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  1. For what it's worth, I'm also a child from the early '90s and the "out of the world" themes (by which I assume you mean fantasy, sci-fi, and other genres not based on the real world) have always been some of my favorites. Occasionally a City, Friends, or Technic set will grab my attention, but themes like Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and Elves are much more likely to earn my dollars. I rarely collect licensed themes, but I was much more into them as a kid and might pick up the occasional one-off set every now and again. The main point I wanted to make with this is that our experiences are not universal. And considering that, I think it's a very good thing that Lego offers the variety it does. I'm sure that for every person like you who likes real-world themes, or for me who likes non-licensed fantasy/sci-fi themes, there's probably somebody else for whom those eight pages of Super Heroes sets are the most interesting pages of the book.
  2. I think one big reason is that Duplo isn't big on actual articulation. Most of the ways we've seen the Duplo characters move is with parts not being attached all the way, which isn't necessarily that play-friendly for kids (more of an advanced brickfilm technique, even if the bricks are bigger). So for the one brick-built Duplo character in sets so far, it makes sense that they've opted to include a Technic hinge to better allow for play.
  3. Loving Rex Dangervest's design. In addition to looking like a cooler, more macho Emmet, his little "R" insignia shares some design cues with the Blacktron and Agents logos, as well as Rocket Racer's logo! On another note, I wonder if any of the sets besides Ultrakatty will come with Duplo creatures? Looking at some of the ones in the background of that cover art, it'd be cool to get a bigger one as part of a larger set.
  4. Four CMFs based on a single licensed franchise (that the movie itself doesn't revolve around, as with Lego Batman Movie and the DC characters in its CMF series) seems unlikely to me. I mean, even if it repeats the 20-per-box count of the latest Lego Batman Movie CMF series, that'd be a full fifth of the series! If we were to get all four of them they'd almost have to be in a set or spread between sets and CMFs.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Not that it completely rules it out, but when I saw next year's parts I don't think I saw any of Samukai's parts among them. I did see everyone's favorite comic relief characters Nuckal and Kruncha, though, using Wyplash's head mold (or possibly a new similar mold). It'll be interesting to see what headgear (if any) they use to finish off the figures—I don't think any of the existing Samurai helmets fit the existing head mold but if it's a new mold there are more options.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    The photo of the leaked one is a little crappy but the fig itself looks like it'll look better IRL. The suits look to be pretty on point to me—sort of an evolution of the ninja's classic DX dragon suits.
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    But do I NEED a bathroom and stairs...?

    Even if you're building interiors, it's always a judgment call about how you want to use the space. Very few models aside from massive ones tend to include all of the expected features of that type of building, even ones considered "essential" (for instance, while a few modular building sets have included restrooms none have featured a shower or bath). Personally, I'd view stairs or some other way to get from floor to floor to be worth including just because ways to get into or out of a room usually make a space feel more interesting and "complete". Bathrooms I'd consider more of an option—they can add a great element of humor to a build but if you want to focus more on a building's more intrinsic features (be it a home, restaurant, or some type of public building), they're somewhat superfluous.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Oh, sure. I'm not saying all Lego buildings need to be made to that standard (after all, you can only pack so many features onto a 32x32 baseplate), but it'd make for an interesting feature one of these days.
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    General Colour Discussion

    Elsewhere. But it's no longer listed there. I suspect they found some way to get info from the Lego customer service parts database beyond the parts inventoried in sets, but since then either that site has stopped pulling their info the same way and/or their source (be it the customer service database or otherwise) removed the unreleased parts from their database.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I'm not totally opposed to the new hoods. While they do seem to hinder posability much more than the movie hoods, I do like the aesthetic of the long hanging ribbon. It's worth pointing out that change for change's sake is actually a legitimate approach for new designs, and in fact is a big part of why we ever get new costumes in the first place. New costumes are one of the quickest ways to establish that sets are in fact new and different from the ones kids might already have. The movie hoods have been in use for three consecutive waves now, each with its own twist on the color scheme and color layout. By comparison, the previous hoods introduced in Possession had been in use for four waves before being replaced. While obviously there's room to debate whether this new design was the best option, a change of some sort was probably due eventually. The movie hoods had some drawbacks as well. The main one is simply that it added an extra step to removing the hoods or swapping them for hair. I imagine that might have had a big impact on kids' play with the figures, since having to remove the entire head just to unmask a character "interrupts" storytelling to a much greater extent than simply swapping normal headgear. Finally, keep in mind that the lack of movie hoods in this wave doesn't necessarily mean they're gone for good. The Possession hoods and Rebooted masks were used alternately for the ninja for several years (sometimes even within the same wave), and even the classic 2011 ninja wrap has reappeared for characters like Ash and Lil' Nelson.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Ideally I'd really like to get a modular building that's completely wheelchair accessible, now that there's a wheelchair piece. Town Hall is the only one that has had an elevator and you still had to climb steps to get to it. A ramp would be a wonderful modern amenity for a future building.
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    General Colour Discussion

    There's apparently a new pink color coming out next year called "Vibrant Coral". Haven't seen it in person but the image I saw of it from a Lego part database looked almost like a very vivid light red-orange. Unfortunately I no longer have access to the images so we'll just have to wait and see until it shows up in a set picture.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't know... yes, it's out of scale, but not in an unprecedented way (look at the multiple Hulkbuster sets in the Marvel Super Heroes theme). In fact, the scale seems like it'd be suitable alongside things like Hulk-sized bigfigs (which might be used for Roadhog or Reinhardt) or a brick-built mech for D.Va (which will basically have to be scaled up to comfortably fit a minifigure). So it would not surprise me if they're exaggerating the scale a bit for most of the biggest heroes just so that no one of them individually sticks out like a sore thumb.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion First set... EDIT: Seconds too late!
  15. This is a fantastic build with an amazing interior but I almost feels like it suffers from a lack of neutral colors on the exterior. Changing some of the details like the "vents" on the exterior to a color like black might help—that'd both make it more authentic to the color scheme of the Ice Planet sets and help to make those details seem less washed out in a sea of blue.