; copypaste Emperor-Vader relationship. With Vader there's build up and mystery when u first see it. With Kylo they immediately tell u everything: He's Han+Leia baby that's it. And Rian Johnson so far has stated that there were no further plans for all these characters. That was understandable for Lucas first movie but not for this franchise. So stop telling me JJ Abrahams puts any depth in his fake nostalgia- empty mystery boxes. ..and of course TLJ desaster: first they tease a revolution: he wants to abandon all the old concepts - and then Rian Johnson takes complete turn: no everything stays the same. Kylo evil wanna dominate and destroy without any big ideology or motivation
  13. Im sorry to go into detail more here but there's a missconception especially present within the US politics: George Lucas was a wealthy white film maker; a new hope was a white sausage fest; like most movies of that time. Sure Leia was kind of revolutionary but except for that: After critizism they introduced Lando and with the prequels we got even more diversity - for the same reasons we get it now: to attact new audiences. It's all about marketing and profit. The overall plot of the OT was also just efficient story background for the time. People still knew the nazis so they used this concept without going into too much detail. With the prequels Lucas wanted to proof himself as a Rebel and filmmaker which is how they got more political. But still non of that is "left", from the prequels upwards it is just liberal - mostly for marketing reasons. The aggressive pseudofeminism within Holdo's character also fits perfectly in an ideology that belives in competition, survival of the fittest as well as authoritarianism. You can call it feminism but it's like calling Margret Thatcher a feminist. ----------------------------------- anyway: I don't know what deals TLG has with Disney but I can imagine them having more bargening power in case the future movies underperform. There's just way too much overinvestement in toys for the new movies - you can say a lot about the prequels but the toy market was attractive for this particula target audience and it continued to be for a smaller but loyal part of them with the Clone Wars.
  14. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I really don't get certain things. Sure kids won't care all thaaat much. But does it hurt to reuse a NEW hairpiece and maybe make it in a new colour? These factors can fix the decision for many ALOF's as well as some kids, to buy a set or not. Can someone somewhere ask a Lego employee WHY they are always doing this? Seriously; I'm just curious to understand! Since like 3-4 years Lego has started to creat new hairpieces like crazy. Ninjago movie Zane, Cole, Jay, Nya's hairpieces - Batman movie hairpieces - scobie doo hairpieces - non of them get reused or recoloured and we get the same old lame hairpieces in the same colours over and over again. Why?! Especially when there are movie characters for which we have so much more accurate pieces available now?
  15. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    good review of the new Y-Wing up ship is pretty good I think, colours are usually never this consistant with a SW set. figs though disappointing; as for Obi Wan the old paper cape reused + black face for the dark red character almost though I'd buy this on retail, but it barely misses the mark