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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    edited January 2014
    ^ Puts me in the same small minority. :-)

    @Legofanscott, exclusives are no longer limited to the traditional 10*** numbers.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    What do we reckon this set will be sold for?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited January 2014
    yuffie said:


    and, cheshirecat, i think you are going to be in a very small minority

    Quality not quantity, fine by me. ;-)

    In the last year I've been lucky enough to build just about every pirate ship going except for the POTC Black Pearl and Imperial Flagship (for my money Skull's Eye Schooner is the best) and to me almost all are better than that. I think the plastic sails are horrible, the proportions are dreadful and the quirkiness makes it less than a proper pirate ship. Thats fine, its not for me, but I'm sure there will be a number feeling the same. A big part for me is £30 or even £50 for some quirkiness is fine its a bit of fun, but if that thing costs around £230 then I'm not going to (and i suspect many others wont) be spending that on something quirky.

    In the MF range, also a little quirky, the big high value set is stunning and the quirkiness is left out. That makes total sense to me. I personally think they've made a mistake having such a high value set so out there, unless theres a second build that makes a 'proper ship'.
    LegoboyBumblepants
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    I do hope the ship has plenty of screentime, otherwise it could be another B-Wing

  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    I couldn't disagree more @cheshirecat, but that's the beauty of opinions and personal taste I guess. I think this is fantastic and something really different. Has a touch of Steam Punk and a touch of Time Cruisers about it, perhaps even a touch of Time Bandits?!

    I also have most of the ships. My favourite is the Black Seas Barracuda, but the recent Queen Anne's Revenge and LOTR Pirate Ship were both superb, and actually I prefer both of those over The Imperial Flagship. I like the idea of something so far out, and with so many pieces the potential for mocing and amending the design is huge.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    That ship looks absolutely incredible.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916

    I do hope the ship has plenty of screentime, otherwise it could be another B-Wing

    I'd be more than happy to have this set at 50% off sometime in it's lifespan. In that regard, sure, let's hope it's another B-Wing :)
    margot
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    edited January 2014
    I'm with @cheshirecat. It's mad, completely bonkers and a huge disappointment to me. Looks like the designer was handed a bucket of assorted bricks and given 2 hours to come up with something that resembles a pirate ship. I appreciate The Lego Movie sets are intended to be a bit of a makeshift type of build (in line with the film's theme), but it's just too expensive to be having a laugh with.

    I've said already to some privately that it's not the sort of £200-£250 set I'd want on my sideboard. It's not the sort of set I'd want anywhere for that matter. Some won't believe me, but I can actually see myself missing this one LEGO Movie set I was intent on buying - there's too many other good, large builds coming out this year!

    I suspect there's either going to be some very very fortunate kids out there over the next year or so or we can expect a price reduction fairly swiftly. Being a lover of large builds, it's a ship I've been looking forward to for months. To see the image for the first time yesterday, was disappointing.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Seems like TLG is going all in on the movie. So many sets and a wide price range as well. I sure hope this doesn't end up to be another Lone Ranger movie flop. Otherwise TLG will have a lot of inventory on their hands. Maybe that's good for us when they have to blow out the sets at 50% off? Good for MOCing. I just don't want the company to flop.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited January 2014
    I do agree they are going all in on this one!!!
    kylejohnson11
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    I also don't really love the ship- I would have much rather had a "proper" 2,700-piece pirate ship. Nonetheless, I'll still buy it, because I can't resist a large ship.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Actually that's what I love about the ship, that it's not another proper pirate ship. It's refreshing to have something new come out, just love the steampunk vibe. So out of the box. One of the few sets outside my chosen theme range that made me want it instantly.
    richodragonhawkbluemodern
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    @richo you're absolutely right the world would be boring if we all thought the same
    richo
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,949
    I think the Sea Cow is a beautiful set. It's a pirate ship unlike any other pirate ship — the sort of model that could not exist except in such a wacky theme as the LEGO Movie. And yet for all its strangeness, it has no shortage of compelling details. It sort of reminds me of a Space Pirate Ship I saw at Brickfair VA last year, with its futuristic sails and over-the-top weaponry. With all its inherent anachronism and zaniness, it's certainly a ship worthy of Metalbeard, who is a brilliantly-designed character in his own right.

    It's a real shame that #9446 Destiny's Bounty couldn't have been comparable to this in scale, since it, too, was a remarkably unique vessel (and even more impressive in the TV show and the Ninjago miniland that was built for LEGOLAND Deutchland). But on the other hand, I'm impressed that the LEGO Movie is even expected to be such a powerful merchandise-mover that it gets a set this size. Let's hope those forecasts don't disappoint!

    I did not plan to include the LEGO Movie sets in my budget for 2014, but I'm feeling more and more pressure to do so, especially seeing the creative brilliance of some of these later-in-the-year releases.

    Also, for those who are wondering what Benny will look like in the sets, the CGI image on hischaracter page seems to be based on the version from the sets and not the version from the film, based on the simplified torso decoration and helmet, both of which seem optimized for mass-production.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,343
    I just like the name. That sells it for me :o)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    ^ Sounds like something I'd call my mother-in-law.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    ^I take it your wife doesn't read this forum?
    LegoboyTheBigLegoski
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ He's still here isn't he? ;-)
    margot
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    ^^ No, thank God. Would be twice as broke if she did!
    cheshirecatLegogeek
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890

    Seems like TLG is going all in on the movie. So many sets and a wide price range as well. I sure hope this doesn't end up to be another Lone Ranger movie flop. Otherwise TLG will have a lot of inventory on their hands. Maybe that's good for us when they have to blow out the sets at 50% off? Good for MOCing. I just don't want the company to flop.

    I'm pretty sure The Lego Movie is going to make more its first week than the The Lone Ranger made *total*, so I don't think there is anything to worry about. :)
    kylejohnson11bluemodern
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    I think its a great set...just a)out of my price range b) Nothing really going for it in the minifigure department (queasy Kitty it the only unique figure and I still prefer the larger Metal beard)....but it is still an awesome set...I think Benny's ship will be an easier way to get Benny (though technically I have everything for him except his chest...I do have the white and blue split space man chest from the 80s though)...... I do think this will be successful...a lot of positive buzz to this movie which was never true of Lone Ranger. Its been awhile since I've been willing to sink monmey into product from a movie that I haven't seen...but the trailers alone are awesome...I just caved and bought Lord Business' Evil lair...I wanted Vitruvious and the more I looked at the set the more I wanted it...Lord Business in his suit...bizness kitty...the "kraggle" which is clever in and of itself.....a failrly nice play set...and yet another Emmet (okay not that cool but hey....then I'll have one for myself and each of my daughters)
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,621
    edited January 2014
    I'm going to say that I also believe this is a waste of 2700 pieces. It's ugly and confused. I didn't like the Time Twisters either though. At 50% off, I would have a hard time buying it and I love building large sets like this. What a waste.

    Maybe Lego could flip through the sales records from Time Twisters and learn a little lesson from history and stop before it hits production.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    edited January 2014
    A bunch of polybags are starting to show up in the database, and three of them are from The LEGO Movie: The Piece of Resistance, Micro Manager Battle, and Super Secret Police Enforcer. No images yet, just (likely incomplete) parts inventories.
    sidersdd
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    ^ I really hope The Piece if Resistance is a Michelangelo fig and the statue from the trailer!!!
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    No, the Piece of Resistance is the red brick stuck to Emmet's back. Also, just found out that an image of the set is on February's store calendar; it's a giveaway with purchases of $50 or more.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    edited January 2014
    oldtodd33 said:


    Maybe Lego could flip through the sales records from Time Twisters and learn a little lesson from history and stop before it hits production.

    I can understand not liking the set, but the differences between the two themes are pretty apparent. Time Twisters most significantly did not have a major motion picture behind it. I could be 100% wrong, but I will say right now that this whole theme will do immensely well, Sea Cow included. There may be a set or two that don't sell, but in general I think parents will like the 2in1 sets value wise and I think kids are gonna have a lot of fun with these. They are crazy and that's what will make them appealing to many kids. Unless the movie is total rubbish, kids and parents will likely love it. Judging from the trailers so far, I don't think it will be garbage.

    Also, Time Cruisers in general was just not a well thought out theme. There was no real cohesion to any of them. Add that to the fact that in 1996-1997 I could find just about ANY LEGO set I wanted on clearance with pretty steep discount and I think there really is no good comparison between the two.
    margotsidersdd
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    ... "steampunk" fans should like it too...!
    pharmjod
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,621
    @pharmjod Being an AFOL, I do remember Time Twisters and it just reminds me how horrible the 90's were for Lego sets, not to mention, Lego. I know most people are not AFOL's, but I find it hard to believe most parents will throw $200 or more at a Lego set just because there's a movie behind it. This set to me is not child material. PoP and TLR sets also had movies behind them and they didn't do spectacularly. We'll wait and see, but I find it to be ugly. On the other hand, the small sets are cute so they should sell well.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Biggest difference is that TLR and PoP quite frankly suck as movies and were generally panned by critics and even many in the general public. I don't think that is going to be the case with the LEGO movie. Also, neither were aimed squarely at kids (PG-13 vs PG). Like I said though, I could be completely wrong and it may flop horribly. In which case, if the sets don't sell, I will be thrilled to get some deep discounts on all of them :)
  • legodudelegodude Member Posts: 137
    TLM is the best theme in 2014 hands down and the best original theme in 20 + years. Not since Pirates was introduced has there been a theme this good.

    Benny's ship is an instant classic, easily in the same league with Airport Shuttle, the Yellow Castle and other iconic LEGO sets. It is essentially a Galaxy Explorer 2.0 with elements inspired from Classic Space and Futuron. I love it so much, I will buy it day one, I like how they saved the best for last and went all out at almost 1000 parts, worth every penny.

    The Sea Cow is simply incredible, it blows away the IFS easily in size and design and replaces it as the best LEGO ship ever made. 2700+ parts is jaw dropping, that thing is epic. True it may not be formal Pirates but I love Steam Punk and I love that ship, it is very creative and something every true LEGO fan should appreciate. Although I can see some AFOL's not being able to understand that. We also get Emmet's hilarious double couch, I could care less about figs in this fig centric era, the build is the star of the set, not the figs, this is true in all D2C sets and needs to remain this way. Who cares if it doesn't come with a huge amount of new figs, it doesn't need them. Get over it.

    The Police Dropship will be great as well, it will probably be $90, and I can see Green Lantern coming in that set with Batman. The star is Johnny Thunder though, thank you TLG, we love all this fan service!

    mrseatlepharmjod
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    i think these sets are quite mad but also great!
    bluemodern
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Will these sets be available widely?, except of course the Sea Cow. If so when will we see them appear out and about?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,949
    edited January 2014
    pharmjod said:


    Also, Time Cruisers in general was just not a well thought out theme. There was no real cohesion to any of them. Add that to the fact that in 1996-1997 I could find just about ANY LEGO set I wanted on clearance with pretty steep discount and I think there really is no good comparison between the two.

    I disagree here. It's true that the Time Cruisers sets didn't have a lot tying them together except some slight consistency in the color scheme (I say "slight" because it was consistent for almost every set EXCEPT the huge base, which barely had a hint of it), the characters, and the "hypno disks". Time Twisters, on the other hand, was generally quite good. It had a very consistent color scheme and rather than feeling like a completely random hodgepodge, it stuck primarily to "spooky" imagery. Beyond that, it had superior minifigures (no noses or sclerae) who really evoked the theme of wickedness it was trying to convey. Both themes had reasonably good Technic-based action features.

    Furthermore, it can't be ignored that the late 90s sets suffered in terms of design quality, not just in terms of "weirdness". There were a lot of large, specialized elements in almost all themes, even beloved themes like Adventurers, and this was just as true of Time Cruisers/Time Twisters. The LEGO Movie sets are all much higher quality, as is typical of today's sets. The level of creative brick-built detail in sets like Metalbeard Duel or Super Cycle Chase is far beyond anything produced in the late 90s and early naughts.

    People made comparisons to themes like Time Cruisers when Ninjago pics were first showing up as well, and many AFOLs dismissed the theme as rubbish that was doomed to fail. In contrast, it became the LEGO Group's most successful launch for a new product line of all time. Likewise, Legends of Chima was viewed as garbage, but despite not meeting its ambitous stretch goals (which anticipated 30% more sales than Ninjago), it still succeeded handily. Kids, and even many adults, LOVE a bit of anachronism, which tend to breath new life into weary archetypes. It's a big part of why steampunk has become so popular in the past couple decades, and it helped fuel the BIONICLE craze, which you might recall began with the novel premise of a mechanical civilization on a tropical island.

    So I think it's a bit presumptuous to assume that kind of playful anachronism is going to doom a theme to fail just based on one failed theme released at a time when pretty much every LEGO theme was failing, even the classics.
    LegogeekBumblepantscarlqbluemodern
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Whilst I agree that the theme itself is great I just think the sea cow is not. The 2 in 1 sets are good value and I can see parents being very happy to encourage their purchase. after all what's not godlike about a fire engine that turns into a robot/mechanism? If the sea cow isn't then I can imagine most parents trying to suggest other sets especially if it's coupled with a £200+ price tag.

    Again compare the haunted house. it's a straight up, lovely set, feels substantial and looks great. fits in with a popular holiday etc etc.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Mini model build for February is a small micro manager from The LEGO Movie.
    image
    jasorpharmjodGothamConstructionCo
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    We saw them putting the sample together in the store yesterday...looks nice if your a fan of the movie micromanagers....anyone who has no aaereness of the movie however would probably be confused as to what it is...my daughters and I were excited to see it though...they can't wait to build it...
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I just got the new Lego catalog a few days ago and none of the new Lego movie sets were something I "had to have".
    If anything, the photos of Lord Business just make me wonder even more if this movie is going to be directed at a younger audience. I'm hoping it has the sophistication of Toy Story, but I've had my doubts from the start. I can't get excited about a Lego movie just because it's a Lego movie.
    I do hope I am proven wrong.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I thought that I would be passing on the Movie sets aswell. At most pick them up on clearance for parts. I guess maybe I am just a sucker for new city sets so I picked up the ice cream truck and loved it. Great truck with great minifigs that are perfect for any city fan. So now I have all three of the "2 in 1" sets.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    I'm not looking for an overly serious movie but something with the humor of the video games...between the trailers and Lego sets I have not been disappointed yet. I can't imagine at this point being disappointed with the movie. It looks like it will be geared towards kids but with an awesome voice cast and lots of in jokes about Lego I think it will appeal to adults as well.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    They're really called "micromanagers"? That's a lovely bit of punning. I don't think any kids have yet had to experience the petty tyranny of a shift supervisor that makes 50 cents more per hour.
    kylejohnson11
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,621
    ^Supervisors get paid extra?
  • yuffieyuffie Member Posts: 91
    i agree that all the sets and trailers so far scream out that this is a movie that kids and adults will enjoy - even if the latter haven't put two bricks together since they were young

    i hope i'm right
    dannyrww
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    Got the Supercycle Chase and Will Ferrel Lord Business' Evil Lair today. Both are great sets, the Supercycle is a great build, and the battery in The Lair made me chuckle.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    The movie is already tacking very well. I work in the entertainment industry and many of us think it might record the biggest February opening weekend since Passion of the Christ in 2004.
    sidersddpharmjodmargotbluemodernjasorYellowcastle
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Ma1234 said:

    The movie is already tacking very well. I work in the entertainment industry and many of us think it might record the biggest February opening weekend since Passion of the Christ in 2004.

    I think the movie will do great as well. Apparently February isn't the most popular time to launch though, eh? :)
  • legodudelegodude Member Posts: 137
    edited January 2014
    Legoboy said:

    Being a lover of large builds, it's a ship I've been looking forward to for months. To see the image for the first time yesterday, was disappointing.

    So you knew about this set months before everyone else? Why didn't you post about it before? Any other news you are holding out on? :)

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    edited January 2014
    @legodude. Urm... I meant in the sense that I'd been waiting patiently for the next big ship to arrive and now we've had our first glimpse of it, I'm disappointed.

    I wouldn't know about secret stuff like that. :-)
    Jonn420
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    @Legoboy it's not quite the Flying Dutchman hey! ;-)
    LegoboySirKevbagsMatthewYellowcastleAdeelZubair
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    ^ You have me confused with somebody else. ;-)
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited January 2014
    #30280
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    polys, yay! I really like 30282.
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