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  1. gedren_y

    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    Good build music is something that can be played in the background. Bill Douglas, The Boston Pops, Collective Soul, Enya, Enigma, Sacred Spirits, Dirty Vegas, Incubus, John Mayer, and even the Theme from X-Files would make it into a building playlist.
  2. gedren_y

    So, what are Leaf, IP-2 and Zebra?

    Pretty much. All we really have are set numbers, and a lot of speculation.
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    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    If we're upside-down, then you're downside-up.
  4. gedren_y

    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    Kai also lists Chile in the country section of her profile. That's South America. I actually live where you're describing. Florida is still warm enough that I have to use the air conditioning in the afternoon.
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    Ideas for CMFs

    I think he's asking you to consider doing a movie characters CMF series. He seems to be conflating actors/characters. The one you highlighted in the quote is from Dana Carvey's The Master of Disguise.
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    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    Same. I'd been wondering what set those tiles were from, but then saw a FB post about the 60234 People Pack - Fun Fair set.
  7. The tax issue is certainly true in some places, some places not. For those not familiar with them, US sales taxes are imposed by states, counties, and even cities to cover costs of a number of things that are administered by the municipality. They can even vary from year to year because of ballot measures for limited term tax increases for things that pass locally. Where I live sales tax this year went from 6.5% to 7% because of two .25% ballot measures I voted for in 2018. I don't do much traveling, but when I did I'd seen some appreciably higher sales taxes. One was as high as 12%. That is why the US version of the Lego Shop@Home has a zip code line on the shopping cart page to determine the taxes. Try it sometime, find the zip codes for a number of areas and compare the tax calculations for the same item. Thank you, @Itaria No Shintaku, for sharing what you can.
  8. When it comes to the DC series, I think it has license specific costs that warrant the increase. Read my post in the Future Series thread. I doubt it will affect other series. On the actual subject of this thread, it looks like we can legitimately call the upcoming series Anniversary.
  9. Remember that this is purely a licensed theme, and may have other considerations that WW, Disney, and Simpsons didn't. Look at the purely DC sets. Given their piece count, they are slightly overpriced for the parts you get even factoring in new molds. We also have to consider that some new molds might be theme specific (possibly contractually so like the baldric) which would increase LEGO's production costs. A modest increase in price is not unwarranted.
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    Ideas for CMFs

    LEGO did something similar with Bombur though they built it into the headgear.
  11. gedren_y

    Oleon: Sign-up and Discussion, Era II

    What is being discussed is debtor's prison, a convenient excuse used to jail someone wanted put away for some other reason. Totally consistent with the era, and a government largely beholden to an organized religion.
  12. gedren_y

    Future Castle Sets?

    An in-house theme would be great, and new factions the ideal. Still, a small bit of nostalgia in the flagship set would be welcome. A Nexo Knights shield plate used to simulate a small wall hanging to which a sticker would be applied could give us the nostalgia aspect. I would have a sheet with several factions' symbols, each getting it's own plate. The area where the "wall hanging" is in the set would only have a spot for one or two, so that the builder chooses what faction's "wall hanging" (if any) to display.
  13. gedren_y

    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    The Crahaish neh Triuri are generally into missionary work right now, with some small shrine building. There is a Royal sized Theological Institute planned for Salida Este, but that's on the back burner for now. Here's a general rundown of the culture/religion I created, so others can begin to include them in storylines. I'll post a full write-up thread, with timeline and holy days. when I have time to consolidate all that I have posted.
  14. I thought that was a chemical formula issue with the actual ABS, to improve the longevity of the parts. LEGO is doing this again with their new "green" parts, made from a plant based material.
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    If you get away from the idea of baseplates, and consider large standard plates, the base of the build could be six 16x16 plates in either tan or dark tan, with some longer 6 wide plates in dark blue or dark azure wrapping around at least two (maybe 3) sides.