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EDIT: And set #70813 has a minifigure wearing the Fabuland T-shirt from the trailer!
Or... At least Emmet is not the next Lone Ranger! :-P
Jack Sparrow TontoJohnny Depp :-P ;-)
I like all the civilians being saved from -spoiler- Lord Business' robots that want to glue them and the LEGO world together.
Also anyone laugh at the melting room? A reference to how LEGO bricks are made. :D
I also like: #70800 Escape Glider, #70803 Fool Palace, #70805 Waste Crusher, #70807 Metal Beard's Duel and #70812 Western plane however I have plans to buy other 2014 sets these were cool but not cool enough to purchase.
I was mildly looking forward to the sets and had 'budgeted' the theme in to my spending next year [for whatever that's worth].
Now that I've seen the majority of what's coming, I can't help thinking that TLG abducted Sam during the night to help with their designwork or perhaps it's the result of him pinching Book 1/2 and Book 2/2 from two different sets.
They just ain't right. Fact.
One thing that strikes me, they are nearly all very similar in size. The pricing point model seems to have gone for this range. I guess the (non-)CMF series cater for the pocket money sales, so there doesn't really seem to be a £12 point in this series.
Well that's my opinion anyway. There's a few nice sets, like #70809, but this theme on the whole isn't doing very much for me. I like and even applaud the way Lego have gone all-out and crazy on these sets though, I just don't really want most of them.
Of course whether those ideas transform well into sets people want to build (I rarely look around MOCpages for incompetent builders to copy) is a very valid question. #70804, #70805, #70806 and #70811 are almost certainly ones I'll pass on even at 50% off, #70812 I'll definitely try to pick up (although as always will try for a decent discount).
I think this is a very cool concept. Even back in the day when alternate models were the norm, it was rare for a set's alternate model to be so thematically different from its main model. If it was a historical set, it'd have historical alternate models. If it was a science-fiction set, it'd have science-fiction alternate models. If it was a modern-day Town set, it'd have modern-day Town alternate models. I know there were exceptions, but this was the norm.
These sets mix this up greatly by really genuinely exploring how parts from one theme can be used to make something far wilder and less constrained to a single theme. And really, that's what creative LEGO building is all about: using the same parts for radically-different models.
Looks as if thise black droids are kidnapping citicens.
The product descriptions are there too. Some of the figs have cute puns for names, while others have enticing monikers like "Blacktron Fan" and "Fabu-Fan".
A LEGO on top of it all.. Ugh I'm trying to save money here, especially after all of the LEGO sales this holiday season.
There is a bunch of pictures on Hoth Bricks' Flickr gallery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hothbricks/