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  1. strangely

    Potential LEGO Scooby-Doo comeback in 2020?

    I hope they do a set for this movie, if only to get a new Mystery Machine. Though it's looking kind of unlikely.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    With the Overwatch 2 announcement just around the corner, I wouldn't be surprised if Lego cancelled the winter sets to focus on products for that instead.
  3. I'm pleased to see Vicki Vale, but honestly getting any named supporting character is always a plus. It seems to be a pretty solid design for the most part. I think my only issue with it is the skirt printing. It doesn't quite look right, seeing the better picture now, it does look a bit lazy, no side leg printing. Too bad they couldn't dual mold it. Oh well, at least it's middle of the road laziness rather than an outright design fail. I really hope that the D2C is something minifigure scale, or close. I really don't want a gigantic bat vehicle that's severely out of proportion with the minifigures. Part of me hopes it's not a vehicle at all, especially considering all the 89 inspired vehicles we've gotten recently (plus in the past).
  4. I could see Scrooge's hat being used with a new hairpiece for the Mad Hatter. I feel like he'd be a good choice for a CMF.
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    I think Anna's new hair piece from the Frozen 2 sets might work well for Hermione (In a different color though).
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    It could be that Lego is going to try something new, they might just be ditching conventional sets. Honestly it would be great if they just packaged a minifigure with a small build and sold them individually. Mega Construx sells characters individually, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Lego try that out.
  7. The inside is a little plain in the center section, but otherwise I like the design of the station. Minnie's cloth skirt is interesting, but I'm wondering if it's execution in the actual set will look as good as it does in the renders.
  8. I expected to skip this set, but after seeing the picture, I actually love it. I'll definitely be buying this. Nice to see the station included too.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    That seems reasonable. I wonder if Lego is just doing smaller production runs rather than dumping the sets entirely, which honestly might be a better idea. I feel like a lot of times they over produce on certain themes and then can't move the stock. So perhaps doing smaller production runs and only producing more if there's a demand would be the better for these type of themes.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's too bad if this info turns out to be true, I was at least hoping to get Mei before the theme ended. It's at times like these where I wish Lego would just confirm or deny rumors. After the set leaks happened they could have just denied it then. Instead people had just enough time to get their hopes up, so it's definitely a bit more disappointing as a result. Still, who knows, maybe we'll get something after all. Maybe the next two sets will sell well. To some degree, I think Lego just chose a bad strategy with these sets. They should have aimed them more at adults. Even at it's height, I don't really think Overwatch was heavily popular with kids. Most of the other Overwatch products feel more like they're for teens/adults, so Lego probably should have followed suit. These sets always looked out of place crammed between Harry Potter and Ninjago...
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    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    Okay, so Indiana Jones is 'fantasy violence', but Stranger Things is 'Sci-fi violence', it's really not that different. Neither are particularly realistic. And Temple of Doom leans pretty heavily into horror elements, it's pretty well known for those elements. I simply disagree that scenes depicting ritual sacrifice and child torture are somehow less visceral than people melting into monsters. And why does how violent it is even matter? The set is clearly directed at adults. It's at a high price point, it was a midnight release, it's available at limited retailers and the set itself is designed as a display piece with limited to no play features. Why does this license need to be child appropriate for Lego to make 'adult oriented' sets. Whether people like it or not, Lego licensed Stranger Things, clearly they're willing to operate by a different set of rules when the target audience isn't children. So I don't think anyone can definitely say "Lego will never make sets based on season 3" since only a few months ago people were saying "Lego will never make Stranger Things sets". Clearly things have changed at Lego, so we currently don't have a metric for what Lego will adapt now that they've gone further than they ever have before.
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    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    In Temple of Doom a guy gets stabbed through by a shish kabob, a man's heart is ripped out, a guy is crushed by a machine which covers the machine in blood, Indy is forced to drink blood. To say nothing of the child slavery and body parts lying around...
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    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    I don't find the concept of the monster to be too bad. In Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated that show ended with a monster consuming the citizens of Crystal Cove to make itself more powerful. So, if Scooby Doo can use that as a plot point... Sure, we see it more directly in Stranger Things, but the concept is the same. As for the Hospital episode, there's just two meltings and that's it. I mean Nancy and Jonathon get a little beaten up, but not too much more than anyone else in this show. And I don't really feel like the meltings are that big of a deal. The characters even discuss that the flayed being able to eat those chemicals and not die is inhuman, so by that point they're basically not people anymore.
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    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    Yeah, it's been discussed since the third season came out. But okay. I rewatched the main melting scene, only 4 people are actually seen melting and the melting itself is roughly 16 seconds of the 45 seconds this scene lasts (I'm not counting the goo forming the mind flayer since by that point it's basically 'the blob'). And I think only 2 people melted in the episodes before that (And most of these meltings happen in poor lighting). By contrast, the melting/exploding in Raiders of the Lost Ark is roughly 8 seconds long (not counting the crowd of Nazi's that get fried immediately before this). I mean, watching these two scenes back to back I can't really say which is more violent or gross, it's kind of a draw. I think people give Indiana Jones a free pass because it's a 'classic', and have had decades to get used to that violence. Let's be real, Lego makes decisions that seemingly go against their 'standards' all the time. Many people believed this theme could never exist as a Lego theme, but here we are. I think people need to let go of their preconceived notions of Lego standards. Clearly when aimed at adults Lego is willing to play by a different set of rules, which is why we have this license at all and why there's a bloody severed arm in the Jurassic Park set. Lego is for adults now too, it's time to accept that and let it go.