Lucarex

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  1. Lucarex

    Guess the next animal mould round 3

    Still pining for the much-rumoured orca, that failed to materialise in the City Arctic sets this summer.
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    Discussion: LEGO Architecture 2018

    I hear you @thorin but sadly from a commercial perspective, the older sets (particularly those with low recognition outside of architect circles, like FallingWater and Villa Savoye), are gone the way of the dodo. Skylines are here to stay for the time being supplemented with larger builds like the Guggenheim, Liberty etc.
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    Discussion: LEGO Architecture 2018

    Nice review @henrysunset For me, even if I ignore the dubious architectural value of a city as insipid and soulless as Las Vegas, the Bellagio is a nice improvement but the set remains let down by that awful Wynn build.
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    Discussion: LEGO Architecture 2018

    Venice and St Mark's Basilica say otherwise. Think we'll see ND myself, along with La Defense Arch, Tour Eiffel/Arc de T and a tiny Louvre with glass pyramid
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    James Bond 2018

    Guaranteed that the 007 license is disproportionate/well in excess of the Aston Martin license.
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    James Bond 2018

    Some humour much needed in this thread -- I guess those clearly unhappy and criticising the look as being "unrecognisable as a DB5" it might be worth considering that Aston Martin are, even amongst high end car marques - extremely protective about their brand values and perception. Especially when it comes to their legacy - such as this iconic model, forever associated with an equally iconic character. Basically, if it looked like a pile of Megabloks and "unrecognisable" they wouldn't have approved it as agreed. Yes, it's highly subjective but with the noted exception of the perfectly blocky F40, that's the case with all Lego cars. As for complaining about the price and PPP ratios, well that's an argument to be had across the whole Lego landscape. But unusually there are two licensing entities here don't forget.
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    James Bond 2018

    Love how the licensing deal didn't include the famous theme, so TLG had to make do with a really awful soundalike on the designer video.
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    James Bond 2018

    Really? If we're talking pure aesthetics, to my eye, the Beetle and Mini sets are only accurate representations (not sure "good looking" applies in either case) if you squint, like really really hard.
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    James Bond 2018

    Price confirmed on S@H. I've already posted why I think it's unrealistic to expect Superleggera curves in Lego brick form. Don't get me wrong I'm equally disappointed that's the case, but it's very much tempered by the fact the build and gadget features look great. Instant buy for me but each to their own I guess.
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    James Bond 2018

    Ejector seat, rear bulletproof shield, extending hubcap tyre shredders, front machine guns and what hopefully appears to (really hard to make out) revolving or interchangeable number plates.
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    James Bond 2018

    18 hours to go until the big reveal. Cue the inevitable "discussion", which hopefully will be free of irrelevant mentions of a completely unrelated BBC sci-fi series.
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    My Case Against Artificial Rarity

    You actually believe that? Okaaay....
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    My Case Against Artificial Rarity

    A really interesting discussion topic. The concept of a chase minifig completely ruins the concept of blind bags, not to mention the buying experience of most of us. As we all acknowledge, the only people who win are the eBay scalpers and gougers, a plague of genital lice on both types. I'm also still bummed out by the whole convention-exclusive debacle, particularly in the increasingly popular Brickheadz. For example, Lego may have partially pacified Boba Fett collectors, but I'm still getting the frozen-in-carbonite middle finger . @koalayummies good point re Taj Mahal, but I'd love to know the rationale behind the rerelease. I don't think it was to deter scalpers as there's plenty of other non-licensed highly-sought-after retired sets that would benefit from that policy if so, and we've seen no signs or rumours of it being anything other than a one-off. Maybe testing the waters, if we're prone to straw-clutching?
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    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not true. Smyths have it. https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/lego-and-bricks/lego-brickheads/lego-41614-brickheadz-owen-and-blue/p/163801 Agree about poor sales/leftovers of first few waves though, but likewise there was the ridiculously short shelf life of Phasma and Finn. Wish I'd picked up Lloyd on offer but never saw it reduced before it too vanished.