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  • joel4motionjoel4motion United KingdomMember Posts: 959

    ^ My mistake, sorry.

    Don't apologise!

    In the comments to that thread @legoknight75 comments on a 200 per store version of the VIP release. Does anyone have any more info on this?
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,775
    edited June 2014
    @ArtfulDodger‌ true it doesn't but the other one appeared to be just the figures rather than a set. Frankly neither are great but it is better than nothing.

    Just to throw my lot in on baseball I always just think of this when people talk about it



    And this for football

  • beabea Member Posts: 227
    Moomins! That's a license I could definitely get behind.

    I enjoyed asterix when I was young but I don't think I'd be interested in it now.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251

    ^ You mean the thing that was mentioned on the front page of Brickset (in UK News) a few days ago? ;)

    Believe it or not, Baseball does have quite a dedicated little following in the UK, people just don't realise it because virtually none of the games are televised here.

    I've never heard of UK baseball, or are you referring to Us watching US baseball? I do know its pretty big in Japan as well.

    I think the 2nd biggest sport in the UK is probably rugby but I don't think you get it in the states. It's a little like American football. Cricket is fairly popular too.

    Out of the American sports I think ice hockey is my fav. I did try and get tickets for American football but they're so damn expensive!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,945
    There are places in the UK you can play baseball. Same in The Netherlands, you can see some baseball pitches as you fly into Schipol.

    Popularity depends on how you measure it - TV viewing, live viewing at the event, participation.

    Events that are on TV get high TV ratings (hardly surprising), so football, rugby, cricket, tennis, motor racing, athletics, etc all score well there. But if you look at participation, then cricket and rugby score quite low, and other sports like golf, cycling, swimming, squash, tennis, etc have higher participation rates than cricket. And then there are sports like snooker and darts that score even higher still, and I don't know if it still is so popular as there has meant to be a decline in number, but fishing always used to be called the number one participation sport. At least lego have given us something there!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,470
    edited June 2014
    None of the UK games are televised, but I actually meant that none of the US MLB games are televised over here, which is a shame. I subscribe to mlb.tv, which allows me to watch any game online or on my phone. I think it cost me $120 (about £75 at the time) for a year. For that, I can watch any of the 2400+ games there is in a season, as well as the spring training games.

    I don't know how much it costs to be able to watch Premiership Football games for a year, but I highly suspect it'd be a lot more than £75, and you only get about 400 or so games in a season of Premiership Football...

    In terms of televising UK games, it'd probably be like televising second-division football - it simply won't happen, as the quality just isn't there. A shame, but that's the way it is at the moment.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    A sprinkling of MLB games are shown on BT Sports (ESPN channel) as well as at the moment the College World Series Finals. Having just swapped internet provider I get them free.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited June 2014
    Someone mentioning cricket not being done as a set - i'd agree- but I think a cricket batsman would be a great CMF fig. Sure he'd only appeal to some people (but what figs aren't?), and they've done baseball players (batsman and fielder), tennis players, football (both types), weightlifting, ice-hockey, ice-skating, etc.

    Might as well do a cricket batsman (bat, wickets, helmet, in whites, with printed pads on legs), and later a cricket fielder (perhaps wearing a baggy green cap (re-use the Tam o' Shanter)).

    A golf player could use that recoloured too, with awful trousers tucked into socks, come to think of it.
    ShibPitfall69minicoopers11
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited June 2014
    How about a bit of Australian love, Blinky Bill and AFL sets come to mind. :)

    Australia is pretty good with global cartoons and sport. Both Astrix and TinTin are well knowen, at least when I was a kid they were. We have a pretty good national Baseball league, Basketball has had its ups and downs but somewhat popular plus we play football (soccer) pretty well all things considering plus it is our largest participation sport.

    Personally I like most sports but am not a hard core follower of any, F1 and MotoGP are up pretty high on my favourites list as is Skiing.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited June 2014
    Basta said:

    Basketball has had its ups and downs...

    I think they call it 'dribbling'. :oD
    BumblepantsPitfall69GothamConstructionCoplasmodiumBastajasorchuckp
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,945
    edited June 2014
    legomatt said:

    football (both types)

    11-a-side and 5-a-side ? :-)
    legomattplasmodium
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    edited June 2014
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  • legonickblegonickb Brighton, UKMember Posts: 57
    CCC said:

    There are places in the UK you can play baseball. Same in The Netherlands, you can see some baseball pitches as you fly into Schipol.

    Popularity depends on how you measure it - TV viewing, live viewing at the event, participation.

    Events that are on TV get high TV ratings (hardly surprising), so football, rugby, cricket, tennis, motor racing, athletics, etc all score well there. But if you look at participation, then cricket and rugby score quite low, and other sports like golf, cycling, swimming, squash, tennis, etc have higher participation rates than cricket. And then there are sports like snooker and darts that score even higher still, and I don't know if it still is so popular as there has meant to be a decline in number, but fishing always used to be called the number one participation sport. At least lego have given us something there!

    When I used to live in london I used to go to Finsbury Park to watch the London Mets. Even once saw Team GB v Ireland there

    Was a few years ago baseball used to be on Channel 5 late at night
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,841
    On the topic of Football (don't mention the "S" word!), has anyone seen "the Suarez of the lambs"?

    The trailer shown before it is well chosen "Dracula untold".
    Peter1975Redbullgivesuwindbobabricks
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,841
    Any news on the Sept/Oct SW UCS set yet, apart from the rumour that it will be Slave I? Been on my hols for a few weeks in Mexico and so i'm a bit behind with my brickset (Wifi was poor at the resort).
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    I live in Canada and ice hockey is huge here! Here in Vancouver it can cost over $200 for a seat at a Canucks game on home ice.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    ^Isn't lacrosse your National Sport now ?
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @Pitfall69 Not a lot people talk about that where I live, it's all about hockey. like it's almost a sickness, it's on at every bar and casual restaurant across the city and it's all the buzz when a game happens
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    I have to say, Vancouver is an awesome city. We did quite a bit in the 30 hours we were there.

    Took this pic while at Queen Elizabeth Park.
    legomattGothamConstructionCobobabricksLegoKip
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ @Pitfall69 What a great shot. It looks like something from a futuristic sci-fi utopia.
    bobabricks
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    That's what I was going for :)
  • minicoopers11minicoopers11 USAMember Posts: 104
    Can confirm, Vancouver is awesome. I try to visit at least every other year. It's not like Seattle is far away...
    bobabricks
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Pitfall69 said:

    That's what I was going for :)

    In that case, you nailed it. :o)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    So we´re expecting a soccer/hockey/basketball/lacrosse-sports theme taking place in a vancouver-looking like environment? Kinda curious how Lego is going to execute that ;)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    ah yeah, germany made it to the quarter-finals, yeeey (yep i´m talking soccer)!
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Germany FTW!
    Diggydoes
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,704
    Pitfall69 said:

    I have to say, Vancouver is an awesome city. We did quite a bit in the 30 hours we were there.

    Took this pic while at Queen Elizabeth Park.

    A shame you couldn't get higher up. Obviously taking it easy that day. ;o)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    I think I was at the highest part in the park :)
    Legoboy said:

    Pitfall69 said:

    I have to say, Vancouver is an awesome city. We did quite a bit in the 30 hours we were there.

    Took this pic while at Queen Elizabeth Park.

    A shame you couldn't get higher up. Obviously taking it easy that day. ;o)
  • nerick906nerick906 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 376
    Anybody knows what will be the early access set for VIP's in August?
    We have Mini Cooper probably for July, wondering what will be in August :)
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    nerick906 said:

    Anybody knows what will be the early access set for VIP's in August?
    We have Mini Cooper probably for July, wondering what will be in August :)

    A set is being unveiled at SDCC 2014 so it's probably the UCS Batman Tumbler.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,226
    ^Certainly stands to reason...thats got to be about the best market for them with a UCS Batmobile
  • Peter1975Peter1975 DeventerMember Posts: 166
    @nerick906, Probably the Exo-suit...?
    nerick906
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @Peter1975‌ Exo suit will be available August 1st in many locations, so early access to that would have to be in July, but that already is taken by the Mini Cooper. (also they have not done early VIP to a Cuusoo/Ideas set that I am aware of)

    its my hope, that we will learn more about the star wars UCS set 75060, lots of rumors to a Slave I, but no physical proof yet. and that it might be the August early VIP set.
  • odueckodueck Member Posts: 48
    Aanchir said:

    I'd love Adventures of Tintin LEGO sets, though I don't know whether that's ever likely to happen. I grew up with both the cartoon on Nickelodeon and the comic books. I was disappointed when the LEGO Group didn't pick up a license for that to tie in with the film in 2011. But there's still a chance with the sequels, assuming those do in fact move forward and it doesn't get mired in development hell.

    How awesome would a LEGO Marlinspike Hall be?

    image

    Someone has already mocked up a set: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=90958

  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    I believe that the UCS Batman Tumbler and the Star Wars UCS will be available for the general public on September 1st, making the VIP early releases between 15-31st August and the unveiling for both on August 1st. The Tumbler should be unveiled between 24-27th July and the Star Wars set should be unveiled on August 1st.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    Are there any predictions about how much a UCS tumbler might cost? Sounds like it could be a pretty expensive set.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    If a UCS Tumbler is going to be made at max scale, my guess is $119.99 USD.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    I hope it costs between £74.99 and £99.99 (At the scale of the Volkswagen or Mini Cooper)
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    If Benny's Spaceship and the Exo Suit sell as well to a wider audience as they seem to do amongst hardcore fans, surely a Neo Classic-Space theme would have be a possibility?
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Is there any price leaks for the UCS Slave I?
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644

    Is there any price leaks for the UCS Slave I?

    price leak was 199.99 USD (though I still can't 100% confirm it will be Slave I )
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Sounds like similar scale to the UCS B-wing
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    After seeing what they charged for the Sandcrawler, I think $200 for Slave I is perfect for my wallet.
  • parsomparsom Member Posts: 43
    Does anybody heard any rumors about continuing Chima Legend Beast in 2015?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    parsom said:

    Does anybody heard any rumors about continuing Chima Legend Beast in 2015?

    I haven't, but I wouldn't complain one bit if they did!
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 822
    I really hope that the UCS Tumbler gets revealed at SDCC so I know how much to start building the bulk of my wallet up. Also I think it would be great if this set was to include the rumoured Heath Ledger Joker minifigure and Christain Bale Batman minifigure. :D
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^If that's true about Ledger and Bale figs, I think it will break the internet upon announcement =)
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 822
    edited July 2014

    ^If that's true about Ledger and Bale figs, I think it will break the internet upon announcement =)

    Indeed it would, lets just hope that the groove bricks comment appears to be correct :D.
    just2good
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    :crossing fingers and toes:

    At 1800 pcs, we're looking at $199.99 RRP territory.
    kez
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I guess I'm not seeing the appeal of the Tumbler. So far as I could tell, it was pretty universally dumped upon for not being Batmobile enough, and though I can certainly see where a Heath Ledger Joker would be a huge hit, I thought most folks also considered Bale to be the worst Batman besides Clooney.
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