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  1. BrickG

    Licensed Lego Ideas - Support & Discussion

    The Office set looks good. The minifigures are mixed in terms of quality IMO. I think it's just you have a group of generic office workers so it's hard to get the minifigures immediately identifiable. Just like with Friends and stuff. You could use most of the minifigures out of context and suddenly they're not "them". But what ya gunna do? I actually thought Ryan was Gabe. Toby's hair is too big, Stanly's too. Some of them look spot on but others are just getting as close as you can get with existing LEGO pieces. Is that Dwight hair unique for the set? The actual set looks pretty good. I'd buy it if I wasn't basically Lego-retired... It also just asks to be made bigger (the whole office) and improved. I'd have fun with that.
  2. BrickG

    Super Mario 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    LEGO has tried many times to "Minecraft" it's building onto the digital sphere via builders and video games. Minecraft works because it's almost entirely textured cubes or things that fit in cubes. You can never make LEGO work in the digital arena outside of the hardcore LEGO people who are willing to learn it. LEGO has too many pieces. LEGO has too many possibilities. You don't just stack LEGO. So it'll absolutely never be a digitial toy that can reach anywhere near the numbers of other "builder" games like Minecraft. It's just too complex. It's great for a physical product where you just get a pile of pieces and put stuff together, but usually people don't constantly build (like in Minecraft where you juste KEEP building) because the truth is LEGO is horribly inefficient when it comes to building. A lot of people could build all day every day for years and pretty much do in Minecraft because it's so simplified and efficient. I guess LEGO games don't ever focus on buidling these days, and any that do are destined to... maybe not fail, but never be that big. It's why LEGO games just don't have building most of the time! Which is odd since it's LEGO but it just doesn't work there. In fact it's so inefficient in LEGO games most stuff isn't even built with LEGO. I thiiiiink the LEGO Movie game had a LEGO built world (correct me if I'm wrong) but can you imagine having to build EVERYTHING out of LEGO when it's so inefficient? City game with LEGO skyscrapers of all different kinds? Sounds like it would take 10x the work to make those 3d models. Anyways, another opinion I have is that LEGO should focus on making LEGO more efficient. It's kind of connected. I'm not saying Minecraft levels of efficiency or anything but I do think that like 50% of LEGO parts shouldn't exist. I haven't bothered trying to organize my collection by piece/colour/etc in like 6 years because there's just too much and it's literally a multiple day task! Then if I build something I'm going to spend a lot more time reorganizing than the build actually takes.
  4. These look pretty good. 4/5 stars (no figures can be 5/5 since the Batman Movie ones so 4/5 is good). 80% chance I get them all. They look a lot better than the Loony Tunes ones.
  5. BrickG

    Star Wars

    I think Bobba being older and having a different body type (the actor is huge even when he's in good shape) is fine. So he got dumped in a Sarlacc? Maybe he's scarred in a way that makes him look 20 years older and swolen in a way that makes him look 60 pounds heavier (or maybe he just really loved that fruit stuff the Sandpeople gave him). It doesn't matter. A good story could have made that really simple to overlook. Too bad the story isn't good. The last battle had a few moments (the Rancor) but those giant droids... at one point the Mandalorian and Boba were just talking like 10 feet away, no cover. Then once in a while they'd shift over a few feet as this big giant war droid with a clear shot would miss somehow. This is the WORSE I've seen it with Star Wars in a live action show. The amount of MISSING. It's like that but somehow WORSE. And not from a COMEDY MOVIE. Rancor was the only cool thing. Also why do all Star Wars fights for WHOLE PLANETS only have like a dozen or so people involved? WHy didn't Boba take Slave 1 and just shoot all these people dead? Why does nothing make sense? And once again Boba and the Mandalorian get shot about 20 times each, because no enemy can shoot them anywhere except exactly on thier limited armour. Beskar aka plot armour is the laziest, stupidest writing. I'd like it if it was more limited like maybe you get shot a few times and it starts to fail. But they're basically invulnerable. Mando got smashed into a freakin' buidling and seemed fine. The only time he got injured was with the darksaber on himself whoops! I don't know how it's so bad. I don't know why people are so accepting of stuff that doesn't make any sense in any universe. The characters are bland and poorly written. The action is usually pretty bad. The Vespas are the first time Star Wars has had bad art direciton (usually Star Wars even at it's worse had amazing art). My mind. It boggles.
  6. BrickG

    Star Wars

    Like the Mandalorian the characters in Boba are boring (not 100% of the time hopefully). -spoilers- Mandalorian has the main character who is as stoic as they come. Too much so. His character development is basically "I won't take off my mask" to "I will now take off my mask because I like you" could have been done in two episodes. He's a stale and slow moving character. He's outshined by other characters massively (the IG unit was the best character and DIED, Cara Dune was okay but she's gone forever due to Twitter stuff). But I still am okay with Mandalorian as an "average" show. But I have higher expectations of Star Wars I guess, despite the fact that most Star Wars TV is trash. I'd still rate this show okay. It's just REALLY slow and took some time to get anywhere. The first episodes with that old man were incredibly dull and that was the most boring character I've seen on TV lol. Now we have Boba. It feels very much the same as the early Mandalorian. Boba Fett is too stoic. He's got lofty goals that I don't understand how he plans to enact them (or at least it seems unrealistic). His whole "respect" thing is kind of dumb. But I think I'm most annoyed by the fact that they're trying to turn him into a bit of a hero. He's never been pure villain but I mean he's known for disintegration... I want to see that! But right now he's just dull. The sandpeople story is dull as heck (why do I want to watch a dumb sandpeople dance?). Everything is dull. I forget the woman's name who he's got as a partner but she's incredibly stoic too. WHY DOES STAR WARS KEEP GOING FULL STOIC!? The original Star Wars movies had great characters WITH great character. You could explain them in a word and know immidiatly who it is. They were easy to describe and just were oozing with character. Han being the dashing rogue with a heart. Leia being the rebelious and strong princess not afraid of a fight. Luke being the whiny kid (I wanted to go to Toshi station to pick up some power converters!) with a hidden potential and a lot to learn. Etc etc. Most of the Mandalorian and Boba characters are just... stoic. Also the Gamorrean Guard costumes look ridiculously bad. They look like painted fat dudes in rubber masks. But more to the point they look worse than the original somehow lol. While I appreciate Star Wars using phsyical stuff rather than CGI a lot of the time, the physical stuff doesn't ALWAYS work. The way the Gamorrean Guards have almost no articulation to the faces is bad. I mean, the old Ninja Turtle movies had 10000x the character on their masks. These dudes can like twitch slightly. And the bodies just look like some hobbiest body painter went to town on them... It's been a LONG time since the original Star Wars and I think we MUST have gotten better at these things since then, why does it look worse? On the COMPLETE opposite spectrum (I can't be pleased!) the Hutts were CGI and looked like the Special Edition Hutt. I would have loved to see why a physical puppet could have done for those two. Again, all they would need to do would be make it like the originals but... better! And some shows even use a mix of puppet and CGI to enhance them and it often looks good. We're only two episodes in though. Maybe it'll get "average" like Mandalorian.
  7. BrickG

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    The LEGO video games have basically not changed in any meaningful way since their conception and are therefore bad, and have been bad for a lot of years now. At least to people who have played more than a few of them.
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    Would you rather build in person or online?

    I actually think LEGO is terrible to build with in software. It's too complicated. Few know the names of pieces or how to find the right ones. While LEGO is the staple of the building toys in the physical world (because it's different for various reasons) it's pretty bad to sift through digitally and build with LEGO. I know some people here would disagree but there's a reason digital LEGO creation software never exploded outside of hardcore fans. It's just too complicated! It's one thing to have your own physical pieces you're looking for. Another thing to comb through a massive library and get overwhelmed immediately. Minecraft is the ultimate digital builder because most pieces are just a different colored square :P. So easy, so approachable. But it works digitally. Nobody would like that in physical form. Stacking just cubes.
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    Super Mario 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hmmm if there's movie tie in stuff I'd at least hope for actual sets and not this game stuff. The gamey stuff is just not for me... give me my dream of real Mario minifigures...
  10. Gave up years ago. It's a full time job to keep track of it all and I'd need to dedicate a whole room or two...
  11. Hmmm well I don't think anyone can legitimately complain abou the diversity of masked characters... So it's all good. I haven't been paying attention to LEGO sets much lately because new baby and job, but geeze, I hope this thing is still around in a year or two! And I hope I find myself falling into money because I want to recreate the Battle of Hoth lol! BAH! I want the set!!! Can't... justify........ wife... will murder...
  12. I might be visiting the US soon soooo if my wife somehow lets me... I'll smuggle one in my luggage somehow and avoid that pesky VAT. Where's pics of the faces of the Snowtroopers? I don't understand the "diversity" comment. Are they like not all white and/or male? 'Cause why does it matter? It's not like you could see behind the armour in the movies.
  13. BrickG

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    LEGO Batman the Movie figures were the best designed and produced Batman minifugres by far. Going back to the classics is a major step backwards. I fear that we won't get LEGO Batman figures as good as the movie ones were for a looooong looooooong time. Especially for some of them like Poison Ivy. It's just NO CONTEST. We got the best versions of Poison Ivy, Penguin, Riddler, etc. Some really good versions of Harley Quinn (quite good but not in her classic style, but still an amazing figure), Alfred, etc. I'm guessing the line had more resources put into the designs since it was going to be for a movie too but they were just amazing.
  14. Sometimes I walk past my collection of stuff (LEGO and Ninja Turtles and Star Wars and Star Trek, etc etc) and it puts a smile on my face. I've really stopped buying LEGO for the most part, except a few sets a year, because I don't have time to build MOCs or anything and I don't have infinity place to display them. But hey, I like 'em! Trying not to get caught up in the human "I need more and more and can never have enough" which people get caught up in. Though with every positive LEGO Minifigure update I'm tempted to go back... As for practical reasons... I've fixed some Ikea furniture with my LEGO before so there's that... Yes thousands and thousands in LEGO and I fixed a $70 bookshelf I messed up during putting it together. Good investment?