Rolyat24

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  1. Rolyat24

    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Looks like the “Ray the Castaway” GWP will come with a (spring?) green fish, silver fish, red crab, and blue and yellow parrot. Nothing too exciting there, but a good amount of animals. I was hoping for the return of the hermit crab!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Having just built Dumbledore’s Office, I’m curious what everyone thinks about the current representation of the invisibility cloak. I like the fabric design; I think it’s really a very pretty cape. But I think the shaping of the cloak around Harry leaves something to be desired, not least because it doesn’t cover Harry’s head. I know the 2010-2011 line had the rounded cloth that just kind of sat on top of a minifigure, but I found that it would often just fall off. Could a plastic invisibility cloak ever work? Or perhaps a piece of stiffer cloth that’s creased to form a sort of pocket? I really don’t know if there’s a better way to represent it.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Looks like Legacy is officially dead. I’ve come to terms with that, as the subtheme had a great run and was probably approaching “modern” Ninjago too quickly to remain viable. I do appreciate Core and EVO for what they are; they don’t lock designers into only remaking old sets (with some exceptions). With Legacy, there were naturally a lot of comparisons to be made to the original sets. Meanwhile Core seems better at taking old ideas and reimagining them. Plus, we get some brand new ideas mixed in. We would never be getting a $100 ice dragon or Jay’s Titan Mech under the Legacy theme. I’m optimistic and looking forward to more information and pictures!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    With 3 minifigs in each banner set, there aren’t too many options. I doubt they’d do heads of houses again, and there aren’t really any other 4 professors closely associated with each house. The obvious choice, as many have mentioned, would be the house ghosts, but something makes me doubt that TLG would go that route. I’d love to be proven wrong though. Beyond that, I can only think of two options: A) 3 students (perhaps one named character and two generic students, or one each of quidditch/robed/sweater) or B) Hogwarts founder and two students. I’m not sure B is super likely with the D2C castle still on shelves, but it would be an interesting move. What I’m really excited to find out about are the builds for all 6 of these sets. I have a feeling I’ll want to skip on the banners unless they look stunning or can be easily integrated into the existing castle. For the 2nd task set, I have a hard time imagining a build worth that price tag. Generic underwater scenery doesn’t sound very appealing. As for the Room of Requirement, I’m hoping they keep with the precedent of Hogwarts expansions from 2022. In my ideal scenario, we’d see something closer to the Polyjuice Potion Mistake, where the set truly feels like a module to add to the castle. But since the designers seem to have moved away from that, I’m hoping for at least something dynamic, similar to the Hospital Wing or Dumbledore’s Office.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    They really have been teasing us with the golden weapons for years. How hard would it be to create an accurate element for each of them? Even a trans blue chain would be entirely within the realm of possibility and would improve the nunchucks immensely without requiring a new mold.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I know we’ve known about the quotes for a few weeks now, but does anyone else find the quotes that were chosen to be somewhat random? There are several fairly iconic quotes that take place in and around the Hogwarts Express, but the ones included don’t stick out to me as memorable or important. It’s been a few years since I’ve watched the movies though, so maybe I’m misremembering the relevance/importance of these quotes? Curious what others are thinking.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Probably going to be a pass for me. It’s a beautiful set that looks like it’ll be fun to build and impressive on display, but not something I’m willing to shell out several hundred dollars for. Still, looking forward to seeing more pictures!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    A bit off topic but I’m curious which sets from 2001-2022 you’re missing. Also, what are your favorite sets in the entire theme? I only have a few pre-2010 sets and am wondering if any of them are worth picking up alongside the newer sets.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    I haven’t seen the earlier seasons in many years, but I do think there are other instances of English being used in the show and maybe the sets too. Moreover, the official “Ninjargon” language wasn’t established until the movie, after which it was integrated into the show and sets. As for race, I suppose it’s possible, but at this point it’s unlikely to be addressed in the show. Some characters just have different skin tones probably as an aesthetic choice for minifigures. I doubt these characters were conceptualized as non-human, and within humans in Ninjago there seem to be no “races” in the same way they exist in the real world.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    I agree that Core/EVO was probably meant as a successor to Legacy, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but does mean we’ll likely miss out on any missing Legacy material. I suppose if after this year TLG discovers that Core sold far worse than Legacy they’d have to reevaluate, but I doubt there would be much of a difference. If anything, I’d expect Core to have sold better. In any case, I think we’ll likely see another Core wave next, to follow the “final battle” vibes Crystallized is putting off. Then I’d expect a reboot (either soft reboot with same characters a la SotFS or maybe the oft-theorized next generation ninja reboot) for Summer 2023.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    First Flying Lesson has been out of stock everywhere (in the US) for a few months now it seems. I wonder if its planned shelf life is almost up, and so including it in the instructions was intentional to prevent a retired set from being advertised long after its run has completed.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    Is anyone else a little surprised/disappointed that this is the second time TLG has made a weapons pack for the golden weapons and they still aren’t very accurate? I understand that these are meant to interface with the “corrupted” element but I don’t think they accomplish that effect very successfully. I’m alright with the Sword of Fire looking so wrong considering we’ve had an accurate mold for it since 2011. The Scythe looks pretty good too, albeit a bit too short. I wonder if the shurikens simply can’t be molded with enough detail at this scale. As for the nunchucks, to do them justice would require a pre-assembled piece with a chain or similar in trans blue, which can’t be done in these weapons packs. Each change is perhaps justified, but still frustratingly inaccurate.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    If the Harry Potter theme continues to get the same treatment in terms of molds and animals, I could see them eventually producing a new toad mold for the toad choir. They’re featured pretty heavily in the theme park and there aren’t too many magical creatures left at this point. Might be a little big for your average frog but would be more realistic than the beloved frog element.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2022

    I think at this point it’s unlikely we’ll see another returning villain. Tommy has said on Twitter that the 5 villains in the Season’s poster are the five “generals” of the crystal army, and they’re all accounted for in the sets. Of course it’s possible that a villain returns in a different role, like whatever Garmadon is doing, but at that point it’s just as likely as any other character appearing in a retailer exclusive set. The only other minifigures I think are missing from this wave are a golden variation of Lloyd (halfway between his normal garb and oni variations, like the other 4 ninja get) and perhaps PIXAL. But seeing how many minifigures we’ve already gotten, I wouldn’t hold my breath for either of them to appear in a set. Most likely we’ve seen them all at this point.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Between the number of new colors and molds and the fact that the fate of Bricks and Pieces is up in the air, this may very well end up being the top selling 4+ set of all time!