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  1. toastergrl

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I believe it was confirmed during the Steamboat Willie reaction that new molds for Ideas have been possible since Doctor Who, the bill just needed to be footed by another department (Dimensions and CMF) rather than themselves. They still kept the rule of "no proposals that require new molds" so that if nobody wants to pick it up a proposal that'd otherwise sell wouldn't fall at the last hurdle. We going to see a Sesame Street CMF in short order, then..?
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    [MOC] Super Mario - Motorized Bullet Bill Blaster

    That's a really great approach. I didn't quite get the appeal of LEGO Mario's digital aspect at first, but I can see that it really helps with MOCs like these. Maybe I just need to get into power functions :P
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Huh, that's interesting. I thought it was rumoured that the Seasame Street set would be the next to be revealed. Guess that was wrong! Not that I'm complaining - the Piano is definitely one of the concepts I've been looking forward to, even if it's not exactly the kind of thing I'd want to display. Anything with mechanical arrangement in System is particularly delicious.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Typewriter's my favourite of the ones that got picked, and I totally love the idea of the Home Alone set but probably not enough for the sheer cost of that big house, but I'm totally struck by how much of a miss Seinfeld is. Is it really that popular worldwide? It has zero cultural impact over here, versus something F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Big Bang Theory being strong examples of the genre. A huge shame about BIONICLE and Ratatouille as well, but what can you do - two solid picks out of three is a pretty solid spread already. In any case, congrats to everyone that made it, and condolences to the ones that didn't!
  5. Yeah, I was going to say - the Simpsons being on air for decades and being shown in so many different countries has almost certainly done incalcuable harm to the PR image of LEGO's "yellow is race-neutral" stance. No matter how consistent and well-intentioned LEGO have been with their intent, intent isn't a watertight defense against some major outside context like that. In my eyes, if LEGO were to consider fighting this outside brand deterioration a lost cause, leaning into that approach would be the least disruptive thing they could do. It'd prevent another overwhelmingly base-breaking moment like the introduction of the standard fleshies or bley in that it'd maintain a large deal of compatibility with pre-existing collections, and not have a major increase in development/storage costs. Having the several-step spectrum go from tradtional yellow to the existing fleshie reddish-brown, so those faces can be used across both licensed and unlicensed themes, would be the smart thing to do. As an experimental extra potentially incorporate some sort of skintone randomisation in sets (or at least Build A Minifig stations), where the shade of bonce differs between multiple uses of the same faceprint. That of course comes with a whole heaping of caveats, including the fact that it would cast serious shade (pun not intended) on previous lines. The current situation of incorporating multiple cultures' features, outfits and other details into yellow figures with a focus on not being an unrepresentative caricature has a lot going for it, and I think it's an admirable approach, but the damage is done and I think there's a real chance they might finally decide to rip the band-aid off and take a move towards something like the second paragraph... maybe not this decade, but the one after? You never know.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I was almost thinking the opposite - that they're leaving the door open to call things early and start a smaller session with slightly less time assigned to it? Admittely it'd still potentially be more throughput than usual, but it might prevent so many Ideas being considered in the same moment. Thank you very much ^u^
  7. toastergrl

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    The blog post is up! No sign of any changes to the system, so maybe they're waiting to see how things go for the next one - but of potential note is that while the January writeup told us the end of the session was today, this one doesn't tell us when the end of the session beginning today is. Keeping their options open..?
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    That's pretty interesting to know. Guess I know my Ideas history less than I thought, considering I was under the impression the previous max was 12 (the last session of 2019!) - I followed the site's western launch a lot in its earliest Minecraft and Portal days (RIP to the latter project... ), but was off the ball until relatively recently. As expected, the submission period for the first review session of 2020 is over, since all the projects have been progressed to the "In Review" stage. Blog post likely forthcoming later, it'll be interesting to see whether there'll be any special handling of this session due to how jam-packed it is or potential changes to the Ideas format as a consequence.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    The review sessions begin in waves of every four months, regardless of when they have their results announced. The last one was January 6th, and the newspost for that one announced the next cut-off date will be May 4th. So that's 26 in total with no last-minute additional upset forthcoming, since there's no fast-moving projects near the top of the list at current. What a wild ride! Congratulations to the most recent people whose projects have reached 10k - including Disneybrick55, who is probably the first person to have two projects in one review session..!?
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Well, 23 now - @brettcuv got their updated Iron Giant design to 10k a second(!!) time after its previous rejection. Major congrats, and best of luck this time around!
  11. toastergrl

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Congrats @Hickernator and ThomasW (he's not on Eurobricks as far as I'm aware). I don't necessarily agree that if the one from the previous session doesn't make it, this one won't. Maybe they have a good discussion with the IP holder but figured that a train would be a better sell than a house filled with crossdressing musicians, which is a progressive concept but maybe not considered appropriate for the LEGO brand? It's definitely 22, I've been counting with friends as we go along and get closer and closer to the cut-off date. I also don't see Untitled Goose Game listed twice on my end.
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    LEGO Monkie Kid 2020

    Okay, I adore these. Mei's one of my favourite minifig designs for sure, but this is like... the Ninjago Movie 2 toyline squared, with a varied cast of protagonist characters rather than colour-coded sentai ninjas? Definitely looking forward to this.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    jonwil probably thinks that because the original pitch for that model didn't include any figures in it, and the other "Matt Groening cinematic universe" cartoon (shut up I don't know what else to call the group :P ) had unique head molds which definitely couldn't be done through Ideas due to limitations on new tooling. It would totally damage the appeal of the set because I'm sure not a single person who gave the project a support thought the absence of figures was anything but a negative, but I could absolutely see it happening if the set was selected fo production as a possibility.
  14. toastergrl

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Congrats to the creator of the waterfall! They're probably not a Eurobricks member, but if they do end up seeing this I might as well be curteous. It's a lovely design, especially with the flowing water bricks and the explorer stuff and mineshaft around it. Thank you! Fingers crossed all goes well and we can coexist - I'd love to be able to add both to my shelves :P At risk of repeating myself, how many projects this review session is accumulating is downright unprecedented and a little scary. ^u^;;
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Yeah, agreed Vilhelm22. Congrats @ExeSandbox - this is an absolute corker and even at risk to my own project I definitely think it's a very, very solid concept that deserves to be picked up. What a meteoric rise for sure!