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  1. AndyC

    James Bond 2018

    There's very little (if any) profanity in the Bond movies, it gets into some tongue in cheek double entendres and the attitude to women (particularly in the older films) is horribly dated but the films themselves were frequently Saturday afternoon pre-watershed entertainment in the UK without any editing. And pretty much every gadget-laden car is inspired by the Aston Martin from Goldfinger.
  2. AndyC

    James Bond 2018

    I'd be surprised (and disappointed) if it wasn't the DB5, it's by far the most iconic Bond vehicle* and would seem to have a bit more "play" value than the more modern Aston Martin's, which have toned down the gadgets a bit. *Well that isn't a Lotus Esprit!
  3. AndyC

    Powered Up FAQ and Community Wishes

    What are the limits of PoweredUP (number of motors connected etc)? What compatibility options will be available for those of us with a large amount of existing Power Functions parts? Are there plans for motors similar to the current Technic offerings (M, L, XL, Servo etc)? Will the communications protocol details be shared, as they were with PF? The current app seems very kid-focused and geared around pre-existing sets. Will there be any other offerings, perhaps similar to the Mindstorms software, that will be more suitable for AFOL use and for use with custom designs?
  4. I believe it's one of these:
  5. AndyC

    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    The building itself is nice, with some clever part usage. There are some lovely little interior details as well. The car feels unnecessary (even more so than the Palace Cinema limo) though and I really hope this doesn't mark a permanent end to good old smiley faces in the modular line as I'd much prefer those over the new style faces.
  6. AndyC

    A mini-doll rant by a mini-doll fan

    The closest thing would be the Paradisa line, which introduced pastel shades and was intended to bring girls into LEGO along similar lines to Friends. And it flopped.
  7. AndyC

    MOC: Friends - Battle of Heartlake

    Brilliant, always love to see Friends in unusual circumstances and that's such a creative design.
  8. AndyC

    Bricklinking 10210 The Imperial Flagship?

    Blimey, that's crazy - I had no idea the parts had become so expensive. Really glad I bought three of these at the time....
  9. Alternatively, the mixels ball joints might be useful as long as the rest of your design helps constrain the sideways movement.
  10. AndyC

    Offset colors used in sets

    Sometimes it's also to help make sure you're following the correct orientation when there are a lot of rotated steps with a similar, but not entirely symmetrical model. Much easier to follow if one end has a bright blue plate on it.
  11. The problem with DbM, as I understand it was less to do with the selection of bricks (by necessity of production it is always going to be limited in comparison with Extended Mode), but rather that the sheer cost of having to manually fulfil each order made any sort of profit margin razor thin. Ironically, the people like us were not overly interested in the premium attached to that custom process and were much more likely to use LDD to design something then obtain parts through the second hand markets. Unless they could find a way to fully automate such custom products, which seems unlikely, any sort of DbM scheme is unlikely to offer tem suitable ROI. I hope they can find a way to make LDD a good revenue stream, as it is a fantastic tool, but I'm not holding my breath for it.
  12. From what I've heard in the past, one of the conditions for getting a new part design (with the exception of some licensed pieces) is getting a certain amount of "buy in" from different teams to confirm that the design is actually useful in more than a single situation. So, I'd assume that if designers from different teams have been playing around with a possible new part, it's probably quite likely they've got a few useful cases lined up that they put into sets once it becomes available. This is also why there sometimes seem to be odd gaps in parts, it may just be that nobody has ever found a compelling need for a 1x1 with bar or even that they just couldn't convince other teams of a need for one that couldn't be accomplished by existing parts.
  13. AndyC

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Also you're discounting the benefits an unsuccessful submission can have for it's creator. Imagine that I submit my first Idea and it's not very good, it's one of those "obvious failures", and maybe it doesn't do that well. However I do get some support and some feedback that helps to guide future submissions. The next project I submit might just be one that makes it. In contrast, if all "obvious failures" are immediately discarded, the feedback I get is effectively "You're not good enough for Ideas", so maybe now I don't bother at all.
  14. Yeah, most likely the design was changed near the end of production. Perhaps the original just didn't look right on screen, so the tilting wings were added to give it a more familiar look and the colours tweaked to make it stand out better. Expecting any toy manufacturer to wait until after the movie is finalized to start design work is just foolish, the hype (and potential sales) would be long gone by the time it gets onto the shelves.
  15. AndyC

    Have you ever felt judged for liking LEGO?

    Well I got some slightly odd looks at work when I mentioned the Friends advent calendar looked better than the Star Wars one. Although I think everyone is already convinced I'm nuts anyway!