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  1. Northgeorgiamasonry

    LEGO IDEAS - Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night

    I’ll guess Seinfeld next on Sep 1 Home Alone Nov 1 for the holiday season Starry Night Feb 1, 2022 after the January wave
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Unpopular opinion: even though Barracuda Bay was 2020 set of the year for a lot of people, it was only the third best ship build of that year. Creator Pirate Ship and Destiny’s Bounty are both better. Now, the final product of Barracuda Bay is certainly much more impressive. But if we’re just talking about the builds, Barracuda Bay uses lots of big hull pieces and the build spends a lot more time simply furnishing the ship. The other two are more technical and satisfying building experiences that construct the ship from no (creator) or fewer (bounty) big hull pieces and incorporate more system detailing (creator) and technic functions (bounty).
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    LEGO Art - Rumours and Discussion

    I think the scale of the map makes it difficult (since it takes 11k pieces just to get the level of definition in the picture that they want), but it’d be fun to see them start doing more with the LEGO Art theme than just the 2d mosaics
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Agreed. If the project gives Lego an idea that they want to develop, they’ll find the right pieces. The Steamboat Willie and Winnie the Pooh submissions both had underwhelming builds that became great sets after the pros completely redesigned and reworked them.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I don’t see how anyone can be excited about the Creator 3-in-1 castle after seeing this list. 5 castles - all superior to the Creator Castle - and they’re all going to get rejected because Lego just released their own - and much less interesting - castle. Oh well, maybe 1 or 2 will get invited to the next BrickLink round so they can join the Castle in the Forest. Besides the castles, I really like the Jazz Quarter, King Tut, Steampunk Airship, and Greek Temple.
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    Lego Ideas Support Thread - Historical/Castle

    Great project! Really enjoy how you’ve been listening to comments and opinions and even seeking help from the BrickLink community to make this the best set possible under the restrictions you’ve been given. Looking forward to helping fund this!
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Finished the Gardens today. 2 reactions that may seem contradictory: 1. Gardens is closer to Docks than City. The Gardens just doesn’t compare to the wildness, creativity, unmatched building experience, and completely original never-seen-anything-like-it-before surprise that was City. 2. Gardens is absolutely fantastic and will probably be the set of the year. I doubt anything else that gets released this year will have a better combination of creativity, part usage, building techniques, and overall value to top it. The tree in the corner, the shaping of the buildings, and parts usage made this a blast to build. 1 + 2 together (that Gardens is best of 2021 but still not up to City) is just more indication that City is the greatest ever. But all 3 Ninjago city sets are Lego at its best.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Will be interesting to see what the demand is for some of these. In the first BrickLink AFOL designer program, the biggest sets were the castle (~2,000) and the saloon (~1,500). Now we have a lot of much larger sets. Questbuilder is 3,500, Studgate train station is 3,800, Ruined House is 4,000+. Are there going to be that many people who want the Ruined House enough to pay $400 for it?
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    What was your first lego set?

    Gas 'n Wash Express was the set I always wanted as a kid but never got. After a 20+ year dark ages, finally got around to it in my 30s! These are the first 3 I remember, but I don't remember the order. Sabre Island was 89, Cabin Cruiser was 91, Gas Tanker was 92 - so maybe in that order? I always thought of Sabre Island as a pirates set and referred to them as "pirates" and only recently did it occur to me that these guys are not pirates...
  10. Not necessarily your favorites or least favorites, but what sets surprised you by how good or meh they ended up being? Here’s my list: Better than expected: 1. 20th anniversary Slave I - I expected this to be pretty straightforward, but it’s so much more than that and such a great build. Interesting and accurate shaping. Incorporating the technic handle for swooshability is brilliant for a ship with such a unique shape. 2. Steamboat Willie - I came in to this with low expectations because so many people reacted that this set wasn’t a good value. But I love it. The use of technic to make the wheels spin and smokestacks bounce makes for an intricate build. The black and white color scheme has exactly the desired nostalgic effect. Might get my award for most underrated set. 3. Saturn V - it’s hard to beat expectations when all I had heard about this one were great reviews, but it beat them. Just a fantastic build and beautiful final model. Deserving of every bit of the hype. 4. Charles Dickens tribute - for a small GWP set, this one is just great. The details are beautiful and the scene feels perfectly Christmasy. Not as good as expected: 1. Disney Castle - I really wanted to love this one, but it just didn’t do much for me. I had built Hogwarts Castle before Disney Castle which didn’t help because Hogwarts is so much better imo. And while the final display is impressive, I looked at it a few times and was ready to disassemble. 2. London Bus - I really like the look of this one but the build just isn’t that interesting compared to some of the other creator expert cars. 3. Millennium Falcon (2019) - this is the only Falcon I own, maybe other models are more satisfying but the final product is kinda flimsy and it’s awkward to play with compared to other Star Wars sets.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I don’t think it’s a terrible opinion - if you want your project to become an official set, you should put some real effort into it. 2 counter arguments: 1. the proposal doesn’t need to be sturdy, or in some cases even physically possible, because Lego is going to make extensive changes to the design anyway. Why force people to invest in a design that Lego likely isn’t going to follow? 2. Ideas is about engaging with fans and giving the fans an opportunity to bring their ideas to life. Making that experience more expensive and restricted hurts the platform. Better to sort through several unbuildable renderings among numerous creative projects than kill the interest.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I’m not a big HP collector, but after the fantastic Creator Pirate Ship and Destiny’s Bounty last year, I’d love to see another good quirky ship at this price point
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Rumour

    The Moaning Myrtle minifig has the perfect color scheme for a drowning Jack Dawson minifig