PicnicBasketSam

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  1. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    The villain sets look great, the color scheme is very striking and they look really evil. Can't wait to get a better look at those. But the hero sets, while a bit better than last year, continue to look spectacularly messy and bizarre... Aaron's plane is a very cool design but it has too many competing colors on it to make sense to me. I'm kind of sad that hasn't been sorted out.
  2. Your worst lego injuries?

    I've broken a couple of fingernails trying to pull apart 2x2 plates. This was before they packed brick separators into everything bigger than 600 pieces, though.
  3. LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    This Sandspeeder looks just awful. So many ugly exposed studs, weird color and texture choices, and no new canopy or even new design features aside from the fins. The moisture evaporator looks really bad too, especially around the base... yeah, I don't like this set one bit. The Rey and Kylo Ren Brickheadz are pretty sweet, though.
  4. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I went to a Thursday night screening of Thor Ragnarok, I thought it was great! Also, check out Taika Waititi's other movies, they're all as good as this one.
  5. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    That picture is so tiny I can't make out anything except the color scheme. That's not a clever way to make people buy your product. I do think it's worth noting that the past few years, they've released about 20 sets for the following year in December of the year prior... releasing one set from each theme a week early does not seem unreasonable, although I can't figure out why they would do that.
  6. LEGO Ninjago 2018

    There are some finalized pictures over on The Brick Fan of garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! Still can't tell what the interior and functionality of this thing look like, but the outside looks really flippin' cool. Even the hot dog stand is adorable.
  7. Future Constraction Lines

    I'm not knowledgeable about such matters, but would a 2HY 2018 catalog even exist at this point in time?
  8. The link provided above to the download page works fine for me... I have noticed that every single time something odd happens with LDD, the entirety of this forum starts whispering, "could this be... an update?" and it puzzles me as to why... the last couple of times LDD has been updated it has been completely without warning.... didn't they used to actually announce these things ahead of time?
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Han in carbonite is the only one of these things I find remotely clever, and of course it's unavailable to 99.7% of the people who like it. This steps squarely into "stupid business decisions" territory if they don't release something similar to the public- we are going to get Star Wars Brickheadz next year, so there is a chance, but it's still ridiculous that there are more exclusive BrickHeadz sets now than those available as normal retail sets.
  10. LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    Yes, they're in the 'Official Sets Built in LDD' topic, either on the last page or the second-to-last page.
  11. What was the last movie you watched?

    With school, and binging various TV shows on Amazon Prime, I haven't watched a whole lot in the past 2 and a half months, but here's what I did see for the first time... Beauty and the Beast (2017). Couldn't stand this, honestly, it's a dramatically inferior and stupidly longer version of the first one. Dunkirk. Outstanding, one of my favorites of the year thus far. Logan Lucky, a little movie Steven Soderbergh came out with last month... it's a heist movie, described in the film itself as "Ocean's 7/11" but the best reason to watch it is Daniel Craig's performance as a demolition man named Joe Bang. It's really very funny. The Fate of the Furious, same old amusing garbage that series always is A Monster Calls, really emotional movie about a boy coming to terms with the fact that his mother is about to die of cancer. Featuring Liam Neeson as a tree and some truly breathtaking animated sequences. It's amazing, but requires ice cream after watching. Passengers, which works better as an exercise in finding ways that same story could have been told way better than as an actual movie to watch. The BFG: the worst Spielberg movie I've ever seen, I thought it was unremarkable and frequently boring with shoddy visual effects. Winter's Tale is an enchantingly terrible movie by the screenwriter of Batman and Robin. Great fun to watch with some friends and stare in awe as to how strange the story is and how silly Russell Crowe's Irish accent is. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is straight garbage I watched with a 7-year old, it's not without merit on a "so bad it's good" basis though. Titan AE is a mediocre animated sci-fi movie I've honestly forgotten about even a month after seeing it Space Jam is also terrible, I'm not a 90's kid so I have no nostalgia for it and my God has it aged terribly. Blade Runner: The Director's Cut just in time for the sequel. Excellent cyberpunk sci-fi, maybe the first big movie of that particular sub-genre. I'd really highly recommend watching Dunkirk, Blade Runner, and A Monster Calls.
  12. 70922 The Joker Manor

    I wish this had a bit more depth, and that's really my only quibble with it... it's an incredible model but it's only one small room thick, and I'm really not sure that's enough. I think it would be more imposing and visually interesting if the side bits were swiveled back and the roller coaster was made more three-dimensional. Also, seeing as they threw in the end credits versions of the main cast, it seems like they could have threw in Gladys from the Phantom Zone... I think she's the only voiced character aside from King Kong, the Kraken, the Eye of Sauron (question mark? I didn't pay attention to the LoTR sets) and Agent Smith not to have an appearance in any set. As-is, though, this is really cool, and I did not anticipate that they would ever do something like this. All of the brick-built details rival the puffer fish and squid in Ninjago City, but they're much more varied and prominent here
  13. LEGO Elves 2018

    I like these sets alright, but I like these molded heads even less than the ones on the dragons. :/
  14. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

    You bet! The Disaster Artist, which comes out a week before Star Wars Episode VIII where I live. This movie, on the other hand, is sitting at a comfortably middling 72% on Rotten Tomatoes- however, this is with only about 18 reviews at the time of this writing, so that is likely subject to change.
  15. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

    I'm okay with what's in the spoilers too, that's entirely what I was expecting from the trailer and those characters' appearances in the sets to be perfectly honest. This still isn't the movie I'm looking forward to the most this year featuring Dave Franco and a preexisting film or television series though...