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  1. Frankly, this sums up pretty nicely what I think. Lego is very self aware of their old themes, and love to reference back to them (heck for a bizarre example, look at the Galidor shirt guy from the Ninjago City set...). But I don't think the market for an old school sci-fi theme is out there today. I see a lot of AFOLs pining for the return of classic space; but while we do get some references to it such as Benny and his ship; I doubt kids today really want to have an entire collection of flat wedge shaped blue and gray ships! Its a nostalgia factor for a lot of AFOL's, but once we take a step back and look at current trends in Sci-Fi, I don't see kids really wanting the almost Kubrick-esque space styles of classic space (I'm of the age group that came around after classic space's era came to pass, so I really have looked at it more as "my Dad's era" then my own. Considering kids today are even one more generation removed from it then I , its probably a good bet that Benny really is their only interaction with the old space era).. So frankly, I think Lego's method of dropping some classic themed space sets one at a time, is a good approach. Enough to give AFOL's a nostalgia trip, while not being to much of a risk with kids (especially in the case of Benny's ship which was tied into a hit film too!) If Lego does cook up an in house original Sci-Fi theme, Space Police could be a good one to revive, or the maybe some other flashy outer galactic adventure. Kind of a space western, cowboys v. outlaws, the final frontier pushing back, etc. Then sprinkle in some references to old themes for nostalgia. Of course, if Lego really wants to go crazy... they could go for a Lego Space "Universe" in the same vein as a certain popular cinematic superhero franchise... Introduce new themes, but work to connect them to each other and older themes in the same way old Classic Space Factions were seen as part of the same story. I know Atlantis and Power Miners kind of did that lately... but I can see more potential in space for it. New Space Police for example could easily tie into some older themes such as Galactic Conquest, Blacktron, even Insectoid and Hero Factory could really work together in a shared setting. Focus the effort on new character's and ships, but let the old fans be surprised when a ship or character from an older theme just pops back into the story...
  2. [MOC] C-9979 Landing Craft

    I saw the video pop up on my YouTube suggestion feed the other day and watched a bit of it. Very very cool looking model! Its a ship rarely seen in Lego form, so I think you did a great job creating it. I would love to build it myself one day.
  3. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Yeah I agree, Enoch was a great addition. My earlier guess that he was a Skrull was way off but I liked what we got. In a way he was a counter argument to Aida and Ultron, where previously we had seen these androids bent on evil Enoch was more of a robot focused on observation and preservation. The Kree were part of what made the pod grow long in the tooth for me. I hear we are seeing more of them in Captain Marvel though... so I guess I gotta get used to them sticking around the MCU for much longer!
  4. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I finally got around to catching up with Agents of Shield's latest episode and the end of it's space pod...
  5. Future Star Wars Minifigs

    An R4 head would be great! To be honest though the old nose cone piece is already about the right shape and size, although it is a bit longer than I would like; Lego could probably use it with some new prints to start pumping out some R4's. Considering how long the Star Wars theme has existed and the lack of any classic R4's in nearly 20 years is kind of strange.
  6. [MOC] Mini Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

    I like how the front pops out as a module. I figure that area is "streamlining" of some sort, like a shell placed over the original hull to make the ship look sleaker so having it come off makes perfect sense to me.
  7. Future Star Wars Sets

    Who else wants that Monorail seen in the Solo teasers as a set?
  8. My LEGO technic youtube channel is being MURDERED!

    Why not just work on cross promoting on another social media website such as Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? I and a few friends work on a Facebook page we made, and after some time we are finally nearing our fist major milestone; 1000 likes. Its not a big number, but its been steady growth to that point achieved through things such as sharing our content repeatedly to other like minded groups on Facebook. Many platforms allow you to pay them money to advertise your content, so if you are willing to make an "investment" paid advertisement can carry your content further with the option of making the money back down the road when your channel grows. Taking that into account, it makes me believe that promoting a YouTube channel requires successfully moving it onto other platforms. Promoting it on forums such as Eurobricks isn't going to find you an audience, we are too small of a community to really be more than a drop in the bucket in the bigger scheme of things. Posting a few videos here and saying "help me please" ain't going to draw more traffic than an occasional word of sympathy, if you want to promote your videos here to grow an audience it needs to be regular posts on new MOCs as an active community member (i.e. look at Sariel or Just2Good's participation in these forums). You need to get on a larger platform and use it to boost traffic to the YouTube channel. The alternate platform will also allow you to post content that isn't in video form, such as WIP photos that will also draw interest to upcoming videos, and get you connected to fans. Also ask yourself, is making Lego mocs on YouTube a career move or a hobby move? If its for the hobby, who cares what YouTube does with its money plans; just work hard and use whatever cash comes from YouTube to just finance your hobby. Make the videos for fun because you enjoy it. If its a career move though, think long and hard if becoming a full time YouTuber really is going to provide you the cash and money you need to live, especially with the likelihood demonetization rules are to get even more strict on that website as time goes on.
  9. Type E Coupler for LEGO Trains

    Would it really need to be self centering though? In real life most full size train couplers need a little nudge to center them. Sure self centering is something we are used to in Lego and the scale modeling world, but its not really needed for it to work. I'd say more important is ensuring that it decouples easily, like it magnetically decouples or if you put a bamboo stick in through the coupler and wiggle it about it will come apart (the bamboo stick is what I do with my HO trains, works great!)
  10. Union Pacific SD70ACe - 7 Wide, PFX Brick /w sound

    As previously mentioned, the UP 8444 number is a reference to when FEF-3 UP 844 was renumbered to 8444 because of a GP30 which arrived on the property which had the 844 number. Ironically, that GP30 remains in operation at the Nevada Southern Museum outside of Las Vegas, and the original 844 is still in steam as UP's 'ambassador engine'. However, SD70ACe UP 8444 was never really treated as a "heritage unit" in the same breadth as the other six were. That famous group promotional photo was done in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Intermodal "Ramp" over ten years ago now. The other six units have all received fresh paint since then and have served in special services such as display trains, passenger specials, and helpers in steam locomotive runs in addition to regular freight. UP 8444 though has really only been used in freight service, and is not considered part of the heritage group. However, UP rosters probably hundreds of SD70ACe's; meaning UP 8444 is very representative of what a "typical" UP engine looks like.
  11. Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Some of the sets look to similar to what we got in the Guardians of the Galaxy sets last year to make much difference (like the orange Milano? or whatever craft that is). The Hulkbuster is an upgrade from the first, but not enough changes to make it a must buy. The "Wakanda Wall" looks like a fun playset. But... that New York street set! WOW. That is one of the most spectacular Marvel movie sets I have ever seen. Looks like a modular building with the back cut out to allow for easy play, with the Sanctum Sanctorum above it, the pizza parlor and apartments. It reminds me of a lot of the MCU films, and also a little bit of the old Sam Rami Spider-Man films and Lego sets from way back in the day. The figures it comes with too, look spectacular! Overall, a pretty good wave. The small sets don't stand out to much, but the larger stuff is looking like some of the best this theme has ever had! EDIT: Brickset is saying the Sanctum Sanctorum is going to be USD $99. That is awesome! The hollow back means it is a smaller set than it appears from the front, but the facade is so beautiful it really looks worthy next to the modular buildings. Could be a good gateway for young Lego fans unable to afford the larger D2C sets to experience what we have been experiencing with the detailing and methods in the larger sets.
  12. Disney Wishlists

    From the Theme Parks: Sleeping Beauty Castle: Once the Cinderella Castle is retired this would be a good follow up with the original Disneyland Castle depicted in the model. Steamboat (Mark Twain, etc.) Most Disney parks have replica paddlewheelers running in them, this would make a large display model set that would catch the eyes of many FOLs. Haunted Mansion: Imagine something similar to the Monster Fighter's Haunted House but a bit bigger, with some play-features to recreate iconic ride moments (stretching room, Doombuggy's, etc.) Big Thunder Mountain: Another ride that could offer an intriguing playset location, using the new roller coaster pieces to go through a model of the red rock mountain. As much as I love the theme parks; they do have a far more limited audience than the TV/Movies Disney makes has, so it limits the type of sets we could get. I chose the ones above because they seem to be the most unique while also not stepping on the toes of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff we already are getting in the Star Wars/Marvel/Princess sets. As for the films... Pirates of the Caribbean (wide release theme): The previous theme had some cool sets, and while we did have a large D2C model last year another full wide release theme would be rather unique. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea submarine D2C: Wasn't that model on Lego ideas once? Really would be cool to see that ship make it into an official Lego set. A bit of an obscure film now, but the unique look of the sub could help sell the D2C. Pixar (other than Cars/Toy Story/Juniors Incredibles). I would love to see some minifigure sized Wall-E themed sets, a D2C of the house from UP, or even a small series release from the Monsters Inc. films. The restraint from Ratatouille could be another good Disney D2C pick (I have way to many D2C ideas on this list...). I'm sure I could think of more, but that is just a few ideas on the top of my head.
  13. Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Super-Poppins? I thought that was Yondu in the Marvel theme . No in all seriousness, that is the kind of scene I could see kids wanting to recreate while playing, and that Leia costume looks much better than the one she wore in the Resistance Transport set so obvious collector appeal. Considering this is probably our last film with Leia I would love to see her in future sets.
  14. Star Wars

  15. Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Sony I can see actually happening. They and Universal's shared rights to hulk are the last hold outs of Marvel characters Disney doesn't out right own. Wrong thread...