Captain Nemo

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  1. Captain Nemo

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Yes...? I didn’t buy those games, but from the reporting I’ve read and researched about this game—I believe that to be the case.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    From my understanding, the Deluxe Edition includes access to the DLC content and it is also packaged with the Lex minifigure. So any "basic" Deluxe Edition copy should include DLC and Lex. Certain stores/websites offer additional pre-order bonuses (such as a tin-case from Target or early DLC access via Walmart). i.e. I don't think it is necessary to pre-order the game itself, rather one just needs to buy the Deluxe Edition to get the figure. I'm on the working assumption that he is literally packaged with the physical Deluxe Edition copy of the game (apparently LMSH-2 did the same thing with its Giant-Man figure).
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    Let’s keep film discussion and the spoilers that follow them outside of this thread please. Thanks!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2019 - Rumours, Speculation & Discussion

    Anyways, just as a refresher—this thread is not for spoilers. Talked about leaked figures all you want; there is no need to extrapolate that conversation into one of leaked set photos/plots etc. So, talk about the sets here, not the films. Thanks!
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    That would be an option... If the DLC packs had not already been named.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Me don't like that roster. There are some really cool additions...and utterly baffling omissions. No Mad Hatter. No Man-Bat. No Killer Moth?! That doesn't even make any sense--there's a physical version of him and the Scarecrow in this game is the version from the same set! Why would you just leave him out? Those three have been in every game since its inception! I used to think that the TT games would essentially be required to include the latest (applicable) characters who could be found physically in the brick--because kids (or myself ) who own them would expect to be able to play as them in the game. It would also explain why there's just boring lackluster physical figure designs (such as Penguin and Killer Croc) oddly included next to highly detailed in-game-only characters. But what the hell! This makes no sense--obviously they must be picking names out of a hat at random. For a villain game, there are way, too many heroes taking up the roster for my taste. I know the Flash is popular--but we need him to take up three different character slots? Multiple robins? Multiple Wonder Women? Uh! That and no Catman. I'm just really disappointed!
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I really hope the free roam is more akin to Batman 2 than Batman 3... I hate it when TT games either smashes locations together (in a horribly ugly waste of space) or gives us these dinky planets with literally nothing happening. Half those Lantern planets were basically empty rocks. Honestly I would be fine with just Gotham and Metropolis if they were full worlds. Granted, juding from the trailers, it looks like we are getting tiny smashed locations.
  8. The Shadow Tower If I had unlimited funds and unlimited storage space, I would undoubtedly buy every and all Elves sets I could get my hands on. It's such a beautiful theme, both in color and design style, and I very much wish that in between all my regular Superhero programming I could fit in some time for Lego Elves. That said, I have picked up a few Elves sets over the years, but the most notable one is the absolutely gorgeous 41180 Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle. The set used spectacular color selection (especially with the shades of lavender) and had this evil looming presence. Plus it had the awesome Ragana minidoll--and as a huge sucker for Lego Wizards/Witches/Sorcerers/etc. I just had to get a hold of her. An all around great set...if unfortunately a bit too small for my taste. So for Brickworld Chicago 2017, I made it my fun task build my own version of Ragana's castle, using the official set as inspiration to build a much much larger tower for public display. Here are the results! When I started the build, there were a number of key features I wanted to include and carry over from the set itself. The lavender rocks were a must, and one of the main reasons I was drawn to the set in the first place. Likewise, I love how evil villains use corporate branding, so I filled the build with the banners of Ragana. Windows were important too, but while the official set only had one main decorated window I incorporated many more than that...which meant I had to Bricklink a huge number of the set's sticker sheets, as there were only one window sticker per sheet. So if anyone is in the market for some forty slightly used sticker sheets... To expand the character roster, I gave Ragana a number of cloven footed cyclopean guards, and for the defense of the castle (aside from Ragana's powers), I littered the place with swords, spears, and axes. The tower, like the set, also acts as a prison. There's a large hanging cage for special guests (like Elves), as well as a dungeon and torture workshop down below. Clearly Cyclopes do not like taking pictures... And of course I even included Jynx...although it looks like she's been put in timeout for some reason. Now the other part of this build is that, like the set, I included an interior. For the record thought, the idea to include a giant staircase was in no way shaped by how dirt cheap magenta steps are on Bricklink...in no way... Any who, the tower has six levels, with one long--continuous--circular magenta stair case, allowing direct access between four of the levels, and imaginary access between two levels. Looking at each level shows a different aspect of the tower. The lowest level, which is "below" the tower inside the rocky supports, is that of the dungeon and torture shop. Here, Ragana sends unlucky (or very lucky) minifigures from rival kingdoms to be tortured and jailed by Lashina--who I borrowed from the DC Girls line, because this is clearly why Lego made her. The next level is the "ground" level and features the drawbridge entrance and the start of the staircase. It is (normally) guarded by a large blue Cyclops, and it has some interesting features such as a chandelier and an area where one can look through the jail-bar floor into the prisoner cell below. The third level is rather militaristic as it features the interior armory and exterior barricades for defense. There's also a murder-hole which is positioned just in front of the main gates (just behind dragon head gargoyle). This level also features a viewing balcony, where Ragana or her guards can stand watch over prisoners in the cage. The fourth level is a storehouse for Ragana's magical items such as potions and a telephone to call her friend Sauron so they can gossip about wizard things. This level features another balcony, one allowing access to the prisoner cage. The fifth and final interior level is that of Ragana's personal chambers. I wanted to include more set styled things here, such as Ragana's bed, but unfortunately space started to become an issue (also timing, I didn't finish this until the day before the convention!) So instead, I added a captured dragon egg to top off the staircase, a mirror, more weapons, more balconies, and a portrait of Ragana. Also gold, precious Lego chrome gold. The sixth and final level is that of the roof...which I'll be honest about was tough to pin down. I wasn't sure how I wanted the tower to end, as the official set somewhat unceremoniously just cuts off. So, I decided to add a large fire-pit for a cauldron that Ragana would use to create evil potions. So all in all, the Shadow Tower was a fun build to construct--being both an expansion of a set I love as well as being way outside the realm of my normal builds (this isn't a brick figure!). Additionally of note, the Shadow Tower was nominated for Best Small Building at Brickworld Chicago 2017, which was a big surprise to me as that's always a loaded category--what with all the amazing buildings that show up for display each year. While it didn't win, I'm still very much happy with the building itself, and I'm now hoping to keep it alive for one year so I can display it again with a new companion building I want to construct, my version of 41188: Breakout from the Goblin King's Fortress. So...see you next year!
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Well in the story, technically, Clark Kent/Superman disappears, but that would have no bearing on why he wouldn’t be on the character roster—for free play at the least (whether you even play him or any JL member in story mode). That character slot alphabetically belongs to Superman, of which Clark Kent is a costume variant apparently. But no, I’m positive he has a different design than that of the newscaster—who I believe is a non-playable Jack Ryder.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I looked up the Wikipedia page of the Cheetah character herself—specifically the section dedicated to her appearances in media outside the comics. That section listed Erica as voicing Cheetah for the game. For whatever reason you can often find out who is voicing a character on the characters’ page, while you cannot find that same info on the games’ wiki page. Kite Man—Hell yeah! The character next to Detective Chimp is Dex-Starr. Also, on your picture you have Jack Ryder listed next to Superwoman—that is actually Clark Kent, a variant of Superman.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I believe from what I've seen and have been told, the Lex Luthor figure is "included" with the Deluxe Edition. There doesn't seem to be any mention of him from the various stores I've considered pre-ordering from (which I have yet to do). I take that to mean that the Lex Luthor figure is literally included--as in packed directly with--the Deluxe Edition of the game + whatever bonuses certain stores included. So whoever you buy it from, as long as you buy the Deluxe edition--you will receive the physical figure in addition to store exclusives. I didn't recognize (or remember) her voice either--but apparently she is voiced by Erica Luttrell, who also voiced her LB3. I must say I'm really really impressed with the quality and consistency this game has for its voice actors. As a huge DC Animated Universe fan, it really means so much to just hear all these recognizable voices once again.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Putting my good-cop hat on, I declare this thread open again. That said—keep the conversations in here civil. Personal attacks, on anyone, don’t belong here on Eurobricks. Additionally, please keep talk/requests for purchasing and selling over in the Buy, Sell, Trade & Finds forum—not here. Thanks!
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I audibly gasped when I saw that this trailer had been released! I may be more excited for this game than I have been for any other Lego product in a long time. Its just got everything! They even got Worf--they got WORF!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thought!--the good thing about Lego is that it can be used to build other things. So you know, nothing's stopping ya from building your own better version. -- FYI let's be respectful around here. I find it highly inappropriate (and incredibly rude) to turn a critique of a set into a personal attack on the designer.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone, can we not with this. I don’t see any reason to discuss that build here—considering its not a confirmed set or a rumored set—rather it is pure speculation. There have been instances of sets being teased in videos and pictures, just as there have been instances of background builds never being released. While its fun to talk about—remember at this point it is all just talk.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Might not be recognized much longer if they post press releases before the embargo time. Not trying to be snarky, but being one of the sites that actually follows the embargo—and then to be continually under cut by others and Instagram is—annoying to so say the least...
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Please do not post leaked images of the castle here. Especially when press releases may or may not be imminent...
  18. Its finally here! The long awaited unveiling of the 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle Clocking in at a massive piece count of 6,020, this micro-scale rendition of Hogwarts is sure to be a must have for any Potter-Head. Fly on over to Licensed to check out the many details of this set!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Or you know we could always just take everything with a grain of salt. That or just focus on the actual confirmed things...
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    MOC: Elves, Ragana's Shadow Tower

    As in specific details--upon request perhaps. The castle is still built...as is my Goblin King Fortress, which I have not taken nice pictures of yet. They both recently displayed at Brickworld Chicago 2018 (and will display there again--Ragana's for the final time--next year).
  21. Tree of Worlds Each year, a group of Eurobricks members meet together in Schaumburg, Illinois, at the annual Lego convention Brickworld Chicago, to construct one large and crazy collaborative build. This is the result: This year, 18 members of our online community came together to build one crazy display--a massive free-standing tree, six feet tall, holding on the end of its mythical branches, Elemental Worlds--realms embodying all of the most important elements of the universe. This build took a year of planning, building, headaches, and Swedish Fish to construct, transport, rebuild, and finally display to the public and private attendees this past weekend. To build the tree itself, a small number of us met up a for a few weekends prior to the event to pre-build the entire piece. This worked wonders, as it meant we didn't have to build on site...in theory...until we arrived and found out we didn't organize well enough and had to rebuild half the trunk from scratch... One of the coolest aspects of the tree was that it was situated on the convention floor, in a wide open space. Utilizing planning and generous fire safety regulations, we are able to position the tree in a vast wide open space, which meant that all the aisles in the hall seemed to lead to it. This made the display a landmark of the convention, so much so that we noticed people start to use it as a meeting-point. For those interested in logistical construction, we supported the tree with a simple wooden frame (somewhat visible on the progress picture above). It was...mostly successful! Additionally, we must thank LEGO themselves for their great Event Support program (via their Ambassador Program)--which allowed us to buy many many many more brown bricks that we thought we'd need at an affordable rate. We otherwise would not have been able to build this creation. --- So who built this? Eurorbricks--that's who! Well more accurately, a number of Eurobricks members did: Front Row, Left to Right: @Hinckley, @Quarryman, @Ryushi, @CorneliusMurdock, @soccerkid6, @LittleJohn Second Row, Left to Right: @Darkdragon, @ZCerberus, @Kristel, @Captain Nemo, @MKJoshA Third Row, Left to Right: @Prune Face, (Tree), @Silver.Smith, @Rogue Angel, @Gideon, @Vincent Kessels Not Present at Convention: @Bob De Quatre @RoxYourBlox ---- Who Built What? Each member of the collab built a realm on a branch and/or helped construct the tree itself. The Ice Realm, by @Gideon, who also apparently took 1000 photos at the convention, many of which are shown here. The Night Realm by @Kristel--her Dragon was nominated for Best Creature...it was also at one point destroyed after a great fall and had to be rebuilt...thanks in no part to unnamed persons who know who they is Edit Z- There was one sober person there... he takes no responsibility for the incident. The Gem Realm, by @Quarryman, who also came so close to finishing his individual build this year! Edit:Z- Quarry was also nominated for Best Land Vehicle for another build! The Harvest Realm, by brother builders @soccerkid6 and @LittleJohn. This was their first Brickworld Chicago, and we were very excited to have them join the team...and teach them the important lesson that you need to put Technic in heavy things if you want it to hang upside down. Edit Z- Little John was nominated for Best Teen Creation and SoccerKid6 was nominated for Best Individual Layout and won a Judge’s Award for their castley creations. Speaking of heavy things, @MKJoshA built the Earth Realm--which ended up being too heavy for the tree when it snapped a branch overnight (although for the record, all the sober members were not in the convention hall at the time of the incident...) So we were forced to make a quick fix by moving his realm to a nearby table and moving the Bee to the end of the branch. So...sorry again Josh! The Water Realm, built by @Captain Nemo, because of course. Edit Z- Nemo wracked up 4 more nominations for Best Creature, Best Sea Vessel, Best Large Building and Brick World Master! The Heart Realm, by @CorneliusMurdock, who we apparently don't love enough, because we broke his heart like three times. The Thirst Realm, by @Darkdragon, ironically located next to the Water Realm and under the furnaces of the Forge Realm. Dark Dragon also won the award for Best Train, which was part of her individual layout. The Forge Realm, by @Silver.Smith, with a very cool Forge Deity. The Nature Realm, by @Rogue Angel, which contained numerous flowers that were constantly knocked off. The Nebula Realm, by @Hinckley. The fire ship on his realm was nominated for, and won, best Sea Vessel. Edit Z- Hinckley also took home a small brick for his Best Large Building! Additional Builds In addition to the Tree itself, we constructed numerous other builds to decorate the display. Builders: @Captain Nemo (Dragon Snake, Bear, Dream-Catcher) @Hinckley (Bee, Beehive, Mushroom) @Ryushi (Greenery placement) @ZCerberus (Frogs, Flowers) @Bob De Quatre (Stag Hall Design), @Prune Face (Lighting) Edit Z- Ryushi captured a big brick for Best Replica and ZCerberus got the nod for Best Spacecraft thanks to table space donated by Hinck and Nemo! Transformation One of the best things about the display was that it transformed. During the annual World of Lights (in which the convention hall lights are turned off, leaving only lights on the builds) the tree transformed from a mythical representation of the universe to that of a physical one--with the realms becoming floating planets. Accolades The Tree of Worlds was awarded the Best Group Display at Brickworld Chicago 2018. This is the third consecutive win for Eurobricks! The Fire Ship won the award for Best Sea Vessel and the Night Dragon was nominated for Best Creature. Additionally, our very own Root-Admin @Hinckley finally won the prestigious Brickworld Master award. -- Finally I'd like to thank everyone once again who participated in this undertaking that was our display! It was a lot of hard work but we are very happy to show off the results. If you would like to see more images, please view the Flickr Pages of Gideon and Hinckley
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    Micro Barad-dûr

    Micro Barad-dûr A micro model of Barad-dûr, from Lord of the Rings. Sauron's eye lights up with the use of Lifelights Products. Middle Earth Micros Barad-dûr Orthanc Smaug Enjoy ~Nemo
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    The first post of each “Year” thread often/should have that information. Rumors are not listed there however; and there is no singular tread that encompasses all themes for the year—each theme has its own specific post/thread.
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Was never happening—it was just wishlist talk.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not particularly surprising, considering the earlier statements of their availability. Although it is strange that Target apparently has exclusivity rights to at least some of the sets for (presumably) the month of July. I don't ever remember that happening before. But on the plus side for those in the US...you can order them through Target! Now I just gotta wait for mine to open so I can go pick them up! Alternative conspiracy theory: Lego just didn't want us to get double VIP points on the new HP sets--because of course!