Lyichir

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  1. Lyichir

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Personally, I don't care (and never have cared) that figs like the NRG/Airjitzu/Spinjitzu Burst Ninja variants didn't look like their on-screen appearance, apart from if anything wishing the on-screen versions closer resembled the set ones. Those spinner-exclusive fig variants have just generally been such good designs that I don't care whether or not they technically appeared as such in the show. After all, often the visual representations of those sorts of powers in the show rely on translucency or dynamic energy effects that would not be well-suited to a plastic minifigure design, so the latter often opts instead for more dynamic color schemes (including metallic prints) to achieve a similar level of visual flair.
  2. Lyichir

    Super Mario 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I dunno, I think the transparent dish on the back of Mario (3x3 I think?) might be meant to "automatically" lift him over smaller obstacles (this would explain why some of the background objects like bushes are placed one plate forward in the foreground where he can interact with them like the enemies, pipes, and "ground"). Of course it could be both, with the swinging arm for Mario automatically lifting him over those smaller obstacles while you can also control it to jump him up to higher platforms.
  3. Lyichir

    Super Mario 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looks like just ordinary click hinges/finger hinges attached to some sort of bracket to me. I don't think it's new.
  4. Lyichir

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I don't think it's quite that simple. AFAIK it's more a case where the sets and show are made side-by-side. That is to say, the rough story outline comes first (with input from both the set designers and brand team at Lego as well as the writing team for the show), then the sets get designed, then the show is written based on those. But the sets aren't necessarily always finalized by the time the show is written. This is one of the advantages of the not-quite-toy-accurate aesthetic for vehicles and settings in the show, since sometimes the writers and animators might be working from a slightly earlier prototype of the set designs than what ends up on shelves.
  5. Lyichir

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    I doubt they'd reuse any new printed parts from Ninjago within Hidden Side in the same wave. And as for molds, only the Skreemer (the ghost headgear piece) and the old spider (which has largely been replaced with the newer, more realistic one) have yet to appear in Hidden Side. I think if anything it might be more worth asking the opposite—whether remakes of Ninjago's ghost villains could maybe make use of some of the newer molds from Hidden Side, such as the ghostly accessory pack from this year.
  6. Lyichir

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Huh, I hadn't considered the possibility of making the boss ghosts mid-sized like Axl. That could potentially work really well, even if some of them shared a torso mold—though there are several who would decidedly need their own discrete torso molds or at the very least connection points on their back to build onto. It's times like this I wish I were more skilled with 3D modeling software... I'd love to draft up some more "toyetic" designs that could work for some of those characters.
  7. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    I hadn't considered that. I suppose it'd be possible, but I'm not too bothered by the plain undersides. Also, lol at the Cloud Roadster idea. That might be a little TOO over the top even for me. The jet on its own works well enough—it can even fit the bike on the jet where it normally mounts, though it's a little silly-looking and I prefer not to push the weight limit of the joints more than I have to. As it is I just had to put the jet and mech back together after my sister accidentally knocked it over with the jet on its back, so I'm opting to no longer have them attached together when I'm not on hand to fix it if any of the joints should give out or it gets knocked over again.
  8. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    Something I was working on today! I'd seen someone on Facebook with the idea but it took me a while to figure out a way to do it I was happy with. My goal was to require minimal modification but to connect securely (currently the jet just rests on it with gravity but if you wanted it more swooshable you could swap the blue axle-pins for grey pins or black friction pins).
  9. For official combination models, no. Lego includes extras of small parts due to the very real possibility that smaller parts in a set might accidentally be omitted without tripping a weight check that verifies the completeness of each set that is produced. As such, the inventoried parts (not including extras) are the only ones that they can truly guarantee that a given copy of the set will include. But for a fan creation... it's up to you. As long as it's not for a contest or challenge that specifically dictates that extra parts are not allowed to be used, it's up to your own personal discretion. Like with Lego's official combination models, you may individually choose not to use extra parts if the intention is for other fans with the set to be able to build it, but ultimately like with most MOCs the only real rules are the ones you set for yourself.
  10. Lyichir

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    To be perfectly honest, I don't know if the transparent parts would be the biggest barrier... after all, the smaller physical ghosts we got only had two transparent parts (the heads and the coinjected ghost trails). But that latter component would probably pose a bigger barrier for physical bigfig ghosts, since coinjected parts even in smaller sizes tend to be expensive. And most of the boss ghosts have very different torso and head designs... best case scenario, Lego could create a standard coinjected "lower torso" for the bigfig ghosts to share and mold the upper torso separately, as they have with many ordinary bigfigs ranging from Maui to Gorilla Grodd to Dogshank... but even then the cost of that coinjected lower torso mold plus an upper body mold for each ghost would add up tremendously. That's a part of why I'm so impressed with the large Nehmar Reem figure. While he's not a typical bigfig, his head shows potential for how Lego might be able to do brick-built ghosts at a bigfig scale. A brick built head and torso and standard bigfig arms and hands could go a long way for many of them, though the ghostly tails would still be an issue... I'm not entirely sure how that could be done effectively at a bigfig scale without a dedicated new component. Of course, this is all conjectural and not entirely likely. The reality is that the boss ghosts in the app are able to be as widely varied as they are in part BECAUSE they were likely designed without the challenges of physical production in mind. If they had been designed with the intention of being available in the sets physically, chances are the vast majority of them if not all of them would have been designed as standard minifigures, since bigfigs tend to inflate the cost of any set they come in substantially. So as much as we may wish we had gotten those ghosts as figures (and believe me, I agree it would have been cool as heck), that sort of possibility was likely never in the cards in the first place.
  11. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    Nah, they appear together in a scene near the end. We just... haven't gotten him yet. Which is weird (since I would have expected him to come in this wave), but hopefully he'll appear in a set before long. Personally I don't mind that the bull vehicles look similar; it helps to tie them together as a faction. They still have pretty distinct designs, just like how various construction equipment in the City theme can look distinct even while sharing similar vehicular builds and yellow color schemes. Of course, I never really planned on getting all of them in the first place. It is nice that the Foundry allows you to get all three members of the Iron Bull Family, especially for people who might've sat out the first wave and want to catch up on the villains from those sets.
  12. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    I think there's a lot more to China than temples... not to say we couldn't ever get one, but saying that because the theme is based on China there'll have to be a temple is like saying that because Hidden Side is based on America there has to be a church.
  13. Lyichir

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Yeah, it's disappointing that character variants have been treated a little unevenly this year. Jack got a Hidden Side variant. Parker got a wetsuit. I also kind of wish J.B. had gotten a new hairpiece with the goggles down over her eyes (like how Jack got the reversed ballcap and Parker got a headphones version this year). Maybe next year...
  14. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    I suppose, but that's only if you don't take into account the non-vehicle components of sets like the White Dragon Horse Bike, Inferno Truck, and Monkey King Warrior Mech (all three of which are much more substantial than the side builds you'd typically get with a vehicle in a theme like Ninjago).
  15. Lyichir

    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    Do they? We really haven't had any sets like Sandy's Speedboat, and the Cloud Roadster, while sticking to a similar aesthetic as the Cloud Jet, is very much its own thing. Even the Foundry is very much different from the smaller truck, tank, and outpost from the earlier sets... it's more like a full-fledged mobile fortress like the Fortrex from Nexo Knights. On that note, this theme isn't much bigger than Nexo Knights itself was in its debut year, and arguably offers a wider range of different subject matter.