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  1. Yeah this is what I mean. I think it was confusing of me to say that the cockpit of the 'regular' TIE Whisper looks like the Silencer, I mean it looks like the cockpit of Kylo Ren's new Ep IX 'Silencer' which could indeed also be called some sort of TIE Whisper. Also I was unaware of the merch also calling Kylo's new ship a Whisper.
  2. From the leaked style guide images I saw, the TIE Whisper is not Kylo Ren's new fighter, that one was unnamed. The TIE Whisper seems to be a red FO TIE with the same cockpit design as Kylo's new Silencer-esque fighter.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I agree that the Yoda looks soooo much better IRL than on the pictures. The plaque of that set has that black and blue image of Yoda in the background, there is some additional shading added around the pieces in his face, making it more clear where his mouth is supposed to be. It's a shame there is not as much shadow in that area as on that image, but at least this time I can see where Yoda's (closed) mouth is supposed to be. The lightsaber build is also quite nice. Kylo Ren's shuttle is amazing. Even the greebling is superior to the old one (though I still like that inaccurate set for its own shaping and details). It is a shame the wings do not have retractable landing gear as while it is a relief they kept the boarding ramp function on the new one, it is kinda useless because the shuttle sits way too low to the ground.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The new A-wing looks a lot better in the reviews. It looks much thinner and proportionally longer and sleeker in its profile. The cannons are still ugly and I do not like the blue pins both at the cannons and at the back. The back also seems to lack detail. Also it is really dumb that the cockpit does not even come with a control panel or some kind of control stick. It even has an empty 1x2 space in front of the pilot. Talk about cutting corners.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I agree and I have not seen a lot of criticism on the A-wing yet, even though it looks completely off. It is nowhere near as flat and sleek as the RZ-2 and the way the outward tapering sides have been approximated looks dreadful. It looks like a failed attempt at an RZ-1 set, which Lego have proven they can nail as a set (2016&2017 ones were fantastic). The guns are comically thin and because of the piece use in the center, look awkward. The blue pin does not help. I also would have preferred a blue one over another green one. The only positive thing I can say is that its price point is finally fitting again for what is supposed to be a small and massable fighter.
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    Making LEGO Stickers last longer

    With Lego's current increasing prices and decreasing quality, the bricks should be printed anyway without additional cost.
  7. In the years prior to me being a student, my like or dislike of the media had no influence on my purchases. I did not like TFA, but I already had a few of the sets, so I decided to get more because even if they were overpriced, they were generally nice. Because the movie was so small in scale, it allowed Lego to create almost every single scene completely within their sets, so I decided to collect them all because a movie has never been represented as well in Lego as that movie has. Because my love for the TCW show, I am trying to get every single CW set and polybag ever, even when I do not like the sets. But now that things in life have changed, that is the only subtheme which I want to complete. Beeing a student now, I have to be very selective with the sets that I buy. That does not prevent me from getting good sets that are based on IMO bad SW media, such as TLJ, a movie that I absolutely despise. I quite like all of the First Order designs, so I try to collect every trooper type of them and I already own the FO Star Destroyer. I think I'll still get the AT-M6. Luckily, my dislike for the movie means I can live without sets that I only like a little bit, like the TIE Silencer or Defense on Crait, and I have no interest in the Resistance Pod because it includes too many stickers and Rose Tico, a horrible character which has no place in my collection. Another thing is that while media can be quite bad, the designs can be very good, but also very bad yet still offer potential for good sets. TFA was just a simple action blockbuster movie, so while I have no connection to the characters it is nice to own some spaceships from it like the T-70 X-wings because they did their thing in the movie and were cool. Then there is the Resistance Bomber: an absolutely terrible vehicle that does not shine in its role and does not work at all in the movie that it is in, and it is also from a movie that I find terrible. However, while it is an incredibly dumb ship, I love the way it looks and I think Lego made a beautiful looking set of it with great functions and some good pilot minifigs. And in general, they do not make larger ships based on the Rebellion or the Resistance, so it is unique in that sense and I just had to get it. I can just leave the Holdo figure unassembled, another TLJ attrocity that has no place in my collection. So in short, before I was a student I was a completionist and I got as many sets as possible. After that, I limited myself only to sets that I actually like, whether they are from bad media or not, except when a set that isn't all that great is from TCW (like Grievous' speeder). Now that I am almost out of cash entirely, I'll try not to buy any more Sequel Trilogy stuff and remakes of OT/PT that I don't need. I'll save up for potential sets of the new season of TCW and The Mandalorian (if the latter is any good).
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    Bionicle/CCBS pieces back on Bricks and Pieces

    I cannot access Bricks and Pieces because 'the site is currently under maintenance'. If they are available, maybe they are suddenly clearing out the last stocks of CCBS? Kinda late though, a lot of that stuff has been lying there for years.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    That's a bit much right? Not buying a set because the packaging is a bit inconsistent
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Technically only the head is new. The leaker could have put the new head on the old figure, so Snap could still be in a 2020 set.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I forgot about those. Since that Old Ben was released in 2014 it seems they made that change then already. It's indeed just that they have been using the AOTC/ROTS Obi-Wan face since 2012 when it still had less detailing, though it is weird that they kept that face print in use till 2017. I wish the new Obi-Wan beard was a little less rough though, sort of like a combination of the new and the old. Snap looks fine.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Only the face print for Snap Wexley seems to be updated. Apparently Lego has a new way of representing beards by making them look a bit rougher around the edges. Both the previous Obi-Wan and Snap heads had a more clean look for their beard.
  13. The lack of golden printing may indeed imply that it is for a ROTS Padme instead of for a ROTJ Leia. I guess I am so used to that old Obi-Wan face that I think the new one is a bit too scruffy-looking, but that is just because the beard has more detail. I like that this Obi-Wan looks a bit older than the other Obi-Wan head. You can really see the depression in his expression because of what Anakin did, and this head will work great for a post-ROTS Obi-Wan.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I doubt Resistance will get any more sets. Hasbro refuses to make any more toys because it simply does not sell well. If a decent show like Rebels does not get any more Lego sets for its final season because of poor sales, then I don't think the poorly received Resistance will get any more sets.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The Jumptrooper already has a specific torso created for him that looks very different to a regular FO Stormtrooper torso. I think the second variant of the Jumptrooper is wrong and that the Stormtrooper-esque torso with the new black and red markings actually belongs to the new FO Stormtrooper. Also, the (TLJ variant) helmet printing has been updated to show a bit of reflection in the lenses.