Falctron

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About Falctron

  • Birthday 02/05/81

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    Seattle, Washington
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    Castle, Space, Nexo Knights

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  1. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I don't think it's an intentional slight. Chima isn't listed either.
  2. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Nice! Can't wait to get my hands on it. It makes sense for Fred's hair to be the same as Pola's since they are supposed to be twins, though I might just use Joker's TLBM hair instead on my Fred for more visual variety. Torso is Calculator from TLBM Minifig series one with Jayna from TLBM Minifig series 2 arms. Legs and collar are likewise from Jayna. Head is Moltor obviously, stole the hood from a Rogul, and the cape is from the Goblin King minidoll from the Elves line.
  3. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Sorry for my part of derailing the conversation. Back to actual Nexo Knights discussion, I was making a wishlist of parts to create a human Monstrox on Bricklink only to discover I already had most of what I needed. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, so I thought I'd share it:
  4. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    While I am actually surprised because I didn't realize how big of a gap there was between Life on Mars and Mars Mission, it doesn't change the fact that Mars Mission, Space Police, Alien Invasion, and Galaxy Squad all ran parallel to Star Wars, and I am of the opinion that their lack of long-lasting success had little to do with Star Wars existing. I don't place much value in the "only one sci-fi line" theory for Space sets lack of popularity. Were there no Star Wars sets to buy, I don't think kids would have picked up Space Police in any greater number. I think if anything, LEGO should be chasing Star Wars' current popularity by following the same ragtag team in outer space fighting against an oppressive galactic force. It doesn't have to mimic Star Wars exactly, in fact, I would follow their Ninjago formula again with 5 archetypical hero dance. I think it has more to do with an exciting marketing push including a half-decent tv show, than trying to fill the shelves with exactly one kind of space LEGO.
  5. I know people hated this theme, and when it came out, I did too, but ultimately all the winks to the past reminded me that I more or less invented this line when I was 9-years-old (though my version had pirates as well as spacemen and knights). I'll miss the theme. I didn't expect it to go on past this year, but I am mourning the lost summer wave. But either way I get to enjoy the following year, either by Nexo-ising a new Castle line in 2019, or laughing at all the Castle raging when the death of Nexo doesn't hasten the return of a new Castle line.
  6. LEGO Elves 2018

    This information is largely anecdotal, but the at least some of the DC Superhero Girls sets seems to be on sale pretty much everywhere I've gone, including the LEGO Store. Since I haven't spotted any new sets in awhile, I would assume it is ending. To be frank, I have to lay the blame at LEGO's feet here. I've looked at the sets repeatedly WANTING to purchase them, but they were just too lame. The high school itself bring the biggest disappointment. I know I'm not the intended audience, so maybe I'm way off the mark, but I think LEGO blew a lot of potential on that line.
  7. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I think it's a lot of different things. Being a dad myself now, I can see kids feeling pressure to stop playing with toys at an earlier and earlier age. There is a lot more competing with kids' attention as well. My kids are perfectly content not even playing video games, but just watching others play them on YouTube. As for myself, it was Pirates, Space Police, and Black Knights that truely started my LEGO fascination (and if I'm being honest, Fabuland several years prior to that). So I'd love to see in-house Space, Castle, and Pirate lines. I just think that if they made money, they would already be on the shelves like City is. I personally don't think that Star Wars is why we don't have a Space line. There were Space lines for years after LEGO started making Star Wars sets. I think a Generic Space line doesn't appeal to kids nowadays. I do think that LEGO could come up with a Space-Based IP that kids would buy, but it needs to appeal to them and have a strong marketing strategy like Bionicle and Ninjago did at launch.
  8. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I was planning on using a printed mushroom top 2x2 radar dish for his head. Still working out how to make his sword though.
  9. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Oh man, that Scarecrow head would be fantastic for my Mushlord custom.
  10. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    X It'd be nice to see a Ruina AND a general honestly. The InfectoByters are pretty generic, so I'd rather see something a bit more exciting in a Battle Pack. But I doubt it. I think LEGO feels a bit like they already filled the ranks with "generals" with Cezar, Pola, Fred, and Berserker. Edited to say: I'd love to see human Monstrox in a battle pack.
  11. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Sorry for the delay. Here are a few pictures with the aforementioned information:
  12. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I got my copy of the Nexo Knights magazine today, and since a lot of information on this wave is kind of lacking, I thought I'd share some of the info, along with my thoughts with anyone who is interested. * Monstrox 2.0 refers to the whole group as well as the individual grunt troops as his "InfectoByters." They use their fangs to drain energy from electrical appliances. * They were an ancient race of vampires that Monstrox has "digitally updated." I was kind of hoping that they were infected King's Guard in the same way that the magazine confirms the CyberByters are infected squirebots. * The bugs that the InfectoByters fire from stud shooters are simply called "critters." * Judging by the box art, I thought that Knighton was going to be decimated and the Nexo Knights were trying to restore it, but after reading the comic, it seems more likely that it is a computer system that is a "mirror image of Knighton." It seems that somehow the Nexo Knights will travel into this mirror world to find the remaining Merlok Powers. * In the comic at least it still seems that the issue of who the Nexo Knights current leader is is still up for debate. Hopefully this information will be backed up and expanded upon in a final season of the cartoon.
  13. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I agree on all counts with the exception of Lance's vehicle. My favorite is a little bit of a cheat, but it's Lance's Battle Suit + Lance vs. Lightning. Centaur Mech Lance is among my favorite things to come from the theme. Also, I should point out that Robin appears to be a knight now as well, so he should be counted as well, though the obvious set for him is the Black Knight Mech (with the other options being the Mini-Fortrex and his Battle Suit from the Build Your Own Adventure book.
  14. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I don't think time travel needs to be involved at all to pull this off. I've already decided that for my personal Castle timeline, Nexo Knights takes place in between the Golden Castle era and the 80s faction era. The heroes defeat Monstrox's tech infection, but at a terrible cost. The virus has rendered the technology Knighton has come to rely on unusable, plunging the kingdom into a new dark age. The kingdom is now too large to be ruled by Hapert without the tech infrastructure he formerly used to rule it, so for their bravery, each of the knights are given an area to rule and defend. These lands ultimately become the factions. Clay's lands near Dnullib become the Black Falcons, Macy's lands grow and split to become the Black Knights and the Dragon Masters, Aaron's lands fall into hardship and the remnants become the Wolfpack, Axl's lands are ultimately lost leading his descendant Cedric the Bull to wage war against King Leo, the successor to King Halpert, and Lance's lands fade into obscurity and legend until an unlikely knight, Sir Kentis, follows King Jayko in the final assault against the shadow Knight Vladek. Seems like a good fit to me.
  15. LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    While I'm not a huge fan of the base "stone stomper" monster from year 2, I have never understood the complaints about the purple and gray color scheme. While I found the Sets kind of meh, I'm always a fan of having a ton of gray bricks I can use to build castles with.