Weil

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  1. Weil

    LEGO Ideas. Caswell Point Turned down.

    Okay, sorry. I thought you were trying to use your first paragraph as a strawman for the question you asked in the second. I.e. you were saying a lack of relevant facts was an indication of a lack of legal possibility. I just misunderstood, my bad.
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    LEGO Ideas. Caswell Point Turned down.

    I don't know but you previously invited critique of a statement you made about legality, not about policy or historical actions. I think there was also a situation with the Ghostbusters fire station that even if not part of an "in-house" theme might be relevant.
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    LEGO Ideas. Caswell Point Turned down.

    I'm not sure if there's a different agreement you're referring to but if the terms of service agreement for the ideas platform is to be taken at face value then you assign (transfer/sell) all of your IP rights in your idea to LEGO simply in exchange for using the ideas platform. They decide more or less what they want to do with it. I guess if LEGO decided to use an idea for an in-house theme set rather than an ideas set and the idea contributer felt they weren't getting the proper recognition and had been misled about what could come from their use of the ideas platform then that could be problematic. However, I think LEGO choose to use ideas submissions for ideas sets and not for in-house theme sets more for marketing, PR and internal organisational/creative reasons than for legal reasons. Whilst LEGO may well have a particular policy regarding this, I don't see why the law couldn't accommodate LEGO using an idea submission for a set in one somewhat arbitrary theme instead of another if there was a desire to do that. I imagine a separate assignment is signed that is more specific to the contributer and the product that incorporates their idea when an idea is decided to be commercialised anyway, rather than relying only on the terms of service agreement.
  4. Thanks so much for this
  5. Weil

    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    This is a great spot! I'm sure people can come up with some fun/interesting explanations for the apparent gender swap, such as the ones you suggest. However, I think that the designer said in one of the interviews something along the lines of some of the new minifigures being "continuations" of old minifigures that are meant to be the same character (redbeard, tattooga etc.) and others are "inspirations" that are inspired by (but not the same character as) old minifigures. I think the "Robin Loot" minifigure is probably intended as an "inspiration" rather than a "continuation" and I think the bio gives a hint of this already (which you've now picked up on) without having to hammer it home and without sounding strange to anyone who doesn't recognise it as a reference to the past. That said, only the designer will know for sure and I'm sure the idea of people creating their own individual ideas and backstories of what's happened in between the old sets and the barracuda bay are completely in line with the spirit of what this set was meant to accomplish.
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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    Yep, same for me. I imagine things are taking a little longer than normal for obvious reasons.
  7. Weil

    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    Great. I'm glad we can agree on some things. I would now just say that, while it's fine for you not to like the set, I don't think that dictates that it is a failure on a wider scale.
  8. Weil

    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    A lego pirate set that looks like a lego pirate set is not a failure. I think that your assertion that it is apparently essential to appeal to the "average customer" is unfounded. TLG has a vast product range. It would be counter productive to make every set appeal to the same "average customer" because sales would saturate such that additional sets would not lead to higher overall revenue. Instead, TLG does of course target at least some different products at different consumers. Indeed, sets that try to appeal to too broad a range of customers may end up appealing to none at all compared to rival products that are each aimed at specific demographics. A better question is therefore whether a proposed set has a large enough market, even if that market is niche in some regards. TLG will have considered this and judged that they believe that this set does have a large enough market. I'm not sure that anyone here is in a position to say that they are personally better informed? In this regard, I also note that the set is not necessarily even required to sell well compared to an average ideas set to be considered a success. If there is a suitable number of people who buy this set who would have otherwise not bought any set, that is likely of greater value to TLG than if people buy this set instead of some other lego set. Indeed, any creation of new "goodwill" or attention to the lego brand would be valuable in itself, on top of the actual sales of this particular set. I don't see many, if any, people here asserting that the set will be a runaway success and I am not going to do that either. Instead, I merely see people stating that they *hope* that it will be successful. It rather seems that it is you who is making the assumption that because this set does not appeal to you, it will also not appeal to others.
  9. Weil

    Your First Pirate Set!

    My first pirate lego set was also my first lego set. 6258 smuggler's shanty. Great little set.
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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    I think these offers are typically "while stock lasts" and the stock may now have ended. It looks like I was a little too late for these too but I wasn't particularly bothered.
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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    Just made my first ever day one purchase of a set . Very excited. I love what they've done with this.
  12. Yes a mould like the gammorean guard is what I was suggesting. I wouldn't worry though, as I think this guess is probably wrong.
  13. Could 4) be a knight that has the shield that has mysteriously showed up in "build a minifigure"? https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=18836pb03#T=C&C=86
  14. I didn't know if the head would be provided as a "mask" piece rather than directly as the minifigure head, albeit the "mask" having a face on it. I think I'm coming round to the idea it's not a likely candidate now though.
  15. Would a terracotta warrior be "red" do we think?.. or was that ruled out already?