Wesley D

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  1. Wesley D

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I was hoping for another building from the Sea front Village, but I understand them saying it's too soon after the Old Fishing Store. Moreover they are perhaps too similiar like that one, which I consider the best of them all. The Pop-Up book is a nice idea. I'm looking forward how the finished version will look! As an extra, it could turn out as a very welcome parts pack for fans of the castle, pirates en western themes!
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    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    In fact it charms me they keep it simple. I love it when LEGO uses parts that are multifunctional instead of going for very specific molds that just serve one purpose. I just have the idea they're pushing their limits ever further and they'll eventually will have to go for something even more impressive.
  3. Yesterday I saw multiple boxes displayed in a local toy store. I was tempted to feel the bags, but I won't be buying one of them. While I think the printed faces look among the best, I'm not pleased by the costume theme, I only really like the cute Elephant Girl. It don't think the last waves sell well over here, as the boxes always seem full and I see little interest in them. The price of the blinded bags don't really invite anymore for an impulse purchase.
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    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    I'm pretty charmed and impressed by the looks of this rollercoaster. I think it looks very complete and is perfectly scaled compared to the minifigures. It definately has to look huge in their eyes! The rollercoaster makes a cheerfull scene, just the way I expect LEGO to look. It feels like the used colors and parts add a nostalgic touch. Could this become the most iconic LEGO set ever? On the other hand I'm less impressed by the video's of the coaster in motion. I like the climbing on the hill, but I guess the descent would have benefited a lot from banked turns. I understand this would require even more effort and costs because of even more specialized coaster tracks, but on the other hand when LEGO goes for an ultimate set like this, why wouldn't they go all the way? Seeing how they are releasing allready so many coaster sets, I wouldn't be too suprised they'll go for banked turns anyway in the future. It would hurt if I would buy this one and they'll release an ever better expert coaster within a few years. A minor remark I have is the reference to the other fairground sets, like they are encouraging us into collecting them all. As much as I like the color scheme and the technical part of the carousel, I think that set is way oversized. They had better made it smaller and thus a cheaper fairground set or they could have included some other fairground elements. I have to make my mind up if I'm going for the coaster, but even if I'm not into collecting all of them, I wonder what the next fairground set will be. I'm curious to see what LEGO will pull off to surpass this rollercoaster!
  5. Wesley D

    [MOC] Science Museum

    I need to say the colors of the letter signs contrast nice to the building. They add a charming touch! So that is the function of the covers / lids on the floor of the wings? I guess they would suffice as fast exits No need for doubts. There are already an elevator and stairs. You've thought about every detail. I think the complex is just perfect as it is! The rendering problem won't be a problem when it's getting build in real bricks
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    [MOC] Science Museum

    Fantastic! There are no words to say how impressive this is! Such a huge, unique and apealing structure. It would make a wonderful landmark! The interior is amazing as well, perfectly scaled, very nicely colored and filled nice mini builds. I really like the elevator and how the central column is build around the rocket!
  7. I don't know if it would be officially approved, but I guess it could be made pretty stable when it's properly built in in a structure. Thank you very much for making it clear to me! I have been hurting my head over it.
  8. I'm very late with this, but... the columns are available in tan! They come in the set Bulldozer Break-in. May I ask how you have build those windows? I try to reverse engineer them, but I can't figure out an elegant solution. I guess it's build of translucent bricks and the side require grey jumper plates with a 1x8 tan tile on it, but I'm very curious to see how it looks from the backside.
  9. I have to say I'm not that much into costumed minifigures, so I didn't have high hopes, but I was very curious to see what funny designs they would come up with. After seeing the images I'm pretty disappointed. There is not a single minifigure I really want. Only the elephant with tutu and mouse (!) and perhaps the cowboy costume make me smile. Overall the minifigure faces look very nice, but not worth the steep price of a CMF bag, the accessories and parts in this series that are usable in other settings are minimal and the specificity of so many new moulds takes away the charm of LEGO for me. Who needs a moulded balloon if you could have a brick-built LEGO balloon?
  10. Wesley D

    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    The Downtown Diner designer video makes me There is almost nothing said about the product. Just after a picture of Cafe Corner (with hotel sign!) is showed he states there hasn't been a hotel in the modular line. Then we hear Downtown Diner was ment to house a car dealer because it's always fun to include cars in the modular street, while I've read a lot of modular collectors think otherwise. It just makes me feel like they assigned the 2018 modular design to someone who isn't interested in the modular line at all! He even states several times a designer should build projects he doesn't like to be a real designer. I guess abandoning the tradition of the classic faces is in line with the lack of connectedness to the modular line. Nevertheless he managed to finish a nice cheerful building. I especially like they didn't cram multiple buildings onto one baseplate. The diner room breathes space. I'm looking forward to building and displaying Downtown Diner!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The white dots in the eyes of the baby had drawn my attention before when I opened 'Fun at the Park' and especially when I assembled my avatar family (with my newborn son ). It was the main reason why I went for faces with expressions, while I normally go for classic faces like they always came with the modulars, the line I try (!) to limit my LEGO hobby to. I haven't built my copy of Assembly Square yet, but the white dots were something I had found striking on the pictures and even a bit out of place. I just thought TLC hadn't the will to print another face for the baby just for this set. We could have seen the change in faces comming! After all I'm glad with the modern faces, it's just a pity they didn't come sooner as there is now a discrepancy between the figures.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You brought up some very interesting insights! In Europe there is a increasing immigration going on. Political correctness is very present and I guess LEGO will try to keep themselfes as long as possible out of the debate by hiding behind the yellow minifigures, but I guess there will come a day they'll make the shift. With the introduction of skin-colored minifigures they have crossed a border. Most of us AFOLs have nostalgic feelings about the yellow faces, but the younger audience grows up with both flesh and yellow. I wouldn't be suprised the more realistic one is more appealing and will finally become the new standard, also due to the succes of the licensed themes.
  13. Wesley D

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Interesting to see a first review. It's nice to read it was a fun build! It confirms the car is the least interesting in this set, but based on its looks I guess it's better than the black one that came with Palace Cinema. However I can't agree with the next lines: The licensed sets are always way too expensive and should never become a standard to compare. One could call everything cheap compared to those! The price of Downtown Diner over here is € 169,99, while Palace Cinema costs € 139,99.
  14. Thank you! Let's hope they are working on a new designer program (" We have decided to pursue other digital experiences.").
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That was my first idea too, but even the not licensed Friends line has flesh colored mini-dolls. Since we just saw change is eventual, I fear there's no certainty in continuity. I only collect yellow minifigures, but I notice I get used very fast to the more realistic colors. When I see a yellow minifigure next to them the yellow one feels a bit off. They don't mix very well. The licensed minifigures form an ever-larger group and gets more detailed, especially with even specific licensed LEGO movies and sets being released, while on the other hand the traditional Collectable Minifigure Figure line becomes less frequent. It's getting difficult to decide what and in which ammount I should bother collecting. I hope I won't be forced to replace a carefully collected mass of yellow minifigures.