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They probably added this new GWP because they anticipated the Year of the Pig GWP would run out very fast (given past year experience?) and needed a new GWP to support the momentum till Chinese New Year day.
There is no set reference number so I can't add it into my Brickset database.
My brief review: Aquaman is another DC hero that literally learns nothing and is essentially a bystander in his own movie. In that sense, this is just like Wonder Woman.
This movie that is a conglomeration of both good and bad scenes from other superhero and adventure films. It's like watching Spaceballs, except nothing is really funny.
Other random observations:
1) Disney should really consider a 'Cease and Desist' letter, as Mera is clearly Ariel. (Or the Scarlet Witch.)
2) 'Converts water into a plasma beam'
3) Octopus playing the bongos
4) Willem Dafoe man-bun
5) Pitbull cover of Toto's 'Africa'
6) I'm happy they could re-use the Mosasaur from Jurassic World.
7) Magic Hammers still appear to be stronger than Magic Forks.
8) and a wise Kraken.
Thor being from a far-off alien world is more plausible than whatever the hell Atlantis is supposed to me. Couldn't we have just put a portal at the bottom of the ocean to some planet? And shouldn't Atlanteans be connected to the Amazons?
It's also clear that WW and Aquaman should have been released well in advance of BvS and Justice League. Although there is no way to marry together these worlds into anything that makes any coherent sense.
Lego-wise my status is that I’m working from home today & so naturally I built Benny’s Space Squad and Bean There Donut That. Ninjago City is still in the box & within arm’s reach, tempting to get started but it would be tricky to explain my lack of (work) productivity!
And I really want to like these movies. It's weird, because I think the casting for these characters has actually been very good - but the level of crappiness for the rest of it is just beyond disappointing.
I don't think it was meant to be funny. And why would a super-evolved race of Atlanteans be voracious fans of single combat? Not to mention a race of squidwards, troll-crabs and sea-elves. Felt like a soggy Hobbit movie... the Precious!
(The repetition of battles also gets tiresome with the Kryptonians.)
However, Kal is definitely fully-formed character that doesn't do anything in-character at the climax of the movie. After that, they just make a total mess of everything, including killing him for no reason.
(I should note that I found both tests of strength to be the weakness of the film.)
Aquaman felt more like Hulk v. Thor in Thor: Ragnarok. It was disjointed spectacle to supplicate an unruly mob. (And all of the half-breed stuff I found very off-putting and outmoded for today's sensibilities.) Any sympathy I had for Atlanteans went right out the door. It also made it very unclear who I'm supposed to support. Humans? Atlanteans? Just Aquaman? Blech. I ended up not liking anyone - which undermines an already flawed film where the hero doesn't learn a lesson or grow as a character.
I have a few other (some older) sets knocking about but I'm happy with what I've got going on with this unit now. It's been a hell of a ride.
Feeling extremely nervous. I tried to edit my LEGO ID over on Shop.LEGO.com and suddenly it's treating me as if I've never registered before now. I sent an inquiry into Customer Service concerning it because maybe the new site their using messed up my ID or something.
If this messes up my VIP account I'm going to be extremely frustrated. UGH. Never try to make changes to your established e-mail accounts I guess. Though I never did before and thought for sure the darn thing had been properly set up when I originally used it.
You know those stupid pins that hold four pieces of track together? I will never curse those pins ever again.
(Now I need to order more pins!)
Anyhow, there are 4 speed champion sets, an avengers set, 2 out of 5 bags of the tumbler set, my old 90s pirate set and a city set. I am not looking forward to all the sorting this week
Looking forward to the celebration of the Star Wars Anniversary, and happy it coincides with the 1st day LEGOLAND will be open again for the season.
He's going to set up the baddies after lunch :)
How did the sorting go @madejp86?
Click on the Combi ticket, click the T&Cs box, click next, and it moves on to the LEGO House Visit tab, then immediately drops me back to the first page to start again. Nice work TLG...
Now I have 10 weeks to make 3 new models for Edinburgh comic con!
Desk cannot be moved because I've exceeded the nail limit. I study biology not architecture dammit.
Hoarding brings me Joy. So there!
And thirdly, I don't need somebody else to tell me to get rid of something. I can get rid of stuff at my own pace just fine. I mean I finally ditched all those Kre-O boxes I was keeping in the basement. And I recycle all of my LEGO packaging except for LEGO exclusive boxes or Ideas sets because the Ideas set boxes are perfect for storing all the open Polybags I've been keeping. I didn't use to keep them, but for some reason I keep them now... if anybody wants empty Polybags for their collection I suppose I can part with them or something... Er, what was I saying again?
Oh yes. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM. lol
Actually I retract that statement in one respect... I am beginning to run out of space for all those spare bricks, studs, control levers and so on and so forth that LEGO includes in each package. I seriously think it's time to open a parts store or something.