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  1. Hello everyone, I noticed many of our new and regular members have some parts or sets identification issues? Example, like where is this part comes from? I bought this lot from the garage sales but I don't know where these parts come from? So, come on and drop all of your questions in here and our helpful Eurobricks Community will be able to answer those questions for you. Thanks. WhiteFang
  2. Hello everyone, Here is the latest poll and survey for the brand new exciting LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 poll in our Eurobricks Community. Our Eurobricks Community is also actively engaging in this topic discussion. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series even though they may not be so applicable anymore, they can still be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Poll The LEGO Movie Series Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 12 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 14 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 15 Poll The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 16 Poll The LEGO Batman Movie Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 17 Poll The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series Poll The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 18 Poll The LEGO Movie 2 Series Poll The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 2 Poll Let us know what you think about this new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 especially on your choice of the favourite minifigure! WhiteFang
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    The Greatest CMF 3 NEW IDEA - VOTE IN THE NEW POLL

    I am in favour of having this game available. After all, it was very receptive previously. Can you let me know how you want to approach it. We can discuss in PM if need be.
  4. Hello everyone, I am pleased to share my latest reviewing adventure on the brand new LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Collectable Minifigures (CMFs) Series 19 and it was recently launched in the market on 1 September 2019. Special thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) for making this reviewing opportunity possible for Eurobricks through our EB Ambassador, Jim. My sincere thanks to my wife (Belun) for her dedicated support. Looking back at all these past years and it amazed me that I had actually completed 30 exhaustive LEGO pictorial reviews including this current one, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme. I reckon there will be a time for me to come to an end to all good things which is in my mind now. I will ponder with my thoughts now. Meanwhile, let's focus on this comprehensive review. Following Eurobricks tradition for the past Collectable Minifigures polls, we started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continued to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we had the Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie Series, The first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13, LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15, LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16. In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie Series. In the year 2018, we experienced the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2, Series 18 and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. In the year 2019, we seen the LEGO Movie 2 series and LEGO Disney Series 2. Now, let's see where your vote will bring us for the Series 19 poll statistics. Name: 71025 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 19 Year: 2019 Minifigs: 16 unique minifigures Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A EURO N.A, SGD $390.00 Price for 1 packet: USD $3.99, GBP 2.99, EURO N.A, SGD $6.50 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An image of an 71025 The LEGO Collectable Series 19 The LEGO CMFs Series 19 had previously followed closely with the previous LEGO CMFs Series 3 by utilising the lime green colour schema. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets? After a long hiatus since Series 17 in April 2017, here we are facing with traditional CMFs series It has been a long time since we are embraced with the traditional LEGO CMFs ever since recent series were released with licensed and specialised theme. We had not seen original creativity from TLG for about two years since the last Series 17. I did not count Series 18 as it is a specialised theme with mainly costume minifigures unlike the wide spectrum of minifigures' designs in traditional series. I am sure this long awaited series had excited many LEGO fans around the world as many of us are keen to find out new expanded minifigures and their accompanying accessories to be used in their current LEGO collection. More importantly, it is awesome to take a break from the licensed minifigures' designs. There are several exciting things to discover about when I first opened these packets. A few notable things are the exceptional high quality of the minifigures' torso with the neck print on most minifigures. There are plentiful of new unique molds and hairpieces. Not to forget that that printing on the back and side printing including arms with two-toned printing had increased too. These remarkable designs and new additions are very impressive which I will like to draw to your attention in the individual minifigures' showcase. IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 16 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are likely to be official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO CMFs Series 19. In addition, this box is not sealed and the distribution ratio which I have received is based on my received copy. This distribution ratio is not intend to serve as a 100% accurate distribution. I assumed it has a good 98% confidence level. General statistics for 71025 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 3 Dog Sitter (s) 3 Mountain Biker (s) 3 Gardner (s) 3 Shower Guy (s) 3 Monkey King (s) 3 Fox Costume Girl (s) 3 Firefighter (s) 4 Fright Knight (s) 4 Jungle Explorer (s) 4 Programmer (s) 4 Bear Costume Guy (s) 4 Pizza Costume Guy (s) 4 Rugby Player (s) 5 Mummy Queen (s) 5 Galactic Bounty Hunter (s) 5 Video Game Champ (s) Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve three complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures with 12 spare minifigures. This is the optimum distribution. From my personal view, I will prefer Fright Knight in the distribution count of four by exchanging with Mummy Queen. This will greatly pleased army builders. Costume lover fans will adore the count of Pizza Costume Guy and Bear Costume Guy and these should not be too hard to find due to its count of four units. t I am guessing the Fox Costume Girl will be highly sought for as the distribution count is limited to three units. Likewise, I am also guessing the Monkey King will also be equally hard to find due to its popularity of Journey to the West. Front view comparison of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 with the rest of the past CMFs series The LEGO Minifigures Theme is a force not to be reckoned with and remain a very strong contender in the TLG product range since 2010. 31 different releases including regional exclusives are not easy to replicate the craze in many LEGO CMFs followers. So, are you still following the CMFs craze since Day 1? Take a closer look at the following images. This is the front view of The LEGO CMFs Series 19 packet, while this shows the back view of it. Among the 16 minifigures, these are the three minifigures with a separate sealed packet within the building packet. In fact, there are some other loose elements which are kept separately. Please be mindful when you pouring it out of the packet Simple reminder to my regular CMFs readers. If you are intending to collect the precious and hard-to-find minifigures, hone your skills for the touch and feel method. This is an important skill set in order to locate the minifigures that you want without spending too much money by randomly acquire them, especially so when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs and feel for the other parts. The sole disadvantage of this method is that much time would be wasted if the minifigures that you are looking for have been taken from the box. You might also end up with sore numb thumbs after feeling them. Please be careful and treat the packets with respect when you do the above. Reason being, there are many fragile and soft parts in this series. Front view of The LEGO Collectable Series 19 promotional poster Back view of The LEGO Collectable Series 19 promotional poster 1) Video Game Champ Without further ado, let's bring out the first minifigure design and it is the veteran Video Game Champ. This design is an illustration of someone who is enthusiastic on video gaming. I am guessing the inspiration being influenced on Xbox console, due to the design inference of "Play-Box" and the modern controller design. Well, for myself I choose to closely associate with Nintendo Switch which you will see my reference in the subsequent imags. It is a sleek minifigure to own in your LEGO City population as it help to create new varieties especially on the outfit. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent such as the torso, leg and hairpiece with the new green haircolour for the headphone mold with microphone. The console controller is a new mold and a 2x3 printed game tile entitled "Space Game" which can be useful for promotional purpose for pop up marketing display within the town setting. His minifigure also encompass detailed printing. He also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. I am a dedicated video gamer Playing the latest Overwatch Ultimate Alliance Play-Box latest game title - Space Game 2) Shower Guy The next in line is the comical Shower Guy. I find this minifigure very simple yet hilarious with his showering outfit. In a glance, you can easily guess this minifigure is a great fan of duckie and the love include the green rubber floating duck and the towel in the form of cloth skirting. A simple great addition in your City minifigures' population. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. The leg design had some bubbles print around his groin. The excellent accessories include the new green rubber duck, new shower cape, towel in the form of cloth skirting and an useful turquoise hairbrush. He also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Don't take your sweet time to shower You sing well in the shower 3) Fright Knight Now, let's focus on the third minifigure in this series which is the ghastly Fright Knight. In this case, this look similarly as an undead knight equivalent. This is a welcoming medieval fantasy minifigure for army builders to amass and populate the evil knights. I personally fond of this minifigure design apart from its undead, which I wish to swap the hands with a black glove so I can make the torso much useful instead of restricting as a form of undead. The smooth silver outfit for the torso, leg and armour are very useful for minifigures' customisation. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. There are useful medieval elements including spare plume and sword. I am very pleased that it is in trans-blue as such parts are very uncommon to come by. The large triangular shield has also included a dated emblem for the Fright Knights. Without the armour attached, you can view the fine details on the chainmail at the torso and the back printing accompanied with it. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. We need your help to fight in our battle You were once like us, Fearless Fright Knights Kill the battling trolls Eliminate these undead knights 4) Monkey King The next minifigure was very unexpected. I did not expect to see an oriental mythical design from Journey to the West which include the main famous character of Monkey King. This character has the certain charm and the designer done a great job for designing this iconic character into the CMFs. One can only wish that it will extend beyond this character. The armament and flair is very accurate. I am very happy with the overall design. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. It came with the necessary equipping including the shoulder armour, new red thin cape, rubbery tail, oriential red plum and his golden rod. The golden rod parts include spare hilt and red rod. He also contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Surrender to almighty Monkey King I am so excited to be eaten by this legendary creature 5) Programmer The female programmer is an interesting variant and one of the nice highlight is her torso. It appears that our EB Staff, @Bob De Quatre had shared with me that the shirt stated as LEGO. It is binary value of ASCII code. I was like amazed that such design consideration was placed inside. In addition, I am guessing why a white laptop? Perhaps, a MacBook? I am just toying around as I don't recall seeing a white laptop unlike traditional black and grey. The mini robotics is equally interesting especially with the 1x1 brick that has one unique printed side which will serve to be useful in MOCs. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. I am fond of her her new hairpeice and the minifigures' parts. It is pretty useful for customising townsfolk. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Pleased to meet one another One day, my name will be in this exhibit 6) Mummy Queen I am somehow surprised to see a Mummy Queen design. In recent years, I believe we had seen extensively many past good Mummy designs. While this design is much detailed with golden flakes and additional complex design, but I felt is quite unnecessary to have a dated mummy design. I will prefer to see other historical minifigures in this context. I am not overwhelmed by it and this is one of the weakest minifigure in this series. Parts assortment The parts assortment are below average. There is only accessory which is a pearl gold scorpion. The head wear is an updated colour which is pretty nice. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Are we going to become like this after thousand of years? Biohazard alert 7) Jungle Explorer Three cheers for the dated design for the past Johnny Thunder. While this minifigure is known as Jungle Explorer, his iconic moustache and overall outfit already had gave hints that he could be the present Johnny Thunder. This is a nice minifigure design with good loads of adventuring tools and jungle threat. A fine minifigure to acquire in this series. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. It has a new magnifying glass design and a brand new lizard reptile lurking in the jungle. It has a new colour for the new Hiker's backpack. I also like the updated dark khaki brown attire which fit well with his fedora. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Past and Present of Johnny Thunder Adventuring together Hiking journey 8) Fire Fighter The next character is the first ever Firefighter in the CMFs series. While firefighting has always been a core business in LEGO City and firefighter minifigures are very common design despite very little variants over the years. While it is a good attempt to increase the female minifigures' population count for adding into the firefighting profession. I felt it is a very weak attempt to fill in with a common profession in the existing LEGO City. This minifigure design can be used for other city folks which are not part of the evergreen LEGO City professions. Parts assortment The parts assortment are below average. It only include a new loud haler with the firefighting logo. The red helmet is a good design for show part of the female firefighting hair even though I am pretty certain that hair should not be exposed while on active duty. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Update of firefighter uniform This is your last warning 9) Dog Sitter The next City minifigure is a very exciting one. I am very pleased to see this new vocation of a Dog Sitter who is responsible for basic animal care for customers who are away for holidays or business. This is a good design as it feature uncommon city folks working in the city. Not a pleasant sight for sure to scoop the poo into the waste bin, but certainly great job for dog lovers. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. You get two dogs, namely French Bulldog with a new colour and Sausage Dog which is a brand new mold. I am very pleased to see this design as it is very rare for the designer to include two animals in a single packet. It include a green spade and what fascinate me that the designer manage to do a new part which resemble a dog poo. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. This is not a pretty sight This is such a lovely day 10) Pizza Costume Guy This is also an another outstanding design for the City and food costume lovers. It is about time we have a Pizza Costume guy, considering one of the popular food among LEGO minifigures is actually pizza. The pizza slice resemble like a pepperoni pizza. It is definitely a great smashing walking billboard to promote latest in-store discounts of $1 per slice of pizza and $1 for a bunch of cheese fries. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. I am very fond of the promotional poster of 2x3 printed tile which is a very useful piece for decorating the city layouts as street posters. The overall uniform for this Pizza Costume Guy is definitely spots-on to the long running franchise. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Come and order our best tasty pizza More food costume guys 11) Galactic Bounty Hunter The next character design is the sole sci-fiction character in this series. The Galactic Bounty Hunter is hunting for outlaws who are wanted for their crimes. In this particular scenario, this Bounty Hunter is looking for the "Built or Broken" and the reward is massively huge of $300,000,000 worth of credits. That is an insane amount of reward for hunting down this person. I wonder what he had done to deserve such attention. I am more pretty fond of the sleek stylish black outfit especially with close reference to the Blacktron which is visible from his torso. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. You get a black laser pistol and shoulder armour. The helmet piece is a brand new mold which will be a very useful space accessory for minifigures customisation. The trans-red printed tile is also useful and can be attached to an existing booklet for the page to flip. He contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. You are under arrest Come and learn the art of bounty hunting 12) Gardener This new City character is a gardener and I am assuming she had a massive big garden in order to accommodate the pink flamingo inside. This is a pretty unusual minifigure and a very lovely sight. Her floral attire with the handling of greenery kind of suggested that the main focus is on the pink flamingo. It is definitely a welcoming piece of design. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. The pink flamingo is an incredible design and is capable of standing on its own. The material is semi rubber and soft plastic on the neck area. The green vegetables are useful parts. The rest of the design is nicely done with the floral and spots pattern from her torso and leg. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. This is an elegant flamingo Let's go for our dance class 13) Rugby Player I am very pleased with the introduction of this new Rugby sports to be part of LEGO ever growing sports. This is such an opportune moment for CMFs to introduce a new sports category and it had done nicely especially with the rugby ball. It is well articulated with a firm grip too. I would think it is possible to see a rival team player being introduced in future series. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. I am only fond of the new rugby ball while the rest of the parts and design are pretty functional and accurate. This served well for any rugby team. He contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Let's win this game I will need you to get lots of rest 14) Fox Costume Girl The popular costumed animal craze rage on with two new additions. I suspect the Fox Costume Girl will be a popular and widely sought for due to its lovely bright orange costumed design. It does certainly resemble closely like a fox and she is out to capture some lovely feast for her dinner. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It come with a newly coloured chicken. The tail is a great touch to make this design complete, while the sack is a common accessory but is certainly useful to have it in the midst. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. You are welcome to join us Sharing a delicious meal with my friends 15) Bear Costume Guy The next costumed animal suit is our furry bear in rainbow colours. It is so colourful and bright with bold colours in the palette. It does remind me of "Care Bears" shouting out "Care Bear shine". This is so colourful and will be a favourite among teddy bears collectors. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. There are useful new brick parts of heart shape and rainbow tile. These are useful MOCs pieces. He contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Build a bear contest 16) Mountain Biker The last design is the Mountain Biker which include an amazing piece of mountain bike. A fully functional moving bike inside the CMFs packet. This is a first time where such a large accessory being included in a series. This is the latest mountain bike design which was introduced last year in LEGO City theme and is also a popular alternative to bicycles. I do like this design very much, largely due to to the mountain bike assortment. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. I do love the mountain bike very much and rest of the design is pretty suiting for a mountain biker. The print is exceptionally detailed and I am pretty fond of the plaster bandage on the arm at her left side. She contain an alternate facial expression. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Let's do some bike stunt Bicycle versus Mountain Bike The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 is launching on 1 September 2019 To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO CMFs Series 19 is a nice traditional CMFs design and it is nice to see a change of pace. Seeing this brand new 16 designs of Series 19, there are 11 City related minifigures including costume fellows, 4 historical/fantasy/mythical minifigures and 1 sci-fiction minifigure. As you can see, this new Series 19 is a city-focused theme. While I am slightly disappointed that minifigures had largely restricted on City landscape, but the new additional designs and new molds are welcoming additions to our ever-growing LEGO collection. These will be useful for minifigures' customisation. There are 7 female minifigures out of the 16 and it is the largest count ever based on the past CMFs releases. Traditional LEGO CMFs series had always appeal widely to the masses. However, I am wondering if TLG had lose the charm of doing original design. It is a mixed bag of feelings. I am excited to see the traditional LEGO CMFs but there's something that is not as of exciting as before. I am not exactly sure why but somehow certain minifigures are appealing to me more than ever. While, some of the minifigures' design simply fail pale in comparison which is rare in CMFs line-up. I do hope this is a temporary effect as it does feel a great challenge to continue create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs for each new series. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme shall always be a rare commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme and special releases. It has been a very long standing tradition. Now with a total of 492 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 19, the LEGO Movie Series & the LEGO Movie 2 Series, LEGO Simpsons Series 1 to 2, Disney LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Batman Movie series 1 to 2, LEGO Ninjago Movie Series, LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series and the current LEGO Disney Series 2, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it till this date, and the special exclusive Toy Soldier and Zombie Skateboarder minifigures that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encyclopedia books respectively. At such accelerated rate, I wonder what is everyone's display plan and if they can keep up with the display shelving area for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and with this new series. Meanwhile, I really wonder what exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it will be worth the wait as always. Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer. The LEGO Minifigures - LEGO CMFs Series 19 contain useful spare parts/accessories. The overall spare parts can be seen here. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (New LEGO minifigures which expanded largely onto city setting and other minor themes)Design: 9/10 (High amount of detailed printing, new parts/accessories and alternate facial expressions.) Price: 7/10 (Pricing is pretty stable and distribution ratio is good for three complete sets.)Overall: 8.3/10 (Get ready for this traditional CMFs experience with these brand new designs.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr. If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below! 8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1 8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2 8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3 8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4 8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5 8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6 8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7 8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8 71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9 71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10 71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11 71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series 71005: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 71007: Collectable Minifigures Series 12 71008: Collectable Minifigures Series 13 71009: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 2 71010: Collectable Minifigures Series 14 71011: Collectable Minifigures Series 15 71012: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Disney Series 71013: Collectable Minifigures Series 16 71014: Collectable Minifigures - DFB Football Series 2016 71017: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 71018: Collectable Minifigures Series 17 71019: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series 71020: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 71021: Collectable Minifigures Series 18 71022: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 71023: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie 2 Series 71024: Collectable Minifigures - The LEGO Disney Series 2 41775: Unikitty Series 1
  5. Thanks for highlighting. I didn’t know it is amended to state this disclaimer. I start to notice in recent series where the box is no longer sealed when I received it. Hence, I wonder if that’s the reason for this disclaimer.
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    LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 poll

    For myself, it was the Monkey King .
  7. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 21108 Ghostbusters

    Indeed it is.
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    REVIEW: 21108 Ghostbusters

    Hello everyone, I am very pleased to have a chance to work on this set review and to give my take on this very exciting new iconic LEGO set that will definitely thrilled many of us out there. First of all, I will like to thank Eurobricks and TLG for giving me this opportunity for me to review the beloved 21108 Ghostbusters set. Of course, without the success of the past LEGO CUUSOO platform and now currently known as the LEGO IDEAS, Brent Waller has achieved the 10,000 votes on 14 August 2013 and his project had went through the panel review, ultimately achieved the actual LEGO Design and Production status. And, this is where it has lead to. Name: 21108 Ghostbusters Theme: LEGO CUUSOO / IDEAS / #006 Year: 2014 Pieces: 507 Minifigs: 4 minifigures Price: USD $49.99, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A Resources: Brickset, BrickLink An original box image of the 21108 Ghostbusters Back view of the original box image of the 21108 Ghostbusters Different side view of the original box image (1) Different side view of the original box image (2) Different side view of the original box image (3) #006 LEGO IDEAS Before we expand and touch onto the actual set review, let's take a moment to re-look the past successful LEGO CUUSOO Products and it has created many new exciting products. I had never bought CUUSOO Products before, except the recent 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine which is awesome treat for me since I love the Back To The Future movies very much. Without knowing it, we are actually at the 6th product launch of this cycle where there is a migration of branding platform from LEGO CUUSOO to LEGO IDEAS. To mark the first official LEGO IDEAS product and the sixth LEGO CUUSOO product, the 21108 Ghostbusters is the selected product to mark the current transformation as indicated in the box art. What is LEGO IDEAS? So, what is this LEGO IDEAS all about? LEGO IDEAS is pretty similar like the past LEGO CUUSOO concept. To show and establish an unified brand of LEGO Product lines, LEGO IDEAS is introduced as a full pledged theme to drive the LEGO CUUSOO concept especially since LEGO CUUSOO is no longer under beta testing or a test bed to carry out new potential LEGO trials in selected market and global market by gathering votes and undergo LEGO review panel. The whole idea proved to be successful in the LEGO and non-LEGO community with this simple formula and approach. Build an idea, share that idea of yours, gather support to reach 10,000 votes to qualify for the LEGO review panel. And, if it is successful, it will be produced as an official new LEGO Product under the LEGO IDEAS Theme. It's that simple, so if you have the aspiration, then read this link to find out the working mechanism. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters - 1 June 2014 In conjunction, with the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters, TLG has decided to launch this LEGO IDEAS set on the 1st June 2014 to commemorate this celebration. Through Brent Waller's model, TLG designers' Marcos Bessa (Senior LEGO Model Designer) and Adam Corbally (LEGO Graphic Designer) took the lead to design this project and transform it into an actual LEGO qualified product. Marcos took care of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle, while Adam took care of the design of the Ghostbusters' minifigures. I will have to admit that both have done a terrific job to bring this set to us. Of course, without Brent Waller's determination and perseverance, this can never be made possible and a reality. This image is similar to those LEGO Architecture Experience The content of the sealed box Within the sealed box, it comes with 6 mint packages and an instruction manual to build up the set. After the building is completed, these are the remaining spare parts inclusive of the orange brick separator. The very nicely designed instruction manual The instruction manual has a smooth finishing and it is very nice to touch and hold. It contain many interesting facts and information, such as the origin of Ghostbusters, Ecto-1 film development, nice Ghostbusters quotes from the characters and a word from the Model Designers which I enjoyed reading the most. My only complaint for this instruction manual. It is very brittle and the pages are easily torn off from the book spine, especially when I left it wide open on both ends and flipped the page after next during the building process, the pages just got off. Anyway, please be very careful with the instruction manual if you are intending to buy just only one set. A sneak peek onto the instruction manual The instruction manual highlights that each of the unique torso is specifically for individual characters. Don't mix them up wrongly and take your time to look at the torsos carefully. The official characters' names Let the fun building begin It is pretty fun and challenging to open all of the sealed packages and pour it into one building pool. Even though it increase the building time, it can be very fun to search for the elements for each step that you will encounter. Personally, the total piece count for this set is good for people who prefer to build through this approach. Exclusive printed parts This set contain zero stickers and the above parts are printed bricks and tiles. It is always a wonderful treat when we are able to see nil stickers and able to enjoy the printed parts as it is. You get a total of 2 license plates for the front and back, 4 proton packs, 4 Ghostbusters' logos and a computer terminal. Please note that the computer terminal is not an exclusive printed part. It has been existed for a few years. Presenting the Ghostbusters minifigures Have a close look on the official minifigures' naming. May I present to you from left to right, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore. These Ghostbusters are now in official LEGO minifigures' sizing and khaki brown outfit. The minifigures' appearance are remarkable and impressive. It has nailed the details very well and it is very pleased to see that lots of attention is actually given to these minifigures. You will find more exciting details in the next few sections. Back view of the unique minifigures with their names printed I did not expect to see that their names to be spelt out at the back of their torso or uniform. In this way, if you aren't sure of their initials such as E.S or R.S, then flip to the back to find the right person for it. Different unique dual facials What's best, all of them received a different set of unique dual facials which shows their 'exciting' side of their work. This is just totally brilliant. I could see these minifigures' heads to be found useful in minifigures' customisation. A closer view of the proton packs The brick built proton packs are very nicely done out and the printed part attached at the back is indeed welcoming. You can see the construction of the brick built proton packs through this image. The usage of the elastic whip is also useful to augment the aesthetics of the proton packs. Not forget to mention that the ghost trap for the Ghostbusters is also part of their weapons assortment and the ghost trap is very vital to their ghostbusters operations. Bouncing into action Aren't they look lively? You can see some good angles from the side view of the minifigure holding the proton pack and also the back view of the proton pack without the handle attached. The building process of the minifigures display stand The building of the minifigures display stand take place with the signature yellow and black to form the base of the stand. The Ghostbusters minifigures display stand With a few bricks, jumpers and tiles added all in, the lovely Ghostbusters minifigures display stand is now completed. It definitely make a fine display piece to house the Ghostbusters minifigures at a single location. It is great that the designer has given some thoughts to do up this simple and yet effective display stand. Presenting the Ghostbusters minifigures with the display stand Fully equipped and ready for actions With everything on, this fully assembled minifigures image is an eye candy! I will love to have this placed on my office desk. Back view of the fully assembled proton packs on these lovely minifigures The building process of Ecto-1 The above 2 images show the basic illustration of the building process of the Ecto-1 which has certainly involved lots of advanced building techniques to form the basis of the car. When I was attending the Eurobricks Event 2014 in Billund, Marcos Bessa was sharing with us on the design process of this Ecto-1. His main challenge is to attempt to maintain the outer facade of the original model by Brent Waller, keeping the structure tight and firm by reinforcing the sides, to achieve the realistic look of a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, similar to an ambulance/hearse combination and ultimately achieving the LEGO qualified product. It is no easy feat to be able to keep many factors in mind. As the targeted building age group is 10+, it means builders at the above the age of 10 should be able to handle advanced building techniques unlike the much younger builders. Great pity that I didn't take a photo with him earlier, but it is definitely great to hear him share his insightful thoughts. The completed built of the highly sophisticated roof-top with some hi-tech gadgets I really never understood why the Ecto-1's roof-top siren looks ever so complicated. It looks as if it is being stuffed with some hi-tech gadgets to track or monitor. But, in actual fact, it is just a special siren that emit a very special sound when it is on the move. I tried to find some references but to no avail. Any Ghostbusters enthusiasts could help to decipher the special meaning of the Ecto-1's vehicular roof-top? Side view of the highly sophisticated roof-top with some hi-tech gadgets The finished built of the Ecto-1 Just simply brilliant! From the top to the sides till the edges, the Ecto-1 is coated with very smooth and sleek finishing. At one glance, you are able to identify and associate the built white vehicle is the iconic Ghostbusters' Ecto-1. The details are just plain amazing and it made me loss for words. The whole structure is firm and sturdy and I have positive building experience from the start to the end. Lots of amazing details ranging from the wheels, the back of the vehicle and the vehicular front. Side view of Ecto-1 You can take a look at the top side view of Ecto-1 and also in this image Front view of Ecto-1 Bottom view of Ecto-1 Back view of Ecto-1 Taking the top of the vehicle away A closer look at the interior of the vehicle You are able to see the vehicular interior contain 3 main areas. The front is the driver seat. Even though the steering wheel is placed in the middle, with some modifications and adjustments, you should be able to be place 2 minifigures at the front without the proton packs. The middle section with the computer terminal could only allow me to place 1 minifigure and I can place the last one in there, if I remove the computer terminal. The rear will be the easy storage and retrieval area of the proton packs. It is not possible to place all 4 proton packs at the rear compartment. What are they doing within the vehicle? This is the optimum arrangement without any additional modification on my part. I wonder if you guys can fit the same way as I do? Special guest in town I am very pleased to share this very exclusive coverage of a special interview with our Eurobricks Member, WetWired or also better known as Brent Waller of this original creator of the Ghostbusters. The featured exclusive and very special 'Mr Rebrick' LEGO Minifigure is used as an intended minifigure for the interviewee. How do you feel now when your design is now part of the official LEGO product line? It feels great, it's literally a childhood dream come true, I used to fantasize as a kid about becoming a LEGO designer, and although I didn't design the final product it's as close as I'll likely ever get. Not only that but as a huge fan of Ghostbusters it's a great honour to contribute to the legacy of the franchise by being responsible for the merger of 2 of my favourite things, LEGO and Ghostbusters. Why did you choose to make a Ghostbusters CUUSOO entry? I never had figures or anything like that as a kid, so whatever I was into I recreated with LEGO, the main 3 things being Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters. LEGO had already officially released sets for the first 2 so I thought I'd take a stab at Ghostbusters for my local LUG, Brisbricks. I initially created the Ghostbusters and Ecto-1 to display at their annual expo. It wasn't until a friend suggested I post it to CUUSOO that I even though about it. At the time my Batmobile Tumbler was doing reasonably well for votes but everything else I had posted was languishing so I didn't even consider it before that. Did you do something special for promoting your CUUSOO entry and making it reach 10.000 votes? There's so many things I could suggest, I've been thinking about doing a blog or video or something with tips on how to achieve 10000 votes, there's some many things. There's no magic rule to be honest though but there's a lot of small things you can do to help your project. I've found videos on YouTube showing off your project help immensely, they reach people who would otherwise not see or hear about your project, that's one of the big things you can do. On the other end of the spectrum, making sure your thumbnail image of your project is interesting and attracts people to click your project is a huge help, the biggest part of that is making sure when viewed as a small thumbnail, your picture isn't cropped or cutting off important text or parts of your creation. Care to share your new CUUSOO projects? I only just posted my follow up to Ghostbusters, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, I have a few ideas for future projects but I've also been trying to promote some of my non-licensed projects on CUUSOO as well, in particular my Modular Costume Store and ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9. They're both projects I uploaded when I first discovered CUUSOO that I'm still proud of, being unattached to a license though they're far more difficult to generate interest in. My hats off to Peter Reid and his Exosuit being the only project thus far that has reached 10000 votes and passed review, that's a huge achievement without a license or real world object behind it. What other potential LEGO Themes will you like to see as actual LEGO products? I'd love to see some classic space reborn stuff, I've dabbled in that area for MOCs myself. But in terms of licenses, there's not much left anymore, TLG are covering all their bases pretty well themselves with stuff like Batman, TMNT, Simpsons and niche products like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. The inception of my own Batmobile Tumbler project came from my disappointment with LEGOs own official Tumbler at the time which was simplified and aimed for a younger audience, so I'd love to see a UCS Tumbler. I've got no idea why my own didn't pass review after reaching 10000 votes but my hope is that that they've got their own one in development, if it was complete with a Heath Ledger Joker Minifig and I'd be buy it in a heartbeat. Comparisons pictures with the original model and actual model Credits to Brent Waller for the usage of the original comparison pictures. Permission is given for these pictures to be used in this review. So, after viewing the comparison, there are some distinct differences, such as the side rear of the vehicles, overall length of the vehicles, lack of chrome parts, design of the bonnets, etc. Although I never had a chance to see Brent's actual model, I personally felt that the finished product is pretty impressive and up to mark. Shall we nab that ghost? Let's catch all of them! Superb outstanding set ever To conclude, I have nothing much to add for now. Alright, I have one small feedback though, and it is the exclusion of Slimer. I really wish somehow or another, that Slimer can be included to make this set more complete. However, I guess the focus is more on the Ghostbusters theme as on its own. With a price tag of USD$49.90, there are plentiful of treats to acquire this set with no regrets. This set will definitely be popular among the LEGO Community and also to fans of Ghostbusters movies. It is certainly a great way to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with LEGO bricks. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Fun minifigures and high playability with the Ecto-1.) Design: 9/10 (Very detailed minifigures and superb design of Ecto-1.) Price: 9/10 (Reasonably priced for all of the amazing parts and details included.) Overall: 9/10 (Get this set as soon as you can without hesitation.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr and My Brickshelf (When moderated)
  9. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. I am sure everyone is doing their best to search for their favourite minifigures in this series. That will be a great "exchange" for a native American or Pirates. Fine idea indeed. I had never played rugby and I thought the current helmet is pretty good. Do hope if CMFs ever make a competing variant, I will certainly hope we will have a new helmet with chin strap. Agreed that this CMFs is lack of charm, which make me felt a little less overwhelmed due to it being City-centric. You are right on your observation where current City minifigures are very detailed and it does seem less appealing on its own. Whereas, we are now viewing the City CMFs in Series 19 for the accompanying new accessories to determine whether if is useful or popular. Kind of defeat the purpose of having an unique CMFs design. Great work, Holodoc. I am glad you got most of your fave minifigures. I hope the review will help you to reinforce some of the other minifigures in your borderline listing. To be honest, the Mummy Queen was one of the less exciting minifigure in this series for me. Though I agree that the alternate face is useful. That's not exactly a game changer for me.
  10. Thank you for sharing. Strangely I had the minifigures but I wonder why I fail to notice it. I thought it was a new mold. Glad it is cleared up.
  11. Thank you very much for your kind words and thoughts for this review. I am really very pleased that you guys enjoyed reading it. Better than never. This is unfortunate. I really hope you can get it at a very reasonable SRP. Thanks AmperZand. I didn't know it can be used as an ornament. Otherwise I will mix it up with lawn gnome. Thanks Toalruini and welcome to Eurobricks. Appreciate your time to comment in this review and really very pleased to know the sidelines help to create some fun in this review. I will also love to see it appearing in the teddy bear figurines. It will be awesome. Thank you and I am pleased to know that the pairing was enjoyable. The mountain bike is unexpected and yet very useful. Massive plus point indeed. Is the helmet used in the Ant-Man? I thought it was a very different mold. I don't recall it being the same? Which set are you referring to?
  12. Thanks for pointing out. I have updated it. Thanks. I had removed the duplicate.
  13. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the Eurobricks CMFs tradition. The 71025 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 is the newest CMFs traditional of non-licensed series in the LEGO Minifigures series. 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 71025 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 19 review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  14. Dear Eurobricks Community, I am very pleased to share with all of you my newest review work on the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO CMFs Series 19. I had just received the box yesterday and hence the delay for this long awaited review. Eurobricks is not the only community doing this review and there are many other communities had released theirs. I sincerely hope my latest reviewing work continue to excite. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. Thank you. WhiteFang
  15. WhiteFang

    LEGO Masters Reality TV show in the US

    I must have definitely had been staying in the cave! I thought we were talking about Eurovision or something like that in 2018 at Billund.
  16. WhiteFang

    LEGO Masters Reality TV show in the US

    I had not watched any of it before. Thanks for sharing.
  17. WhiteFang

    LEGO Masters Reality TV show in the US

    First ever LEGO reality contest? This is very interesting.
  18. WhiteFang

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Topics merged. Thanks.
  19. Hello everyone, It has been real exciting for me after watching the recent LEGO Star Wars Rogue One movie during the movie premiere and it has never been so enjoyable. Thereafter, I just got to pick all of the latest 2016 LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets with good sales offering to continue building my latest reviewing adventure. I will do my best not to put any major movie spoilers but if you have not watched this movie at all, I would not encourage you to continue reading this review as I fear there might be minor spoilers ahead. In addition, I am also integrating many supporting references and facts which can be found in the informative DK Star Wars Rogue One (Ultimate Visual Guide). I got to said, that I love this movie so much and this is the first time I actually bought a movie reference book just to satisfy many curiosities of mine from this movie. Without further ado, let me bring forth the first and my favourite LEGO Star Wars Rebel U-wing Fighter in this series. Movie spoilers ahead (potential), read at your own risk. Name: 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter Theme: LEGO System / Licensed / Star Wars / Rogue One Year: 2016 Pieces: 659 Minifigs: 5 Price: USD $79.99, GBP 69.99, EURO 79.99, SGD $149.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink An original box image of the 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter Back view of the original box image of the 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter The latest new LEGO Star Wars Rogue One minifigures addition A rebellion built on hope In a galaxy far far away, I will be bringing you my favourite set from the new Star Wars movie spin-off, Rogue One. The newly designed Rebel U-wing Fighter or also known as U-wing Gunship which is used by the Rebel Alliance. There are not many troop lifting spacecraft being made available in the Star Wars universe and most of the time, we are seeing many space-to-space combat type such as the iconic A-Wing, B-Wing, X-Wing and Y-Wing. I welcome the new addition of troop transport spacecraft like this U-wing and it kind of remind me of the older Republic Gunship designs from the Clone Wars where it carries troops into combat. I believe this is also one of the first concept design of rebel troop lift and I don't really recall seeing any of such similar concept being used by the Rebel Alliance. I am very fond of troop lift concept as it help to increase playability for battle scenes recreation. This new spacecraft is specially designed for the Rogue One movie and it is easily one of the iconic spacecraft being seen in the movie scene like the Battle of Scarif, flown to distant planets like Jedha and Eadu lead by Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor. The Rebel U-wing Fighter is a sturdy and rugged troop transport. It is a well-armed swing-wing vessel that can penetrate suppressing fire towards hot landing zones, dropping soldiers onto battlefield and then continue flying and providing air support for their risky missions against the Empire. The Rebel U-wing Fighter fills a support role that many Rebel starfighters simply could not fufill such mission requirements. The content of the sealed box The sealed box comes with five numbered mint packs and are numbered from one to five. The instruction manual including the dreaded sticker sheet is packed in a sealed plastic with nil cardboard backing which may lead the manual turning into slightly crumpled state. I liked this page of the instruction manual which showcase the new minifigures design in Rogue One. After the set has been built, these are the remaining spare parts which are spread across the packs. You can view the spare parts for packet 1 including an orange brick separator, packet 2, packet 3, packet 4 and packet 5. The incredible amazing new LEGO Rogue One Rebel minifigures Let's examine at these minifigures from this second biggest Star Wars Rogue One set which contain all of the good guys from the Rebel Alliance. From left to right, we have Jyn Erso, Rebel Trooper, Rebel U-wing Pilot, Bastan and Cassian Andor. I am very impressed with the five minifigures with their unique designs and personalities from the Rebel Alliance. Upon removing their helmets and hairpieces, you can see back view of the minifigures with their alternate facial expression. The minifigures' torso designs are excellent and beautiful. I love their torso designs very much due to its refreshing looks. All of the five minifigures are featured with detailed back printing including Jyn Erso upon the removal of her cold weather survival gear front view and back view. Her rebel outfit can also modify further into other generic rebel in case you got multiple U-wing Fighters. All of these minifiures are unique to this set and if you wish to get the main characters, this set is very good to begin with. Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso Captain Cassian Jeron Andor is an accomplished Rebel Alliance Intelligence Officer with extensive undercover and combat field experience. Cassian Andor is is a disciplined operative and will follow his orders strictly including Black Operations with a deep respect for the chain of command and carrying out without any questioning. He is able to keep a cool head and complete his mission with minimum resources. He is heavily relies on covert operations to stymie Imperial Operations. These strikes are discreet and targeted. Acts of sabotage, espionage and assassinations are some of his top hidden missions. Jyn Erso is the daughter of Galen and Lyra Erso. Hunted by the Empire, Jyn survived and eventually rescued and saved by Saw Gerrera and was made to serve with him and his roving rebels. She committed numerous crimes against the Empire including aggravated assault against imperial personnel and possession of unsanctioned weapons, etc. She was rescued by the Rebel Alliance during her imprisonment and was subsequently persuaded to assist the Rebel Alliance. Rebel Trooper, U-Wing Pilot and Bistan Rebel Troopers are entrusted with defence and missions vital to Alliance High Command. They are handpicked best of the Rebel ground soldiers to form the Special Forces (SpecForces). Of these elite infantry, the Pathfinders stand apart as some of the most hardened, brave and exceptional soldiers in the Rebellion. On Scarif, they are tasked with covert infiltration into enemy territory establishing a beachhead and holding ground until the arrival of the main military force. Rebel U-wing Pilot belong to General Merrick's personal command, Blue Squadron. It is an expanded unit with a mix of X-Wings assigned to escort U-Wing Fighters into combat zones, and a small number of Y-Wings. The full mobilisation was seen in the battle of Scarif to assist Rogue One operations. One particular interest, which I note is the choice and design of this Rebel U-wing Pilot. I found out that the rebel pilot helmet of this design resembled very closely to 'Gold Nine', Wona Goban. It does not really resemble any Blue Leaders or Pilots. Corporal Bistan belong to an uncommon species of Iakaru. He fight ferociously and proven himself to be a nutcracker against the Empire through sheer guts and accuracy under fire. Bistan specialised in maintaining directed cover fire from the main entry hatch of a U-wing Fighter during flight and landing operations. He pours out streams of deadly anti-personnel fire support with his overpowered repeating blaster, to protect troopers racing in or out of the U-wing Fighter. The entire building content for Packet 1 The completed built for Packet 1 The completed built for the first packet is to form the base of the Rebel U-wing structure through a mixture of technic and brick parts with a strong foundation. This packet also include Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor minifigures. The entire building content for Packet 2 The completed built for Packet 2 The completed built of packet 2 is focused mainly on the two S-foils wings which are attached at both sides. The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The third packet focus on the cargo and troop holding area at the bottom. This packet also include the minifigure of Rebel Trooper and Bistan. The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 The fourth packet focus the built of the cockpit surrounding area and this also include the last minifigure, Rebel U-wing Pilot. The entire building content for Packet 5 The completed built of the Rebel U-wing Fighter This is the completed built for the Rebel U-wing Fighter with mixture of white and blue at the top and gray to form the hull below. This spacecraft measures over 10cm high, 44cm long and 20cm wide with wings closed, and over 38cm and 64cm wide with wings open. It is highly swooshable and fun to play and swoosh without any bricks falling apart. Very good overall interlocking mechanism for this entire set. There are several playing mechanism including the shooting missiles playing feature which can be seen clearly through this close up shot and the missiles are activated by the 2x2 blue brick mechanism. The other playing feature is the opening of the cockpit. It can be achieved by pushing the 1x1 gray round stud forward and the cockpit will open. It can be quite challenging to open by the finger since is quite aligned to the surface. You can take a closer look at the pilot controls which is quite far away from his hands though. Taking another closer look forward, you can see the pilot looking downwards through a ventral cockpit viewport. Unlike most starfighters, the U-wing suppose to have a two-seater cockpit with tandem controls. A single pilot can still operate the craft, but a flight team of two can better handle landing zone fire suppression and defence. The next playing mechanism is the door opening mechanism which can be seen clearly through this close up shot. It can place a gunner on either side or both of the positions but it is pretty packed to squeeze more than three minifigures in there. It can be pretty fun seeing it taking off with a gunner providing covering fire. The specification for the U-wing is supposed to carry two pilots and eight troopers. Shifting to the end of the spacecraft, you can open into the cargo hold which is above the repulsor block cooling fins. The last fun S-foils combat activation which can be pulled and click onto the locking mechanism to achieve the complete S-foils configuration for hyperspace and combat fighting. You can also take a closer look at the Incom 41.7 fusial thrust engine which is quite detailed. These are the images of the Rebel U-wing Fighter which can be viewed from the front, side view, back view and bottom view. Front view of U-wing transformed with its S-foils combat flight configuration Though not built for ship-to-ship dogfights, the Rebel U-wing Fighter does have a combat-ready flight configuration. Its S-foils, usually stowed in a forward sweep, swing outward and back, increasing the ship's wingspan. The foils help radiate excess heat from the engine cores and also increase the coverage envelope of the ship's deflector shields. Atmospheric conditions may make wing deployment difficult, so this configuration is usually reserved for high altitude or interstellar operations. The Rebel U-wing Fighter met the primary importance of versatility for the Rebel Alliance. It emerges as an ideal vehicle for troop transport, gunship, medical evacuation lifter, courier ship and shuttle are all roles the craft has been asked to play. Although they are equipped with hyper drive, U-wings are not recommended extended long-range operations. Crew life-support requirements would greatly increase fuel demands beyond efficiency. Typically, U-wings drop off and extract soldiers, and when not in use tend to stay out of sight in order to preserve fuel. Senator Mon Mothma, we are ready for the mission Ready to load up Charging forward I will crush the rebellion Move and spread out To conclude, this set is an above average LEGO Rogue One set. I had actually played with it and swoosh it around and simulate troop transport in hot landing zones and on top of that, I actually got more than one of these sets. Real awesome to have a good decent rebel troops transport and the movie positive experience simply add and increase the excitement and love for the U-wing. There is some flaw which I dislike, largely attributed to the small transport area. Other than that, this is quite a very good set to begin with. I am not going to complain about any inaccurate colour scheme. I am happy with what it is, even though a little more blue could help to increase the appeal. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (Absolute fun to form your own battle scenes with highly swooshable fun. I rarely give a full score on playability.) Design: 8/10 (Good design, but I wish it can have a larger transport bay to place more than three minifigures.) Price: 7/10 (Price seems quite reasonable and is priced at somewhere higher mid-tier, but now I know Singapore SRP is on the high side which is very disappointing.) Overall: 8.3/10 (Do absolute get this set and immerse yourself with endless fun and joy like I do.) I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. What about you? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  20. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter

    I will recommend at most 3 minifigures. Below is the excerpt of my review: The next playing mechanism is the door opening mechanism which can be seen clearly through this close up shot. It can place a gunner on either side or both of the positions but it is pretty packed to squeeze more than three minifigures in there.
  21. Thanks guys. I don’t know how it will eventually turn out. Let’s see and hope for the best.
  22. Guys. Just to let all of you know that a review is not coming anytime soon. Till now, EB has not got it yet. Cross fingers and hope for the best. However, it is very likely that it will be an extremely belated review. That’s my gut feel.
  23. Hello everyone, With the recent news release on this first 16 special collectible minifigures' coverage from various themes, I will like to seek opnions from our own Eurobricks Community by telling us which minifigure is your favourite among them all? With so many choices to choose from? Which special minifigure is most desired by our Eurobricks Community? You decide the outcome! Please note that the names represented are not actual TLG representation.
  24. Unfortunately, it’s beyond my control. Just have to hope for the best. Thanks guys for your support too.
  25. I am also patiently awaiting for the drop of the new CMFs design. So looking forward to TLG official news.