mrfang2

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  1. 7 hours ago, Takanuinuva said:

    You know. Save for the Island wave. Every new wave of this soft reboot so far has given us a new ally fig for the Ninja

    Fire Chapter- Clutch Powers

    Ice Chapter- Akita

    Prime Empire- Okino

    Master of the Mountain- Princess Vania

    Island (None but should have been Twitchy Tim. Maybe in the Catamaran Sea Battle Set)

    Seabound- Benthomarr.

     

    Technically mamatus and the islanders would count as allies by the end of the story and into seabound


  2. On 5/15/2021 at 4:22 PM, Grey Magistrate said:

    The Monkie Kid sets, even the newest ones, are 20-25% off at my local Lego store.  I appreciate the bargains (I'm piling up bull clones for a minotaur spaceship idea) but it makes me a little worried about how well the theme is selling here in the US.  I hope my worry is misplaced.  Please, please don't kill off this theme, Lego...you already ended my beloved Nexo Knights and Hidden Side...don't take Monkie Kid away from me too!

    Regardless of how it’s doing in the us currently (which will likely change majorly once the show makes its way over here, whatever’s taking that so long...) it’s doing VERY well in China. The theme is here to stay for now.

    as for the panda guy, I’m assuming the set will be pigsys mech with a few of the panda shop characters and some kind of side build, given how unique the design of pigsys mech is I would imagine it will show up again at some point in the show and justify itself as a set the same way the cloud roadster had a few appearances last season. 


  3. I’ve been loving the sets so far, still have to build the horse jet and the lion, but the rest have really been great. Seems like maybe a bit early to start speculation on the next wave, but I do feel safe to say

    -that bone mech will come either next wave or as part of next years sets depending on how the show goes (the head writer has hinted at a cliffhanger ending in an interview so I wouldn’t be surprised if that vision is the seasons end.)

    -as spider queen is still the main threat, I would assume we will get her missing henchman (the big fig) as well as hopefully huntsman in his spider-legs form.

    -it would not surprise me to get an expansion to the mountain, as the technic holes behind the waterfall line up with where sun wukong’s house is in the toon. 

    -the cauldron seems important to the season and will likely appear in a set as it seems to be integral to the bone spirit’s plot

    -would expect atleast one set based around heaven as that location has been fairly well fleshed out design wise.


  4. Definitely intentional reference in the name, as the other tribe members have names like lightning and thunder keepers, they use lightning weapons, and live on an island surrounded by a perpetual storm. That said pronouncing a common word in a slightly different way isn’t exactly an uncommon way to make a name.


  5. I think if people would just stop comparing this theme to ninjago it would be received a lot more positively honestly. Ninjago is an outlier with far lower prices than average. In terms of volume of stuff you get and of number of parts, monkie kid sets are largely a good to great value at their price points when compared to lines like friends or city or creator or even previous action themes like hidden side, nexo knights, chima, ultra agents, etc. 

    the builds are also incredibly well done, feeling more like heavily refined mocs than regular sets compared to most themes.


    You get visually striking, usually fairly large for their price point (in terms of physical size) vehicles, detailed environments, expressive and detailed minifigures for the heroes and villains, plenty of civilians to increase play value, fun features (stuff like the barrel dropping tank or dbk’s glowing chest are so fun!), tons of great parts in good colors, plenty of useful new parts for figs, and to top it all off there is/will be soon (depending on where you live) a fairly solid and gorgeously animated cartoon to go along with it all.

     

    Just because the line skews bigger for the most part (and even then there ARE sets in the 25-35$ range that are comparable to any other theme, it’s really just missing the 10-15$ mark at this point) doesn’t mean it’s “overpriced” or a bad value.

    The sets are valued pretty well compared to MOST other lines, just not ninjago. for whatever reason despite people on here hating how ninjago is “taking over” every action theme, when a new one comes out all that people seem able to do is compare it to ninjago. 


  6. 8 hours ago, Anonknee Muss said:

    Did you record what code was written on the tape seal?

    No there was a line to get into the lego store, didn’t want to hold people up. I did however go back and grab a whole set of them with a friend later, so I can probably figure out if there’s different tape codes or if they’re all the same per box.

    5 hours ago, jonwil said:

    The thing to remember in regards to the price of these (especially the larger boxes) is that some of the money covers the cost of the music licensing, some of the money covers the cost of developing and maintaining the app, some of the money covers the cost of running and moderating the app (the whole approval process for uploaded content etc) and some of the money has to cover all those new molds in the series (and I bet a lot of the new head/headgear elements need the kind of molds that are more complex and expensive to make)

    In regards to those points, the app is glitchy and missing many features it would need to be what they want it to be and just isn’t fun because of it. the licensed music cannot fully play as the videos are capped at 1 minute, making their inclusion a strange choice. The moderation is poor already, allowing videos blatantly against the rules in regards to what is shown on screen to pass through. they’re ALREADY reusing the molds for some of the characters in the first series with the cat and the red panda, 2 animals which do not work with the same mold.

     I love the figs for this theme but as a whole it’s just not worth the money for anything but the cmf, and No excuse for WHY they cost so much has appeared that actually justifies the cost! If you’re paying that much, the app should have a full fledged video editor and the ability to let you listen to all the music separately offline, and a way to download your vids to your device at the very least. As it is it’s just a special effects spam app with no actual merit.


  7. 7 hours ago, a guy from somewhere said:

    The cheapest set is $35 US, hopefully that new double bike set changes that. I’m a firm believer that wave 1 was the best, but I love all of the sets. My favourite from the new wave is probably either the accessory pack or the white dragon horse jet. I just wish it had some crazy cool play features. Oh well. From anyone who has all of the sets so far, or at least most of them, what would you recommend? I’m not looking to go too expensive, £70 at most and I would like to get as many figs as possible, plus something with a crazy play feature. Love when Lego does something cool. I’m considering the cloud jet, but I’m asking people with experience. Thoughts?

    I would wait and grab the cloud bike to be honest. You get an even hero and villain matchup and a civilian, and a spider-bot, plus mk’s bike has a hover mode which seems fun and 2 disk launchers, and the whole set is 25, so it’s 10$ cheaper than mei’s bike which is honestly not a great set in my opinion. 
     

    the cloud jet and roadster are both awesome, the jet is the better of the two out of them although the roadster has the best figures, the demon bros being a stand out pair and the civilians even having some less common parts, but the jet is a better build and has more play value with the bike launching function, disk shooters, and just general jet swooshieness.


  8. New polybag and figure pack leaked. The poly is a pretty nicely articulated mini version of the monkie mech. The fig pack has micro builds of the bull tank and cloud roadster, plus civilian Mei and mk and bob with red racing suits on. The picture is too blurry to see if the suits are new prints or not. 
     

    honestly disappointed that the fig pack is what it is. Party mk, artist mk, any of the apocalyptic variants, or the “beaten up” versions, or the blue powered bull clones, or any version of tang, alternate pigsy expression, etc. would’ve been much more useful than 2 identical racing suits that may not even be blue and a Mei we’ve already gotten twice...


  9. 1 hour ago, a guy from somewhere said:

    someone also has the lion guardian, apparently found in a Legoland discovery centre. looks pretty good in person, and has some cool features. the back looks a bit empty though.

    The lion looks a lot better than it does on the box art tbh, and the function to open and close the mouth is pretty slick, as are the hidden missile launchers. While I still don’t /love/ the look of it, I can appreciate it a bit more now that I see what the functions are. Was gonna get it anyway for the arcade build, but good to know I won’t have to mod it as much as I thought I would to like it.


  10. 3 hours ago, cosmic said:

    Reviewing the images it looks like the mountain has many peg holes on the base to accommodate for add-ons. Regardless if Lego ever expands on the mountain I see this as an opportunity to test my MOCing abilities and maybe create a build to dense out the mountain and expand it as I see fit.

    you can also seemingly use it very easily with the other buildings in the line because of this. does it make sense for a bull checkpoint, a convenience store, or pigsy's shop to be on flower fruit mountain? no, of course not. is it funny and rife with opportunities for play and display with some mods? absolutely. the bit of ffm in the inferno jet is probably the first of several potential add-ons to that environment as well. we have seen a temple in that location in the new special, and a hut that is supposed to be behind that waterfall, both of those would make great sets to add to this one.

     

    edit- looking at the back of the box the whole build splits into 3 and can be swapped around or played with separately, but i also think that the open spotes on the back, specifically the row directly behind the waterfall, will be used for wukong's hut later on in the line. especially if they keep showing mk training there.


  11. Just now, thekeeperofthereaper said:

    yeah heck im astonished at how fantastic the flower mountain set is but it seems like the mystery villainous force that appeared in the last episode has representation in this wave 

    this wave seems largely to be based on the new "new years demon" special so i think they're trying to not spoil her involvement there, although unfortunately the trailer does spoil it. id count on her appearing atleast once in the next wave.


  12. Just now, a guy from somewhere said:

    Have I missed something? what bigfig? has anyone seen it? does it resemble a character or did someone somewhere say we're getting a bigfig?

    a poster was revealed for the new special, on the last page, that shows off mk and his team fighting spider queen, her 2 goons from the dronecopter set, and a bigfig style character for her army. no figure was revealed but the animation model was, and its unlikely a distinct design like that will go unmade, as all the major villain designs last wave were made last year, aside from macaque who is in this wave now, and the white haired girl who only showed up for a few seconds and will likely be a major player in the next season so will likely appear next wave.


  13. 1 minute ago, Bloquerto said:

    There is still one set to get leak, right? The 80017. Maybe on that one is the big fig spider guy. 

     

    possibly, although given the way they are structured that would be the smallest set, so very unlikely to have the bigfig. in fact im pretty sure thats one of those minifig and accessory sets, the blister card ones, since this wave was originally stated to be 7 sets plus one of those, and these are all 7 sets. 


  14. loving the mountain, and the number of other side builds of environment are in these sets. the anti grav arcade from the show is a good inclusion, although ill probably mod it to be more of a full building. wish i could see the lion better but its looking like that will need some mods. unpopular opinion i actually like the bike, the chunkiness fits the aesthetic the theme has, and the disk shooter on the side makes sense if he's being attacked from the side, he does make these things in the moment in-fiction so it would be fairly situational.  red sons jet looks better than expected, although i am a bit dissapointed it doesnt seem to transform considering in the pilot he literally yells at mk that he will "never drive a vehicle without atleast one transformaton" or something like that, but still a good set. all the different outfits for wukong in the mountain are great, and im glad to see him pop up in more sets this wave, as well as mr. tang whos been missing for 2 waves. given the reveal of a bigfig im sure theres gonna be a second wave for this season later this year, especially since just like last time these seem to mostly corralate to a 44 min special instead of the actual season, so we can probably expect another 1 set for spider queen with the bigfig, as well as a few that include other villains like the demon bros later. 

     

    all in all im very happy with this wave so far, despite the lion seeming to be a dud. 


  15. 1 hour ago, Cocoa said:

    Ninjago City Farms - This may be wishful thinking on my half, but hear me out. A farm expansion could have a similar layout to Docks, where it is a long 32 x 48, complete with a small rice field, some traditional homes, and perhaps a tree or two. If connected with temple island, it would not have to be three levels. However, I am confident the designers could pull off a triple-tiered farm set regardless. As the Gardens focused in on nature, with the large trees and little islands, a farm expansion would be a nice compliment.

    maybe the farms could be at street level, with homes at the riverfront on the bottom, then platforms with farms above those, or something like that. 


  16. a trailer for what seems to be a Chinese new year special for monkie kid released, which is the source of the screen shot of the lion, although not the jet somehow. at the beginning you can see what looks to be the arachnoid base, a walking, spider-ish shaped building. so its kinda between "vehicle" and "playset". it kind of seems like a bigger version of the galaxy squad series biggest alien vehicle, but with spider queen's colors and a pagoda and what looks like a landing pad or balcony of some sort sticking out of the thorax instead of the launcher? its pretty funky looking in a good way, although itll definitely be downsized in the set since it towers over other buildings in the trailer.


  17. 3 minutes ago, NetherCreeper said:

     The lion is what I expected, but it looks kind of small for the higher set number it has, so I expect the set to be bigger. I’m so excited to see these, I hope we see it soon!

    agreed on how small it looks. maybe it has an environment, maybe builds of the other lion things in the shot, maybe a villain vehicle to fight against, or maybe its just smaller in the show than the set, like mei's bike, or mk's hoverboard


  18. 2 hours ago, a guy from somewhere said:

    2 pics from the show have come up, looks to show the lion guardian and the red son jet. The jet doesn't look that good, but I love the look of that guardian. Hopefully a cheap set judging by size.

    well, neither of those look how i expected, but that DOES confirm that the list of sets is real at least. the lion guardian is mechanical it seems, although the screenshot shows organic ones too so who knows, maybe the set will be a robotic one vs an organic one or something. the inferno jet is very different to what i was expecting but fits red son's aesthetic pretty well, and the screenshot may be showing a transformed or split state, since the show does make a point of saying he would never use a vehicle without "at least one transformation". given how nice everything in the dronecopter set seems to be, im optimistic that this wave will be really well done. hopefully mk's bike can make up for mei's abysmal bike from wave 1.


  19. Just now, LOTR34 said:

    If that's the case then this could be the first location based set in this theme.Well hopefully the rest of the sets will be revealed soon and then we'll find out.

    it seems so, and I'm glad they're going big with the first major location. i wouldn't be surprised if the lion guardian set is partially location based as well, with some kind of shrine or something where mk would be meeting the lion. pure speculation though.


  20. Just now, LOTR34 said:

    So is the latest rumored set list legit?

    as far as we know, yes. could turn out to not be, or the names could be changed a bit considering the "team quadcopter" became "team dronecopter" between reveal and listing on lego.com, but as far as we know that list is correct. im also inclined to belive it more since the leaked box art of the drone copter changed the clouds from last years box art into an image of flower fruit mountain.