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  1. jfbat

    [PRESS RELEASE] 75936 - Jurassic Park

    No problem with criticism, also no problem with people telling they're disappointed because they hoped for something else. But in some places, amongst which Brickset (and that's what that article is also about), the discussion went where a decent discussion should not go: insulting people that don't agree with you, in some cases in a very nasty way. About the set: at 250 euro, it's a set that should appeal most to fans, as someone that just is fond of dinosaurs would think 250 euro to be very expensive. Apparently, for some vocal fans this doesn't tick the box. As these kind of big sets don't come along often, I can certainly relate to disappointment if it then does not meet your expectations. Personally, I think the designers did a great job (great dino, gate interesting way to showcase some key scenes of the movie), but Lego might have missed the point as to what the fans would have liked most. In the end, sales figures will tell if Lego has made the right choice.
  2. Great review, insightful about the builds. That small Mini is a great feat, with al those inventive building techniques going on there. I don't really care that in reality (going by your more real life pics of it) it seems to look a bit less like the real thing than in the official pics of it. But it also makes me want to buy the set even less than before. I still don't give a toss about the big green car (by the way, it took me quite some time too to find a pic of the real life thing, as google throws up almost all of the cooper works/mini dakar cars when you look for mini/cooper buggy dakar and similar wordings) and the amount of "filler" (my opinion) is over the top as in most bigger Speed Champions sets. For me, some 70% of the RRP is for stuff I'd rather not have, and that's just too much.
  3. Ah, as usual, Lego is f*ck*ng up again - not able to log on as VIP member in the online shop... Anyway: showing as "Back orders accepted, will be shipped by 12 March 2019".
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    [MOC] The Earth

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    Too good to be true [WARNING SCAM SITE]

    Some whois info about who is behind this site: Domain Name: REBBSTORE.XYZ Registry Domain ID: D77357129-CNIC Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.west.cn Registrar URL: http://www.west.cn Updated Date: 2018-10-18T11:54:32.0Z Creation Date: 2018-09-25T09:16:15.0Z Registry Expiry Date: 2019-09-25T23:59:59.0Z Registrar: CHENGDU WEST DIMENSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Registrar IANA ID: 1556 Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok Registrant Organization: Shui Rong Ye Registrant State/Province: Fu Jian Registrant Country: CN So, a Chinese company, not a German one. It's available in a variety of languages, also. When you use Google Images on some of the images used, it's also immediately obvious that they're copied from other sites. No real contact info, prices that are too good to be true for articles that are pretty rare, pictures and info that have been copied from around the net and a site that's registered in a country where consumer rights are at least hard to defend... Pretty standard classical scam. You pay, your money vanishes.
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    40177 City Jungle Explorer Kit

    I can't remember knowing about this polybag, but today I stumbled across a few of them in a Lego-ish store here in the Netherlands, at a very reasonable price of a few euro's. It certainly is the first time I saw it in a real store. Looked it up and was surprised it actually is an "old" set. Bought one, just for it being so quant. It's a larger bag than the usual polybags, to accomodate for the backdrop that comes with it, but as for pieces it ain't much - just a minifig and two very simple builds, a snake and a tent.
  7. A 40 euro 4+ (aka Juniors) set?
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    Antique Shop

    It's even got a PTT phonebox outside (also antique now...)
  9. On the positive side: they can't have designed those new wheelarches for this set only, so they're bound to pop up in another, hopefully more affordable set. Maybe even another classic mini, but if not, then at least we can build it ourselves.
  10. I'm surprised the life-bed doesn't fit... you'd expect that to be the case. Also, the doors are a bit crude, I think it could have been done more streamlined with other panels. Overall it's a nice rendition of a rescue helicopter, sizewise I even prefer it to the 2011 version (which I have). I would have thought this to be a 25 euro set, and it probably will be at the ore affordable retailers.
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    42096 Porsche 911 RSR

    Our local toystore has a built version on display (the owner is a big Lego fan). I wasn't too bothered by the canopy-headlights from the official pictures, but in reality...
  12. It's becoming a recurring thin in the Speed Champions line: the 55 euro (or thereabouts) set with the star car of the series that everybody wants, and another car and some stuff that few people care about. In fact we're paying extra for the most popular car of the series, but Lego is kind enough to at least give you some extra value for that. I did buy the Ford set with the GT, but steered clear of the Porsche set of this year. I'm hoping the Mini set will get a discount, but have a feeling it won't...
  13. Great review, brilliant set! *not jealous, really!*
  14. That area looks a bit unfinished. But if you're referring to any panelling missing at the lower part of the wheel arch-flange, then it's true to the original: Look behind the front wheel: there is no panel below the red part. Good review! At this price, it's a no-brainer for me.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    It's mostly to do with economical brick use, I think. As do a lot of things that are not realistic in the modulars. And I have no problem with that. It's almost impossible to make Modulars more realistic without hiking the cost to an unrealistic level, if at all because of space constraints. For this set - as I mentioned in my previous post - I would customize it by adding a wall separating the stairs to the Vet from the garage, but not in the Vet waiting room, because it's not even that unrealistic to have it like it is, apart from the fact there's no door to the apartment on the top floor.