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  • Birthday 01/09/1998

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  1. Unfortunately this summarises my thoughts too. Sweden only has two LEGO Stores (both in Stockholm) and they are on the other side of the country for me. Now BrickLink is my only source of parts, and that is often more expensive than I would like. There is just one thing from which you said that I would like to change. The new B&P/PAB search function does not just work terrible - I can't get it to work at all.
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    Let’s talk armor

    I really like to equip my knights with the pointed visor helmets. The option for accessories in different shapes and colours is great. I also think that it often works well to change the colour of the main helmet instead so that the entire visor is the accent colour instead. Is the option "Original classic space with flip up visor" referring to those flat visors with a plume/feather on top (Part 3843)? Do those only attach to the old types of classic space helmets, or can they attach to other headgear? I would love to have one of those in the future, but pieces that are almost 45 years old tend to get expensive, even when in poor condition!
  3. Every time I open this thread I giggle at the first post, "spare me the discussion about Nexo please". It's weird to see the same discussion almost 7 years later.
  4. I didn't know CMF Series 23 had been announced (you can see them on LEGO S@H for anybody else). There is definitely something that looks awkward about the shoulders in the CGI images, but the real-life picture makes it look normal I think.
  5. You keep creating one breathtaking build after another!! Not only is the entire build astounding, but all of the levels have enough details to be presentable on their own. I'll definitely be coming back to this for inspiration!
  6. I can chime in on this with my anecdotal story too! I had quite a few of the sets from the Fantasy Era, mostly from the 2007 wave. I recently uncovered most of these from an old box, and they were covered in dust but still mostly intact. I decided to disassemble them to clean and sort the pieces, and in the process I had quite a few pieces break on me. Of course, the pieces that broke were all either Dark Red or Reddish Brown. I suspect a set that is still sealed might fare better (and make for an excellent display piece). But if you ever decide to disassemble it, you might experience pieces breaking despite your best efforts at being careful!
  7. I have also noticed this, and I have to agree that it is somewhat disappointing. I don't want too many prints either, but with at least two different printed torsos and legs you can make a nice variety of soldiers that still look cohesive. Different helmets and armor pieces only go so far, unfortunately. For example, I am having a very hard time creating different units with my Black Falcons despite the new pieces looking incredible.
  8. I can appreciate the nostalgia in how both this and the Forestmen GWP have black trees, but I much prefer reddish/dark brown trees. It's really not a deal-breaker or even worth fuzzing about, but I would have preferred brown.
  9. Sweet! Hopefully those pieces will appear in Bricks & Pieces... Pick-a-Brick?... whatever the new system is called. However, the new system has been extremely disappointing so far.
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    This is my understanding as well. If I have the item in my cart at checkout, then I expect that item to be "reserved" for me. If some of the other items are backordered, I expect the GWP to behave just like any other item, that is to be "put aside for me" until the remaining ordered items can be fulfilled. It seems like a logistical nightmare to handle it differently. Would they have employees just chucking them into eligible boxes before they ship out, and then just be like "oh I guess we ran out"?
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    [MOC] Crystal Mill (Colorado)

    There's so much that I like in this! The vegetation, the waterfall, the roof, etc. Excellent work, truly inspiring!
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    I don't think I have actually ever bought stuff from LEGO to get a GWP before. But I'm very tempted to get this one, though. Hopefully I can pick up maybe the Viking 3-in-1 and something else. And I'm also curious if I have to "camp" at midnight.
  13. I'm not following here at all. I saw the statement from LEGO about increasing their prices (which sucks), but why is everyone up in arms about the price of a set that still hasn't even been officially unveiled yet? For all we know the only price point we have to go in is the original one from Promobricks, no?
  14. We don't have any "local LEGO stores" in Sweden, I think there's one in the entire country :c
  15. It was pretty much the first thing they (Promobricks) said during the livestream yesterday. They started talking about the Back To The Future video, and mentioned quite a few times that the castle we saw was indeed a prototype. They even made sure to say it in English *and* type it out in the chat. So for the actual set later this summer we will obviously see some similarities, and some parts that have changed drastically. End of discussion.