Captain Nemo

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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Reminder—don’t put spoilers in this thread.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Short answer no. Long answer: inherently that just devolves into film discussion, so let’s keep that in the MCU thread for the time being. For the time being I don’t see any reason why we should be using spoiler tags in this thread.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Ok, PSA Time! Folks--we all know that Avengers: Infinity War is to be released in about a week, and the premiere is in a matter of hours. Which means the internet is gonna be toxic soon. With that said, I'm now posting this reminder about common courtesy in regards to spoilers. As in, please do not post spoilers in this thread. To review: This thread is for Lego Marvel Set Discussion ONLY This thread is NOT for film discussion DO NOT USE SPOILER TAGS HERE as a means to "covertly" discuss the film using a spoiler tag only tricks people into reading things they wouldn't normally want to read if given notice If you want to discuss the film, please use the Marvel Cinematic Universe thread (warning: spoilers allowed) I say all these things to keep this community happy. No one likes spoilers. Please be courteous towards your fellow Eurorbricks members who are coming to this thread specifically to read and discuss Lego sets--not to have a 10 year journey stopped short by loose lips. Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    As was so politely put earlier by our friend Whitefang--stay on topic please. As is not so politely put now--STAY ON TOPIC! This is not a thread for reviews of plays or arguments about rights issues! Talk about the Lego Harry Potter sets we know about only. SET DISCUSSION ONLY! @LEGODalekbuster523 ---> YOU read this!!!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Keep politics out of this thread please...
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    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Let’s not joke about fake waves people. A week from now, someone will forget to look at that post’s time stamp and think an April Fools joke was an actual confirmation. Joking about set confirmations just causes confusion.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Guys this is not a speculation thread. Please do not speculate here. Thanks!
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I'm just patiently waiting for the day when we finally get a T-Rex in dark tan with dark grey striping. This new T-Rex is the best yet, although it's still way too bright.
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    DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Let’s not get too deep in speculation please—use the other thread for that. Thanks!
  10. All of this seems way off topic—so let’s get back on topic please. Lego discussion only—thanks!
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    Star Wars Rebels

    I was not particularly pleased with that ending. I thought the first third/episode was alright, if somewhat horrific considering the wolves (just adding to my opinion that recently the Ghost crew are really just terrorists at this point...), and everything was going fine into the final two-part episode, but those damn whales just killed it for me. Honestly I was fuming after seeing that finale. The moment that one kid mentioned the signal frequency of 0 which "no one uses" I just knew it was going to be space whales. And then, not even ten minutes later, space whales. I understand their inclusion is rather consistent with the series itself, but they just do not feel like Star Wars whatsoever. And really it's not so much their inclusion, but their use--seriously Thrawn is taken down by space whales? Side note: what the hell is going on with Thrawn Canon right now? We know there's a new Thrawn book coming out soon, which expressly promotes the fact that the story is a Vader-Thrawn team up, but now that in no way fits in the timeline whatsoever. The previous book introduced Thrawn pre-Rebels and ended with essentially Thrawn walking onto the Rebels S3 set, leaving no room for potential glossed over stories (like this Vader one). So that means the new Thrawn book would have to be post-Rebels...which makes absolutely no sense now. Vader would be busy with Rogue One and the Original Trilogy and Thrawn is now somewhere in space and has not been seen (along with Ezra) through Return of the Jedi. So, when exactly is this Vader story supposed to take place? Me thinks canon is starting to irreparably crack. I'm just really unhappy with this finale. Random comments: There should have been more deaths. We are now in a post Rogue One/Last Jedi universe. There is now the expectation that in (star) wars, we finally have consequences, and consequences of war mean death (unlike the Original Trilogy in which every one gets out unscathed). I'm not necessarily saying I wanted someone on the Ghost crew to be killed off, but having ridiculous moments like the ugnaught fake out death really just tamper the gravity of the situation. Thrawn seemed far more impressive in this finale than he did in the entire series because he actually brought the threat of death (and action to back it up). But again the show just has our Ghost crew easily taking over an imperial base and everything is going peachy, all the while happily slaughtering their enemies--no problem. Well except for Gregor, but hey the ugnaught lived! Granted on the flip side, Rebels has no problem killing off villains in gruesome ways apparently. What with hungry wolves, about 200 people who were pushed off cliffs in under 90 minutes, and even super-electrocution (but they made a joke about it so it's ok?). Plus didn't Sabine kill hundreds of people when she blew up the station? So yes, I am a fan of the imperials more so than the Rebels. The fact that in previous episode Sabine and Zeb wounded a Scout trooper just to kill the ones coming to his aid made it easier to side with the Empire instead of our "heroes". And that's really just wrong, the show should not make me feel that way. Speaking of which, I'm sad that Pryce is gone. I really liked the character, especially so after her appearance in the Thrawn novel. Story-wise it made sense for her to die in this instance, but I do miss the potential future stories we could of had. This is going to make me seem cold--but from a story perspective, why was Ezra suddenly obsessed (wrong word) with his departed parents again? I thought he already accepted their deaths like three seasons ago, so it seemed strange to me that he was suddenly again focused on them, and a fantasy life that could be, when they had been absent from the conversation for so many seasons now? I hated, hated, the flash forward, Sabine summary of the future ending. I just hate flashbacks or flash-forwards in stories, and this one was just really not good. So basically, nothing happened after this episode. The Empire never returned to Lothal (?) because reasons, Hera had a child with Kanan (?) because reasons (so Hera was pregnant when she was being tortured? Right...), Zeb and Kallus just left (Kallus is my favorite Star Wars character, but frankly I thought he should have died in this finale, but on the plus side he doesn't have to feel bad about genocide anymore because he failed to kill all of them!), and Ahsoka shows up to steal the spotlight (I like Ahsoka, but she always sucks up all the attention whenever she is used. Now the ending of Rebels is focused not on the future of the Ghost crew, but instead the recent past of Ahsoka, and where she has been during the Original trilogy).
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Let’s not get bogged down in realistic scale discussion. We all know Lego really doesn’t care about accurate/comparative scales in regards to their dinosaurs—so there is no telling how big (or small) the rumored Mosasaur will end up being.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes a separate wishlist thread would be appropriate. This thread should now only be used for official set discussion.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Guys this is not a wishlist thread. Only talk about the official sets here please. Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Let's not quote giant quotes people. Remove the text from giant quotes before you post please. Otherwise Nemos gotta go and remove all the giant duplicate quotes from every post. Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone, do not pepper the designer with questions please. He/They/Lego will disclose only what they feel is necessary to disclose. Be happy we even got a nice clarification. Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes yes, dreams are nice—but dreams are for sleeping and in the awake world we know that set photos show only what we get! So unfortunately no, that’s not gonna happen. Because black bricks are cheaper than sand green ones (yes I’m being serious). We all gotta think like designers on a budget people! The vast majority of this set’s budget went to new molds, pieces, big pieces, and colors, so the designer cut corners elsewhere to compensate. So it seems the mandated Basilisk was...well the only corner cut.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well maybe, but looking at it now, they most likely went with legs so that Mcgonagall could be made to sit at the main table, along side every other professor. Although personally I too wish she had a dress, but the reasoning for the swap is constant with past Lego choices.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I would think the physical build at the toy fair is more likely one of the designer’s almost finalized pieces, as opposed to the finalized design we see in the photos from yesterday, (judging by comparison not incomplete figures etc). There’s a number of added features and bricks in the toy fair version that are not included in the final set—mainly all the added technic bricks on the bottom making the entire set a brick taller than it should be. So only expect to get what’s in the official set images, which are 100% the finalized set, even if the toy fair version is fun to look at.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just a standard trans-red crystal/rock. Mold has been around for over a decade.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    FYI everyone, I’ve added set images and the official set description to the first page of this thread. It now shows all the relevant information on what is actually included.
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    75954 Hogwarts Great Hall Revealed

    Shocking new developments from the Wizarding World! Lego has unveiled 75954: Hogwarts Great Hall, the first set in the return of the highly popular Harry Potter theme. It will be released August 1st, at a retail price of $99.99. Head on over to the Licensed Forum to discuss!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well he doesn't have yellow skin anymore, so we should maybe count this a win? Absolutely lovely set with a tremendous amount of detail. A buy on instant site for me.
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    Lego Powerpuff Girls 2018

    Finally some pictures of the figures, even though we've seen half of them already...I'm disappointed that they Powerpuff Girls themselves are seemingly identical to their Dimensions counterparts, as it would have been nice to get some new face prints. On the others though, I'm really only happy with Mojo. Aside from his cape, which as those weird revamp-series Batman-style splits, he looks great. In the original show, his brain does not grow more, but it initially grew so large that it protruded from his head--hence the domed cap he wears in battle. Interestingly I wonder if the set will included a pink 2x2 dome piece to depict his head without the helmet (I'm betting they won't bother, or care ). But it's the thought that counts? I will say, I'm supremely disappointed with Princess Morbucks. Almost infuriatingly so--and especially so if these are the only two sets we do end up getting. Civilian clothes? Really Lego?! Why wouldn't they put her in her far more iconic and useful yellow-evil-reverse Powerpuff Girl uniform?! Uh! I hate when Lego makes just stupid choices. It undoubtedly took more effort to design and produce her civilian clothes than it would have to produce her iconic villain suit. Ridiculous choices Lego! Octi is like whatever, and I don't give a crap about Donny or any of that new-age revamp-series garbage. Classic series all the way. But whatever I'm gonna buy all the sets, and Lego knows that.
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    LEGO Elves 2018

    Eh, Elves ending is just pure speculation at this point--and that one forum on Brickset is really the only place I've seen that kind of talk. The original Brickfanz article reporting the new exclusivity of the sets in the UK doesn't really allude to the theme itself ending--rather it only mentions that the final Nexo Knights sets were also recently made retail exclusives in the UK. You can't take that by itself to mean Elves is ending. I'm not sure there's even a fair comparison there--whatever we might think is going on with Elves, it is not as blatantly obvious that the theme is not selling well, as was clearly the case with Nexo Knights. But, I've recently become obsessed with this theme, so I'm totally biased in my opinion. Other than that one supposed ominous set name, the theme looks like it's rolling along on track. We're into year four (already past the typical year three theme killer) and the total number of sets is on track to match the average amount from the previous years.