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8BrickMario

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  1. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Fake or not, I'm curious as to how feasible or practical back leg printing would be. Dual-molding allows for the back of the legs to be colored, but printing, what with the antistud holes, might look a bit silly, not to mention that, as noted above, the paint would be more subject to wear from seating your minifigures on studded surfaces. With a Speedo shape that dual-molding doesn't yet cover, it would be nice, but there's the issue of getting the paint inside the antistuds, too, to avoid looking like the bathing suit has holes.
  2. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    When I said a fourth wave was too much to ask, I wasn't implying that I wouldn't be interested in more sets. It's just that I feel like what we got is perfectly fine, and that the line is already pushing its welcome by having this third wave. There's still plenty of opportunities to get stuff in the main SH line, and it almost feels like this movie line has taken over it, so for it to back off and the main SH line to continue making stuff we haven't seen wouldn't be too different.
  3. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    The Gingerbread Man's head is also a sandwich cookie, so I don't think they would reuse it. CK's head almost looks like it has a recessed clock face, so I'd be willing to bet it's entirely new.
  4. I also find it extremely weird that the belly fur goes down to the legs. Couldn't it have just been on the torso? Either way, neither looks interesting enough to be a complete CMF, and, unless pairs are going to be a theme in this series, we shouldn't get more than one of them.
  5. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    While there are still a few things we haven't gotten yet, asking for a fourth wave seems a little greedy, especially so long after the movie itself has left theaters. We should be very grateful for all this stuff- remember in 2012-2013 when everyone was constantly complaining by the lack of scope and variety in the theme? We've gotten so so many minor and obscure characters with this line alone that I don't see any reason to ask for more.
  6. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Simply put, the high friction of an all-translucent minifigure would make it very fragile and difficult to take apart, due to translucent plastic being of different composition. Just try to stick a translucent lightsaber blade into a translucent cone and then take them apart again. This is why they've only done translucent limbs connected to solid plastics. Also, the internal structure of the figure would be visible and potentially unsightly.
  7. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Vacation Joker is so close to wearing the Killing Joke outfit... I gotta go see if I can get a Vacation Batman now, because the two would make for a hilariously low-key chase scene on a tropical beach. I'm also going to get all of the new baddies, and Soccer Mom Batgirl is fantastic, so I can't resist her.
  8. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Actually, this is the original mermaid tail mold. The shorter, curved-tail mold was introduced with the Pirates of the Caribbean sets to be more realistic. Here, it makes Bats look like he's wearing a costume, so they brought it back. https://brickset.com/parts/design-84676
  9. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    If you can project emotions onto an explicitly smiling figure, then why is it so creatively restrictive to have someone frozen in a different expression? You can pretend any minifigure is emoting differently, regardless of what their printing shows, by that argument. Most minifigures, like in the Diner, are not permanently unhappy and their more emotive faces are the alternative, the reaction for certain play scenarios. The classic face is also incredibly limiting, too, because, unless paired with a moustache or beard piece, guess what? You have a clean-shaven minifigure. Then they would start the evolution of the minifigure face again by adding more variations for more detail and they'd wind up where they did years ago, at the modern style. Besides, I use my modulars mostly for display, as in, this is static and quite literally a snapshot into this minifigure city, and so anybody with a particular expression is in the moment until I step in and want to change it. When my hands are off, time has stopped, so there is nobody walking around with a grimace for no reason. Something has just happened to them in the scene. While I can understand the appeal to the classic face, I think the modulars stopped being the right home for them, and I'd argue that their resurgence in the Building Bigger Thinking line matches their look much better and evokes the time period more.
  10. Some ideas for CMFs

    That Medusa shield makes me mildly angry, not because of the design, which is excellent (very well done), but because we really should have gotten that with the Battle Goddess, instead of that generic pegasus design. Athena carried the Gorgon shield, but LEGO missed that opportunity. Do you think you could leave an image of the original Series B up for comparison purposes. I can't appreciate everything that has changed.
  11. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I understand that, but I'm glad they changed the faces now. It's not like LEGO is now using a garish, tacky aesthetic. They're just more detailed. The original smiley is indeed an icon, but the modulars stopped being a perfect place for the older style to reside. The increasingly advanced techniques and the modern printing detail and hairpieces clashed with the classic faces. If they had kept the body pieces in a retro style like the new "think big" sets coming out next year, the aesthetic would have worked, but I think they realized how out-of-place the classic heads looked now. Unfortunately, most kids aren't interested in a simple, timeless toy anymore, so the most LEGO can do is to remain as wholesome as possible while staying with demand.
  12. The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    From a technical standpoint, I think the snake clowns were pretty clearly cheated in regards to their flexibility. Built physically, I don't think there's an element long or flexible enough to string those 2x2 bricks onto.
  13. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Oh, the modern faces add so much charm to this set. The minifigures can actually react to it! If nothing else, this is the perfect place for my Diner Waitress minifigure. I'm definitely looking to get this.
  14. I just feel like the tree mask won't be in the series because it won't be interesting or unique since it can be found in the City sets and there's not too much that could be done with the piece to (ironically) spruce it up. It's a neat mold, but I'm sure it would have debuted in the CMF line if it was ever going to feature.
  15. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I was also a little suspicious that the stairs meant the Diner's walls didn't rest flush with the neighboring buildings on both sides, but the Parisian Restaurant did similarly, so maybe it's not too much of a stretch.