The Island Chronicles

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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    I don't think they'll complain. Why? Because if children want a planet explorers set, they won't care if its badged under NOVA. They're going to say "Mommy, can we get this!". I'm not saying axe the explorers themes entirely. I'm just saying don't make them under City. It may cost a handful of dollars but as a business student, I can tell you that most big investments are worth the trouble and the pain in the end.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Another recommendation I made on Fscebook was LEGO buying the NOVA license. Then selling explorers sets under that theme.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Well guess what shorty! Until my freedom of speech on social media has been taken away, I'll speak as I find. And considering that the disastrous outcome of the last two police themes (mountain and sky) had a hard time leaving the shelves according to sources that I'm not at liberty to speak of, I find that the theme needs improvement.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Considering that he works st the division in Enfield..... he wouldn't really know much. Denmark is where the magic happens.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Probably for money....and I think coast guard practically took over that judging from the scenery on promos.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    2020 would be classic police year. The year that new fire sets come out, classic police usually comes out the year following and fire has been released already for 2019. So I doubt that fire will be making more sets for 2020. Though I'd be shocked if it were to actually happen. Most definitely classic police next year.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Yes! Eliminating the artificial divide was what I was talking about. I also love those ideas, especially the carnival subtheme. They have a fairground people pack. So a carnival subtheme had so much potential. I love the idea of subthemes overlapping each other. I was thinking about also adding a transit police set to the Metro Transit subtheme - which will extend police services to the transit system like they do in real life. Of course airport will need airport security and the park will need its rangers on horses. Now marketing police in that way I don't have an issue with. But that would just be set dressing. No emphasis.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Those I like. Why do I agree with you? Once again, the explorers themes don't belong. They aren't helping City's case. I know someone who works for the company and he believes that shoehorning them into City is pointless. I am a very harsh and exacting person. Things have to fit in perfectly and actually belong or I want nothing to do with it. That's kinda how I feel for City. In regards to the emergency sets; forest police/fire, swap police, mountain police and sky police felt forced. You can clearly tell that those were built simply for City to get a bonus - hence why the LC employee that I know told me that they didn't do very well. BACKFIRE!!!!! Elite Police and Prison Island didn't really do well either. But I actually like those. Though I would've called Elite Police - SWAT instead. Since that's basically what it was. I also love your ideas. It's about time the construction subtheme made a comeback. I would like a Downtown and a Civilian subtheme. But the one I really want to see is a subtheme that establishes the transit system in LEGO City. City has done very well with buses and they have so much potential with that. I know they can make a tidy bundle (perhaps as much as they make with police and fire sets) with such a subtheme. Kids love buses and trains too. In my opinion, they should've started doing this year's rescue theme instead of this year's police theme. The IDEA of sky police should've been axed for this year, making fire THE rescue theme for this year. I'd be all for that. 2019 - Fire and EMS - I do wish they started doing the paramedic sets again. 2020 - Classic Police 2021 - Coast Guard (which also sells) ...and it would continue to rotate like that. City would flourish even more with that.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Do you work for Lego? If not, I wouldn't jump the gun. I'll keep hope alive as long as I live and when I start my career with Lego (it's a plan of mine), I'm going to fix the city theme up good. That way everyone is happy. So yeah.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Ninjago is already ahead of you on that. But I do want to see what would happen if City took a break from emergency and explorers sets for one year. Instead focusing on vital civilian infrastructure and transport for that year. Two results would come out of that. Chaos from no police sets or high demands for a much bigger variety than we have now.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Very true. You can't get rid of City. But it needs improvement though. Like I said....do away with its subthemes for one thing.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Oh. Sorry about that.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Both. Remember the Town/City Center theme from the late 90s to early 2000s? Everything worked together. There were no subthemes that separated the sets. That's what made it awesome. Everything about City will be great again. Kid fans will be happy because they still get emergency sets and adult/teen fans will be happy because nothing is emphasized over the other. Nah. City is a Lego theme just like the others. Nothing different.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Truthfully speaking...and I speak from the heart on this. The idea of subthemes should be done away with. Once that's done, a major reshuffle/redo should be underway. More emphasis on buildings and infrastructure with some vehicles on the side. Heck! I'd even add random buildings like a news station or a school. That's what made the old Town theme so awesome. You know they won't sell but you make them anyway. Now kids are happy and some older fans may have some nostalgia from the way city sets used to be in the late 90s.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    What I'm saying is that all the explorers themes should be put under one title. It's called nationalizing. Arctic, Volcano, Deep Sea Divers, Space, Mining and Jungle would all unify under one theme called "LEGO Explorers". I said nothing about how they should be put in their own themes. I was simply making a reference to older sets when I said that. Doing that now would be a waste of time.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    Arctic, Outback, Launch Command, etc were their own themes then. They were just subsidiaries of the town theme. It's a big deal because they are badged as City sets when they have nothing to do with City. That's what I'm saying. I noticed you also took the time to go down the entire list. You didn't understand what I was saying on that point. I was saying they should have subthemes dedicated to those situations if they're going to make them. I mean given their own subtheme title and then promoted through the mini movies and television commercials - like police, fire and explorers do. On top of that, you obviously have not been keeping watch recently. Police and explorers themes come out every year. They are never given a break. Lego is made to target all ages. Not just kids. City is one of those themes. So as long as we see issues with the City theme, we're going to critique.
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    When Should City be Cancelled?

    I am a die hard City fan and I have to agree with xxix5 on this. Classic Police is the only police theme I buy sets from because I think that should be the only police themefor City. But I'm adding something else. Not only do I think too much emphasis is on police, but also on subthemes that have absolutely nothing to do with City life. (I.e. the explorers themes). Those subthemes should be cut from City and put under another theme. Now here are some subthemes I think City should replace the explorers and extra police themes with. 1. Metro Transit - City should emphasize the bus system more. A metro Transit subtheme would do well since children love buses just as much as police cars and fire trucks. 2. Paramedics - City has fire sets, police says and coast guard sets. Why not some paramedic sets to compliment those? Heck! You may even see a hospital. 3. Roadside Assistance - Kids love tow trucks obviously considering that a lot of those are being made too. 4. Octan Cup - F1 racing should definitely make a comeback in the City theme. I'd be all for that. 5. Downtown - Then you have this theme which will cover the building aspect of City. This subtheme could include offices, dealerships, restaurants, etc. 6. Neighborhood - I think City needs more houses. Lack of housing = more criminals.