I'm seeing a bunch of new set names in the Brickset database but don't see any discussion about them. Am I just way behind on news or is Huw waiting to see how long it takes us to notice?#31037
[Creator] Adventure Vehicles#31039
[Creator] Changing Seasons#31039
[Creator] Blue Power Jet#41077
[Elves] Aira's Pegasus Sleigh#41078
[Elves] Skyra's Mysterious Sky Castle#41098
[Friends] Emma's Tourist Kiosk#41099
[Friends] Heartlake Skate Park#41100
[Friends] Heartlake Private Jet#41101
[Friends] Heartlake Grand Hotel#41103
[Friends] Pop Star Recording Studio#41104
[Friends] Pop Star Dressing Room#41105
[Friends] Pop Star Show Stage#41106
[Friends] Pop Star Tour Bus#42040
[Technic] Fire Plane#42042
[Technic] Crawler Crane#42043
[Technic] Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245#60077
[City] Space Starter Set#60078
[City] Utility Shuttle#60079
[City] Training Jet Transporter#60080
[City] Deep Sea Scuba Scooter#60091
[City] Deep Sea Starter Set#60092
[City] Deep Sea Submarine#60093
[City] Deep Sea Helicopter#60095
[City] Deep Sea Exploration Vessel#70171
[Agents] Ultrasonic Showdown#70172
[Agents] AntiMatter's Portal Hideout#70173
[Agents] Ultra Agents Ocean HQ#70225
[Legends of Chima] Bladvic's Rumble Bear#70226
[Legends of Chima] Mammoth's Frozen Stronghold#70227
[Legends of Chima] King Crominus' Rescue#70730
[Ninjago] Chain Cycle Ambush#70733
[Ninjago] Blaster Bike#70734
[Ninjago] Master Wu Dragon#70735
[Ninjago] Ronin R.E.X.#70736
[Ninjago] Attack of the Morro Dragon#70737
[Ninjago] Titan Mech Battle#70738
[Ninjago] Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty#70739
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Kai Flyer#70740
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Jay Flyer#70741
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Cole Flyer#70742
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Zane Flyer#70743
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Morro Flyer#70744
[Ninjago] Airjitzu Wrayth Flyer#70791
[Bionicle] Skull Warrior#70792
[Bionicle] Skull Slicer#70793
[Bionicle] Skull Basher#70794
[Bionicle] Skull Scorpio#70795
[Bionicle] Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder#75091
[Star Wars] Flash Speeder#75092
[Star Wars] Naboo Starfighter#75093
[Star Wars] Death Star Final Duel#75094
[Star Wars] Imperial Shuttle Tydirium#75106
[Star Wars] Imperial Assault Carrier
I'm excited to see the two Elves sets. I assume the castle is the one seen in the box art of the sets we've seen. A sleigh pulled by pegasi sounds cool.
#60092 Deep Sea Submarine sounds like it should be worth getting, but the rest of that line sounds unappealing to me. #60095 sounds like another big, overpriced ship.
I'm not a fan of the Ultra Agents theme, but #70172 and #70173 sound like interesting playsets. The Ocean HQ could again be another big, overpriced ship, though.
I'm also not into Ninjago, but Final Flight of the Destiny's Bounty sounds pretty interesting if it is indeed a ship. The flyer sets must be the Speedorz replacement.
The two OT Star Wars sets (Final Duel and Tydirium) sound somewhat interesting, though I hoped for something a bit better (anything from Cloud City or Dagobah, please! I want to give you money!). Hopefully the shuttle will come with Han and Luke in Endor camo.
I assume final duel will be Luke vs Vader? So possibly a cheap Vader set again.
Elves sets sound interesting.
Changing seasons is potentially very interesting.
Ocean HQ could be very interesting, but I expect it will not be. I would want it to be the size and scope of the current HQ. If so, that would be at the top of his Christmas list....
I'm excited for Agents, Elves and Friends!
The Elves sets are more or less what people were anticipating from the box art and teaser video. I wish there were more than just eight sets. Still, this has me excited. I wonder who Skyra is... the elf queen or princess, perhaps?
Sounds like summer BIONICLE will bring more villains, which I'm sure will be a popular decision for people who were dissatisfied with #70790 Lord of Skull Spiders as the ONLY dedicated villain set for the first wave. "Mask Maker" is probably Ekimu and will come with the much-anticipated Mask of Creation.
And summer Ninjago sounds like it's moving on from the current Anacondrai story arc. "Ronin R.E.X" has some people excited since Ronin is a character from the new Ninjago handheld video game. Me, I'm more excited to get a new version of Sensei Wu, and new "action game" type sets in the same vein as the spinners from 2011–2012 or the Legends of Chima Speedorz from 2013–2014. It really shows Ninjago has come back with a vengeance! Not to mention "Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty". Sounds climactic!
The German catalog has pics of the new Chima sets on page 84 and says they're coming in May.
Glad to get a couple more Episode I sets in the summer Star Wars lineup, but it's still not what I've REALLY been hoping for — a Theed Palace set, or more new Podracers! Maybe one year we might get Theed Palace as a D2C set...
CITY sets - will simply depend on what they actually look like.
Creator, Changing Seasons - Possibly, depending on what it is.
Agents - possibly, but not likely.
I'm trying to focus mainly on the Superheroes and Elves themes this year and all I see from both of those sounds good. I very much expected that Elves Sleigh after seeing the teaser video on the website.
Lots of intriguing sets otherwise, although I could do without the apparent focus on pop stars in the Friends world. Wonder what a "Rumble Bear" is supposed to be? :smile:
I'm pretty sure the first wave of 2015 Ninjago sets will be available in the US in February or March. After all, the new season of the show is premiering here in February, so they'll probably want to have the sets on shelves either by then or soon after.
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