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  1. Honestly, seeing how every single movie adaptation of a videogame has been terrible or mediocre at best, I'm not sure I want to see any more. The only movie that was somewhat successful is Wreck-it-Ralph, but that was just an original movie about videogames in general, not an adaptation of a specific game. Ready Player One is in a similar category, although it remains to be seen if that one is any good. I think the problem is that classic games like Super Mario Bros. have such a simple and/or weird story that it will be hard to make a movie about them that is realistic, entertaining, and faithful at the same time, whereas modern games have become so cinematic that they are essentially interactive movies already, so turning them into live action films would simply remove the interactive element and therefore be kind of pointless, especially since most "live action" movies are made up of at least 50% CGI nowadays anyway. Now, does that mean that a good videogame movie can't be made? No, of course not. If you get a good director and cast and pick a property that lends itself to a movie adaptation, it is possible to make a good movie out of it, but at this point it seems unlikely to happen. That said, I hope the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot will be good. I am a fan of the game which it's based on and since it's one of those games that was so story-driven and had such realistic graphics that it was essentially a playable movie, so I can see it working as an actual movie if they don't change too much, and so far the trailer looks like it is fairly faithful to the game. But then again, we've been burned by a Tomb Raider movie twice before (although the first one is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me ). I kinda hope that the Uncharted movie will get out of development hell at some point as I think it has a similar chance of being a good movie, considering the recent Tomb Raider games have been an effort to copy the style of those games, although it will be hard to find a cast that has the same charm as the characters in the game. It has been announced that Illumination is working on an animated Mario movie and I think this is probably the best chance we have at a decent Mario movie. The colorful and cartoony nature of the Mushroom Kingdom and their residents can only be done justice in animation in my opinion, and say what you will about the minions, but Illumination is one of the best animation studios in Hollywood right now, so they have the talent to pull it off I think, so fingers crossed. Speaking of Nintendo, many have been clamoring for a Zelda movie since forever, and even though I've never played any of the games except for a bit of Twilight Princess, I get the impression that it is a fairly generic fantasy story, so I do think there is potential for an epic movie or at least TV show there. I have never played any of the Five Nights at Freddy's games either, but the characters do look pretty creepy, so the movie that is currently in development could make for a good scary movie if done right. That is to say, if they use ACTUAL animatronics and some CG crap. Maybe we could even get a clear answer about what the hell the story of these games is. I'm getting tired of seeing theories about FNAF lore. I like the idea of a BioShock movie, and I also think that a Portal movie could be fun if it has the same clever writers as the games, although I'm not sure how interesting it would be to watch a silent protagonist go through testing chambers while being berated by an AI for two hours. Maybe they could make it like Hardcore Henry by having the whole movie in Chell's POV and give a good reason for why she doesn't talk (a side effect of her hibernation perhaps?). One of my favorite games of all time is Jak & Daxter, so I'd love to see a movie based on those games. It's never gonna happen, but considering that the big screen debut of their more popular cousins, Ratchet & Clank, didn't go so well, perhaps it's for the better. Sorry for the long post, but those are my thoughts.
  2. Nerdtron: Defender of the 80's

    Thanks guys! Indeed. I can't wait for the actual Voltron set. I was considering having KITT from Knight Rider as one of the vehicles which oddly enough is also a license that they have thanks to Lego Dimensions (R.I.P.).
  3. Like @Lyichir, I could definitely see a The Lego Movie Holiday Special happening. Maybe the plot could be a Toy Story type situation where Finn gets some new sets for Christmas and Emmett and the gang have to get used to the new minifigures in Bricksburg. At first they don't get along and a little battle ensues, but in the end they learn to settle their differences and live in harmony in the spirit of the holidays as Lego Santa flies over Bricksburg. I like that idea. Of course it would be named the Tree of Aeer-Freshn-Arr. Maybe it could be like The Nightmare Before Christmas where the minifigs have never heard of Christmas before and the discovery of this relic is what introduces them to it. The special would be about them trying to figure out what Christmas is as everyone has their own idea of what it is about, all of which are hilariously wrong. Wyldstyle thinks it's all about decorating, Unikitty thinks it's all about the food and candy, Batman thinks it's about everyone giving gifts to Batman, etc. But in the end they all learn the true meaning of Christmas. While I love A Christmas Carol, I feel that story is overdone at this point, but I guess a Lego Movie version of it could work. One of the ghosts that would visit President Business would have to be Vitruvius. There are so many different ways this could go. I hope they make such a special at some point!
  4. From days of long ago, from the uncharted regions of the nerdy-verse, comes a legend, the legend of Nerdtron: Defender of the 80's! A mighty robot loved by good, feared by evil! This totally tubular titan is comprised of some of the most iconic pop culture vehicles of the 80's, such as the Ecto-1, Delorean time machine, A-Team Van, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, and Nerdly forms the head. Sporting a glorious mullet, shoulder pads, and a walkman, our heroic 80's icons are ready to take on the Shredder, Biff, ghosts, or any other evil foe that threatens our nostalgia! This is my entry for the Nerdvember contest on Bricknerd. It was inspired by an illustration that I came across in an image search. If this isn't the nerdiest, most 80's thing you've ever seen, I don't know what is! Nerdtron: Defender of the 80's by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Here he is, ready to spring into action! Nerdtron action pose by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Behold the glory of the back of Nerdly's mullet! Nerdtron back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr When he's not fighting crime, Nerdtron likes to relax and listen to some rad 80's tunes on his walkman. Even giant robots need a break sometimes. Nerdtron resting by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Here are Nerdly and the vehicles when they haven't formed Nerdtron. Some assembly required. Nerdtron disassembled by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr I had a lot of fun designing 6-wide versions of these iconic vehicles, so let's take a closer look at them. First up we have the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. Nerdtron DeLorean front by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Nerdtron Delorean back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? The 6-wide Ghostbusters Ecto-1 of course! This one was the most detailed and most challenging one to build at this scale. Nerdtron Ecto-1 front by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Nerdtron Ecto-1 back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Cowabunga! Here come the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in their Party Wagon! Nerdtron TMNT Party Wagon front by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr The two Technic holes in the back are where the legs slot into. Nerdtron TMNT Party Wagon back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr I love it when a MOC comes together. Such as this A-Team van. Nerdtron A-Team Van front by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Nerdtron A-Team Van back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures as I had to take them last minute. I hope you like it nonetheless.
  5. The ideal Christmas tree (at least for Batman) is a Bat-Christmas-Tree! Batsmas Tree by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Thanks for having this fun raffle again this year! Happy Holidays!
  6. I probably wont see Coco this weekend either due to the holiday.(seriously, why are they releasing it on Thanksgiving instead of Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos?!). I don't mind Olaf (aside from the disappointment that we are getting this cash grab instead of an original Pixar short), so I definitely want to see it in the theater, hopefully next week. In other Pixar news, John Lasseter has taken a 6-month leave of absence due to reasons that are too sad for me to discuss. You can read the details in the article below, but prepare to have the image of yet another idol tarnished for you: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-lasseter-taking-leave-absence-pixar-missteps-1057113 On a brighter note, I saw the pilot for Big Hero 6 The Series and it's pretty good. It takes place in between the last few scenes of the movie and has the same amount of heart, humor, and action as the movie, so I look forward to the rest of the series. By the way, is anyone else starting to feel a bit underwhelmed by the Ducktales reboot? Don't get me wrong, it's still entertaining, but where is the adventure? Since the pilot they haven't even left the city except once to go to another city. And Dewey seems more concerned with getting an internship with some annoying millennial stereotype billionaire than to find out what happened to their mother. In the last episode they finally went to Egypt and the next episode will take them to Mt. Neverrest, so hopefully the show is picking up now.
  7. [MOC] Aurek-Wing Fighter

    Thanks! You can see the other entries in the contest thread on FBTB: https://www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12937&p=97898#p97898 Thank you. I actually quite like the U-Wing, hence the influences in my design. The set is a pretty nice build and fun to swoosh around. Although maybe I just liked the design because it was such a breath of fresh air after all those rehashes in TFA.
  8. [MOC] Aurek-Wing Fighter

    Thanks! Nope. Completely my design. The idea of starfighters based on Aurebesh letters is what the guys over at FBTB came up with.
  9. The -Wing starfighter was an experimental starfighter which resembled the shape of the first letter in the Aurebesh alphabet "Aurek". It was an extremely fast and agile fighter with similar features to the U-Wing fighter. Its most notable feature was its prong-like retractable wings or S-foils that could split apart at the front to switch from flight to attack mode, thereby increasing the size of the ship's deflector shields and the spread of its fire, which earned it the nickname of Scissor Fighter. It also featured retractable landing gear, a central fin, laser cannons on each wing and in front of the cockpit, large engines on each side, as well as a small thruster behind the cockpit. This is my entry for the Star Wars X Building Contest on FBTB and since it's NnoVVember, I decided to make it a vic viper as well. Here is a bird's eye view where you can see the Aurek shape better:
  10. True, although I have mixed feelings about it. Sure, Pixar's photorealistic rendering nowadays looks impressive, but The Incredibles had a minimalistic stylized look about it which was highlighted by the highly stylized end credits. adding all these realistic details kind of undermines that (no pun intended). It looks a bit odd to me, but the character designs seem to be mostly the same though, so it might grow on me.
  11. I actually love that this is a throwback to the classic Pixar teaser trailers which featured exclusive animation for the trailer and didn't give anything away about the actual film, even if this is not nearly as good as those classic teasers which were almost like a short film of their own. I hope they are bringing this tradition back. Too many trailers give too much away nowadays and having exclusive animation makes them that much more special. So I guess we can now add heat vision and electricity to Jack-Jack's already vast list of powers which makes him even more OP than Superman. I'm guessing that he will eventually develop his own powers based on his personality like the other Supers and lose all the other powers as he grows up. I'm excited to see what direction this film will take!
  12. Single Pane LEGO Licensed Theme Funnies

    Ha, that's a good one, and a little disturbing. I especially like the fig in mid-transformation. I had to make a funny with one of the Bricktober figs too, and this is what I came up with: Anyone notice something different about Ursula in the new Disney set? Where Ariel gets her legs instead:
  13. Star Wars

    Sorry to reference that other sci-fi franchise, but... Sigh. I guess it's only fitting that such an uninspired, unwarranted prequel has such a stupid, uninspired title. On a brighter note: This looks great and I live in Anaheim, so I can't wait for this!
  14. Hello! This is my entry for the Freighter Wars contest on Rebrick. Anybody order a large Corellian freighter with extra cheese? This hunk of junk food may not look like much, but it sure is tasty! Comprised of a large pepperoni pizza, a cheeseburger, a milkshake, a cookie, two hotdogs, and a side of fries, this food freighter is sure to satisfy even the biggest hunger and send the Fast Food Empire running!
  15. To the Millennium Bat! (MOC)

    Thanks everyone! I was actually planning to make it a spaceship initially with small treads instead of the landing gear, but as I was building, the mandibles reminded me of the Tumbler and I thought how cool it would look with a giant wheel in front, so I got rid of half of the treads and changed it to a land vehicle (which is more Batman's style anyway). I left the treads in the back small so that the vehicle wouldn't be tilted too much. Haha, indeed I borrowed some of the building techniques from the latest System-scale set, but had to keep it small since I was forced to use shorter wedge plates for the round hull due to the color, so I can see where the confusion comes from. I think it came out pretty good overall though. Interesting observation. That cannon is actually another remnant from an earlier draft of the vehicle where it was still meant to be a spaceship. You're right, it is perhaps a bit overkill on the vehicle as it is now, but then again, isn't overkill what Lego Batman is all about?