WhiteFang

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  1. I had omitted the beach. So, I had line them up in a straight row.
  2. Check out this lovable "oink oink" of the 40186 Year of the Pig which is reviewed by our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang. Let's usher the festive joy in the upcoming Chinese New Year for 2019 right here in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Click here to view the 40186 Year of the Pig review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  3. I had done my 3 different builds of 4996 Beach House and line them up. This was my favourite Creator set.
  4. Dear leafan, @Peppermint_M (Action Moderator) is doing her role to remind members to keep discussion on track. While individual moderators may have distinguished approach, the intended message is not meant to be rude or disrespectful. The delivered message by each moderator is measured by the same outcome and it is to remind members to keep the discussion as it is supposed to be without derailing it. Thank you for your understanding and I like to seek others to follow suite as well. WhiteFang
  5. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 80102 Dragon Dance

    Interesting question and Jim had given some good insight. My guess is those uncommon parts which are tucked away are not meant to make AFOLs happy. I recall reading or heard from the designer that it was intentional to put distinct colours to illustrate the playing mechanism. It is not part of the exterior or interior playing facade. It is meant to be hidden away as part of the playing mechanism of the set itself. Hence, the designer would use bold colours of their choice to identify the mechanism. I would be wrong, but that's my guess. I am interesting to see what you have done with the Powered-Up system. I was exploring on using my PFs to power it up but I don't know where I had kept them now. Very interesting. Your thoughts are also highly probable based on the situation. We might not never know the actual reason but from a commercial perspective, it is entirely possible.
  6. Thank you guys for your thoughts and comments. Great to hear them here. Even you dislike it. Oh my... We need the traditional CMFs as it had been away for almost 2 years since Series 17. Thanks for sharing. I guess they might want to represent it in a generic manner. Agreed that Unikitty would be better in exchange for another minifig design. On the other point, I don't think TLG would ever cease the idea of placing a 'chase' minifigure. From a marketing standpoint, it might further fuel the hype and anxiety in the market. Great insight. I agree with you wholeheartedly. You have clearly suffered the traditional withdrawal symptoms of CMFs Series 17. On a serious note, I find it quite puzzling that majority of the EB community had quite a high dislike towards this CMFs. I didn't take part in the general discussion and I also avoiding seeing detailed images of this CMFs whenever possible, so I can be "surprised" while I am doing this review. I honestly felt this CMFs is pretty strong in its own way. I had much difficult reviewing experience on even more specialised themes such as Simpsons and DFB for example. So, this in a way is still original and it belongs to LEGO imagination building on its strong foundation of LEGO Movie. On the manufacturing part, I am also curious too. Let's see if any other sites would have posed this question next time. Interesting take on your scoring. It is very nice to read your vantage point. It's fun to read your take on the usage of parts in your own way. Thanks for sharing with us on your perspective.
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    REVIEW: 80102 Dragon Dance

    Awesome, Holodoc! I am sure you will enjoy the built as much as I do. I am so happy that you had finally got them.
  8. Fair point. I think you are referring to the integration across LEGO Themes where we can use them in a flexible manner. I am not aware that the worst characters on FB are actually the 4 Pop Singers. That really surprise me. Michelangelo will be awesome to have (wishlist). Thanks Holodoc. Just perhaps, we all might have a different perspective after seeing the movie where we can then associate their existence in this CMFs. Oh gosh. Thankfully you only referred to Batman Series 2. My worst is actually Simpsons 2...
  9. The Scarecrow's hat is not orange colour. It's actually light brown. I just realised the colour went off due to increased brightness. What do you mean by the diploma is incorrect?
  10. Glad you like it, K_Tiger. I think Vest Friend Rex is quite a good minifigure which you ought to consider. The rest of them are pretty much on the remainder. I have added the following new images into the review: Everything is Awesome Different variants of President Business
  11. Thanks Skalldyr. For MOCers like yourself, spare parts are always welcomed. Thanks Makoy. I am sure the pink microphones are the quickest effective cost measure for not printing multiple coloured microphones. Somehow agreed with the puns on the words play. It is pretty original and fun to poke at. The distribution secret is out and we will see how the market forces determine the best outcome. Thanks Nick Wolfe. Agreed that most minifigures are useful steampunk and mad max reference. Those are some great designs which we had not seen in LEGO official sets previously. Of course Wizard of Oz was a splendid surprise and that was a huge draw for me. Unikitty, as I mentioned in the review. It is certainly a wet blanket to me. Other than that, the rest of it rocks.
  12. Thanks guys for your thoughts and comments. I didn’t identify any minifigure to be potential army builder? You want to army build a Senior Looking Xena warrior? I didn’t mention this in my review. It was intentional as I am unable to validate or confirm it. The box which I had received is not “sealed” by the usual sticker but I had indeed opened the box from a sealed TLG carton. If memories served me right, I was also first elated to note that the entire row on my furthest right contain one complete set of 20 minifigures. However, you can’t assume it is 100% accurate as there might have been instances where the packs might accidently changed its position. It also means honing your sense of touch and feel is equally important to ensure the minifigures are identified correctly from the bind bag. I am surprised that you find this series weak. Though I must admit I miss the traditional CMFs but overall this series provided higher quality of print design and new parts. As much as I love to cast him with the previous Swamp Creatures rendition, I do not have these minifigures readily available in my collection.
  13. Thanks Ecc. I fully agree that it had been an awful long time since we see a traditional CMFs.. I miss those original designs. Those are the ones that stretch CMFs creativity. Fully agree with you on the distribution outcome.
  14. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the Eurobricks CMFs tradition. The 71023 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series is the newest CMFs series with bonus characters from the Wizard of Oz. Take a moment and and check out the detailed review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Do share your thoughts with us in the review. Click here to view the 71023 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  15. Dear Eurobricks Community, I am very pleased to share with all of you my newest review work on the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series. It took me an amazing three days to put this together since I received it from TLG on Thurs evening. Eurobricks is not the only community doing this review and I hope my latest reviewing work continue to excite all of you in this highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Theme. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. ps: I am currently exhausted and there's definitely editorial mistakes. I will work on it later for any glaring mistakes. WhiteFang
  16. Giraffe for the win! That’s for me. Accessory is the baby raptor.
  17. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 80102 Dragon Dance

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. I also wish it will be available elsewhere but given this decision made on the availability. The exclusive is specified to Asia Pacific region. I hope this is not an one-off theme. Yes, I agreed! Yes, it is the same as the Lester from Leicester Square. Not exactly sure if I had to turn it harder than before, to make the actions balance. The technic pins are allocated in the same line with different angles. Nice to see you here! Great work done for the set and now I know why those sausages are used. Thanks Niku for your kind words.
  18. No apologies needed. This poll will come as is a matter of time. Glad you had started it.
  19. Ah! You have started this traditional poll. Thanks.
  20. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    Thank you guys for your thoughts and comments. I could think so. It is just a plausible theory. Fully agree with you on the reunion dinner aspect. I will miss them deeply. Glad you had positive vibes about this set. Agree on the distribution hype and it is indeed unfortunate. Well, it could also be part of the wider TLG strategy because they could not know how well these sets could perform on worldwide and if other parts of the world like US and Europe could even interested in such Chinese centred LEGO designed sets.
  21. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the LEGO Chinese New Year set. The 80102 Dragon Dance is also an Asia Pacific exclusive set. Check out the review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Share your thoughts with us and let us know if there is any success for you to purchase this set. Click here to view the 80102 Dragon Dance review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  22. WhiteFang

    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    I believe by now, whole of Singapore had exhausted the retail stocks from all possible retail channels. It is said there won’t be any restocking for Singapore. Any words on other Asia Pacific region?
  23. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    Thanks guys for your comments and views. It really pleased me to see other AFOLs who are not Chinese are also equally excited about this built as well. You definitely ought to get this and I am pretty sure you will enjoy it. Don't let the exclusivity discourage you. Same sentiments. I hope the printed tiles will also be made available in other future sets. I also look forward to see what builders can do with this basic design to make the entire house complete. I also hope to find out who is the designer of this set as well. It is pretty accurate to me. Nice, I didn't know Nick was involved in the Dragon Dance design. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. If they had gone for the actual food molds, then the table will definitely be not enough to accommodate all of the food cuisine. I think printed tiles work fine for me at this point.
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    To be honest, I wasn’t confident to complete in such a short time. I am glad that I had pushed myself in time for this review. Hope to find time for the next project as well. Thanks Jim. Glad you enjoyed it.