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  • evansciverevansciver Member Posts: 11
    Bandit said:

    ^ It doesn't matter when it goes out of production, and that's something we don't know anyway. What matters is when it disappears from SAH. That's what we care about, nothing else. That is the only 'official' way to know something is 100% on its way out. You can think of EOL however you want, but here on this forum, that's how we use it.

    Thanks, Bandit. I guess that is the piece of info I was missing. I will shift my expectations accordingly.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Ma1234 said:


    3) Residential house "on fire."

    Lego should never do this, for it may well scare children into thinking their own house could be set on fire.

    I'd never buy it for that reason.
  • BarneyBPBarneyBP Member Posts: 35
    Can't we just have a museum? Such high crime rates in Lego city.
  • ghostmindghostmind Member Posts: 14
    A museum and a zoo - this is all I ask.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    ^^ I agree, museum and zoo
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693

    Ma1234 said:


    3) Residential house "on fire."

    Lego should never do this, for it may well scare children into thinking their own house could be set on fire.

    I'd never buy it for that reason.
    But their own house can very well catch fire, and children should not only be very aware of that fact, but be prepared as to what do if it happens.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    ^ This. With the way kids attach to toys and cartoons and can recite everything about them, having a toy that actually teaches them something like fire safety and how to crawl, not touch door knobs and how to safely get out is not a bad thing.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129

    Ma1234 said:


    3) Residential house "on fire."

    Lego should never do this, for it may well scare children into thinking their own house could be set on fire.

    I'd never buy it for that reason.
    maybe it will be a little less intense, like a backyard BBQ fire or something. You know the house will have a BBQ, they all do...

  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 280
    I recall having fire preparedness talks in elementary school and cub scouts. Not to mention cartoons and childrens books where fire was an addressed topic. It is good to expose and teach children about the realities of fire.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    I have to agree with @LegoFanTexas.
    Fear if fire is very common with young kids.
    I had a child that was petrified for several years that our house would catch fire.
    Just when that fear had started to be outgrown, the fire alarm at a hotel we were at went off. :-( (it was burning microwave food that set off the alarm....)
    It was quite the traumatic event. My child did all the right things, except raced out of our room and building without us. (even remembered to take the stairs) It took us 10 minutes to find my child, who was so shaken about the entire event, kept starting into space and ended up falling asleep for 3 hours.

    It really is a fine line. I think for this target market a tree on fire, a bbq fire and a fire station..... That is very different than a person's home on fire. I really do not believe that Lego is going to create a toy complete with a fire safety handbook that teaches them to stop drop and roll, crawl, etc.

    I do recognize some kids would be fine with a lego home on fire, and i recognize it might even help kids fears via role play, but I recognize others at their target age would definitely not be okay with such a scene. There is a big difference between talking and teaching a child about fire safety, versus having a toy that shows your very ar come to life. If Lego billed at as an educational toy to teach fire safety, that would be one matter, and if it was well done, I could get behind that, but as just a set? Nope.

    Playmobil had a museum heist set. I could see my son actually enjoying that. For city, he only likes the Police Station, and has requested the Bank to go with it. I would not be surprised if he requests the museum heist. Yes, a museum, by itself would be awesome, and it could easily appeal to boys and girls, but sadly I do not see Lego doing that.
    Tammy
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    devilhead said:

    I recall having fire preparedness talks in elementary school and cub scouts. Not to mention cartoons and childrens books where fire was an addressed topic. It is good to expose and teach children about the realities of fire.

    I agree with all of that, but a Lego play set is not the way to do it.

    In my opinion. :)

    My son, 2 years ago, was terrified of the wind during storms, he thought it was going to blow the house away. I told him the story of the three little pigs probably 20 items, I took him outside and showed him wood, then showed him the brick on our house, I hit it with my fist and let him kick it, to show him the house was very strong.

    He was terrified, and if any of you don't have a child who has been terrified at 2am, then please trust me on this, it isn't fun and you sure won't buy a toy that might do that to your child.

    I do get the tree on fire, as in the current fire theme (the airplane that puts out forest fires), that I get. The actual house on fire? Not a chance in the world...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    edited September 2012

    Ma1234 said:


    3) Residential house "on fire."

    Lego should never do this, for it may well scare children into thinking their own house could be set on fire.

    I'd never buy it for that reason.
    I would never call myself "parent of the year" but last year my nephews house got hit by a tornado. Just one section was damaged, but the house behind it was destroyed. My wife left me at our house with my nephew. We went into our basement and waited. He was constantly asking me " are we gonna die?" "will the tornado get us?" down here?" "what will happen to your Legos?" I know parents want to shield their kids, but I told him to stay calm and explained to him why we were down in the basement and that yes...we could get hit by a tornado and if that happens there is a chance that bad things could happen. I didn't paint the picture with unicorns and rainbows. As soon as my daughter understands about fire drills, our family is going to start practicing evacuation plans.

    What's worse, explaining Alien abductions to your child or what fire can do to a structure?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    yes!
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Yawn, yet more police and fire stuff though the SWAT aspect is intriging seeing as lego city cops don't do guns (and rightly so). Cement truck and tanker and flatbed have got me interested. Agree with calls for a Zoo, long overdue imo.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,957
    Pitfall69 said:

    What's worse, explaining Alien abductions to your child or what fire can do to a structure?

    Brilliant quote :)
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    I'm liking the sound of a house and museum with SWAT, my sons' little City needs a lot more buildings for all these vehicles of his to travel to! I'm not too concerned about the house being on fire, at least it gives the fire dept something to do apart from rescuing the cat from the tree in the last Fire Station.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    This is why Lego needs a drunk chain-smoking hobo minifig, so he can set fire to a shed instead.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Good thing Lego didn't go with their original idea: Pedophiles in the Park.
    Sherlockbones
  • pezdezpezdez Member Posts: 8
    There's a special website you can view that shows you all the new stuff 6 months before anyone here even speculates so these aren't rumors they're fact and yes employees are huge fans themselves and love to share. It's up to the people of they are excited , interested or just plain ticked off at Lego for rehashing or releasing bad set. Themes like TMNT , Galaxy Space, CHIMA , and even the new 14+ horizon express and Modular Cinema are true very true I've seen them. Lego always likes surprises though so they hold back even from employees.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    pezdez said:

    It sad but very true! Ninjago is going away after the golden ninja line in January no more for now at least.

    So there is another line coming out in January 2013, which will presumably be around for the best part of a year, which brings it to three years. Wasn't that always what had been rumoured anyway? A 3 year run.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 824
    ^^ give us the link then, LOL
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Oh, boy...lol. Funny...but NOT funny.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Be careful of this guy walking around the playground.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 731
    Never judge A head by its printed face ;)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    BarneyBP said:

    Can't we just have a museum? Such high crime rates in Lego city.

    More action in a museum heist... in the 80's they probably would have build just a museum, but now they need to attract with action apparently.
    Apparently LEGO City is a very violent and crime ridden place where as LEGOLAND Town was a relatively serene time.


  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    To be honest, the buring tree in #4209 actually convinced me and I like the idea of a Lego building on fire.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Not another fire station...
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Pitfall69 said:

    Be careful of this guy walking around the playground.

    I need to start shaving.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    Not another fire station...

    I thought the last fire station was terrible, fell apart easily and just wasn't that interesting.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    kevbags said:

    Pitfall69 said:

    Be careful of this guy walking around the playground.

    I need to start shaving.
    I was going to say I'm sorry if this looks like anyone :)

  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 768
    @Pitfall69
    It isn't often that reading the forums here onn Bricket makes me laugh out loud but your post with the minifig head did just that for me. Thanks!

    Dont talk to strangers, you've got to beware.
    Don't talk to strangers, danger, stranger danger,
    Don't talk to strangers!

    From a video I would show students about stranger danger.

    Anyway...glad we will be getting another house and a new building, ,a museum if this is to come to fruition in 2.5 months.
  • BeardedCastleGuyBeardedCastleGuy Member Posts: 127
    Honestly if he has a LEGO employee site link to unreleased sets I hope he DOESN'T post it, it's far too close to being confidential and/or privileged information (aka in the same vein as watermarked photo's).

    I would likely call LEGO crazy if they end the NinjaGo line early, especially for a license but they have definitely ended lines for licenses before. Space went *poof* when a certain Star Wars line came out and Castle (aka the Kingdoms subtheme) made a hasty disappearance before LOTR arrived on the scene.
    At least this time folks have foreknowledge that the end is coming, just not exactly how soon, the second Kingdom's wave should have had at least 6 months of easy availability, instead it kinda quietly evaporated before you knew it.

    If they do a TMNT theme it will likely be either feast or famine, I don't see it being an average seller. It'd be down to the set design to determine which way it would go.

  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Sheltering children from the realities of house fires is a disservice to children, imo. Teaching fire safety and the role of firefighters is a great idea for a Lego set. Think about it, would you rather use a plastic house as an example or a house in your neighborhood that burned?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    The tool you use to teach fire safety is not the same toy you give your children to play with over and over.

    Obviously teaching fire safety is important, but a Lego play set is not the way to do it.

    At least in my opinion. Others will disagree. :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    I'll be the first to disagree, because every time that child plays with it they will be reminded that firefighters save homes and not to play with matches. Safety training should not be scary. Parents could even take their children on a visit to the local fire station beforehand.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    My 6 year old son has been to our local fire station, he has seen the fire equipment and had the whole safety video/talk from them. They have a program for kids for just this sort of thing. They even take the time to use a phone simulator to have the kids practice calling 911 to report a fire or other medical emergency.

    We'll just have to disagree on the use of Lego for this. This is one of the nice things about being a parent, we can each raise our kids how we see fit. :)
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,800
    ^I think the implication is that Ninjago is being replaced by 'legends of Chima', with TMNT as a licensed smaller line (similar to Spongebob).
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Legends of Chima seems like a Add on to Ninjago, and TMNT is a separate license. But both these news are not at all exciting. New stuff in LOTR, City, Star Wars, Super Heroes would be good! and don't forget Dark Knight sets :P
  • GrogallGrogall Munich, GermanyMember Posts: 159
    Ho, Man! this thread has gone way off topic!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043

    I'll be the first to disagree, because every time that child plays with it they will be reminded that firefighters save homes and not to play with matches. Safety training should not be scary. Parents could even take their children on a visit to the local fire station beforehand.

    They could also learn that if they want to see a fire engine, all they need to do is set fire to their house. To take it further, the police and robbers should have guns, since this will teach them about law enforcement and that if someone is shot, there is a good chance they will die. And maybe have some "dead" minifigs for use in the city hospital to teach them about death.

  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    I really don't see the point. The existence of Lego fire engines, Lego fire fighters, Lego fire stations, Lego fire helicopters etc. implies the existence of fire in the Lego world. I think kids know quite well that firefighters extinguish flames that otherwise burn houses.
  • aaronsenninaaronsennin Member Posts: 1
    edited September 2012
    [Sorry - Link to confidential pictures removed as per Brickset Policy.]
    Here's picture of Chima
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 416
    Haha, guess the novelty of spinners never dies out with kids. I still have my mighty morphing power rangers spinner.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    well, between this and TMNT, there's a guarantee of two new lines I won't be buying. Guess we'll see what happens with the Space/Arctic thing...
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Amazing how, more and more, the packaging and pricing of these lines looks more like other toys, and less like LEGO. These are not building sets, but quasi games/action figures/card collectible, etc.

    Good to get some images of what these may look like.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    edited September 2012
    Back to the topic, apparently these two vehicles from the LEGO City Undercover video game promo materials are included in a set:

    image

    image

    Love the police SUV. Not sure about the red sports car - I don't love how it's six wide.

    Some of the promo stuff for this game looks awesome. I would love it if some of them became sets! And I personally can't wait to play this video game, even if it's aimed at 12 year olds.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    If this is legit, I guess we know what that recent teaser image is for. The dot on the "i" looks pretty similar to the orb with crystals in it.
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    I have to agree about Chima looking a lot less like Lego. The Ebay listing is obviously real. It's an actual set being sold, not some piece of paper with a picture on it. Also the set numbers are the knew 7 digit numbers which most of us just found out about this last month. What I do see are solid bike moulds, two large propelling wheels, playing cards, and duel ripcords (if you remember back to the Beyblade days). The minifigures almost don't look like they're from a Lego home grown theme. The amount of detail in them is almost too stunning to not be based off some cartoon model. I'm excited because finally there's been a note worthy leak posted. The Chima theme is pathetic looking and will destroy Lego's credibility in the expanded market NinjaGo created.
  • BustinBustin Member Posts: 286
    I'd buy that SUV tomorrow. Looking forward to the Lego take on SWAT as well.
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