40161 what am I (game)

wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
saw this on the brick fan... What do you guys think? 
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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    (I don't know if the picture is allowed here... If it isn't please tell me, so I can remove it)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    is that a Lego version of 'Guess Who?' 
    andheSumoLego
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    @Bumblepants yes it is!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    How much is it? Could be interesting for parts if a good price. Not sure what I would do with all those windscreens though.
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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    @Bumblepants I  don't know.. The article on the brick fan stated that the picture was taken in a LEGO store in italy, but they didn't include the price
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    I'm wondering what minifigs they will use for this...
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited May 2016
    Like it. Good piece count, something different and should contain some useful parts and props.

    I'm going to say £39.99.
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    @AllBrick I think it will be around the same price as the pirates chess set..
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited May 2016
    I hope not @wardm . Pirate chess ( #40158 ) has over 300 more pieces. 
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    @AllBrick oh ok, didn't check that... In belgium the chess set was 55€ and I can see this going for the same price
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    Not to be confused with #41061 .
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    Just saw this had been added to the database on the home page. I definitely want it! I've been thinking of doing a Lego version of Guess Who? for ages. Was one of my favourite childhood games. I might then customise it with Superheroes figures instead though - DC one side, Marvel on the other! :-)
    MaffyD
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,799
    I find it quite sad. They killed off their own line of original games (OK, some were based on traditional games rather than genuinely original) a few years ago and now start to replace it with less good copies of existing games. From the picture alone, I'd prefer to play Guess Who than this.



    catwranglercheshirecatShibSumoLegoAdzbadboydougts
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,756
    Just saw this had been added to the database on the home page. I definitely want it! I've been thinking of doing a Lego version of Guess Who? for ages. Was one of my favourite childhood games. I might then customise it with Superheroes figures instead though - DC one side, Marvel on the other! :-)
    Don't you need to have the same figures on both sides? (I haven't played Guess Who in a while...) otherwise you don't know what to guess.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    edited May 2016

    ^ Yeah I just realised that.. d'oh! Will have to be a Superhero mash-up then!

  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited May 2016
    After playing guess who for many years and being a Lego fan, I actually have no desire for this.  This only has about 1/2 the characters that the normal guess who game has.  I guess you could buy 2 and combine, but then you would need to swap out minifigures and need duplicates of the 12 you sub in.  Kind of expensive by that point.
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Why did they kill off their own line of games, anyway? I read that those were a huge success.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    andhe said:
    Just saw this had been added to the database on the home page. I definitely want it! I've been thinking of doing a Lego version of Guess Who? for ages. Was one of my favourite childhood games. I might then customise it with Superheroes figures instead though - DC one side, Marvel on the other! :-)
    Don't you need to have the same figures on both sides? (I haven't played Guess Who in a while...) otherwise you don't know what to guess.
    I don't think they do.  So long as the batch of loose cards I have match those on the stands by the other player, a different set of characters could be used.  The kids have a 'cloned' version of the game that does just that.  Goodies at one end, baddies at the other.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited May 2016
    (Can we get Battleship next?)

    So is this gonna be like the chess sets and come with a bunch of Minifigures? 
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    Legoboy said:
    andhe said:
    Just saw this had been added to the database on the home page. I definitely want it! I've been thinking of doing a Lego version of Guess Who? for ages. Was one of my favourite childhood games. I might then customise it with Superheroes figures instead though - DC one side, Marvel on the other! :-)
    Don't you need to have the same figures on both sides? (I haven't played Guess Who in a while...) otherwise you don't know what to guess.
    I don't think they do.  So long as the batch of loose cards I have match those on the stands by the other player, a different set of characters could be used.  The kids have a 'cloned' version of the game that does just that.  Goodies at one end, baddies at the other.
    This is what I was going to say - provided I have a picture of your minifigures from which to choose (or randomly select) and then answer questions about then you can still guess it.
    Having said that - you would then need to produce pictures of all the minifigures you used and they would have to be clear enough to see the features etc.
    My concern with using (what looks like only a few) super heroes would reduce the cross over of features.  Have you got brown hair should mean you can cover up about half of the characters for example, but with superheroes - do you have a batman logo on your chest doesn't quite work in the same way... (in fact you could create a game with just batmen but yeah, you get the picture).  You would have to select your heroes very carefully to get the same balance between the two sides too - otherwise one side will have some awesome questions to cut down the numbers and one side won't.

    Anyway - as it is this is fantastic.  A must for our house so can't wait for it to be available over here!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    This is embarrassingly shit.

    There's enough stuff in the world where creating it from LEGO adds something (even if not always very successfully). The maze is a good example, being made from LEGO you can create numerous maze designs and by building the mechanism you get to see first hand how it works. 

    This, you take two good things, Guess Who and LEGO, and create something so far less than the some of its parts. It looks crap, it almost certainly plays crap with fewer choices but it will cost a tonne. Lets be honest, if we saw this on Ideas it would get a few hundred votes at most. LEGO what are you doing?
    catwranglerJackad7dougts
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,441
    Well, I'll still buy it:)
    LostInTranslationbricktuary
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,703
    Yeah I'm with Huw on this one, I can't even see a good picture as on my phone but could be a great minifigure pack.
  • Panda_HeroPanda_Hero The bottom of the Mariana TrenchMember Posts: 24
    I will most likely get it... Only for the figures though.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,799
    ^ and ^^

    If it is being bought (and sold) as a minifigure pack, then why not just sell minifigure packs?

    I somehow doubt the minifigures will be CMFs.
    Jackad7
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    If they would decide to do Fireball Island...I'm in.

    Legopassion8CircleK3stackshsricecake
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    ^you just triggered some long forgotten memories. Thank you!
  • Panda_HeroPanda_Hero The bottom of the Mariana TrenchMember Posts: 24
    @CCC ;
    I doubt it too, but there will probably be some good hair and torso peices.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,756
    @CCC ;
    I doubt it too, but there will probably be some good hair and torso peices.
    If it's anything like the chess sets, it will mainly be generic pieces. The pirate set didn't even have hats for all the navy.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    Huw said:
    Well, I'll still buy it:)
    Please do a review when you do. Would be fun to read and see the details.
    catwrangler
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    ^you just triggered some long forgotten memories. Thank you!
    I hope you still have it. That thing is crazy expensive now. Of course, you could take the new Volcano Research Base and build out a game out of LEGO. That would be pretty sweet.
    adiemc
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 238
    Funny how we all assume things differently.  I assumed that this had NO minifigures included and is meant to be a forum for you to DO SOMETHING with your minifigures, vs. just display them / have them get lost in the bins. Also, I don't see cards, so I don't see that as a limiting factor.  Likely "inspired by Guess Who", but not a straight remake.  More of a "20 Questions" game...
    Jackad7
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 348
    I think this would be a great set and if it is real and is available in the UK may get a set for my son for when he's a little older.
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    this looks like a fun set. can't wait to get
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    @CCC ;
    I doubt it too, but there will probably be some good hair and torso peices.
    "Minifigures sold separately"
    thedingman5Jackad7dougts
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,533
    ^ They can't be THAT mercenary, can they?
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    I assume they come with a set of generic minifigures.

    But that would be really funny if you had to supply your own figures.
    MaffyDJackad7
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    I wonder how many collectors will use it as a display rather than a game.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,756
    More info here http://jaysbrickblog.com/2016/05/13/is-this-lego-40161-a-new-guess-who-type-game/ with slightly clearer photos.

    At 536 pieces I'm guessing it comes with the figures (12 figures at 5 pieces (ish) each gets you to 120 pieces). The ability to mix and match your own figures seems the main appeal, but does make you wonder why you wouldn't just play this with your own collection and two base plates (hidden), assuming you have two of every piece.

    CupIsHalfEmpty
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,799
    edited May 2016
    It is not 12 minifigures from one of the comments, it is 12 things in each tray, which includes brick build things. There seems to be 8 minifigures in each tray, so possibly 16 in the set. They are rather generic pieces though. Danish pricing ... LEGOland in Billund for dkk449 which is close to AU$90, so £47.50 equivalent.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,756
    ^Yeah I was aware of that but guessed that the items/brickbuilt characters also contained at least 5 pieces.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    It comes with sausage...... SOLD!

    Wish it was nougat.
    MattDawsonbobabricksCoolguy5000
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,293
    could be a fun at the park type set. seems to come with a variety of civilian and accessories.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    andhe said:
    More info here http://jaysbrickblog.com/2016/05/13/is-this-lego-40161-a-new-guess-who-type-game/ with slightly clearer photos.

    At 536 pieces I'm guessing it comes with the figures (12 figures at 5 pieces (ish) each gets you to 120 pieces). The ability to mix and match your own figures seems the main appeal, but does make you wonder why you wouldn't just play this with your own collection and two base plates (hidden), assuming you have two of every piece.

    The link has been updated with even clearer photo's Looks like 16 minifigs. 
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    All the same stuff stuff twice, shame.
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 348
    I do like this and think wonder if getting two sets could make something twice the size, perhaps with a few adjustments to the figures for more variety.

    I don't want this for myself, but might get it for my son.
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    AllBrick said:
    All the same stuff stuff twice, shame.
    How would the game work if it wasn't the same twice?
    MattDawsonLyichirRogerKirkandhe
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    edited May 2016
    ^ It would certainly be more subjective.  AND completely pointless.

    That'd be like playing Battleship with completely different pieces.  I want the side with 10 destroyers and no aircraft carriers.

    (The guy with 5 aircraft carriers is screwed!)
    Lyichirandhe
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    SumoLego said:
    ^ It would certainly be more subjective.  AND completely pointless.

    That'd be like playing Battleship with completely different pieces.  I want the side with 10 destroyers and no aircraft carriers.

    (The guy with 5 aircraft carriers is screwed!)
    I'll take the side with the patrol boats.
    Legopassion8SumoLegoMattDawsonThe_Mad_Vulcandougts
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