Captain Nemo

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    MOC: For the Empire!

    For the Empire! This was built for a Star Wars Battles contest over on Lego Ideas...apparently. Honestly, I just used the contest to give myself a kick in the butt to finally build this! I'm very, very, fond of the Mimban Stormtrooper minifigure, which is just a really cool detailed figure, and so I've wanted to build something utilizing them for a long time now (well I guess a year basically). This seemed like a good time--plus it allowed me to procrastinate on other builds. So win win! Here are some overview shots. And yes, this build just kept getting longer and longer, and I needed to buy more and more Mimban troopers. You can really cram a lot into a tiny trench apparently! I love Lego cloth pieces, like capes, because of the texture they bring to a build. So this next pictures always makes me smile! You may notice that Vader does not wield his lightsaber in battle--this was a conscious choice. I wanted Vader to be essentially a passive force--while utilizing the Force--to protect himself, the troops, and the interests of the Empire itself. This build was inspired by three outside sources: Star Wars Propaganda (the book, and actual historical instances of such), Wonder Woman (2017, No Man's Land Sequence), and Downton Abbey (specifically its depictions of WWI and its affects on named characters/locations). I took a mash up of all of these sources to influence the direction and tone of the build, which is overall more cerebral than literal. While this is ostensibly a "battle" no enemy forces are shown. I wanted the emphasis to be on the individual Stormtrooper's and commander's experiences throughout the battle, ie. the Imperial perspective. As such, there are instances of individuals heroically jumping into the fray (such as the ISB officer, because of course) or merely frozen with shock at Vader's powers (as one officer is). An Imperial nurse is tending to a wounded Stormtrooper and an unprepared officer is dragged out of bed into sudden combat. When I started the build, I did not intend to build a large depiction of the Emperor--I was strictly focused on the individuals. However, in adding the Emperor I found that it created a sense of overall Imperial power, as well as adding a story to the build. The Emperor commands that the battle end, directs Lord Vader to end the battle, Vader arrives, and the battle ends. In this way, with the "shadow" of the Emperor, flanked by incoming air support, the Empire as a force itself is depicted. It also transforms the build into almost a poster, which I think is pretty neat. I will say I am particularity proud of the Emperor, because I was able to build like 85% in one sitting without needing to order additional parts. The other 15% and the point when it fell and smashed I don't wanna talk about. I also built (offset by half a stud, because it's more difficult ) the phrase "For the Empire" in Aurebesh, the official script of Galactic Basic, on the build's base. All I'm gonna say about that is, never again. So for my first Star Wars build this was fun.
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    LEGO Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    I don’t think there’s any indication that this “theme” is anything other than just a single, well done, set. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    That Death Eater looks soooo stupid! I need 10 of him! Great sets!
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    MOC: For the Empire!

    Thank you! It will be at Brickworld Chicago in June to start. Thanks!
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    LEGO Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    To be honest I’m not really a fan of Stranger Things and I’ve yet to finish season two...but this set is an instant buy for me. Aside from my love of haunted Lego themes, this has just an utterly fascinating build, just stunning. I hope we get a designer video too.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    Hello all! Thank you for all of your patience. As Endgame’s opening weekend is winding down, it is time to reopen this thread. Please remain respectful of others in regards to spoilers. Use spoiler tags where necessary. Remember this thread is for set discussion first, film discussion second. Thanks and I hope everyone had a fun time at the movies!
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    MOC: Batman vs Black Mask

    Batman vs Black Mask Bullets fly as Batman attempts to take down the powerful drug kingpin Black Mask in his run down narcotics warehouse. This is the largest Batman creation I’ve made, and in addition to being packed full of details, it’s also the first time I’ve made a scene where Batman is after the Black Mask. It’s also my first creation that’s greatly inspired by the Arkham games, with the character choices stemming from the soon to be released Arkham Origins. The build itself features tons of details from twin conveyor belts moving drugs to six large windows. There’s also two wall mounted ventilation fans as well as two celling fans. There’s also three large support beams on the roof that hold up three large lights that Batman is running across (Dodging fire at the same time!). A small office is there too, as well as two gargoyles for the Dark Knight to perch on. Clean up in the narcotics aisle... This creation was actually first shown in an interview I had with Beyond the Brick. You can watch that interview .Inverted Takedown Enjoy ~Captain Nemo
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    FYI Update: As per my previous comment regarding this, @Clone OPatra and I will be temporarily closing this thread from the 24th to the 28th in a bid to prevent this thread from becoming an Endgame Spoiler-fest. In the interlude, please use the MCU film thread over in Culture and Multimedia if you wish to discuss the film itself. Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    This is correct. I’ll add that preliminary photos are also not allowed. On-topic discussion of the sets/leaks are always allowed.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    For the record--this is not the thread for Spoilers. Do not post spoilers in this thread (warning about them, I have no problem with FYI). We are all superhero fans, and presumably we all like not having our monumental film moments ruined, so please do not discuss spoilers for Endgame here. Spoiling Superhero films in the Licensed Forum is a capital offence, don't try me. Personally, I'm going to be really upset if my film experience is spoiled by posts in this thread--as a moderator I have to read said posts before I can edit/remove them from public view (that's why dancing baby Groot means nothing to me!). Let's all also be considerate of the members and many many guests who glance over into this thread not knowing what horrors they might glance upon. PSA Note: I am considering temporarily closing this thread for release weekend, roughly 4/25 to say late 4/28. We all know the Lego Endgame sets are, as can be generously described--barely--accurate, so I can only assume that this thread will just go immediately off the rails with film discussion directly. The Licensed staff are not going to be able to police this thread 24/7 just to filter out the many Endgame off-topic discussions. If you want to discuss the film, use the appropriate thread (at your peril). I'll have more announcements regarding this shortly.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I actually got tickets! Yay! I just had to drive over to my local AMC and buy them in person like a pleb. So much for AMC A-List!
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    LEGO Ideas - Steamboat Willie

    I don’t think we can assume that Lego doesn’t (or won’t) work on Ideas sets prior to their announcement of passing the review. They know which sets will or won’t pass far in advance of the public. There’s no indication that Lego cannot touch the product until Ideas announces which product to touch. Case by case of course, but it would not surprise me if Lego worked on this set early—and there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that.
  13. Additionally, if they used that mold for Zero, it’s likely that they then couldn’t use the mold for the Hidden Side—because it would be classified as a non-generic license specific mold, which couldn’t be used outside Disney licensed products.
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    @HalfBloodPrince Dont type like that. Thank you.
  15. Sally also seems to have shoe printing on the inside of her legs. So maybe Lego is finally upping their game? Hah! Who am I kidding?
  16. Wow! Great job Lego!
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    Ok, I'm tired of policing this thread 24/7, so read and understand this: On this site, everyone is entitled to an opinion. On this site no single person's opinion is more valid than any others. And on this site we respect one another. If that is something you cannot handle, I will remove you from this site. I don't want to see one more flame war argument from this thread again. Back to the Lego opinions please...
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    Ladies, stand up !

    @toastergrl Done!
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    Ok, I'm going to give one warning on this: There has been some really inappropriate language and personal attacks going on in this thread. I've received close to a dozen reports from this thread alone, over the past two days. If this continues I will close this thread until such a time that we can all collect ourselves. If you want to remain a member of this site--drop the personal attacks, the inappropriate language, and respect each other. It's that easy. Thanks.
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    DC Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    I mean at this point, I think they can only go downhill with Riddler designs...
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    Ok... 1. A werewolf is a fictional creature, it can look however it damn well pleases 2. If a werewolf/wolf discussion is too intense, could we just talk about the other confirmed things like Stags and Buckbeaks maybe? 3. On the leaks--Eurobricks will not censor discussion. As this is the HP thread, you can always discuss Lego Harry Potter here. Eurobricks however does not allow leaked images to be posted on our site. Leaked images will be removed on sight and in certain instances the members who posted them as well. Posting leaked images here makes Eurobricks susceptible to legal attack and general disapproval from various License holders and the Lego group themselves. It also just reflects badly on the site as a whole, because we're better than that. Don't post leaked images. Thanks!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    Keep the criticisms (and comments) about the sets please...not each other. Play nice everyone.
  23. Here follows are the current confirmed upcoming Lego DC Superheroes themed sets, for early 2018: January Wave: #76096: Superman Krypto Team-Up - $19.99 Pieces: ?? #76097: Lex Luthor Mech Takedown - $39.99 Pieces: ?? #76098: Speed Force Freeze Pursuit - $29.99 Pieces: ??
  24. BrickHeadz Promotional Sets The sets/pairs shown below were early release figures sold exclusively at SDCC 2016. Each pair sold at the event for $40. #41490: Superman & Wonder Woman This was a 2016 SDCC Exclusive set. #41491: Batman & The Joker This was a 2016 SDCC Exclusive set. #41492: Iron Man & Captain America This was a 2016 SDCC Exclusive set. #41493: Black Panther & Doctor Strange This was a 2016 SDCC Exclusive set. #41498: Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - $39.99 This is a 2017 NYCC Exclusive set. 329 pieces Wave 1 #41585: Batman - $9.99 91 Pieces #41586: Batgirl - $9.99 99 Pieces #41587: Robin - $9.99 101 Pieces #41588: Joker - $9.99 151 Pieces #41589: Captain America - $9.99 79 Pieces #41590: Iron Man - $9.99 96 Pieces #41591: Black Widow - $9.99 143 Pieces #41592: The Hulk - $9.99 93 Pieces #41593: Captain Jack Sparrow - $9.99 #41594: Captain Armando Salazar - $9.99 #41595: Belle - $9.99 #41596: Beast - $9.99 BrickHeadz 2018: Star Wars Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Justice League
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    HIDDEN SIDE - 2019

    For the first wave I think it's OK to have Jack and Parker in almost every set--I'm not happy about it, but I understand that for the story and the app to function you would presumably need both in each set. Jack/Parker are supposed to send an alert when ghosts might be around (like during events, such as Halloween), so you would most likely need both in each set because of this. Still in comparison it's also a bit strange this this team is only two people in total. Ninjago's team is way too big, but at least its size allows the sets to focus on specific members at a time. That said, if we get a second wave or more, they're really going to have to add some actual variety to Jack and Parker--adding or removing a jacket is going to get real old real fast too. Speaking of characters though, while a bit premature, I seriously hope that Lego goes all out with the periphery characters' lore, i.e. I want actual names for all of them. The dog's name is apparently Spencer and we know the science teacher's name is JB, but the (admittedly unfinished) box art also names every other character as basically just "Captain", "Waitress", "Conductor", etc. which is hopefully not final. Just randomly complaining over here , but I really hope we get some lore for this town and the people in it, and that starts with every character being a named person.