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  1. N_Cat

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Yeah, it does. I'd try changing the arms and legs to solid colors, though; a patterned jacket fits Li's style, but a silly suit doesn't.
  2. N_Cat

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Jones > Wayne >> Moleman Moleman doesn't really work, but there are other torsos that preserve the white/black dichotomy somewhat better, if you're willing to relax your criteria a bit; https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=973pb0532c01#T=S&C=11&O={"color":11,"iconly":0} https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=973pb0940c01#T=S&C=11&O={"color":11,"iconly":0} https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=973pb2074c01#T=S&C=1&O={"color":1,"iconly":0}
  3. N_Cat

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    I'm fairly confident this one's fake, to be honest. It's an outdoor picture, which would be fine for a leaked figure, but it's also got a Lego "confidential" watermark plastered over it, which tries to suggest it's official. And if that's the case, the weird environment doesn't make sense. The watermark is labeled "2017"; I bet the faker took the watermark from a real leak last year. I don't know how you could possibly identify it as Emma Fuhrmann from that. She's not a famous actress and she doesn't have any notable facial characteristics, and this is just a generic female minifigure. Only if you were trying to start rumors would you "know" who it was. The print looks pretty bad. It also goes all the way to the edges of the torso, which real prints don't really do.
  4. N_Cat

    Purist Superhero Figures

    You ever experiment with some flavor of transparent head in that helmet?
  5. N_Cat

    [MOC] Chitauri Leviathan

    If you're trying to make it less square, I would move up the fins to the middle of the body, rather than hanging off the bottom. That's where they are on the movie's model. Then you can use slopes and curves to make the underside look more serpentine, and the upper side more lumpy and less angular. The tail should just be built up with a few extra parts. And yeah, I think the color scheme could be calmed down a bit from that second model. I think the creature's flesh is best represented by light gray, and then the dark gray armor will be its own contrast.
  6. N_Cat

    Post Your Superhero Minifig Collections Here!

    Strangely, the head is actually quite cheap (x<$1.00 USD) and available in large quantities on Bricklink. I'm guessing it's the horns+headdress piece that's driving up the price– Zabraks are a common species in Star Wars, but they have few minifigures to represent them.
  7. N_Cat

    [MOC] Chitauri Leviathan

    I feel you could really improve the silhouette with a few simple changes: Remove at least the second fin. The Leviathan only has a few fins along its length, and the gaps between fins near the front are pretty big. The first fin is also bigger than the other ones, so use a slightly smaller plate for the ones at the back. Make the animal get narrower over its length. Even just making the rear two or three segments a couple studs narrower would help (e.g. 8x4 instead of 10x4). Add the spine. The Leviathan has notable protruding vertebrae that start around the 1/3 point of its back, grow taller going further back, then get smaller again. Those are the easiest changes that I think would help the most. I think using various slopes and curves to match the shaping of the armor would help, too, but that would be a lot more work and experimentation.
  8. In my experience, not only can you not buy them, but they wouldn't even replace my broken ones via the phone line (Zombie Pirate's hook hand).
  9. N_Cat

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Those are really impressive! Your photography is top-notch as well! Congratulations! Heads up on Sue Storm's hair– if you're just trying to match style, the same piece appears in a more fitting banana-Yellow color.
  10. N_Cat

    why does lego lord voldemort have a nose?

    Because characters with unusual non-human faces often get those details printed on, even when they violate the Lego aesthetic. Cornelius Evazan from Star Wars would probably also get a nose. Also of note, not all Voldemorts do have nostrils. The Lego Dimensions version does not, and luckily he looks fine, so you can buy one of him if you want a nose-less one:
  11. It's so hilarious to me that every time, I end up using all of BrickLink's advanced search features, then copying the IDs back over to B&P. Their search is so inconvenient that I'm using a competitor's shopping service just to learn the parts. Like, thanks, Lego, for having two concurrently running ID numbers for the same part, and only having half the colors being available under each one, and not bothering to link the two pages. Without BrickLink, how could I possibly even realize that?
  12. N_Cat

    Purist Superhero Figures

    It looks like this torso from the rebel battlepack.
  13. There's a handful of exclusive printed pieces from the Disney castle- Donald's torso and legs, exclusive panels, some kind of storybook text, exclusive clock faces, etc. Nothing that really grabbed me, though.
  14. N_Cat

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Looking at the Sanctum build, it's significantly more accurate than I was expecting. (If you have it available,) compare the build to the MCU's Sanctum: It has the first floor, third floor, and roof level, with many, many details copied from the real thing. It has the curved roof to the balcony, the off-white pillars with crowns against a brick-red exterior on Floor 3; on the top, it has the grating along the roof edge, the windows flanking the Seal, off-white trim, and multiple sets of chimneys in groups on the corners of the roof; and the ground floor has the funky and dingy parallel lines represented in gray tiles. Heck, even the breaks between floors are pretty well represented by the studs out construction. Pretty much the only egregiously inaccurate things about the exterior are the size (unavoidable), that floors 2 and 4 are missing (unavoidable for same reason), and that the roof isn't green. The last is the only thing they could've really done better about the facade on their budget, and I'm not sure why they didn't fix it.
  15. N_Cat

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Weird. Why are they using the Mark 43 armor? It's 4+ armors behind. This is the first I've seen of it in Infinity War in any marketing/promos/leaks, etc. The Mark 43 with chest plate removed was used in Age of Ultron inside the Hulkbuster, and there's a new Hulkbuster in IW, so it's plausible, but I'm still skeptical. Uh, they totally have, but the body of that fig is the Mark 43, which is the suit those legs originated with. They've only been reused once outside of that suit, on the Mark 46 in Civil War. TLG used different legs in all Tony's other suits since then (Mks 45, 33, 47, Scuba, Space, & ANAD). Who is this AfroMan who posted the Iron Man originally, and are we confident they're legit?