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    [SPOILER] The Mandalorian Discussion

    The latest episode just had bad dialogue. Filled to the brim with cliches. The dialogue between the dude and the gal, it was pretty cringe-worthy. It's not bad still just... kind of average. The other bounty hunter dude just made me cringe the entire time. And his acting wasn't very good. Also he keeps getting SHOT! How many times can this Mando guy get shot? I know he's got expensive crazy armour but if it's THAT good why doesn't ever rich person/admiral/etc wear it? That freakin' stuff is ridiculous. Ever episode he seems to get shot twice, always in the armour, what a lucky guy. It's got hero syndrome HARD. That first scene with the other ship shooting Mando's ship lots of times only to get 1-hit... Idunno man. Too many cliches. Too average in storytelling, acting, character, music, etc. Though still the production values are of course high and the art is great. And stoic boring guy continues to be stoic and boring. I don't buy that he's changed. He's been the same. He was presented as a bounty hunter and the only thing we've seen about his character is he has a sense of honour (apparently with all the Mandalorians who backed him). Every episode so far is the same. Bounty Hunter gets shot a few times and saves a baby. Look, he's honourable because he saves a baby. Look at the baby! LOOK AT THE BABY IT IS SO CUTE! Bounty Hunter protects baby so bounty hunter must be GOOD GUY with HONOUR! BABY CUTE! BOUNTY HUNTER GOOD! LOOK AT THE BABY!!! OH GOD LOOK AT THE BABY!!! JUST LOOK AT THE @#%ING BABY! SO MUCH CUTE! SO MUCH HONOUR!!!
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    [SPOILER] The Mandalorian Discussion

    Uh since spoiler is in the title I'm going to not put my stuff in spoiler things? Anyways... I don't think it's as great as people are saying. So far it's... fine. It feels Star Warsy. The art is spot on. As always. The music is... well nothing can match John Williams and we've felt it in the non-main Star Wars movies and we feel it here. The music is average. The story is okay. I don't know where it's going. It could get great. But it doesn't exactly pull you in as well as other great TV shows. I expect the BEST OF THE BEST from Star Wars in some manner. Shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones (earlier seasons) have upped the quality of storytelling on TV. I don't think this has matched those... But it's still decent. The place it lacks the most is character. The main character... has no character. It's a stoic boring guy. Seems to have a sense of honor or something. Stoic. Might have feelings. Has hinted as such especially in the last episode. But they're trying to keep him mysterious which IMO doesn't work and just makes him a boring stoic guy. And the only main supporting character is a baby... who while cute... has barely more personality than a light saber. Baby does cute things. Baby does more cute things. Baby has unrealistically powerful powers (come on man, the power boost baby Yoda has is ridiculous... it's even farther than Rey and I loved Episode 7). The supporting non-main characters... I think the lady had promise. But I think she was a one-off character. The first old man that lasted two episodes and said "I have spoken" too much was boring and kind of lame. I'm glad he didn't last. It's looking like it's going down the Rogue One route of a story that can be interesting but bland characters. But we're only 4 episodes in. Maybe once we actually see this guy's face we'll see SOME character. I assume we're not seeing his face until like the last episode. This series feels more like a series that would be AMAZING if it released in the early 2000s. But at this point it's kind of... well if you took out the Star Wars and put in a generic scifi or fantasy instead, I bam sure it would get a fraction of the praise. I really do. It's not as good as some other Sci-Fis or Fantasy series out there. Frankly it's not in my top 10. Probably not in my top 20. But it's only 4 episodes in so... maybe it grows on me assuming it's character gets less boring and gets some supporting characters besides a baby designed to sell merchandise. I cannot for the life of me see why it's getting so much praise. It's just NOT that good. So far I'd give it a 7/10.
  3. I have an unreasonable hatred for Trolls stemming from my childhood. Even as a kid I knew the truth. These are the ugliest, most hideous creatures/toys that exist. They belong in the Cabbage Patch or something. I'm annoyed by the mere existence of this franchis in Lego.
  4. Yes, probably. Thank god I'm an adult with some money. The original Falcon UCS that came out was such a far off dream that I could NEVER afford when I was that young... that was almost painful to bear. I can imagine being into LEGO as a kid these days and having to look at all the amazing stuff I couldn't have...
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    Overwatch I think was already dying (in LEGO form) and honestly, I'm probably boycotting Blizzard now (I play WoW sometimes and just pre-ordered WarCraft 3 remastered like a week ago...). I probably cannot let myself get Overwatch LEGO too. Oh well! I wasn't going to get MEI or TORB or the other characters as minifigures anyways due to the line's poor sales.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was going to invest in the minifigures IF they had released more characters. They didn't release my mains (Mei and Torb) and the LEGO sets seem to be dying officially after these next two sets. It's too bad... HOW NO MEI!?
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    LEGO Ideas - 123 Sesame Street

    Even though I grew up on Sesame Street I have no memory of the HUMAN characters. I didn't ever care about them. Just give me Kermit, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Snuffleupigus(sp?), Oscar, and The Count. I wouldn't mind if they didn't have any humans come with it but you know they probably will.
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    What Exactly is Minifig Scale?

    I actually know the proper answer here. 100%. Completely true. It's witnessed in the LEGO Movie 2 when they drive into Emett's house. Everything is bigger on the inside. It's like Doctor Who. We just need to find a way to build sets in such a way that the dimensional area within it is larger than the area outside of it. It's that simple. That way you can have minifigures that fit inside things that they normally woudln't be able to. Now that I've revealed the truth I think we can all agree that this discussion is just plain over. It's done and dusted. It's solved. It's like when they discovered the number zero. It's just the default now. No need to ever mention that there wasn't a number zero for a while there. Lets just start building LEGO mocs with bigger insides. You're welcome.
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    LEGO Ideas - 123 Sesame Street

    No chance I'll buy the set but if the minifigures are good enough (and I too kind of tink they'd often require new molds, especially Big Bird) I will buy them 100% from bricklink due to Childhood nostalgia. I'm really happy to see this set make it. It's a weird one because unless it changes drastically how big it is, it's going to be expensive and aimed at adults, yet it's Seasame Street lol. I do not think they'll make new molds. I only wish it would have Kermit...
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    Which Themes Deserve a Reboot?

    It was a Lego Movie quote. ;)
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    What Exactly is Minifig Scale?

    But the proportions and accuracy are horrible wrong. Look at those people. Do they have no bodies? They seem to have shoulders that immediately turn into really long legs. And the sun has a SMILE. The sun isn't sentient! What kind of terrible artist drew this!? Are you suggesting we get minifigures that look like: IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT!?
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    Which Themes Deserve a Reboot?

    That's a suggestion. They have to put it on there.
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    Which Themes Deserve a Reboot?

    Nothing more than Castle. And not in the stupid forms of that Nexo Knights or whatever. Something universal and not kiddie.
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    What Exactly is Minifig Scale?

    If you can't fit the minifigure in the car it ain't a car. You basically have to go microfiture scale to get a car that would be the right size for the height. Cars aren't very tall and would probably be up to a minifigure's shoulders or mouth. Good luck making a car make sense in a minifigure world if nothing can fit inside of it :P. GOTTA go by width. There is no other way. FITTING inside vehicles and other things takes priority. I DECLARE THAT MINIFIGURES ARE SHORT AND FAT! VERY SHORT! VERY FAT! (I'm feeling rambunctious)
  15. It looks good but it's no Falcon. I'm happy it exists but will skip it easily.
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    LEGO half year financial report

    I think there's just a bit of a bubble growing that might burst. They're really heavily invested in a lot of stuff. Some will work. I don't think others will work as well. Also the freakin' economy isn't that great in a lot of western countries. I don't think it'll be that bad when it bursts. Nothing like that other LEGO bubble. Also it might not if the economy starts looking better (and we get rid of Trump and Brexit, getting political, whoops!).
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    What Exactly is Minifig Scale?

    As people have said it's vague. However I think a general rule of thumb is you should go by the width of the minifigures more often than the height. Otherwise it just doesn't work with vehicles. What does this mean? Well, if the minifigure had an offical lifesize height I think the minifigure would be incredibly short and fat. I'm talking shorter and wider than the international treasure that is Danny DeVito. A minifigure is 4cm by 1.6cm (at the feet, not the arms). If we simply convert that to feet we get 4 feet by 1.6 feet. 1.6 feet is kind of wide but it'll still fit in your average office chair with arms. But obviously 4 feet is quite short.... However, at least you can make a car that all minifigures can sit in and I think that's the more important thing. If you made a minifigure sized car that was scaled compared to their height they couldn't fit in it! So in my mind minifigures are shorties 4 feet tall by 1.6 feet wide, also with unusually wide shoulders and arms :).
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Glad to see She-Hulk. Could get some cool lawyer super hero stuff (maybe with more lawyer focus than Daredevil had...). I've never been into Moon Knight at all though.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    We'll get another reboot. This time focusing on Morales or Gwen however I think they still have to have Peter in one to not lose the license. And Sony will NEVER lose that license.
  20. Goofy. I need that Goofy. I knew they were holding back Goofy for something. You can't have Disney WITHOUT Goofy!
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    How popular was the doctor who TARDIS set?

    whether it was good or not is irrelevant and purely opinional I guess. But it's peak of international popularity was during Doctor IX or X. And then it went way down. And from a purely opinion standpoint the show became trash when Moffat took over and we saw things like the Statue of Liberty being a weeping angle (and nobody looking at it in all of NYC? WHAT!?), a ninja flip distracting a robot's self destruct feature somehow because the flip was so sweet or something?, a lost woman being in a bush the whole time, etc. I've not really seen this new lady Doctor since Moffat left. Maybe she's better but Doctor Who has progressed downwards in ratings and merchandising.
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    How popular was the doctor who TARDIS set?

    There's no way sets based on the older stuff would sell well. LEGO still primarily makes most of it's money from kids (or their parents for the kids) and that means ANYTHING that is older, is basically a no-go. Kids won't as often even know it exists. The popularity will have shrunk from the older stuff. It just wouldn't work. The only way we'll get more Doctor Who sets in any significant way I'd say would be if Doctor Who suddenly got GOOD again, got the ratings it used to in the UK -AND- also got those international ratings. At which point they'd release mostly or entirely sets based on that new incarnation, and us older fans might get lucky if they released a set or two from the old days (I'd love a set that was basically just minifigures with a Tardis you can change to be any Tardis and like all the Doctors in minifigure form :P. Never gunna happen though probably.
  23. Who cares? Re-release all you want LEGO. People shouldn't be using LEGO as an investment or retirement fund anyways. I have zero cares about people being upset their old sets are losing value. There's about 100 billion other more important things in the world. Basically to LEGO investors I say "TOO BAD SO SAD". :)
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    Star Trek

    I'm getting my hopes up too much because that looks AMAZING and I want LEGO to make sets...