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  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    XD, you should have a women hanging out the window, shouting " my baby" like you see in TV XD
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561

    With the house on fire set, why is it abandoned?

    Are you expecting Lego to provide a real estate background?

    Thezoofox
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,783

    Looks like LEGO has done a very nice Lambo look a like :)
    I love it..

    With the house on fire set, why is it abandoned?


    Im guessing to not show LEGO figures in Peril.. There was a whole debate about this I think either earlier in this thread or another. I do not think they want to show LEGO 'people' in danger in the set.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439


    Im guessing to not show LEGO figures in Peril.. There was a whole debate about this I think either earlier in this thread or another. I do not think they want to show LEGO 'people' in danger in the set.

    I don't really understand this taboo though. Aren't kids usually / mostly playing firefighting with their Fire-themed LEGO?
  • turtle1173turtle1173 Member Posts: 230
    Yeah, in my son's town, the people are constantly falling off the top floor of buildings, setting fire to buildings next to the fire brigade, having accidents in cars and continuously falling onto the train tracks. Very clumsy and mischievous people!
    Sherlockbones
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,963
    Selling something for play that is a real life-threatening and potentially life-ending catastrophe, is a pretty big item to get past. I think Lego would get a ton of backlash for it, for using tragedy for profit. In addition, many kids at their target age are still quite scared of house fires.

    An abandoned building is a much safer set, and still allows kids to fight fires.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    prof1515 said:

    With the house on fire set, why is it abandoned?

    Are you expecting Lego to provide a real estate background?

    Yeah, have a whole line of sets of houses for sale, with a little sale sign outside, although alot of kids these days play alot of violent games and watch violent movies but the younger kids could get scared
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874

    prof1515 said:

    With the house on fire set, why is it abandoned?

    Are you expecting Lego to provide a real estate background?

    Yeah, have a whole line of sets of houses for sale, with a little sale sign outside, although alot of kids these days play alot of violent games and watch violent movies but the younger kids could get scared
    Especially if they or somebody close to them had firsthand experience with such a traumatizing situation. That's also one of the reasons TLG steers clear of modern-day military content in sets-- sure, a lot of kids could probably handle it, but for some it might cut a bit too close-to-home if it turns out they have a family member deployed in a real-life conflict.
    Sherlockbones
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    I agree, but the people who like that sort of thing can always go to Mega Blocks or the ones who do the Army ones
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    ^ no one should be subjected to having to buy Mega Blocks. ;-)
    Penkid11Sherlockbones
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 317
    Aanchir said:



    Especially if they or somebody close to them had firsthand experience with such a traumatizing situation. That's also one of the reasons TLG steers clear of modern-day military content in sets-- sure, a lot of kids could probably handle it, but for some it might cut a bit too close-to-home if it turns out they have a family member deployed in a real-life conflict.

    Some kids are also victims of crime, bitten by dogs, lactose intolerant, etc. Should toys avoid robbers, dogs, and ice cream in their themes? No, parents should make the determination of what their kids can handle and avoid toys that may be problematic. If a toy is too far out there then it wont sell.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited December 2012
    I once got pecked by a chicken. The Village Mill Raid and Blacksmith Attack scarred me for months. After all, chicken raiders seeking grain to pillage are a major threat. They literally called it Blacksmith Attack though it should be called Little Plastic Chicken Attack! You've got that poor knight trying to defend the blacksmith from the terrors of that chicken. The horror! The HORROR!
    MatthewBumblepantsy2joshPenkid11RedbullgivesuwindZeya
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874

    Aanchir said:



    Especially if they or somebody close to them had firsthand experience with such a traumatizing situation. That's also one of the reasons TLG steers clear of modern-day military content in sets-- sure, a lot of kids could probably handle it, but for some it might cut a bit too close-to-home if it turns out they have a family member deployed in a real-life conflict.

    Some kids are also victims of crime, bitten by dogs, lactose intolerant, etc. Should toys avoid robbers, dogs, and ice cream in their themes? No, parents should make the determination of what their kids can handle and avoid toys that may be problematic. If a toy is too far out there then it wont sell.
    Note that LEGO City has never really featured violent crime. And this kind of thing is always a matter of costs vs. benefits. In this case, TLG has no real incentive to make the building in the Fire Emergency set look like people are living there (an abandoned building works just as well, and is still realistic since old buildings are less likely to meet fire safety codes), whereas they obviously think it will be scary enough for kids that they have a good reason not to have people living there. On the other hand, there's probably far more of a chance of kids liking a set because it has dogs or ice cream in it than avoiding a set for the same reason.

    Your statement "If a toy is too far out there then it wont sell" is the primary factor here. Sure, TLG could learn what toys sell through trial and error, but if they have good reason to think a toy will sell just as well or better if they avoid things that might scare kids, why even bother taking the risk?
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 317
    I have no problem with toy manufacturers censoring themselves. If the want to take the high road and avoid certain topics, great. Its the toy reviewers, politicians, and parents who force their opinions on others that irks me. If a toy manufacturer wants to make a toy and parents want to buy it then it should be okay. The other parties should only get involved if the toy causes harm. The fire set does not appear to cause harm on its own, it could certainly aggravate existing damage (but any toy could do that) and if that is the case then the parents should avoid the toy.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    prof1515 said:

    I once got pecked by a chicken. The Village Mill Raid and Blacksmith Attack scarred me for months. After all, chicken raiders seeking grain to pillage are a major threat. They literally called it Blacksmith Attack though it should be called Little Plastic Chicken Attack! You've got that poor knight trying to defend the blacksmith from the terrors of that chicken. The horror! The HORROR!

    Same when I saw Indina Jones sets, I HATE SNAKES :p
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184
    Why does it always have to be snakes!
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    XD I always found LEGO's colours weird when it came to snakes, I've never seen red and green snakes before.


    Anyway I'll be buying a few of these new sets, I want the new Police sets
  • StyerStyer Huntington, WV, USAMember Posts: 73

    XD I always found LEGO's colours weird when it came to snakes, I've never seen red and green snakes before.

    They both seem weird to me too, but according to Google, almost-solid green isn't all that weird and even almost solid red isn't unheard of. The shade of green doesn't seem quite "right," though.

    Sherlockbones
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 506
    Just gotta say that the designers behind 79103 Turtle Lair has done a great job. It has a lot of great details and altogether got a nice atmosphere! Like it alot!
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Anyone know when the rest of the City sets are do to be released? specifically the Fire Station?
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411

    Aanchir said:



    Especially if they or somebody close to them had firsthand experience with such a traumatizing situation. That's also one of the reasons TLG steers clear of modern-day military content in sets-- sure, a lot of kids could probably handle it, but for some it might cut a bit too close-to-home if it turns out they have a family member deployed in a real-life conflict.

    Some kids are also victims of crime, bitten by dogs, lactose intolerant, etc. Should toys avoid robbers, dogs, and ice cream in their themes? No, parents should make the determination of what their kids can handle and avoid toys that may be problematic. If a toy is too far out there then it wont sell.
    With the robbers though, they don't come with weapons, most of the robbers in the LEGO city range come with a bag of money or a crowbar
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    I saw this yesterday but I forgot to post it so here is a list of some of this years keyrings:
    Super Heroes – White Batman Keychain
    Lord of the Rings – Frodo Baggins Keychain
    Lord of the Rings - Bilbo Baggins Keychain
    Ninjago – Golden Ninja Keychain
    Legends of Chima – Cragger Keychain
    Legends of Chima – Eris Keychain
    Legends of Chima – Worriz Keychain
    Legends of Chima – Laval Keychain
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Donatello Keychain
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Leonardo Keychain
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rafael Keychain
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Michelangelo Keychain
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Splinter Keychain
    Lone Ranger – Toto Keychain
    Lone Ranger – Lone Ranger Keychain

    Credits to the daily brick and brick fanatics.
    icey117BrickDancer
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    I hope they release a Dorthy keyring too. ;o)
    LostInTranslationBumblepantsy2joshCrownieHarryPotterLover
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    As promised here are the pictures of the TMNT keyrings
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lego-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Keyrings-Full-Set-/181087005227?pt=UK_Construction_Toys_Kits&hash=item2a29a06a2b&_uhb=1
    (There may be more pictures out there) :-)
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ I bought all four at Sheffield on thursday.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    ^ Sorry if this is quite old news, Ive only just seen these today, were there any other TMNT keyrings other than the 4 turtles?
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,124
    we should get a pirate discussion going. At the end of the day, my love lies with the "classic" pirate theme. Not this BS POTC theme. Ha. : ) If the classic guys and gals came back I would snap up two of every set. Immediately.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2013
    A LotR pirate ship would be awesome :-)
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^ Isn't that #79008?
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited February 2013
    ^ I think that's why he had a: :-).
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    edited February 2013
    ^ Me slow today :(.
  • thorniethornie Member Posts: 245
    Do you think we'll ever see X-Men super hero sets? I'm dying to collect the classic Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, Arc Angel, Professor X lineup.

    IMO X-Men doesn't need a movie tie in to be successful. The X-Men are timeless. One set is not enough!
    darktremere
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    thornie said:

    Do you think we'll ever see X-Men super hero sets? I'm dying to collect the classic Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, Arc Angel, Professor X lineup.

    IMO X-Men doesn't need a movie tie in to be successful. The X-Men are timeless. One set is not enough!

    I agree so hard. I love the Magneto and Wolverine figs.
    DC got a large Arkham set, so I feel like the obvious Marvel counterpart would be The Xavier Institute.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    I really hope we get some X-Men sets in the future, too.

    With the new Wolverine film, and an X-Men first class sequel, I would hope we get some Lego tie in sets like the Wolverine helicopter.

    Plus, the Jean Grey minifig exclusive looked awesome and I want more like it.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I feel like the best bet on an X-Men dedicated 'wave' in the near term would be when Days of Future Past comes out, but they wouldn't be movie tie-ins (which is fine by me). I'd actually prefer the Spidey sets be based on the comics instead of the cartoon, to be honest.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    I just hope one day they will make a (now ten year old game *shriek*) kotor/kotor2. I was surprised they never did a System Ebon Hawk or UCS Ebon Hawk,
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    ^ The problem with kotor & kotor2 is that it is an open ended game. You can turn your followers good or evil, each with different look. Too many combinations and you can't please everybody.

    As a side note, in Kotor2 I remember turning the Darth Maul looking guy to Sith. He was probably the most good / jedi character of the bunch. It was super difficult but super fun.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    /\ Bau Dur I love doing that to him. If they would make a set I would say no main character and if they did just do a fig that looked liked revan rather than your character.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    /\/\ Oh and technically after the Revan Novel (amazing) and TOR (amazing) they establlish that the exile was a woman named Meetra Surik.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    /\/\/\ Oh and Revan is a man so actually the Gender part is decided in books and media after the games.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Don't know if this question belongs here,but i didn't wanted to open a new thread. Does anybody know when the Lone Ranger theme is due to be released in the US? Here in Germany it will be out in April and i wonder if this may be a theme that we will have first (before the US)?
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,963
    Diggydoes said:

    Don't know if this question belongs here,but i didn't wanted to open a new thread. Does anybody know when the Lone Ranger theme is due to be released in the US? Here in Germany it will be out in April and i wonder if this may be a theme that we will have first (before the US)?


    It is already available to buy via Walmart. I assume it will be at the Lego stores here soon.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,783
    I wonder if LEGO is releasing a Marvel Video game in the vein of Batman..
    Has anyone heard if this is happening?
    Still wish LEGO would do TRON, and do a video game of that as well
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