Retro Brick Reviews

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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Neither seem super likely unless LEGO Indy goes on for quite a few years, but imo the Coronado makes more sense and would just be a cooler set. A more memorable scene, better and more unique minifigs, great opportunity for cool play features, AND a unique artifact? Sign me up!
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    While there are tons of sets LEGO could and should make for Temple and Crusade, imo most of what's left of Raiders either wouldn't make for very good sets (Map Room has no real play opportunities and would just be a tan room with a city microbuild [could be a neat GWP tho], Bantu Wind is a massive ship from an uninteresting scene and isn't very iconic) or would go against LEGO's standards (The Raven blatantly depicts alcohol, they would never make a realistic Nazi U-Boat, Opening the Ark scene is way too violent). Imo they could satisfy me on Raiders by doing a remake of the truck scene that includes the staff car with Belloq (in his white suit), Toht, and Dietrich. Other sets would be nice of course, but after the two Raiders sets we're getting this year that's the only other Raiders scene I'd want more than new sets from Temple or Crusade.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not sure of I'd agree with that. While KotCS got the most sets overall in the original run, they were mostly all focused on the jungle scenes. We never got anything from the first act of the movie (Area 51, rocket car, college chase, the fridge), and most people would agree the first act is the best part of Crystal Skull. Imo the Area 51 opener could make for a really great larger set, with a nice Area 51 playset and one of the Russian trucks from the chase scene.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    While obviously there are some people who legitimately hate the idea of aliens in IJ, I've always thought the majority of distaste for that particular beat was mostly just leftover hate for the Star Wars prequels.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Agreed. I definitely understand why it's the black sheep, but to be perfectly honest I'd rather watch the entirety of KotCS than one scene featuring Willie Scott. Hopefully we'll get a Crystal Skull set in 2024 (because I'd bet money this theme continues into next year at least unless these sets completely bomb).
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Interesting. Iirc the same was the case for the first wave of the Harry Potter reboot in 2018 (which was also a wave of all remakes that shortly preceded a wave of sets for a new franchise addition). I imagine it could be like that line, where it was a timed exclusive for the first several months until it was clear the sets were a success, at which point they became more available.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    So I was just thinking about some of the other LEGO 2023 sets to see if there was anything that could be applicable to LEGO Indy or vice-versa, and I recalled that the upcoming LEGO Sonic sets will apparantly feature a new large ball element to represent the spindash from that series, along with (presumably based from the description) new pieces to allow the ball to stay on and roll through a course. Is it possible we could see this system (or at least the ball) make an early appearance in 77105 for the Boulder chase section of the diorama?
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Right now it goes for about $20 in good condition. I know because earlier today I went on Bricklink to see if it'd be worth it to sell mine
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Honestly, I think a new piece for Mola Ram's headdress is likely. The sides of the headdress don't come over his face in the movie like they do on the 2009 minifig, and the existing cattle horns are the completely wrong shape and length. They'll likely do a new piece with built-in, accurate horns. As for the Idol, they probably will keep the same piece, but since this is 2023 I fully expect them to cheap out and just put it in pearl gold rather than the painted metallic gold of the original.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Interesting that the rumor states the diorama will have "3 sections": maybe they'll be set at 45⁰ angles like in the 2008 set? That could also explain why this one apparently includes two quote tiles, have the LEGO Indy logo tile on the center section and one quote each for the left and right sections.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good point. At least Kingnono managed to string people along for a couple months.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I heavily doubt it'll be this or the DH2 scene. Up to now every set that features any Hogwarts expansion has had "Hogwarts" in the set name, it'd be really strange to change that now. My money's on a diorama of the lake scene from PoA, that's the only scene where the actual phrase "Expecto Patronum" is iconic enough to the scene to be the title of the set.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    With such a high price I could see the Expecto Patronum being our first HP diorama. Otherwise, I don't see how it could reach $65 regardless of which film it's based on.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, you're probably right. LEGO hasn't made any steel skeletons since 2014, and even then they were actually just light bluish-gray.
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    Indiana Jones 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    As much as I'd love a new Temple Escape, to me it really doesn't seem likely. The original was only 550 pieces, and, while a new version would undoubtedly have more detail, I don't really see how they could TRIPLE the piece count, especially since there isn't really an iconic exterior. Not to mention there's only a handful of characters in the opening sequence to include as minifigures. Personally, I think the scene would work better as an 18+ diorama at around $100 (which is also the max cost I could see them pushing for a playset version), but that's just me. As for our $160 mystery set, I see only 3 sequences that could really fill that cost: Castle Brunwald, the Temple of the Holy Grail, and the Akator Temple. (I'm excluding the Circus Train, as I imagine that if we're getting an Indy train this year it's more likely to be the Indy 5 train.)