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  1. JohnTPT17

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    It really is bizarre that Lego seems to have gotten allergic to traditional Battle Packs over the pack decade (with a few random exceptions here and there). If anything, I would think those are fantastic "gateway" sets to getting into new themes. And if they wanted to test the waters/limits the releases, just keep the packs exclusive to and don't do full retail releases with them (which they kinda did with some of the Build a Minifig options, but that doesn't work for those of us who live far away from stores). At worst, Lego could just go back to the old minifigure chessboard strategies, especially for something like Castle. 32 minifigs, even with repeats, if a great way to quickly fill out numbers. But, no, we have to play the Pick a Brick restock waiting game to maybe be able to get the figures...
  2. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Maybe, but there's lots of hard plastic spikes/horns/claws on lots of current Ninjago sets - which do target kids. So, in this instance, I think it's moreso about getting details on a complex piece that about safely.
  3. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    The set's not being targeted to little kids, though - this is clearly an 18+ set. Though Lego has rubber-ized plenty of other mold like horns and spears though... I think it's moreso about the details on the molds - either of those might have been tricky to make using a standard hard mold. Not impossible... Just harder and more expensive, which it seems like Lego didn't think was worth it.
  4. JohnTPT17

    Marvel Superheroes 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was thinking that, but Echo snuck in (albeit probably because of a rating change). So, it's not impossible.
  5. JohnTPT17

    LEGO Videogame Tie-Ins - Rumors & Discussion

    I'll give it a go, but go a little bit wider: Midna, with Wolf Link as the accessory (which can then be reused for normal wolves) Sheik Zelda (based on the Smash design?) Ganondorf (OoT?) Tingle Either Fi or Ghirahim, for SS representation Skull Kid Toon Link Toon Zelda/Tetra A ReDead Master Kohga/Yiga Clan Purah (maybe with tall and short legs?) Or, if you wanted a mix of more of Hyrule's species, then possibly: Midna, with Wolf Link as the accessory (which can then be reused for normal wolves) A Zora of some variety A Rito of some variety Ganondorf (OoT?) Tingle Either Fi or Ghirahim, for SS representation Skull Kid Zelda (based on her Smash design?) A Goron of some variety A ReDead Master Kohga Purah (maybe with tall and short legs?) That's just a random assortment without a ton of thought, but it's a possible start.
  6. Source? I didn't notice anything on @TandNbricks's Instagram. Not to mention the fact that a third Simpsons series makes zero sense - the second one bombed, and what interesting characters are left? That leak comes from a gaming leaker, which makes me think it has something to do with either Lego Fortnite, or Lego bonus items in a game, like the Sonic skins. Unless we hear more, I'm not going to assume we get any physical bricks. That's a best an educated guess, not a leak until there's actual set numbers/descriptions. Again, source? This is the first I've heard of it. I also haven't heard anything about the Indiana Jones theme coming back - heck, the rebooted sets haven't even retired yet! So, yes, unless you can direct to more specific information, it's just clickbait - especially when most of it has nothing to do with Star Wars.
  7. JohnTPT17

    Marvel Superheroes 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    You're probably right, but there might be enough shows out/almost out to have a January wave. X-Men 97, Agatha, What If Season 2, Daredevil (out a few months later, which is the same gap Echo was), and, if they go back further, Loki 2 or Secret Invasion (though I imagine they'd skip Secret invasion). They might even have designs for YFN Spider-Man, since that's gotten delayed so many times. But, yeah, later in the year is probably more likely.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    That minifigure lineup sounds... Fine. A baseline of the characters I would expect. But, for a $300 set, I would have needed a great or exceptional line of minifigs to get me more interested - especially if I already have three of the characters from the last CMF. Ah, well, here's to hoping for a Gambit mech next summer... Though, if we want to theorize about getting Jubilee, Nightcrawler, Cable, Sinister, etc as minifigs, there's a small chance the January CMF wave could be Marvel. Or, at least, one of the ones for next year. If so, it might make sense why Morph is in the mansion - his printing would be pretty simple - over those others, who might need more complex printing. If that is the case, then we would probably know who's in that series by the time the mansion releases, at least.
  9. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Wait, so the Mithril shirt is a sticker... Again?! That's super lame. Sure, the foresight to make that part a print wasn't apparent with Rivendell, but now that both sets are out, that just feels like penny pinching.
  10. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Here's my suggestion: have a set available as a GWP for a certain time, then let it have a retail release 3-6 months later (maybe even keep it exclusive to Those who buy early get early access to the set, but no one is locked out of it completely, and Lego gets money from both the early access people and those just wanting the set (or those wanting multiple, like with the Droid Carrier). Yeah, maybe that's not a perfect solution, but it might satisfy most customers. I also don't want there to be any kind of desirable exclusives locked behind big sets. I can swallow things sub-$200 or so, which is what got me to buy the Viking Village to get the Galileo set. But, say, if the Witch King/Eowyn were locked behind a narrow buying window on a super expensive set? Nah - that's no good, IMO.
  11. Nah... That doesn't sound right to me. Why have Young Leia as an Anniversary Figure, but then package her in a set that she already "matches" with? If they wanted to make a buildable LOLA with a Leia minifigure, that's one thing, but that makes more sense as an Obi-Wan Kenobi set, not an anniversary thing. That, and if that set was a thing, that thing would rot on shelves. The stores around me still can't get rid of the Lola toys that released with the series - an expensive Lego version would be an even more difficult sell.
  12. I think you're correct. I remember some of hints being "they're not a main character" and "their name has an O", and a lot of people were thrown off of Leia because of that first hint. I'm still willing for it to be a one-off goof from that leaker, though.
  13. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    So, now that we've got new molds and prints, we can reuse them in smaller, cheaper sets for those of us who don't have the money for these $500 sets... Right? Due to the cost, I won't be able to buy this, but I still think that it looks like a great set. The new minifigs all look really good to me, besides Gollum - his arms now look really stubby, and he's got the same cataracts that Maul and Ezra have. I also think that Sauron looks fine as he is - I think the Avatar limbs would look wacky. It's a shame they skimped on the mace, though, when they obviously made other new molds throughout the set. And having a little more height on the tower maybe would have helped with the proportions, but I imagine it's another case of "how it looks IRL vs in photos." Happy for those that will be able to get it, but I'll just have to enjoy the photos!
  14. JohnTPT17

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    So it begins... I don't think sets are typically revealed on Sundays, so we'll probably see what it looks like (and possibly even the GWP) on Monday or Tuesday, if my guess.
  15. With as many new minifigures as there are for the Harry Potter sets, I don't think a third Harry Potter wave will be likely. A bunch of ghosts, teachers, critters, etc are in new sets, and I think the list of minifigures that could make up a meaningful minifig series (especially after the mandatory Harry/Ron/Hermione/Dumbledore variants) is getting smaller every wave. It could even the the case that those new minifigs help push expensive sets, letting Lego get more money than just having them in a CMF (IE, Bill in a Shell Cottage set might sell more units than just having him in a CMF). Most of the discussion about the series has been over in the Historic forum, so you could have missed it that way! That, and we got descriptions/ a leaked leaflet fairly early. A stegosaurus is my guess!