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  1. tafkatb

    Best of 2020 (Eurobricks Edition)

    Good list! My vote for best set would be the Bookshop with Haunted House a very close second, with honorable mention going to Pirates of Barracuda Bay, which looks fantastic but I ultimately didn't have room for in my collection. 100% in agreement on the posing stand as best new part. Best printed element may be a bit of a cheat since it's basically a re-release, but even I am not immune to the occasional nostalgia bait: There isn't any one minifig that stands out as best of the year for me, but probably the Breakdancer from Series 20 or Golden Eagle Armor Wonder Woman. And as for best new theme, DOTS and/or LEGO Art... guess I just really like 1x1 tiles.
  2. It doesn't look like that fig is actually included in Ninjago City Gardens (it's just an illustration from a magazine), but there is an "Ice Planet" ice cream shop featured in the set.
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    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Having watched Wonder Woman 1984 today, some reflections on the LEGO set (not really any spoilers, but behind spoiler tag just to be safe): And some ideas for other sets (bit more spoilery territory here):
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    By my count it's more like an 84.5% chance. Those really aren't terrible odds to pursue for people who want to submit IP-based ideas.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I'm really hoping Nathan Sawaya's small Yellow can be made through this program - seems like it would be very easy to produce, but it was also already brought up for a second-chance vote before, so I dunno how likely they'd be to give it yet another shot.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    From what I've read, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the next "event" movie - likely to be similar to Captain America: Civil War in that it's nominally a "solo" movie but has major ramifications for the broader MCU. That said, I don't think any movie needs to "take the spot" of an Avengers movie in terms of how many LEGO sets they get - between movies and Disney+ series, there might be as many as ten MCU properties debuting next year, so there will be no shortage of LEGO tie-ins even if they max out at three or four (and even if some of the shows get no sets at all).
  7. Since we know the Ideas Vintage Car is 40448, I'd say 40450 is likely to be a boxed GWP as well.
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    10278 Police Station

    Wait, have I been looking at this wrong the whole time? Because I just assumed that that was indeed supposed to be a surfboard strapped to the side.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just in the interest of tempering expectations: sets coming out after the shows' releases won't necessarily be more accurate (especially if they only come out three to six months later). Tanker Truck Takedown was designed at the same time as the other Civil War sets; it was only released later because Marvel wanted to keep the design of the new Spider-Man suit under wraps as long as possible. (And even then, it wasn't quite right; the spider emblem was based on earlier concept art.) I suspect the Hulk Helicopter Rescue was a similar story with the inclusion of Hulk wearing the Nano Gauntlet. So if any sets based on Disney+ series come out 2HY 2021, I expect them to be just as concept art-based as if they launched before release, just containing elements that might have been considered spoilers if they had been.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I must not have been keeping up to date with those reports, because Ironheart, Armor Wars, and Secret Invasion all took me completely by surprise! It would certainly be nice if every single one of these properties got at least one LEGO set, but dang that is a lot of content to keep up with. Some definitely seem like safer bets than others - Armor Wars in particular could be extremely toyetic.
  11. One other tiny Classic Space reference from this year - this was one of the "surprise charms" from the DOTS Bracelet Mega Pack:
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    Friends 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    The stickers on the bus door also indicate that it accommodates strollers, yet there isn't a stroller included in the set. Does this make it pointless? There is a bike rack on the side of the bus station and clips on the back of the bus to hold the bikes. Does this send the message that cyclists are not normal, and need a special LEGO set designed around them? There wouldn't be a bus at all if there weren't people that, for any number of reasons - affordability, accessibility, environmental concerns - use public transit rather than owning a motor vehicle. Clearly, TLG was forcing some kind of hamfisted agenda by acknowledging that such people exist, right?
  13. I would guess GWP based on the numbering.
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    Lego Dots 2020

    Some new stuff coming next March! Confirms the two-wide bracelets will continue - unfortunately no new colors for those, but another black one will probably be appreciated since it's the most versatile color they've made so far. Interestingly, the Series 4 Extra DOTS seem to be geared more toward the bag tags than the bracelets.
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    Latest news about LEGO food

    In further donut news: This new print is listed in the inventory for 41429 Heartlake City Airplane, but official set pictures show the original variant. Similarly, a new milk carton is listed in 123 Sesame Street and a couple Friends sets: These are both likely to be a gradual changeover, so might only show up in later production runs of these sets. This makes me curious to see which donuts will actually be in the modular police station. I'd better snap up a few more of the older ones while I still can - I have almost enough to completely cover a DOTS bracelet in donuts!