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  1. ChocolateCrisps

    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I can see where you're coming from, but in this case: yes, I do really believe that. Were this a careful, measured decision involving TLG's legal department, it would have taken days to come together. Instead it took hours. From what I know, there's no way a large company can make decisions that fast unless one or two executives decide to just force a decision. So yes, I believe that this is a knee-jerk reaction by a few higher-ups without appropriate thought or discussion, in response to some publicised outrage by a small group. Had Lego taken a couple of weeks to come out with their response, and given detailed, thought out reasons for why this set was designed in the first place and what then made them change their minds about releasing it, then I would agree that this was really TLG re-examining their decisions and changing their approach. But they didn't.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Wow. I assumed when this all blew up that they might make this a limited release or rebrand it, I never thought they'd outright cancel it. As has already been said on here, possibly this set with the license should not have been designed in the first place. However, it did, and as fans have shown with the pretty strong arguments that have been made for this, it certainly is possible to justify the choices that were made in the development of this set, even if they were a little unprecedented in Lego's history. Had Lego decided to stand by their own decision making, it would have been possible to respond to this in a way that would satisfy all but the few who originally sparked this off. But what happens now? Small groups of angry people can force Lego to completely throw out years of work overnight, without any room for reasoned debate or any form of compromise? That's quite frankly ridiculous!
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Set 60021 made it past Bell's radar a few years back - so perhaps they should have just repeated that approach from the start!
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    Need help on "reverse-engineering" part of a model without instructions

    Not sure how much it will help, but I just dug out my copy of the magazine and scanned a slightly higher res version of the image:
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    The Brothers Brick has just uploaded another interview with the designers. It's interesting to see that some of the omissions (the monkey for example) were simply a result of the parts being out of production! It also once again makes it clear how much a labour of love this amazing set was, for all three of the people who were heavily involved with it!
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    I don't quite see how you're reaching these conclusions. With the exception of the colours and the precise execution of the details, this set is almost identical to the IDEAS submission. I understand that that gives it a different aesthetic, which may not please some people...but to say that there's 0% similarity simply isn't true! As far as I can tell, every single one of the original creator's ideas has made it to the final set - plus some from the designers themselves! The set's designers provided this animation of the design process to New Elementary, and it makes it pretty clear exactly how every step of the development occured. Aside from the final colour choices, this set is just a direct evolution of the original submission, and to say otherwise simply makes no sense!
  7. Hasbro have just renewed their Disney licenses. I guess the action figure lines weren't "on the brink of collapse" after all.
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    Vote for next UCS at Lego ideas

    @TeriXeri @jdubbs Thanks for pointing that 50% figure out, I must have missed it in my excitement! That's quite the win for the Gunship, but I wonder how much difference there was between the other two. If the Neb had a significant lead, then I'd imagine that's curtains for the Bomber, at least in UCS scale.
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    Vote for next UCS at Lego ideas

    Very glad to see that the Gunship won, I've always been a huge fan of it and a UCS one could be amazing! There are a couple of things to note from the blog though: "It’s time for the designers here at LEGO Group to get designing!" and " We will be revealing more information next year onwards" both seem to imply that none of these sets had at least been prototyped in advance, and we'll be waiting a long time to actually see the Gunship complete. Also the blog doesn't seem to mention the actual vote counts anywhere, only the positions. It would be interesting to see how much difference there was between the three entrants - it would be good to see at least the Nebulon B get a release as well, if it gathered enough interest!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    @Mizyaz What youtuber was that? I can't find videos from anyone other than the usual Lego fan channels with a quick search. On another note, this whole vote and the discussions around it seem to be taking the nature of modern politics. Always looking for something to blame for the result of the vote, rather than accepting that people may want different things to you. It's somewhat pathetic really. Personally, I want the Gunship to win, and if it does it will be my first UCS set no matter what scale it ends up being. I'd be fine with the Nebulon B winning too, but there's no chance I'd ever buy it. Does that make me less of a Star Wars fan? Going from this and other threads on the internet, it seems like it.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Couldn't the same be said for the Nebulon B? At this stage we have no idea how many people have actually voted in this poll, or how many of them would buy any of these sets.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Interesting to see Lego asking fans for their input again - hopefully this continues with the more collector-oriented sets in future. Personally I voted for the Gunship, as it's one of my all-time favourite vehicle designs and previous minifig-scale sets have had to make compromises that a UCS one wouldn't. A decently sized and detailed UCS Gunship really would be an amazing representation of one of the more beloved Star Wars vehicles, so I hope to see it win! I do definitely see where the Nebulon-B crowd are coming from though, as it's certainly an interesting (although more obscure) design that's unlikely to see release in any other form. Hopefully sooner or later Lego will get all the sets from this poll done, but I suppose it may depend on how polarised the results end up being.
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    LEGO Creator 2019 - Rumors, Discussion, and Speculation

    Hopefully someone posts a picture of the parts list that's usually on the Creator boxes - that should give an answer.
  14. It's a free program that can be downloaded from various sites on the internet, although it also requires a 3D modelling software (e.g. Blender, 3ds Max, etc.) in order to access the models. This site has links to everything you need along with a tutorial on using it. I hope that helps you.
  15. Would you mind clarifying exactly what you're asking for, please?