DeanLearner

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  1. DeanLearner

    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Totally agree! I know TLG often like to reserve the most sought after minifigs for the most expensive sets, but were they to do a “Laser Sword Crait Face Down” set in the $30 price bracket, including Luke, Leia, and Kylo Ren, then it would pretty much fly off the shelves.
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    [MOC] Row home

    Great work! You’ve done well to avoid the temptation to overcomplicate things, and there is a good balance between realism and nice technique.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Any chance they’re dealing in illegal cookies?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Interesting thought. To be honest, other than the odd rare set, like the recent UCS falcon, or the first people pack (with the wheelchair), I have no conception of how/to what extent advertising extends beyond the enthusiast community. I don’t even have a clue as to how many modular sets are sold, and what proportion of those people would be considered serious fans (the cost investment alone would suggest they are not casual purchases).
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Hmmmm, well I’m not sure how well the concept of a garage can be realised within the modular scale (I was very sceptical of the idea when previously suggested). Hopefully this might flush out an official press release now though! (a la the DD announcement).
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    [MOC]Malaysia Style Coffee Shop

    Very nice! Have you designed it for a specific layout? What would you envisage going to the side of the building where the balcony is? Without overlooking the more detailed and ornate architectural features, I’m curious about the technique for the roof - I can’t tell from the photo. Are they medium nougat tiles, or sideways masonry bricks that you managed to attach at few enough points to provide the “wonky” orientation to simulate roof tiles?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That’s a fair point, and toy purchasing is probably more of a zero sum game than cinema ticket purchasing. However... I would anticipate that the vast majority of people buying the modulars are AFOLs (or at least TFOLs - teen fans - is that a thing?!), will be more more switched on to social media/online news. Plus, they are far more likely to be anticipating the release schedule, and so would either hold off making purchases awaiting January, or know they can safely wait up to several years to make a purchase (e.g. until x2/x3 VIP points). So ultimately I’m not sure to what extent your counter argument would hold up, or reflect the marketing strategy of TLG. Obviously IP protection is always going to be a concern (though maybe less after recent legal victories in China?). However, a strategy of cryptic teasing has been done with multiple expert/advanced sets in the past year (UCS MF; Bugatti Chiron; WV Firehouse), to popular acclaim within the AFOL community, so I don’t see why they couldn’t do the same for the modulars.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I agree with all the recent comments, especially regarding the commercial benefit from Lego’s perspective in providing at least a little teaser information. I personally wasn’t impressed with the “official” line (via the Ambassador system) requesting that we not share leaks. Given that this complete shut down of information is entirely self-imposed by Lego, I think it’s a bit rich for them to complain when people want to know anything they can about such a much-anticipated set.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think I would be slightly disappointed if it was a Police station, not least because Jamie has previously said that they try to only choose a subject for a modular if they think they can add something new, and I feel like we’ve seen lots of good Police Station MOCs in past, plus there are always multiple City Police Stations available that could be converted to the modular format. I’d definitely rather see something new, and agree that an Art Nouveau Music Hall (with some recolours or new molds) would be a dream come true.
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    INDUSTRIAL ZONE

    Wow that’s incredible! I’m guessing you’ve got some professional knowledge of what you’re building - it certainly looks like it!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Sad as it sounds, yes it would! Surely not to much longer to wait through!
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    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    Wow, interesting to see the Lion head bricks back in that large set - I don’t think they have been in production for years. It will definitely feed speculation that they may appear in the next modular... Edit: My bad, I see it appeared in a Nexo knight set last year - how did I miss that!? I like the new fire axe, and also the neat water cannon too.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Agreed. And while this is undeniably a subjective opinion, PC remains my least favourite modular in part due to the very specific nature of the inspiration (though the colour-blocking and unfinished roof and interior don’t help). As an aside, PC is at least the modular most amenable to modding, to the extent that I designed an entire cleaned-up Art Deco refit.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Interesting, you make good points, though I wonder what the building would be. In terms of buildings that might be stereotypically associated as Chinese, a restaurant might be too similar to PR/DD, and there is already a laundry (BB). Maybe a tea room would be different enough though.
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    [MOC] Pieve Lorena

    Looks great, what a fantastic idea! I can’t wait to see your layout all together; it’s looked more and more impressive with each installment.