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  1. CopperTablet

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I liked Corner Garage. I prefer larger buildings for Modular, perhaps the size of Grand Emporium. Hyper-detailed interiors go unseen in displays. Furthermore, one thing that kind of irks me about 10270 is that the townhouse has no middle floor to enable scaling if you wanted to make it taller. It's not a bad set, by any means, and you should absolutely buy it.
  2. You have touched upon one of the issues with Lego buildings: they don't really do underground architecture well. The baseplates are one reason why: display is another. Why build something no one will see? Your design has no back (or no side, depending on how you look at it) for viewing of the underground areas. This makes sense from a display perspective and the texture of the dirt is quite creative.
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    MOC Gringotts Bank

    Nice job: it almost hurts to look at from the angles. I hope no heat sources were used in the making of this MOC.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Seems pretty obvious to me that Promobricks has the image and wants to keep it as a silhouette to deter bad actors from counterfeiting the set. I did look at some Ninjago City MOCs and Rebrickable listings and couldn't find anything that matched the silhouette at all, so they didn't just take someone's MOC and try to pass it off as a real set.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I wouldn't be too worried about it. "Top selling themes" tend to fluctuate a lot. The really weird thing is why a privately held company releases reports like that at all. Maybe it's a Danish thing.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Recently, they re-released 10189 as 10256. Historically, there have been a few re-releases. But, this should not convince any AFOLs that re-releases are coming for 70620. There are a lot of common, standard bricks in 10256 like 388 trans-clear 1x1 plates (part 28554), 240 white 1x2 modified bricks (part 2877) , and 276 white 1x1 rounds, and no minifigures. 10189 is a simple set to re-release because of this: all of these parts are things Lego produces every year. In contrast, 70620 has a ton of minifigures and specialized pieces in less typically produced colors. Such a large, elaborate design was only produced because of the movie (which did terribly and is never getting a sequel). So, is it possible? It's not forbidden. But, it is as unlikely as all heck.
  7. "This product is not for you." -Mark Rosewater In any large line of collectibles, there will be things that interest you, and things that don't. I have no interest in the mosaics but people like pixel art stuff like Perler so maybe Lego can compete.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Richard- 0% chance of re-release.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    I think it's real, and here's why The Promobricks article describes a Japanese-inspired garden. There was a Japanese Tea Garden that was somewhat Ninjago-inspired on Lego Ideas: The set was not produced, despite hitting the 10,000 supporter mark needed for an official review. Dear Coosey__Goosey, First, thank you for building and submitting your very well done Japanese Tea Garden . Regretfully, we have chosen to archive your project and no longer consider it for production for reasons communicated to you privately. Your project will remain visible on LEGO Ideas, but in a status where it can no longer be supported or commented on. This way fans can still admire your creation. We're sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news! But, if you look at the other sets that hit 10,000 supporters and were not produced during this time period, the rejection notice from Lego is very different, and takes the form of a form letter.! Review Results for (set) Our team has thoroughly considered the possibility of releasing this project as a LEGO set according to the criteria of the LEGO Review. Unfortunately the LEGO Review Board has decided that we will not produce this project as a set. Thank you to (user) for the passion and creativity that went into this project, and to all of you who voted so that we would have the opportunity to consider this as a potential LEGO set. We’re sorry to deliver this disappointing news. So, for some reason, the Japanese Tea Garden was rejected in a very different manner than all the other rejected Ideas sets with 10,000 supporters, and yet they gave the creator a reason (unlike the others). Without asking the creator to violate privileged correspondence with Lego, I can only speculate that the reason was the ongoing development of the Ninjago City Gardens.
  10. I bought a set used on Ebay that came with a number of dark red 3062b elements that broke on the lower ridge (where the stud goes in on the adjacent brick). Was the previous owner just storing them improperly, or is this a known issue with this element and color?
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 70840 - Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

    I really hope this isn't what we're getting in the place of a Ninjago City add-on. It's not very appealing to me in that you can't really expand onto it linearly, which I derive a lot of fun from. It feels more like a discrete 3D sculpture commemorating TLM2. The minifigures are great though
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    [MOC] VicVipeout - Aurora-s1

    Great work I can't help but wonder what The Designer's Republic could have come up with if they were into Lego at their peak
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    10264 Corner Garage

    The response isn't overwhelmingly negative. It's mixed. It seems to be about 60% positive, as far as I can tell. But, people are more likely to post and complain about something if they dislike it than if they like it. It's ridiculous to compare this to Paupadros's MOCs. Pau is not only arguably the best Modular builder on the planet, but they also have access to every element ever made on Bricklink, while the official Lego designers have to use parts that Lego has decided to produce for 2019. Pau also does not have to operate at a profit.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Most of the critics seem to be European. As an American, I really like it because I can point to individual buildings in the city I live in that look like it. The dark orange/sand blue color scheme is beautiful and the printed tiles are good. It has vertical presence, something that I felt BB completely lacked. The tow truck is a fantastic vehicle. The garage is somewhat austere but I have seen garages in America that were that clean. What's not so hot- the stairs need a wall separating them from the garage (this can be added). The doors are not sand blue (and we can't make them that way). The bathroom has no bathtub/shower. The bathroom door has windows (this can be fixed easily). This is fantastic and the best modular since 2010, IMO. Assembly Square is the only other set in recent history that I like nearly as much, but I would give the edge to this one slightly since it's less insular.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Looks rather Chicago-esque, was not expecting Dark Orange. I like it!