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Shame about the land rover, hope something comes from the female sets as they were pretty cool.
I am thrilled about the Ghostbusters passing...
I wonder if they'll have it out for Halloween..?
In terms of the next review, I would be most happy with the Japanese architecture. In terms of Sherlock, it would be much better in my view if it was Sherlock Holmes ala Jeremy Brett and that time period of Victorian England.
If TLG considered GB as a potential reality, then the discussion should have been:
* Doing a GB station, then EOL firebrigade to avoid cannibalised sales.
* Not doing a GB station, then retain Firebrigade to cross-pollinate & capitalise on each others sales.
Doing GB and having no station available? Utterly utterly moronic, and a missed opportunity. So many potential newcomers to the modulars lost, for whom GBs might have proved the gateway in. Example: If you like this (GBs), have you considered this (firebrigade). Bang, another modular collector.
I had hoped (with GB in the review) that TLG would have had the bl**dy sense to keep 10197 available if GB was about to become a reality, OR EOL ahead of a new station befitting a GB release.
(fingers now crossed for the latter).
Seriously, it had already been out for 5 years. It would have been daft to keep it going another year. Besides, it looks nothing like the GB station.
I've not got the BTTF set yet (probably will at some point), but I'll definitely be getting this.
Shame about Land Rover, I thought that was a great model.
Might have to get my still unopened FB out and start working on a nicely detailed moc.
1. This is cuusoo, not a full theme a single set so how about we choose the most iconic thing from Ghostbusters
2. Keeping the cost down, Imagine how expensive this would be with a good looking building too
3. Lego is meant for kids too, A car with a lower price range and more vrooming to be had will make it a better sell to kids too.
While there HQ would have been nice I don't mind that it's just the car at all
We'll just have to disagree that it looks nothing like GBHQ (i think it has merit as a starting point), and as said, the cross-over generated from GB fans would have been highly beneficial to TLG.
One of the major points of anything like Ghostbusters, is the potential to act as an entry point for lots of new fans. (TLG will always be looking to attract new money into their brand).
The film fan picks up lego Ghostbusters (their first set in years if not ever), and their first natural thought 'Wouldn't it be cool if there was a station...'. They see 'firebrigade', think 'that might work'. They buy it, enjoy it, (customised or not, as they feel necessary). Then they check out other modulars. Suddenly from never bought lego/thinking its for kids, TLG acquire a brand new modular fan. And we all know how slippery the slope.
Well, it's no skin off my nose either way. I just reckon it would've made sense to have that modular around at the same time if there isn't to be a GBHQ.
I guarantee this much: Resellers who hoarded brigades are praying there will be no GBHQ, as that stock will skyrocket once GBs hit the shelves.
It would be a shame to cut the station out of the set then go all cheap on the rest of the set to keep under the "ceiling" price of a cuusoo set. I would rather see a £130-150 set done well than a £40 GB equivalent of the BTTF DeLorean.
Absolutely can't wait. I liked the look of the female minifig line too, and the Japanese architecture set that's up for next review looks brilliant.
I'm fine that they're not making the station. That's easy enough to MOC.
Really? I'm sure she's a lovely person and I have no wish to offend, but if we're passing comment on our impressions of the presenter, (whilst doing a very good job) I thought she looked a bit like the child of hermione grainger and luke skywalker... You may think that's a good thing, or you might not. I'm saying nothing. But you watch and tell me you can't see RotJ Mark Hamill.
Do you guys think this is possibly the case? Or has it just happened to be that no large set has been suitable thus far?
It's one of the things that bugs me right now with TLG. They decide on a price point first, target audience second, design last... and that decision then carries over onto the next thing, and the next, and the next, even though the strategy no longer applies (and might even damage sales).
I'm with Ben Kenobi on this one: occasionally a set deserves a more sophisticated build for a more civilised age (of FOL).