Clone OPatra

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  1. Clone OPatra

    What was the last movie you watched?

    Michelle Pfeiffer wasn't in Aquaman - it's Nicole Kidman. Though yes, the parts are quite similar.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    Here in Australia the release has been sporadic. Wherever they appear, be it at the semi official LEGOLAND stores, independent toy stores, or the big department stores, stock has been incredibly limited and sells out within a matter of hours. They still haven't been released at every branch of the two department stores said to be carrying them, but the store employees themselves can't say when they'll come. I have a friend in China, and they're readibly available there, albeit for suggested retail prices above any other Asia-Pacific country. All of this really confirms a report I read on an Aussie blog which said that LEGO truly made these just for China, then decided to offer them to other Asia-Pacific countries but didn't produce any extra stock. In China, anybody can get them. Everywhere else, AFOLs and/or scalpers snap them up in five seconds. Luckily I managed to get a Dragon Dance from an independent store near me. It was 30 AUD above retail price, but still worth it.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    The word has always been that there won't be one.
  4. They've done printed short legs on a number of occasions: in Disney CMF Series 1, CMF Series 18 had dual-moulded and printed short legs for both party kids, and that old Rocket polybag mentioned above. There has also been a figure with with a dual-moulded and printed leg alongside a peg leg: the zombie captain in series 14. All that said, I don't disagree that they might give Rocket plain legs. Perhaps they really will go all out with these figures though, or on the other hand the Quantum suit we've seen already is so detailed because they can use it multiple times.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    I don't know about Melbourne Discovery Centre specifically, and that might be different because it's a certified store I believe, but BrickingAround's reporting on the retail catalogue is what tells me that the sets won't be out at regular Australian retailers for a while yet. However for a set like Benny's Space Squad, it'll be just as satisfying getting that whenever I can, even if people elsewhere have had it for two months!
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    No worries. I only bought two and made sure I was getting one sitting and one standing kitty, so there was no way they could be the same. I could've gone for a Puppercorn too by feeling his ears or tail, but none of those really suited my fancy. Benny's Squad sold out on LEGO's site in about one minute here in Australia and doesn't come out in retail until March. Just like with other hot LEGO commodities though, patience is a virtue. They'll catch up with demand eventuallly. One must only wait it out.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    It was worth it to people like me who just wanted a couple and felt them to make sure there was no way I was getting two of the same one, since I chose one with a slope and one without. A bit off topic, but it's worth saying and even reminding myself that we shouldn't assume other people's buying habits.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    They've definitely teased future sets on current sets before, such as showing silhouettes of upcoming Star Wars UCS ships on previous UCS sets (and teasing the Orient Expedition China sets on the Tibet/India ones, though that was many years ago now). On the subject of the CMF bags, I had no trouble whatsover feeling through the Unikitty bags, so it shouldn't be any issue. Weird and not environmentally friendly that LEGO has done this, but from a purchasing standpoint it makes no difference to me.
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    REVIEW: 75974 Bastion

    Interesting that LEGO has chosen to make this one completely out of scale, but if it's a popular character then it makes enough sense. The colour blocking and transformation feature look really good. Still, it would've been great to have a couple of out-of-scale Minifigures thrown in.
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    REVIEW: 75972 Dorado Showdown

    Thanks Oky! Seeing your picture, that doesn't look as good as I hoped. It's a bit too chunky on the sides. The official hairpiece isn't a good match either, but then again I hated the character design in the film itself. That, however, is getting off topic.
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    REVIEW: 75972 Dorado Showdown

    From a purely aesthetic standpoint, since I don't care for mechs, this is certainly my favourite of the Overwatch sets. The building has excellent style (at least from the front) and I love the truck with its cross between vintage style and futurism. The value of the set for the price is also pretty good. Still, I wish the building had a little more going on inside even if the interior would be purely made up by LEGO and not based on anything in the game. I've seen other people comment that Soldier 76's hairpiece would be a decent purist custom one for Grindelwald. Do you have a Grindelwald figure Oky, and if so could you take a picture of him with that hairpiece?
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    REVIEW: 75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar

    Thanks for the excellent review, Oky! Knowing nothing about Overwatch myself, I appreciated all of your insight and learned a lot while enjoying the LEGO aspects as well. I'm impressed by the amount of detail that LEGO put into all of the figures across the line, what with all the awesome new helmets and hair pieces. Still, it's frustrating that they can't get the printing right for light tones on black. Does LEGO just think that kids don't care? In theory everything is quality tested, so if all AFOLs notice every time that figures like Lady Iron Dragon and now Mercy look like sh*te, someone in LEGO would definitely know too and have consciously decided that it doesn't matter. That aside, this set looks pretty cool. One of the nicer rockets and rocket towers that LEGO has done recently. I wonder what the reception will be from Overwatch fans though, as they'd be paying a lot for something that is just a big backdrop in the game.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Were this actually true I would agree with the rest of your statement, but the previous Lego Movie CMF lines have proven this isn't truly the case with loads of characters with maybe a millisecond of screen time, who can hardly be called "characters from the movie". The first LEGO Movie CMF could have had all Bricksburg inhabitants if it had wanted to, but LEGO created a varied lineup that could appeal to quite a range of interests. LEGO Batman Movie CMF 1 & 2 were basically treated as LEGO's chance to make DC superheroes series, so while those obviously might not appeal to people who don't care for the license, they wouldn't just appeal to people interested in The LEGO Batman Movie. The Ninjago Movie CMF also included an interesting mix of figures and types, many of which barely appeared in the film and if they did at all, only in the background. Ultimately it's just plain weird that this series is so limited in scope, for lack of a better way of putting it. I wouldn't expect LEGO to include figures that have no tie to the movie at all, like say a mediaeval knight, but I'm still scratching my head as to why those colourful bandmembers take up four spots and why there are three costume figures after we just got a whole costume series. Of course I haven't seen the film so I don't know what else they could have chosen, but I'm still confident that plenty of the characters they did choose aren't all that essential to the movie.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    No it isn't safe to say that actually. You can't deny the physical existence of an upcoming Lego product with myriad evidence across the internet. What's not official is the RRP and the release date. Otherwise, the set very officially exists whether Lego announces it or not, just like the lineup for the Lego Movie 2 CMF has been very much confirmed.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Shop.Lego.com for the US says coming soon on December 26 for all of the sets, so yes it's the same for North America.