Ql97

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  1. 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
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    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.
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    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.
  6. 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.
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    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. :-)
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    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--
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    And, as expected, both Lorien and Rivendell were rejected.
  10. Doesn't look printed. Probably part of her leg piece, as Lego prefers to consolidate molds if they can.
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    Dragon Lands: Mythic Machines

    Yet another superb creation. Brings back memories of Fantasy Era. I particularly like the wing pack.
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    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
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    This. Exactly. That is the biggest obstacle with anything LoTR related. The sets themselves are trivial. This is Lego. You can always make your own creations. The problem is always the minifigures. Lego minifigures are simply better than almost anything on the custom market. Even the high-quality ones often don't quite match Lego's established design ethos. We need minifigures before anything else. The problem becomes, is that for a set to get made, it has to be an actual, decent play set. Lego has no interest in making minifigure packs for LotR. I can't predict how well a LotR minifigure series would have sold, but I think it would have been a good solution the the problem of making the expensive new prints and molds. Any playset on Ideas is going to need to be well designed to have any chance.
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    We will never know exactly what happened, but with all the strain the factories have been under, it simply might not have been physically possible to produce a new wave when the movies were shuffled around. Please don't assume we all share your opinions. Some of us quite liked the Hobbit movies. If you didn't like them, that's okay. Just don't think everyone has to share that view. Okay, now I know you're joking. Scrap City sets? City is consistently one of Lego's best selling themes, year after year. Scrapping a city wave would be just about the stupidest thing Lego could ever do right now. Simple math. Lego I guess decided they wouldn't make a big enough profit off of a third wave. I personally think they were wrong, but I'm not an expert on market dynamics. Here are some various set concepts you might use. Balrog Battle Obvious really, the Balrog, with a collapsible bridge, Gandalf, and a few other minifigures, like perhaps Boromir, Frodo, and an Orc Witch King Battle A fell beast, maybe with some scenery or siege equipment. Another obvious one. When combined with the Minias Tirith gate set, it would provide the missing four main characters. (Eowyn, Faramir, Witch-King, and Denethor) Sauron Attack A medium set, that might come with some Mordor landscape or a piece of Barad-Dur. It would have Elendil, Isildur, Gil-Galad, and a Groot-style Sauron. Dol Guldur Chase A medium set, with some Dol Guldur ruins, a tree or two, and Radagast's sled. Would come with Bolg, Radagast, and flaming Sauron. I'm sure we could come up with some other sets with minifigures we want. I for one, would love to get Sigrid and Tilda (Bard's daughters) in lego form, but that's probably hoping for too much. In fact, there was a thread a while ago where I think it was General Magma and I came up with a list of all the minifigures needed to "complete" the theme. I can't seem to find it right now... Edit: Found it! http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=104542