The Stud

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  • Birthday September 18

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    Star Wars or Ninjago depending on how I’m feeling.
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    71746 Ninjago Jungle Dragon

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    I like your typical pop culture stuff (Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) and am always willing to try new things. Outside of Lego, I occasionally collect Star Wars Black Series figures and Funko POPs.

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  1. The Stud

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hopefully one of those sets is some Hawkeye tie-in. And hopefully that 18+ set is a buildable Spider-Man mask. I’ve been wanting one of those for a while.
  2. The Stud

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Also, arguably Nya’s return makes more sense than Zane’s. Nya didn’t even truly “die”, she just become one with the ocean. I’m sure the showrunners can come up with a logical way to bring her back, while keeping some lasting consequences, as they did with Zane returning and Cole becoming human again (though I do think that could have been done better.)
  3. I’m of that all-too-uncommon breed of fan who enjoys each era (OT, PT and ST) and am content with enjoying them for what they are. Digging down into the nitty gritty and classifying which movie/show fits into which era and which era is getting the most representation is all superfluous to me personally (not to discredit anyone who’s interested in such things) because it’s all Star Wars at the end of the day. There’s sets I want Lego to make from each movie and show.
  4. The Stud

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I suppose you’re right, though this show seems like it’s aired even more so for a Duplo market. (Could be wrong about that though.) At the very least, we’ll get new minifig designs rather than more retreads. I guess this is a spiritual successor to those Mighty Micros sets from a few years back. I just think it’s funny that people have been discussing hypothetical Infinity Saga and No Way Home sets, and then this is the first piece of Marvel 2022 news we hear.
  5. The Stud

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Bruh. Well, that’s going to be super disappointing if that Juniors Spidey show is what the rumored set list of four 4+ sets is based on. EDIT: Spoke too soon. :/ Oh well, winter wave stuff usually doesn’t excite me nearly as much as the summer/fall stuff anyway.
  6. The Stud

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Technically, the Kai and Skylor stuff could be the summer season as that would still fit in with Tommy Anderson’s tweet to Vincent Tong about Kai “experiencing great love in the next year” or something along those lines. I think the set list as a whole is very interesting. Not good, not bad, just interesting. The EVO stuff all sounds super lame to me to be honest, especially since a lot of those sets sound very similar to ones that have come out within the last few years, especially the Fire Dragon. Another Lloyd Dragon also has no interest to me since I already the Green NRG Dragon, Green Ninja Mech Dragon, Legacy Golden Dragon and the Jungle Dragon (which was shown to be thought of as a Lloyd dragon on the box.) The other larger sets are where it gets interesting. The big combo mech sounds very interesting to me. I’ve been wanting a set like that ever since the days of speculating about The Lego Ninjago Movie. It seems like it could be pulled off well but we’ll just have to wait and see. The stuff related to the modular temple also sounds pretty interesting to me. It kinda reminds me of what Lego is doing with their new Hogwarts system. Hopefully the dojo temple is based off the one from the official Lego website. I’m not sure what this wave means for Legacy or Season 15 but hopefully answers present themselves soon.
  7. The Stud

    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    I’m just speaking from my experience, they’ve almost always been friendly. Just about every trip I’ve made to the Lego Store this year alone has been satisfying because the employees strike up conversations with me or vice versa. Your milage will vary of course.
  8. I’m actually feeling somewhat optimistic about the future of Clone Wars sets. The two sets they came out with last summer were really popular at the start and both of the sets they came out with this summer seem to be doing really well (more so the Mandalorian Fighter but still.) There’s an entire wellspring of set potential in that show/era and I think Lego recognizes that by now. I think hoping for an entire wave full of Clone Wars sets is pretty unrealistic nowadays but I could see them continue doing a few desirable Clone Wars sets each year. The only thing potentially getting in the way of this is the several other shows we have coming out on Disney+ in the next few years. It depends if Lego follows the same approach as Mando and Bad Batch where they only do one set at first.
  9. The Stud

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sounds like we might be getting Into The Spider-Verse sets in the same vein as these Infinity Saga sets? Or, more likely, she’s being included in some generic Spidey set in the winter wave. Either way, she should be a cool figure. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do the tentacles. I already got my full set of Marvel CMFs but just out of curiosity, and for thrill of the hunt since I do want duplicates of some figures, I’ve been looking for them at various different stores. I’ve been to three Targets, three Lego Stores and a Legoland Discovery Center, all across two different states, since they came out and have not found a single one in the wild. Craziness.
  10. The Stud

    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    I say yes. To me, Lego seems like a far more ethical company than most others of their size. They’ve donated millions of dollars in the last year alone to many different causes. They seem to care about the environment and are moving towards recyclable plastics and bags for their products. Their staff at their stores and on social media are almost always super friendly. I think all of that is admirable. And, I mean, liking many of the products they put out obviously makes them favorable in my eyes. I think they do a good job of blending innovation and catering to fan wishes and nostalgia. Really, my only problem with the company is that I find their theme parks to be disappointingly cheap, cheesy and over kid-oriented compared to Disney for example. That would be more of a problem with Merlin Entertainment though and I’m not really sure if there’s an easy fix for that.
  11. The Stud

    What did you buy today?

    Went to two different Lego Stores for my birthday yesterday. I bought the new Benatar, Water Dragon and Birthday Clown Brickhead at the first one. And then I got the Mando Forge, Bro Thor’s House, 60’s Batmobile and 4+ Mickey Mouse Airplane at the other store. A pretty successful day I’d say!
  12. If it’s different enough from the Rogue One model, which it sounds like it is, then I might pick it up.
  13. The Stud

    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    I don’t think there’s been any indication one way or the other how it’s performed. It definitely wasn’t sold out and hard to find as the original one was, though that may be because Lego learned to produce a higher quantity this time or simply just because it’s a larger, more expensive set, it’s less likely to sell out so quickly. Part of me wants to say that they’ll somehow keep this little theme going, possibly with vignettes like you mentioned since there is little more they could do as an actual set. In Lego’s new Manhattan store, they have Friends references as part of the store’s decor (since the show takes place in New York). If Lego was expecting to be done with this license in a year or two anyway, I don’t know if they would have put up such a permanent fixture with the characters. That might not mean anything however.
  14. Eh, they usually don’t include new molds so I wouldn’t count on it. Cody requires a new mold for the helmet, which I believe is just one of many reasons he wasn’t included in the Gunship. I’ve seen a lot of people on the inter-webs saying we should have gotten a UCS Venator rather than a UCS Landspeeder. There is absolutely no way those things would have sold for the same price point, so it’s not like the Landspeeder is taking the spot of what could have been a UCS Venator. The bigger UCS sets, like a Venator would be, come out in the second half of the year anyway. I wonder if this minifigure pack will be tied to new or old media. Hopefully not anything Hoth related if it’s the latter but it would be nice if it was Book of Boba Fett related. It could give people a cheap way to get Boba and Fennec and then throw in an exclusive figure or two and you got yourself a hot seller. The build could even be the throne Boba takes in Jabba’s Palace. Whatever this set turns out to be, I’m excited to see what the first modern Star Wars Minifigure Accessory Set ends up being.
  15. Calling it now, UCS Razor Crest next fall. I know, I know, the ship got blown up in Season Two of The Mandalorian and likely won’t be back for Season Three, but I think that with the popularity of The Mandalorian, Lego surely sees the potential in a UCS/D2C Mando set and I think the Razor Crest is the only set I could feasibly see Lego making. Season Three of The Mandalorian is likely coming out fall/winter 2022 and will be highly anticipated after a two year hiatus from the main series and a little under a year since The Book of Boba Fett which is part of the same storyline. I see a similar situation to how Lego handled Stranger Things when the third season of that show released in 2019. They released a D2C based off of the first season to capture the hype around the show at that time. I foresee Lego doing something very similar next year with The Mandalorian. I foresee this set being comparable to the UCS Gunship in size and price, possibly a little bit more if it has an interior. I think the minifigure selection would be Din Djarin (Beskar Armor), Grogu, Cara Dune, Greef Karga, a new Kuiil and IG-11. Thank you for reading my tin-foil hat-wearing theory.