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    How popular was the doctor who TARDIS set?

    As I understand it, Doctor Who merch sales fell off a cliff during the Capaldi run, for all kinds of reasons. Today, the large gaps between series also make Doctor Who a tricky sell. I'll be amazed if we ever see any more Lego based on the theme. But if Lego wanted to make a chunk of change from the show, some kind of minifigs set could be the way to go. (Quite whether that would be viable, given how expensive it would be, is another matter.)
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    For me, that's the really interesting shot, largely because it by comparison makes the official modulars look oddly ordinary. I've not bothered with Assembly Square yet, and doubt I ever will. But I'd buy this one for sure, if it was in stores.
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    Compatible Minifigures Discussion.

    They were reliable. I say 'were', because it looks like the store's abruptly ceased to be. (It's still online, but all stock was listed as unavailable a couple of days back, and now all listings are lacking images, etc.)
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    Compatible Minifigures Discussion.

    No idea – I didn't buy that one. I got three Doctors (guitar one; Smith; Baker) and a couple of weeping angels, because I thought it'd be funny to dot them about my Lego modulars. (I currently only have two official ones, and the TARDIS set's OOP now.)
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    Compatible Minifigures Discussion.

    Grabbed some of the Who figs, which arrived this morning. Prints are surprisingly good. I wish Lego would do more official figures for the series though. (A licensed pack with a few extra Doctors, some Cybermen, and so on, would go down every well, I imagine. Alas.)
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    (A four year late) review: LEGO Creator Palace Cinema (10232)

    We built our set of this last week. Palace Cinema is pretty divisive on this forum, and I can see why. The exterior is pretty great, with some lovely details and a result that's full of character. The car, though, is atrocious (Mrs G's comment of "that was a lot of effort for nothing" says a lot), and the insides are just plain weird. Some of the downstairs works, but the space in the ticket area is off, and the upstairs makes no sense. Massive windows mean no-one would be able to see on that screen. Six seats. That weird projector platform you can see from the outside. Fortunately, the second storey can be sorted by blacking out the windows and pretending the inside doesn't exist. So one to get if you want the exterior and/or plan on modifying its innards. Also watch its height – this one’s tall, and in fact too tall for our shelves, so we’re trying to figure out the best way of knocking off a few centimetres.
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    10255 Assembly Square

    If you sign into and set the region to GB, it now shows the price as £179.99.
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    10255 Assembly Square

    Just noticed some price slippage in the UK – Assembly Square's up ten quid at £179.99. I wonder if further changes are in store prior to release?
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    Modular Autumn Park

    How many pieces is this, approx?
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    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Although Doctor Who is classified as a family show, and broadcast at around 7pm in the UK – well before the BBC's watershed. That it sometimes has mature themes doesn't mean it's a mature show in the same way as something like the Netflix Marvel stuff (i.e. that it isn't laced with heavily sexual scenes, violence, and so on). Plus the chances of us getting any more Who sets appears to be somewhere approaching zero.
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    LEGO Ideas: 21310 Old Fishing Store (Fall 2017)

    Those giant dinosaurs that both failed, perhaps due to clashing with the Jurassic Park licence, were the bigger surprises to my mind. I imagine they would have gone down very well with kids (and, er, adults). The museum looked great, but its creator did note that the thing wouldn't pass Lego's requirements regarding stability. Perhaps they couldn't resolve it – along with any other reasons for it not making the cut.
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    REVIEW: 21029 Buckingham Palace

    That flag – oof. I suppose a printed Union Jack would be too much to ask for, but I wonder whether they should have left the red square out entirely,
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Given that these sets are supposed to work as standalones as well as part of a series, an inverted corner sounds like a really weird choice. I imagine even some collectors would be hard-pressed to go for one, since they'll have 'flat' displays (i.e. one deep) rather than a table of units. So I think I'll file this rumour under hmmmm.
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    Scooby-Doo 2015 Rumours & Discussion

    "The mystery machine is kinda small and there isn't even space for the entire team" Yep, although a few jumper plates and some other minor modifications, though, and three in the front and Shaggy in a chair behind works pretty well.
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    2016 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The thing I find odd is that when I was a kid (1980s), all the Lego sets I bought had alternate builds on the back of the boxes—even something as basic as 6607-1/service truck. As for the city mini-figs set, Brickset said it'd be 35 quid, which seems a touch pricey. Here's hoping it comes in a bit lower.