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  1. Looks like a good and solid series. I wish I liked Harry Potter more. The main reason these are tempting are the medium legs and some of the animals for me (why don't they make a snake that can go on studs?). I might have to get some of the main characters but my liking of Harry Potter is limited (like the movies, don't love them or anything, read only the first book). In terms of quality, I don't think any series has reached the quality of the Batman Movie minifigures but these are more than good enough.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm kind of fearful the awesome new medium legs will be a "sometimes" thing which makes no sense to me. It's like the Star Wars helmets with the actual molded visors vs the printed on the face visors. PICK ONE!!! I think all short legs should become Medium Legs, and ideally one day we'd have a medium torso too (with medium arms) so could get basically as short as the minifigures with short legs. Anyways, if these medium legs stick around it would be awesome. It's truly annoying how SOME of them have them though and SOME don't. I hope these become the norm.
  3. Absolutely. I can understand this. They invested a lot of $$$ into that movie. It makes sense that it was "special" and circumstantial. However, I don't see why they'd go BACK from some of the fantastic designs they already have minifigure wise. I can see why model quality would be a bit lacking though. I imagined they invested a lot into those sets because they were made to be on-screen awesome as possible too.
  4. I'm not saying that they shouldn't do new stuff. Just that the movie stuff was considerably higher quality. If these new ones were of equal quality I'd be all for it.
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    LEGO® Ideas 21311 Voltron

    I wish I liked Voltron at all. This is a nice looking set.
  6. It's a shame that it seems future sets aren't Lego Batman Movie sets. Only because the Lego Batman movie figures are soooo good. That old style poison ivy has nothing on the movie version... Really, these minifigures are lame minus the dual molded legs. :P
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    Updating Your Minifigs

    Why the crap are LEGO still making the old helmets without the visor (instead it being printed on the face)? They're still mixing them. It's soooo annoying. PICK ONE!!!
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    Star Wars

    I saw Solo. It was... okay. I'm glad it wasn't disastrous and terrible like the prequels and episode 8. After Episode 8 was so bad it was almost refreshing to have an average Star Wars movie... which is kind of sad...
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I once again have zero interest in anything but the dinosaurs here. The builds are kind of boring. I'll be Bricklinking the dinos at some point.
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    MOC IG-88

    That's real nice. Are those arms those little tools? I might go back to mine and try to make it more pure (maybe not breaking a few pieces :P). But much of my collection is either in storage or in another country right now... Funnily enough I had one of the best times with Lego just making this little guy. I wanna build more droids. I honestly think I hacked it a bit. I was experimenting and chopped a few pieces due to my lack of specific other pieces. It's pure Lego (even the string!), just some bits are chopped lol.
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    LEGO Pet Peeves

    I'm not sure what the dictionary rules are about trademarks (I think you wouldn't find that in a printed dictionary but I might be wrong) but still the dictionary example you gave says "legos" lol.
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    LEGO Pet Peeves

    The LEGO Group doesn't have any say in language. Literally zero. Culture and societies have a say in language. They can promote something as being the plural for a word that they originated but have no real control over it. That's what the generic trademarks are all about actually. That's why LEGO fights against this. Because they have no control over the language, only potentially influence. If more than the USA started calling it "Legos" enough to erode their rights to the term (their fear) then BAM, legally even then it's gone out of their hands. Heck, it's out of their hands right now but they CAN try to push against it with their influence. But the laws illustrate that language is controlled by the people, not the companies. And the companies can lose any rights to influence even if the people decide something is "right". Like Kleenex or Velcro. This shows already that the LEGO Group doesn't actually have any real right or power to enforce language or control the language used with their products, only the influence to try to make it not go too much in a bad way for them (Legos being a bad way for them since it would threaten their very name!). And again, language wise, despite some protests, there's no rules against it. Yeah you can't say "sheeps" and have it be correct BUT that's a word in the dictionary. LEGO is not. Therefore it has different rules that apply and there's nothing that says you can't pluralize brand names or apply those brand names to any element within the brand. Heck, it doesn't even have to be in the same brand. You can technically look at some Mega Bloks and say "look at all those legos" and while it's not the same brand and not technically correct in that way, it's STILL correct English. You could call a collection of car parts "Legos" and it would still be technically correct English. But of course LEGO doesn't want that... It's good to know I'm not alone in knowing the facts here XD.
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    LEGO Pet Peeves

    People complaining about people saying Legos. It's grammatically correct. You can pluralize brand names. If you have 10 NES consoles and it's not incorrect to say you have "ten Nintendos". You can have a pile of Ford trucks and cars and stuff and you can technically say "you have a pile of Fords". There's no rule in the English language that says you can't. It, at most, can sound a bit awkward. But it's not technically incorrect... LEGO's motivation here is to simply protect their brand. I can find no fault in that. But everyone (including LEGO) has some incorrect ideas here. No English teacher could mark you down for writing "LEGOs" in a paper because there are zero rules that actually say it's wrong. I've had this discussion a thousand times though but it always turns into a debate when there's nothing to debate. There's fact and there's mistruths. Saying it's incorrect to say "LEGOs" is factually incorrect. You can at most say there's a preferred way to say it (pushed by brand protection motivations).
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    That absolutely proves nothing. If Lego based what franchises they did on this forum I'm not sure how good they'd do. :P
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm honestly not sure Harry Potter will sell well enough after a couple of waves to justify more and more waves. I kind of see it as having a similar problem to lord of the rings. Great movies but maybe not enough to justify wave after wave because they're not too recent. And the newer Newt movies might be too "old" to sell as many toys. I could be wrong. I know it will have MORE staying power than the LotR line. The question is, how much.