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  1. strangely

    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion and Meka are easily my favorite part of the wave. I was terrified that the scale for Meka would be completely oversized, but it turned out better than I thought it would. I wish it were slightly shorter, but all in all, it turned out pretty well. Windowmaker Vs. Tracer is my second part of the wave. For the price point, it's just a very fulfilling set and the minifigures are great (wish Tracer had some white shoe printing, but otherwise spot on). I'm pleased that locations like Dorado and Gibraltar were pretty well represented and that kept very true to the look of the game. They did particularly well with the color palette, very striking. All in all, a good first wave. But I will say, this theme cannot end until I get Junkrat and Mei (my two mains).
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's Dorado, specifically the choke point right before the first checkpoint.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    I agree about Reinhardt, he's just too much all the way around, but I get the impression they did this on purpose. Scale was always going to be an issue. I think they made Rein so bulky to justify Bastion being so big. looks alright to me, the cockpit seems scaled just large enough to fit a minifigure and the arms look good, but the legs are a little overbuilt. The kneecap looks kind of bad to me. I'm guessing they're trying to give us as much of the initial roster first before expanding to the additions. As for the repeat, I'm guessing it was a cost saving maneuver. In fairness, most of the minifigures get new molds, to say nothing of the leg printing (and the various new colored parts in the sets), so there was bound to be a repeat or generic minifigure snuck in to boost the minifigure count without having to stretch the budget any further. They clearly wanted to go for quality over quantity. I'm not too worried though. Looking at the character lineup in these sets, it seems pretty clear they're planning on there being another wave. If this was a one and done situation, they'd have just thrown in the most popular characters and locations. But there's still a fair amount of popular characters left, as well as locations they haven't touched at all. Probably a summer or fall wave.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    He has a standard torso, it leaked a few days ago. Hopefully they at least give him some sort of armor piece that goes over top of it. It is kind of disappointing that they didn't go the Axl route, but given how many new pieces are being introduced, it's not too surprising. Maybe, if they do more waves, they could correct that in the future. On the other hand, maybe because of the wildly differing sizes of the characters, they just decided to go standard minifigure and make them all uniform in size. Which isn't the worst idea considering how all over the place the sizes are.
  5. I think you might be right. The pattern just doesn't look like something that occurs in nature. My initial reaction to the picture was "why does that raptor have blue lightning bolts on it?" Being a TLM2 design would make way more sense.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    Widowmaker leaked. She looks pretty good. Can't wait to see what else they have in store for us.
  7. Juniors just means it's a simpler build style, it doesn't mean the set has to be lesser in quality in general. There's no reason they can't use named characters to fit into the same role as the randoms they use. It's just lazy not too. Again that dock worker could have easily been Jefferson Davis (and as others pointed out, this would have been a great tie-in to the animated movie coming out). As for the diamonds, I get that it's easy shorthand, but it's been done to death. Just because it's a Juniors set doesn't mean it has to be unoriginal. The new Goblin set is a Juniors set and it gave us an awesome new Goblin variant and a Spider vehicle that actually existed in the comics. It's a simple build sure, but it shows a good deal of thought went into the creation of the set. Even if it's a Juniors set I think it should be just as engaging and clever as any other Lego set.
  8. Dock worker? I'm a little surprised they didn't make him Jefferson Davis, they could have just thrown a police uniform on him and it would've been almost a tie in set to the recent game. Kind of a missed opportunity as it would have been easy to do. I don't like when these Spider-Man sets throw in random unnamed characters. There are plenty of named characters that they could use instead that would fill nearly an identical role. As plain as Captain Stacy was in the one set he's appeared in, at least it was a named character and not just a random nobody. Also, the robberies in these sets are getting increasingly strange. A large shipping container full of diamonds? Why not computers or tech of some sort? They even could have just had the container say Oscorp and that would have been great. But okay, diamonds, just a ton of diamonds rolling around in a shipping container with no security of any sort. Gotcha.
  9. This new Goblin is actually my favorite variant now, the colors are better. I agree about the legs. While I don't think they needed to be dual molded necessarily, they did at least need side printing. I can live with it though, I've gotten used to designs suddenly stopping and not continuing onto the side. And who knows, maybe they'll give us better legs in the future. I'm happy that we finally got the spider buggy. It's a little bit more watered down than I'd hoped, but still pleasing. Goblin's glider is odd. It's funny, it's like they want to use the game design, but just can't quite use it. So close and yet so far...
  10. I don't mind getting repeats of characters. What bothers me though, is that Spider-Man lives in New York and instead of getting buildings we keep getting spider vehicles. I would take facades over yet another blue and red monstrosity. It's sad that the only set that includes a building/location of any kind is the juniors set...
  11. A few of these I could see making it into a set, but based on past history with these games, the majority of the new designs will just be game only. Really, I actually kind of dislike these games just because I keep thinking about what could be...
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    I am really surprised how few leaks we've had for this theme. I'm amazed that Lego managed to keep this one so under wraps, usually something at least leaks from the factory by this point.
  13. I'm actually glad to get another Green Goblin. While we've had several over the years, I only actually thought the movie version and the classic version were any good. So I'm more than happy to get another variation. Hopefully it's a darker/creepier version this time. I'm hoping we get a few more civilian characters this wave. I don't really need another Aunt May. A regular version of Gwen would be awesome (Come on Lego, just do it already), even getting MJ again would be better than another Aunt May.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I wouldn't say a designs inclusion in a book means it's a preview or confirmation of what's to come, but I suppose it is possible (if ever unlikely). Ginny's design I could believe is real, Gildroy I think is questionable. His design seems updated from the old version, it does fit with the current Lego style. What seems wrong to me is the lack of detail and texture, he seems oddly plain.
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    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    While I think Overwatch is decently popular, I just don't see a CMF without a movie or TV show to tie it to. Even the Harry Potter CMF is timed to a new movie release (even though it really didn't need to be). Plus, Overwatch skins don't quite work as a CMF to me. Many of them are themed to holidays and events, the skins would be better suited to seasonal sets or polybags.