Blakstone

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    LEGO Lord of the Rings / Hobbit, Castle, and CMF as well as Mythology, and Classical MOCs.

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  1. While Nexo Knights may not be the reason that Castle is gone, we know that we won't get a new Castle theme until it is gone for a while. That part is not in doubt as we had a designer flatly state it. There was a couple quick jokes in the last LEGO Movie with Castle. Hopefully the kid will play with Kingdom's minifigs in the next one. Beyond that, I took forward to each CMF series for a chance for great Castle minifigs.
  2. I would enjoy a Wizarding World of Harry Potter CMF because of the license. But out of all the licensed CMF, the only ones that were duds for me were The Simpsons. I only got a Bartman for the slingshot mold and a Maggie for the toddler body mold. The others times I say I won't want any but I got Ninjago for the bowl prints, the scarf, the scientist with the Batman t-shirt, and the icee cup. Even for Batman wave 2, the Native American, dolphin, and white tuxedos should have broad appeal. The Victorian bathing suit on the Alfreds is of great interest to me as I am building a Victorian world. LEGO must know that they need to have items with broad appeal to make a successful CMF, whether it is LEGO or not. If we do get HP, I hope there is enough stuff to interest non HP fans.
  3. My perfect tree is one that I can share with my wife and cats.
  4. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Since Niantic just announced a Harry Potter Go game to come out next year, I think there will be plenty of Pottermania. As someone who only got one HP set immediately coming out of my Dark Ages, I don't need new movies to buy these sets.
  5. LEGO's Facebook page recently posted an image with two existing LMF as well as two figures I don't recognize. They don't appear to be existing LMFs. 1) One is a female gamer whose purple t-shirt says "Level Up" and has dual colored arms to make short sleeves. She is holding a controller that appears to be a new mold. Her yellow hair with a purple streak appears to be an existing mold. 2) The other is a male gamer with a VR headset which may also be a new mold. He has a gold trophy in a green circle on a while torso. His arms are green and legs are black Do we think these are just promotional image or would they reflect future LMFs?
  6. I would like the next Castle line to work as a continuation of Kingdoms. The style and detail on the minifig prints and shield designs still works very well with the current LMF (aka CMF) offerings. Ideally I would want a different heraldic animal on the shields, it could be stag, raven, or wolf. You could do knights versus vikings even. I do not think LEGO should go away from siege vehicles. Instead they could do more realist ones such as seige towers and a working brick built trebuchet.
  7. Collectible Historic/Fantasy Minifigure Series

    Hobo - with stick and bag Masquerade dancer - Reuse queens dress. Dual sided head with mask printed on one side Town crier Tailor - Victorian era Medieval Huntsman with dog There are lots already mentioned that I really want but I want to especially highlight Viking w/ hornless helmet Roman senator Medieval Monk Shaolin Monk
  8. Latest CMF series impact on Historic themes

    I agree that these make great addition to existing Historic / Fantasy LMFs, but I don't plan on buying more than 2-3 of each of them. I am just not that into the elf's shield design and the wonderfully printed warhammer looks like a specific hammer. I might add one to the Evil Knight army as the pattern makes the hammer. I am sure the Highwayman will be a great army builder.
  9. I think the matador is quite possible. Regarding the blood thirsty spot aspect, they can "fix" this in the lore by having the description mention that the bulls either always wins or that they are some how well treated after the fight. Perhaps the matador always fights the same bull, losing each time. We have already had a modular designed to smuggle prohibition cookies instead of alcohol. Matadors in this LEGO world don't have to kill the bulls.
  10. Oklahoma LEGO User Group (OKLUG.org)

    Our upcoming meetings are Jan 7 and Feb 25. To find out more check out our website: oklug.org
  11. EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    I won. Hmmm... do I root for Tinkerbell or 60s Catwoman?
  12. That is a bit uncalled for in my opinion. There is a lot of disappointment for Historical and Castle fans when LEGO calls this theme a continuation of Castle. Most fans understand that this is targeted for kids, but when you cannot find any use for the parts in traditional builds, it is disappointing. I doubt it would be so bad if there was one historic theme going such as Pirates or Wild West. Regarding the care and detail given to the villainous characters in a TV show, that is all well and good if you want to watch the show. I don't have to watch the show to have an opinion on them. In that case, my opinion is just based on printing on the minifig and part selection.
  13. Latest CMF series impact on Historic themes

    It was mentioned as the son of the King and Queen seen in previous CMF series.
  14. A prince sounds promising. I wonder if he will be in more casual clothes or better prepared to slay a dragon. Hopefully he will have the larger shield with great heraldry.
  15. Thanks Itaria. That's a great why to whet our appetite without spoiling anything. I am glad to know that there is stuff in this Series that fits my building style.