Pirean_Grammaticul

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  1. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    can't remember who but i believe it was duckbricks- it was duckbricks who laid it out; neat read i suppose
  2. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    That's a little funny: i'm pretty sure jay and lloyd have had the most dragons whereas kai and zane have had 2 dragons each (including now; firstbourne counts as far as red dragons but then that's 3 compared to jay or lloyd's 4 and the various other ones). If ultra counts here it's somewhat differentiated in texturing but really this just screams out that we could use some earthy dragons if anything
  3. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    disappointed by most of these sets for sure, but that was true even before their official images; i like how they look though. temple looks decent with some issues and a nice benthomaar figure, hydro bounty is solid with the small issue of being a little overpriced, water dragon is phenomenal etc. small problems with the fire dragon but overall i like the effort to make it look organic and with a couple mods it'll fit right in, whereas the raider is eh but it's not like it's ever been a particularly good design to start with. on the smaller side, jay car isn't really neat and hydro mech is fine at best. sucks that we didn't get more aquatic stuff tho: a bigger manta ray with scuba nya and scuba kai for $40 or $50 would've been nice but it is what it is
  4. Pirean_Grammaticul

    Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitsu TV Show Thread

    god, talk about a finale this is definitely the year of nya despite her low presence in sets; cannot wait to see what comes next
  5. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Reminder to use the dedicated ninjago: masters of spinjitzu topic to discuss this one; i don't want to play mod but remember what the point of this topic is
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    the story of nya may be our "animated episode" of the season but also i've liked the 2d eps; last of the formlings kind of lacked overall but absolute worst was a blast and dungeon party was a lot of fun as a he man parody and a good way to flesh out the side cast. 2d animation costs a ton and sun creature studios are clearly made up of talented folks but i'd bet making those 3 minutes cost a fortune
  7. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    hell yeah; got mine last week and damn if it isn't good. love that the knees open up a range of poseability and, unlike the lloyd mech, means the thing doesn't need completely immobile legs to stand up perfectly; the knees if anything are a solid proof of concept that you can have even more stable legs with the knees. aesthetically it's phenomenal and i love the techniques put in use here. pieces are great too: i've gotten maybe 3 sets in the past 4 years before getting this one and almost all of them don't have very many new pieces (lloyd's titan mech was sent for free and i suppose it's got a couple nice slopes); but finally getting more shields, 1x1 brackets and those slick 1x2 rounded plates really helps a ton when you need to moc something up and speaking of which wip alt build (he started life as a rhino but the blade has since been removed)
  8. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    a buildable falcon would be cumbersome to get right: the head shape would be painful, angles and curves on such a smooth model agonizing, and integrating a solid wing function on top of that; it's nearly impossible to get right and look appealing. not to mention that the falcon hasn't appeared since 2018, the falcon proper hasn't appeared since 2015, and the last time anyone gave a damn about it was in 2012 - there's no incentive for a designer to labor on a bird that simply isn't recognizable to the ninjago audience. none of this is from experience btw please don't click my profile (unironically mine is terrible but that's another matter) i'd honestly call that a strength of the show: focusing on the characters, little minifigures who aren't really the major selling point of say a dynamic and interesting mech or a sweet sports car that inevitably ends up ruined on redesign is probably better to entice kids long-term and inspire them to create stories or analyze what are essentially plastic figures. master of the mountain for example is my favorite recent season because the ninja liberate two feuding proletarian factions against an exploitative bourgeious mineral profiteer a lot of time is spent developing the relationships of and engagements between our characters while looking inward, more than taking time to highlight how this mech that gets burned last minute is cool or how these rhinos who just live here ig are worth shelling cash out for; motm integrates the sets in but more as backdrops for our characters to grow, and thus it's a solid piece in spite of the fact that it's a toy commercial that depicts the parasitic nature of capitalistic enterprises and the inherent exploitative nature of profit
  9. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    It's more than likely just how the light hits the figure: aside from the raise from the backpack, the hood/helmet seems to fit just right on it, and the googles are moulded very big; but the transparent lens refracts the light and the head looks scrunched up in the figure consequently.
  10. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    gamer season === will be interesting to see what the final name is; can't wait and surprised it's already leaked so early!
  11. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    lol sure man i'll let u try to cover but i think we're taking this too long; good luck absolving your record to anyone who isn't braindead or gullible enough to think you've stopped
  12. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    this was from the beginning of this year === anyways yeah idunno i like the island, small but i guess it's not the focus for this year
  13. Pirean_Grammaticul

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    don't want to deviate too heavily from the topic at hand but i thought this would be important to highlight as far as albricks is concerned
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    yeah that's really strange, i joined when i was around 17 for a contest i inevitably lost but now recontextualizing my interactions here that's kinda weird huh