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  • playwellplaywell UKMember Posts: 2,217
    I don’t disagree that TFA regurgitates ANH.  And sure, I would have preferred a more novel approach.  But JJ executed quite professionally and I and my family greatly enjoyed the experience.  And then TLJ destroyed each and every one of those threads while enmeshing the characters in awful, stupid events.  ROS had no chance but IMHO did what it could.
    I fully agree that TFA was ok and that TLJ was the problem but ROS just added different crap on crap rather than saving anything.
    lowleadJ0rgen
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,768
    lowlead said:
    ...but at least the ST sounds great.  What worries me is that John Williams might not be around for the next pervers...er...um...installment of Star Wars.
    I think John Willams said the ST would be his last SW movies if not his last works in total.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,768
    Disney first mistake was not having a plan for the ST. Disney second mistake is giving it to Jar Jar Abrams. I've never liked any of his work, and don't get his appeal. Good luck DC you hired the guy who destroyed Star Trek, and Star Wars (although with Star Wars he had a lot of help from Disney/Lucasfilm).

    Fizyxiwybs
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 276
    gmonkey76 said:
    lowlead said:
    ...but at least the ST sounds great.  What worries me is that John Williams might not be around for the next pervers...er...um...installment of Star Wars.
    I think John Willams said the ST would be his last SW movies if not his last works in total.
    Well, he *is* signed for Indy 5, IF it ever finished production...
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
     ...wet burnt pooey paper...
    WbPP!
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    gmonkey76 said:
    Disney first mistake was not having a plan for the ST. Disney second mistake is giving it to Jar Jar Abrams. I've never liked any of his work, and don't get his appeal. Good luck DC you hired the guy who destroyed Star Trek, and Star Wars (although with Star Wars he had a lot of help from Disney/Lucasfilm).

    Could not disagree more.  JJ is a fantastic storyteller and I loved his Star Trek reboot, not to mention Lost, MI3, Fringe, Alias and Person of Interest.
    SumoLegojnscoelhoautolycuspvp3020
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,081
    I like him except for the lens flares.
    autolycus
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,200
    gmonkey76 said:
    Disney first mistake was not having a plan for the ST. Disney second mistake is giving it to Jar Jar Abrams. I've never liked any of his work, and don't get his appeal. Good luck DC you hired the guy who destroyed Star Trek, and Star Wars (although with Star Wars he had a lot of help from Disney/Lucasfilm).

    Could not disagree more.  JJ is a fantastic storyteller and I loved his Star Trek reboot, not to mention Lost, MI3, Fringe, Alias and Person of Interest.
    I know a lot of people hated the ending, but I have both Lost and Alias on my "rewatch at some point" list. I just finished Battlestar Galactica--the last season was as disappointing as I remembered--, so one of JJ's shows might be up soon.
    SumoLego
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,340
    Was walking the dogs tonight and came upon these guys again…

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  • pvp3020pvp3020 Member Posts: 172
    Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    Just a reminder that today is the last day to get your entry into to the Bendybadger BonusBall drawing for a Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber!

    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/37648/bendybadgers-brickset-bonusball-bonanza-sumolego-lowlead-edition-drawing-12-31-2021#latest
    Fizyx
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,005
    I switched a couple of pieces around on the new speeder bikes to put the riders into a more dynamic movie-accurate position (IMHO).

    I prefer it this way, but I was interested in other people's thoughts. Original is on the left, modded version on the right.


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,011
    Both look good, but weird next to each other!
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,005
    Both look good, but weird next to each other!
    That was just for comparison. I've modded them both now. And put Biker Scouts on them!
    560HeliportAddicted2Oxygen
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 591
    The one on the right looks more like how the Ewok in RotJ looked when he stole the speeder bike.  :P
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,768
    ^That and the fact is from the best Star Wars Movie.
    SumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,182
    ^ Rogue One is the best SW movie :P
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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    edited January 7
    MaffyD said:
    ^ Rogue One is the best SW movie :P
    …and the best, most consistent Lego Star Wars subtheme too! (Despite seemingly being binned by TLG so soon after release)
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,011
    ^ Call up a Hammerhead Corvette!
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,182
    UCS U-Wing!
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,768
    MaffyD said:
    ^ Rogue One is the best Disney SW movie :P
    There I fixed it for you. 🤣 With the Vader fight 6 out of 10,  without  the Vader fight 5 out of 10. 
    KungFuKenny
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 423
    gmonkey76 said:
    MaffyD said:
    ^ Rogue One is the best [Disney] SW movie :P
    There I fixed it for you. 🤣 .... 
    I think Rogue One will age very well.  Frustrating, too...Disney proved they had the capability to produce a decent SW film with RO, then ruined it anyway.
    Now they're going back to the nostalgia bank with a rumored Solo appearance at the end of BoBF.  Meh.

    Brainsluggedgmonkey76The_Rancor
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,200
    “Disney”… y’all mean Lucasfilm. Disney didn’t produce anything about any of the films made since they bought Lucasfilm, just like how they don’t produce Pixar or Marvel movies. George Lucas’s handpicked successor and several of his creative partners over the years are responsible for everything made since his departure from the studio.
    stlux
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 479
    lowlead said:
    gmonkey76 said:
    MaffyD said:
    ^ Rogue One is the best [Disney] SW movie :P
    There I fixed it for you. 🤣 .... 
    I think Rogue One will age very well.  Frustrating, too...Disney proved they had the capability to produce a decent SW film with RO, then ruined it anyway.
    Now they're going back to the nostalgia bank with a rumored Solo appearance at the end of BoBF.  Meh.


    Ugh... I watched the first episode of Book of Boba Fett and won't watch any more. That soft hearted old grandpa has nothing to do with the Boba Fett we know from the movies. (Also ESB is obviously the best Star Wars movie, but Rogue One is the best after the OT and III)
    gmonkey76
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,005
    J0rgen said
    Ugh... I watched the first episode of Book of Boba Fett and won't watch any more. That soft hearted old grandpa has nothing to do with the Boba Fett we know from the movies. (Also ESB is obviously the best Star Wars movie, but Rogue One is the best after the OT and III)
    I was all set to give you a big fat "like".... but Rogue One not as good as Episode 3??? As far as I'm concerned, there is the OT and Rogue One. Then there is everything else. Natch, "everything else" is the prequel trilogy. The sequel trilogy was just some bad non-canon dream sequence so should just be ignored.
    J0rgen
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 423
    autolycus said:
    “Disney”… y’all mean Lucasfilm. Disney didn’t produce anything about any of the films made since they bought Lucasfilm...
    Okay, okay, fair enough.  Disney era then.

    gmonkey76
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    edited January 8
    J0rgen said:
    lowlead said:
    gmonkey76 said:
    MaffyD said:
    ^ Rogue One is the best [Disney] SW movie :P
    There I fixed it for you. 🤣 .... 
    I think Rogue One will age very well.  Frustrating, too...Disney proved they had the capability to produce a decent SW film with RO, then ruined it anyway.
    Now they're going back to the nostalgia bank with a rumored Solo appearance at the end of BoBF.  Meh.


    Ugh... I watched the first episode of Book of Boba Fett and won't watch any more. That soft hearted old grandpa has nothing to do with the Boba Fett we know from the movies. (Also ESB is obviously the best Star Wars movie, but Rogue One is the best after the OT and III)
    To be fair, we know very little about Boba Fett from the movies. He is portrayed as being pretty competent and efficient during the Original Trilogy films, his screaming after his jetpack is accidentally activated on the skiff notwithstanding, but nothing more than that. His personal ruthlessness is only explored during Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while he is shown to be harsh, but not cruel, in comics from the Original Trilogy era.

    Without the impetuousness of youth or carrying out an evil person's commands, Boba Fett is just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.
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  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 479
    To be fair, we know very little about Boba Fett from the movies. He is portrayed as being pretty competent and efficient during the Original Trilogy films, his screaming after his jetpack is accidentally activated on the skiff notwithstanding, but nothing more than that. His personal ruthlessness is only explored during Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while he is shown to be harsh, but not cruel, in comics from the Original Trilogy era.

    Without the impetuousness of youth or carrying out an evil person's commands, Boba Fett is just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.

    Well, I don't think Book of Boba Fett Boba has ever disintegrated anyone, so considering we hardly know anything about him, I find it fascinating to see them contradict what little we do know about him. I guess it was the goofy Sail Barge version who survived, not the ruthless bounty hunter from Empire.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    J0rgen said:
    To be fair, we know very little about Boba Fett from the movies. He is portrayed as being pretty competent and efficient during the Original Trilogy films, his screaming after his jetpack is accidentally activated on the skiff notwithstanding, but nothing more than that. His personal ruthlessness is only explored during Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while he is shown to be harsh, but not cruel, in comics from the Original Trilogy era.

    Without the impetuousness of youth or carrying out an evil person's commands, Boba Fett is just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.

    Well, I don't think Book of Boba Fett Boba has ever disintegrated anyone, so considering we hardly know anything about him, I find it fascinating to see them contradict what little we do know about him. I guess it was the goofy Sail Barge version who survived, not the ruthless bounty hunter from Empire.
    I disagree. While five years have passed since Return of the Jedi and he may have changed somewhat during that time, the character has never been a maniacal killer. Beyond reaffirming that Darth Vader wants the Millennium Falcon crew alive, I think the 'no disintegrations' line is intended to show that Boba Fett is brutally efficient in his work, not that he decided to disintegrate someone because he was feeling cruel.

    In my mind, Boba Fett would rarely take pleasure in executing someone, but he would feel completely cold to someone begging for their life. Some people seem to have a different impression of the character though, perhaps because he was occasionally depicted as being sadistic in the old Expanded Universe.

    Having said that, I am hoping to see Boba behaving a little more harshly as the series progresses. On the other hand, being a crime lord has more nuance than being a bounty hunter and simply massacring his enemies at this stage would probably be a poor decision.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,011
    I think if your jetpack got triggered, sending you flying uncontrollably, you mighy scream too! Then, ending up in the Sarlacc's belly to be slowly digested over a period of a thousand years- but you escape- might mellow you a little. 
    J0rgeniwybsDiamondback_Six
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 276
    I disagree. While five years have passed since Return of the Jedi and he may have changed somewhat during that time, the character has never been a maniacal killer. Beyond reaffirming that Darth Vader wants the Millennium Falcon crew alive, I think the 'no disintegrations' line is intended to show that Boba Fett is brutally efficient in his work, not that he decided to disintegrate someone because he was feeling cruel.

    In my mind, Boba Fett would rarely take pleasure in executing someone, but he would feel completely cold to someone begging for their life. Some people seem to have a different impression of the character though, perhaps because he was occasionally depicted as being sadistic in the old Expanded Universe.

    Having said that, I am hoping to see Boba behaving a little more harshly as the series progresses. On the other hand, being a crime lord has more nuance than being a bounty hunter and simply massacring his enemies at this stage would probably be a poor decision.
    IIRC, EU Boba Fett did have a moral code of his own, consistent within itself but not the same as ours. Cruel when the job demanded it or an offense that he considered against his code, otherwise "as much as it takes to fulfill the contract and no more."

    In a way, Fett and Solo are like mirror images: Fett's berserk button is drug smugglers and spice in particular because "a man who will run spice will run anything," while Han's berserk button is slavers. Each is capable of brutal, cold-blooded murder with the right provocation, and yet each tries to leave noncombatants out of it unless they *insist* on inserting themselves into the fight because there's no money and lots of extra expense in unnecessary additional kills.
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  • thehornedratthehornedrat Member Posts: 87
    edited January 9
    Having just done a light blue (medium stone) grey version of 10212 Imperial Shuttle, I suspect a remake is truly in the works, just cause of the sheer amount of 2plate height bricks (new brick in 2022 as Huw pointed out recently) you create from stacking the 1x1 plates (especially!!!) and 1x2 plates.

    I actually ran out of 1x1 LBG plates and had to get creative!
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,011
    @thehornedrat pictures, please!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    And the second drawing for a very exclusive #40483 Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber GWP is up!    The drawing runs through January 16th!  So head over the link below...

    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/37763/bendybadgers-brickset-bonusball-bonanza-part-deux-sumolego-lowlead-edition-drawing-1-16-2022#latest
    KungFuKenny
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,200
    @KungFuKenny nice! Is that your own custom lightsaber? That whole experience looks cool, but I think I would buy a legacy saber (or the Ahsoka pair, even though I'm sad I missed out on the Rebels era ones) instead and then build a droid. 
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,340
    autolycus said:
    @KungFuKenny nice! Is that your own custom lightsaber? That whole experience looks cool, but I think I would buy a legacy saber (or the Ahsoka pair, even though I'm sad I missed out on the Rebels era ones) instead and then build a droid. 
    I wanted to have the experience of building my own on this trip, and thoroughly enjoyed the process. Although for sure I would’ve gotten the Ahsoka saber hilts if they have been available. The ones they had currently were Leia, Rey, Count Dooku, Luke, and a few other basic ones.  

    The_Rancorautolycus
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    autolycus said:
    ...even though I'm sad I missed out on  Rebels era ones...
    I missed them by a month.  My wife laughed at my sadness.  Then I pretended to buy nine lightsabers.  I got the last laugh.

    (If you use gift cards to buy things, you get a separate receipt per giftcard.)
    I only got a Dooku, because Christopher Lee.
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  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,200
    SumoLego said:
    autolycus said:
    ...even though I'm sad I missed out on  Rebels era ones...
    I missed them by a month.  My wife laughed at my sadness.  Then I pretended to buy nine lightsabers.  I got the last laugh.

    (If you use gift cards to buy things, you get a separate receipt per giftcard.)
    I only got a Dooku, because Christopher Lee.
    Maybe they'll come back, since she's appearing in all the new stuff it seems. And I did look closely, the hilts that Rosario Dawson is carrying are still the ones from Rebels era -- as we would expect, but you never know.

    I'd happily take a pair of TCW era hilts also. And I might have been interested in an Asajj pair as well, but I'd have to see those in person.
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,005
    autolycus said:
     And I might have been interested in an Asajj pair as well, but I'd have to see those in person.
    I got an Asajj pair a little while back as they were half price. The newer ones seem to be getting more and more expensive though - at least in England.
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    autolycus said:
    Maybe they'll come back, since she's appearing in all the new stuff it seems.
    To quote my aforementioned wife:  Why would you want a white fluorescent bulb lightsaber?  

    Nonetheless, I friggin' hope so.  I absolutely love the white blades.  Darksaber is a competent tide-over for me.  For now.
    autolycusLordmoral
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 882
    Isn't it curious in the least the fact that Ashoka has two white sabers and then there is the Darksaber and how Ashoka has had a role in Mandalore evolution?
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,182
    Hmm... first time I've seen it called that :-)


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    Does the covert meet in the Waffle House?
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  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 591
    Boba Fett's Starship round 2!
    J0rgen
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,011
    SumoLego said:
    Does the covert meet in the Waffle House?
    How do they eat waffles without removing their helmets?! Run the waffles, butter, and syrup through a blender, then use bendy straws?
    gmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,081
    SumoLego said:
    Does the covert meet in the Waffle House?
    How do they eat waffles without removing their helmets?! Run the waffles, butter, and syrup through a blender, then use bendy straws?
    The Waffle House is just a front. Nobody actually eats the waffles ;-)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    The Waffle House is just a front. Nobody actually eats the waffles ;-)
    There's a giant pile of discarded waffles, animal bones and beskar slag behind the covert.
    Bumblepants560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76
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