Clone OPatra

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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good spot. Rare and works perfectly well in this situation in any case.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    18+ black box sets always show the piece count regardless of region My thoughts: LEGO JEFF BRIDGES!! Nuff Said. Ok in more seriousness, the Iron Monger is comically large but it still looks good and fun. And Obadiah Stane is perfect. The Dragon Flyer looks superb and has a perfect complement of minifigures. The 4+ set is a good way to get that Cap in all his glory. It's 4+ but it's no worse than previous non 4+ sets that included a bike and a turret. The Final Battle is fine. Everything included is appropriate and the two primary builds are well done, though the compound is a boring design in universe so it obviously doesn't stun in LEGO form. It still looks like they did their best on it, though. The main hero trio are necessary inclusions, but it's a shame they doubled up on Black Panther when there are so many characters in the final battle to choose from. Scarlett Witch is let down by bad designs, like we've already seen. I'm eagerly awaiting that New Asgard set whenever we'll see it, as a house build is more up my alley than these, but overall I like what I see.
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    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    It's been done in green so I don't think so. It's a dual-moulded part though, so they probably just couldn't in their budget calculations.
  4. I'm glad for you and anyone else that likes them. For my taste, I'm not looking for intricately perfect replicas, but overall shaping matters. Mando's helmet isn't perfect for instance, but it's fine. It's got the right overall shape and nothing glaringly wrong. P2 helmets for the Bad Batch are out and out wrong. The helmet has the top ridge and the Bad Batch don't. It's the same level of wrongness as the P1 Clone Pilots using the standard P1 helmet, except the difference here is that these are actual important characters who we are going to spend a lot of time with in this show. I agree with you @T21Typhoon. It seems like waves for new films get a lot of budget for new parts, while waves for shows and other things do not.
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    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    From Jang's review:
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The previous few years of Hogwarts sets prioritised matching on-screen architecture, so have more complex or intriguing builds as a result. This year's Hogwarts sets prioritise the modular system made out of very squared-off modules and the interior space, as well as being a throwback to 2001's pretty straightforward sets, so have less interesting builds as a result, in my opinion. That's not necessarily a negative, though. As part of my review I will be looking at how the new Hogwarts pairs with the 2018-2020 ones in a display setting without any modification.
  7. Just watching the two Bad Batch episodes so far and dwelling on it, it's a real shame LEGO didn't make a second new helmet mould to use for Hunter, Crosshair and Echo. While all of their helmets in the show are slightly different, they are all similar enough to each other - and all lacking the top ridge of the regular P2 Clones that LEGO has used for them. I still like the set itself and the fact that they've included all of the figures, but those three helmets really are wrong - and it's a let down IMO. It's not necessarily LEGO's fault on this 100%, but just comparing them to the Knights of Ren for a second and what do we have: on the one hand, extremely accurate and unique figures for the most throwaway characters, and on the other hand inaccurate "good enough is good enough" figures for five characters with an actual story.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The amount of chocolate frogs at first had me perplexed, but given one of the special Anniversary items of this wave is the Chocolate Frog cards, it grew on me as the build went on that this Hogwarts is simply overrun with them. The hidden white frog is what really put a smile on my face.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't want to spoil the review! The build was good. Straight-forward. Nothing very surprising or intriguing but the frogs hidden everywhere were a nice touch - including a couple I hadn't noticed in official pictures. The best thing was seeing the new parts like the fantastic Pixies and the candlesticks!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It will be interesting to see once the review embargo is lifted how the chocolate frog tile distribution goes. Specifically, I wonder if they are truly "random" and more than one of the same tile could appear in a set, or not. So far I've only built Eurobricks' review copy of the Chamber of Secrets, and the tiles were all different.
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    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    I love how many people in the comments on Brickset are saying "my wife loves Friends", "my wife loves the Central Perk", "I loved building the first one together with my wife, so we'll get this".... And I myself came here to say my wife loves Friends and the Central Perk so I'll definitely have to get her this! I'm so glad they did a new, unique face for Rachel this time. That figure is so good all round. It feels less dense than the Central Perk but that's ok. So many details to pore over.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Guilty of driving around to several Gamestops back then and getting two or three Silver Centurions. One of them had a whole box of Iron Patriot polybags sitting around and gave me three of those, and another had one of the DC promo figures and gave me that. That was a good LEGO day. Not guilty of selling any of them, though.
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    If you like the build and the Disney property, how is the presence of four minidolls a deal-breaker? I'm honestly curious. The two main figures are already available as wonderfully done minifigures, so we're really only missing an official Kristof. Olaf wouldn't be that much different if he was in a minifigure set than the way he is now - though the latest versions have minidoll arms, he still doesn't scream "minidoll" to me.
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, the first pic is out there, and it looks.... awesome! I honestly don't see how, if anyone is genuinely interested in the ice palace, that interest would completely evaporate just because the four figures are minidolls and not minifigures.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    When it's just a matter of of release date differences, nobody truly gets the shaft. So you have to wait a couple of months extra, oh well. In the US the sets are guaranteed to be widely available, you start out with the lowest comparative RRP in the world, and there are pretty much guaranteed sales to drop that even lower. Try living in Australia where a release date is meaningless and it's a guessing game anyway, even LEGO.com is routinely out of stock of any desirable set, and sales usually at best bring the price down to slightly above full US retail price. You get used to it, but the point is, release date differences is one of the most annoying things to hear complaints about because it all works out in the wash!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Reviews will start this weekend if all of the outlets getting sets from the LEGO Ambassador Network follow the rules. Including reviews right here on EB!
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wealth of outfits perhaps, but not characters. There have only ever been four human characters in the Frozen and Frozen II sets - Anna, Elsa, Kristof, and Lieutenant Matthias. That's it! Olaf would work just fine against minifigs. Sven is a rounded Friends-style animals, but he's a cartoony reindeer to begin with.
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it's fantastic that they perceive enough market appeal to create a large D2C tied to a minidoll theme. It signals that LEGO has well and truly dismantled the "boy toy" image that plagued it for so long. I also don't totally get how everyone can pass judgement without seeing the thing. As the ice castle, there are hardly many characters that are even relevant to the scene, so it's not like they are going to be doing lots of new characters as minidolls and thus NOT doing them as minifigures. The build will surely be as magnificent as it's going to be regardless of the type of figure, because the scale is pretty much the same (and it's a fantastical ice palace, not something grounded in the real world where slight scale variations might make a difference). The most valid criticism before any pictures have come out, in my opinion, is why another Ice Palace at all? They've done it several times now, and decently in the latest iteration, so did this need to get a big D2C no matter how good it ends up being? Something novel would've been more interesting.
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    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    There's not going to be an official solution for combining these two sets or somehow building them into a building. If you want to do it, you'll have to MOC it.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Wow, nice to see B&P professionalising with some actual user-friendly features.
  21. Five of them are theoretically possible to accurately identify through the packet because they have hairpieces unique to them within this series. The coach is easiest because of his accessory, but then there's also Manuel, Jerome, Toni and Sami. As for the rest, there's no way to identify them accurately and nobody ever did a chart of their order in a sealed box because these had such limited availability in the first place.
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    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    It's Phoebe's Gladys artwork. This set is above and beyond anything I was expecting. For a Friends fan, it looks magnificent.
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    FRIENDS 2021 - Rumours & Discussion

    Intriguing and cool to see Sally's hairpiece back and recoloured for Phoebe. I kind of didn't expect to ever see that again especially when there's the Dumbledore one that's so similar.
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    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    It was a Coles. I'd noticed a few weeks ago that this Coles got a whole LEGO stand with a bunch of polybags (nothing too interesting - City, Creator, Dots) as well as VIDIYO stuff. Yesterday they'd moved the whole stand with what was left to their clearance section - polybags ~$3, VIDIYO Beat Boxes ~$8. They only had the Llama and Horse Girl left though.
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    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Picked up a Party Llama Beatbox on clearance for $8 (AUD) at my local grocery store. That price was low enough to have me interested. Still mind boggling that they priced these at $20 USD and full Australian RRP of $26.