danth

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  1. danth

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Maybe it'll be a SPACESHIP!
  2. danth

    Future Castle Sets?

    I could argue that they'd see Harry Potter, LotR/The Hobbit, and Disney sets as representing Castle as much as other themes represent Space.
  3. danth

    Future Castle Sets?

    That's how it works in any "fan's dream job". Animators, video games, comic artists, etc. They aren't going to pay you much, because there is an army of nerds ready to replace you in an instant, and for less pay. So for what it's worth, I believe you.
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    10283 Space Set????

    True. I try to find specific users to follow for leaks. Although I always seem to see leaks a few days after everyone else talks about them.
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    10283 Space Set????

    There's a bunch of random garbage purposely mis-tagged with #Legoleaks. MOCs, customs, old sets, people in the underwear, totally random images. The vast majority of pics are not actual Lego leaks.
  6. danth

    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    Quoting myself to expand on this because I think it's kind of amusing... The recent Mining Mech doesn't have a minifig. The recent Cyber Drone does have a minifig, but it -- as a first for Creator -- is clearly a robot. And the box shows it flying above a city, not on an alien planet's surface. The Rover Explorer has a minifig on the planet's surface so maybe that blows my theory...except we've had men on the moon on rovers, so maybe it gets through some loophole in the contractual rules I'm hypothesizing. It shows a real a world capability of modern space exploration. Hell, we did it in '71! So maybe that gets a pass.
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    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    Hmm that's not a bad idea. I originally wanted this set, but the canopy print job turned me off. But swapping it out like you suggest fixes that and makes it more sci-fi. Maybe if I see one still on the shelf, I'll snag it.
  8. danth

    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    I guess you got me on those two. I didn't know the space station was "Lunar". The box art, now that I'm scrutinizing it, shows it near the moon with Earth in the distance. But if you just glance at the picture, it looks like a generic space station (ISS, Skylab, whatever). The Mars shuttle one -- yeah, any manned flights to mars are definitely "futuristic." What's funny is the box art doesn't show anything that I can make sense of -- a shuttle "flying" 8 feet in the air above Mars with no runway to land on, and an astronaut floating few feet above that, and what looks like two Earths in the background (probably supposed to be Mars moons but they look nothing like Phobos or Deimos). The box art short circuited my brain so I could never process the "futuristic" stuff that was going on. Wait...I get it I think. The rover is shown on the surface, and the drones are flying upwards...I guess the scenario is that the shuttle flies into Mars orbit, and the drones fly the Mars rocks up to the shuttle? And the astronaut floats out to grab the rocks? So the astronauts never walk on the Martian surface...the Lunar set is an orbital space station...the Rover is only a "test drive"...okay, I figured this out guys. The non-competition clause in Lego's contract to make Star Wars sets clearly states that no non-licensed mini-figure can be depicted walking on the surface of another planet!
  9. Brickset is listing a new polybag with the "Creator" tag; not sure if it's really Creator, or where to best discuss this. But it's interesting. It's a steam punk flying contraption. Or to use steam punk lingo, some sort of ornithopter? https://brickset.com/sets/11947-1/Time
  10. danth

    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    I don't see the recent City space sets as a futuristic Mars exploration theme at all. There isn't anything sci-fi about it, really. The rover set is based on earth (the box shows it in test drive scenario). The space stations are just what we have now. The only unrealistic designs are the small one-man shuttles towing the space station but I think that's more about making the toys fun, not something particularly futuristic. Compare it to Life on Mars or Mars Mission. Those at least take place on Mars, and have aliens, etc.
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    Interest in Mars - a new Space theme?

    Yes! This is me too. Lego understands this. It's why their 2019 shuttle and rover sets have CITY in big-assed letters on the box.
  12. danth

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    How do the Vidiyo printed tiles fix the issue of other sets being covered in stickers?
  13. danth

    10283 Space Set????

    Funnily, there's yet another space shuttle coming out later this year, according to Instagram leaks.
  14. danth

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Right? They've been trying and failing for years to get an Augmented Reality/phone-app related theme to take off. Or dumb Amiibo-like integration into video games. I don't think they'll ever pull it off. They make good toys, and there are a ton of Lego video games. They have it pretty good; not sure why they insist on throwing away millions to crack into some market that probably doesn't exist. It'll probably keep happening until they fire high-up guy who keeps pushing the idea. Now to wait for the responses that promise me that "Lego knows what they're doing" even though every similar attempt has been a dud. On the bright side, this theme has awesome minifigs, which will drive sales even if nobody cares about the app. Printed tiles are cool, but none of them are prints of anything I can really use in MOCs, unless it's a MOC of a teenager's bedroom.
  15. Damn. That's a lot of space shuttles, Lego. The entire City Space line, a Creator Export set later, this, the recent Creator space shuttle and rover, all the recent NASA/Space-Ex style Ideas sets. Can a multi-decade Lego fan get some sci-fi Space breadcrumbs? Oh wait I guess we are getting some bread crumbs, with the Cyber Drone, and the strangely NASA-colored Space Mining Mech with no minifigure... Ok, how about a nice, large, appropriately-colored sci-fi Space set WITH minifigs?