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  1. SoupOrFishOil

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2023 - Rumours and Discussion

    The Master Emerald is 100% the weird princess capsule-dress turned upside down. Which is pretty clever, even if the shape looks a bit off. I'd rather it be here like this than not at all. I wonder what is inside. My best guess are more trans green parts to use as emerald shards if Knuckles/Rouge break it open. Or maybe it's... That mech is weird. But I do appreciate the meta-reference to Knuckles' shoes.
  2. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was anti-Wayne Tower before the Daily Bugle came out. I thought that set would be boring but I was wrong there. The Bugle itself is not that inspiring, but they were smart to include the big red sign, fire escape, and news screen for visual interest. And then the interior is great. Avengers Tower, as someone said, does not have a great interior, but I think that is probably because of the shape of the building. The facade shouldn't be a problem: Wayne Tower isn't usually just a skyscraper except for in one or two of the live action movies. It either has an art-deco look or is a big imposing gothic tower with neon lights. Both are very cool and would stand out as unique. If they go with a hybrid inspired by different sources, there are plenty of things which they could choose to include on the inside: a garage/bat-bunker with a bat-tank under construction, a tram station, a couple of offices for Bruce and Lucius, a lab, a showroom, a secret elevator/slide to the bat-bunker, and a helipad or penthouse on top. The New 52 made the (very poor) choice of placing Mr. Freeze's origin in Wayne Tower, so his lab could be included too, with Nora in cryostasis. Then obviously there would be a bunch of villains attacking, like in the Bugle, so you would need things for them to steal and can add visual interest with sub-builds for characters like Mr. Freeze, Clayface, or Poison Ivy using their powers along the building's facade. Batman also has enough civilian supporting characters that they could be fig-barfed in like Spidey's cast. No, maybe not as many are directly associated with Wayne Enterprises as with the Bugle, but not all of the characters in the Bugle are super well known or developed. (Amber Grant? Rob Barney?) A lot of those figures were really just given names from the comics, and didn't even look that much like the character. So I don't think that the lack of popular characters associated with Wayne Enterprises beyond Lucius Fox and his kids would stop them from throwing in characters with a tenuous connection like Silver St. Cloud, Leslie Thompkins, and Harvey Bullock along with deep cuts who are connected (Sasha Bordeaux? Philip Kane? Lincoln March? heck, even Talia and Damian are closely associated enough to make sense). The highlights of the set would be the heroes and villains anyway, like the standouts of the Bugle were Daredevil and Punisher. The biggest problem with Wayne Tower is that the Bugle was able to have such a great figure selection because there were retail Spidey sets being released simultaneously which introduced most of the villains and heroes. Right now (as has been memed to death), we just have a couple of versions of Batman and Joker in production, along with maybe the Harley Quinn and Batgirl from last year's Juniors set and that book. There are plenty of DC modulars/D2Cs I would prefer to Wayne Tower, (the Hall of Justice would be perfect!) but I would still take it if that is what we are given. DC I think might have more locations which fit into the modular style than Marvel does, especially in Gotham City, so it would be smart if Lego began alternating them. But I totally understand that with the state of the brand why they would prefer to stick with mostly Marvel for the time. I also don't think that a Batman modular is out the question just because the DC brand is in a bad state. Batman is being included in some of the same weird experiments as the Marvel sets, like being given buildable figures, a couple of busts, and a big gimmicky D2C. Makes sense that if they want to start pacing themselves with Marvel modulars and there is a lull in the MCU release schedule in a year where a new Batman movie comes out that they might give DC a little more focus.
  3. SoupOrFishOil

    Lego Arkham Asylum MOC

    This looks great! I love the architectural style, and the sheer scale is impressive. I have been modding 10937 for years, and now I am thinking that my work is not nearly done.
  4. SoupOrFishOil

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Can the mechs we will into existence be McGonagall in a suit of armor and Slughorn as a battle-couch? :P Maybe Lupin in a werewolf mech to round out the trio?
  5. SoupOrFishOil

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2023 - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd be curious to see concepts for Orbot. I've tried making him, but it's tough. Cubot was very clever but he works because he is, well, a cube. But Orbot isn't, so sharp edges for clips feel wrong. Cubot also hunches over, but Orbot stands upright, so swapping the build 1:1 but changing out the pieces for round ones doesn't feel quite right. Then it's hard to find small bowl/dome/sphere which look good or to avoid using pieces with sharp corners. I wonder if there is a new piece scheduled for next year (Lego has been introducing a lot of new tiles and round parts) before they put Orbot in a set. Oh, and the Death Egg set is great. I picked that up a couple of weeks ago.
  6. SoupOrFishOil

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2023 - Rumours and Discussion

    Skimped out on side-leg printing? Oh yeah, this looks real. Wait, I thought Amy had side-leg printing but I guess it is just Sonic! Not a problem. I'm happy to see Knuckles has special fists.
  7. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wayne Manor could get a set, but I think it either needs to be a large retail release or part of a large Batcave D2C where the inclusion of the manor is the primary gimmick. The manor can be wide but shallow. I can't imagine it having more depth than the one in the TLBM Joker Manor set. A nice facade is the most important thing; all you really need on the inside is a secret Batcave entrance. There can be more connectivity between the manor and the cave because the manor wouldn't need a "ground" baseplate like Gringotts does for compatability with Diagon Alley. A dining room, bedroom, entryway, den, etc. could be included to fill it out, but I think that the manor would have to be part of a Batcave set, resting on top of it like Gringotts is the vault system. The Batcave is the most important part, and it's more important that that be fleshed out and developed. There are other DC locations which are more suited to the modular treatment I think, like Arkham, the Daily Planet, LexCorp, the Hall of Justice, or even a "Gotham City Downtown" in the style of a Ninjago City set. But that's far from the state of the current theme where they didn't even shoehorn Batgirl into a Batman set this year when we thought she was getting a movie. Hoping that the brand is going low key for a refresh, and sets will come back in full force with Gunn's reboot. In the meantime I'll take what we can get.
  8. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Please. It's hard to believe I have been waiting for a Daily Planet set since this theme was announced twelve years ago.
  9. SoupOrFishOil

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2023 - Rumours and Discussion

    There are Lego skins coming for Sonic Superstars. Sonic and Eggman are the same as in the sets. I bet that will be our first look at what a Knuckles minifigure next year will look like.
  10. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    The one from the account called Custom Lego Fellow? :P
  11. SoupOrFishOil

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2023 - Rumours and Discussion

    Aha, about time we start to get rumors. I'm still not sure about the launcher gimmick but I am happy that there are things here which should have been the "Mania-based" Ideas set, like the Death Egg Robot and animal capsule. Tails is basically confirmed as well with the Tornado getting a set. I'm glad that they seem to be basing the locations off of the 2D games, especially if the Tornado set does take some influence from Mirage Saloon. Stardust Speedway, Studiopolis, or Sky Sanctuary would all be great for the missing set. I don't really have a preference between the classic and modern designs for a first wave, especially because it seems like minifigures are (as expected) a bit limited, so it wouldn't surprise me if the final line-up is only four or five characters but that's okay for a first wave where everyone needs a unique head mold and fancy legs. I just hope that however they depict Robotnik he is a little bit more refined than in the Ideas set. I'd like it if he was also a minifigure with a torso similar to Hagrid, but it sounds like he may still be brick-built going by the descriptions here. Hard to say if that's just an assumption though.
  12. SoupOrFishOil

    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay but now I want to know if Pinocchio's nose works with the mustache attachment. :P He might be a real boy but a real man has a stache. :P
  13. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's not going to be microscale. It's obviously going to be built around the Batman buildable figure that's releasing.
  14. SoupOrFishOil

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's good to see this thread active. Can someone please sum up for me how we know that the D2C is not the BTAS display that leaked? There must be a good reason we are expecting something else but I missed it while I was skimming the thread. Thanks!
  15. SoupOrFishOil

    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't know why people are so worried that the CMF series will have silver minifigures. Maybe one as a chase figure, but if every character is a gimmicky recolor that is going to inherently limit the appeal of the series. People--especially kids--want Pinocchio to display and play with, not a statue of him.