The_Fiery_Rooster

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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thought this final set would be a vehicle for Namor :( But beyond that, I do actually kind of like it. The build looks larger than I thought it would be for less than 600 parts, and I do like the amount of deck space the ship has. The drones resembling the dragon flyers is rather clever, and the fact that they both fit on the ship is good. However, like others have noted, the lack of an interior is disappointing, as well as including namor as the only villain. The figure selection otherwise is good though, getting M’Baku is the definite highlight. As for the price, I’m not sure. Those comparing this to the goat boat aren’t accounting for the total volume of this build, which, even if it’s empty, still accounts for something. Even then, I think I’d have to see it in person to get a good feel for the true value of the build. Overall, I’m not as negative about it as the rest of you guys, and I might even consider getting it myself.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Given that action figures of the 3 spidermen release in august of next year, it seems that's the time in which Marvel is letting toy companies release spoiler products for NWH, so there's still a chance. I have no clue why they felt the need to leave so much time in-between, especially since promo for the re release is covered in 'spoiler' stuff, but that seems to be the timeline of things. Now, I also have to admit that spoiler marvel sets aren't that common, but if we base our expectations on the Infinity Saga wave after endgame, then mid to late 2023 sounds about right for when such a thing would release. I feel like it just has to happen eventually, especially with the infinity saga and revisiting old movies now being a thing. I guess it's all just a matter of time.... Has that ever been the case though? We've seen plenty of schedule shifting in terms of these films over the past 2 years, and the only hiccups have been Shang-Chi sets releasing early and the Eternals sets being included in that catalogue. I also think you're underestimating how far in advance sets are designed, it would not surprise me at all if by the time the change happened the set was already done. With all of this in mind, I don't see why a January or February release isn't possible.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    On top of that, 75256 is reportedly only $30, which doesn't seem big enough to include all 3 heroes alongside Kang and MODOK, so it seems someone is getting the short end of the stick...
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good point, the IW hulkbuster and Thanos do share a few scenes together. That would honestly be the only thing that would convince me to get the set.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I find it funny that the Morbius set seems like it'll be a mech set. It's 2 memes rolled into 1! But it is interesting that Lego seems to be doubling down on the mechs next year, so I guess they've been pretty succesful. I'm not super happy with the $5 increase, but hopefully, since 2 of the 3 characters are usually big figs, the mechs actually have more mass to them than usual. In that sense, Rocket is the odd one out, but if the mech is Groot, like some of you guys mentioned, then that would work out. The Ghost rider set also seems cool to me, since the title implies it's a bike for the mech (finally a bike that isn't oversized for the rider!) which really opens the door for more interesting mech sets in the future, rather than just more mechs and 2 packs. This would be a perfect scenario for that set! Otherwise, a $50 hulkbuster doesn't interest me much. The $100 quinjet is in a similar situation for me, I still have the 2019 one built, and I'm not sure how this one could be much better, so I'll probably pass. The only other set I'm interested in is the hypothetical antman 3 set, mostly to get MODOK in a cheaper set as well as (hopefully) kang. Not a bad wave overall, but I'm honestly most excited for the mechs this time around.
  6. The_Fiery_Rooster

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Topical hot take, I don't really mind the new instruction booklet covers. Sure, they look less appealing than the box art does, but I do see a point in making them consistent across all themes. Also, making the cover an image of the set with a plain background makes it easier to tell what it is you're building exactly. Besides, they are instructions, it's not like I'm going to display them or anything. I've heard people say it's "lazy", but if anything it's more work than before, since each cover includes a new render of the set rather than just the box art again. Speaking of the renders, I've heard people say they're "low quality", but it looks fine, just with plain lighting, which is understandable given the intention of giving a clear look at what the set is. As long as the D2C and ideas instructions remain at the same quality they are, I don't mind the rest of these changing, and I really don't get the fuss. I agree and disagree. I like the black boxes when it comes to large display items, like the globe or the Mario 64 question mark block. It makes sense to put the focus on the build itself as an appealing display piece. But for sets with minifigs, it sucks. Minifigs give the set life, but the black background takes it away. This also applies for any set that is a 'part' of something, like the modular buildings, since the black background removes the context of the set. Imagine the daily bugle having an NYC skyline behind it, or the sonic set having green hill zone in the background, it would make those sets feel alive! Instead, they both look kind of dead, which is absolutely not the intention of the set itself.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    I'm guessing you mean the catalog leaks? In terms of those, I think we've got what we've got for this year. If you mean official images, I can't find any proof we had watermark-less images of seabound sets before may 1st (I checked Instagram news accounts to make sure). The only reason I bring all this up is to put our expectations into check. That way, we can spare ourselves unnecessary stress waiting for something before we should.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Same here. I also thought they were earlier, so I was shocked to see the date of may 1st for last year's article.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    I'm now sure what you're remembering, but that wasn't really the case for either of those years. Looking back at Brickset's news archive, in both 2020 and 2021, Ninjago summer set images came out between the last few days of april and the first few in May. Last year, Harry Potter sets were revealed in mid April, so a whole 2 weeks beforehand, while in 2020, they came one day after ninjago. Besides, I think the early Harry Potter reveal this year is meant to coincide with the release of the third Fantastic Beasts movie, so I don't think it says much about when we'll see the rest of the summer sets. The crystal king has 3 forms across the sets, as far as we know. In the temple and the golden dragon, he is a four armed minifig much like Garmadon and the legacy Overlord in the past. In the Crystal king set, he's also included as a minifig with only 2 arms, but also as a large centaur-like mech that is the main build of the set. This info comes from Promobricks, who didn't really describe what the minifig looks like beyond the 4 arms, so I'm hoping it looks great! I'm also excited to see what these sets look like, but I expect we'll be waiting another 3 or 4 weeks before we see anything.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    These are meant to be used to connect the two banners included to the Ninja Dojo Temple (on the bars that protrude from the back of that set). I think it's done this way because the other sets attach the banners using some form of clip except for this one, so it ends up with the awkward 2 extra parts.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Yeah, every piece of it is a recolor. The face is from the Hobgoblin from 2016 (https://brickset.com/sets/76058-1/Spider-Man-Ghost-Rider-Team-Up) so it's 100% a fake/April fools joke.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Well, if you look closely you can tell that these pictures had watermarks on them, so maybe they were trying to avoid those? More likely, it's something like this though
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Lol, these pics are so blurry that there's barely anything we can gleam from these. The mech looks to be more lanky than I expected, and the temple is more vertical than I expected too, but that's really it. Nothing looks bad from these images, the more we see of the raider the more I like it, but that's really all I have to say. Give us better images please!
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Remember, the dragon build in the mech was described to look like the Empire Dragon, so I suspect it might be Unagami in his dragon form. These promobricks descriptions make this wave seem even more interesting now. I'm guessing the earlier ones were based on the prelims we saw, while these new ones are based on final images that we won't see for a while, and it seems there are actually some significant differences. Cool to see that all 4 golden weapons are getting updates, and given how the scythe looks, I'm excited to see the rest of them! The number of minifigs in this wave (29 new ones!) is honestly insane, but also makes for a very expensive wave for any minifig collectors. The two oni masks are great inclusions, I'm guessing Garmadon's is his Oni form we saw in March of the Oni, and I wonder if Lloyd's is something similar, since he's also part Oni. Another wild thing is the fact that it seems the og 4 ninja are the heads of the ultra dragon, sounds like it might look weird, but we'll have to see. About the main 4, it's also interesting to learn that they have exclusive outfits in the temple, it makes me curious as to what makes those different from the other suits. Will this be the first wave with 3 suits for most of the ninja? Now I'm really hyped to see these!
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Out of these, the only one that stands out is the Crystal King, which looks fantastic! The shaping is great, with the helmet and shoulders really standing out to me. I can't wait to see the whole thing, lower torso and back legs included. Cole's racer looks like a weird mix of an off-roader with a street car, I really don't know how to feel about it. Given how busy the back looks though, I suspect it has some transformation feature. Jay's bike is the usual, not much to say. What we can see of Kai's raider looks interesting, but it's too little to make any judgment of the whole thing. The other interesting thing to note is the minifigs. The re-use of the ice armor and helmet makes sense, and it looks good too. It does seem the accessories changed from these preliminaries to the finished product (Look at the minifigs in the jet) and I'm disappointed they removed the epic battle weapons from the winged ninja, I really liked those parts and was hoping to see more of them in the future. One more thing to note, it does indeed seem that one of the samurai in the raider set is a returning villain, but I can't tell who (he seems to use the generic samurai helmet? Who could it be?) But yeah. I really want to see the other three since they seemed more interesting than the generic vehicles from the descriptions, but maybe that'll happen soon. Looks pretty good so far though.