Pirean_Grammaticul

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    [REVIEW] 21054 The White House

    my bad! thanks for the heads up; hadn't realized it had been a year. absolutely meant as a compliment but i should probably refrain from further statements
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    40580 Buildable Tahu: Bionicle returns in 2023!

    i doubt the image is of a real leak although i can't be certain. certainly we've seen bionicle leaks well ahead of a reannouncement and even if this has been circulating for a while it could be true. mostly i just feel like lego could do so much better but what do i know
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    [REVIEW] 21054 The White House

    sir how are you the single best reviewer on this site
  4. Fern you've done it again! Gorgeous work; seconding Sandbox, love the way this poses. In particular completely love the knee solution for turning the legs for extra posing despite limitations.
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    Haruko!!

    everyone's favorite queer punk icon, now in lego! instructions coming soon ;)
  6. did a bunch of these over the summer; the image hyperlinks to flickr if you want to see more photos Or You Can Just Follow My Insta Or look below They've all been built irl trust me
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    71738 Titan Mech R̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶ Alt builds

    I only posted the stud.io files lmao. never made instructions. if you need em use the hide tool and one copy of 71738 zane's titan mech
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    yeah the joint in particular is in EVO and is a high focus of his in the deployment of this system. going to be neat to see what he does with it
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    good tweet on that actually i'm still mixed on these personally but this looks to be a very bright future for ninjago and i'm excited to see how the range grows from here next!
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    you have to consider ghost cole was something pulled off in the show first and likely changed during the skybound wave plan, hence requiring a new print and only coming in 2 expensive sets. putting ghost cole in the smallest set would've basically been using a new print there, but unlike that nrg nya is an existing figure prior to this wave dropping. still, decent point on how this wave might not tie into the show very strongly, similar to the legacy wave and moto
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    Issue with UCS AT-AT!!!

    small sidenote: if you can wedge your fingernails into the flat end you might just be able to extract it. all is not lost if you try hard enough
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    oh lol what i meant was that an advent calendar would be taking up a spot that, say, a fire dragon could hold. feels like an easy choice so far as balancing out budget for a wave
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    a simple reason they don't have advent calendars: ninjago is based on eastern mythologies and cultures, and it's not exactly common to see christianity or christmas in the east like it is in the west and western-based things. now, if ninjago had a new year's thing that'd be neat (although it might skirt controversies as well unlike say monkie kid), but it just doesn't make too much sense to give what are ostensibly asian or eastern-appearing characters a distinctly western (and somewhat pagan) holiday also that's one less set off the roster so how about we keep it that way
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    thanks for the clarification; glad to hear it! i do value diversity and in all accounts it seems like they've made the right move in more ways than one; when you're in an empire galaxy wide you've gotta let go of your gripes and promote species over race. glad to get an in-depth and thorough response on this and hoping not to continue this discussion too long further than a compliment on your cordiality
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    yeah basically this; far as i was aware the imperials would not only prefer to hire from a whiter male caste but also have those types of people gravitate towards it, especially towards the end and into the mandalorian when their troops stayed because they'd been imbued with fascist dogma. likely the first order avoided this and just recruited by kidnapping which mitigates the racial barriers. on the subject i suppose because they're in a galactic conflict they'd try to segregate less, but just judging by lucas' own intent with the empire it would make sense thematically.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    the diversity present with the stormies is fine but honestly, when did the space fascists get so inclusive? just because they don't let aliens in doesn't necessarily mean they've lightened up that much on other people too. not to mention all the unique entries on bricklink but i'm sure that's not a problem. this is a bizarre complaint though. you're nagging the set for having... more printing? and accuracy? i think it's more dependent on them being unseen under the helmet, and as we've seen so far since the trexler marauder lego's trying at least to answer fans' bizarre complaints about angry clones. you can't please em all, i guess the set itself looks marvellous; insane how well it's been pulled off. i think the last ucs i've been this blown away by is... the ucs falcon, and that one i sure haven't gotten either. either way they're marvels of engineering and with this one i really cannot get over how well pulled together those legs and torso are
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    71738 Titan Mech R̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶ Alt builds

    check one of the flickr posts: they should have studio files that correspond to the actual model
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    Built to commemorate the release of Star Wars: VISIONS and delayed in order to get as pristine a render from @ExeSandbox as I could. Follow my Insta!
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    good question. i considered that while building the back engines but i completely forgot at the end. Just imagine r2 calls in via bluetooth :)
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    if you've ever stacked "older" SNOT bricks stud to antistud and put tiles on em they usually happen to be off a stud or two; the travis brick somehow made up for the remainder of the overwatch gun and it worked out. i was surprised this worked as well as it did tbh: i was considering a different gun base since i had seen an overwatch gun used recently and didn't want to feel derivative, but when i tested it out it was actually more brilliant than i thought. tha the trigger works to make it feel connected is even more of a W. and thanks for the rest of your comments! to be honest almost all of those comments on decisions were almost exactly thoughts i had in the process of building it, looking at both the rx 728 and red 5 and figuring out how to merge the designs ideally. should mention that the helmet was designed as a callback to the x wing helmet but with an insignia and the gun was a merger of that gundam rifle with the dc-15 and that longstanding star wars rifle butt. definitely one of the models that's taken a while to make work and i'm glad i did
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    funny thing is there's a studio file hyperlinked to the flickr page hyperlinked in the photo; do check that out and uh see if you can engineer it
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    oh yeah my manager put a gun to my head and had me make this sorry fellas
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    Built to commemorate the release of Star Wars: VISIONS and delayed in order to get as pristine a render from @ExeSandbox as I could. insta link if yall want it.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    honestly if the "d2c" is anything it's probably a building set for the wave; friend of mine alleges the model's $110 for 1300-1500 pieces. i can't comment on the veracity of this but it would certainly fit given ninjago's pattern of smaller location build for the winter and larger location build for the summer. fingers crossed for another modular though!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    finally, a good star wars wave. it's been like 4 years since the last almost completely good one anyways love the transport; can't tell much about it rn but it looks fairly accurate and i like the shaping. here's hoping the function works ahsoka vs maul looks like garbage but given the two figures most people here are gonna keep while cashing in the rest and considering a couple pieces in neat colors it's fine; 147 pieces can only build so much anyways something about the mando fighter didn't quite gel with me initially: i thought it was the wings looking messy (and they do to some extent) but really the issue is the cockpit. hope the horizontal orientation looks more palatable because vertical feels off in a weird way slave 1 is surprisingly good: wasn't shocked by lego being able to make a slave 1 with 590 pieces (they've done with 570 and it can easily exceed a slave 1 with 1000 in size), but wow does it look nice. i consider the 2019 slave 1 to be a masterclass in lego design and the pinnacle of slave 1 renditions, but much like the x wing it's a smart move by lego to downsize the megablocker and smarter move to include mando and boba. here's hoping they do the same to the slave 1 as they did the x wing (downsize but make unique in a cool way) big grey shuttle seems like a big grey shuttle, which i guess is important for the finale. don't mind it, it has a strong silhouette, it's fine. --- overall congrats to lego for finally making a good star wars wave; was optimistic about the winter wave solely as a proof-of-concept series with smaller refined builds to clean up the overpriced fig-centric garbage of last year and some of the year prior (and the year prior and the year before that and before that and...). That this wave looks as good as it does is in no small part due to lego finally getting some strong content to base on, but if anything the choice to make things more affordable and the design standards set with wave 1 really helped get things going. here's hoping for another 2006-2014 era for star wars