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Excitement (thinking its a pseudo-castle 'what we didn't do with castle/lotr but now fancy having a go at') turned to inner reflection, upon noticing it's rumoured to be a Friends spin-off/mini dolls/potentially disney fairies if they option it.
I'm sure this will be a really popular range, which is great. But for me, as a minifig person, I was a bit disappointed we weren't to get any disney princesses minifigs (would still be a great CMF range). So will now be waiting to see what potential (if any) for repurposing any builds to something more fantasy-gritty. Might they be too cutesy? Too pink? Too Disney? Selfish me hopes not, but i can more than understand if they are, as cutesy, pastel, disneyfied fairies will sell out in truck loads.
Re: 'Secret Spa', i image that's probably 'Secret Pool', like a hidden grotto... i'd be surprised if the elves/fairies where getting massages and facials... (that sounded ruder than intended).
"What surprises me more is that there are ELEVEN new Ninjago sets! For just the first wave! Glad to see that theme is firmly back on its feet."
The TV series is going to end in Oct. in the US. They better start putting out more episodes.
A month or three ago 'Detective Agency' was the rumor on the Modular front but it has been rather quiet since then
On another note, BZPower recently announced that the LEGO Group will be holding a panel at New York Comic-Con in October in which a new LEGO theme will be announced. I'm betting on either BIONICLE or the rumored new "super cars" theme, since those are the only new themes I know of that seem like they'd make sense for a Comic-Con reveal. Unless there's some other licensed theme that the LEGO Group has done an extraordinarily good job keeping under wraps, of course.
I think the question here is well, is that while one of the sets has 'elves' in it's German name, that doesn't mean the entire theme is elf based. I could see elves and fairies, or elves fairies and mermaids. (although with the Ariel set, probably not mermaids.)
@binaryeye Now that is very good to note!! That would make far, far more sense to me, and goes back to what I was saying about how big Rainbow magic fairies is with the 9 and under group and that I always thought fairy made sense. (We already collected multiple wings from the CMF's and created fairy gardens.) Elves as most high fantasy books have, are really not discussed much in books for girls that age. Pixie, Sprite, and Fairy, are huge, though.
While I would prefer high/fantasy and something older, this is a case where from a business perspective I would be strongly pushing fairy/pixie. The later is where the sales would be imho.
I still probably won't buy (not enough space to keep it or money to fund the inevitable ensuing modular addiction), but it sounds that much more interesting than the others.
Yep same here as @plasmodium, very interested in seeing that one, but i just can't afford the danger of modular-fever setting in. (Besides, one of my earliest sets was a fire station, so with that modular now OOP, I could never start them now, as a fire brigade would be high on my list of must haves).
I don't need that piece of wall.
A lot of people are still expecting a BIONICLE reveal because BZPower (a site that has long been focused on BIONICLE, even though they've tried to diversify recently) is the only site that has announced receiving NYCC tickets from the LEGO Group to give away. But maybe other sites haven't announced it yet? Or maybe it's just that BZPower is one of the only LEGO fansites I use that is based in the United States.
All things considered, I'm not too invested in what new theme gets announced at NYCC. If it's BIONICLE, that's an AWESOME way to announce the theme's revival. If it's something else, though, that's still cool, and I'm prepared for that possibility.
Now, what are the chances of it being previewed on Oct 6th as per the store calendar?
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I'm probably in the minority, but since I really only display my modulars, and don't play with them, the move to invest more and more of the design budget into interior detailing at the expense of overall size has certainly not been a positive one from my point of view.
That is very possible, (especially as there's been no office blocks of any description yet), but equally I wouldn't be surprised if the title ends up being something of a misnomer; with the set being something closer to a Holmesian/Baker Street rented flat/apartments.
I have no inkling or preference which, but just throwing that out there as a possibility.
After analysing the modular buildings I have come across that we have a cycle of a corner building then and two normal buildings and so on (excluding Market Street #10190) So the next modular building has to be a normal building. As it's rumored to be a Detective Agency it's highly likely that it would be two separate buildings as @Aanchir stated with one being a detective agency and one being a building with a crime scene. the noir-style architecture is very repetitive again so it makes sense to be two separate buildings unless it's like Town Hall where they chose to do different style of windows for each floor. It would also be cool if Lego tries out a new layout with two smaller modular buildings as @prevere stated; what Jason Skaare on Flickr has done is a great example how a corner 16x32 modular building could actually look (shown above.) I like what everyone has been discussing and cannot wait for pictures to be released.
Here is my Flickr album for my Lego MOCs if your interested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157645785522606/