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  1. The old version averages $6.49 used on Bricklink. I imagine this new one will be much cheaper, especially if it ends up in Bricks & Pieces.
  2. Pardon me if this is being discussed somewhere else, but I wasn't able to find a thread where people are talking about this. Check out the Mickey and Minnie's noses in 43179. Do my eyes deceive me, or are these black classic space helmets???
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    When I saw this on thebrickfan, I thought it was using metal rods to play the notes. If it's true that it only plays through your phone and the keys don't play individual notes, that's super disappointing for me. Maybe some people will modify it though.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I just watched Jang's video about this, and I think he's right. I'm not sure where the idea originated that it was this tiny protest that caused TLG to do this. It obviously wasn't considering how small it was. I'm not happy with this "cancel culture" in general, but I'm glad to see that isn't the case here. I wonder if the people in leadership didn't realize that this plane(?) is a military exclusive, and the people who make the decisions only found out when they received negative feedback.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    The Indiana Jones sets literally had Nazis with machine guns. There's not much that hasn't been said here already, but I'd like to add my vote here and say I'm also of the opinion that this "cancel culture" BS is ridiculous. But what bothers me almost as much is how everything Lego makes these days has to be licensed. You have to expect this type of "controversy" (if you can call it that) to happen when you associate yourself with another business. Why not just stop all this licensed crap and go back to traditional LEGO System?
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    [MOC] Lego Pneumatic Steam Locomotive

    Wow! This is absolutely amazing.
  7. That image restoration is absolutely amazing. For some reason, I've just never seen anyone touch up old Lego images before. Most of the scans online are pretty crappy. I'm so excited to see this stuff brought back to life! I have a four year old soon who loves old Lego stories, and he's going to be ecstatic when he sees this. I'll have to find a place that will print it properly, like a real comic book!
  8. This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for doing this! I can't wait to read this to my son. If you'd like to do some work on The Golden Medallion, I can send you my original scans. And you probably already saw this, but one of our fellow members also posted the work he did in this thread: Does anyone have the front cover to this sequel?
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    [REVIEW] 42111 Dom's Dodge Charger

    I think this photo explains my opinion of this set better than I could ever put into words: They've made my points so well, comparing this thing to the real car, with a depiction to the right of what this model looks like (the brown stuff in the shovel).
  10. Hey there fellow brickolino! Thank you so much for doing this! It looks way better than the original scans. Maybe at some point we'll even be able to reprint the comic and make it look just like the original. I'll print one for my son. I daren't give him the original, but he loves this book. That's what originally prompted me to do these scans. One year later, it's finally ready.
  11. Hey, that would be terrific! I will send you a link to the original images as soon as I can. Thank you so much! I just sent you a message. Let me know when youโ€™ve gotten it. I canโ€™t wait to see what you do!
  12. Does anyone have the element ID for it?
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    Happy 30th Anniversary PIRATES!

    This is fantastic. I really appreciate you posting this. My three year old son loves King Kahuka. Now I want to recreate that costume! It's interesting reading this discussion on whether Lego is objectively worse than it used to be. I think, as pirate fans here, we can all agree that it's been a long time since Lego has catered to people like us. But it's also interesting how people are always upset about change in their favorite products. Since Lego doesn't make any historical themes anymore, my son and I have been doing a LOT of Playmobil lately. I'm part of a Playmobil forum now, and people there are always complaining about System X and the newer cannons. But since I'm new to Playmobil, I see things much more objectively. The newer sets are much more detailed and I love System X because it's more similar to Lego than steck, and it makes a very satisfying "snap." I love the newer cannons because the cannonballs I don't spend 90% of the time looking for cannonballs, and I also think the even look better than the old ones. (The old cannons were gold, and the cannonballs were brown with lines through them. How is that more realistic?) We've been buying romans, pirates, soldiers, knights, cowboys, and indians. Lots of fun. To be honest, if I'm being objective, I have to admit these newer Playmobil sets are better looking than anything Lego has made. But Lego has a better building experience, so there are tradeoffs.
  14. Yeah, it's just one of those things. I can't really complain because he was doing it voluntarily for free. But it really is a shame he stopped because the previews he sent over were absolutely stunning.
  15. I actually scanned the pages myself. If anyone would like to touch them up in Photoshop, let me know and I'll send the images to you. I think the last guy did about 10 pages, but he didn't completely finish any of them. Really disappointing because he did such a good job.