mrfang2

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  1. Something I noticed, look at the legs of the leaked figure closely, it seems to be wearing sweatpants and Vans style sneakers!

    It was mentioned before that it may be a modern fantasy theme, and with the supposed AR Element, could this possibly be set in an urban, city style environment? That would certainly make it different than most of what we get from ninjago, nexo, HS etc. which rarely have modern city areas Actually represented in the brick.


  2. 21 hours ago, Robert8 said:

    It was me. I said the Nexo Knights designs might have been reworked into Superheroes sets.

    But I meant mostly the Batman mech... Looks very Nexo Knight-y to me. Also, while the spider mech is suspicious, the viruses didn't have animal themed vehicles, so I don't think so.... 

     

    But you have to admit Spiderman getting all this mechs out of nowhere is quite suspicious, especially considering the most well-known version of the character is a college student with financial struggles living in his aunt's house

    off topic, but the spider-man included in the spidey vs venom set is actually the parker industries spider armor mk. 4, one of the most recent designs that was made by peter in his adult life while he was head of parker industries, which was a huge tech company in the comics for a while. during that time he actually did have a few vehicles, including a blade runner-esque car that transformed into a spider themed mecha. it didnt look like the one in the sets, but still, theres justification. 

     

    on nexo knights, i disagree about the "reuse of canned sets" thing, but i do agree that they probably planned one more wave, considering all that was missing. did anything show up in the app that wasnt in any sets?


  3. 4 hours ago, legozebra said:

    Seems like they've been reusing a lot of designs scrapped for the movie, which makes sense given the amount of work put into designing art for potential storylines from the movie - from the Vermillion to Teen Wu, I'm appreciating that not all of the great art is going to waste.

    I have to say, seeing Zane's icemobile, I'm a bit disappointed at the size. That doesn't look that much bigger than the side-build from 2012, and there's nothing too special about the construction either to warrant such a high price point. Wonder if it includes an enemy vehicle to race against, as I'm not seeing that big of an improvement here.

    as far as im aware, the blade cycle and icemobile are actually a 2 pack.


  4. 2 hours ago, ninjagoyax555 said:

    is it some kind of reboot or something ? either way I am loving it soo far 

    as far as we know so far, these sets are from a set of 4 specials that will come in between hunted and whatever the oni season will be called, which is being made to celebrate ninjago hitting 100 episodes. these are likely either totally unrelated to the story and are just throwbacks as part of celebrating that, or the story will involve flashbacks or time travel in some way.


  5. i see overwatch being around for a good while, because no matter what they do, theres something for everyone in the game. you want apocalypse stuff? western? Asian temples? high tech cities? industrial bases? hover-limos? giant robots? castles? huge flying ships? all of that is available in the game, and all of it has minifigs to go with. every wave could conceivably include new versions of any character they want, since every character has a ton of skins for different environments, and the game has a huge fan community and is an extremely popular e-sport. there' tons of stuff in there for people who love Lego, people who love over watch, and people with a casual interest in either. plus, for people who dont really collect lego or play overwatch but enjoy building things, this theme will introduce a ton of new minifig parts and accessories.


  6. I’d love to have one with a bunch of little stalls on the bottom, the tv station and maybe a flower shop or something and the first part of the robot hotel on the second floor, some kind of reference to the tv show like Chen’s noodles or something and the second part of the robot hotel on the third floor, and the head of the robot hotel on the “roof” section, with some kind of small build of ninjago tower at the top with swappable flags for garmadon and ninjago city.


  7. 7 hours ago, Kim-Kwang-Seok said:

    You can simply search for:
    - book which contained concept arts
    - if u dont have the DVD, find some HD stream on the internet (not very hard)

    I myself found Cole's mech for 30$ yesterday (incredible, since it contains over 1100 parts!!), but I didn't find any good pictures with Dr google..
    anyway, great that someone tries this! But be aware, the official sets are very big anyway, so I don't think bigger versions will be any stable..

    btw: I costumized my Quake mech to get rid of most odd colours & gave it a Gundam-like head. Looks incredible now!

    Yeah, I’ve got all the official sets other than the mecha shark, they are great builds and a good size, I’m just building the bigger ones to be displays and to bring to conventions. The concept art book is good, but doesn’t have much detail on the final models from the movie, ie: half the pages on Zane’s tank are taken up by toy model prototypes and sketches of other possible vehicles. 

    Where did you find the quake mech for that price btw? Can you post up a pic of the head? Sounds awesome!

    1 hour ago, koalayummies said:

    This should be interesting. The Garmadon Shark for example is like ~3x times larger in the movie just going off the size of the ship hull pieces used for the mouth build vs the retail set (not to mention a few questionable connections):

    From Lego.com

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    Best of luck, the DVD would be the most helpful. @Xon67 is the Eurobricks expert on extrapolating builds from the Lego Movie, they might have some tips as they've accurately recreated huge scenes from mere snippets and single-image frames.

    Thanks for the tip with xon67, I’ll shoot a message over to them. And yeah I don’t have nearly enough or the right parts in the right colors for the shark mech, so I’m skipping out on that one


  8. hey, been a while since i've built anything major, but i've finally figured out what i'm going to do for my next moc series. i'd like to build upgraded, full-scale versions of the crazy vehicles from the ninjago movie, as the released sets each seem to be roughly half the size of the movie versions. unfortunately i'm running into an issue in finding reference images of them. the concept art book has some good stuff in it, but stuff like cole's mech in the book isn't the final one (it has a brick built wheel) and the garma-mecha-man isn't represented in its brick form like, at all. any google searching i have done has nearly entirely lead me to pictures of the toy versions, not the movie versions.

    i'm looking for any screenshots, current mocs or in progress shots, or production shots that are available for these, or any tips you guys could give me on doing them. 

    i'm starting off with the ice tank, so shots of that are the most helpful for now


  9. Also, blue building has a wrap around walkway and staircase done in the same style as the second floor of the first set, meaning the front of this does face the back of the original city set, and presumably there’s gonna be detail around the back of this to match up with the front of the city for that reason.


  10. Look at the bottom of the build, where the boat is. It’s got the water tiles! That means this thing IS on a base plate, and thus will connect! 

    Hopefully there’s some good detail on the back and good figs, and hopefully it’s closer to a 250$ or 200$ than the city set, but this seems like a solid add on area to an already amazing set


  11. Agreed, it is too complicated for a logo, I realized it too and funnily I was thinking about something similar you are suggesting, that is: some kind of stylized letter T... :wink:

    Anyway for now I returned back to the classic golden moon logo but on the other hand I will introduce new Techtroners minifig: doctor and emergency stuff :classic:

    OK, waiting for your sketch + BTW I know what you are talking about when it comes to tablet(s): I have one quite good 12" for drawing with with Wacom pressure sensitive pen I am writing this post from, BUT except the drawing/sketching it is quite pain in the a** really! :sceptic::thumbdown::grin:

    yeah im working with an simmilar one right now, hoping to upgrade to one of those specilized art tablet-pad things over the summer. im just gonna sketch on paper and snap a pic btw

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    there should be a color gradient behind the t in the shaded area, and i did it up kinda like the logo you'd see on the box because i had a few minutes to spare.


  12. if you want something unique but also more classic, i'd say go with something simpler. like the m-tron logo. a circle, or maybe to invoke the repair theme, an octagonal "bolt", with a t inside it that has a color fade or something, and then the cs arrow thing around it, possibly throwing in a black or white outline around that. id do up a sketch but my tablet is being shakey right now.

    on this design, i love the design, but it feels a bit too complex for the more classic feel of your sets.


  13. not sure if it helps much since its only in dark bluish grey, but there is a 2x2 inverted tile with the antistuds smoothed out and studs on the bottom, easiest way to get a couple i think is the ninjago fire mech.

    about this ship, it looks amazing. really nothing else to say, the lines all flow well, the color contrast with the white is great, and the pincer is really cool, so just, it looks awesome!


  14. Good point, I guess. It just seems odd to get Chell, but not GLaDOS. I thought maybe you could play as her in the open world, controlling machines and such. But since she's just a robot head hanging from a ceiling, I guess you wouldn't be able to move around with her and it would be tricky to build her on one of those Dimensions stands. Unless they use her potato body from Portal 2. :tongue: So I'm guessing Wheatley and a turret.

    i could see glados still being in the game, just as an antagonist in the portal levels, not as a playable character. however, depending on the way the game works we could possibly get instructions for her, if its like the movie game where you can unlock instructions for in game builds by finding the golden boxes.

    off topic, but i haven't heard news of any oz sets coming in the future, the inclusion of that in game could just be because warner owns it, but as far as i know warner does not have license for portal, so does this mean licensed portal sets are likley in the future?


  15. Star Wars and Scooby Doo aren't the same by a long shot. And yes, nearly every wave has a remake. However a lot of those remade sets are years apart from the last time they were made. There might be five to ten years between some remakes. And Star Wars has the benefit of being a much bigger franchise.

    When it comes to hero characters Star Wars has three main casts across three trilogies and that doesn't even count TV shows, video games and comic books. Plus almost all of those characters have a handful of variations due to changing looks/costumes across the years (Usually with drastically different costume styles and colors). Plus they have a ton of villains and an entire universe of supporting characters. And the fan base is so large and demanding even characters like Willrow Hood have become an action figure.

    Scooby Doo on the other hand only has five hero characters (More if you want to add gimmick characters like Scrappy into the mix). There is some variation to their costumes, but most aren't particularly notable or drastic. When it comes to monsters/villains there's quite a few of them, but a lot of them repeat the same gimmicks. For instance the Zombie we're getting this year is one of five identical Zombies that's appeared throughout the franchise, each one is just a color swapped version of the first Zombie. This Zombie isn't even the same one from Where are you, but looks so alike that few people actually recognize the difference. And that's not particularly uncommon for Scooby Doo as the Black Knight and the Mummy have the same problem. So even though there's probably hundreds of monsters there's probably less than a hundred that people are dying to have.

    Finally Scooby Doo has very repetitive locations and very few vehicles, and considering a fair share of Lego products are just vehicles that's kind of a problem. It can be a challenge to do location based sets and fit them into small price points, hence the cavalcade of vehicles we get in most themes. This first wave alone already is giving them mystery machine colored vehicles they never owned.

    Scooby Doo has a lot of source material, but not the amount Star Wars has. And it definitely doesn't have the fan base that Star Wars has nor the billions of dollars in revenue to back it up. I love Scooby Doo and I hope it has many waves, but I don't expect it too. Now there's every possibility that the new show and movies might be a smash hit and reinvigorate the franchise to a point where the WB might want Lego to keep on making sets, but for the time being I just don't see that happening (Though I hope it does).

    on the "vehicles they dont own" thing, arent these supposedly based on the new show? i doubt lego would do scooby doo without that show coming out, other than an ideas set, so id have to assume so. for all we know mystery inc may have these vehicles in the new one. atleast the motorcycle doesnt seem too out there for them to have. also shaggy having a highly wealthy family in several continuities could play a factor in them having these in the new one. also, since the show is supposedly going to be a way more wacky version then last time, they could have a transforming mystery machine like in "shaggy and scooby doo get a clue", explaining the plane. i mean i may be way off, but that could be why.

    also on the vehicles thing, they could always give the monsters themed vehicles that dont really exist, like a ufo for space kook, or some kinda mine cart with an engine for the 49'er, that kinda thing? i dont see a reason why they wouldnt do that if they wanted to make more vehicles.


  16. So what kind of builds do you think these level packs will include? Assuming they will be like the BTTF pack, there will be two small builds for each which will be playable objects in the game. For Portal, one of the builds will probably be GLaDOS and the other maybe Wheatley or maybe a turret? Can't think of much else that would be of any in-game use.

    For the Simpsons, it will probably be Homer with the Simpsons family car and... I don't know... a couch? :tongue: I'm not a big Simpsons fan, so I can't think of anything that would be iconic enough to include in the set and be playable in the game as well.

    im betting it will be a core (likely wheatley), and maybe a cube, i doubt glados would be a build, there would be no in game use. with a core they can plug into machines, with cubes or turrets, well those are obvious, but what use would you have to actively put your own enemy into the game? also, holy crud i cant belive i was actually right about portal coming in!


  17. 1-marty mcfly

    2-homer

    4- possibly the doctor (10 or 11 maybe?) or one of the ghostbusters, atleast from speculation ive read so far.

    5-wicked witch

    25-jay

    26-nya

    27-zane

    28-golunm

    29-legolas

    30-gimmli

    and im still convinced 3 is chell, just considering the thing in her hand and the flesh tone.


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    anyone else see this? its apparently the full (at least, full as of release) character roster for the game. now, i can make out most of the already shown ones, plus some simpsons, and i think a few chima figs, although i could be wrong on those, but what really interests me is number 3. is that chell from portal? flesh tone skin, white shirt, orange lower body, and holding what looks like a white tube with blue at the end, which could be a portal gun. i know that seems way out of left field, but we got wizard of oz figs, and didn't a portal project reach 10,000 on ideas a while back? could this be them acting on that?

    sorry if im like, way off here, but that's the only one i can tell that doesn't fit into an existing theme other than the oz figs, and the only thing i can see it being is chell.

    discuss away i guess, and sorry if this should go into the non physical thread, just figured since all of these are likely to be released as physical figs may as well put it here/


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    current lower body, using the above mentioned torso joint, with slight mods, and the hip/legs ive gotten working. i need to double up jointing on the forward/back joint in the shoulder, and the ankles still need more work, but this comes the closest of all my attempts so far to actually supporting the body. you guys have any sugestions for improvements before i start armoring it up? im thinking axel piston bits at the sides of the knees and ankle to stabilize those more, but no clue how much that would help.


  20. is my solution at this topic doesnt work?

    http://www.eurobrick...hl=+lego +movie

    or do you want a connection between legs and the torso?

    well, i had to add 2 of the axel olding piston bits to the sides to give it more friction, but the thing actually works perfectly! what im looking for is a compact way to connect the hip and the waist together. btw, did i ever thank you for that waist design? because you probably saved me like a month of work designing that thing its amazing!


  21. It's not (really :tongue: ) Technic, but maybe this could help you : Witch Doctor's hips are really strong, it might be the solution you need. You can see an alternative (far right) on Mike Nieves' flickr gallery.

    thanks, but ive actually tested that one, didnt work, like, at all. unfortunately. thing flopped down and shattered, and that one was only half the size it is now.

    i realize i shouldve given a reference for what was being held up... its this so far, plus 2 large cranes on the back, and fairly hefty arms as well.10836283_755992677822040_747906125_n.jpg?oh=b010fcb5842d0a46c5de618abc80495c&oe=548B34BD&__gda__=1418420130_a7c965d910e1fe5fc82c6dbd5ffd8d62


  22. okay, ive been working on building a full sized version of the construct-o-mech from the lego movie. not acurate, but the right size atleast. anyway, im having a ton of trouble coming up with the hip joint on the model. what i need is something like this:

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    im currently using these as the main actual joint type in the design, as from what ive found its the most sturdy joint type lego has.

    $(KGrHqN,!ncFHLPlQN7)BR5Y(IjJlg~~60_35.JPG

    but those leave an odd amount of length between the axis for the outward and forward/backward movement, and make it impossible to build the hip around.

    in short, anyone have any ideas for a hip joint that can hold up a lot of weight? im kinda new at technic building, so nothing ive come up with has worked.


  23. There's quite a few things in the movie that aren't really to scale, with other parts, and I'm sure there's plenty of 'illegal' connections.. as well as many that would be very weak in real life - the things you can get away with, in a computer-generated movie! :)

    yeah, i'm sure there's a ton of stuff, especially in this model, that is impossible, really i should've said "movie size" not movie accurate.

    tommy, it is a 60 tooth gear.

    this is what i think to see, but to hold the torso upright on display i suggest some changes.

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    lxf

    edit:

    stabilized version lxf

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    wow, thanks! looks like i should have all the parts to try out both of these tonight!