badbob001

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  1. badbob001

    REVIEW: 80102 Dragon Dance

    Seems like this has room to support eight dragon handlers, but perhaps that many bodies would draw focus away from the dragon itself. I think would prefer the motion to be smooth and would make a better impression to others.
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    It seems that if I really want this, I have to order from a bricklink seller from an asian country. Anyone have a suggestion on which country offers reasonable shipping to the US?
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    The designer for the Dragon Dance are at least Nick Vas (@princegalidor) and Niek van Slagmaat (@toothdominoes), so perhaps they were also involved with this one.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    Are these exclusives to Lego stores or will other retailers be able to sell them?
  5. Oh man, I've been waiting for them to drop more Wizard of Oz figures since the first year of Lego Dimensions! Finally! Anyone see the giraffe and think it's in honor of Toys R Us? Someone mentioned the girl band being called the holograms. Is that just a joke or is it really true? Now I can finally have a battle of the bands with Josie and the Pussycats (from series 14) and Jem and the Holograms!
  6. Emmet just murdered the queen, turned her into an art project for his girlfriend, and is hiding his insanity behind the standard always-smiling minifigure face.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    According to this, there are over one million Chinese in Australia. But the USA has five times that <wink wink nudge nudge>. But compared to the total population, Australia is 5.6% Chinese while USA is only 1.5%.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You know what is so magical about that flower cart? It can make an AFOL buy a new modular on the month that it's released, despite his or her normal tendency to wait up to a two years for some sort of sale or VIP points incentive. But I'm kind of glad LEGO isn't following the common video game practice taking part of the finish game and selling it as DLC. "You want a tow-truck for your corner garage? We made the designer work over the holidays to come up with this baby. Totally unplanned <wink>."
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    10264 Corner Garage

    It looks like the 2nd and 3rd floor are inter-changeable so putting the vet on the 3rd floor will make the sign more visible. I do like the wide wall of windows for the upper floors, which reminds me of the fictional spacious city apartments that are somehow affordable to underpaid or jobless characters in sitcoms. The garage is too bare inside. It just screams for clutter. Below are the garage elements from the Simpson's House. I think the tool rack can go under the stairs and the work bench can be placed on the wall between the rear door and the car lift and would help hide the play feature component.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    Can LEGO sets be ordered online from Hong Kong? I can have it shipped to my relatives there.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That name would be more believable than just "Garage". All modular building sets so far have had two word names.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I can't really back this up, but I suspect more LEGO products are bought for children than for adults, so it makes sense to prioritize their marketing towards kids. I see the advertising of the modular buildings as basically a one-time short-duration event and only happens when the product is immediately available (one design video, feature in calendar, and cover page on catalog). If LEGO promotes it too early, then they would need to spend more money to advertise again later to remind people that the product is actually available now. So for the best bang of their advertising dollars/euros: advertise to adults that the modular is available now, adults go to the store to check it out, and most importantly, the adults will bring their kids to the store as well (kids usually need adults to buy the products for them). So there you have it: the modulars are to get adults to bring their kids to the store.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    The funny thing is, if that set has a leak, it will literally sink.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    There are benefits to not releasing news on upcoming sets until they are immediately available for purchase: Consumers will not stop purchasing existing sets due to waiting for the upcoming release. Consumers will fallback to visiting the LEGO store or website to see what is new and may purchase something. When the set is available for sale, it can be used as a way to immediately attract consumers to the store or website and influence them buy something. I'm not sure if this supposed "building up of hype and discussion" has as much value to LEGO as we may think. Their target audience are kids and kids are not even allowed to be involved in online discussions or social media until they are in their teens (I think 13 in the US). So the people really talking about the new sets online are adults. An example is the gaming platform roblox. It's primarily for kids and is crazy popular, but few adults know about it because kids don't/can't talk about it online because they are too young and thus gaming news sites don't cover it because no one is talking about it online. Hype for a movie is different. That hype helps remind consumers to go watch the movie when it's released. It can also serve as marketing to sell related merchandise that is released earlier. The movie marketer don't really care if the hype is somehow causing you to not watch existing movies or stopped going to the theater on a whim to check out what is playing, especially if those other movies are from other studios. Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    When I was at a US Lego store for Black Friday, I noticed that the 40305 Lego Brand store was marked down from $30 to $20. I'm not sure if the price change is related to Black Friday, but perhaps they are clearing out inventory for a new version of the Lego Brand Store?