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  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 140
    VorpalRyu said:

    Not counting polybags, magazine GWPs or the movie CMF, there has been sets that contain Nya for less than AU$40 (two of the Legacy sets were under AU$25); 70600, 70651, 70665, 70680 & 853544, so there have been a few cheaper options for Nya.
    Thanks for the heads up. The Nya my kids are hoping for is 'grey' Nya, as opposed to the Samurai X and Maroon variants in the ones you've mentioned. Being the softy I am, I've already purchased the sets with her in for Xmas : )
    560Heliport
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    Was really hoping we'd get images of the summer line at Toy Fair-I know some have been leaked, but I prefer to wait on official stuff from Lego.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    So the first episode of season twelve has been uploaded to YouTube...in Korean




    Found it interesting that the Ninja are still using at least a couple of vehicles from last season; it seems like a new season usually means last season's vehicles get forgotten if they weren't destroyed. Still, all the vehicles from this year's sets are either Legacy or Prime Empire, so I suppose it makes sense that they haven't switched over yet.

    On the subject of destroyed vehicles, anyone else notice how the Land Bounty and Titan Mech had play features that were never really implemented in the series? Specifically, the fact that each had a component that could split off into a flying vehicle? The ATV that came with the Land Bounty at least got mentioned, but the aircraft built into the two vehicles weren't even alluded to in season eleven.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,859

    On the subject of destroyed vehicles, anyone else notice how the Land Bounty and Titan Mech had play features that were never really implemented in the series? Specifically, the fact that each had a component that could split off into a flying vehicle? The ATV that came with the Land Bounty at least got mentioned, but the aircraft built into the two vehicles weren't even alluded to in season eleven.
    Well, the upper portion of the Land Bounty did get ripped off by Boreal, so needless to say the splitting function was known by the time the episode was being animated. I suspect that either the writers weren't informed about that feature, or the designers hadn't firmly settled on including a separate flying vehicle in those sets in time to work it into the script.
    It's not the first time we've seen a major play feature in the sets omitted from the show. Cole's Tread Assault from 2012 had a "camouflage" feature that revealed green body panels to disguise it as part of the Serpentine fleet, but this never made it into the show, since the set was still in early development when Season 1 was being written.
    In fact, even when it came time to begin production on Season 1, the production designers only had access to a prototype version of the set, resulting in the animated version of the Tread Assault looking radically different from the final product).
    You can see several prototype versions of the set in this video interview with designer Menelaos Florides: https://ing.dk/video/sadan-arbejder-seniordesigneren-hos-lego-129346
    The animated version most closely resembles a prototype of the set shown at around 2:11 in the video, including features absent from the final set like swords mounted horizontally in front of the wheels, and a third forward-facing golden spike mounted on top of the front cannon (rather than just the two on either side in the final set). This prototype did already have the camouflage feature, but the initial prototype design, shown at 2:26 in the video, did not.
    LyichirKerrestlux
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    Fair points @Aanchir

    Second episode is out in Korean:


    I'm guessing the shorts Jay appeared in take place during this episode and/or possible subsequent ones.

  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    edited April 13
    Fourth:


    and Fifth:


    Third is out as well, but...I didn't like that one; seemed like filler delaying our actual entry into the game universe, which of course is the priority this season.

    Episode five is particularly interesting; nice to see so much focus on a character who appears in only a single set. Of course, I'm sure what most folks are waiting for with regards to said set is when a certain villainess might be making her return appearance...
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    Korean Episode 6:

    And, at long last, another Prime Empire short in English:


    I expect this one might take place around the time of episode 4, as Zane is the only Ninja to appear. Not sure whether we can expect any more shorts; I believe this is the sixth one.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    Korean episode 7:

    Well, I've got mixed feelings about the summer wave sets. Nya appears in three so far, not counting Legacy, which is good...but she doesn't get a vehicle or dragon. I'm also not thrilled about Kai getting another mech when he's already gotten one this year. On the subject of Legacy, not the most exciting additions; Destiny's Bounty is fun but all the minifigs are the same as the Legacy Year One set except for Legacy evil Lloyd.

    Rumor also has it that at one point the set was going to have Legacy Garmadon with the Mega Weapon, which would have been nice. Also kind of bummed that we didn't get anything new like the Giant Stone Warrior we got with the Earth Driller last year. I've been dying for an Overlord Dragon...or Garmadon's Mech.

    Not too enthusiastic about the bad guys so far either; not really digging the goblin guys. The pictures they've released so far don't really give us a good look at the Skull Sorcerer. I was hoping we might be getting a new set of Skulkin or something, but don't know if that's what the black skeletons are or not; if so, they seem to be the mass-produced grunts this wave, akin to the Red Visors of Prime Empire. Also doesn't look as though we're getting any female villains this wave...at least last time we got one, even if it was just a new version of Harumi.
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