nikhkin

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  1. nikhkin

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm on the side of "not bothered about a GG re-release". I don't think it would be quite as popular as people expect. As a few other people have stated, the build techniques are not as complex as the more recent sets, and I much prefer the more recent sets with more detailed interiors. Besides, I would expect them to release a Cafe Corner set before GG. It's the original set and more iconic than GG.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Lego is still being somewhat vague on Twitter about the packs (availability will vary based on country). If a decision had been made for it to definitely not be available in the UK, I imagine they would have just said as much. Until we hear definitively, I'll hold off on spending £45+ for it online. I imagine the price will drop as more regions have them available, even if it isn't released here.
  3. Why on Earth would you think that? It'll be the biggest Marvel film of the year. There is no chance that they would ignore it.
  4. I expect we won't see any X-Men sets until the deal is complete. It'll likely be at least a year until any are released.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Not really. Although the paths take up more room, the majority of the "straight" modulars have space at the back, whereas the corners typically go up to the edge of the baseplate. Overall the area for the build is about the same. In fact, some of the corner buildings feel like they have a larger footprint than the straight ones.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I wouldn't hold too much faith in it. People who order from LEGO said it was a service station this time last year as well.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it's ITV
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's hardly surprising. Lego said it would be available there in the future, but they don't yet have a date. If the deal isn't finalised, or at least hasn't yet been publicised, it's doubtful that store employees would have been informed. If it was due to be there at the end of the month, it's still likely a lot of employees wouldn't know until the sets came into the stock room.
  9. He's the most recent in a series that have the stands. I think it is the new standard for Star Wars polybags.
  10. I imagine it's like the other events they hold in stores. Normally they have a section where you can build a model and send it down a ramp. It's probably a Star Wars themed version.
  11. When I go on the US site it shows $50 as the price, but when downloaded it says $35 in the PDF version. I wonder if the price point for the GWP was changed, but they didn't update the thumbnail (or vice versa, and the PDF version is wrong). On the Canadian version (well, the French Canadian version), there is no mention of the GWP at all. But we can be sure it isn't the EU version, because it wouldn't be in dollars. As for whether it's "free". It is. They choose to give it to you with no additional payment when they receive your custom. You have the choice about whether you want to buy the Lego or not. It's how pretty much every GWP has worked.
  12. This is another part I don't understand. If you don't like something, why buy it? It seems silly to spend hundreds on something you don't like just so you have all the toys in a particular range.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It doesn't. As much as a lot of us consider sets like the Helicarrier as "close enough" that it may as well be UCS, Lego only ever uses the term to refer to Star Wars sets.
  14. The English language description definitely had it included from day one. We've been discussing a lot in the Cloud City thread. Also, at the end of the day, who cares? They could have decided on the new naming convention 2 years ago, or 2 weeks ago. The labelling is entirely arbitrary. It doesn't change what the set it.
  15. So are you suggesting that Lego made up this new designation, but didn't bother to come up with the definition for it for a couple of weeks? A marketing department wouldn't come up with a term like that, include it in a new press release and then take a little while to decide what they were talking about. I'm also still confused about what you mean by "shady". Typically I would take that to mean that they're being dishonest in some way, but I don't see how that can be the case.
  16. Of course it won't. The moaning will just change to "there used to be 2 UCS sets every year, but now they're wasting a slot on MBS". I'm glad to see the assumption we all made is correct. It's nice to have the playsets in a slightly different category, if only to appease the people who always moan about what defines a UCS set.
  17. That's what I'm hoping for. Small scale versions of the ships, but with less of the cartoonishness / caricature style of the Micro Fighters.
  18. Same here. These could be some great, smaller scale ships with nice minifigs. Plus, Junior's sets are known for their lack of stickers. That means we could get some prints that will be useful for modifying or MOCing larger versions of the ships.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    In that case, do you have any additional inside information you could share with us? We're all suspicious of someone claiming to have information from a vague source, but we don't know if he's just making stuff up. This is why people are saying to take it with a grain of salt. We can still listen to what he said and be curious about the possibility of it being a real set. I think it's been a good wave for new animal moulds. Personally, I'd rather have a mix of brick-built bodies with moulds where needed (for heads / wings etc), as long as the rest of the creature is recognisable. I think they've done a good job of making sure things are recognisable for most of them.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd highly doubt it. Even with the CMF line branching out more frequently, the series we've had are still massive franchises. The only non-Lego franchises we've had are Disney and Harry Potter (excluding the very limited sports waves). The rest have all tied into the Lego movies (Lego Movie, Lego Batman Movie, Lego Ninjago Movie). Disney and Harry Potter are absolutely huge, and certainly more popular than Overwatch in terms of the merchandising possibilities. Realistically, Overwatch simply isn't popular enough to warrant one of the few CMF slots available. We already know that next year will have a Lego Movie series. I wouldn't expect them to then release a CMF series from an untested and unproven theme.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's hardly Lego's fault. Toys R Us went out of business and they were stuck with a promotional item they needed to find a new distributor for. It's not as simple as asking a company if they fancy having it, it involves a lot of new contracts and negotiations. We're lucky they've managed to sort anything out at all.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's not going to be available on Lego.com tonight. Lego Tweeted that it will be available at Barnes and Noble in the US "in the future" (they have not specified when). There's no information about anywhere else outside of the Toys R Us deal.
  23. The UCS Falcon, UCS Slave I and UCS Imperial Shuttle are all in minifigure scale. 8097 is undersized compared to minifigures.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's a pretty short-sighted excuse, considering Barnes and Noble doesn't have any stores outside of America! If they're saying they will be available in the UK at "some point", when we have no Toys R Us stores or B&N stores, they can hardly use the lack of B&N in Australia as an excuse.
  25. This is exactly what I was thinking in order to perfect the set. The move of the carbon freezing chamber to the back, so they can have a proper, focused area for the duel is the most important change they could have made. The extra smoothing-out of the shape you've done also helps refine it. I'd even go as far as to say you don't need the rail around the duel section. The whole point of the scene is that Luke is trapped out in the middle of nowhere with, seemingly, nowhere to go. Isolating that section on the build would help to emphasise that.