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  1. The_Fiery_Rooster

    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Since the other sets are listed in the instructions database (no pictures sadly), we'll probably finally see them tomorrow! In terms of this set, I guess we still don't know what EVO means? The car itself looks pretty good though, like a souped-up speed champions car. I'm not sure about the box design, LEGO has done lots of experimentation over the past few years in terms of packaging layout, and I guess "more simplistic" was the result? The "painted" background looks great though! I did notice a few interesting details, however... In the front of the box image, if you look at the minifig line-up on the top side of the box, it looks like Jay includes the Island head wrap hair piece as well as the hood. Also, I have a theory as to what the "banners" are. The side of the box appears (it's hard to tell) to say "track progress rewards", which leads me to believe the banners will be scanned by an app or something and give some digital content, and that's the "EVO" part of these.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Here's the thing though: Lego has only revealed the licensed sets this early, that was the case this year, and it was last year as well. Meanwhile, Ninjago and other original themes were only added on to Lego.com at the beginning of December. The pics we got on November 20th last year were from another online retailer, and that will probably be the case this year as well. I expect to see them revealed next week as well, but not by Lego themselves. That also means we might need to wait more for Monkie Kid, since they would have to be posted on a Chinese retail page, since most other stores don't stock them, or wait for them to be added to Lego.com. Now, as to why Lego reveals the licensed themes earlier, I suspect it has to do with the license holders wanting Lego to reveal them officially rather than them just showing up on some random website. Since Lego can't really control what websites do with perfectly legal images, they just beat them to the punch and upload them before anyone else has a chance to, so they can avoid issues with the IP holders. This is just pure speculation though, but given how strict Disney is with stuff like this, it wouldn't surprise me.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This list is exactly what I was thinking, I guess great minds think alike, right? Except, in regards to the $20 dollar set, we know the piece count of 76219, and it's around 300 pieces, so it definitely isn't 4+. Also, I know Lego likes mechs and big monsters, but I don't think they would focus a $100 dollar set on sandman. I would fully expect the Statue of Liberty to be the majority of the build there. I would also hope for a repeat of MJ or Doctor Strange, but I'm not sure how many figs Lego would include for the price. I'm still not convinced 76219 isn't another mech 2-pack, since both the release date of April and the piece count would match up, but in this case, I hope I'm proven wrong. About the statue, what color do you think Lego would make it? From what I see in the trailer (I might be wrong, it's a pretty dark scene) it looks like they've polished the statue in universe back to the original bronze color, and I'm not sure how Lego could replicate that without making so many recolors into the metallic bronze color they have. Maybe using dark orange? Yes, that would be great! I love to expand my classic comic spidey villain collection. The electricity mask makes for such a great detail, I hope Lego does it justice and not just a face print like Thor's from Ragnarok.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good news, one of the Chinese new year sets for 2022 has that piece in blue! (https://brickset.com/sets/80108-1/Lunar-New-Year-Traditions) I'm sure the piece will be available in Bricks and Pieces, so you won't have to buy the entire set for that. As for me, I think dark blue will look better, though I'll also have to change the hands of the minifig to make it work. By the way, I built this set in mecabricks, and since I got the exact parts count, I can prove two things: the belt is printed, but there is indeed no hairpeice. (fun fact: sticker sheets count as a part)
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Dang, the Black Panther sets must have sold like crazy. I wouldn't have guessed this would have so many more sets than the other films. Given the rumors...
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Those redesigned socket pieces are also in the rendered images of the What if? mechs, even thought the sets themselves use the old mold. However, since the irl pics of this set also have the new pieces, it looks like they'll start using them now. Like you said, hopefully they have more friction. As for EVO, I have my own theory that they are 5+ sets, like what we've seen in the city line over the past 2 years. It would line up with the fewer pieces and '4+' look that Promobricks described.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just noticed something about the new mechs... they changes the hips of them. They no longer use that triple ballpoint technic piece now, and as such the waist rotation has been removed. Honestly, that's a bummer. I might mod my Wolverine mech to add it back in.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So... I got the Iron Man buildable figure picture to load... wow do I not like it. The head is a weird specialized piece, like that rounded shoulder armor piece used for molten man and clay face... it also looks too lanky and skinny. Maybe it looks better in person, but I'm not sure anything can fix the head. (Tell me if you can see it from this link. If not, I'll screenshot it and try to share it. https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/iron-man-figure-76206) Nevermind, it's fixed now. Even with more pics, I still don't like it.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    To me, it kind of says the opposite. If Lego intended on making more x-men sets, then why wouldn't they brand this set under x-men? At best, the Wolverine branding implies that we could get Wolverine sets like we do spiderman, with other x-men as side characters, but I'm not sure there's enough of a market for that. For that reason, this branding makes me think this might be a one off set... Seeing all three of these, it only confirmed my impression that I would only be interested in the Wolverine mech. I honestly liked the first iron man mech better, and the fig, while cool, doesn't really motivate me to get it. The Black Panther one is a good build, and the extra head and hair is a great inclusion, but I don't know, I just don't care for it. The Wolverine mech looks cool, and although the fig looks plain to me (even if it's accurate), I don't have any Wolverine yet, and the inclusion of the helmet is great. However, the hair piece isn't shown, so it may not be included. Either way, I'll still try to pick it up. One final comment, notice how Black Panther also uses the Wolverine claws on the minifig... I'm not sure how to feel about that. On the one hand, it's good to see them approximate the claws, but on the other hand, I don't think those pieces really fit. Huh
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sadly, that isn't how it works. It wouldn't be any cheaper, because they would have to redesign the mold itself to replicate the same shape. Over the last 20 years, I can guarantee that Lego has changed much of how parts are molded, and how plastic is injected into the molds themselves. This also doesn't account for the differences in part design since 2002, even if no aesthetic changes are made, I can assure you other parts of the mold would change to meet modern design, quality, and safety standards. The simple classic space helmet had to be redesigned for The Lego Movie 2 sets, and even basic parts (like technic pins, updated in 2021) have been slightly updated over the years to make sure they are the best they can be. There is no way they could just reuse the same piece as they did in 2002 without any changes, it would be almost impossible. They look awesome, yeah, but these are more finicky than the Bugle tentacles. Even more, unlike the Bugle ones, they are probably fragile too. They also need to be pretty long to get much motion out of them, and Lego seems to refuse to give Doc Ock properly long tentacles for some reason. As for the claws, the only reason I don't see Lego doing this is because they wouldn't want to include two of the parts pack the center piece comes in (https://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6266977) without a use for the other pieces in the pack. Depending on what scenes they adapt, though, they could use those other parts throughout the set, so it could be possible, but I won't be expecting that personally.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think a new mold would be the best case scenario, but I kind of disagree about the 2002 helmet piece. It has too much molded detailed, and doesn't mix well with the more simple design of minifigs. The prints for the eyes and teeth are great, but the black eyebrows ruin it for me, that kind of goofy detail doesn't fit either the movie design or the piece Lego had designed. If we get a new piece, I would want it to have the "hood" on the back and the "ears" on the side, but also a flat front to print the face, without a nose this time to be more consistent with minifigs.
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    LEGO Monkie Kid 2022

    About the set that was revealed, I'm pretty meh on it. Don't get me wrong, it looks good, and I like the interior space it has, but it doesn't really peak my interest too much. Glad to see this wave releases January though, waiting until march this year was kind of annoying. I do want to see what's up with these evil monkeys though, they look cool. Hopefully the rest of the wave interests me more.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    First of all, they were hiring for that position, we still don't know if they've filled it yet. Second of all, the 20th of November date is when official pics were released last year, so it could be before or after that date. Generally, mid November to the first week of December is the range of dates we should see pictures in. Also, keep in mind that those November 20th pics were not of great quality, and did not include all of the sets, so keep your expectations in check as to when and what we'll see. Some minifig leaks would be cool, but given that it's this late in the year and we've seen only one or two, I'm not holding out for much. On the topic of minifigs, with the new neon green color being leaked today, what do you think the chances are that the yellow on Jay's suit is this new color? I think it would work well with his color scheme, and hopefully leads to Lego using less of the transparent neon yellowish green to represent his powers (to me, it looks horrible as lighting). Maybe we could get some normal parts in the sets as well? I'm honestly sort of excited to see what Lego does with this!
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    Super Mario 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I read the set descriptions on the press release and this quote peaked my interest: " Press the button to activate the Poltergust" Button? what button? Then I realized that the "pouch" on the overalls are actually a button built into the piece! But what does it do? Well, looking at my own Luigi figure, the location of the pouch lines up pretty well with where the metal levers are on the Luigi body (the ones used to detect the various suits). This makes me think that the button presses on these to activate the poltergust. If this is the case, then I'm very impressed with the ingenuity of the design. Sadly, I think all this button will do is probably just play sounds rather than actually defeat any of the ghosts, but it's still incredibly inventive.
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    Super Mario 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was surprised to see set reveals this early, and then I remembered it's Halloween. But really, these look so cool! I wasn't expecting an entire Luigi's Mansion wave, so this has me hyped. The poltergust looks great, and that larger set captures the mansion look very well. The king boo function looks interesting, reminds me of Storm Beast from bionicle. It's also a decent way to convey how it really works ingame. As for prices, promobricks list euro prices for the three in their article: https://www.promobricks.de/lego-super-mario-2022-luigis-mansion/132915/