benderisgreat

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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I find it curious how everyone is saying they want the one D+ set to be Wandavision. If we are getting only one D+ set this year, the most logical choice for LEGO is Falcon & Winter soldier. It much more straightforward action superhero show unlike mind bending Wandavision.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    You joke about this, but watch LEGO actually make it a set... Well this Shang Chi set looks awesome! I see a lot from Ninjago in the dragon build, but more sophisticated (don’t know how else to describe it). But minifigs though, I don’t know about. Pic is too blurry, but it seems to me faces are reused AGAIN, and no leg prints!!! This might be just bad picture and figs are great, so I’ll reserve my judgment till better photos.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, you can make the argument that Endgame sets have nothing to do with the movie for the most part. Quintet while a great build and my favorite version of this vehicle only appeared in 1 scene of the movie. While Avengers compound is kinda accurate it’s really looks like City Police station with huge A on the side. Honesty I think the problem most of us have with Endagme sets is minifigs- they suck!!! Why use Quantum suits for all characters when they are only used for time travel scene?! And based on Hasbro and Funko product that were available prior to movie release, toy companies clearly had accurate costume designs for all main characters! LEGO just went easy route and reuse quantum suits for all characters. So basically LEGO is at fault here, by screwing up Endgame sets so much! They could have put more effort in those sets and we would have had something awesome, but they disappointed fans. So here we are.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    My thoughts exactly! I didn’t say confirmed, I said all but confirmed. There’s enough evidence to make assumption it’s something related to Endgame. Could still be something else but unlikely...
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So it’s all but confirmed at this point, the d2c set is Final Battle from Endgame?! If it really happens it will be first d2c/ UCS set I ever get! Curious to see if they will make accurate Thanos bigfig to fit the scene.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Honestly first appearance will be better choice in my opinion. More nostalgic and not as flashy as golden figures. But who knows what LEGO will do for marvel’s anniversary.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just because polybag came out first, doesn’t mean the piece was designed for it in the first place. I mean Ant-man helmet came in dc set first, but it clearly was designed for ant man in the first place.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I use it when referring to older MCU films. Legacy is similar to how LEGO brands remakes of old Ninjago sets nowadays.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So we are either getting MCU Legacy sets or D2C set is related to either Endgame Or Ragnarok? I see this as an absolute win!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Or even better, set should have improved golf cart with flamethrower with a sticker on a screen showing old set. That would be best selling Marvel set ever!!!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So wave 2 would have spoilers scenes in them? Would be cool, but first we need to know what movie is even about.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    LEGO makes so many dumb decisions nowadays, I wouldn’t be surprised with bad sets and minifig selection.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    If we are only getting 1 Disney plus set it has to be Falcon and Winter Soldier. Easiest for LEGO to make art out of for sure. I watched all Wandavison episodes and can’t seee how they make any set based on this show to appeal to kids. Only if it’s branded 18+ they can make it work. As far as the rest go, a lot of Avengers sets! Let’s just hope they are good and aren’t based on game. But I’d rather them be based on Endgame( a man can dream). Spiderman sets are surprisingly small and not a ton of them. Weren’t we expecting them to be bigger from rumors?
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. On a serious note that's great news. With CMF confirmed earlier and now advent it seems Lego is finally taking marvel license seriously. Hope we get some cool minifigs in it!
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I think you misread it, I mean genuine feedback from fans. And if LEGO did start design process right away, why not tell the fans something like: “Thanks for your feedback, we see that a lot of our fans really want to see 501st battlepack as a set, so we are happy to announce that due to your requests we are working on this set. We will have more info to share closer to sets release”. Instead it looks like they were deaf to this immense support for a set, and they caved in last minute, cause they were tired of reading we want 501st on every social media. To me it’s really important, but I guess not everyone thinks the same, which is fine. I think head print should resemble the actor it portrays. And think about it from designers perspective, do you really think they don’t care and just put any head they can? No LEGO tries to save a few $ and restricts them from making more accurate new prints. As far as yellow head for licensed themes go, I can’t agree, as older Sw and HP figs looks so bad with yellow faces. Honestly when LEGO first introduced flesh heads, I thought they would faze out yellow heads from non licensed themes to match. But it is what it is.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Yep, the are very out of touch with fan community. The whole 501st battlepack is the embodiment of why they’re outdated and wrong. They weren’t listening for 2 years, and when they finally gave in and made it, it was best selling set SW of 2021. I mean you literally couldn’t find it on release, and it’s still difficult to find it now. It was enormous success for them, so hopefully they will learn from this precedent and improve in future, but honestly I have a lot of doubts about this.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Ok here my unpopular opinion: LEGO lost their way and is consistently making dumb decisions as company. First let’s talk quality control: it doesn’t seem to exist anymore. For example they still don’t bother trying to solve issues like printing quality of white color on dark plastic ( look no further than terrible Mercy minifig head). This problem existed for at least 8-9 years still isn’t solved. So some minifigs look pale as vampires, and some super tanned. Then there’s quality in licensed series like Marvel: reusing headprints that don’t even look like the actor sometimes same face for 2 characters from same universe ( Ant-man and Spider-Man). Also they skimp on leg printing whenever they can in licensed sets! By 2012 leg print was becoming a norm for minifig, but luxury. Now it’s luxury not a norm! And don’t try saying “it’s expansive to print legs!”, it clearly makes minifigs look batter. They also have very bad community communication. They almost never listen to genuine fan feedback. Like It took 2 years of active online campaign for them to make 501st battlepack! This is something fans wanted them to make for a long time. Basically saying “here’s my money take it”. Hasbro has way better community communication, like surveys what people want to see them release in future. LEGO doesn’t have any way for us as fans to give them feedback like which set we want to see in next Star Wars wave for example. Like they could easily have 1 set in licensed line per year be fan voted! By not doing this, they are basically saying we don’t care about your opinions and don’t need your money. Phew, that’s was a long one. I just hope LEGO can improve in the future that’s all.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm guessing yes, comic based. Now the fact that Carnage will be in movie, will help sell this set for Lego, but it won't be directly based on movie. Just my thoughts, though, I might be completely wrong Well yes, movie wise they have different sub studios for more adult-oriented content. With Deadpool I agree with you completely, when he joins Mcu he will definitely appear in some sets, but we are area years away from that.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just to begin, your arguments miss few points: those sets were made long ago, when Sony had merchandise right for Spiderman, so that's why they happened. Now for the main argument, Sony venomverse and MCU and different universes(as far as we know). Disney has no interest to promote competitors movies which usually fight for the same audience dollars as their MCU ones. And even in impossible situation say Disney needed quick $, they wouldn't do it, as Venom 2 is R rated! And Disney stays as far as they can from R rated association, same as Lego( who cancelled Deadpool set in 2016, after first movie came out as they were afraid to be associated with r rated character now.). So here's why there won't be Venom 2 sets. Now we can gets more sets with venom in summer in the same way we got a lot of Spiderverse characters in 2019 sets( sets weren't labeled as movie ones, but just had the same characters to make quick buck).
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    You can't be more wrong here. Sony movies never got Lego sets and most likely never will, as Sony doesn't own merchandise rights to marvel characters they use, Disney does. They can make movies with them but not toys. 18+ sets can be anything, maybe new idea like helmets or mosaic, but definitely not Sony movies.
  21. Well, since Lego is going after leaked summer list, it's definitely legit. Just curious why would they do it, info is already out, can't really wipe our collective memory to forget the list.
  22. Well, if this wave is as good as it seems like it is, we might have best SW wave in along time.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sounds nice as I would love Endgame version of these characters. Buuut Hulk and Thanos would have to be bigfigs to do them justice, doing them as regular minifigs just won't work.
  24. Yes he is very reliable! He leaked Vaders Castle and no one believed him at the time. Then he leaked Mustafar duel set almost 1 year before it released, and Baby Yoda buildable figure among most famous leaks. So yes he IS RELIABLE. Just saying
  25. Props to MnR for this set list. This sounds super cool to me tbh: Maul and Ahsoka duel (must buy), Gideons Cruiser(must buy), Bad Batch shuttle ( likely a buy), Imperial Transport ( if it has S2 Greef a must buy), Gauntlet Fighter with Bo Katan (must buy). Slave I is kinda dissapoting as its OT based and not Mando. Why? We just had an OT version on shelves recently, we don't need another. This should have been Mandolorian version of the ship. But Ucs sets this time a kinda weird to me, is ne R2 a Ucs set or just buildable like Bb-8 on same scale? And 350$ for Gunship seem kinda steep tbh, would definitely have considered 200$ one, but 350$ is way to much. Still it's probably going to be best wave in a long time for SW fans.