danth

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  1. danth

    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    I personally think Lego licensed sets didn't make much sense before Lego became a super popular thing unto itself. When I was a kid, it made sense to make action figures and vehicle toys for movies. Or even licensed lunch boxes and sticker books or whatever. But to take an existing building toy and make movie licensed versions of it? Who needs Star Wars Lincoln Logs? Or Superman Playdoh? (Without googling it, I'm almost sure something like those do exist...) But by 1999, the world adored Lego. Twenty years after the advent of minifigures, you had a whole generation of adults who grew up playing with Space, City, Castle, and other sets. It was a household name. And AFOLS were nerd adjacent. Lego-fying sci-fi and fantasy movies made sense. And by 1999 Lego had enough kinds of parts and colors to pull off modeling mostly whatever design a movie could throw at it. Nowadays you see crossover everything though. There are TMNT He-Man figures (which I honestly am there for) and Star Wars Transformers because the world is a crazier place now.
  2. Yeah like when they can't use certain letters anymore because they retired the molds. 😁
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    10337 Lamborghini Countach Discussion

    Yes, this was THE car of the 80's. I doubt any car was on more posters. The Countach is the most iconic car of that decade by far in my mind, far more so than the Delorean, Testarossa, anything else. Get him!
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    2024 Space sets

    I like the duffel bag.
  5. Lack of elf ears gave me doubt too. I just googled images for Link and yeah his hat is way longer than I remember.
  6. I'm still confused by what this is and why I should care.
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    10337 Lamborghini Countach Discussion

    That's fair. I've read the same comment elsewhere. People are saying a classic Countach in white doesn't make sense because that MOC is so good. As someone who doesn't have the Porsche and doesn't want to jump through hoops for Countach instructions, my vote is for the classic. I thought I heard it would be white but I could be wrong. I wouldn't mind a different color though. Red might be fun... No argument here.
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    10337 Lamborghini Countach Discussion

    Classic Countach or the new one? I'm assuming the classic design since everyone hates the new one.
  9. The mech is cool, especially the colors. The Robo Rex I was hoping would be more Zoid or Dinobot like. Is the real news here Cooper's hat mold? Is it new? If so, that might be the mold for Link's hat (from Zelda) as well.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    Wait, do you mean like Star Wars? Then I agree. EDIT: To explain what I mean: Star Wars was popular when Classic Space first existed. And 45+ years later, I don't think Star Wars is popular with kids. I think kids are into Minecraft and Fortnite and Roblox. But SW Lego sets are still being cranked out. I think it's all adults buying them. Funny that you bring up Ninjago. I loved ninjas as a kid, 25 years before Ninjago. They were everywhere. Kids didn't suddenly start loving ninjas in 2011. I would have lost my mind if there was a ninja theme when I was young. I don't really buy the whole "what kids liked has changed" argument. Seems like it's based on just world fallacy.
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    2024 Space sets

    Googie style would be fun, but that might be hard to pull off with Lego.
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    2024 Space sets

    Right? The purple guy was in an employee only set -- I wonder if that means he's around for an upcoming official set? Maybe we'll get the white, orange, and purple guys in an upcoming CLASSIC. SPACE. THEMED. CREATOR. SETTM that comes with all the trans yellow windows from the Micro Rocket GWP and perhaps the Monkie Kid Megapolis. But now I'm dreaming. Maybe using the existing alien head from 2024 City Space.
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    2024 Space sets

    Rumor: Classic Space Diner GWP coming next month. 2 Classic Space minifigs, white and orange. Alien chef.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    Same. Provided there are no stickers.
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    71046 CMF series 26: Space themed!

    I remembered it that way too! Glad I'm not crazy after all. I guess the actual official set name had the colon. Thanks!
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    2024 Space sets

    But then they'd be perfect. You can't have perfect space sets, that violates Lego's contract with Disney.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    Also looking at it objectively: It had a high number of minifigs for a set with only +300 parts, it had no stickers, many large elaborate prints, had chromed parts, hard a large and elaborate printed base plate, and a non-licensed adventures theme existed. I don't think any of those things are likely or even possible today. You can argue about the value of things like raised base plates but I think the value is immeasurable to kids. My only point here is that you can't attribute everything to nostalgia.
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    2024 Space sets

    Dude. DUUUDE. I just built the Friends Space Research Rover, set 42602. It's soooo freaking good. This is basically the Space theme I've been wanting forever, with the exception of it having minidolls and stickers. The minidolls are easily replaceable, the stickers not as much but I have a plan to replace at least some with printed parts. But my gosh. Purple windscreens! TWO 4-wide Speed Champion windscreens, TWO MORE 6-wide, a single large rounded panel, plus FOUR 2-wide window panels. Basically the variety provided enables any kind of MOC; bases, spaceships, whatever you want. And the wheels! Big beautiful vibrant orange space wheels. They could be used as engines or as columns under a moon base. This is pretty close to what I wanted in a Space themed Creator set because of the parts. I kind of want to buy 2 more sets for alt builds: one to build a space ship, and one to build a base. The little alien build is also super cool. I'm more into the vehicle side of things but the plant-based alien ecology is pretty amazing, especially with the transparent colored leaf parts.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    A few days ago? The OP didn't mention nostalgia, or even being alive when old Space themes existed. But it was all attributed to nostalgia, and immediately followed up with a literal dismissal of their opinion.
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    YES. That and "Rose Colored Glasses." Hear those all the time. The go-to dismissal aimed at anyone who likes classic themes. Yet somehow never aimed at people who buy sets from 47 year old movies. But it would be hilarious to have a script that changes it to say "I uncritically accept the status quo".
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    Is It Possible To Reintroduce Old Sets?

    I think the word is "junior-ized" or "juniori-zation" right? Either way...also not a tiresome argument, but simply a single word. I wasn't around for whatever lead to the word filter though. I assume it got heated, and the people who can't take any sort of criticism of Lego whined and got their way, as usual, and the word was banned. I think the real problem is that some people desperately want to police critical opinions, instead of just accepting that some people have them. Anyway, as for the meaning, I always thought that terminology meant larger pieces that replace what would otherwise be a build using multiple pieces. Which is what 4+ (née Juniors) sets usually feature. Is that not the widely accepted meaning?
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    2024 Space sets

    More thoughts on the aliens sets. I really, really wish the second alien set had a classic space minifig in another color. As it is, I don't have that much interest in it. However, I do think people really like cute aliens. I submitted an entry to a Space themed Lego contest a while back, and it was a spaceship zooming over alien terrain, with a small throwaway green alien looking up. Most of the comments were about that damn alien! "Oh it's so cute". Yeah but...spaceship? I wonder if one will sell more than the other. Does that mean Lego stores and website only?
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    71046 CMF series 26: Space themed!

    I'm starting to get over the trans-neon color fiasco and I'm appreciating these more for what they are. The M-Tron and Ice Planet figs are as cool as they can be, considering. The loss of magnets is sad, but the power loader claw thing is cool. That gray printed tile could be extremely useful for M-Tron MOCs. I can't find it now, but I saw a pic of the regular astronaut's backpack, and it had a very nice large classic space tile! If I remember right it was white with panel lines and an actual golden Space logo, which might be nice for white Space MOCs. That and the printed cheese slopes seem useful. The fake cheesy smile on the Imposter is freaking hilarious. The Retro Space Heroine is way cool. I like the printing on the butler's torso. Reminds me of this:
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    2024 Space sets

    I'm pretty excited to see the Classic Space person! It's the only one in any 2024 set right? It's nice to have SOMETHING to tie the "Year of Space" back to the original Space theme! I like the face with glasses. Modern faces look super cool in the old Space get-up. Perhaps Neo Classic Space MOCs prepared me for this (though they often use fleshies). The black airtank is a puzzler. I'm almost inclined to give that a pass as it reminds me of mixing colors as a kid to get new combos; I think they did this in some Idea Books too. It would probably look cooler if she had a black waist and gloves too. Also the two alien sets don't appear to be City sets. Or Classic or Creator sets. Are these literally just Space sets??!!