Flak Maniak

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  1. Flak Maniak

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    It varies enormously, and often takes a long time. For example, I just checked my orders, and none of the B&Ps placed March 14 or later have arrived. The latest one that's gotten here was placed on March 8. That one got here a while ago; probably more than a week. I'm in the US, for the record. At least the US shipping is extremely cheap, at $3. Just, if you need parts extremely soon, B&P isn't your thing. Just be patient; the parts will get to you eventually. Your in-progress builds will still be there!
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Design IDs, you mean. And yes, I did check them all. I just could have sworn that the pearl dark grey ones were on B&P at some point. Probably I'm misremembering. Wait, they sent you Ronin's head? That's sick! It's not available on B&P at all! I wanted to buy a bunch of Ronin's minifigure parts, including several of his head, but they're not on there.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Weren't lightsaber hilts in pearl dark gray available at one point? I feel like I saw them on there a while back, but they're no longer listed. Brickset still lists them, element ID 6122727. But B&P doesn't show 'em.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Tell me if this counts as truly unpopular: I don't like how much leg printing these days is matched up to torso printing. In fact, I'm not even that into leg printing to start with. I think if Lego had set the precedent about ten years ago that leg printing would appear hardly ever, and then stuck to it, we'd still be used to plain legs with maybe different-colored hips, and it would look fine to us. You don't look at old Aquazone minifigs and say "this needs leg printing". But, more to the point, if there's going to be leg printing, I want it to end decisively at the hips, in a belt. So that it's useful with more torsos. Super-matched printing creates a nice one-off minifig, but in general I want the torso print to have a conclusive end at the bottom of the torso, so that it will look plausible against various printed (and unprinted!) legs. I don't mind that generally Lego has decided to do more printing over time, and that it gets more intricate and slowly changes style. I just want the modularity preserved.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Remind me; was the Sword of Gryffindor from the recent HP CMF available? And if so, what was its element ID?
  6. Huh; I didn't think I wanted any Swords of Gryffindor, but, now I'm off to check if they're on B&P...
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I dunno if this torso is too fancy for your tastes, but try Vaughn Geist's torso and legs, from Hidden Side: 6310346 (torso) 6302226 (legs) Pretty good cowboy outfit, if you ask me. (And yes, I checked; they're still in stock, even though many of the summer 2020 parts are gone-forever now.)
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I don't know if this one counts as "unpopular", but surely you can at least give me a "controversial": I think many online fans are far too concerned with "what sets Lego makes". No, what I think matters is cheap and consistent access to useful parts, in good colors, in high quantities. The price of commodity parts affects me more than the design of whatever new marquee set does. New sets are useful to me insofar as they contain interesting new parts, or parts in new colors, that I will buy later on BrickLink or Bricks & Pieces. If anything, I understand the licensed minifig collectors more; yeah it's a lot more work to design minifig prints or specialized new molds yourself, than to merely make your own builds! I understand the desire for Lego to come out with new prints and molded parts for XYZ character. (I mean, I understand it; I don't share it. I don't want licensed figs; just cool new Lego-original figs that spark my imagination.) I suppose the contemptuous, "evil" version of this post would be, "online Lego fans need to be told what to do, and are too obsessed with 'official' configurations of parts and cardboard boxes, too much about collecting canonical products and not enough about what we did as children: BUILDING FROM OUR IMAGINATIONS!" And by "building from our imaginations", I mean "shopping on BrickLink all day while vaguely fantasizing about what sorts of builds these parts might go towards, and oh, my, that many of THIS part, in THAT color, for this price? How can I not buy them? I'm sure I'll find a good use for them eventually!" What I mean to say is, if you want XYZ subject matter depicted, you have the power. Free your mind, and your bricks will follow!
  9. Wait, the oldish longsword (second photo in your post) fits? I wouldn't have guessed! I keep wishing that designed-for-katana holders would fit that sword blade, and they keep not fitting it! Well, I guess I'm off to BrickLink to get some of that scabbard, then.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    What's the element ID for the light purple hair? Trying to check if I've ordered that hair piece in that color before.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    You actually managed to order the Vidiyo parts? Sick! (Even for the short time those were available, only the Europeans ever saw them as in-stock, right? I checked a few times while they were listed and they were never available here in the States. I'd have gotten a dozen Alien DJs if they were.) Also, is the rope-with-handles still showing as available to you? Because I checked the three design IDs that BrickLink lists for that part, and the one that had a green entry on B&P showed out of stock.
  12. As the title says. I don't have any of this part on hand. It looks like it's designed to fit with the standard old-timey pirate cutlass. Can it also fit with standard katanas, or other notable swords?
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    Bricklink questions

    Yes, but why is a render in a nonexistent color used to represent the part? Who made that render, anyway?
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    Bricklink questions

    Perhaps a frivolous question, but why is BrickLink's default picture for part 35635 in dark purple, when the part ostensibly doesn't come in that color?
  15. All of this speculation about pirates and the lack thereof in IDEAS/BL-IDEAS... Well, either it points to the good end, where these things are snubbed because Lego has something substantial in the works, or the bad end, where nothing of the sort is under consideration at all... (Perhaps because Lego thinks that Barracuda Bay/Creator pirate ship are saturation for this kind of product?) Which is to say, I have no idea which is correct, but the middle ground seems unlikely.