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  1. Actually yes, they are literally called Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare.
  2. It may, in part, have to do with the Artemis program. While there doesn't seem to be any direct tie-in so far, it could just be that LEGO is anticipating increased public interest in space travel. That's just speculation on my part, though - perhaps the best answer to "why now?" is "why not now?"
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Are you talking about revealing the final design of an already-approved set, or announcing the winner of the first 2023 batch currently in review? If the latter, I assume it's just due to the sheer quantity of projects - 71 are in that batch, easily a new record.
  4. My initial speculation was that the "Space" series was a codename for something licensed, but I take that back now that I see how many different themes are sharing a space subtheme. Assuming the series includes a Classic Space recolor, what color does everyone think it might be? I'm tempted to say gold, but I wonder if they might be saving that for 2028, so my next guess is 107 Bright Bluish Green. What others would you like to see?
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    2024 Friends sets

    Oh I hadn't realized that the mansion was a "reunion" set with all of the original roster! That's really cool.
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    Minifigures with Disabilities: Discussion and Rumours

    With lots of new 2024 sets being revealed recently, a quick roundup of some of the disability representation I've noticed: an athlete in CMF series 25 with two of the modern prosthetic legs another CMF features a more modern eyepatch a new dual-molded hairpiece with cochlear implant, seen in both City and Friends sets while not directly related, a new dog wearing a vest in City police and fire station sets, which could likely be used later as a service dog given a different print a character in the Heartlake City Shopping Mall has a prosthetic leg; I haven't kept up well with Friends so I'm not sure whether this is a new piece I'm sure there are more! What else have people spotted?
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    Marvel Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Failing to cater to your specific interests is not the same thing as being terrible at revealing things.
  8. You're gonna hate this take, but... I feel like the cross-branding just makes explicit something that several people here have argued for years now: maybe we don't need a standalone Space theme because the DNA of LEGO Space lives on in so many other themes. Even Friends is getting in on the action, so perhaps... perhaps the real Space theme... is the Friends we made along the way. I'll see myself out.
  9. That was my first thought when I saw the new color too! I remember reading about a special red-orange color that was only available for LEGOLAND model builders because they needed it specifically for the Golden Gate Bridge model in Miniland. I think a model in the Icons range, similar in scale to Tower Bridge, would be the best option.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This one looks nice but it's not for me. I think Warm Tan could have been a really good color for this style of building, though apparently that's still restricted to skin tones. I'm still looking forward to seeing more detailed pictures because I always love poring over those regardless of whether I actually want the set.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone is confused about why Wong is included, so here's my new crack theory: you know how the tower was sold in Spider-Man: Homecoming but we never found out who bought it? And there's all this speculation about if it's Reed Richards, or Norman Osborn, or Dr. Doom, or Wilson Fisk, or Mr. Gryphon, or or or... It's Wong. Wong bought the tower. And he used almost his entire life savings to do it, which is why he only had 200 rupees left at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I don't think that accusation holds any water. Almost none of the modular buildings I've seen on Ideas are ever truly original ideas. Frequently well-executed, yes, but "Modular Museum" or "Modular Police Station" or "Modular [insert any building type that is prevalent in pretty much any city]" isn't going to make LEGO designers suddenly say
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    Marvel Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I interpret Wasp's inclusion as a nod to her role as a founding Avenger in the comics. (Granted, that was Janet and not Hope, but I still think it makes a certain amount of sense.)
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    Minifigures with Disabilities: Discussion and Rumours

    As far as I know there aren't any canonically Autistic characters - a few that seem like they could be, but nothing confirmed. (Admittedly, I don't keep up with all the tie-in media, so there could be something more official out there.) There is also Fiona, a character with Down syndrome, in one of this year's Friends sets.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    They're all still there for me, just still out of stock. Try checking again; maybe it was just a brief glitch? 🤞