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  1. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Why are LEGO Elves sets so Sought After?

    it was really an amazing theme. I felt weird purchasing the first set - it was the lime green dragon 50% off. But it was soo good. Afterwards I managed to purchase most dragons on sale - including the Queens dragon, in a store for only 30€, when the set was already sought after for large sumes... Im thinking on selling them though since I will move and have lack of space. I live in Austria - contact me and I'll think about it. Queen's dragon would be a really hard sell though, it's for sure among the 3 best dragons ever. What I liked most about the dragons is how fluent the colour schemes were - especially on the underside. No other theme did this so well.
  2. Kim-Kwang-Seok

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

    Im not defending a capitalistic-child toy company But the interpretations here are waaay off. With weird sets like the Quadjumper or this huge transport ship from the Solo movie - they try to get sooooomething out of the new movies, as well as the new market comming with it. It's horrible sets still. The twin-pod car or the Wookie-Catamaran were released only with their specific movies and never again - cause it probably was the same situation. And I never read out in no interview out that the designers are super nerds. They research a bit, mostly concept art, they know the movies. But I doubt they know all the shows and video games, where a product is popular. And do we know if the video game players are similarly strong basis of purchasing Lego sets, as kids are, who just saw movies? I would like numbers for that. The problem is how sets are built today: SW has a 15-35 % tax, sets are with way more parts, many times oversized - the last Tie was 70? So A Defender would probably be 90-100? The Tie Bomber has two cockpits, which are both larger than the standard Tie one's - 110-120?. The last Vader's Tie Fighter was actually undersized (solar panels to short, back of the undersides half built and undersized). It used the same basic cockpit structure as the Tie-Prototype. After this they changed the Tie design weirdly enough. Now it looks less round, less accurate and contains much more parts. So the problem is how and why they build sets this way now. I think they could also do a chibi-Tie Bomber, like the they did with Vader's Tie's for the castle and Death Star sets. But then again when they release a cheaper, chibi-like set as with the droid-tanks - people here riot. So I already see it comming: if th
  3. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    there has always been characters that would deserve a minifigure but dont get one. Or we get 1-2 minions representing a diverse "cast" of figures with interesting recolours of hair pieces. Our only chance are bricktober-kind of packs. So far I really like the season - without this chat I wouldnt have even thought it came out yet! - season 11 had probably the worst writing so far but it had also strong points. - s12 was better but the ending was super rushed as in s11. Overall I feel like Ninjago contains its amazing spirit but they have a smaller writing team so some things are rushed, dialouges and character developements as well. It's a shame since I think s8-9 were incredible but I still enjoy the show. Just having watched half of s13 - Star Trek, HE-Man, Lord of the Rings references - its just sooo good and yet marketable for children. This theme is really a hidden gem. The few friends I could convince to give it a try love it ever since - some with no connection to Lego.
  4. Kim-Kwang-Seok

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

    So of course overpriced and so on but best wave since years: final duel is indeed an improvement! Vader update, more space, the whole scene looks much better with the side add ons The blue transport ship looks also decent - not so much interior but at least no visible holes, not so many exposed colours. I dont care at all about sequel ship BUT it really seems to cover a lot of detail. Making more space for figures would mean loosing the propper proportions. So you guys and gals want it at a higher price point, worse looks or what?
  5. Kim-Kwang-Seok

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

    interesting how nobody complaines here about reuse of Shak Ti's lekku piece for Ashoka. Back when it was used for her older Rebels variant, peopel complained super hard. Now she is even younger and it fits even less. Of course its a good thing people are just happy about a good thing; which is that we do get an Ahsoka figure at all. Still I would have liked propper new Lekku piece or at least the old version reused. Unfortunate also that she seems to yet again not have pupils. I dont get why they keep doing this only for our female SW alien figures! - The ressistance ship looks good and usable! - final duel: Well probably they bring this out cause they expect it to sell better than TROS final duel set. And if you already have it, fine for you - set is probably made for many people who didnt buy the last one. And what other figures could they have included? Stormtrooper who didnt appear in the scene? Palpi's politician friends which will never see a figure? In any case this is the best SW wave I've seen for a long time.
  6. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    me too since i think she has a well written character however I think its nothing new; she was the focus in the ghost season and at least one of the more important Ninja in many other seasons - hands of time with Kai, skybound she had much more screen time than the other Ninja except for Jay - and in the latest season she also survived longest next to Jay. I think Nya had many strong story arcs. Obviously I'll not complain about more to come
  7. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    Ninjago villains and future

    jezzzz so much pessimisn. People say Ninjago went to far since what - season 3 or 4? I am also sad about loss of quality sometimes (change in directors).. ..but so far they did almost everything really well - which cartoon about mecha-Ninjas based on a "spinner" game can maintain such high quality for so long? and they could always make a side leap to european medevil, vampires, seamonsters etc. - and go back to the roots a season later. If you dislike something; safe some money for one wave. And the comming wave is the first time they REALLY divert a lot from eastern asian lore.
  8. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    no the prices are probably normal I calculated the hungarian prices a few pages back into Euro and at least on that basis the sets have standard prices. Not Ninjago cheap but pretty standard. As people said; if you recalculate prices from a region where theres 20-30% increase back to dollar - then it's always gonna be like this. And if we go further: for example people say Lego is cheaper in the US. No - some sets are, some arent. City and Creator sets are mostly cheaper in Germany. SW is more expensive in Germany. It's complicated.
  9. does anyone have information about the current CMF release? Stores in most European countries have opened again yet I cannt find the figures anywhere
  10. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    but yet they are lower. The "jet" should be around 50 € in Germany, bike 30, boat 150, mech between 120-130 - all within reasonal range. Not as low as Ninjago or Movie sets - but similar with only a few sets with m a higher price than piececount.
  11. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I never got the first bounty - with TLNM one and ghost-wave one; this Legancy version would also be different enough. I am split between this and the Creator pirate ship. Just a shame there seems to be no interior at all. At least the mittdle and rear section could have had some interior like 1-2 beds and some storage. I wonder how easy it's gonna be to modify. And Interestingly they dont show all features; the front side rockets can extend from body but its not shown how to put them in/out. So maybe hope isnt dead yet Also unfortunate kid-Lloyd is the only special figure. That Jay figure has nur appeared in sooo many sets. Shame they didnt give the Ninja their original faces and hairpieces. about the other sets: - finally a cheap way to get Wu again! Also interesting: the dragon is really decent for 20(!) while we got really such bad creatures (HH dragon in Harry Potter for 35...) in other sets. - I like the reuse of pieces. Yes new molds are cool, but what about all the never reused molds? Ghost wave had so many pieces, never or barely reused again. We want more recolours of cool pieces! - we get 4(!) Nya's this wave instead of just 1-2 - Zane's rhino would look much better if it hadnt all these colours; especially the technic pieces and white stand out.
  12. Kim-Kwang-Seok

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

    I would love this to be true and it can be true but it still is wishful speculation. The piece resembles perfectly what it is used for: for the staff and holding flags better. Theres no texture in it, its not dual molded (having for example black hilt with silver ends and some silver buttons in between the hilt). Experience tells us, over the last years: we get general sets with generic figures. Only in certain situations did Lego diverge from this - and then it was mostly weird sets like the General Grevious speeder. We get awesome 501 set; I hope for Rex - and maybe even Ahsoka and Cody. Maybe Lego will get weird again and give us someone/something less important but non of these characters. In any case I doubt they put much faith or effort in TCW; a kind of adult show (yes it is; episodes about banks, taxes, parliamentarism, violent sociopaths like Maul, mutilation and so on...) If we do get any of those - or even more characters; Id be pleasently surprised of course. Maul was already in the activity book btw. Maybe they wanted to throw it in for us - maybe it was a coincidence. only positive clue: for generic figures, they wouldn't need much print/mold budget so they'd only benefit from making random sets more attracktive for hardcore fans and potential new fans. ...but then again in the past they sometimes used that molding for random things like the monkey's from Solo or like so many molds for Rogue One soldiers. ....and we already got Anakin+Obi Wan in a cheap set. So either a repeat or another important figure... - maybe Yoda again I just wish I'd have picked up that stupid Barc-speeder with an awesome Rex on sale years ago (no the set was actually quite decent*)
  13. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    answer is probably everything. Ninjago speaks to eastern asian market in general - but making it more specific wont hurt. Its also still open enough so that it could - if successful - fill a hole if Ninjago were to phase out. But since they can reuse Ninjago for pretty much everything and it has established products in TV, online and so on - I wouldnt know how they phase it out that soon. Right now they just started getting weird - going gamer; next going European medevil, they can also go full sci-fi, sea battle or monster/kaiju. simple city sets may sell well but due to rise of digital entertainment Lego has to step up their game as long as it wont become replaced by apocalypse or 3D printers. So city sets now get more personalized, more action features (catch the shark, explore Mars, etc.). I believe Duplo, City, Friends and Ninjago are the non-licenced foundations of Lego...
  14. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    figure is even called "monkey king" - however to me both eylashes and chest armor seems quite female. - "lightsaber" piece seems to come in gray and gold; but it has little texture and is therefore maybe not that usable outside of medevil lines. - pigsy has medium legs; good to see them again. After HP CMF I was shocked they barely reused them and my asian friends tell me Ninjago is successful in Asian market in general. There is lot of respect and fandom in China for Korean as well as Japanese culture - including anime, drama, music, lore. After all there are lots of historical and aesthetic relations. Plus of course China is large and diverse. ..but of course a chinese-centric brand would be complimentary, especially since in Eastern Asia, fake-Lego Asian designs are quite popular - for good reasons; great designs and muuuch cheaper.
  15. Kim-Kwang-Seok

    When Should Ninjago End?

    "But i don´t want a hipster-Viking wearing glasses and a pink unikitty-fan-scarf over his chainmail" thank you for this <3 Seriously: but we dont live in the high era of LotR or PotC - it may come again, who knows maybe we get a medevil vampire theme soon after some video game or tv show becomes very successful. As long as this doesnt happen interest is gonna be split in licenced themes and those established, which can cover many areas: Ninjago can cover pretty much everything. And it can even look good doing it. I understand it is not what you want but it is what TLG deems marketable. I think the only hope we have here are singular sets - like the current amazing pirates set from IDEAS. I think it is very sad Vox cancelled the TV show "Firefly". I think the show could have been also really successful on the long run. But we dont make these descisions.