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007 Aston Martin official LEGO?

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,325
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:

    Note: should you or any of your force be killed or captured, the author of this comment will disavow any knowledge of your actions...

    Hold on... Wrong franchise
    They have that franchise!
    Machine gun jumblies? How did I miss that!?
    I think we're a bit past an Austin Powers license... unless there are sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,325
    Mr_Cross said:
    If you fiddle with the levels... ...you get nothing, I did this! They're learning :-)
    I clearly see a Eurocopter Tiger.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,006
    SumoLego said:
    I think we're a bit past an Austin Powers license... unless there are sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads!


    #76027 ;-)
    Mr_CrossstluxLostInTranslationSumoLegoAstrobricksBobflipmadforLEGOPapaBear
  • Pempska1969Pempska1969 Member Posts: 6
    A reveal on 07/07?
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,013
    SumoLego said:
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:

    Note: should you or any of your force be killed or captured, the author of this comment will disavow any knowledge of your actions...

    Hold on... Wrong franchise
    They have that franchise!
    Machine gun jumblies? How did I miss that!?
    I think we're a bit past an Austin Powers license... unless there are sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads!
    0:47
    https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-MdmLOEC-8
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    edited July 2018
    Didn't we have Sharks with frickin "laser" beams in one of the original Agents sets?
    SumoLegodatsunrobbie
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    SumoLego said:
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:

    Note: should you or any of your force be killed or captured, the author of this comment will disavow any knowledge of your actions...

    Hold on... Wrong franchise
    They have that franchise!
    SNIP
    That was kinda part of the joke...
    Though in my own defence at the moment, these pain killers make me think I'm FAF.
      I've no excuse for the rest of the time though.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,325
    (I was just using that as an excuse to make Austin Powers references.)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,372
    Oh behaave!
    SumoLegoMr_CrossMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 874
    Just seen a post on one of the facebook sales groups, someone has a fairly nice looking brochure/invite promo thing. Hope it's okay to share from there...

        
    BumblepantsstluxSD449AstrobrickskezThe_RancoromniumArpiekiki180703
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,462
    Some good details in the second page as per part use. Looks like new molds for the wheels!
    omniumMr_CrossMynattkiki180703
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 542
    edited July 2018
    "Learn more about the world of Bond" is an interesting choice of words. An optimist might say that means it's more than just the Creator Expert model but perhaps it's just relating to the experience that'll be available in the store - maybe they'll make it up to look like a classic Q branch scene as they've used a Q branch logo.

    Not only does the leaflet just give the 'boring' time of 10:00 rather than 10:07 but I also love the ironic endless references to being 'top secret' in all the marketing out there. There's a Palpatine meme in there somewhere.
    Mr_CrossGruff666Baby_Yoda
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 874
    As found by @vizzitor on the leaks thread, there is a leak on reddit. here.

    I'm predicting those wheels are "hub cap" elements on an existing wheel. On a first look, it's nice, and I'd like it... it's just, well, it's another big haul of grey plastic parts and I'm going to struggle to justify it. Although, I do want a lot of the parts I think I can see.
    Baby_YodaBumblepantsSeanTheCollectoromnium
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,013
    Not only does the leaflet just give the 'boring' time of 10:00 rather than 10:07 but I also love the ironic endless references to being 'top secret' in all the marketing out there. There's a Palpatine meme in there somewhere.
    You can only post memes in off-topic. You're torturing me!
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 99
    Mr_Cross said:
    As found by @vizzitor on the leaks thread, there is a leak on reddit. here.

    I'm predicting those wheels are "hub cap" elements on an existing wheel. On a first look, it's nice, and I'd like it... it's just, well, it's another big haul of grey plastic parts and I'm going to struggle to justify it. Although, I do want a lot of the parts I think I can see.
    If that's what the car looks like, then i am happy that i wasn't planning on buying it.
    gmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,462
    I like it, looks like a lot of fun building techniques to render the front end. Looking forward to seeing the rear, interior and what gadgets are hidden in it.
    Mr_Cross
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,543
    Not wowed by the set, have to wait and see how many cool little gadgets it has.

    Word is no minifigure, which is sad given we would have got one had it been a dimensions set like originally planed.

    I do wonder if this will be the new direction the creator vehicle sets go in. Just with dimension licences we could get a DeLorean, KITT, A-team van, Ecto-1, Mystery-Machine.

  • ScatterbugScatterbug WalesMember Posts: 109
    Disappointed by the image in the leak but sets often look better in the flesh.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,372
    Just having the car will be how they got around their restrictions on portrayals of violence. After all, if there is no spy to operate it, it's just the car isn't it? The car doesn't kill anyone or anything like that.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,372
    As for the model itself, it kind of looks like a DB5, but kind of doesn't. Then it struck me! It's like a DB5 which has been made like this:


    CM4Sgraphite
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 703
    edited July 2018
    I like it. I doubt there is much improvement to be made to how square that is.

    @Mr_Cross, I can never get enough LBG spare parts. However, if I get this, it's not going into the spares collection, it'll stay built!!

    Oh, and the leak on reddit has been deleted, by the looks of it.
    Mr_CrossLegoboy
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 874
    ^ It's just at the moment, my LBG is way out of proportion with any of the colours I have and I've been conciously avoiding too much more, just buying odd parts in grey.

    The leak was all over instagram about an hour ago... still is at time of writing.
    omniumLegoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    Very nice.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,422
    The C pillar is a little odd, but apart from that it's OK. I'll buy it. Maybe not full price though...
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    Just having the car will be how they got around their restrictions on portrayals of violence. After all, if there is no spy to operate it, it's just the car isn't it? The car doesn't kill anyone or anything like that.
    If it was just an Aston Martin DB5 then yes. A 007 Q Branch Aston will most DEFINITELY kill you (in about 32 different ways) without a spy to operate it .*

    * The same can be said for Q branch Beamers, Lotuses (sidebar - Lotuses? Lotusez? Lotii?),  fountain pens, staplers and toasted sandwich makers...
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,163
    Meh. I'll need to see it in the bricks. But for me its too slab sided and the rear looks all wrong, the C pillar needs to come forward a bit as the boot is longer than it looks in the picture.

    Not a day one for me.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 299
    If the leaks I saw are legit - and they appear to be - I have to agree with some of the other posts about the slab-sided-ness and the C-pillar. Last summer while I was still working at Lego, when the London Bus came out I was having a conversation with a co-worker about what the 2018 model could be. My argument was that it needed to be a vehicle with universal appeal worldwide, which eliminates a number of lesser options. I said I would love to see a DB5, but didnt think I'd ever see one as I wasnt sure how the shape would translate to brick. Looks like I was right on both counts. My guess was that they were going to do a classic pink Cadillac, especially as theres one in the Diner. I'll keep a spot open on my shelf for it, but I might wait till double points. 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,195
    highest price for one of the least convincing looking expert vehicle
    CM4S
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,053
    I’m not sure exactly how they could have done it better at that scale, but it’s so square (rectangular) from the side. Makes it almost unrecognizable :(
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 261
    The post says it's deleted - how are you all seeing it??
  • ArpieArpie UKMember Posts: 28
    I'm on the fence about this one having seen the leak.  It's a lot better than the bus which remains the worst Creator car to date but not nearly up to the standards of the Mini/F40/etc.  I'm not to worried about the slab sidedness as the curve on the sides of a real DB5 are very gentle and probably require to mush fidelity at this scale in Lego.  Actually I think from the lights back it's pretty good considering the limitations of the medium and if they have fitted in a few Bond style goodies.

    What really lets it down is the face.  The lights are not great but if it was them alone it would be passable however the real villain of the piece is the grill.  Whoever looked at that an went 'yep no need for improvement there' needs to look again at the real car!  It's a poor shape which I can think of a couple of ways to improve and where the slabiness doesn't work and needs to be improved. 

    All in all a mixed bag but I'm interested enough to turn up to the launch and see if it can win me over in the flesh.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 703
    edited July 2018
    The post says it's deleted - how are you all seeing it??
    It's also on instagram, until it gets taken down, I guess. Unfortunately, this forum converts instagram links into embedded photos.

    Google for "instagram gregdeezey" and you'll find it on his stream at the moment.


    SeanTheCollector
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 299
    The more I look at the leaked image, the more disappointed I am.

    The DB5 is one of the most beautiful, timeless cars ever created.  I would put it in the pantheon of top 5 automobiles of all time, along with the E-Type, the '59 Cadillac, and a few others. The DB range has continued to evolve into some of the most gorgeous, poster-worthy, athletic designs currently on the road.  If the adjective "succulent" could be applied to any car, the DB5 would certainly qualify.

    This version is truly disappointing.

    What makes it harder, for me personally, is the excellent Jaguar E-Type that did not pass the most recent Ideas vote. I think it was a very good imagining of the source material, and honestly, I would rather have the E-Type on my shelf in lieu of the new AM. Instead we get a pop-up book, which, while cool, will quickly lose its novelty (although I have to give the designer amazing credit for being in the unique category of having two successful submissions). I'm sure I'll get it to complete the range as I have the others, and I'll reserve final judgement until I see it built, but I'm not nearly as excited as I hoped I'd be. This and the Ship In a Bottle are equal levels of disappointment. 
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,372
    The sides are just too flat. It looks like a Russian cold-war version of a DB5.
    Astrobricks
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,195
    I wonder if some technic panels could have improved it.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,376
    Looks to me like a Herman Munster of a car or perhaps a vehicular form of brickheadz.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,376
    @Pempska1969 apart from using some discolored bricks I would choose your version over Lego's.
    Mr_CrossAstrobricks
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 579
    I think my son watched a bit too much (Original) Bob the Builder when he was younger.  I can't not see Muck in the grille/headlights of the leaked DB5



    Second time in a few months after I saw Lofty in Speed Champions #75888 bumper/headlights
    Baby_YodaUberbrick
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,504
    Seems pretty expensive for how not too great it looks.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    Now we've seen pics I'm even more perplexed as to the 'why' of this set.  Taking away the questionable part of the collaboration (James Bond) youre left with the vehicle which, overall, is a rather poor iteration of the source material.  I agree that while the DB5 is more iconic, surely a Lotus Esprit is a more logical choice if you REALLY must make a Bond car? It's not likeTLG don't already have the licensing in place to do it.
    Heck, if it's because one of the designers is THAT big a Fleming fan , go with the original 'spy' with all the gadgets ride - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
    Overall more interesting vehicle, Ready made for 3in 1 Creator expert, ability to include 4 or 5 minifigs with an unquestionably more family friendly subject matter and I'd be suprised if it didn't generate better press,goodwill and overall sales - throw in a few chromed panels for the bonnet and every FOL will be lining up to buy it! Add to that the fact they'd be releasing a vehicle type they've avoided for the last few years (Indys Shanghai chase from memory)

    Me? I'd buy three (but can't decide if I even need the Aston...).

    Baby_Yoda
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,462
    Or y'all could wait until you see more than one small image before dumping all over it. It's not like a Lego set is ever going to look like a diecast model. I am all for dissent when it comes to Lego set design, I have complained about plenty. But at least wait until the reveal. Stuff like this usually looks a lot better in the brick.
    obi_gLostInTranslationstlux
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    ^While I generally agree with your sentiment.  I believe each of my points to be accurate. 
    MaffyD
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,053
    Now we've seen pics I'm even more perplexed as to the 'why' of this set.  Taking away the questionable part of the collaboration (James Bond) youre left with the vehicle which, overall, is a rather poor iteration of the source material.  I agree that while the DB5 is more iconic, surely a Lotus Esprit is a more logical choice if you REALLY must make a Bond car? It's not likeTLG don't already have the licensing in place to do it.
    Heck, if it's because one of the designers is THAT big a Fleming fan , go with the original 'spy' with all the gadgets ride - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
    Overall more interesting vehicle, Ready made for 3in 1 Creator expert, ability to include 4 or 5 minifigs with an unquestionably more family friendly subject matter and I'd be suprised if it didn't generate better press,goodwill and overall sales - throw in a few chromed panels for the bonnet and every FOL will be lining up to buy it! Add to that the fact they'd be releasing a vehicle type they've avoided for the last few years (Indys Shanghai chase from memory)

    Me? I'd buy three (but can't decide if I even need the Aston...).

    Sounds like you’ve found your Ideas submission :)
     
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,195
    questionable part of the collaboration (James Bond) 

    I guess it's fine if it doesn't appear in license to kill
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    Now we've seen pics I'm even more perplexed as to the 'why' of this set.  Taking away the questionable part of the collaboration (James Bond) youre left with the vehicle which, overall, is a rather poor iteration of the source material.  I agree that while the DB5 is more iconic, surely a Lotus Esprit is a more logical choice if you REALLY must make a Bond car? It's not likeTLG don't already have the licensing in place to do it.
    Heck, if it's because one of the designers is THAT big a Fleming fan , go with the original 'spy' with all the gadgets ride - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
    Overall more interesting vehicle, Ready made for 3in 1 Creator expert, ability to include 4 or 5 minifigs with an unquestionably more family friendly subject matter and I'd be suprised if it didn't generate better press,goodwill and overall sales - throw in a few chromed panels for the bonnet and every FOL will be lining up to buy it! Add to that the fact they'd be releasing a vehicle type they've avoided for the last few years (Indys Shanghai chase from memory)

    Me? I'd buy three (but can't decide if I even need the Aston...).

    Sounds like you’ve found your Ideas submission :)
     
    Unfortunately Astro, with my MOC'ing skills it's more likely to be Shitty, Shitty, CLANG, dang....
     Though if someone with some actual skills takes the idea and runs with it, I'll proudly accept an autographed copy!
    maniacgmonkey76Baby_YodaAstrobricks
  • andywilsonandywilson UKMember Posts: 55
    For a DB5 to be iconic it has to have an ejector seat surely?
    And to have an ejector seat, it needs someone to be ejected - which would mean it would have to be minifig scale wouldn't it?
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 99
    For a DB5 to be iconic it has to have an ejector seat surely?
    And to have an ejector seat, it needs someone to be ejected - which would mean it would have to be minifig scale wouldn't it?
    if a tree falls in a forest … yada, yada, yada. if you made the car to mini-figure scale, it would look worse than it does now.
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