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  1. Makes sense yeah, I was just worried because those new action battle sets look rather minifig-oriented. 2 of them almost look like BPs where they replaced 2 of the minifigs with a couple of giant cannons to save money.
  2. Probably late to the party again and I assume some of the things I have to say might have already been talked about in this thread but here's my 2 cents on the newly revealed sets anyway... - That might be old news but are those 'action battle' sets replacing battle packs now? I was surprised I didn't see any new BP in the next wave of sets. It would be a shame if that's the case... those builds for the action battle sets are pretty horrendous and the giant cannons are a relic. It's something I never liked even as a kid, but maybe I was in the minority? - I love the new scout trooper helmet, I think it was one of the last specific pieces for the OT that was in dire need of an update. Not so sure about those new legs and torso prints however but I need to see it from the front to compare it to the previous version. - Speaking of new prints, I'm on the fence about the new rebel Hoth trooper torsos. While I do think the prints themselves are a slight improvement over the last version, I think the lack of leg prints and the darker caps make them look a bit off. That can easily be fixed however. - The same can be said about the new snowtrooper's prints. The tan hands look weird as they're the only parts of that minifig in that colour and I'm not sure why they chose to make the pouches on the belt grey. A quick Google search shows me those are either white or a very light shade of tan. While the minifig doesn't look bad overall despite all that, I think it's a downgrade compared to the previous version. - The Starkiller duel set is a good and cheap way to get those 2 characters but it will be a pass for me. That Rey is pretty common and the prints on Kylo are very scene-specific. Can't blame TLG at all for offering something new of course but I'm just more interested in the regular 'clean' outfit for custom minifigs. - The 2 SW Resistance sets look pretty decent and have a nice selection of minifigs. I'm not too interested in the show but I might get the red TIE interceptor... and I gotta admit Vonreg and that other pilot with the imperial helmet look pretty cool.
  3. Oh I'm sure they will all have the angry clone face, that's to be expected from every trooper now. Didn't know a book even existed, I admit my knowledge of the new canon EU is pretty limited. Still, the game most likely has a larger target audience and the set is based on it rather than the book, so I still think Admiral Versio might have been a better option. Oh well, I'm fine with the 4th trooper still, I'll give his helmet to iden and use the body for a custom minifig.
  4. A few thoughts about the first wave sets... - The new walker looks way too similar to the previous version, just with a worse minifig selection - It's great to see new prints for the rebel fleet trooper. Hoping to see a battle pack for those guys somewhere down the line - I'm not sure I like the new stormtrooper helmet mold. While it is nicely detailed, the "mouth" part seems to be hanging too low and makes him look more cartoony. It also didn't really need an update imo, other pieces like the scout trooper helmet or rebel backpack should have gotten the priority - I just noticed they went from the new skirt piece to regular legs for the praetorian guards. Also a shame we get yet another First Order stormie, starting to get a lot of those... - Odd choice to include 4 Inferno Squad troopers while there are only 3 in the game. They could have included Admiral Versio instead of the 4th one by reusing Krennic's torso. Also, based on the torso prints, we're getting 1 Iden Versio, 3 Gideon Hasks (!) but no Del Meeko. I get we don't get more than 2 new prints/battle pack but it's a little unfortunate All in all, nothing too crazy for a first wave but I'll get both battle packs and the Death Star Escape set. I'm still hoping for a Mimban set or battle pack next year however.
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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Wishlist

    Considering the movies rely heavily on the Hogwarts castle, I don't know if they can still make a lot of decent sets without it feeling a bit repetitive. Maybe we can get a 3rd portion of the castle (maybe the clocktower) but not sure if that's really needed. There also aren't many professors who still need updates aside from Sprout and Lockhart. Speaking of minifigures, I feel like we could pretty much get all the characters we still need from a second CMF series. If I were to make one, it would include: 1) Bellatrix Lestrange (with the new dress piece) 2) Lucius Malfoy 3) Peter Pettigrew (Maybe with "baby" Voldemort) 4) Death Eater (ideally including 1 or 2 double-printed heads for army building purposes... we are in dire need of basic villains/cannon-fodders) 5) Fenrir Greyback (or one of the random Snatchers) 6) Harry Potter (Triwizard Tournament) 7) Ron Weasley (Quidditch) 8) Ginny Weasley 9) Fred/George Weasley 10) Luna Lovegood (Student version with blue necklace) 11) Sirius Black (preferably the Order of the Phoenix version) 12) Gilderoy Lockhart 13) Nymphadora Tonks 14) Pr. Snape (black outfit) 15) Pr. Sprout 16) Draco Malfoy (Black suit) 17) Pansy Parkinson (or any other Slytherin student like Crabbe or Goyle, just a way to get several of the now rare Slytherin torso easily) 18) Fleur Delacour (Triwizard Tournament) 19) Victor Krum 20) Tom Riddle (Slytherin Student) Some of those could be part of a set, I can for instance imagine a set of the Ministry of Magic battle including Bellatrix, Sirius Black and a couple of Death Eaters but I feel the set would be quite bland aside from its minifig selection. That's why I feel like another CMF series is the best way to go.
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    Help identifying a figure

    Maybe, just maybe this was part of a doomed CMF series meant for a limited release, much like the German Mannschaft series we got a few years ago. Maybe it got cancelled because Ronaldo rather unexpectedly left Real Madrid for Juventus this summer, making this minifig outdated. However I suppose the possibility of it being an obscure Chinese knockoff or a custom print is much more likely.
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    That's a good point for Malcolm's skin tone, although I feel it's still going to stand out a little too much compared to the other characters we already got. I'm still somewhat hopeful for more JP sets next year but the chances are very slim indeed. A Jeep Wrangler set would have been amazing. As minifigs, we could get an injured Malcolm and Ellie and Muldoon with the yellow raincoats (although I would prefer a regular version for Muldoon). They could even throw in 1 or 2 additional minifigs like Hammond, wouldn't be the first time they include a minifig that isn't exactly in the scene but still somewhat relevant.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Definite buy for that set. I didn't buy set 4737 (Quidditch Match) when it came out and by the time I was finally ready to get it, it was going for an insane price on Bricklink so I never got a Prof. Hooch minifig. Same thing with Umbridge, although I despise the character (like I think everyone else does), it's still a welcome addition. I absolutely love the fact we're getting a Slughorn minifig, the character was really missing from the original waves of Harry Potter sets. Not so crazy about the Snape-boggart though, that's the second minifig we get of that and it's way more representation than what that particular scene deserves imo. It's well-made but still a wasted spot. I'd rather have had a generic death eater instead or a new Bellatrix.
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I'm on the fence about this pack. While I like the fact we're getting Malcolm, I think they overdid the tan a little. I realize Jeff Goldblum does have a tanned skin but it doesn't translate all that well in the minifig since there aren't that many shades available for flesh tones and this one makes him look Asian... not to mention they didn't do it for his Grandmaster minifig in the Thor Ragnarok set. As for the baby Blue and her chicken leg (really guys??), let's be honest, that is a bit of a rip-off. It's cute and all but that little dino is already available in 2 other sets and a polybag and isn't worth as much as an actual minifig. That Owen does seem a bit unnecessary too, we've already gotten 3 versions of the character and I don't think we really needed another one. I think it would have been a good opportunity to get Lowery or Simon Masrani in his suit. I'm still gonna get this set for Malcolm alone but it could have been so much better. There are so many characters they could have picked like Hammond, Muldoon, Nedry, Ray Arnold, young Dr. Wu or even an unnamed Jurassic Park employee... all of those would have been better options than yet another baby dino. It was the perfect opportunity to get some of the missing main characters and unless we get more JP sets next year it's a bit of a waste.
  10. I was really curious to see what they were gonna do with the conveyex, like it was said before it's a nightmare for designers. I was even expecting to see something like the Constitution Train set from The Lone Ranger and maybe another speeder bike with a gang member thrown in. But I suppose this is a better (and less expensive) option, although a monorail without a rail is a bit weird. I kinda like the hauler but this minifig selection is the weirdest... but I suppose Lego based that on the info they got before all the reshoots. I just wish we had 2 mudtroopers instead of 2 helmetless enforcers. Aside maybe for Dryden's office thing, they have most of the important scenes covered now. They could still release a Dryden minifig in a polybag (would be sad if we got the unnecessary mud-covered Solo but not the main bad guy) but that's really too bad there's no Mimban battlepack.
  11. I'm pretty sure I saw a leaked picture of one of Dryden's enforcers while looking for pics on Google (I think it came from Reddit). If they have one of those, I can't imagine they won't include the main baddie in whatever set the enforcer will be.
  12. I thought people already assumed that would be the conveyex driver/gunner and it was based on a concept art (on the right in the following pic). I do hope I'm wrong because I'd be interested in a Mimban set.
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    I love the design of the smaller vehicles. I think they would work well as Lego sets, they kinda remind me of the Aqua Raiders sets. If they don't get this license, I sure hope the next underwater theme does something similar.
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    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Only minifigs I'd want from Solo are the Mudtrooper (of course!) and an imperial officer in a trenchcoat. Maybe one of Vos' enforcers would look cool in Lego form too. As for the other movies, I'd love to see: - Admiral Piett - Zuckuss - Nien Nunb - ESB Lando - Chancellor Palpatine (maybe updated with the new "skirt" piece) - Darth Sidious (Yoda duel) - Saesee Tiin (new updated torso) - Commander Bacara - Galactic Marine - RotS Commander Cody - TCW Ahsoka Tano (realistic, both versions) - TCW Captain Rex (realistic, both versions) - Noghri Warrior Also a bunch of old EU characters like Mara Jade or Darth Nihilus but that's not likely to happen...