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  1. MAB

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Yes, I imagine some retailers won't be putting these on the shelves. If they need to put 50% discounts on them it looks bad on them too, and especially if they make little on them. It wouldn't surprise me if they become lego store exclusives or appear in big discount chains that regularly discount items from ridiculously high RRPs, not bothering to try to get the RRP at all.
  2. Same here. I think I saw two parts that I might get but otherwise I'm out. I'm not sure who most of the costumes are, unlike the DC series.
  3. Most MOCs published on Eurobricks are saying if you take a load of parts designed by lego and put them together in a different way then you get something better than what lego put in a set. This is no different, here are different vehicles using standard lego parts with some great performance. An obvious question is how do the MOCs compare to an official lego design, and that was answered here. There may be many other reasons the MOCs would not make it as official sets but outdoor performance is clearly not one of them. I'm sure the lego one tested very well by the design team, driving it around a flat office floor and overcoming common barriers / objects such as pencils scattered on the floor. Which is probably what many people would do with it, not driving it outside as it would get dirty. Because people don't drive expensive lego kits outside in the dirt, do they ...? Videos such as this showing what can be done if you don't mind getting your expensive collectable toys, which must remain in excellent condition to retain their value, a bit dirty really show how much better performance can be achieved using the same parts as lego has available. I think they are great.
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    NEED HELP! LEGO Mosaic Design

    I'd use wedge plates to create a circle first. Draw a circle on squared paper to look at which wedges you'd need.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Sure, the age on the box is just marketing. It just seems funny to me that a set that is literally a message sends out a slightly different message itself, that sexuality or discussion of sexuality is for adults (18+) only. Which ones? I can't think of a set where the internal parts were rare colour/part combinations. I'm completely the opposite. I'm glad they are making SW sets aimed at kids again, stopping the gradual increases in costs and parts counts in these sets. Keep the UCS sets (and 18+ sets in other ranges) for adults and make the kids sets more affordable. A kid swooshing an x-wing doesn't care if the parts count has been reduced compared to the last version if it means they can get one and are not priced out.
  6. MAB

    LEGO IDEAS - Thomas the Tank Engine

    They say they don't check, and that submitters should do this.
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    LEGO IDEAS - Thomas the Tank Engine

    Nice MOC, but Megabloks still produce Thomas the Tank Engine construction toys, so it will probably be denied due to this guideline: PLEASE AVOID PRODUCT IDEAS BASED ON BRANDS THAT ARE LICENSED BY OUR COMPETITORS.
  8. I can't help with the stud types in that figure as I don't have one. Deadpool has been found with different head studs, but then being a regular retail minifigure he is not such a good comparison as he was in sets produced for North America and for Europe/Worldwide, so in different factories. The set was even redesigned during production, so there are different versions of the set depending on when and where they were produced. As Deadpool was in a regular retail set, they would have been produced in batches and more likely to have different stud types than a highly limited figure produced in a small batch for a comic con.
  9. It will be interesting to see whether S2 get released in regular shops.
  10. MAB

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Another funny thing about Everyone is Awesome is that it is an 18+ set. Everyone is awesome ... but only if you are aged 18 or over.
  11. MAB

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    I predict a completely new range called Moosic, headed up by a singing cow.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Personally, I hate the Everyone is Awesome set. LEGO has "stolen" the idea of monochrome minifigures and mass produced them into an official set. Some people have collected monochrome figures for years, to be able to buy a ready made pack off the shelf feels like cheating and devalues what monochrome figures are. Yes, there is still the hunt for harder to complete ones but LEGO making these a set just feels off to me, taking a fan idea and making it official.
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    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    I still don't think the idea was that bad. There were two killer issues for me, the implementation of the app and the pricing.
  14. MAB

    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Are the Atlantis treasure rings any use?