The Island Chronicles

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  1. My thing is the vehicles. Personally I prefer the vehicles that were made pre-2024. The 2024 vehicles are too close to Speed Champions and don't really feel unique anymore. That is likely because the guy who did Speed Champions is now with City. I also liked how during the early 2020s, 6 stud wide vehicles were the thing, but at the same time, 4 stud wide wasn't dead as shown with the car wash, 2022 cargo train and many others. The cons of City now is that they seem to be borderlining 8 stud wide territory, which I'm not happy about. City needs to go back to their unique design of vehicle. Starting with the splasher pieces. 


  2. 21 minutes ago, Lemerbrix said:

    LCA is produced by passion Paris (who now work on Lego friends: the next chapter) while no limits is made by bluezoo who mainly work on shows for younger audiences (example being “it’s pony” on Nickelodeon) so idk what that means, I’m assuming both LCA and no limits are attached to the Lego city IP meaning that Lego could take characters from LCA and put them in no limits or something IDK I’m not a copyright expert.

    I don't speak for everyone, but No Limits feels like its geared more towards teens and adolescents in contrary to LCA, which is obviously made for kids. 


  3. 12 hours ago, Classic_Spaceman said:

    Apparently there is a Formula 1 subtheme coming in the January wave - Sets 60442, 60443, 60444, 60445, 60464, and 60474. I suspect that this will be the 2025 version of the prior Stuntz and Space 1HY subthemes. 
    No prices are known yet, but I suspect that sets '42-'45 will be individual cars, with '64 being a transport truck and '74 being a racetrack set with podium and pit (similar to the old Ferrari F1 sets). I also think that we will get a colourful cast of themed characters for the drivers and their cars (as we did with Stuntz), since otherwise the line would be just a bunch of near-identical builds. 
     

    Uh.......proof? 


  4. 2 hours ago, legoturtle said:

    Exploration could be own adventure theme. That way CITY could focus for example things like Natural History Museum or for example Detective Office which would be located in city. Now F1 is coming to CITY - why not have Monaco like city circuit.

     

    Bro, F1 cars can literally co-exist alongside explorers sets. The natural history museum and detectives office were modulars under the Creator theme. They weren't City. 


  5. 11 minutes ago, Lion King said:

    LOL, yes! :) Hence, my country is animal kingdom, haha. 

    Don't see why the out-of-the-city sets are a big deal when they can easily be ignored. If you don't want them, simply don't buy. But Lego is going to continue producing them because animal molds are up there with emergency based sets as being subjects that make City a popular theme. 

    Now if you want authentic town related sets, look at the 2021, 2022 and summer 2023 and summer 2024 waves. Buy some of those. 


  6. 12 minutes ago, Lion King said:

    I’m getting tired of this argument - i stand with wide range  of City subthemes like Space, Jungle, Ocean, Desert, Arctic, Safari, Farming, etc. it’s still neat to have Johnny Thunderd in City sets and it’s also cool to ahve futuristic spacecrafts that are not in the present-day world (even tho there is lore from comic and tv show despit the desginers’ own interpolations). 

    Without those subthemes, will City theme survive longer? 

    Their argument is the fact that it is called City, but its set roster consists of large ranges of sets that DON'T take place in the city. I wouldn't say its stupid. I'd say its pointless to even argue about it as Lego has been doing it for a decade and doesn't show any signs of stopping anytime soon. 


  7. 2 minutes ago, Lyichir said:

    I feel like you're stubbornly fighting a lost cause, since exploration subthemes like this have been a part of the City theme for more than a decade now and the inclusion of references to separate themes like Adventurers doesn't fundamentally change that.

    Since 2014 with the Arctic theme revival I believe..... 


  8. 3 hours ago, Lion King said:

    I don’t think City is a big mess to me. I would understand that there is not any slot avaaible for thier own theems like. Space and Adventurers. I just don’t care if they are put into City theme, I’m just happy that we get Space and Johnny Thunder. 

    I often hear that Space subtheme shold be seperated from City and be its own theme.  I simply shrugged it off my shoulder. 

    I always hear that City subthemes like Africa, Ocean, Jungle, Desert, and Arctic should have thier own themes but I shrug it off my shoulder. 

    I think those subthemes help City sell well, PLUS animals. Without subthemes, City might not survive long enough. 

    I think people say that they should be in their own themes because a lot of those sets are made and they take up space in the City theme (no pun intended) and there is no room to explore other aspects of City life. While I partially agree with them, I also look at it from a child's perspective as being a theme that educates kids on the awesome jobs you can have when you grow up; police officers, firefighters, airplane pilots, sailors, train drivers, race car drivers, astronauts, explorers and doctors. The theme in fact is mostly about real careers that you can't see by simply walking outside your door (i.e. sanitation workers or taxi drivers) and the explorers sets as a whole still hold true to that. I think if anything, the explorers subthemes helped City to evolve rather than go against the initial point of the theme. The trick is to look past the word "CITY" as its not 100% city life. 


  9. 15 hours ago, legoturtle said:

    Well, what is CITY in 2024...

    I would say it is city + a mess... SPACE, ADVENTURE, Formula 1, Monster Truck, C.S.I., Sci-fi rollercoaster... (yes there is also some "basic" sets BUT whole theme is a 1 BIG mess.)

    Its been that way since the 2010s. Then they took a break from 2020 - 2022 while promoting Lego City Adventures. Then it became a mess again. With that being said, LCA kept it together. 


  10. 2 hours ago, TeriXeri said:

    Also recent years have better focus on buildings and vehicles being seperate sets most of the time, I'm a big supporter of selling buildings and vehicles seperately, especially for basic things like a bus, tram, or main street/downtown type of set.

    DUDE!!!!! I was psyched when I saw the pictures of the tour bus. When I heard there was tour bus set, I was like...."Nah! It'll just be a way of selling another town accessory set!". Lo and behold, when the pictures were revealed this past May, it was a standalone bus set - like something that is part of the Great Vehicles lineup, something I have been asking for for ages now. Thanks to that, I now have hope of seeing a standalone bendy bus. To make matters better, the set came to US shelves in June so I was able to get it on release day. I got that set and the ATV, which is the only jungle set I'm buying. Glad Lego made it easy to snag a Johnny Thunder without having to play the CMF game of trying to hunt him down. 

    1 hour ago, Lion King said:

    A new space police subtheme, anone? 

    Could happen! They'll probably do that alongside space. 

    2 hours ago, TeriXeri said:

    As for 2025 sets, they'll probably make new Downtown/Appartment type of sets, as pretty much all of those seem to be retiring at the end of this year (including sets like Ice Cream, Car Wash, Skate Park etc.

    Yeah! Car wash, I got first. That downtown set broke my town budget, but I needed pieces of it (such as the barber shop, comic store and electronics dept. I also got the ice cream shop and the apartment on clearance. I never got the house or the skate park though. I actually wanted to get a few of those small houses to make a neighborhood in my town, but they were so rare AND I was kinda short on money this past year. I'm kinda on a budget as far as my town is concerned. One of my plans was to grab the modular museum, which Johnny Thunder owns in my town. But I'm a little tight on funds. The urban skate park is another piece I wish to add to my town. I only got five sets this year so far; burger truck, go karts, prison island, tour bus and Johnny Thunder's ATV. I plan to get the auto transport for the cars. 


  11. 3 hours ago, Classic_Spaceman said:

    Not surprising, but good to get confirmation nonetheless. We have been drowning in police sets for years, but the new colour scheme is just so stylish that I cannot complain! 
     

    I'll give props to Lego, the City theme hasn't been oversaturated with police every wave like it was during the late 2010s. They seem to have piped down on them a bit. 


  12. 2 hours ago, Roebuck said:

    Police and fire for 15 of them I guess :tongue:

    .....and the other 5 will be space. :tongue:

    1 hour ago, Classic_Spaceman said:

    Maybe, but LEGO has been doing a good job of expanding out the city part of City lately, so I imagine that we will get some race cars, food trucks, and other civilian vehicles/infrastructure. 
    Considering that construction just got an (excellent!) update in 2HY 2024, I can see some smaller construction vehicles in bright light orange with the new Minifigs showing up in January. Medical is also becoming a staple, so maybe we can get an ambulance (we have yet to get one in the new style as a set unto itself). 
    I would also actually be fine with a bit more police, since we just got a complete redesign of their vehicles and uniforms (more so than fire got), so it is harder to retrofit our existing sets to fit with the new style. 
     

    ......and we got our first standalone bus, which according to Lego Store workers, sold like Ford Explorers from the 90s. At least that gives me hope to see another one soon. 


  13. 18 hours ago, Lion King said:

    I understand that you want more Space sets in 2025 and I do too. But I don’t think we will see another wave for Space City as we have a lot of cross-theme for Space throughout 2024 so it’s highly unlikely. :/

    So I guess giving Adventurer a spotlight for 2025.

    I dunno. Space and anything that has to do with an animal mold are the sellers with City now. So much so that you'll forget that police even exists. I'm betting that we'll see more space in 2025 along with jungle - or some explorer theme. Of course you've got your police, fire and great vehicles. Yeah I think City is back to to where it was before 2020. 


  14. Just now, Lyichir said:

    8 studs wide. But it feels appropriate for the subject. The previous 2010 version was mostly 6-wide but a similar overall width to the new one if you included the wheelbase and mirrors, whereas this one makes much better use of its scale throughout both for interior space and exterior detail.

    That's understandable. I asked because I'm a town builder so I need to know the width. Right now, 8-stud wide is too big for the vehicle size limit in my town, so I think I'll pass. But its a nice set for kids to play with though, which is obviously the targeted audience. 


  15. 8 minutes ago, Lyichir said:

    Built the new Lego truck set yesterday. Surprising nobody, it's really good. Just a really well-done rendition of a classic subject, with great detail and playability.

    Is it 6 stud wide or 8 stud wide? 


  16. I think the trains subtheme for City needs to be dropped. I'm going to put how I think trains should be distributed through the City theme by quoting my good buddy @Vilhelm22 on what he said in the Ideas For New Lego City Sets forum on page 69 of that forum. 

    "......The trains subtheme in itself shouldn’t be a thing.  Stations and passenger trains should be part of a public transport subtheme (we could easily have enough to make with a couple more sets) whilst cargo trains would be in a cargo subtheme.  Cranes and lorries would be part of this too.

     I feel like beyond the standard trains others could be parts of other subthemes as well.  For a start, fire trains do exist, even if rare.  A maintenance of way (MOW) train could be in the construction subtheme.  A car transporter train could be for some great vehicles type thing.  Circus trains have existed in the past.  Hospital trains also have existed - particularly in wartime - a prime preserved example can be found at the National Railway Museum, York, UK (arguably the best railway museum globally, as trains were basically invented by the British).  RPOs (Railway Post Offices) were big in the USA for years.  Fuel train for Octan.  Even prisoner transport trains exist.  NASA had a train at one stage.
     

    It’s never going to happen, but a train could easily be added to every subtheme, and the trains theme abolished".