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LEGO Ideas - Review Results

AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
edited October 2016 in Collecting
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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited March 2016
    I havent got sound - are we getting a Lego Finn and Jake, or were they in the red envelope for being the silliest idea out the lot (he says trying to hide his inner glee)

    But 'Hell Yeah' to the super seven!
    Story here for people like me who don't like video:
    https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/blog

  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
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    oh, the Adventure Time set is cool too I guess. Still, CATERHAM
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,763
    edited March 2016
    I obviously haven't been keeping up with Ideas, as I didn't recognise any of the proposed sets. But the rocket looks most likely?
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  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited March 2016
    Booooo.....who chose these draft picks?  Michael Jordan? 
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  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    Was only thinking over the last week, where's the Ideas Results?

    YES! Caterham! I can't wait for this set. Much like the VW Camper Van, I'll be modding 1 or 2 with colour variants. 

    As for Adventure Time, not interested at all.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Two sets I have no interest in, and will save my money for something else.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,290
    A car and a show I lost interest in years ago. I'll probably get the figures but they've got something else planned too that is much better! :)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Are those black Lego polo shirts available to the general public and if so do they COME in sky blue? 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,790
    I'm sad about Lothlorien and the Hobbit set, but I suppose it's not overly surprising - they look like they would've ended up being very expensive, and with so many modulars and other big, costly sets available, I guess they don't feel they can justify it. Or maybe they've gone as far as they want to, or can, with the Tolkien licenses. 

    It is nice to see classic car models, and Adventure Time will fly off the shelves. 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    I dig the car, but won't buy it. Adventureland? Looks like a bad dream. Thanks for saving me money TLG ;)
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited March 2016
    the car's look ok, but if i was to get it,
    i then also have to pick up the VW Camper Van and The Mini.
    The Sports Car who name start with a F. to me is not part of the same theme.
    i call that sports car a modern car, ware as the VW and Mini are classic cars.

    Adventure Time will be down to Price of set. Size of set, parts used in set,
    and lastly the final image.
    if all them line up then i will get the set, if not, i let that one pass me by. 

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    *Adventure Time.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    That Caterham 7 is going to test my resolve to 'stay on target' with a single theme...
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited March 2016
    What's the appeal of the cockish shaped car? (Slow work day...)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    CM4S said:
    A car and a show I lost interest in years ago. I'll probably get the figures but they've got something else planned too that is much better! :)
    Not much interest from me either in these two. But congrats to Carl! 

    @CM4S - ok I'll bite.  What's the other thing? :-) 
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    I'm not interested in either of them, but I guess it is nice for the people that are fans of the car / TV programme. I wonder if these are really bringing in new people to lego though.

    Will non-AFOL car fans buy into lego cars because of it or do they go to existing AFOL car fans (there are enough existing car sets already, so lego probably know the answer).

    As for any kids TV show (I assume that is what it is), would parents buy into this at lego prices? There doesn't seem to be much play value aside from building the characters. What do they do? Like many kids shows, no doubt there are already loads of existing molded plastic toys that will be much cheaper for kids to play with and chuck when they are bored with them.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    Good, not interested in either of those or any of the ones currently under review. Saves me some money. Congrats to the designers though!
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  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,290
    CM4S said:
    A car and a show I lost interest in years ago. I'll probably get the figures but they've got something else planned too that is much better! :)
    Not much interest from me either in these two. But congrats to Carl! 

    @CM4S - ok I'll bite.  What's the other thing? :-) 

    3 Dimensions packs!
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  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    l love  adventure time can't wait for this
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited March 2016
    ^Scarecrow...?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,808
    edited March 2016
    Surprised about all the cynicism about Adventure Time. I'm not really an Adventure Time fan (I figure I could be, but I've never seen a full episode). But it's an award-winning, critically acclaimed show that's well-loved around the world by kids and adults alike. Brick-built characters are often under-appreciated compared to minifigures, but in this case they are perhaps the optimal choice for many of the wacky cartoon character designs of the source material.

    I don't doubt the Caterham Super Seven is probably popular with classic car buffs, especially British classic car buffs. Me, I've never even heard of it before now. It's a great model though, with a lot of old-timey charm, and should translate well to a LEGO set.

    No idea whether I'll get either of these sets. It probably depends both on what the final designs look like and whether I get into Adventure Time between now and the set's release. I've been wanting to for a long time, I just keep putting it off.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited March 2016
    well this news, has change my buying plan for the next 4 months big time.
    the VW and Mini, are £79.99 and £74.99.
    and the VW is old. it's been a round a long time.
    so both Parisian Restaurant and Detective's Office are getting pushed back.
    Detective's Office is getting pushed so far back that i don't yet have a place for it in the plan i done up to this point.
    but its not all bad news. the revised plan, see's me getting 2 set's that i had not plan to get for 2 months yet. and the VW and Mini, both set's that i have been looking at for some time, both set's that just need a small little push for me to decide to get them. and after seeing how long the VW been around fore made up my mind for me. i did not know it was that OLD! also bonus, it looks like i can save some of my VIP point's that in my old plan would have been used.

    so i will be getting the Caterham set, not day 1, but it higher on my list then TBBT set is. and i love that show it just that the set is lacking. what is it lacking? i cannot put that in to words. it just is.

    Edit:
    then again my plan is ever changing.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    @CM4S - that was an underwhelming reveal! ;-) 
    Hurry up and find out what the Minifigures D2C is! :-) 
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  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,147
    I'll be getting the Caterham.

    I'm not sure on Adventure Time.

    I feel like their intention was to make the F7A Hornet, but couldn't work out a licensing agreement that was satisfactory.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860

    I feel like their intention was to make the F7A Hornet, but couldn't work out a licensing agreement that was satisfactory.
    witch is a pity as the F7A Hornet was a set i was very interested in.
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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Yeah that was underwhelming.  Big deal more dimensions packs.

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    i like Lego Dimensions. and this would be the 1st bit of news on the next set of dimensions themes levels. :)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    What's the appeal of the cockish shaped car? (Slow work day...)
    For those with a suitable level of driving skill, it's probably the most fun you can have on four wheels. It weighs slightly more than a feather with the result that it accelerates from 0-60 mph in around 2.7 seconds, and up to about 100 mph, is faster than almost any other road-legal car - essentially because it goes round corners and the others don't. Reviewers compare it to a Bugatti Veyron - and then aren't sure which is the winner.

    If you can't really drive, it's cold, noisy and uncomfortable. And probably terrifying.
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  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    The Caterham is lovely. My Father in Law owns a Caterham and races it a few times a year. I reckon that is one Christmas gift sorted for this year. 
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,857
    The car is great but I'd never heard of the adventure one. Quite surprised they didn't go for the little prince one, I thought it was cute and original+small. The LOTR ones are amazing but I guess to big to actually produce.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited March 2016
    ^ And it's based on the iconic 1968 Series 3 Lotus 7. What's not to like?

    You can even buy it in kit form, assuming you're into building things from a pile of parts of course ;-)

    http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/lego-for-grown-ups-or-automotive-ikea-how-to-spend-the-perfect-day-assembling-a-car-101191-7.jpg

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7531/16176671805_d3063fb2f7_c.jpg
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  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    The caterham is gorgeous, if a little fragile. I hope lego do it justice don't skimp on the size of detail and allow it the price point it deserves. Could break an ideas price barrier there. 

    The other one I have almost no idea about.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Super excited for the Super Caterham! It's a great looking model at a good size scale. Looking forward to adding it to my fleet of Lego cars.

    Plus I'm feeling that the Toyota Landcruiser will win the next round of Ideas also. Back to back cars is going to be awesome, considering how few we've had over the years so far.
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 385
    Caterham Cars open day coming up on Easter Monday, Carl was there last year.

    https://www.facebook.com/156629100685/posts/10153298203560686
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 481
    Looks like a good pair of choices to me--with almost diametricly aligned fan groups, which makes perfect sense. I'm in the Caterham camp; I'm quite sure it will get along well with my Ferraris, even if someone else's Ferraris are too snobbish to play with an open-wheel car!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,933
    When did they formally kill off the Hornet Project?

    (Meh on Adventuretime.  Unless it has a brick that makes farting sounds.  The auto looks nice - I hope it's a positive omen for the Landcruiser.)
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    ^They just killed it off in this announcement. 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    A text to my 10 year old nephew.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,933
    ^They just killed it off in this announcement. 
    Did they specifically mention it?  I must have missed it.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    If you are referring to this then yes.  Both in the video and on the blog.  This from the webiste:

     Decision regarding Star Citizen F7A Hornet

    For the last two review periods, we’ve carried forward the Star Citizen F7A Hornet by nosmigon project for review. Unfortunately we’ve decided not to consider the project further.

  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 280
    No idea what Adventure Time is; never heard of it before the Ideas submission.  The car is cool, but not really what I go for in my LEGO collection.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    If only they would do a licensed theme once in a while.
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  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    edited March 2016
    I'm pleasantly surprised that they've finally approved an Adventure Time project! I would imagine this has something to do with the rumored Dimensions pack(s) coming later this year. As others have said, Adventure Time appeals to a lot of people, kids, teens and adults, and is one of the most creative and unusual animated series of our time. Seems like a no-brained for TLG to create sets based on it. 

    As as for the cars, I have no interest in it, but I'm sure this will appeal to car enthusiasts. IMO, excellent selections this time around! I'm hoping they choose the Apollo 11 project next time. 
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 488
    I hope they continue the Ghostbusters theme in general with a Stay Puff Marshmallow Man of the right scale to the GHQ set.. 
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  • LEGOMAD73LEGOMAD73 STAFFORDSHIREMember Posts: 146
    Fireheart said:
    I hope they continue the Ghostbusters theme in general with a Stay Puff Marshmallow Man of the right scale to the GHQ set.. 

    Here Here - for sure I hope??
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    Is there really a market for a £250 Stay Puft?
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    TBH honest i didn't think there was a market for the HQ. Thought it was a joke when i first saw it. 

  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Very happy about the Caterham. Those Adventure Time figures look awful. But then I have zero interest in the IP. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,808
    I doubt they'd make a to-scale Mr. Stay-Puft. I feel like if it were in fact scaled to the HQ, it would have fairly limited playability relative to its tremendous cost. It'd be hard to give a model that size decent articulation and still have it able to support its own weight. Even Brent Waller's LEGO Ideas version, as brilliant-looking as it was, might not have been able to pass the heat test.

    Perhaps if for the Ghostbusters they used printed trophy-style microfigs like in the Helicarrier set, they could create a Mr. Stay-Puft scaled to them. A Mr. Stay-Puft accurately scaled to those figures would be maybe around 28 modules tall, judging from the "minifigure scale" Brent Waller cited in his Stay-Puft project. That's about the height of a $15–20 Bionicle figure, although the figure's weight would still be a concern — Bionicle figures obviously tend to be much thinner than Mr. Stay-Puft! If you were willing to settle for half-scale like Brent did, you could even use a build similar to Giant Man from this year's LEGO Super Heroes sets.
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  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 328
    ^It would be interesting to see a Bioncle style Stay-Puft! guy. They could make a nice moulded head, and the body could be made like the Star Wars planets or the hot air balloon pieces.
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