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  1. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Out of curiosity, how would you all improve the 2022 Batman wave? It feels like the sets are so close to perfection but miss the mark. I would’ve liked the following: 1) A new cowl and armour mould for Batman. He’d have a dual printed head - one side with black makeup on the eyes for the cowl, and another being a regular Bruce Wayne face. A healthy dose of arm printing and dual moulded legs too, make him a definitive mini figure like Lego have done with Beskar Mando! 2) Replace Penguin’s slicked back hairpiece with the balding headpiece, and maybe have a different face print. He looks too…wrinkly as he is. 3) Include a small side build in the Batmobile set, perhaps a stack of crates with some flame elements. 4) Replace Selina Kyle in the Batcave with one or more of the painted up goons Batman fights in the trailer. The wave is really lax on generic villain characters. Man, I hope Lego gets the opportunity to revisit the Battinson figure one day, it’s probably my favourite live-action depiction of the character.
  2. T21Typhoon

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Haha, I feel you on this. I was initially reluctant to buy the ‘No Way Home’ wave on account of just waiting until we see what next year brings, but caved too. Crazy to think we’re only getting one set actually based on the film so far. The Drone Duel build is nice enough, but Lego really should have assigned the set a lower price point and just include Spidey and Vulture with the latter’s wing pack as the set’s build.
  3. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Batman figure is more lazy than anything else (and that’s not generally a word I throw around). Put 2022 Batman next to this year’s minfigure-scaled Tumbler Batman and the differences are so minimal in terms of their overall look. Ditto on the Batmobile, definitely my most anticipated set of the wave. That and the Batcave are Day 1 buys. My god, that trailer is all kinds of amazing. Giacchino’s new Batman theme is brilliant, and that end shot of the Patmobile ramming the Penguin’s car is gorgeous. Can’t wait for these sets to drop.
  4. T21Typhoon

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    If we do get those 2 NWH sets, they’ll at least scratch that itch from a minifigures perspective. I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for a Marvel wave as I am for these Schrödinger’s spoiler sets. Just imagine if we can get another set on par with 2016’s Bridge Battle Makes me wonder what Lego will do to maintain some semblance of exclusivity for the 3 NWH-inspired sets that just released. Also, it’s fantastic that Wolverine is getting his cowl! The 2014 set was a hit or miss for many but I honestly thought it was a perfect little X-Men set for the time.
  5. Ha, fair point! In a sense, adding measly builds seems like a decent compromise if the focus of a Minifigure Pack is full-on army building to be honest, may as well strip out the typical dinky vehicle and add something that’s simple but relevant like a small turret. Said compromise falls apart when considering they’d ‘replace’ the old BP price-point, however. And I agree regarding the helmet mould issue, it really does feel random at times. Surely if Lego has come out with a new Stormtrooper helmet which doesn’t have any functional difference to the previous one (outside of limiting head movement) they can design a new P2 Clone one? It’s all conjecture for now anyway I suppose.
  6. All this discussion makes me wonder why Lego is introducing Minifigure Accessory Packs next year of all years. Given the price increase associated with the Hoth Imperial Trooper BP and Dark Trooper Not-a-BP, perhaps it’s because they want to introduce an easier way to mass build certain types of characters and factions whilst delegating the traditional BP slots for sure-sellers like the two above? Of course, these could just be cheap ways to acquire the most popular characters like Luke, C-3P0, and so on, but why go for that when such characters are already available within modestly priced sets? Contrast that to factions like different Clone Legions, Stormtroopers (both Imperial and First Order), and more, where the varieties are endless and would just clog up BP slots. On the topic of clone characters, it’s absurd to think that a single new helmet mould (and potentially another accessory bag like what we get with Mandalorians and P1 Clones) would be enough for Lego to make any major Clone character like Rex or Cody without breaking their budget. All they’d require are new prints after that. Also agree with those of you unhappy with the staggered release of the 1HY sets. It’s a shame the more interesting sets like Boba’s Palace and the dioramas are still quite far off.
  7. This year’s Imperial Shuttle Pilot is chuckling What update did that figure get, an updated uniform crease line or something? As far as Accessory Packs go, maybe they’ll at least be Clone Wars or Bad Batch themed? I wasn’t a big fan of the Bad Batch plot-wise, but the show itself is an excellent contemporary opportunity for Lego to release AT-TEs / Gunships / V-Wings / yada yada without bricking themselves at the Prequels = Unpopular spiel. But more importantly I suppose, the BB need villains to fight! As ‘unpopular’ as Prequel vehicles may be, I think they’re vastly more interesting in terms of design and geometry than most of the OT. One thing I’m not actively a fan of is this new approach towards Battle Packs. Same small piece and figure counts, but higher price points? I was hoping the Dark Trooper one would at least have a small vignette of the Arquitens corridor, but it seems it’ll just be including another vehicle.
  8. T21Typhoon

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Nice work, looks quite elegant! Just bought the whole summer wave, one of the best and most varied Star Wars waves we’ve ever had. Now to hibernate until the AT-AT is revealed.
  9. Wow, that Dagobah Training set sounds phenomenal! A detailed and involved build is something to get very excited over, especially given the large size of the model. The Trash Compactor sounds okay, not the most interesting choice but you can see why Lego would spring for that. Kudos to Lego for finally overcoming their fear of adapting new media and assigning the first two TBoBF sets relatively high price points, guess they learned from the success of The Mandalorian. Not sure if I’m a fan of the staggered release schedule so far for next year, but at least it’ll give everyone’s wallets some breathing room. My only qualm with this wave (outside of under-representation for the Prequels) is the lack of more Bad Batch sets. Rex’s Y-Wing would be a dream come true, I just love the design, but alas it doesn’t seem to be a priority. I’m sure the summer wave is going to be something really special. Can’t imagine we won’t get substantial sets from Kenobi and Andor.
  10. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    You’ve partially answered your own question, DC offerings have been minimal this year and I’m sure people have been excited for 2022 to pick up the pace. To this wave’s credit, there aren’t any superfluous builds or ridiculous bat-vehicles this time round, everything is more or less movie accurate based on what we’ve seen from trailers and set photos, even if they’re drab in tone. Given the evidently low budget Lego assigned this wave (seriously, even the Keaton Batman gets a specialised cowl and he’s only in D2C sets ), I wonder if any other waves will go all out. The Flash film comes to mind, given how grand its scope seems to be.
  11. T21Typhoon

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Fully agree. I’m sure there’ll be a big spoiler merchandise announcement following the second trailer releasing. Even if Lego have nothing to show before next summer, maybe there’ll at least be some sort of confirmation?
  12. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I echo your sentiment. Now that the pictures have been out for a day, my overall opinion is ‘meh’. There are some nice highlights in this wave, but I was expecting so much more considering the anticipation regarding this film. It’s a shame how lazy the Batman minifigure itself comes across as.
  13. T21Typhoon

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Whilst I desperately hope for more NWH sets, a single spoiler set in that price-range seems anti-climactic to be honest. Given the precedent for this price-point (i.e. 2-3 minifigures), how much can they really fit? Unless the two additional sets Fulcrum indicated are split between April and summer I guess.
  14. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looks like the release date is November 1st for those in the US, S@H has enabled pre-orders. As pointless as the smallest set now feels, I do appreciate the brick-built approach towards both motorcycles. But man, a new cowl and armour piece would have elevated that Batman figure. The same old cowl mould has been in use for so long now, and I can’t help feeling quite disappointed. Also, is that the Cedric Diggory face being used for Bruce Wayne? Smart It’s nice to get that additional head in every set.
  15. T21Typhoon

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The builds are great! But would it have killed Lego to make a new cowl piece?