Captain Nemo

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  1. 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. :grin:

    But seriously, the worst thing about S2 being potentially canceled is that we’ve already seen it and can never un-see it. :sadnew:


  2. 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. :thumbup:


  3. 35 minutes ago, THELEGOBATMAN said:

    Okay, so? Because *some* people can't watch it, then *everyone* can't discuss it?

    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. 
     



     

     
     

     


  4. 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! 

     

     


  5. 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! :thumbup:


  6. 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. :thumbup:


  7. 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. 


  8. 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! :hmpf_bad:

    The Endgame battle I think is just ugly, but that's me. :grin: 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.


  9. 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. :thumbup:

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  10. Juggernaut's Rampage

    The unstoppable Juggernaut attacks the X-Mansion to enact vengeance upon his stepbrother, Professor X, in this X-Men inspired build. 

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    The X-Men don't get much love from Lego; we've only received a handful of minifigures many years ago now, and nothing is on the horizon. So, I decided to build my own! Juggernaut is one of my favorite characters from that corner of the Marvel universe, and building him as a figure in Lego was always a dream of mine. Or more accurately a nightmare? About 11 months, countless failures, and around 60 hours designing the helmet--and here you go! Lego Juggernaut! 

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    Aside from the creation of Juggernaut himself, my main goal with this build was to replicate the path of destruction he leaves in his wake. Across this three foot long build are multiple examples of catastrophic destruction resulting from the Juggernaut's charge, and this was something really fun to design and implement. It was also a great challenge to see how interesting I could make an empty lawn look! 

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    The Juggernaut's rampage begins outside the Mansion's grounds, where his colossal feet crack the pavement and sidewalks. He first leaps through the outer wall, flattening the poor hedges behind it, before sprinting across the lawn. Craters implode in his wake; not even the bird bath is spared. Wolverine, who was cutting the lawn before the darn mower broke again, is caught by surprise--but he leaps into action immediately to protect the school. 

    And now you're thinking, excuse me Nemo, but Wolverine would not be surprised by the Juggernaut attacking because his superior sense of smell and hearing would alert him to the Juggernaut's presence! ACTUALLY, reader, he would be surprised! Wolverine would NOT hear Juggernaut charging towards him, because he has his noise canceling headphones in and he's listening to popular Japanese pop music! And smell?! Excuse me, but you're not paying attention--Wolverine was just cutting the lawn, and so he's getting nothing but super-wiffs of freshly cut grass, and not the distinct musk of Juggernaut! Well then, ugh, why didn't Wolverine feel the vibrations of the ground when--------Shut up! That's what I say! This is for fun, just go with it! Don't think about it! 

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    I think my favorite detail about all the smashed up bits is the first crater on the lawn. I used brown leaves to create a muddy stamp imbedded in the ground. 

    While Wolverine was cutting the lawn, Nightcrawler was planting flowers (because apparently the upkeep on the X-Mansion is rather demanding). Nightcrawler is likewise surprised by the attack, but instead of jumping in to slow the inevitable: Nightcrawler teleports inside the mansion to push an unsuspecting Jubilee out of the path of Juggernaut's destruction. 

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    Creating the smoke from Nightcrawler's BAMFs! was rather fun. They're largely transparent purple and black, but I also used transparent blue vines. These unfortunately don't exist in trans-purple, but I chose to use them regardless for two reasons: they acted as a great way to show directionality (so viewers could understand the story moments visually) and acted as a fun character nod to Nightcrawler's distinct blue tail. For Nightcrawler I used a custom tail piece (from Brickwarriors) and a custom painted hairpiece. Jubilee uses a custom trench coat. 

    While the hallway is about to be obliterated, the classroom on the opposite side, is for the moment ok. Here Professor X teaches Mutant Genetics with Jean Grey at his side--which is fortunate, as he'll need Jean's help if they want to stop Juggernaut before he destroys the entire building! The classroom features custom stickers I made, which feature a few nods to the larger Marvel universe. 

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    Some other fun details about this build--there's hidden chewed gum on the underside one of the student's desks, and that bench outside is have just the worst day. So all in all, this is not really a pro-chair build, in my opinion. 

     

     The Juggernaut

    I've made many many character builds over the years, and I would honestly say this was one of most difficult ones to design, entirely because of the head. Building character heads is always a challenge and generally it is the most difficult part of a character to design, but this was, just yeesh. Having a partially visible face inside a round dome helmet was just a nightmare!

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    So it was an arduous process scattered over many months to eventually come off with a satisfying design. I'm actually really really happy with the mouth and chin. The fleshy chin was late addition, but I think it really pulls it together (which is great because I chose to had to buy an entire Lego Mario starter pack just to get those two tile pieces, like now). Also, bit of a behind the curtains story, but you may notice the little gap between the eyes on the helmet. This is unwanted mathematical problem, in that the 1x1 technic bricks when attached by pins (to an internal 1x4 technic brick) and aligned sideways, do not unfortunately perfectly line up--hence the vertical gap. Little math problems are often frustrating when building characters; so if they happen to be unavoidable, I feel it's best to lean in. I used a 1x2 round palate just above the technic bricks (alongside a 1x2 plate) to accentuate the unintentional gap to create an intentional "crack". Or rather the appearance of one, and the story possibilities that come along with it. I hid the gap by putting it front and center!     

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    That said, the head design was a process, but the rest of him went rather smoothly. Most of the body was built in a day, which is sort of how it goes with character building--there's always that first hurtle and then just a nice downhill to the finish line. The really unique thing about this figure is the heavy use of light nougat (flesh) pieces--which is very uncommon. Having the flesh tone was really important to me, so I could bring the character to life, and I used as much as I could...which is basically every piece you see! There's not many pieces in flesh and these are basically all of them. I had no idea that it would work by the way; I was only focused on the helmet, so I didn't design or consider really anything for the body (other than the big-fig arms which I knew I would use somehow) until I had a suitable head. The fact that the two exact Large Figure Pieces that I ended up needing actually existed in light flesh was entirely the work of divine intervention! That was not at all planned, I'm just really really lucky! 

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    This Juggernaut figure is highly poseable and also dummy thicc. He's obviously larger than a big-figure, and larger than he should canonically be, but once I made his giant cute boots I just didn't care! Screw it! He features lots of useable joints at the arms and shoulders, he swivels at the waist, and can move his head left to right and forward and back. Other bits: I did leave off, or rather strategically chose to omit, his third arm band(s)--both because it was super difficult to design something that would match the first two yet still wrap around the bigfig arms, and because it would have seriously obstructed the poseability of the arms either way. Also while heavy he is shockingly sturdy. Aside from the full build where he's attached to the lawn; in every other photo he stands entirely unaided, whether on two feet or one, running or walking, carrying multiple heroes or not.

     

    Anyways, that's it. I hope you enjoyed this rambling a bit. And darn it Lego--MAKE MORE X-MEN! Why do I have to do it?! 

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    Thanks!


  11. Please remember that this is a Lego discussion thread not an MCU news thread. 

    We've not had to deal with Marvel movie spoilers for a while now (for obvious reasons), so I think we could all use a refresher as these shows and films start to pickup steam: this thread is for Lego Marvel discussion first and foremost. With that comes the acknowledged urge to talk about the source material; however that's not the purpose for this thread. We have many many members and guests dropping into this thread, and myself and the other Licensed moderators ask that you be respectful and mindful of spoilers because of that--when people click on this thread they expect to see Lego discussion, not the plot points to the ending of Endgame.   

     

    If you feel it is necessary/relevant to discuss MCU plot or news (like castings or otherwise) please use spoiler tags. There's an easy to click button right up top when typing up your comment, it takes two seconds. Please use that for any suspicious material. You know that that material is, because you know as MCU fans when something is "HUGE" and a big deal. Use spoiler tags please. 

     

    BUT also please first consider if that non-Lego MCU news even needs to be discussed here in the first place. This is about Lego Marvel. So before you post, please ask yourself if this MCU topic you bring up is truly relevant now to Lego Marvel. 

    Thanks! :thumbup:

     


  12. What even is this wave? :laugh:

    I like all the components, but as a single wave I think this stuff will look rather crazy on the shelves. But I’m highly impressed by the variety the HP wave is bringing for a licensed theme (compared to others). 
     

    But now I just have to make my own giant figures! More flesh colored pieces please! Bit surprised they didn’t throw in extra pieces to make a Ron head though, like the buildable minions that were “build 2” but contained the option to build a third character with an extra set. 


  13. Boo! Boo I say! 
     

    Make something NEW DC Lego! Why do I even bother with you?! Don’t just make a better version of an overpriced questionably designed Batmobile I already bought, just so I can buy it again (for reasons?) Also please continue to not bother making more accurate minifigures when given the opportunity to do so, I love that you continue to give every Batman figure white eyes, especially for the SECOND 66 Batman, white eyes for which he is most known for, and not those slightly less iconic holes cut in his cowl which constantly shifted during episodes so as to hilariously clearly obstruct his vision. 

    Internet—wake me up when we start getting DC sets again that don’t include Batman, Joker, and 4 to 8 tires. 


    :blush: 
    Sorry. I just can’t with this theme anymore. 


  14. There really is no need to discuss/argue about the film in this thread, because we don’t have any new sets to go along with it. 
     

    This thread is for Lego set discussion—if you want to discuss the actual film, please take that over to Culture & Multimedia. 
     

    Thanks! :thumbup: