Captain Nemo

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  1. Welcome to the Marvel Superheroes discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Marvel Superhero discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Marvel Superheroes discussion. Enjoy!
  2. Welcome to the Harry Potter 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and general Wizarding World discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Harry Potter discussion. Enjoy! --- January 76382 - $29.99 - 241 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class - McGonagall, Ron, Hermione 76383 - $29.99 - 271 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Potions Class - Snape, Draco, Seamus 76384 - $29.99 - 233 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Herbology Class - Sprout, Neville, Cedric 76385 - $29.99 - 256 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Charms Class - Flitwick, Harry, Cho June 76386 - $19.99 - 217 pieces - Hogwarts: Polyjuice Potion Mistake - Harry/Goyle, Ron/Crabbe, Hermione (cat), Gold Harry 76387 - $39.99 - 397 pieces - Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Gold Hermione 76388 - $79.99 - 851 pieces - Hogsmeade Village Visit - Harry, Dean, McGonagall, Madam Rosmerta, Mr Flume, Mrs Flume, Gold Ron 76389 - $129.99 - 1176 pieces - Hogwarts: Chamber of Secrets - Harry, Ginny, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Sinestra, Lockhart, Tom Riddle, Gold Voldemort 76392 - $59.99 - 876 pieces - Hogwarts Wizard's Chess - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Gold Snape 76393 - $119.99 - 1673 pieces - Harry Potter and Hermione Granger 76394 - $39.99 - 597 pieces - Fawkes, Dumbledore's Phoenix - Dumbledore 76395 - $29.99 - 264 pieces - Hogwarts: First Flying Lesson - Hooch, Draco, Neville, Gold Quirrel 40500 - $14.99 - 33 pieces - Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory Set - Harry, Borgin, Witch, Wizard September 76390 - $39.99 - 274 pieces - Advent Calendar - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Dudley, Griphook No confirmed releasedate 76391 - $249.99 - Hogwarts Icons 30392 - $4.99 - Hermione's Study Desk - Hermione
  3. Welcome to the DC Superheroes 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related DC Superhero discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego DC Superhero discussion. Enjoy!
  4. Welcome to the Jurassic World 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Jurassic World (& Park) discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Jurassic World discussion. Enjoy!
  5. Welcome to the Super Mario discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Super Mario discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Super Mario discussion. Enjoy!
  6. Welcome to the Disney Properties 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Disney Properties (minidoll Princesses line and 4+ Mickey and Friends) discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Disney Princesses discussion. Enjoy!
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    Overwatch - Rumors & Discussion

    Welcome to the Overwatch discussion thread! This thread was originally dedicated to all Lego related Overwatch discussion throughout 2020--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Overwatch discussion. Enjoy! Now it is ongoing with the possibility of more Overwatch sets into the future.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone, @Darkdragon kindly asked you to keep film discussion out of this thread, and yet it continues. So I will ask in a not-so-kind way, Keep film discussion out of this thread! This thread is for Lego set discussion, not for deciphering MCU marketing material. If you wish to discuss the films, go over to Culture & Multimedia.
  9. Welcome to the Licensed Lego Ideas thread! This is a place where creators and members may share, promote, and discuss official Licensed Ideas sets and prospective Licensed submissions to Lego Ideas. Lego is always acquiring new licenses to build sets for, and through Lego Ideas and at the direction of the fan community, they have acquired a multitude of new and unique IP's to build for. With this thread, there is now a single location on Eurobricks to discuss, share, and encourage the release of new, official Lego Licensed themed products. -- Creators of submissions to Lego Ideas my use this thread to promote their submissions (to an extent). If you wish to share a Lego Ideas submission here or wish to promote your submission here, you may do so by posting a comment about it in this thread below. However, please follow these house rules: Any post (or repost) of an Ideas submission must credit the originator(s) of the submission Do not post more than one link to the submission in your comment Do not include more than three images of the submission Please post only one comment regarding links and images, per Ideas submission i.e. do not continually post comments discussing updates or tier goals being reached--please don't spam Creators should use this thread to announce submissions--not continually prod readers for votes on their submissions. Please be respectful. Thank you! Thanks to @MatthewRC for suggesting the creation of such a thread.
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    MOC: Gotham City Museum Heist

    Gotham City Museum Heist Batman! A new villain has commandeered the Gotham Museum. He's frozen the antiquities wing, he's turned the security guards into blocks of ice, he's calling himself, Mr. Freeze! For my latest build, I decided to go back to a build concept I set my eyes on years ago, the Gotham City Museum Heist. I love to come up with new build concepts, which unfortunately means I more than frequently don't actually build most of them. For instance, I originally ordered the custom chromed pieces for the Mr. Freeze you see here, like four years ago? And I'm just getting around to this build now! As we all know, Batman & Robin is a masterpiece something-that-happened, and yet the gaudy styling and subtle use of neon still inspire us today. I wanted to pay tribute to the greatest of Batman films with this piece: Like the film that inspired it, this build is a lot. There's a lot. There's just a lot. As is now my custom (of wasting parts), it has full 360 degree detailing. Because I bring everything to conventions now, I'm always making sure that each and every side of my builds have something going on. The interior represents the frozen museum and its artifacts; while the exterior represents scaled down outside and the large bulky body builders who support it. As is hopefully evident, there are many many lights incorporated into the build. All of them are 3rd party (Lifelites, my brand of choice). I lost count, but I think there are around 70 individual LED lights. It takes around, again lost count, 18 AAA batteries to power up fully. Exterior And like the common TARDIS, the interior is too big for the exterior! I custom made stickers for the "Gotham Museum" sign, by printing out lettering from my inkjet onto transparent label stickers. This was a technique I stole picked up from @Silver.Smith & @Evensong To support the heavy weight of History, I constructed some very appropriate Spartans, to work that History, work it good. The right side also features banners for the legally distinct Dinosaur portion of the Museum. The left side features two large air ducts, which have frozen over from the mayhem inside. The symbol above the perfect specimen is a custom tile by Chrome Block City. Chrome Block City is the custom seller, based out of Poland, who I get all my chromed bricks from, including Mr. Freeze seen here. I'm not sponsored, I just like his stuff. He used to have a Bricklink store, but now he has his own site--if you need custom chrome; that's a great place to get it in my opinion. Interior Lots of ice! That's most of it. This is a build I'm really excited to bring to conventions (when that's a thing again), because all of the lighting makes it so fun to look at, if not frustrating to photograph. One of the notable bits of the interior are the two floater columns. These are used to blast light onto the build, so as to make it more visible in the dark. They are also designed to work well in convention settings, in that when displayed on the table, they'll give the impression that floorspace for the build is larger than it actually is. Despite having some floating columns to make the build seem larger, this is actually one of the deepest builds I have created. The walls are almost as thicc as the men who hold them up. The columns are all made of sand red cylinder pieces, which are rare but not really expensive. I know you were thinking about it. It was mostly just a chore to get enough of them--I had to buy from at least six different vendors to get enough. Additionally as is customary for my builds, I plastered stickers everywhere. The columns have most of the stickers, are almost comprised from only three sticker sheets, but like most of the stickers on the sheets. (it's these three) Removing the floating columns reveals a still large build, but with a slightly better look at the frozen Brontosaurus! You'll also see the four frozen lamp posts; they add some nice lighting to the build and some design flair. The two brick high base for this build is present because I needed to run wiring under all the flooring, which itself is rather overly elaborate. Now, before Mr. Freeze invaded, this was just your standard run of the mill, over the top museum. And you can see remnants of that still under the ice. The large Aztec inspired pyramid is both beautiful to look at and full of literally feet of wiring! It is largely hollow, both so that I could have space to hide the six? battery boxes inside and leave open air space for internal lights to brighten up the levels. Also in the museum, Robin the boy wonder is getting mauled by non-exhibit Polar Bears. Moving along. To create the ice, I grabbed whatever transparent blue brick I could find. That's mostly true! I used a combination of light, medium, and dark transparent bricks, slopes, and other odd bits all in the hopes of getting some nice lighting moments. It kinda worked out. I also used some 400? --again, bad with remembering numbers!-- unicorn horns in light blue to really give the ice a spikey aesthetic. Forgive me please, I ran out, I still have to add some more in. Here we see Mr. Freeze, standing at the peak of the icy pyramid. I'm really happy with how much light I was able to work into the structure, despite ultimately not getting as many individual LEDs as I would have liked. Yes, it needs more lights, don't judge me. Batman, meanwhile, is playing hockey with some of Mr. Freeze's goons. The Batman figure is custom made by Brothers Figure. Behind them is a poor frozen Security Guard. He was technically the first thing I built for this creation--I think I made him some 7 or 8 months ago. Not that I worked on this for that many months--just that it takes me forever to get around to finishing some things! The hunky Mr. Freeze goon, named Dylan probably, uses a custom torso by Citizen Brick. Brontosaurus Next up is the large dinosaur, which was really intimidating to build. One of the reasons it took me so long to get around to actually constructing this build was the fact that it is generally just a lot! There's a lot of components to the build, so looking at it from a distance can be intimidating. But--like always it is helpful to break things up, so the Brontosaurs was essentially the last thing I built, and surprisingly it was rather easy to build; it only took a day or two. While seemingly large, it was difficult to incorporate all the wiring within him. He has his own separate battery box imbedded within his chest, and I had to work around weaving wiring for the lights up his neck and down the tail. He does have some limited movement, but largely he is designed to be supported by his pedestal in the museum--even if that pedestal is a bit small! Also for fun, Batman can clime and ride the Brontosaurus! Mr. Freeze Now the part you all scrolled down to, immediately, Mr. Freeze! When I decided some four years ago, that I wanted to do this Batman & Robin homage, I knew immediately that I had to have a chromed Mr. Freeze. Fortunately, as noted before, I was able to get every part I needed in chrome from Chrome Block City--actually without needing to make any special requests, he had all the parts I needed already chromed, which was great. If I remember right he cost about the equivalent of four MSRP Mr. Freezes at the time. So not crazy. Mr. Freeze does have his standard mech-fig range of motion, via the mixels ball joints, although I will say the chrome does make it a bit tighter than normal! Still, I'm shocked at how well he photographed! Like him, Mr. Freeze's goon are very fashionable. They have varied winter hats and fishnet leggings. The shining winter shoulder coverings are also magnificent, and they reflect some of the light. While he does not sport Polar Bears in this movie, I felt is was appropriate to give Mr. Freeze some here. While this build is inspired by Batman & Robin, it's characterization is inspired by The Lego Batman Movie. I love the over the top nature in that film, both in the styling and in the characters--so you'll see that reflected in all of my newer Batman builds. Plus it's hilarious that giant Polar Bears look tiny next to him! And of course, the two stars together! Thanks! Thanks so much for checking this out! This is one of those dream builds that you never know if you'll actually make. It's also one of those nightmare builds where you never know when it's gonna end! So this has really been a satisfying experience seeing it come together, and I hope you had a fun experience checking it out!
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    Minions 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Welcome to the Minions 2020 & 2021 discussion thread! (Most of the 2020 sets didn't come out in 2020 after all) This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Minions discussion throughout 2020&21--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Minion discussion. Enjoy!
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    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Was anyone asking for this? Whelp, wake me up when we get The Batman sets I suppose, or in the unlikely event something interesting comes out of this theme again.
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    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Imma be real upset if Series 2 doesn’t happen! Please someone get a lifeboat! Save the Vampire and Dragon! Maybe the Gummy Bear. Everyone else, fend for yourself. But seriously, the worst thing about S2 being potentially canceled is that we’ve already seen it and can never un-see it.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ok, we’ll we tried apparently. Some people didn’t and clearly won’t. I’ll unlock this thread Monday? We’ll try that? Also, don’t worry I’ll be back later this weekend when I’m not sick and have some time to devote to banning some people. Sorry everyone, we tried.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Loki show is not relevant to discuss HERE at all. We are not getting sets based off the show. We are getting two minifigures as part of a CMF series. That’s it. This is not the place to discuss the show itself and spoilers from it. This is a Lego discussion thread, one that specifically gets highly agitated when members start casually whipping out seconds old spoilers. I can’t remember how many times I’ve had to address this. I won’t be addressing it anymore. Post spoilers and you’re out. Be respectful of your fellow members everyone. Thanks.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Keep it civil everyone…
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    Jurassic World 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, these are dinosaur sets all right. I’ll buy all of them, but I won’t be happy about it.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I will clarify one more time and I will not clarify again: Out of respect for our members, at their past, current, and continual direction, myself and the other MODs expect you not to discuss film spoilers in this thread. This is not a film discussion thread. DO NOT discuss film spoilers in this thread. Be respectful of your fellow members and the many many guests who drop in and out of this thread expecting and deserving to see LEGO discussion. It is not unreasonable to expect that one can enter this thread and NOT have the next ten years of MCU films ruined for them, not have each and every secret cameo screamed at them from the heavens, and not be hit in the face with IMDB's rating of next year's leaked script and how it's already dumpster fire. In the past, the Staff has temporarily closed this thread around the release dates of MCU films, typically for the release weekend. This process worked well, for members and staff, especially for Infinity War/Endgame, as it gave everyone a reasonable chance to see the film and have a reasonable expectation that said film would not be blatantly spoiled for them upon opening Eurobricks in their browser. This is something we can continue to do in the future, it is something I expect we will do in the future. Alternatively, I can remove one's ability to discuss anything on this website ever again, if continual discussion of spoilers continues to be a problem. Thank you!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I say it’s not fine—or rather just not really relevant! There is no reason to be discussing leaked film plot elements here, regardless of them being in spoiler tags or not. It will only invite such information to be openly discussed, which no one wants. Please take film discussion over to Culture & Multimedia—this thread is for Lego set discussion. Thanks!
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    FYI—I removed an image of the set posted here. I know it is everywhere online, but please do not post leaked images here. Discussion can continue here; FYI there will be a dedicated press release/discussion thread when(ever) the set is officially revealed.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I would have exchanged like 10 of the civilians for like two new or updated heroes/villains. You don’t HAVE to put in 25!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I’m still medium on this. I love all the details I’ve seen, though I’m not looking really deep at everything because I still want to be surprised when building it—but the newspapers are a huge standout. Hopefully they’ll be on B&P because I’d love multiples upon multiples. Also the sticker sheet is amazing—more stickers Lego! Put stickers on everything! I do really dislike the lack of any depth in general. The interior is extremely cramped. Even though the top floors get even leaner, I do like that tiered look the back has. Having a lean style in itself is not bad, but the massively wide sign doesn’t help. Does it overhang on a 32 baseplate?! Damn! Change the font size maybe? I have to admit the windows are unforgivable in my eyes. I display at many conventions, and one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing custom skyscrapers built seemingly entirely from 1x2x2 window panels. It always comes off as very cheap, basic, and thrown together. Trans-clear is my favorite color, but in the instance of panel stacking, it always looks terrible. The visible lines it creates on what should be a smooth window pane are just horrible! So I really wish the windows were designed in some sort of interesting way to clean up the look. Not just stacking panels. I like the new minifigures. I mean like the five new ones, the heroes. All the the civilians are utter throwaways. But now I’m just complaining. Good set in general I think.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean that’s a build. There are some not necessarily “odd” choices being made, but some choices were in fact made. The red is rather bold. Not at all what I expected and I don’t know if it’s what I wanted either. But for sure, it is a thing.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    These are medium to me I think. In general they're all pretty good, but they could all use some touchups. The Iron Monger set is by far my favorite. I love all the gunmetal and the oversized weapons. Yeah, he needs to work on his abs and get some muscle under the arms, but I think he's pretty good. Stane is a nice minifigure too. The Flyer is well built, but you're just buying that for Shuri. The Gauntlet is surprisingly good to me, considering it was an "I don't care" set by the description. I do think it's pretty ridiculous that Lego is going to cheap out on the side of the build specifically and use curved slopes in dark tan instead of metallic. Like you really couldn't have just included two more metallic pieces that you already use in the set? I don't care if it's a budget thing about saving pennies on the dollar; Lego you're just purposefully making ugly sets. Where are the standards? That said, I'll pick this up. Along with some extra slopes! The Endgame battle I think is just ugly, but that's me. It's really really bland, from a build standpoint. Like please Lego Gods, throw some stickers on the side of that van! I don't like that the building is largely spotless and yet there's an odd entirely destroyed section next to it. To me it should either all be destroyed or all spotless. Thanos is questionable. The concept works, but I think the execution on the face lets it down. The head is sunken in a bit, so I think the face print should compensated by being raised up a little bit to get a better focus on the prominent Thanos chin, which currently disappears into the torso. Also the mouth is a weird cross between a smile and a scowl, so again, pick one Lego. I do like the inclusion of studs on the back--could be a signal Lego intends to use this new setup for more characters down the line, hopefully.
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hard to tell frankly, because the castle is covered in watermarks, but this set is, I think, medium for me. Regardless of it including minifigures or minidolls, I did not have any doubt that the build would be very well done, and it appears to be. Is there too much white? Maybe, but I personally think it’s early to judge yay or nay, at least from this photo. To clarify/elaborate my position on minifigures vs minidolls—here in this specific set—I wish they were minifigures. My opinion, since the first rumblings of this set on the horizon, has been: for the sake of “newness” this set must include minifigures. I’m tired of buying the same set over and over again. What makes this castle different than last three? four? Elsa castles we already have—the price and literal scale yes—but what is exclusive? Unique? Why buy this over the others; why buy this if I have the others? And look, that was always going to be a problem because of the subject matter; Elsa’s castle is popular and we’ve understandably received other versions already. That doesn’t mean we cannot or should not have this version. But it means this version should have something more. Something fresh. Inherently, this castle should be empty. Elsa did not conjure up furniture or paintings for the walls. Despite what Lego would have you believe, there is unfortunately no ice cream machine within the castle walls. So how could we add something fresh? Other than by simply making it taller and more expensive? The characters! Minidolls however limit that; Lego for whatever reason, most likely cost, doesn’t want a minidoll set to have more than the bare minimum included. Where is Hans? His exclusion here is egregious. Where is marshmallow? Where is Sven? Why not have the whole gang finally together at last in this, the ultimate Frozen set? Sven has more screen time with the castle than the Snowgies—they’re not even in the movie! Snowgies are here because Lego already made them, rather makes them, for the other multiple current and upcoming Frozen castles! I could ramble about this for a while, and I suspect I will again; I’m clearly very cynical about the Disney (princess) theme. So I’ll end for now with this: set is mmm... 8/10. Lovely box art. Will buy.