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  1. Ql97

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Damnit, I want so many of these. Forestmen Castle, Bionicle vignette, Mountain windmill, both Japanese temples...my wallet is already crying!
  2. Ql97

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    The best (imo) Ninjago City expansion that I've seen so far is this tiny 8-wide little alley. https://imgur.com/gallery/wIXPPDq It packs in an incredible amount of detail into the small space, and matches the official aesthetic perfectly.
  3. Bionicle also has the advantage of being a single theme, while Space and Castle are split across multiple sub-themes. I ended up voting for Bionicle
  4. Ql97

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Ooh, these are great. I'll have to try and incorporate them into some MOCs. Thanks for posting them!
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    They can be removed. The "Expand your Ninjago City Gardens" inset in this picture shows them directly connecting two of the Gardens, meaning you must be able to remove the balconies to make them fit.
  6. Ql97

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    That's what I'm planning on doing, but I'll probably end up having to put the temple somewhere else, because I have very few shelves deep enough for one and a half baseplates. It's definitely something of a first-world-problem, but for me, the temple island is basically an unrelated side build. It's a neat little build, but doesn't contribute to the set as a whole, imo. Something like an overgrown version of the Padoga Park MOC, essentially. That would have been fun to see. https://www.flickr.com/photos/galaktek/albums/72157696244428330
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    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Yeah, might be an unpopular opinion, but I really don't get the point of the temple island included with the Gardens is. It's a pretty jarring break from the established structure of the Ninjago City modulars, and it leaves the Docks' sidewalk just hanging there. It feels like a completely unrelated build that was just tossed onto a Ninjago City-compatible base just for the sake of upping the piece count.
  8. I'm still convinced that there was a third wave originally planned, for release in the winter after the third Hobbit movie, as sort of a big wrap-up for the Middle Earth theme. Then the Battle of Five Armies was pushed back to the holiday season, and there simply wasn't enough time to move forward production of that wave, so they decided to just bin it. I recall Lego's production capacity being under pretty heavy strain at the time.
  9. Ql97

    Dragon Lands: Mythic Machines

    Nuju my friend, this is the Minas Tirith we always wanted, but never got. Very excellent job. I can't wait to see what you do next. :-)
  10. Ql97

    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    They could easily make Aragorn, Gimli, and several other existing characters better by adding arm printing. I mean, it's a common enough thing, with Ghostbusters, Wonder Woman, etc. Giving them arm printing would go a long way for these characters. Gollum could also be improved on by giving him a Smeagol face. Orcs of course, we could always use some new prints for torsos and faces. And of course, there are the significant (but not essential) versions of existing characters, like king Aragorn and queen Arwen, robed Theoden, Rohan Merry and Gondor Pippin, etc. Of course it's possible. It's also possible that I will quantum teleport to th--
  11. Ql97

    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    And, as expected, both Lorien and Rivendell were rejected.
  12. Doesn't look printed. Probably part of her leg piece, as Lego prefers to consolidate molds if they can.
  13. Ql97

    Dragon Lands: Mythic Machines

    Yet another superb creation. Brings back memories of Fantasy Era. I particularly like the wing pack.
  14. Ql97

    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    What's more, the Twilight version is from Weathertop. Even the version of the Witch King that actually showed up in the movie would have been better. (not that the one we have isn't a good minifigure. It's one of the best of the theme)
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    The short version: Lego was stupid. The long version: Lego decided to f*** us over. They made poor choices when planing the theme, and when things didn't pan out exactly the way they wanted, they just cut their losses and ran. Elendil and Isildur would make amazing mifigigures. I mean, look at these pictures from the video game. http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/lego/images/5/56/Elendilking.png/revision/latest?cb=20131228153940 http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/lego/images/e/e4/Isildurprince.png/revision/latest?cb=20131228154024