Clone OPatra

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  1. Clone OPatra

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    How'd you order it? On an unrelated note tracking B&P's oddities, I noticed that the minifigure four spiked crown which comes in brown in the Disney Castle is no longer listed at all, despite the Disney Castle itself still being sold. Perhaps the set isn't being produced anymore and LEGO is just selling down stock, or it's just one of those things? I ordered just one (as I do of most parts) quite a while ago, but only recently discovered that it fits nicely on the Overwatch gun (pictured below with the silver version), and I'd like some more to build up some more cool pistols. Alas.
  2. To be clear, there are still some sets on the rumoured list that don't have rumoured names attached, including a $30 one, so there still could be more than one BoBF set. However, given there's a known $100 one, that does lower the likelihood that all the cool desirable characters would come in another set too. LEGO wouldn't put Boba and Fennec in two sets, so a $30 alongside the $100 one would most likely have Boba and some other characters. We'll just have to wait and see.
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    Super Mario 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Given LEGO's licenses with Nintendo and Universal (which owns Illumination), plus the relatively high status of this movie given its voice cast, LEGO sets seem like all but a sure thing. Personally I can't picture Mario and Luigi minifigures without specially moulded heads. Other characters with prominent noses done as traditional minifigures have looked too odd and so would they, unless the animation style in the movie is a radical departure from their traditional looks.
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    LEGO 40530 - Jane Goodall - Rumors & Discussions

    What about the monkeys they already have? The previous CMF monkey recoloured could be nice, though that too seems like a stretch for a GWP. Or they'll use the monkey they introduced this year, even if it's inaccurate. They used a white bird to portray a duck in the Friends Apartments after all. As the motto goes, "Good Enough is Good Enough"!
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    A black one was supposed to be released in the cancelled Dynamite Factory set, but I haven't seen any evidence of it making its way out into the wild.
  6. But what if it's really just a new version of Slave I, which Disney has now decided to retitle Boba Fett's Palace? Dang, I don't know why, but I felt like LEGO would do a smaller set to tie in with the show, and in which we could get Boba and Fennec more cheaply. The Palace could be cool and worth it no doubt, but I was hoping for something at the 30$/€ price range.
  7. Clone OPatra

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    There is no such revelation. The only bit of news is that there will be 4 series, two of which we currently know about. The other two could be anything! Further, Jurassic World Dominion is not necessarily getting 10 sets to coincide with its release. There are 10 Jurassic-tied sets (based on set numbers), 6 of which are currently rumoured to be Dominion based and will presumably coincide with its release. The others might or might not be based on Dominion, and could release at other points in the year. Regardless of WB's media push, I personally think LEGO is going to be a bit hesitant. They know HP sells, they don't know if FB sells. FB is aimed at an older audience. LEGO barely made any sets to coincide with CoG. I could go on, but I'm not expecting much FB material personally.
  8. Clone OPatra

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The statements are around pricing changes in Eurozone countries. The UK is not on the Euro, nor even in the EU anymore.
  9. Clone OPatra

    10291 Queer Eye Apartment Set

    This is patently false though. LEGO has been increasing representations of disabilities: wheelchair-bound figures in both everyday city settings and a sports setting (not to mention as a Barcelona fan in the GWP), a figure with a hearing aid, and overtly blind figures in both City and Friends. Within Licensed themes, they have been looking to represent characters with a variety of skin tones whenever possible, and even when it isn't the most obvious choice - in Harry Potter this year they went so far as to make a figure of a completely background teacher just so that they could work in a black and female figure. That also partially informed the choice in the Marvel CMF to produce Monica Rambeau, a black female character for whom they made a wonderful, intricate new hair mould, and who again wasn't the most significant one they could've chosen from Wandavision. I'm not inferring this stuff either; it was mentioned in interviews. To your other cynical point about The Office, it's not like everything Ashton likes gets made. He said he wished they could've done Golden Girls, which reached the threshold on Ideas, but it didn't. There are numerous factors that go into what gets made.
  10. That was beside the point and an assumption, but I was thinking of Queer Eye and Everyone Is Awesome. Even if not that group specifically, plenty of groups and people around the world wouldn't think those sets would be suitable for anyone, and LEGO would well know that, but isn't worried about who it offends. And I did incorrectly represent something in my post - it was a Turkish community in Austria, not in Turkey. I have edited it. Point is, one tiny group caused a stir, news outlets picked it up, LEGO took no action and there's no reason to think they won't make another Jabba's Palace, exterior and all.
  11. People bring up the Jabba's Palace controversy like every six months, but seem to forget that at the time LEGO issued multiple statements saying they're sorry some people in the Turkish community in Austria found it offensive but it's based on Star Wars, and that they were retiring it when they had always planned to retire it and no sooner. Unless I missed something, LEGO took no action about it (besides issuing those statements defending their product), and there's no reason to think they won't release another Jabba's Palace! Disney clearly isn't shying away from the location. It was in truth a very very minor issue coming out of just one miniscule part of a market for LEGO, but was picked up as a global news story because news thrives off of stories like that - mega worldwide companies being accused of things. The same group supposedly offended by Jabba's Palace would for sure be much more offended by some of LEGO's more recent products.
  12. Clone OPatra

    Why some Bricklink sellers have no instant checkout?

    BL is a marketplace for vendors. There is no such thing as "their stores"; rather, it's individual people's stores on Bricklink. There's nearly never going to be a "deal" on shipping like you'd get from a company because it's all private individuals or individually-run tiny companies selling to you, and thus they need to cover their real costs on each order. They're not doing anything at scale. That's why it's up to the savvy buyer to make an account with wishlists so you can place orders that are worth your while. Also the notion that it never changes is objectively false. Instant checkout, PayPal on site, heck even the ability for carts to save from one session to another are all newer features that weren't there five years ago. I get that there is a bit of a learning curve to how BL works, but once you master that (which is pretty quick), it works well for what it's trying to do.
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    Why some Bricklink sellers have no instant checkout?

    Hey, I remember placing US Bricklink orders back when PayPal felt sketchy and wasn't as widely used, so I had to physically mail a money order off after going to get one (who even uses those any more, if they exist), wait for that to get to the person, then wait for them to send my parts. Manual invoicing is a minor inconvenience compared to that!
  14. I think it depends a bit on the prominence of the character. If a character is major in their own right, I'd doubt they'll be done as an accessory, as seen in the Looney Tunes series. The Marvel ones are just side characters, and in fact Throg was cut entirely besides a tiny Easter Egg appearance, though LEGO didn't know that.
  15. @kidtheboss611 not sold out & constantly available to buy =/= not selling well. I don't know where you get that idea. LEGO is in the business of selling its products during its desired window of availability and then retiring them to make way for other products. LEGO wants people to be able to buy its products during the time they're available and plans the production numbers accordingly. The only time UCS sets might sell out is during the initial launch because that's where a lot of the demand is concentrated (and LEGO might underestimate or bungle it), just like theatrically released films do most of their money on the first couple weekends and then slowly make some more for the rest of the time they're planned to be in theatres. And yes, we can 100% confidently say that the fact LEGO keeps making OT UCS sets and has for around 20 years is a perfect sign that sales support the line continuing. They're not making these sets just for fun - they're making them to make money. By the way, I personally never said PT UCS sets don't/won't sell, but rather that LEGO has very little data and certainly no contemporary data of the current marketplace until now, which is also not a matter opinion but a fact.