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  1. Captain Nemo

    Review: 41588 The Joker

    BrickHeadz is an exciting new Lego theme that depicts our favorite characters from movies, TV shows, games, and comics into fun and stylized collectible forms. Each set contains a brick built figure with a build-able base, that includes a printed tile piece denoting the figure's wave number. Wave one consists of twelve unique and colorful characters based on The Lego Batman Movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean. BrickHeadz is an exclusive theme from Lego, which means that you can only find the BrickHeadz sets at Lego brand retail stores and online from Lego Shop. Before I begin this review, I would like to give my sincerest thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) who have provided this set, and other wave one BrickHeadz sets, to Eurobricks making this review possible. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. Introduction The Joker. Like Batman, it's almost expected that he would be included in the first wave of BrickHeadz, at least considering The Lego Batman Movie sub-theme going on. While some people might not like the over the top style of this character in the Lego film specifically, he does translate particularly well to the BrickHeadz form. And at the same time, he manages to provide one of the most engaging building experiences of all the BrickHeadz. So let's find out why by reading on... Set Stats Name: 41588 The Joker Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 151 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging All BrickHeadz sets come in the same size box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1) and 41588 The Joker is no exception. The box features both a large image of the BrickHeadz figure itself (as well as the theme's logo) and an image of its source material—in this case a particularity maniacal laughing Joker. In this regard, I do wonder if the use of the crazy face Joker minifigure is appropriate, considering the BrickHeadz built after him is somewhat less expressive in the facial department. Still, the inclusion of such a comparison picture is welcomed. As with all the other BrickHeadz boxes, this one also comes with a reverse side showing the sub-theme group and that horrendous black wall of text (which I describe in depth in my 41585 Batman review). The box contains one instruction booklet, two bags (one big, one small), as well as a loose 4x6 black plate for the base. Interesting Parts Of the four Lego Batman Movie characters depicted by BrickHeadz, 41588 The Joker has the most printed pieces. These include two standardized eyes, his lips on a white 1x4 tile, and the two separate bricks that make up the front of his torso—all of which are all printed with great detail. Particularly his tie on the 1x2 brick which like the Joker minifigure in the Lowrider set, is dotted with cute tiny green skulls. Like all BrickHeadz, Joker also comes with numerous—as in fourteen—1x2x2 modified bricks in Light Bley. He also comes with ten green quarter melon tiles, various Dark Purple pieces such as 1x1 bricks, and even two Light Bright Blue 1x1 plates. All in all 41588 The Joker is a good haul, particularly in the green slope brick department which may make this figure tempting to part out. Build The Joker is internally comprised of almost entirely modified stud bricks. Still, the designers had the insight to include a well placed pink 2x2 brick, which is hilarious. 41588 The Joker is the most complicated build of the Lego Batman Movie BrickHeadz, although some of that is due to building in mirror form, repeating various shapes and curves with the bricks over and over. Unlike say Batman, you cannot simply skip steps and start building at a fast pace. The Joker demands attention! After you complete the figure, you then build the standard BrickHeadz base, which is comprised of only four pieces but looks wonderful nonetheless. Completed Figure The most immediate and noticeable thing about the Joker BrickHeadz is his massive flowing green hair. Joker’s hair makes up the bulk of the figure's brick count—which at 151 pieces is the most part heavy BrickHeadz character in this first wave. In comparison to his dark nemesis Batman, Joker has a whopping 60 more pieces at the same price point. Considering the relative small size of BrickHeadz sets, that’s nothing to scoff at. But while the hair is indeed nice,other aspects of this figure shouldn't be overlooked. The use of 1x1 plates in Light Bight Blue for eye shadow is inspired; they really sell the clown appearance. Well that and the lipstick. Now if there are any downsides, it may have to be the uncharacteristic lack of accessories. Considering all the tools and toys the Joker uses, it’s rather a shame that nothing was included for him to hold. But really it’s the black 4x4 hip plate that stands out to me as strange. Why is that not purple? It seems too low to be a belt, and it really just looks off. Considering Joker already uses that piece in purple, I do find it weird that it was not used here as well. There is also the matter of weight distribution. While Batman and Robin are not necessarily affected by this, Batgirl and especially Joker are. Due to the huge amount of parts used for Joker's hair and the fact that the figure's base is not centered, the Joker has a tendency to fall over backwards. Considering BrickHeadz are more for display than play it shouldn't be too much of an issue, assuming your shelves are level that is. Conclusion With the wind flowing through his hair, 41588 The Joker is flying by the competition. The level of detail in the hair alone makes this figure collectible and I'm sure many people will buy him in tandem with Batman. Score Design: 5/5 - The Joker has translated very well from minifigure to BrickHeadz. His hair piece in particular turned out well when scaled up with bricks. Parts: 5/5 - The substantial number of green melon tiles, slopes, and purple pieces are very useful outside of the figure. Build: 5/5 - Again, the hair is very well done, and its flowing appearance is very appealing. Compared to other figures, the build is interesting, if repetitive. Value for Price: 5/5 - The Joker has the most pieces out of the first BrickHeadz wave while retaining the same low price point. Good value Overall: (20/20) A Eurobricks BrickHeadz Reviews: 41585 Batman, 41586 Batgirl, 41587 Robin, 41588 The Joker, 41595 Belle, 41596 Beast, 41589 Captain America, 41590 Iron Man, 41591 Black Widow, 41592 The Hulk
  2. Captain Nemo

    Review: 41585 Batman

    They're listed as Exclusives on Lego Shop, which would preclude them from other non-Lego physical stores. Granted Amazon may end up getting some, but they would be sold through third parties most likely.
  3. Captain Nemo

    Review: 41585 Batman

    BrickHeadz is an exciting new Lego theme that depicts our favorite characters from movies, TV shows, games, and comics into fun and stylized collectible forms. Each set contains a brick built figure with a build-able base, that includes a printed tile piece denoting the figure's wave number. Wave one consists of twelve unique and colorful characters based on The Lego Batman Movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean. BrickHeadz is an exclusive theme from Lego, which means that you can only find the BrickHeadz sets at Lego brand retail stores and online from Lego Shop. Before I begin this review, I would like to give my sincerest thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) who have provided this set, and other wave one BrickHeadz sets, to Eurobricks making this review possible. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. Introduction Batman—of course! It’s not surprising that the Dark Knight himself is the first character of the BrickHeadz theme. Riding hot off the heels of Lego’s latest blockbuster, The Lego Batman Movie, this version is based on the film design of the titular hero. While we’ve seen Batman in Lego form previously, and if you’ve been picking up some of the new movies sets lately--you’ve almost seen him too much--this version is a blocky stylized design that is sure to stand out. So how well does this Dark Knight hold up? Let's find out with a deeper look... Set Stats Name: 41585 Batman Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 91 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging The BrickHeadz sets all come in the same sized box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1), and 41585 Batman is no exception. The box itself is an unusual size for Lego and features a bold design of the BrickHeadz figure as well as an image of the character who inspired it. I think that is a great inclusion. Granted it's clear who the brick character is supposed to be, but it's nice nonetheless that the source material is provided right on the package. It provides a nice "transformation" aspect to the set. The box also features the new BrickHeadz logo (which looks very ninja-like to me, personally), as well as the numerical order of the figure within the wave. Batman of course is number one, but that's just common knowledge. Now on the other hand you may also be saying, why Nemo, what about the back? Well I'd rather not talk about it because it certainly isn't pretty. More Two-Face than Batman, the small size of the BrickHeadz box does have it's downsides, mainly in the form of a large unsightly black wall littered with ugly text. Lego must surely be covering their legal bases on this one, as they've written in literally every language ever including a few that have yet to be conceptualized, that under no circumstances should anyone gargle red Lego 2x4 bricks in their mouths like salt water. Salt water helps with sore throats; improperly used Lego bricks help with choking. Noted. While not as bad a choking, the "thumb open" box style is rather unfortunate. For a premium product--and no doubt this is one, considering its limited retail availability--it's disappointing that the box must be torn open, in an ape like fashion, to get the parts out. Surely it would sell the premium feel better with an elegant "cut tape here" style box; and then at least the box could be reused. Each box contains two bags, one large and one small, the instruction booklet, and a loose 4x6 black plate for the figure's base. In the plus column, the Batman BrickHeadz box is unique in that on the top next to its cute 1:1 size comparison, an additional image showing Batman's eyes glowing is included. The glow in the dark bricks were a surprise to me, as it was not particularly clear from the set images that this an actual feature (glow in the dark bricks are often mistake for standard white ones, after all). A good bonus--and one that fits with the film's appearance. Interesting Parts One of the best things about the BrickHeadz theme in my opinion is the fact it is bring tons of small, rare, quality pieces to affordable sets. Every BrickHeadz sets contains printed parts (and only printed parts, no stickers in sight) as well as new production bricks--most notably the 1x2x2 modified brick in Light Bley, which while they have yet to get a catchy name that's also descriptive, first appeared in the Brick Bank and are now crucial to the construction of every BrickHeadz character. Frankly without that piece, these sets wouldn't exist--that's why you get fourteen in every set! Every BrickHeadz set also come with a printed 2x4 black tile that denotes the wave's number, although Lego has not numbered each character individually. On the plus side, leaving a character out of your collection won't make it seem incomplete numerically. Just incomplete in the soul. 41585 Batman comes with two additional unique printed bricks--that being a rather boring 1x4 bat symbol brick (honestly what brick doesn't have a bat symbol on it by now?) and a far more interesting 1x4 yellow "belt" tile. Other interesting bits include two 2x3 tiles, two 1x2 wedge plates, and well a batarang...if you don't have enough of those already either. For good measure the set includes two just in case. Build In terms of the BrickHeadz theme as a whole, on the construction side of things, Batman is perhaps the most formulaic. He's rather basic in design and has only a few colors, which makes constructing him a breeze. That's probably why I kept building him four-plus steps a head and there's only 28 steps in the whole darn thing. That said the Lego designers made the best of it, and included what is perhaps one of the best filler brick uses in any Lego set--a simple pink 2x2 brick. Utterly hilarious and totally in character for Lego. Another part of the build comprises only four pieces that make up the figure's base. This base design is universal and as such you'll be making one for each BrickHeadz. Notably, the base only includes two studs worth of figure a attachment area, meaning it's easy to remove the figures from their bases for play. Although, consequently, the base also provides an outlet for some of the more heavy BrickHeadz, such as Batgirl and Joker, to topple over easily. Completed Figure Soon enough the figure is complete, and it's time to answer my question--how does this Batman hold up? Well somewhat all right. Batman is not a difficult character to get wrong…visually that is…and so this brick version looks great and is instantly recognizable. In fact, despite his largely single color suit, he does have some nice physical similarities between the BrickHeadz style and that of the movie version itself. The belt for instance, which sticks off the torso of the figure, correlates well with the new minifigure belt piece introduced for the movie. In comparison to the other BrickHeadz of wave one however, Batman seems rather simple. He does come with an accessory, but it quickly becomes lost in the figure’s darkness. I do find the lack of detail detrimental to pulling off the figure’s inspiration too. This figure doesn’t read so much as the Lego Batman Movie version to me, as it does just Batman. I see Keaton’s Batman in this just as much as I do Kilmer’s or Arnett’s--but not West! Considering which version this is being billed as, I think a smug arrogant facial expression would have gone a long way to help sell this as the Lego film version. He just feels like he's missing something right now. Visually though, it’s still Batman. I will say I'm unsure of the cowl. The decision to curve the ears is strange in my opinion. Considering the Batgirl BrickHeadz in this same wave uses the more appropriate sharp eared style, I’m not sure what to make of those curved ears. Conclusion Overall, 41585 Batman is a great way to kick off the BrickHeadz theme. He's more of a basic character in terms of design, but he's a crowd pleaser and will surely sell like hotcakes. Score Design: 4/5 - Compared to the other BrickHeadz, Batman is somewhat bland. He lacks a facial expression which would have added context and life to the character. Parts: 4/5 - Nice new parts are included, but nothing crazy impressive. Mostly black, sometimes very very Light Bley. Build: 4/5 - Again, compared to other BrickHeadz in this wave, Batman is rather plain and straightforward brick stacking. Value for Price: 4/5 - Because of his more common pieces and formulaic design, Batman is less appealing than others at this price point. My Score: (16/20) B- Eurobricks BrickHeadz Reviews: 41585 Batman, 41586 Batgirl, 41587 Robin, 41588 The Joker, 41595 Belle, 41596 Beast, 41589 Captain America, 41590 Iron Man, 41591 Black Widow, 41592 The Hulk
  4. Captain Nemo

    Review: 41587 Robin

    BrickHeadz is an exciting new Lego theme that depicts our favorite characters from movies, TV shows, games, and comics into fun and stylized collectible forms. Each set contains a brick built figure with a build-able base, that includes a printed tile piece denoting the figure's wave number. Wave one consists of twelve unique and colorful characters based on The Lego Batman Movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean. BrickHeadz is an exclusive theme from Lego, which means that you can only find the BrickHeadz sets at Lego brand retail stores and online from Lego Shop. Before I begin this review, I would like to give my sincerest thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) who have provided this set, and other wave one BrickHeadz sets, to Eurobricks making this review possible. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. Introduction Oh Dick…that boy is all over the place. I’ll be honest in saying I’m not a big fan of the character (Batman works alone!), but I was very much impressed with the latest version depicted in the Lego Batman Movie. Granted there wasn’t much competition, but Michael Cera did a spectacular job nonetheless. That said, on a related note and sorry for the spoilers, but I do find that 41587 Robin is perhaps the weakest figure from this first wave of BrickHeadz. Want to know why? Read on! Set Stats Name: 41587 Robin Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 101 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging The BrickHeadz sets all come in the same size box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1), and 41587 Robin is no exception. As with all BrickHeadz sets, the box also includes a image of its source material, in this case an excited and roaring-to-go Robin minifigure. Inside the box is one instruction booklet, two part bags--one small and one large--and a loose 4x6 black plate which is used for the base. Interesting Parts As with all BrickHeadz, 41587 Robin comes with a number of useful printed and uncommon pieces. He comes of course with the printed 2x4 black wave indication tile and the standardized BrickHeadz eyes, but he also comes with a nicely printed, sharply detailed, Robin costume on a 1x4 red brick. Robin also makes use of some BrickHeadz standards, such as fourteen 1x2x2 modified bricks in Light Bley, which is a relatively new piece and one that's sure to become the Lego equivalent of penny candy after a few months of BrickHeadz being on the market. But on the less common side, Robin also comes with two reddish brown modified plates, with side studs. For the color, this is a rather new piece that's only in a few sets--one of which being 41595 Belle. But most notably, Robin comes with two life preserver pieces in black--a piece which in that color is rare and has most often shown up only in modular buildings, as well as the recent Arkham Asylum set. Build I will note that as I'm reviewing the first wave of BrickHeadz, I'm doing so in numerical order. With that in mind, Robin does appear to have an above average build process. Granted I've just constructed Batman and Batgirl, who are particularly similar to each other in that regard. Still, Robin is fun to construct because of his use of bright colors and part variations. Like Batgirl, you'll find that Robin too uses a simple yellow 1x4 plate to give the suggestion of a utility belt. Here they technique works just as good, if not better, on Robin than Batgirl--Robin's belt now also alludes to the fact that his shirt continues underneath the belt, which is particularly accurate. Speaking of accuracy, when building Robin you'll also see a leg/hip variation. Using two additional tan plates, with a 2x2 green plate instead of the standardized 2x4 size, the aforementioned combinations create an enhanced emphasis on his um...open uncovered hips. Completed Figure I just have to say it. It’s the glasses, I don't like them. I understand the intent behind them, and I love the use of the life preservers, but they just don’t work in combination with the standardized (black) BrickHeadz eye tiles. Robin’s goggles in the film have green lenses—why are they not green here? The 1x2 tile linking the lenses together doesn’t translate into anything other than a giant block on his face. The whole thing; the eyes, the ears, the hair, to me just comes off looking like a monkey. There I said it! Still, I will note that my initial impressions of Robin have soften. Having him in hand, I do find him vastly more appealing. His colorful getup is welcomed, and I do particularly like his cape which looks appropriately child like. Conclusion 41587 Robin is indeed a nice figure. But when compared to other BrickHeadz, he doesn't hold up as well in the design department. Still, he would make a wonderful addition to one's collection, if given the chance. Score Design: 3/5 - There's some questionable choices going on here. The glasses haven't translated very well. Parts: 5/5 - Speaking of glasses, those life preservers are particularly desirable. Build: 5/5 - Robin stands out from his Bat-family with variation in construction and color. Value for Price: 3/5 - Considering the quality of characters like Joker and Batgirl, Robin comes up at the back of the pack for overall desirability. My Score: (16/20) B- Eurobricks BrickHeadz Reviews: 41585 Batman, 41586 Batgirl, 41587 Robin, 41588 The Joker, 41595 Belle, 41596 Beast, 41589 Captain America, 41590 Iron Man, 41591 Black Widow, 41592 The Hulk
  5. Lego's latest theme BrickHeadz is now available exclusively at Lego Shop and Lego Brand Retail Stores. But before you start spending cash, perhaps you'd like to check out a review first? BrickHeadz Reviews: 41585 Batman, 41586 Batgirl, 41587 Robin, 41588 The Joker Head over to the Licensed Forum to read reviews on all of the Lego Batman Movie BrickHeadz sets, and stay tuned for reviews on the rest of the Wave 1 figures coming soon.
  6. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie under fire.

    Well that was a fun discussion, but let's get back to the Lego stuff.
  7. Captain Nemo

    Star Wars Rebels

    Utterly spectacular episode. So good...and my baby lived! Kallus keeps going strong! The spy style of the episode was very well done, and the threat of deaths really kept the tension up. Also can we talk about that crazy first person start to the episode? I don't believe that's been done before in Star Wars film media (unless I cannot remember), but at least not to that degree. It almost seemed strait out of a horror movie; a great way to show the inner turmoil within Kallus, especially when looking in the mirror. On other things:
  8. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    1) Homecoming...preferably yes. Thor, absolutely yes (for now). If we don't have pictures or deeper confirmation from reputable sources (as in more than just a "hey we're getting a set for that movie!"), then yes, Speculation thread. 2) Future sets without conformation; Speculation. And then of course, once we get conformation/pictures/etc. back to the Set discussion thread. 3) If the "details and lists" in question are more than just a set name, it can be talked about here. If it's just a set name, than largely discussion about it is just...Speculation Thread material.
  9. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    This is true--we (and I) cannot confirm or deny the possibility that Ego will be a SDCC character...just as we cannot confirm nor deny any other character could end up as a figure. With no proof however, it just wish-listing and that doesn't belong in this thread. In the event that he does end up being a physical minifigure (SDCC or otherwise), then one can discuss away here. But not before then. We do have one that no one ever uses: Future Marvel Superheroes Rumors & Speculation You may recall this thread was once titled "Rumors & Speculation"--I changed that a while back because members took advantage of it and used the umbrella of "speculation" to just post whatever the hell they wanted and clog up this and other Licensed threads with nothing but name drops, spoilers, and baseless hopes and dreams. All that needs to put aside--as a Lego site, it's our duty to have at least one dedicated thread for the sets the Lego produces, that is the purpose of this thread. There are a number of already appropriate places on Eurobricks where members can veer discussion away from the sets, but not here--this is the thread to discuss what we see on the store shelves, only. That's why I go all angry clown every time this thread jumps off the cliff into "speculation" territory. Keep the talk here on the sets please. Thanks!
  10. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    That's not good! Double check all of the bags and the boxes. Crafty thieves have been known to glue shut boxes and bags after stealing from them. I can't really see that being a production error, the chances of each bag being filled without its figure parts and then all those separate bags ending up in the same box is astronomically unlikely. Contact Lego Bricks & Pieces to explain the situation and get them to send replacements.
  11. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    I can already see that there's going to be trouble keeping spoilers for the latest Marvel film out of this thread...and I swear to the almighty Lego gods I will not have another Marvel film ruined because of loose lips in the Licensed threads! This is not a film discussion thread. This is a Lego set discussion thread. Do I see Ego in any of the sets? No; that means we are not getting him. So don't bring him up and then don't also start droppin spoilers about him. Talk about the sets. This thread is for set discussion. If you want to talk about the movie, take it over to Community & Multimedia. Thank you.
  12. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone please remember this is first and foremost the Lego Batman Movie set discussion thread. Please take the movie talk, and the potential spoilers that arise from it, to the Culture & Multimedia forum. Thanks!
  13. Captain Nemo

    Pirates of the Carribean 5 Sets Discussion

    Just playing devil's advocate, but I don't see too many merits to making the Flying Dutchman now instead of the Silent Mary (not that I don't want the FD mind you). I just don't see that argument making sense. We need to be realistic with ourselves. The last time the public saw the Dutchman was ten years ago so its largely lost on the public consciousness. When a new Pirates movie comes out, why would Lego build their only set around an old ship few people have seen in years (because it's not like everyone has been rewatching At World's End... )? Now yes, the FD is currently more famous than the SM, but at this point we don't have any indication what type of role the FD will even play in the new movie--it could barely be in the film. That's why we are getting the Silent Mary--she's the star of the film. Same reason we got the QAR before we even got the far more famous Pearl. For whatever reason Lego doesn't seem interested in making the Dutchman. Maybe it was just bad timing of getting the license after the first three films released...but I think after they included Davy Jones in the BP, it seemed clear to everyone that the Dutchman just wasn't happening. All that said, my main argument is that one shouldn't downgrade the Silent Mary just because she's not the hypothetical FD--incidentally, just being the FD does not a good set make, we're all assuming it would have turned out well, which is not a fact judging by wishy washy ships of the past--so again, a bit unfair to judge the SM against a rose colored FD in our collective minds. Really, the Silent Mary from all indications, is an incredably faithful ship to the film and a truly unique vessel within the Pirates line itself. Yeah she doesn't have a gun deck--but what ship does? The Imperial Flagship is an anomaly; unlicensed and unrestricted it's also unrealistic to keep expecting Licensed ships to live up to her when they have other necessary requirements...such as the questionable ability to eat other ships...heck, ever since IF, every ship has frankly just been a glorified canoe. All in all, I think we received a very nice looking, reasonably costing, new and unique ghostly display piece. Which is normally considered a win for Lego, and us.
  14. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Everyone let's stop speculating on what a future set could look like based on comparisons to action figures. This is getting way beyond Lego talk. Thanks!
  15. Captain Nemo

    Offensive with religious footer?

    @Leif Please use the report button to notify the staff of the specific member/footer in question--then we can take it from there. Thanks!
  16. Captain Nemo

    Star Wars Rebels

    Honestly, as a big Rebels fan, I can say that episode was just awful. So disappointing. Incredibly chunky dialogue, poor new voice actors, suddenly appearing never before mentioned relatives, completely non-threatening enemies, new relative seems like he'll betray family but then doesn't because he actually does believe in family honor, hero takes merciful approach and is then almost killed by villain who betrays their merciful approach but is saved by another intervening hero who kills villain just in time. Just god awful. And then Sabine leaves? Because now she can't be the one to unite Mandalore for some stupid reason. What?! Garbage episode.
  17. Captain Nemo

    Pirates of the Carribean 5 Sets Discussion

    Personally I really like this ship, although I can very much understand why hardcore Pirates fans might dislike it. Visually I find it stunning. It's unlike any Lego ship ever, and it really has a spooky character to it. Colorwise I think there are some issues. I'm not a fan of the gold or the olive green, so I'll probably swap those out with grey and black respectively. They work now admittedly, but I'd like to push it to be a bit scarier. In that regard, the sails I think are simply amazing. They really sell this ship and Lego should be commended for how well they turned out. In terms of structure, it's a bit of a mixed bag I think. The necessary inclusion of the ship eating feature is unfortunate--that's a lot of technic work needed for something very gimmicky. The main weakness for me however is the fact that the ship doesn't have a flat bottom--you can't push this ship around. It's a display piece with an enormous unusable play feature. I was looking forward to a good ship fight with QAR (the only ship I currently own), but I don't think that'll happen now... Figure wise though, again, stunning. The ghost crew is utterly amazing. I want so many of them; an army of them. I have no idea what for, but I want a lot. Salazar is good too, although he lacks the gruesome bits unfortunately--I don't think the crew suffers from their less bloodied apperance, but it would have helped if Salazar had a bit more ooze and darkness to him.
  18. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Not gonna sugarcoat my opinion...Lego that Vulture is lame and falls as flat as a literal tile piece. Nothing but wall facades and nondescript trucks. Yeesh, talk about boring sets.
  19. Captain Nemo

    2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That does seem like a nice special set for Jungle; the tower is particularly well done. Although I would hope some animals or plants are also included--it seems a tad incomplete without them.
  20. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Please do not get carried away with set speculation. The Egghead mech is indeed cool, but you cannot reasonably say that it's an upcoming set because it looks "real" in a book. Remember this is a "making of" the movie book, not a "making of" future Lego sets book. As these images are interesting comparisons to what we have received, I do feel there is merit in the discussion of them, but I don't want to see the discussion turn down speculation avenue. Be mindful of spoilers too folks!
  21. Captain Nemo

    LEGO Dimensions Discussion

    What?! WHAT?! Don't even try to peddle that! I can hold my tongue no longer! @LEGODalekbuster523 Dr. Who is not the center of the universe. Stop bringing it up, again and again, in every forum, complaining that it's not Lego's sole focus. It clearly annoys the other members, it clearly annoys me, and you only do a disservice to Dr. Who by constantly complaining that Lego doesn't base their entire production schedule around it. Dr. Who was incredibly lucky to get what it got (considering the show barely puts out one episode a year)--you should be grateful that we received any Dr. Who Lego anything in the first place--it got a hell of a lot more attention and love than many less fortunate themes. Please do not continue to argue, here in the Dimensions forums, and every forum of Eurobricks, that Dr. Who is better than everything and that Lego is stupid for not producing wave after wave of related sets just to appease you; clearly at this point, no one is interested in hearing--or agreeing with--that argument. Thank you.
  22. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Yes I see that now. Still--with such a sketchy terrible edited photo, it's best to be safe, not sorry. Well I'm sorry, but for a different reason. Continue discussion!
  23. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Incidentally, it is also inappropriate to pass around leaked images or information on how to find leaked images via Eurobricks' comments or PM system. Absolutely do not post, share, aid the leaking of set images on Eurobricks. Change the conversation. Thanks.
  24. Captain Nemo

    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    I removed that super sketchy image. @RattyPatty15 As that came from a new member, I'll just politely note here once: Absolutely no leaked images are allowed on Eurobricks! If you post a leaked image, there will be serious consequences, up to and including banning. If the image is sketchy and questionable, do not post it here. Thank you.
  25. Why are Lego parrots so expensive? :sadnew:

    1. HMD BrickCustoms

      HMD BrickCustoms

      lol, I don't know why