ghostmind

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Everything posted by ghostmind

  1. 1. George G. - 1 9. FliXFantatier - 2 12. moctown - 2
  2. 10. LegoJalex - 1 11. mObby - 1 14. Multiverse - 1 16. Sid Sidious - 1 24. Bernd - 1
  3. 11. Darkblane - 1 25. snaillad - 1 27. Myko - 1 32. phonciplebone - 1 37. jirikone - 1
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    Modular Madness: Neighborhood Cafe

    I love all the little interior details/furnishings and the use of space without it looking crowded. The soda machine is great!
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    Winter Village 10229 Winter Village Cottage

    I wonder if it is a ski hut, and the thing on the side that you saw was a ski rack...
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

    With 6 minifigs in this set, I would guess at a $60USD price point. EDIT: That is one amazing looking set... and applicable to both sets of movies.
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    Star Wars sets anyone?

    I just discovered this as well. Isn't the MSRP on this set $80, meaning a $30 TRU tax? Just greedy - I'll be buying it from S@H.
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

    Why not use the new torso belly from the Jabba's Palace Gamorrean Guard?
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    LEGO Superheroes 2012 Rumours & Discussion

    There must have been very limited stock, as I was able to order one. Should arrive next week!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    I really hope that we will be getting some Episode II sets next year - this has been a real void of late. Speaking of which, it should be almost time for our "LEGO Star Wars 2013 Pictures and Rumors" thread, correct? Probably a bit into July?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    I would expect a reveal at SDCC in July.
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    General Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Discussion Thread

    That would be 130 pounds not $130, so you would be looking at about $180USD for the set.
  13. This has probably been covered by someone earlier, but I wanted to throw my own 2 cents out there to see what others thought. Simply put, I cannot deal with the CW minifigs. I started collecting only SW IV-VI sets, because those are the movies I grew up with, and like many I have a few "hurt feelings" about how the prequels turned out. The "Anakin & Sebulba's Podracers" set turned me around on buying prequel LEGO though, as IMO that set is very well-designed and full of vibrant colors. Since then I've picked up most of the recent SW I-III sets, but I draw the line with the CW sets. Half the reason I buy licensed LEGO sets is for the minifigs, and I am so off-put by the CW faces and designs (even the clone troopers) that it actually stops me from purchasing them. Instead, I find myself hoping that someday the Venator, the Republic Frigate, and the recent Geonosis sets among many others will get reissued with "regular" minifigs. And when sets like this year's Jedi Interceptor get announced, I am happy to see that it is not yet again a CW set. Anyone else have this hang-up? I realize the CW series is nearing its end, but it has kind of put a damper on collecting the prequel LEGO for me.
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    Monster Fighters 2012

    The picture was found on eBay (Germany). Hope that it is ok.
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    My hangup with the prequels sets

    Let me clarify that I don't dislike TCW series itself. I certainly don't love it, but having seen the bulk of three seasons of the series, I can say that I am "lukewarm" to it with some specific reservations and misgivings. I do recognize that it is providing us with new SW content, but I do not subscribe to the idea that a "true fan" is someone who joyfully accepts whatever Lucasfilm sends his way. My issue is with the LEGO's stylized intepretation. As others have mentioned, the CW videogame did a much better job with many characters in this regard.
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    My hangup with the prequels sets

    I have to note that the last year or so has started to see a possible swing back towards the movie-based sets being more predominant. 2011 had a few big PT sets and this year we are seeing a LOT of OT sets being released. Maybe TLG is starting to shift gears, especially with the movies returning to theaters. *And Ki-Adi-Mundi, if they release a Cloud City and a Mos Eisley next year? That would be amazing!!!
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    My hangup with the prequels sets

    Obviously it is not pointless, as quite a few people have something to say on the matter, both in this thread and in previous. And I do not recall when you were made arbiter of what should or should not be discussed in this forum.
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    My hangup with the prequels sets

    An interesting read, thanks!
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    My hangup with the prequels sets

    Even though I am a child of the OT, I don't mind the PT. I don't think they are equal by any means, but I think I get where Lucas was going with the story, even though he had a hard time conveying it at times. Some of the character and vehicle designs in the prequels are my favorites though. When I heard about the upcoming "Palpatine's Arrest" set I was excited by the prospect of a non-CW Mace Windu and Chancellor Palpatine. But when I look at the "Clone Turbo Tank" at the store, I am thinking "wow, they did a good job on this revision" for the vehicle and then "ugh, more ugly doll-face minifigs", and so I put it back down. I end up feeling like I am missing out, and hoping for a new version sometime in the next 10 year, because I got back into SW LEGO far too late for the original Turbo Tank to be an affordable option. Yes, I could just ignore the minifigs in these sets, and buy them purely for the vehicles, but that doesn't feel right to me (plus I would have a lot of unmanned vehicles LOL).
  20. Helm's Deep is 1,368 pieces. Aanchir put the Mines of Moria piece count for this one as well in error.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    Only a few really tiny ones on that store website. I was hoping that larger ones would have been imminent after that, but nothing so far...
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    Have any larger images of the box-art for the summer wave shown up yet?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    I really, really despise the Clone Wars "doll faces" compared to those in the Jedi Interceptor, for instance. Is there a story behind why TLG went that way? I'm hoping they start releasing more characters with regular mini fig eyes and mouths.
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

    Look at those horses - wow!