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  1. Yeah, I've noticed a whole bunch of parts that were previously available in the normal mode now only being accessible in Extended, which is extremely annoying. Just to mention a few parts: 11477, 15068, 11476, 99780, 99781, 11090. Excited to get new parts, but as someone who prefers to build as much as possible in regular mode it's really frustrating "losing" pieces in that mode. Also frustrating is seeing new parts that don't work, or old parts that haven't been fixed. Part 23448 (cockpit canopy) can't be attached for either 60177 Airshow Jet or 76076 Captain America Jet Pursuit because the bar is too wide. Putting 24151 (Mighty Micros hull) on top of 24326 (Mighty Micros chassis) still won't let you put a plate in-between the gap in the front and back.
  2. Ooh nice. I'll finally get around to updating to El Capitan then, can't live without the new bricks!
  3. My excitement turned sour when it turns out LDD on Mac now requires OS X 10.10 or higher (even though the installer lists the minimum requirement as 10.6.8). But I suppose I am way overdue updating my OS X after all, wouldn't have guessed it'd be LDD that'd be the one to require it though.
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    2015 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Why the LEGO AFOL community doesn't crowdfund to send a proper photographer to an event like this is beyond me. Imagine if we had someone there to take multiple hi-res photos of all sets from different angles, of box art, close-ups of details/minifigures, etc. I think most of us would happily part with a few euros/pounds each if we'd get that in return instead of all these crappy, bad angle, low-res photos/videos.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Some hi-res (-ish) pics of the 75048 Phantom from Tesco's website:
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    2014 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Since Tesco's image viewer is pretty horrendous, here are some direct image links for those Arctic sets: 60032: 60033: 60034:
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    I hope so. This new droid looks a bit too squished for my taste, but I like that the body has a regular studs bottom and is capped off by a boat stud underneath. I would definitely not mind it if LEGO redesigned the current astromech body in the same way, it'd make it look better when used as a droid, and such a piece could be far more useful for other things than the current one is.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Interesting to see the new astromech legs and body.. I wonder if that's going to be the size for all astromechs going forward or if this is just meant to be a smaller type.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    Probably not a popular opinion, but I'd like to see a new version of the AAT, preferably a tan version. They're one of the few things from the prequel trilogy that I always liked the look of, and it'd be interesting to see how they could design it with all the new parts that have been introduced since the last AAT model (8018).
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    I just picked up the Death Star Troopers and Kashyyyk Troopers sets the other day and I have to say the new blasters have got to be one of the most genius things LEGO has come up with in a long time. I can imagine some being disappointed since they bear no resemblance to actual Star Wars weapons, but I love how chunky they are and how much they remind me of the really old-school Star Wars blasters (the ones made with a stud and a megaphone). That said, I'm yet again heartbroken by the fact that Darth Vader remains one of the most elusive minifigures around. Why is it so impossible for LEGO to put him in a reasonably-sized/priced set? There has got to be a generation of kids out there who never has and never will own a Darth Vader minifigure because he hardly ever appears in any sets, and when he does it's always the huge, really expensive ones. It's especially puzzling when they put Han Solo himself in one of the new Microfighters sets, a character/minifigure that is surely just as desirable as Darth Vader.
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    2014 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Gotta say I'm really disappointed that the nice-looking snowcat (with the wide tracks) isn't the one that comes stand-alone in set 60033. Those two snowcats should've switched sets. The snowcat in 60033 isn't particularly appealing when you've seen the one in 60036, but it would've been an okay vehicle to get with the base camp set since that set has so much else going for it. A missed opportunity by LEGO there, because I think a lot more would buy 60033 if it had the better snowcat. I know I would, but now I'll probably skip these sets altogether. A nice sub-theme overall, though whoever decided that the minifigures should have blue hoods on orange jackets should be fired because that just looks horrendous. The point of the hood piece is that it should look like it's part of the jacket/torso (see Wyldstyle in the new LEGO Movie sets for a good example), so having them be two completely different colours is just blech.
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    News LEGO Juniors 2014 News & Discussion

    The Batman set looks very promising given the two unique minifigures. The set itself is crap (the whole cave opening looks like one giant piece), but with only 150 pieces it may be well worth a purchase if only for the minifigures.
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    Winter Village 10235 Winter Village Market

    Lovely set. Maybe not that great just on its own, but a very nice "accessory set" for those who own the other Winter Village sets and like to have them all put together in a display. They already did a giant Christmas tree for 10199.
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    2013 Galaxy Squad

    Does anyone know if the Vermin Vaporizer is a store-exclusive in the U.K.? Amazon UK sells all the other first wave sets (and have for some time) but not the Vermin Vaporizer, which is pissing me off because that's the one that I wanted to get.
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    LEGO Castle 2013

    I'll get the Gatehouse Raid set. You get a knight and a soldier from each faction, a black horse with barding and a pretty nice-looking little structure. The catapult looks terrible, but I quite like everything else about it and it's not like it'll be a huge investment at 248 pieces.