nikhkin

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  1. Ant-Man seems to have a flesh coloured neck, which means his whole head is flesh coloured. The slight grey-ness of it is probably just down to a lack of light getting into the helmet.
  2. Tbh, my biggest disappointment about the reused torsos for the Avengers has nothing to do with Lego, it's down to Marvel. It's the fact that the heads don't suit the torsos. Iron Man looks weird with a red/gold helmet with a white suit. Same for Captain America with the blue helmet. I wish the whole character design suited the uniforms. For example, Iron Man would look so much better with the white/gold helmet from the space variant. As it is, it looks like a kid put the wrong head on the minifig.
  3. I find it odd that people are assuming Rocket would have different printing. If every other minifig uses an identical torso, presumably he'd have the same torso but with short legs.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    This is the one thing I wasn't keen on during the build. The technique was great, but when positioning the level to get the details in place, I found I often pushed the angled section off. I think it would have been better to build the entire angled wall outside of the modular, then position it when complete. That way it would be firmly attached at the top as soon as it was put in place. I also agree about the quarter circles. I'm not happy about how neatly I've managed to position them, and there's no easy way to get them all straight.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    I always get them on day 1. Get there a short while before the store opens and you shouldn't have any trouble. One year I arrived at the shopping centre just before opening, stopped to have breakfast and got to the store about 10 minutes after opening and the shelves were nearly empty (they had a few more out the back, but not loads). I definitely recommend arriving before they actually open.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Something along the lines of this is certainly possible based on that description: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-5852/Berth/corner-service-station/#comments
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The video was saying they would talk about the new modular on next week's episode. Not that Lego are announcing next weekend.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Next Sunday they (Lego Lab) will be announcing it on their news (which is a Sunday show). Lego are announcing it tomorrow.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That wouldn't prevent a leak. All the same marketing materials and information would be sent to stores whether it's a new product or not. In fact, I think a re-release is more likely to end up leaking, as it would be considered a big deal. Tbh I'm not sure why so many people are expecting a re-release. Yes, some sets have had re-releases or updates, but at this time there is no hint that the same treatment will be offered for the modular theme. In fact, there aren't even that many re-releases (off the top of my head). The Winter Toy Shop was released due to the alternative being no Christmas set. The Vestas Wind Turbine was never released to the public. The UCS Falcon is more an update than a re-release and the Death Star was an update to include more recent pieces and refresh the price for a very long-running set. The only true re-release I can think of is the Taj Mahal.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This definitely has me sold on an older style mechanic with wooden doors rather than rolling doors like those found on the front of the Fire Brigade.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You're right about that, but as you said, we don't have "diners" in a "downtown", but petrol stations are a global concept. That's why I would assume they'd go for something more generic and less region-specific for the name. It's all irrelevant if the rumours of a mechanic are true.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Any source on this, or is it that same fake image from last year again? Edit: you'e quoting the fake image from last year. Plus, I doubt they would give the set such a US-oriented name. They would go for something more generic than "gas station" that is recognisable around the world. Outside of North America nobody refers to it as a "gas station". Most of the English speaking world refers to them as "petrol stations" or "service stations". When we move into other languages, it would be even more confusing.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    People seem to be underestimating how popular a police station would be. A modular building would be very different from a city playset. The FB modular has almost no resemblance to any city fire station that has been released. The number of people who would be uninterested because they have made a MOC would be tiny in comparison to the those who would actually want the set. If it is a garage, I'd like they to stick with the early-mid 20th century for any vehicles included. While I know some people don't agree about the setting of each of the modulars, I like the idea that they can all exist in that approximate time period, and it'd be great to get an older style tow-truck. We've had so many modern vehicles from the city range (and a lot of tow vehicles), it would be a nice change to get some retro ones.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Brick-Bank-10251
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    No, it's Asia exclusive Yes, BB and DO. They're listed as such on the Lego website, along with the Ferris Wheel, Big Ben and Tower Bridge. Tbh I would be sceptical about a music-based modular simply because last year was a recording studio.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's not looking likely for us.
  17. Wild speculation doesn't really mean anything. You could just as easily argue that the Marvel sets sell so well they don't feel the need to put in the additional resources of leg and arm printing. It could be that sales are so good, they can pump out sets for the lowest possible cost and maximise the profits.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Diagon Alley is advertised on there right now. I quoted the US site's information in my last post.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It says "FREE Exclusive Diagon Alley Micro Build! Get it free with purchases over $99. Offer valid November 9-21, 2018". Other than the Bricktober packs (which was somewhat out of their hands), what's Lego messed up with the GWPs?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Considering last year's rumour was more or less the same, I'd not put any faith in it.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't think it's odd to not see them in the modular buildings. They all have an early-20th century feel to them. TVs and computers wouldn't be expected in those. It's Town Hall
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Mostly, but not always.
  23. What do you mean by "downgraded". As far as I can tell the sets are exactly the same as they would have been, with a relatively minor change to the naming convention. From my perspective, it looks like they've just changed the way sets are boxed from "A Marvel set from the Junior's line" to "a Junior's set from the Marvel line".
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The set both includes both a full set of power functions equipment (which accounts for $21) and large pieces. Both of these would affect the price. I doubt it's due to the plant-based parts. Lego wants them to be a success so increasing the cost of sets containing them wouldn't be beneficial. Plus, they just gave thousands of them away for free.