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  1. SpiderSpaceman

    LEGO Sci-Fi 2019 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm a big fan of the ship. it is maybe too close to the DC Superheroes black manta sub in form. but it also scratches a decades old itch from not getting the spyrius twin cockpit ship? definitely a teal lovers pack. also, potentially the last set ever to include a minifig and minidoll together.
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    Ninjago Legacy Contest - Voting

    4- 1pt 12- 1pt 13- 1pt
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    HIDDEN SIDE - 2019

    The boat and diner have been my only definite buys since the initial reveals - I like all the rest too though and may try to pick up more. I can definitely see the Louisiana now that you mention it - aboveground graves check out too. this is true. Still not sure what the dark side of the shrimp comes out to be.
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    Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    ^Petra can double for its use in Indiana Jones (holy grail resting place) and Arrow (league of assassins base)
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors, Wishlists and Discussion

    Single word wishlist for me... Centaurs.
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    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    The same intensity was widely considered acceptable for older kids in the 1980s. ET Goonies and Gremlins each have a Lego product and they’re exactly what stranger things tries to recapture. The creators basically thought “they don’t make them like they used to” and did something about it - stranger things is a 1980s kids adventure that just came out 45 years later. If it was in a theatrical film format it would have been rated PG (US ratings) back then and now PG-13, since they split it following a couple films that were still alright for older kids, a little intense, but not intense enough to get an R. And don’t forget the other Spielberg adventures Lego caught - Jurassic park and Indiana Jones Generally wholesome, a little scary, perfectly good for older kids.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Another pointer - go to newelementary.com - the guy who runs that blog has been featuring another guy’s monthly updates spreadsheet for bricks and pieces. Watch out for the tabs at the bottom.
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    REVIEW - #70828 Pop-Up Party Bus

    I had my first substitution errors recently myself - one in 76111 Batman: Brother Eye Takedown; two in 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg In 76111: 1x instead of 1x In 79840: 1x instead of 1x and to my great dismay 1x instead of 1x My party bus specifically was fine though. Yeah a missing part is almost always not shook out of the bag or it's under the instructions, but the right part count with the wrong parts can occur. Sneaky packing machines be like:
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    Is Constracion Dead?

    Looks like Bionicle concept mastermind Christian Faber is earnestly working to pitch new Bionicle to Lego... I mean I don’t expect that to come to anything really but uh... I’d love if it does.
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    New LEGO Store openings

    So the site lists 14 new stores in the states this fall - that must have been triggered by the end of Toys R Us. Which is needed because the retail stores updating with new releases this year has been BLEAK. Around me in any case. 2 flavors of ninjago flyers. No city arctic, missing ninjago sets, generally no June sets seen until August. Bring on the Lego stores
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    Is Lego’s quality deteriorating?

    What’s the climate where you live, and how good is your air control where you keep your collection? Could that be a factor? i have some unfortunate things happen with some of my parts that don’t happen to everyone’s. On some of my minifigures for instance - when they reach a certain age (minifigures series 1-5, ninjago spinners figures (Chinese batch) but also the Indiana Jones figures last I really looked over them) the gold print used breaks down and vanishes in my climate. I found a replacement torso for Nightclub Willie Scott from someone on brickset, when mine was bumming me out from losing all the gold pattern - popped it open looking all good as the day it was printed, 5 days later in my room it was just as bad as the one I’d replaced - so the ink degrading just in the passage of time is happening everywhere - but the vanishing is only when that is introduced to a particular environment. i guess that’s from a movie scene that takes place in China, but that shoooouuldnt make it the same as the minifigures from Chinese factories... some people will have those figures still looking pristine. Those people should not bring them on a trip to Southern Louisiana. And then some parts being assembled and hitting thermal expansion and contraction promotes some bad cracking up from the points of clutch. The cheeses like someone mentioned, and certain other interfaces, especially with different plastics connected to each other. Had a bunch of the tiny LEGO dimensions models going bad at the clips, and I don’t think I had them all leaning into each other - though that is also a thing - if you have models in a pile, you can have something fairly light bumping against a bar and it will destroy the clips that bar is connected to. Anyway, I mean i can’t give you studies on the particular chemicals in Lego products and particular climate factors - but don’t think your bricks are just slimy because you’re a singularly slimy fellow In general materials science environmental factors are big. For instance, you can be further inland from the ocean than you’d think with that salt in the air still contributing significantly to steel structures rusting. And like I mention with ac, particularly intense cycles of temperature and humidity can be pretty detrimental, and not all homes had the ac planned out by people who should be licensed engineers.
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    New LEGO Store openings

    This morning I went back through years of obnoxious posts I’ve made on eurobricks because I was sure I said something like that that beat out this comment by several years - but I must have commented it on a brickset or brothers-brick post or something. Lo and behold, a week ago I stop into Lakeside Mall after work and see this big beautiful yellow “coming soon” construction facade... https://www.facebook.com/129022167143753/posts/1832347320144554
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Probably a major focus on Lego movie sets again for the first few months of the year?
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    REVIEW: 75951: Grindelwald's Escape

    Just got this one at my Barnes and Noble! Gotta add that the wing is the 3rd size in a series that went from the wing from.. the Vikings line? And then had use in the 2000s molded castle dragons and the UCS batmobile, down to a medium size for smaller scale Elves dragons, and now down to this small one. the notable thing is they’re all a soft plastic, and since the connection on this is a bar instead of the technic holes in the two previous sizes, the joint movement is a little funny between flexure and friction. They seem awesome for putting on a minifig though - or a great wing size for one of the mixel joint giant figures (groot, steppenwolf, Nexo knight monsters/exosuits) As for source material comparison, this is a prominent shot in the first trailer. They cut it down to one thestral from several pulling it, which makes sense. I really like the technique of connecting the thestral to the harness - allows for popping it loose without rebuilding - since classic Lego carriage sets always had you take pieces out of a horses back to have the horse on its own.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    On the mythical creatures subject, any guesses on how long we’ll be waiting for centaurs now? Maybe they’ll get a spot in an upcoming FB installment and force Lego’s hand? I mean I want them and I want them now, but I’m not holding my breath on seeing Lego make them for, oh, 6 years or something terrible like that.