Clone OPatra

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  1. Clone OPatra

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Build/content-wise, the helicopter is pretty good, and seems good value for the money. But boy, do I feel bad for the designers on Marvel Superheroes, especially the graphic designers. LEGO designers are passionate people who tend to want to give the fans the best, but it seems like the budget imposed for new prints is so tight. Sure, they got leg printing in this time, but the face is the heart of a character, and seeing those same faces reused again just stinks. On the leg prints, does the cutoff knee-pad look bother anyone else? That style is so off-putting to me. LEGO used to actually design prints including kneepads that took the print limitations on legs into account. Now it seems they've been in denial for years, as if the designers say "we're going to draw a full knee-pad wherever we want gosh darn it!" while the printer says "LOL NOPE".
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    Zebra

    Until there's any concrete intel on the nature of this theme, the topic shared by @Lego-Freak is the one to use. I'm closing this now.
  3. Tough for collecting, but good for my wallet . The Clone Wars sets were something that hooked me, but since then I haven't bought any LEGO Star Wars in a long time, a long time. The Mandalorian battle pack might change that, though. I agree any more sets we get will certainly be with the normal style eyes. Maybe LEGO will take the opportunity to finally make at least one new face for the clones!
  4. I, for one, loved and still love the look of the Clone Wars figures, and therefore feel iffy about buying any further Clone Wars sets in the "regular eye" style because the figures wouldn't match my collection. For instance, I loved Rebels and the character of Ahsoka, but I couldn't bring myself to care about tracking down the adult Ahsoka figure because she didn't fit the style. The adult community certainly hates the Clone Wars "big eye" style, and I completely get why, but I just wanted to voice that there is at least one person out there who legitimately loved it!
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    [MOD] 43175 Disney princess adventure book another fun

    Nice job, working on the same principle of the Ideas pop-up book! I agree with you that the CMF Elsa hair is much more fitting than the Disney Princess line one, though it's still the wrong colour and should be white. It's unlikely that I'll pick up any of these books just because there are other more important things, but they do look like a lot of fun. I always applaud LEGO for trying a new style that remains LEGO-ish.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    That seems naughty
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    REVIEW: 80105 Chinese New Year Temple Fair

    It is a gorgeous set. It really seems like any normal rules about the amount of colour changes and prints allowed in a line are out the window with these sets. I'm so happy that LEGO has taken a good look at how these were handled (at least outside of Asia proper, where distribution seemed fine last year). The Australia and NZ Certified Stores announced ahead that they'd have them in stock on boxing day, including the dinner set from last year, and sure enough they had plenty and stock remained at least through midday, though I wasn't taking any chances and got there at 8am when my store opened. Unlike last year, where you'd be lucky to catch a whiff of the sets in Australia before they disappeared forever. I deliberated about which to buy, and ultimately got the Lion Dance and last year's dinner instead of the market. I do love what the market set has to offer, but I don't really have space to display it and the Lion Dance has more unique minifig prints/parts and a lot of nice stuff. I'm looking forward to finishing it.
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    [MOC] Infinity War Hulkbuster Mark 2

    Wow! You've achieved so many angles that fit together seemlesly, especially around the chest area, which is no easy feat. The poseability is so good too! Also your photo setup is excellent, and serves the MOC well. Great MOCs need good photos to match.
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    Priori Incantatem

    Such a fun and creative use of those Ninjago pieces. It goes to show that any LEGO piece can have many applications in the right, imaginative hands. Well done!
  10. It seems like these new ones are starting to be spotted out in the wild in some places. One Instagram post even indicated that they were at "the LEGO Store in Australia", but that wasn't much help as there are now more than one LEGO (Certified) Stores in Australia. Anyone find them yet?
  11. Now that it's over, I can neatly treat this series of films just like another entry in the EU. To me personally, the old EU had too much in it to care about in its entirety. The six films were the main Star Wars content, and all of the EU was fun to delve into now and again but it didn't matter if it was good or bad, because there was plenty of both to go around. This new trilogy has been just another take on a future, and now I can cast it aside and never watch or discuss these films ever again, much like I will never read and discuss every plot point in the Yuuzhan Vong war ever again. I have a bit of melancholy that that's the state of things, as I recall the thrill in 2015 of seeing the Lucasfilm logo, seeing A long time ago..., seeing the words Star Wars and hearing the familiar music. But that's how things are, and I'm very at peace with it now.
  12. Word to the wise i.e. everyone - if someone posts spoilers, DO NOT REPLY. Use the Report button. If you have replied to them, then the spoilers will remain after they have been banned and their posts deleted. With that said, anyone who wants to be a real smarty and posts spoilers (fake or real) will be banned. Thanks!
  13. LEGO has changed the makeup of many of their transparent colours, and their new ones are a bit cloudier. This has been apparent on the blues and greens rolling out in the past year, from what I've seen.
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    TLG acquires Bricklink

    I agree with you. Bricklink's primary purpose was/is as a second-hand marketplace for LEGO and LEGO-produced material (like instruction booklets, sticker sheets, etc.). Custom and customised stuff isn't Bricklink's core. The manufacturers of third-party stuff can carry on selling their products on their own sites or wherever else they sold them, while people who sold third-party parts second-hand on Bricklink will have to move elsewhere, unfortunately for the small number of them. The real test will be if LEGO curtails people's ability to sell any sort of official LEGO product, such as banning the sale of Star Wars or Marvel minifigures, for example. If that happens, the writing will be truly and finally on the wall for Bricklink.
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    Lego Dots 2020

    I see no LEGO in any of the pictures in that ad. Was the quality problem that the parts weren't invisible enough, but now they've achieved 100% invisibility?