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    Oh my god, it's finally happening!!! Edit: anyone have any idea what the piece count is? I couldn't find it in the Ideas page or in the post he made here when he first added the project.
  2. Frankly, I've always preferred when pieces are reused within reason instead of creating so many *almost* redundant pieces. Leaves me with less to have to sort through.
  3. The printing on the bounty hunter just looks muddy overall. The color choices were very poor.
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    Future Castle Sets?

    My concern with the new shield is that it's far too intricate for it to be a print they'd do for the shield of an average soldier over the course of an entire castle line. Those shields tend to be simple and graphic with only one charge occupying the foreground. I'd be ok with some kind of one-off high quality castle set, but I'm much more worried that this is going to end up in some modern build as part of a statue, like many of the more ornate lego shields have been.
  5. I like fantasy and castle themes the most, but I don't really have any issue with how many city figures there are. Not everything is about me; I'm happy to collect the few I want and save my money. I do appreciate that Lego is moving towards more gender balance across their lines,
  6. They're not, but they do plenty of minifigs that are specific to different countries.
  7. Interesting choice for the fright knight to use a more traditional type of helmet instead of the distinct bat-winged helmets used by the Fright Knights, especially since he's using an updated version of their shield.
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    LEGO Ideas: The Pirate Bay!!

    Wow, I've been out of the loop for several months now and I'm stunned to see this- not only that it exists but is already in review. I would buy this in a heartbeat, but the raised baseplate makes me very worried about its chances.
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    Pirates Minifigure Head Index

    For soldiers, I make a rule to avoid double sided heads. You can't block the back face with a shako.
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    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    Hey guys, I just ordered a few bearskin hats and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with using them with various backpacks. I never see the combo; do they not fit together?
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    Useful Pirate Pieces from other Themes?

    That's tough. The Bounty is a far more interesting build with much more detail than the IFS. I can't stress enough how impressive most of it really is. However, the scale of the Bounty's sails really throws me off, and the IFS is a much more beautiful ship in that respect. That, combined with the playability of the IFS (both "swooshability" and ease of accessing the insides) tips the balance for the IFS for me.
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    Useful Pirate Pieces from other Themes?

    I'm surprised it's only 15%. From first hand experience, it feels like a lot more than that. The Flagship was pretty easy to "swoosh around" and play with, but I gave up trying to do that with the Bounty pretty quickly. The ship really does have some heft. It's really a shame they didn't make the sails larger, or it would have been almost perfect.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I really hope its not insects. While I liked and owned a number of sets from the old insectoid theme, I really was not a fan of how they did spiders for Chima. I'm not a fan of bugs, and it was pretty gross to be honest. I think there will be at least some portion of kids who feel the same way, and that gives me hope that they wont choose to do that for NK. It's harder to avoid those kinds of figures when there are only two sides and a few are usually included in every set.
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    Useful Pirate Pieces from other Themes?

    Here are some quick snaps I took. If anyone wants more specific comparison shots, I'd be happy to provide them. General impressions: the Destiny's Bounty is shorter than the Imperial Flagship both height and lengthwise. The difference in height is mostly just the sails; the decks are at about the same level. However, the Bounty's deck is wider and much easier to work with than the Flagship, and the sterncastle is higher. The inner space of the Bounty is much smaller and more cramped than the Flagship. Otherwise, I'm very impressed. The Destiny's Bounty was cheaper than the Imperial Flagship but has ~600 more pieces and it shows. The build is very impressive and absolutely packed with details.
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    Useful Pirate Pieces from other Themes?

    Just got and built that set. If people are interested, I can take some pictures of it next to the Imperial Flagship.