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Weekly Challenge (Running 9/3-9/9):
>Make your own original Lego theme.
>Make something Nexo/Sci-Fi.
Nexo 2018 sets:
72001 Lance's Hover Jouster
72003 Berserker Bomber
72004 Tech WiZard
72006 Axl's Rolling Arsenal
Nexo Knights-EU exclusive
DC Super Hero Girls-US esclusive
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom(5 normal sets,3 Juniors sets and 2 Duplo sets)
Juniors The Incredibles II(3 sets)
City-winter:mountain police,great vehicles and miners.
City-summer:arctic and trains.
Harry Potter sets and CMF-august/september 2018
Fantastic Beasts sets-september 2018
Marvel-6 IW sets and 2 BP sets
DC Super Heroes
Star Wars(4 TLJ sets in january and 5 Han Solo sets in April).
Speed Champions(it could be EU exclusive too).
60th anniversary sets(1 brick box and 4 normal sets-town,space,castle,pirates)
Has anybody had luck selling MOC instructions/LDD files? I looked at eBay and Bricklink's MOC Shop, but I was wondering if anybody had any advice.
Did they made her as a fig?
Need some pal for my BDSM Baron crime Lavaria. (That i totally not copied from a guy from here)
>the TRU exclusive
I never saw any exclusive set, even if there is TRU in my country... Even for things like SW's Black series figure, they keep the unsold Finn's and constable Zuvio's one and they'll not take newer until everyting is gone.
>Nexo Knights-EU exclusive
>DC Super Hero Girls-US esclusive
We don't know these are regional exclusives, just that their set to appear in their respective regions first.
>Did they made her as a fig?
>Yes whiparella was made, but the sets she's in are retired
>Yeah, she was in the TRU exclusive black knight mech set last year. It apparently shelfwarms here and there up to this day.
I went and just bought her from Bricklink to resist buying the whole Black Knight set...
BK mech is shit, though, only good things about it are Whiperella and, if you like bonkle, the exclusive visor. No point in getting it when there's King's Mech or even the battlesuits.
What I heard was that the Nexo sets are actually in the European catalog, and set for a January '18 release date. Then there's the fact that given LEGO's established release scheme that a delayed American release would mean a whole year between wave releases.
Could they be coming to America? Sure, but I'm preparing myself for a Nexo-free 2018.
Just checked on BL, she's in there, could live without her set.
She'll be on my "Really want it" list with Salacious Crumb and Luna Lovegood. That kind of fig that i want but i never thought about them when i'm taking a BL order.
Funfact: the reason the black knight mech sucks compared to the king's mech is because execs meddled with the release schedule.
The BKM was designed first by Mark Stafford based on the original concept art and Junya Suzuki then modified it into the King's Mech which had much better articulation and was supposed to come out in the summer wave.
Stafford even apologized for it on Brickset.
We'll never get him :(
>Then there's the fact that given LEGO's established release scheme that a delayed American release would mean a whole year between wave releases.
It's not like that's actually a bad thing considering how cluttered the Lego shelves are these days, for the longest time we had Nexo Summer '16 sets deeply clearance to make room for Winter '17.
The american catalog which was leaked only covers the first half of the year so NK and Elves might still be released in USA in july or later.
This being said, since Ultra Agents has a final wave which was USA exclusive, it's not unlikely the NK and Elves sets are indeed euro only, especially since both themes will likely end this year.
Suzuki might be one of the best designers Lego has now, he's behind the battlesuits too. There was a lot of various prototypes at his panel on Japan Brickshow earlier this year.
>The american catalog which was leaked only covers the first half of the year so NK and Elves might still be released in USA in july or later.
Which I fully grant is possible, but like I said, a year between waves seems excessive and out of character.
They really should have turned that recolored King's Mech into a real set.
There were some themes with waves separated by a whole year instead of 4-6 months, but it's been a while since the last time they did it - Agents and Mars Mission were the last case, and the latter only because in some european countries one small wave was skipped.
>This being said, since Ultra Agents has a final wave which was USA exclusive, it's not unlikely the NK and Elves sets are indeed euro only, especially since both themes will likely end this year.
I somewhat doubt this, if only because a Euro release still requires an English Language version of tie-in material to be produced, so it's not like those can't also be sold in North America.
that image, first thought
>now this is podracing
also, cavalry hoarder reporting in
i see a few from time to time on city sets when i browse, and even the castle sets that i see have maybe 1-2 at most. 2bh i haven't browsed online in awhile, so most of what i've seen has just been in walmart or whatever. i picked up quite a few of mine up on ebay some years back, but them shits have really gone up in price.
>where are the fucking horses in modern sets?
We've got Mecha Horses now!
>The new System horse mold is perpetually rearing, which I don't like as much as classic four-hooves-on-the-baseplate horsies even if it is more dynamic of a pose.
100% this. I'm not a fan of this or the trend creating big molded pieces that are designed for a specific set. I wish they'd do a limited re-release of some of the classic sets like they did in the early 2000s. I got 6074, 6067, and pic related for like $110 combined.
Check ebay. Been browsing a little today and one guy has a lot of 9 for buy it now $27, but no saddles included (reeeee). Otherwise, a lot of people seem to be charging around $4+ per horse. Shit sucks.
Yes, but for my purposes I don't really consider duplo and the little kid shit to be LEGO. I'm thinking about sets like pic related. Nowadays it seems like the majority of vehicle sets have a giant nose/windshield piece that used to require 5+ pieces.
The whole boat is a single piece, 1987.
There were sets with pieces that only serve one purpose for basically as long as minifigs, with time we forget the shittier old toys and only remember the good ones, often additionally idealizing them through nostalgia. There are problems with modern Lego, like heavy reliance of shit licenses which usually only lead to crap sets (TLBM was the only capeshit line with decent sets for example, imo), but this is not something new, and also hardly a problem, kids are meant to start with the simpliest stuff and gradually move to more complex builds - planes and ships with a few huge pieces like that are a middle ground, basically.
Creator sets almost never use large molded pieces, city sets are just plain shittier and are meant to be more like action figures and toy vehicles than building sets
Also jack stone and around 2000 lego was much much worse. The new sets are vast improvements across the board in building techniques and design
>paypal 63.75 burgerbucks to this address
>NO why you only send me 12,935 pyбльs instead of 12,936
meh, this seemed different to me. stuff like pic related that i got as a kid never bugged me. it made sense because the solid hull made it float. i'm probably just blinded by nostalgia and my fondness for the old stuff. i 100% agree about the license issue though. seems like all i ever see in stores is star wars, capeshit, creator, and rehashes of the same city shit.
Don't get me wrong, I know City is and will always be a staple. But I miss the old days of castle, pirate/armada/islanders, adventurers, and western. Even the stuff I didn't buy very often like exploriens and aquanauts just seemed so much cooler than what's introduced today. Meh. Nostalgia is a bitch.
all these years later and I still want to get the 6211 Star Destroyer. the rerelease 75055 was fucking awful and knowing it will be years before another one I might fork up the $300-400. thoughts?
Anyway, enough of my incessant bitching about current set quality.
I'm >thisguy >>6512899 from the previous thread. I cannibalized a few parts from other customs last night and managed to get enough black pieces to cobble together another tower. Also, converted an old castle series boat into a dragon catapult.
Additional structures are going to be a bitch at this point. I have a fair amount of city doors/windows and colored pieces, but I'm pretty fucked on black and gray bricks.
I think it depends on the hair, this one works pretty well for example.
But some of the longer ones might not work as well.
>tfw you don't have a creative bone in your body and can't create mocs so you retroactively despise them
Most of them look pretty good, especially the ponytail that usually comes in dark red and the standard blonde hairpiece.
Elves hair looks good too but the ears make the amount of heads that you can use with them without this detail looking weird much smaller.
Almost 100% compatible, but the longer ones restrict what kind of stuff you can have attached to the torso.
no problem anon, you can always roast this dog's breakfast of an MOC i've been dicking around with for the past two hours
can't claim that i was attempting to copy kirby; was trying to ape the thor: ragnarok trailers by going for bolder colours (which may itself be inspired by kirby, i dunno)
yeah...again, i was copying the movie bifrost which doesn't even have railings, so i was just kind of doing my own thing and was sick of building in grey
decided to add a bit more greebling or whatever. tell me if the lions are overkill, i've had those fucking pieces sitting around from god knows where for ages
So... I've finally managed to finish this modular I've been working on. Kind of. I never had an official modular before and made it from parts I had on hands, so it's far from perfect and there is planty of fillers/placehoders and things to be improved.
Thanks, I was aiming for somethink cyperpunk/sci-fi-like, but for now it's a bit far from that.
What really needs to be finised mostly about interior, as it's pretty empty, especially second floor. The kitchen turned out well, I think, just needs to be filled with some kitchenware. But I haven't touched it for like a month. Anon with his stackable mini-skyscraper thing, and the one with his expanion of ninjago city inspired me to post this, as well as gave some nice ideas. Gonna continue working on it soon.
Went on a building spree this weekend and knocked out a bunch of sets I'd been sitting on. Love the deep-sea theme sets! I want to complete it, eventually.
Still gotta get around to the Town Square set (60097) and I also picked up Rex's AT-TE for 60 bucks the other day at Target, which I'll probably tackle first as I'm really eager to add it to the Star Wars shelf. Love Clone Wars vehicles, but trying to limit myself to Imperial era sets, so the AT-TE was a perfect compromise, haha.
These are both so cool, anons. I can't do anything without instructions!
this is dope, really unique concept and well-executed. never thought of using technic connectors as roof texture before
you can do it senpai, start with something small like an 8x8 room or something. copy concepts that you like from official builds and steal liberally from other people posting their shit here. i believe in you
I know Andrew (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) sells some of his instructions.
The thing about selling whole kits is that you have to become a store, and spend time buying parts and assembling kits. But instructions is a purely digital business, so your costs don't linearly scale with your sales.
Also, I would question the assumption that by selling kits with pieces you would make more money. Instructions are FAR cheaper, and can even be an impulse buy, whereas if someone is spending 50+ dollars on a full kit, they're going to think about the purchase.
Fuck that is sick news, i really hope that we will get some sets from the first few movies redisigned, there is a lot of potential for castle builders, and maybe hogwarts express for train fags. I hope that we will get redisigned cerberus dog, nagini, basilisk, troll, hypogriff and so on because those designs should be updated. The theme has got great potential but we will see the final outcome. Lego hp was released during my dark ages and i regret bitterly not owning a single hp set, especially the old ones have great minifigures and charm to them. I just hope we wont get some shit 800$ ucs sculptureshit which only few people can justify spending that much money on.
oh i see what you mean. well i was going for something more subtle (if that even makes sense when looking at this build), like in the movies. i don't think i have enough tiles of the right colours to make full rainbow streaks anyway
but yeah trans tiles would be awesome...but i don't have any, at least not in a whole bunch of colours
And, strangely, the only pic with minifig. Strangely, because I have roughly 300 minifigs now, and they need some place to be, not just standing in rows with some mechs around, and that's why I started the whole thing.
Just choose the set you like the most and make some changes in it, then again and again. Dismatle some other, if you need parts.
I honestly was trying to steal this piano (http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/241202), but didn't have all necesarry parts in white, so I ended up with my own design (on the inside at least).
opinion: lego needs to make a new rts game, preferably without much licensed stuff, just sticking to themes like in pic related
made this at my parents' house at xmas and was surprised to see 6 months later that my nephew hadn't destroyed it, so i took photos
back door opens and a bloke comes out in a little brum brum
the cockpit at the front lifts open and it has a steering wheel that moves the front wheels
Added some bulk and some more details. Still waiting for some parts to come in.
Bonus copilot doggo.
Or $500000000 if you're BrickMania. But thanks for your input!
So I threw this together the other night to try out an idea I had. Nowhere near done by any means, but I'd like some input/ideas on it so far.
I'd just add short extensions to the sides, like pic related
I like that look! Good job anon. I've been saving all these pics as inspo for when I pick my own little pod up. But I don't really feel like spending full price, so I'm holding off for a bit.
The roller-legs have a lot of potential.
Judging from the double-clips sticking at the side of the feet makes me think you are already trying to make some posable coverup on the sides of the feet of sorts. If some sort of rounded shaping can cover up atleast the upper technic-axle it might look smoother.
Have you thought about making the torso part slightly bigger? 5-wide or something?
So it's my birthday today but Uni already started and most family is away unavailable or whatever. I planned to order Ninjago City the first of september as a gift for myself, but then let it slide thinking it wouldn't be that fun without celebrationtraditions surrounding it.
>suddenly make 11 brinklink orders probably worth the same price in total
Happy Birthday, anon!
huh, lego actually made a cake set
also you're 12, should you really be buying things on the internet?
i'm probably done fucking with this...for now
at least until the ragnarok sets go on discount
Most of the parts in the torso so far is just a substitute for pic-related, since it's not in LDD yet. I'll probably replace it with something else down the line.
Honestly I'd just keep that part. Sort of keeps the nexo knights thing you have going. I like the idea of everybody getting an upgraded battle mech. Are you going to keep going for the rest of the group? And if so, still centaur-based? Or more closely themed with their weapon?
>so something like fat princess, but with lego?
>like what if the universe franchise gets revived to make that happen? that'd be incredible
>no black faun legs nor black devil tail for qt xeno waifig
but wait, what would happen to the hero class characters? eg units like the king, gemma, and captain brickbeard? and each of the faction leaders, potentially?
being a moba, would they even be playable, seeing as one person would have to be the cornerstone for their entire team?
>but wait, what would happen to the hero class characters? eg units like the king, gemma, and captain brickbeard? and each of the faction leaders, potentially?
>being a moba, would they even be playable, seeing as one person would have to be the cornerstone for their entire team?
Well how I figure it, you'd be playing a "Tower-Defense" style of game.
Your character would build Defenses, Resource Generators, and Mob/Vehicle Spawners around a particular Objective, then either go on the Attack with their Mobs Swarms or stay on the Defensive, giving simple orders to Mobs as needed.
A Player Character dying won't directly loose them the game, but respawning might cost a side time or Resources.
when you say moba i think tf2
the only thing i've seen of league are the salty players
but i was thinking it was gonna stay an rts, with each unit being controlled manually a la fat princess
to introduce a hero unit with a higher priority than any other would screw up the balance
>Get crackling order in
>It's missing two parts, not a huge deal because I ordered extra and they were only a few pennies
>Send seller an email about the missing parts
I don't want to make a huge hassle over $.08, but they technically didn't fill my order.
First of all, why is your example of an RTS a weird indie PS3 title (or the less good sequel)
Second., just give them different abilities than the base class. It's an RTS, so something like Starcraft? Different units can do different things. Where did you get the idea that you can only have low-tier minions?
>Are you going to keep going for the rest of the group? And if so, still centaur-based? Or more closely themed with their weapon?
That's something I've been working towards since around April, actually. Lance will probably end up being the only one with anything centaur-based, though.
another anon said fat princess would be a good example for gameplay
i think i might be confused on the second part
in lego battles there can be only one of the hero class, balanced out by the fact that they can automatically heal units in close proximity and can use spells to increase defense, attack power and whatnot
so they're more of a supporting role to the rest of the army's raw strength
that and there really is no "base class" in lego battles, its just soldiers and vehicles
Alright I am super confused, because there are more people in this discussion than I thought (the starcraft comment was my first time chiming in)
I've never played lego battles, but I didn't think you'd be restricting yourself to that style of gameplay
Put a couple more residential floors together last night and today. I'll have to wait to finish the detailing until I get my 190 flickfire missiles. I estimate I'll be able to wire up about six floors with those.
Back looks pretty unfinished without the piping; I will likely change it up a bit as I add more flickfire wiring.
Depends on the fig and hair piece I guess. Some look good, some don't.
Speaking of hair pieces, I love the new Lloyd one.
Just messing with Axl's battle suit.
after seeing >>6513490 I want to make it a centaur.
What do you guys think of this
I honestly hated how the boat was lacking playability and something that actually made it unique
Any feedback is welcomed
It is actually, it's the one that comes in the batwing set so I decided to use that one instead of the original one
Im trying to make a batwing that can ditch the wings and fold the sides to make it into a boat/submarine
the concept and story were and still are cool and all
but fuck if i cant say the pay-to-play mmo didnt doom the game from the start
they should make a lego board game like heroica using this concept
Did anyone think of this, too?:
Dino, Monster fighters
Jurassic World, Scooby-Doo
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and it was going to be S.C.O.O.B. but because it was delayed for a 2020 release we don't have any monster theme. The only case can be the new 2018 cartoon Ghostbusters:Ecto Force or another Scooby doo cartoon.
I made this because there's a Dino and Monster theme every 3 years from 2012.
What do you guys think?
Also,there is a Ghostbusters animated movie coming in 2019....
I didn't forget Jack Stone or the sort of ugly vehicle aesthetic of the early 2000s which emphasized both fewer parts as well as LOTs of studs on top. Versus today's policy of SNOT everywhere, non-technic vehicles looked butt-ugly unmodified.
>Beetlejuice movie coming in 2018
There is a Beetlejuice movie announced every few years, there was "supposed" to be one last year and the year before. The last time I took any of that serious was about five to ten years ago with the proposed Beetlejuice goes to Hawaii
They look like any other newer hair piece.
That's why you make a brick-built one instead.
>Just regular "tan"
I'm pretty sure he meant if the balcony of floor 2 and the small side porch (I have no clue what it is)
Also, do you plan to make more, because I love the design of the building
>Also, do you plan to make more, because I love the design of the building
Thanks! Yeah, I picked up about $700 worth of Friends sets for $75 a couple months ago which was an amazing find because I had been spinning my wheels on where I was going to acquire the pieces in bulk to be able to make this idea come true.
My plan is to keep making these until I run out of parts.
Anybody interested in buying some brickmania instructions? I've got the Corsair, stuka, spitfire, p51, ft17 and ldd files for the Cromwell.
Email if you've got any questions:[email protected]
Kinda wish star wars would offer more repaints of clone troopers. Really want these guys
It's not a "monster theme", it's "gothy/spooky/halloweenie theme" so Harry Potter fits the bill
It should be available for about a year or so, probably more if it sells well enough. You have some time; hopefully you'll figure out a solution to your space problem by then (Or at least build up some VIP points for it).
>Had that set
>Gave it away or something
>Want to buy it again
>Cheapest is on Bricklink for $89
>That's with no minifigs and a few pieces missing, and from the Netherlands
delivery arrived for a total of nine living skeletons + two dead ones, excluding skulls i have on regular minifigure bodies (jack o lantern, grim reaper, etc.)
just waiting on the parts for the big guy now.
Why doesn't LEGO focus more on adults? I Think that LEGO would make a pretty substantial amount if they made LEGO sets catered to adults, like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones. I also think it would have sold to people that aren't usually into LEGO (how that now is possible)
They already do. Or how many kids you think will save their allowance so they can buy modular building or UCS set?
Hell, even Ninjago City is aimed towards adults, more so than any other Ninjago set
Nope, it just needs to reconsider all fhese licences. And movies. Hell, this year we got two of them.
Also, this is why next year Nexo and Elves are EU-only and Super Hero Girls is US-only. They're doing the right choices to try reducing losses.
I think that a lot of lego sets are unaffordable for children these days, and lets face it, afols make up 1% of lego buyers. Lego should make more 10-50$ range sets and sell them in large quantities rather than making 300 dollar sets. Few years ago most expensive and flagship sets costed around 100 dollars and that is top price most parents would spend on a toy. Only few 100+ dollars should be made in a year
Did you even read the article? It says the " LEGO Batman movie products also saw a great response from consumers."
>>6515691 is right though. There are a lot more $100+ sets on shelves than there used to be. It's hard to pump out entire waves of $15-20 sets though,(like with Exo Force) without there being some loss in quality. Something has to give.
Brickset commenters as usual managa to come to the conslusions the most disconnected from reality
Nobody cares about epic nerd reference Ideas sets and 200+ USD piles of SW garbage beyond very few people who are vocal online but pretty clearly don't provide much profit
Every single time I bother to pay attention to others in the toys aisle, it's parents letting the kids pick out whatever. Then they negotiate on price, 'get something smaller' not 'get something that's a Real Castle Theme™ reee'
If anything they should make more 5-30$ sets from themes kids are more likely to buy. I hardly see small City, Ninjago or Friends stuff shelfwarming, but big SW or superhero sets are still arund after two years quite often. Some of the stores in my area still have the First Order transporter.
Lego has become more status symbol than a toy for every kid. Lego should just ditch the luxury and make smaller sets affordable for children and put main characters like boba fett and vader in smaller sets so people would not bother ordering bootlegs from china. But that's just my opinion
Just a reminder that Lego is seeking fansites like TTV and BZP to help make an effort to better sell their SW Ultrabuilds. Why? Because they're overpriced (around $10 more than a Bionicle set of the same size) and as attractive as Galidor figures. Reminder that they prematurely cancelled Bionicle G2 due to poor budgeting and most likely not wanting their SW figure having any competition with any in-house theme. Reminder they brought this on themselves.
Does anyone feel like they're releasing so much stuff now that it's hard to keep up with it all? I have a feeling that may be why there are more unsold sets. They're all cool, but there's no way the average person can buy all of it. The price points are on the higher side also, so parents might only get one from a given theme and that's it. Themes that have a lot of cheaper sets could move more product probably.
And they have made cool small harry potter sets which could be joined with hogwarts castle to make expansion, sets like clasrooms and dorm rooms, those were nice.
Also, what do you think, do lego employees browse lego general on /toy/ for feedback or is it pretty unknown
I'd rather have shitiest and worst of bionicle than star wars junk. Also those star wars buildable figures are shelf warmers for few years, at least in my country and no one is willing to buy them even when they are discounted, and usually they are discounted on former bionicle price, i hope lego star wars will die one day
It's actually 800
And there are idiots willing to buy that set for that price... it is beyond my comprehension that such idiots exist
For 800 dollars you can buy 15-20 really good sets and end up with 40 minifigures and fuckload of parts for mocs. Also you can buy lots of cmfs and so on... that millenium falcon is such a stupid set only degenerate consumerist could buy. 800$ can make all your childhood dreams come true and some idiots would burn it all on a single ugly grey statueshit which is unswooshable and only use for it is sitting on a shelf
Maybe you were little too harsh with her, she seems like a good girl, but she could have asked you in first place whether or not do you like it. But yeah, i can completly relate on how you feel about that. My gf sometimes gets me polybags and you pretty much can't miss with that
Needs more tan, lavender, and azure castles.
>when a totally bollocks colour scheme I didn't expect to be buildable actually is
You know what would save Lego tons of money? Ending the current Ideas program. Half of the approved projects that have gone into production were based on licensed IPs that Lego did very little with outside of Ideas (BBT, WALL-E, Beatles, I'm looking at you). The majority of projects that reach the review stage are rejected outright due to Lego's internal criteria, but it's still a waste of time and resources to go through the motions and consider them. Ideas gives lie to "the wisdom of the crowd." What 10,000 individuals like does not necessarily reflect what the public are willing to buy.
Lego should move Ideas to a "pay to play" model like a crowdfunding platform. It would be harder for shit projects to reach the review stage if everybody had to put their money where their mouths are to support a project, and there would still be no guarantee that a project would go into production. Funds collected by the rejected projects could even go to defraying the production costs of the approved projects.
Who the fuck would pay for that shit
But i agree, lego should ditch the ideas completly or design few sets, and let fans decide which should go in production
Beatles one and wall e were horrible, fishing store is the only good one. And they approved some abomination for 2018, something like gundam or transformers but i cant remember how is it called. Only weaboos could buy that retarded set
>but there's no way the average person can buy all of it.
You're not supposed to buy all of it. There's a huge amount of sets and variety so that ideally there would be something for everyone.
>millenium falcon being released 8 times
>almost the exact same Resistance X Wing released in two consecutive waves with only some minor changes
>an enlarged version of 1/5th of a ship released as a standalone set
>more or less the same fucking Stormtrooper buildable figure released for the last three years like six times, only with some slight changes in build and a different head
I hate that fucking "lego is appreciating in value more than gold" meme, because every nigger thinks that their 4 years old set should be worth double in value now, reality is most sets are worth less than their original price. Thing with 80' sets is that a lot of people didn't keep their old sets and thats why they are so expensive and rare today
And dont forget fucking desert skiff, that was also released few times before, the only difference with previous version is that each new version becomes more expensive for same shit. Eventually they redisign 1 figure from that set
What's that one figure you put off getting for many years until recently?
Pic related for me, I always loved the Fright Knights Witch but I didn't buy her until last week. She's awesome in person and I love the evil little face they gave her (along with her spider cloak and dress), such a nicely designed minifig.
It would not suprise me if lego made 9th millenium falcon for upcoming han solo movie and all these sw fags would continue sucking legos dick and be happy about it because old one needed redesign so much and new one is so great
I seriously miss the days of Lego making cute caricatures of SW vehicles and locations. Small, compact, and simple. I miss when the idea was to take the Lego aesthetic and transform something and make it different. Not make fucking scale models that need to be super accurate to the source material right down to the fucking vents and control panels.
Yeah, that aestethic was great, it was in spirit of lego and lego version of star wars,with very little special pieces. Now it's overdetailed and overdone. It feels like lego is forced to adopt to star wars aestethic rather than translating star wars iconic moments and locations to lego
It's not just Star Wars. If we're going to discuss Lego sets being too expensive, you can translate the trend of hyper realism to almost all the themes. Where? Scale. A LOT of sets make huge vehicles and whatnot to be 1:1 with minifigures. I say in the world of Lego, cars can be tiny, planes can be 6 studs wide. Starter sets with lines like City are all I ever feel like buying these days. Why? Because a $10 buggy with a set piece is way more fun and affordable than a single huge ass something for like $30+
The main problem i see with licenced Lego sets is they are "good" to make to make vehicles and ships but for some scenes recreation, they suck.
Now ok, for Star wars it kinda works, people mostly wants spaceships and stuff. And kids prefer to buy ships than scene. But they just don't try for scenes, remember Assault on hoth. A disaster. The only one actually good i remember was Ewok tree village.
Now the Super Heroes series, they try to apply Star wars logic to that, almost no scene but vehicles. I bought nothing in 2017 in that serie and i'm fan of comics. Last set that really excited me was Web warriors bridge. Why selling the hulks with horrible motos ? They barely fit on it. Oh and that Thor ragnarock arena... 60$ for a wall + figs. This is airport hero battle 2.0.
Then again i can understand, kids love everything that roll or fly. But for me, i just reduced this year to buying stuff for my city.
Harry potter had some pretty decent locations because there isn't much vehicleshit except for hogwarts express and ford but those were good actually and we rarely get cheap trains. Also potc had some really good sets too, shame we only got silent mary from this movie, it could have been made instead of fucking moana
And i forgot to mention, lotr was absolutely the best, but lego really is retarded for missing barad dur and minas tirith opportunities and balrog set, i believe army builders would sell like hotcakes also.
Always wanted these guys, finally ordered a red one and a blue one
That IS a nice evil manic grin.
and I finally bought one of these guys, should hopefully get here this week.
The props would collide if they were parallel.
(the real reason is it's a rough translation of this silhouette)
so this giant rainbow monstrosity was the biggest piece in my megacity for awhile. pretty terrible. nice big fort at first, but an overall eyesore. chantges inc.
>What's that one figure you put off getting for many years until recently?
>Basil. After finishing off this paint study I felt the childhood void and BrickLinked 3 helmets (black, black, grey) to mess around with. Haven't been home in ages so have not been able to properly create him yet.
Destroy it in a fit of despair and fury before breaking down and slumping into a pile of human sackcloth to sob gently at the sight of destruction while trying fruitlessly to ignite the soggy gaulouses that is glued to your bottom lip
Or put it on ebay my man
Maybe they could try, I don't know, releasing some cheaper sets for once?
Hell, I'd buy a ton of battle packs if we actually got 4 clones or stormies in them and not 2 troops and some randoms like officers or Jedi.
I like the ideas project personally. But they could be a bit more strict with the rules for uploading.
It's not a project they have to put very much effort into if they don't want to. It's basically a waiting game of people having fun with an arbitrary milestone to weed things out. I got my aunt the beatles sub and she really loved it and built it together. The fishing store is great. While the mech wasn't for everyone, we got a classic space set out of it.
Also Voltron is probably the least Weeaboo gook IP around. It's the 80's nostalgia equivalent of calling Pokemon or Powerrangers Weeaboo.
I have the same right now, sort of. My own cars and models tend to be exactly in the middle of them. Way more dense and detailed than city, but much smaller than the giant overscaled stuff.
For buildings this isn't really the case though. Modulars make me cream myself a little, while the price is very very high, the attention to detail and complexity demands my respect and appreciation. Made just a small spacedoor diorama the some time ago with the partsbudget of a current 80+ pricerange set.
This guy is spot on. Much like why i thought people female figures were so rare (this has really changed in the last years though) and might have sold less, pretty much all female figures were in the €20+ sets. Not everybody buys the more expensive sets, i had for the most part had 90's equivalent of smaller up to €20ish sets growing up with maybe one big castle or technic set. I do absolutely love the superdetailed extravagant sets we see today though, we truly live in a goldenage for Lego at the moment.
>The siege of fort gaiety and tomfoolery gathered the most brave knights from all over the kingdom
>Defending the throne of their great king, they expected a most fierce battle was to be inevitable
>the moment of leisure, had concluded
You have two categories
minifig torso (armless)
and minifig torso assembly (with arms)
I usually have arms a plenty. (the unprinted/dualmolded ones atleast)
When i really want a torso, i tend to add both the loose torso as well as torso assembly to my wantedlist if i know i have some of those arms and hands. That way you have a bigger chance you can find some store that has the most you need in one go.
>When i really want a torso, i tend to add both the loose torso as well as torso assembly to my wantedlist if i know i have some of those arms and hands. That way you have a bigger chance you can find some store that has the most you need in one go.
This is what I do either way, just because it means more hits for that torso.
I hope you found a nice way to tell them, it seems like an awkward conversation.
>order 190 flickfire missiles
>get 189 flickfire missiles and a 4L bar with a Technic pin hat
I'm not complaining, just laughing. It was a bit of a mindfuck when I suddenly had a 4L bar in my hand (sans hat) after I finished hand-counting all the pieces.
apologies for the shitty pics, still working on it and too lazy too clear an area for better framing
lel, i was dumb when i first built that. had a crapton of creator bucket stuff leftover, decided to keep stacking until i ran out. once i did i just added more unique pieces to frame the roofs and shit and by the time i was done i had kind of an "oh, fuck it" moment and just left it as is....for five years.
>tfw i finally translated majisto's scroll
>tfw you're being judged by a plastic wizard
Reminds me of the Aachener Dom a bit.
The classic colourscheme and clean use of surfaces is very nice.
I personally wouldn't have used tan for the lions. Also the white squares that are flush to the black/red timberframing next to it feel a bit abrupt. Maybe using one consistent colour for wood elements might make it more cohesive. Now the back tower has both brown, white and black for wooden elements.
Wait what does it mean?
>I personally wouldn't have used tan for the lions
nor i, but they're remnants of an old castle set, 2005ish i think.
>Now the back tower has both brown, white and black for wooden elements.
the larger tower/keep? are you talking about the railings and such? pic related is how it looked a few days ago. i can change a bit of it back. some of what i did was to tie it in to other elements of the surrounding wall, i'm open to suggestion.
>Wait what does it mean?
i was kidding. pic related on >>6516936 was the translation, because i had a rainbow castle
New Nexo concept art. The 2018 might not be EU exclusive at all because OPs picture was found in the Lego Life US magazine.
I think Lego needs more open-ended themes that don't already have a story built in. I remember liking the more generic pirates, castle and ninja themes as a kid as I could really create each character and make my own adventures from scratch.
I dont know why lego ditched all those classic lego themes, sure we've got ninjago and it has got some great sets, but at first ninjago was made in some fantasy setting than it was later set in some futuristic world, but at least it is the best theme with city nowadays. Atleast we could get 1 classic theme every 1-2 years, i mean playmobil is doing just that and i dont see them bankrupt or something
Also i would really like those themes return aslong with western which everyone forgets about and in my opinion it was a great theme
>Lego Will Cut 1,400 Jobs as Profit Dips, Despite Big-Screen Heroics
It all comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down
They brought this upon themselves, because they removed their own themes so they would not make competiton for licenseshit. At first licences saved lego now it will be their doom if they dont make changes to their business. Also with more licences the price of sets go up, and less parents are willing to buy those sets and find something cheaper instead because they dont see value in those sets. For example in my country jokers balloon escape costs 20€ and small city starter set is 10€, is that joker balloon escape worth twice as much and is twice as good as the city set? I dont think so and so do a lot of parents, this was just one example and there are many more
These concept arts are sick and it is really a shame we didnt get all of it despite first nexo knights wawe having cool minifigures.
I just hope they will pull something awsome from their sleeve with character designs for new sets, and i would like just one location set that isnt 100 dollars... is that too much to ask for
Damn this pics really hyped me up for nexo knights sets and now i cant wait for that shit
It's indeed sick. Sadly we'll never get cool stuff like this. Let's hope for the dragon warriors to come in Ninjago.
So one of the things on my long list of shit to do/work on is a Lego amusement park.
Of course I plan to use the Friends amusement park stuff as a base, but then build extra attractions myself.
One of the ideas I had for a ride would be a licensed ride. Or maby it's not licensed and the park owner/carnies just built it to cash in, I don't know yet. Either way, the idea was for a Star Wars themed ride, similar to the Friends Space Ride set.
So I got one of the Space Rides, then modified a Microfighters X-Wing and Y-Wing that I had kicking about and this is what I got.
The SW ships are noticeably heavier then the ones that came with the sets and you can see that they kinda make it "sag" a bit more then it should.
So I'm looking for feed back.
Should I ignore this and just keep the basic ride like this?
Or should I try and build something different? I was thinking maby some sort of junior/kids ride, that just goes around in a circle, maby a little gentle up and down.
And a close pic of the Y-Wing.
I want to also replace the domes behind the "cockpit" with some of the original Astromech prints later on, blue/R2 for the X-Wing and Red for the Y-Wing.
I hope Vampire Jestro made it into this new wave.
If you live in the US, are you able to order from the EU version of the site and still get the 2018 sets?
I think so. But I'm not sure because I live in EU.
Anyway,too much Prime?
The theme was going to be called Exo Knights and Knighton was known as Alizea.
Fortrex prototype. Wasted potential edition when?
Lego can't make a lot of new moulds. Lego choose the Rock Monsters because it was cheaper.
Some 2018sets can be seen blurry background. Look at the trans-green and black sets.
>We'll never have an dragon warrior with flamethrower
I really hate how the concept art and prototypes had a heavily industrial look with all the stuff decals, yellow trim, and warning stripes. NONE of that made it into the actual sets and instead everything is infested with neon orange.
oh shit that's awesome.
>About to place orders for more plastic
>Bricklink has technical problems
rip in peace rick piano
as long as they depend on shitty licenses and shy away from the $20-$40 market. literally all i see in retail stores are heroes, star wars, city, and sets that are either $10-20 or $60+. huge turnoff for a lifelong builder. i buy more from non-LEGO sources like ebay.
>There will come a day when Lego will not exist
>not rating on the three golden standards of playability, swooshablity, and WLGSBT-oligy
>I really hope you're not for baiting me
Western is not a "classic" theme, it didn't last for long and came around the same time as Adventures and Aquazone. Some of the sets were great, though, and considering how often western-themed figures show up in blindbags I won't be surprised if the eventual Nexo replacement will be some sort of western-based fantasy theme.
Most of the concepts were made, just more brick built than molded (especially the golems and such)
Though their whole color scheme is just off for me. all the new rock molded pieces for minifigs and stuff is purple so it's hard to use them for other things. Some more natural rock color with purple accents would have been better imo
Then again, all of next knights is pretty painfully brightly colored which kind of kills the "knight" half of the concept
I mean this is way better than the fortex we got. I do know that it's a kid toy and making it largely colored instead of neutral makes sense for kids, but a man has a right to bitch. (Though ninjago has the same color coded characters and their sets use color way better)
The stuff previewed features spider-themed vehicles, so I think it'll be something halfway between these zombie guys and the unused Chima beetle warriors that had the same black/transparent green color scheme.
I really hope they'll use the orcs for something in the future, either for more NK, a new theme, or even Ninjago if nothing else. I understand why they didn't use the dragon people since Ninjago had reptile people more than once and Chima had crocs, but it's been a decade or so since the Castle orcs.
There's more than one, CMF and Monster Fighters concept art from a while ago, that one which also showed what eventually became the Chima mamooth bigfig and the huge NK guys, featured a figure that straight up looked like a night goblin and some WH-inspired evil elves.
a dutch website has 3 of the han solo lego sets listed as for sale with a delivery time of 8 working days ...
LEGO Star Wars Villain Vehicle Han Solo -> 48.99E
LEGO Star Wars han solo great vehicle -> 28.99E
LEGO Star Wars Villain Ship Han Solo -> 68.90E
additionally they show 1 ep8 set:
LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack Ep8 white pl - 14.99E
this shows pre-order though.
i'm half tempted to buy a couple of the han solo ones, just to see what happens.
Considering how many designers seem to like tabletop games based on the Nexo drawings and the CMF not-dwarf slayer, I think Deadlands-like cowboys vs. zombie/ghost outlaws theme with some sci-fi tech is the most likely
There wasn't much and almost all of it was used for sets, here it is, though
And here's the CMF art. There was one more page but I can't find it rn, it was that one with a cyclops bigfig.
>Ninjago had reptile people more than once
The vermillion were the original movie villains before the shark army. That's why they choose to reuse them.
Idk if many of you like KKII but it was originally going to be a new wave in 2007. The main villain was a yellow knight and an army of gargoyles.
Anyway,Nexo Knights was in development since 2009. The series was going to be called "Exo Knights".
Reminder that Chima was going to have fucking raptors as villains.
Also,there are a lot of reasons why we didn't get those villains like:new moulds,kids at testings didn't like them,Lego wanting to re-use old moulds,etc.
The ice stuff would suck either way, imo. In the first year Chima had a good mix of different animals but after that it got too monotonous. The beetles, rats and monkeys from concept art would be better than anything else they considered.
There's a second picture which also shows a Sun Wukong-looking figure and bug vehicles, but I can't find it online.
>Idk if many of you like KKII but it was originally going to be a new wave in 2007. The main villain was a yellow knight and an army of gargoyles.
Source? The theme was already three years old when it ended and there was the viking one running simultaneously, so it sounds weird.
I wonder if getting the scooby doo license stopped them from doing the parody characters
But yeah, looks like it's pretty close to the finished sets, which is a testament to how cool of a theme it was
Jestro. Don't forget that this isn't all the concept art and that there is way more which might never be revealed.
The lava and stone monster are pretty close to the finished product so I do wonder if the Green dead army are the 2018 villains. Of course,they won't look as cool ast the art.
The goblins in current Elves sets use the same arms as Nexo small lava guys and the general mold is similar too (basically it's the same figure without the holes for horns and stud on top), if that counts, and one Friends set had the baby minifig from CMF recolored in flesh colors. Otherwise nope.