Mandalorianknight

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  1. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I 100% agree. Even if someone doesn't like the wave, it's no excuse to be rude to people who do. And of course there's the bitterness about a comparative lack of prequel sets at the end, as usual. I'm going to try to explain this one last time, @PreVizsla. The reason there's only OT system sets this wave is because (aside from the mando set, which I don't see anyone complaining about) they're doing the new way to make cheaper sets. It does not matter what your personal opinion is on your favorite films, the OT x-wing and tie are objectively the two most well-known star wars ships alongside the millenium falcon, so it's clearly the objective best choice for two sets to show off the new style. I'm honestly not even sure that the shuttle is part of the new style, seeing as it's about the same size, but regardless, it's a very iconic vehicle that was due for a remake. Sure, the figure count for the shuttle isn't great, but overall this new style is actually very good for figure counts. The new x-wing and tie have the same figure counts as the 2020 x-wing and tie, except they're half the price. By choosing the two most iconic vehicles in SW to spearhead the new style, lego ensures that these will sell well, which bodes well for getting more in the future. This would obviously include prequel sets. Have patience, overall this wave is very promising for getting more prequel sets and figures at lower prices. Imagine how good of a set grievous's starfighter would have been had it been slightly smaller...and $40. That's the future of sets this wave will lead to if it sells well. Yeah, I don't get the complaints about him being in the shuttle. This is the cheapest globally available retail set he's been in for about 3 years, I think (vader transformation being the last). Yeah, but clearly that isn't realistic, with them being the 1999 versions with giant "20" prints on the back. The only one there that really works for kids is the vader since the skin tone isn't yellow and he's got a cape covering the back print. as @NeutralNoodle says, the last time that normal versions of them were available in the same wave was five years ago.
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    [MOC] Krayt Dragon hunt on Tatooine

    This was made almost two years ago...it's impossible for it to have been based on mando.
  3. Mandalorianknight

    Future Star Wars Sets

    @ArrowBricks please don't go work for lego or I'll go broke from buying all those sets! Great list, the sets all sound great! I'll quickly jot down my own mandalorian wave, that I may or may not be about halfway through rendering sets of. Fair warning, some are for season one but there are MINOR SPOILERS for season 2 episodes 1-5, mainly character appearances. Microfighters: Razor Crest ($9.99): The Mandalorian (episode 1-2 armor) TIE outlander ($9.99): TIE fighter pilot (gideon would likely be kept for a more expensive set) Kuill vs ITT ($19.99): Kuill on a Blurrg and a death trooper on an ITT Battle packs: Imperial Remnant troopers ($14.99): 2x stormtroopers and a scout trooper with new prints, incinerator stormtrooper. Builds are a speeder bike and a bit of terrain. Boat attack ($14.99): Koska Reeves, Axe Woves, and 2 quarren pirates. Build is a bit of the boat with the pit the mammacore goes into. Other sets: Duel on Corvus ($19.99): Ahsoka Tano, Spear Lady. Build is a bit of the garden with the pool, I think it'd be an interesting build. The forge ($24.99): Build of the forge, with the mythosaur skull, console, table, camtono, etc. Comes with The Armorer and two stormtroopers. Tusken Truce ($29.99, 501st type): Brick-built bantha, cobb's speeder, and mando speeder (more accurately sized than encounter on tatooine) with the mandalorian (season 2), Cobb Vanth, and 2 tuskens. Trexler Marauder ($49.99): Trexler Marauder (that thing that looks like an ITT) with Cara Dune, Greef Karga, the Mythrol, and a scout trooper. TIE outlander ($69.99): TIE outlander with Moff Gideon, a TIE pilot, mortar stormtrooper, stormtrooper, and Bo-Katan Arquitens Cruiser ($129.99): Moff Gideon's Arquitens with interior bridge, command chamber, and dark trooper prep room with Moff Gideon, 2x dark trooper, comms officer, Dr Pershing, 2x imperial crew, The mandalorian (season 2 armor), and the Child. Remaining season 2 set (unknown price): I'm leaving a set open in case I come up with a set for the remaining few episodes)
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    [MOC] 53 CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY

    This is on par with the return of Max Rebo in the lego holiday special. This is a great moc, I really love the Tahu mask on the AT-AT cockpit. Bionicle lives on...
  5. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    This. Arm and leg printing is almost always better than plain clothes from a detail standpoint. However, on many characters it's not necessary, and there are better allocations of resources than, say, printing a crease or two on ROTJ luke's legs. So most characters would look better with arm/leg printing from a detail standpoint, but the improvement would be small or almost impossible to even notice. but what if the font is really small, now you can't see me wishlisting! Mwahahahahahaha Why do you think that? We still have about the same number of 1hy sets this year. Remember, there's at least 5 sets that haven't yet been revealed for 1hy: 3 helmets, probe droid, and the 1hy UCS. And who's to say that more surprises aren't in store for 1hy 2021? If I remember correctly we didn't know final dual and the IT-S were coming until shortly before they leaked.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Even better for the pattern, then. This was me with, ironically...pilot luke. I kid you not. There's heavy speculation as I believe star wars action figures of other brands than hasbro leaked. Diamond select, maybe? Anyway, if that's true then the contract likely changed in such a way that lego could do just figures again.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I don't think lego works 3 years in advance on their system sets. I don't even know if there is much concept art for the 2023 film (we don't yet know if it's a trilogy), seeing as there's been almost no info on it and they keep announcing and cancelling trilogies (game of thrones guys trilogy, maybe rian johnson's I forget if that's still happening, etc) I don't remember if I ever had a set with vader's old helmet mold. On the other hand, i had an absurd amount of the old chewbaccas without printing.
  8. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Overruled! With the new scale they're trying, there's no doubt that an ANH x-wing and TIE are the two best options. They are the two most iconic vehicles in star wars. No question. As for how many times he shows up, it's because he's essential to two iconic vehicles, snowspeeder and OT x-wing, and he's usually in a third. Fun fact: I didn't have a pilot luke until 2018, and I had to bricklink a head and helmet because the 2018 one had that awful duel molded one. Yeah, it'll be a UCS vehicle. 2HY D2Cs have gone (I think): Assault on Hoth (reason for the creation of the MBS label), UCS falcon, MBS Betrayal at Bespin, UCS star destroyer, MBS cantina. So maybe next we'll get a UCS AT-AT or something? Yeah, when I was younger I had to hunt down a magnet set for han, and my luke was the celebration character from some book's head and hair on a voldermort body with an ahsoka lightsaber. I believe I was only able to get Leia from a magnet, too.
  9. Mandalorianknight

    Future Star Wars Sets

    Welcome back! All of those sets sound great, I especially like the Tie outlander and Krayt dragon ideas. Fun fact about the AAT: If you purchase a few and sell off the ahsoka and clone figures from them, you can easily sell the figures for enough to average $2 per tank and droids. It's insane. I've only got a few right now, I'm waiting for them to become more easily available to people and to see if the figure prices stay.
  10. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    To play devil's advocate to the devil's advocate (angel's advocate?), based off the sets made nothing required a new mold besides the new molds they already made. What figure that could realistically be in an ANH Tie fighter, ANH x-wing, or Imperial shuttle could use a new mold? Aside from maybe a new obscure ewok in the shuttle, there's nothing. That's....not entirely implausible... after all, there were plenty of side builds in the cantina (other landspeeders, smaller building, etc) that could have been luke's landspeeder, and we know for a fact that the cantina was in production long before the other 2020 sets. An Endor set isn't super implausible, though it might be a normal set and not an MBS since we tend to get those every other year. Even if you think that it's an improvement upon the old one (which most people seem to think it isn't), it was changed back two years before this wave, so it's not exactly this wave's "fault" per se.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    I was stumped on how to make a good kessel set, this would be pretty good. Segwa is the old wookie, right? As cool as it would be, a UCS lego motorized AT-AT is, from a physics standpoint, impossible. There are a few MOCs of UCS AT-ATs, but they're usually massive and require some glue applications to be stable (Cavegod's excellent MOC comes to mind). When you throw in the space that would need to be created in the legs and "hips" for motorized elements, it's impossible to keep it structurally integral at that scale with lego. Even if it was possible to create that space, the weight factor alone would cause the motors to either not work or the build to collapse. I've done all the films, so here comes a wave for each show. Clone wars gets 2, since the Seige of Mandalore was basically a movie. Clone wars (excluding SoM) wave: Microfighters: V-19 torrent ($9.99): Clone pilot (p1) Hyena bomber ($9.99): b1 rocket battle droid Ahsoka's ETA-2 starfighter vs vulture droid ($19.99): Ahsoka tano (seasons 3-5), Buzz droid (x2) Battle packs: Clone legions ($14.99): 2x clone shiny (p2), coruscant guard (p2), 212th trooper (p2). Build is an accurately sized AT-RT. Separatist droids ($14.99): 4x b1 battle droid, 2x b2 battle droid, 1x buildable crab droid (small), 1x buildable droidika, 1x buildable dwarf spider droid. Duel: Duel on Mandalore ($19.99): Build of some of the mandalore throne room with savage Opress, Maul, and Sideous. Other sets: Battle of Kamino ($29.99, 501st style): kamino platform with explode features, comes with 2x p1 shinies, p1 501st trooper, p1 212th trooper, and 2 brick-built aqua droids. Tank droid attack ($39.99): Large snail tank droid build with some terrain that has on it clone barricades and an E-web predecessor. Comes with 2x b1 battle droids, Mace Windu, Ponds (p1), and Anakin Skywalker (seasons 1-2). Clone Wars Dogfight ($79.99): Build of a republic z-95 starfighter and a small vulture droid. Comes with 2x p2 clone pilots (warthog and a normal pilot), Obi-wan kenobi (seasons 3-7), commander cody (p2), count dooku, and a droidika. 501st Gunship ($119.99): LAAT gunship in 501st colors with an accurately sized AT-RT that can fit in the back. Figures are 2 501st p2 clone pilots, Rex, Fives, 2x 501st troopers, a 501st ARF trooper, anakin (seasons 3-6), and 2 umbaran soldiers. The Malevolence ($159.99): Large Malevolence cruiser with interior bridge, hyperdrive, corridor, and microscale versions of the maglev train area and hanger. Figures are Grievous, Kenobi (seasons 1-2), Padme, Ahsoka (seasons 1-2), 2x magnaguard, 2x b1 battle droid, plo koon, and 2x p1 wolfpack troopers. Helmets: Clone trooper ($69.99): p1 clone trooper helmet with some extra tiles to change the markings. Battle droid ($49.99): UCS: UCS Y-wing (clone wars): comes with anakin (seasons 1-2, arm printing), Rex (p1, arm printing), and r2-d2 (swiveling head and third leg).
  12. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I seem to remember the normal ones having that same issue, but the one in the dark brown suit has a serious tan, where the skin print better matches the skin tone of kanan It's not like the budget is exclusively for figure parts. Maybe the reason the budget seems a bit less this year is because of stuff like this. After all, some theme has to use part of their budget for a new mold, and given that they've only shown up in the x-wing so far, it's somewhat likely that it'll only be in this set/star wars sets in 1HY, therefore being a new mold for the star wars theme and taking part of the budget. Besides, what possible new molds do the figures this wave need? (or any figures that would likely show up in these sets, for that matter). IMO these new parts are much more important to the theme than, say, a new mold for dodanna's hair. I think for the 2019 overwatch set the budget was still taken out of star wars as it was created for that set.
  13. Mandalorianknight

    Updating Your Minifigs

    Shhhh.... don't tell anyone, the bricklink prices on that part/figure will go up! Good catch, I actually don't mind paying a few bucks for that figure/hairpiece as Cara Dune is one of my favorite characters and that hair really does work perfectly for her.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I went back and figured out the exact numbers a few days ago, the conclusion I came to was if you exclude the battle packs the amount of new prints/molds/etc in 1hy 2020 is only slightly more than 1hy 2021. So aside from the case of the missing battle packs, it's not a huge example of a decline in quality. (remember, the x-wing itself has multiple new molds) I've never played overwatch but I'm going to take from this that she isn't an alien with chalk-white skin? Regarding the set reveals: The juniors x-wing is pretty nice for a juniors set, it could really use a new cockpit mold but other than that I could see the average 4-7 year old buying it. It's also good that it comes with poe (is that a new print for the helmet or same as 2016) and every kid's favorite merchandisable character, BB-8. The shuttle itself looks to be a slight improvement over the 2015 set, and while the PPP isn't great, look at the number of large parts, people! It's certainly got much better value than grievous's starfighter as some are comparing it too. The figure selection isn't great, I think a single officer (jerjerrod) or extra pilot could have made this a really solid set, but as is it's not bad at all. I have no doubt that luke's lightsaber will be the correct color in the actual set, and I'm 50/50 on whether or not vader keeps arm printing.
  15. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Yeah. It's going from "what does the lego community want" to "what is mandrproductions going to tell his fans he wants". This is a problem with any poll in which there are prominent members of the community (the minecraft poll being a good example), but in the lego community MandR is the only one that pressures his fans to vote a certain way.