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  1. PavillionDweller

    71033 LEGO Muppets CMF Series - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, that ceratinly goes on the list of things I never thought I'd see in Lego form, right next to the scribbled over "Looney Tunes". Gotta say that I love this weird new variety in the licenced CMF series; never played Lego Dimensions, but I absolutely loved the packs for the sheer number of IPs and characters that never would've been made otherwise (B.A. Baracus, Finn and Jake, E.T., Cybermen; flippin' Beetlejuice?). Love the Muppets, maybe more their earlier iterations but still, so... Buying the full series, day 1, can only hope for more of them; give us the full Electric Mayhem, Lego, you cowards.
  2. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Still would've loved for the $500 set to be a modular Arkham Asylum, but oh well. Agree with the general consensus that it'll probably be Avengers Tower and inclined to agree with the guesses that it's based on The Avengers, or at least "inspired by". Which is... Fine, I guess? It'll probably look amazing, be tempting and such, but a $500 AT just screams "huge footprint" combined with a lot of height which is a straight up no-go for me. That's just a problem with display space when collecting Lego and not the potential set itself, of course. Probably doesn't help that the whole thing, however good, exudes big pandemic-energy: a lot of dialogue scenes cutting between shots of characters alone; Haden Church and Ifans spending the whole movie in their CGI-forms; the whole third act/final battle feeling very much like everyone were in separate corners of a blue screen soundstage that they then comped together digitally. Kudos to them (and especially the overworked VFX-teams; someone definitely had a nervous breakdown when they realized Strange is in it), can't have been an easy movie on any level to put together, but I agree that the CGI is... Overall suffering between the scope and the time constraints.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If the Raimi sets rumours are true, I'd personally love a remake of 4855 a.k.a. the train fight. That alone (like the original, subway car on a bit of track, almost vignette-like) I imagine would sell a lot, if only because... Well, trains.
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    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    ... I pictured the Bugle set with the golden planet on top and now I can't not prefer that. I'm neither well-versed in the Superman mythos or a big fan of the design for the Bugle (minority, I know ), but that just makes more sense to me. Somehow. I went on a whole rant analysing what the early DCEU meant for Superman today here, but I'll just summarize it to spare you : There is an unholy amount of untapped potential for Lego DC sets and, based on recent years output from Lego, it sucks that the public interest likely isn't there for it. :/
  5. PavillionDweller

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, speculated further down that this would in that case be DC's D2C for 2022 and break that trend, if only because... How many more bat-vehicles can Lego make (note, that they picture mainstream consumers are willing to buy; I can definitely imagine a D2C Batboat just because)? To expand on my original thought though: If the Bugle will end up having a two year, introducing another tall Marvel building (most likely based on the MCU too) halfway into its lifespan has a possibility to hurt sales. It works for the Modular Building line where you might buy the latest one, love it, and go back to buy some of the older sets, but two of those doesn't even reach a $500 price tag, never mind $800. It depends whether or not Lego thought, some time prior to the Bugle if the timeline of 12-18 months for creating a set is correct, that the market is there for Marvel to become more like Star Wars D2C-wise. I think an AA would fit, as a possibility, if Lego however wants to move away from the yearly bat-vehicles. It's all just my own speculation picture things through the lens of capitalism though. Can't deny that there's some bias too;for years I've been wanting nothing more from the DC subtheme than a proper looking Arkham Asylum.
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    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Like some have said, I'm more inclined to think the D2C is DC based due to the Bugle having just come out this year and the D2C Hulkbuster coming. With that though, wouldn't surprise me if Lego's going all in on Marvel at this point. There is that thought in the back of my head however: What would be a DC version of the Daily Bugle set, main hero with their variant team versus their big rogues gallery at an iconic, gorgeous building (that could easily be repurposed in a Lego city) designed to fit the modular buildstyle? The Bat Family versus Arkham Asylum. I think there are enough versions of it in different media for Lego designers to freestyle the design to fit whatever footprint they'd be working with, there's a low probability (like with the Bugle) the architectural style will show up in the modular building line, and if DC truly is little else but Batman in all but name now, it's the most likely candidate in my mind. The Batcave, I think, would be a definite contender if not for the fact that a lot of pieces would have to be reserved to make up an actual cave portion; Lego's move towards more "unified" display models/D2Cs in recent years makes me imagine that a D2C Batcave would be less separate modules and pieces a la the 1966 set and more one complete section. With an Arkham set, you could squeeze in villains we might not otherwise get (Mad Hatter, Zsasz and Hush off the top of my head), more than enough easter eggs (not just all of the movies and shows - include an enormous Scarecrow build and anyone who loved the Arkham games will look twice at it), and it would break the ongoing trend of D2C Batvehicles, being something more traditionally "Lego", while maintaing the bare minimum of the DC subtheme. You could even throw in the Flash just to include some of his rogues to capitalize on Flash movie hype. I wouldn't put any of it past the mad lads to be honest. Buuut, I can just as easily see it being the Avengers Tower, which would obviously make for a great statement piece. Not that I wouldn't want that, I'd buy it sooner or later, but I would definitely pick up a D2C Arkham earlier than I would that.
  7. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm probably just as cynical then. I'd guess it's based on a combo of Lego knowing what sells/what has sold well in the past (mechs, mechs and filling Spider-Man's garage), shelf life and what information Marvel gives out to the toy companies. Like, if a kid with no hero preferences wants a Lego Marvel set for their birthday, say, next July, are they more likely to ask for the colorful Iron Man mech that transforms into a race car or a set depicting a car chase five shows and six movies back? Considering the D+ side of the MCU just started this year, I figure they'd play it safe to begin with and if the demand is there (CMF should help there), they'll probably include some more D+ sets in the waves (A WandaVision set with two Bro Thor's New Asgard sized vignettes next to each other, one in color and one in B&W? It's gotta be on a list somewhere at Lego HQ). Well, maybe after we get the obvious missing Spider-rocket that is. And the Spider-yacht. And the Spider-snowmobile Aaand the Spider-sedan so that he can pick up the little Spiderlings from Spider-school, etc.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    1. Doc Ock - one of my favorite comic book villain portrayals, would love to see a new arm design 2. Goblin - if we get the masked version, otherwise #3 3. Lizard - for rounding out the rogues' gallery 4. Electro - more interested in how they're going to portray the electricity effect than the actual design 5. Sandman - depends entirely on what they do with him; giant sand face and hand? Hype. Tan legs, regular head, mid-transformation torso holding a giant brick-built tan hammer? Less hype.
  9. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I could honestly see a whole wave of X-Men sets when 2023 rolls around to coincide with '97. Like, it can't be a coincidence that the first mutants project out of Disney-owned Marvel not only doesn't allow direct comparisons to be drawn to the live-action Fox series, but re-introduces the core concept of the X-Men and brings with it nostalgia to people who grew up during the original run and might have kids of their own that they'll be more than happy to introduce to the show (and buy all those sweet tie-in toys to for Christmas). Sort of a clean slate to further separate their eventual MCU live-action from the Fox-verse. Because looking at the upcoming shows announced, I can't imagine that Marvel aren't going to go in just as hard once the X-Men are introduced to the MCU. Just picture the potential for D+ shows alone: X-Force, Gambit, Cable's Fun Future Apocalyptic Adventures, Magneto going... hunting in South America in the 60s', seven season Wolverine mini-series each set in a different time period, *insert any other mutant team or character*. To actually tie this rambling, corporate analysis to Lego though, just imagine something mirroring the Eternals wave. A small "Wolverine vs Magneto" set, "Juggernaut Ambush!", an Arishem-sized Sentinel set and the Blackbird for the biggest one: Sprinkle the main X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants (or whoever they're going to be fighting) throughout them and it's a pretty solid, basic start to the mutants through X-Men '97. After that, who knows? This could just as easily just be me overestimating Marvel's plans and the X-Men's star power horrendously, but it's a small hope.
  10. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Seconded on the case-by-case basis point; Lego's most likely always gonna prioritize every movie getting at least one set over covering every single D+ show. Outside of X-Men '97 (the IP and nostalgia), Armor Wars (c'mon, like Lego would pass up making mechs) and some of the animated stuff, I'm kinda here and there on what shows would even get sets (tone, plot, etc.). Could definitely see them fast tracking a second CMF series instead to fill the character gaps.
  11. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Had no real expectations from the Eternals trailers (still think it's just an okay movie having seen it) so wasn't really planning on buying them, but found both Arishem and the Domo on Amazon for absolute bargains ($40 and $62 compared to the Lego site's prices of $95 and $138 - that sweet, overpriced Scandinavian standard ) so I couldn't pass them up. It's obviously 100% me not having looked at the pictures well enough, but having the built thing in front of me: The sides of the Domo look horrendous imo, very "side of modular building" with the different colours. The light bluish gray also draw attention to the gaps; unavoidable due to the sides opening, of course, but they do become muuuch more noticable. Absolutely love the model otherwise (screen accuracy notwithstanding, concept art and all that), could definitely see myself having it top of the Christmas list just as a playset in younger days. Also, minifgs are insane throughout the subtheme, absolutely gorgeous; Lego can really pull it off when they need to.
  12. PavillionDweller

    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    I'm just gonna... 2 cents, right here... I think it's an amazing model. The minimalistic design coupled with the combination of colours really makes a statement in and of itself and I think it'd look good on display in any circumstance (then again, I've always had an appreciation for colours, especially rainbows, in general so I'm already a bit biased ) Price is... Acceptable (speaking as a European who gets knocked around when it comes to price conversion), some interesting parts; I might pick it up. So... Yeah, I'm just gonna get to it: Good on Lego. Is there gonna be criticism? Oh, definitely. Do I think it's worth putting out? Oh, absolutely. I'm, well, I'm not LGBTQ+ myself but I personally understand the need for representation (as a result of other circumstances in my life that aren't always... well represented in the wider world) and I think we should always welcome it when it has a chance to spread positivity and awareness. I for one wasn't aware of the progressive pride flag and everything it represents before this so that's something. Equal rights and being accepted for who you are are just, like, the most obvious things to me and so I can kind of see what Lego mean when they say that the issue isn't political; because it shouldn't be, it should be such a no-brainer that it shouldn't even be a discussion. But there is. So it is. I don't think it's even comparable to the Osprey or the dynamite factory or a lack of religious imagery; putting out a product in support (one could argue how much and toward what end but based on the designer's comments I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on pure capitalism) of people oppressed the world over because of who they're attracted to, not attracted to, or how they identify themselves compared to an actively used military aircraft, a set depicting a police raid (I think some of us might've heard a name or two in the last few years that miiight give negative connotations to that) or religion, arguably the most politicised subject on the planet? It's just a set telling people that it's awesome to be who they are. I know I'm incredibly privileged to be able to say that I don't understand why that fact, the fact that everyone is awesome, isn't the most normalised thing ever (though I know why it unfortunately isn't in most cases) but I also know that absolutely nothing changes if one just adheres to keeping quiet for the sake of not rocking the boat. As long as one person can look at this set and remember that they are, no matter what the world says, in fact awesome then it's a win, moaners and complainers be damned. LGBTQ+ rights all the way, baby. Oh, and congratulations to the monofig enthusiasts out there!
  13. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Always figured it was just the Danes getting back at the Swedes for past transgressions. Same on the figures, try to justify some sets as "Eh, good parts pack" if I find them cheaper than Lego's own asking price but there's not even that here. Wouldn't surprise me if they figure that this set will be on a lot of childrens' wish lists this year and priced it accordingly. But, yeah, the bigger D2C sets and the likes are usually (in our case at least) and luckily a lot fairer in terms of price difference; the rare times you see a price to part ratio below 1 krona. Definitely going for the Bugle.
  14. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Scandinavian neighbour here, was 100% prepared to outshine you there but Sweden apparently gets off easy with a 106 Euro (128 USD) price tag; practically a bargain! Like, it's beyond ridicule and reason; VAT is one thing but I see nothing to justify these absolutely disgusting price differences Lego can suddenly decide to pump out other than to skim some extra, there is not even close to +100 USD worth of stuff in that set.
  15. PavillionDweller

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Both of them being repeats as well. Argument to be made for the dual-molded legs but would they even have been included them if they couldn't even be used for both Punisher and Black Cat? (Miles has a pair of dual-molded legs too but, you know, repeat) Agreed, would've preferred the previously assumed number of 14 but tighter, more focused. Bugle personnel, some civilians (but no MJ?), repeat Spider-Army, a thrown together, sort of Sinister Six and a random assortment of extra heroes (what is Blade even doing there?); it just feels a bit all over the place. I can see that, wise choice. ... But did the whole main structure need to be uniformly grey? (rhetorical question)