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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,285
    I love the look of these sets, the Ice Cream Truck in particular looks like a winner!
    dragonhawkmargot
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,861
    edited November 2013
    I think it's brilliant that so many of the sets have a traditional "main model" and a zany, science-fantasy "alternate model". That will probably help them appeal even to more traditional-minded AFOLS who just want an ice cream truck, castle, or plumber van and don't care for the wacky alternate models. On a side note, I love that #70801 has Wyldstyle with her hood up!

    EDIT: And set #70813 has a minifigure wearing the Fabuland T-shirt from the trailer!
    bluemodern
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    I'm loving these models. You gotta love the zany little details like the police lights on the gators.
    margotbluemodernlegomatt
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    While I'm only going to pick up a couple of these sets, I for one am glad to see that Emmet is not in every single set (as some might have thought/feared was going to happen in what I call 'Lone Ranger' fashion)

    Or... At least Emmet is not the next Lone Ranger! :-P
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 327
    Or captain jack sparrow
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    ^ For a single variant or minifig to number of sets in theme ratio, Lone Ranger is the worst offender for this, closely followed by Jack Sparrow Tonto Johnny Depp :-P ;-)
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    #70813 Fire Helicopter. I am not a fire engines fan, but when they turn to a mech with hydro gun LEGO can take my money
    LostInTranslation
  • legodudelegodude Member Posts: 137
    edited November 2013
    The Ice Cream Truck set and the Steam Punk set with the Fabuland T-shirt minifig are the winners!

    I like all the civilians being saved from -spoiler- Lord Business' robots that want to glue them and the LEGO world together.

    Also anyone laugh at the melting room? A reference to how LEGO bricks are made. :D
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    I'm really happy with the lego movie sets, some look fantastic and imo all minifigures are wacky yet great and some are a must have for my collection, I cant wait to start buying some of these, and I like the quirkiness of these sets. Perhaps its a more daring path for lego to take but I hope it proves to be a successful one (sadly due to my budget and lack of space I wont be able to purchase all sets) :-D
    margot
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,372
    Couple things that bother me... Vitruvius seems to only be available in the most expensive set...now its a nice set mind you but I was hoping he would be in a mid range set ...also where is Benny the 1980s something space guy...it looks like he is somewhat important to the movie...that being said I like these...might not get them all as I like playsets as opposed to vehicles but they are neat, creative, and wacky
  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    No Batman ? ):
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    I understand that this is the strongest 2014 theme revealed so far, however there is a certain amount someone can spend. So I will be getting #70808 Super Cycle Chase and maybe #70809 Lord Business' Hideout, it looks like these are the two flagship sets in the entire theme.

    I also like: #70800 Escape Glider, #70803 Fool Palace, #70805 Waste Crusher, #70807 Metal Beard's Duel and #70812 Western plane however I have plans to buy other 2014 sets these were cool but not cool enough to purchase.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,551
    ^ How can you "understand" this is the strongest theme of 2014? It's not on sale yet!
    Bumblepants
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651

    ^ How can you "understand" this is the strongest theme of 2014? It's not on sale yet!

    ^The designs of The Lego Movie sets are much better than the other 2014 retail sets that images have been released: Hero Factory, Mixels, Disney Princess, Friends, Star Wars, Chima, Super Heroes, Creator, Ninjago.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,551
    ^ In your opinion. So you "believe" or "think" it, not "understand" it. It's not a fact.
    tedward
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,759
    edited November 2013
    Personally I believe it's one of the worst themes for 2014.

    I was mildly looking forward to the sets and had 'budgeted' the theme in to my spending next year [for whatever that's worth].

    Now that I've seen the majority of what's coming, I can't help thinking that TLG abducted Sam during the night to help with their designwork or perhaps it's the result of him pinching Book 1/2 and Book 2/2 from two different sets.

    They just ain't right. Fact.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,572
    They are definitely not for me. I can see that kids will probably like them, but I won't be buying. Unless they are 50% off for parts packs.

    One thing that strikes me, they are nearly all very similar in size. The pricing point model seems to have gone for this range. I guess the (non-)CMF series cater for the pocket money sales, so there doesn't really seem to be a £12 point in this series.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited November 2013
    ^ both #70800 and #70801 are given as 13.50 Euro from the prices at the start of this thread. If you look at say #79106 that has a RRP of 14.99 Euro and £11.99 in the UK. So I think they are both £12 or even less sets (and seemingly pretty good value by comparison).
    CCC
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    Adzbadboy said:

    ^ How can you "understand" this is the strongest theme of 2014? It's not on sale yet!

    ^The designs of The Lego Movie sets are much better than the other 2014 retail sets that images have been released: Hero Factory, Mixels, Disney Princess, Friends, Star Wars, Chima, Super Heroes, Creator, Ninjago.
    Also, may I add that it is probably not best to compare the final set images from The Lego Movie to images of sets in most of the themes you list? As far as I can tell, we've only seen one or two final set images for most of these themes (and for some themes, like HF, we've seen no final set images at all), and comparing the final set images of one 2014 theme to prelims of another 2014 theme is, at best, probably misleading.

    Well that's my opinion anyway. There's a few nice sets, like #70809, but this theme on the whole isn't doing very much for me. I like and even applaud the way Lego have gone all-out and crazy on these sets though, I just don't really want most of them.
    LostInTranslation
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,572
    edited November 2013

    ^ both #70800 and #70801 are given as 13.50 Euro from the prices at the start of this thread. If you look at say #79106 that has a RRP of 14.99 Euro and £11.99 in the UK. So I think they are both £12 or even less sets (and seemingly pretty good value by comparison).

    Thanks, I had missed that. Looking again, I guess they are about the same size as the Cavalry Builder LR set. In fact, that gave 4 minifigs, horse, cannon and parts. So the non-licensed vs licensed doesn't appear to have a huge difference here. Unless Lego Movie is a licensed line (from another part of the company). The glider seemed bigger somehow when I first looked at it. The KEEP and OUT tiles look good for a run down part of town to go with the existing planks, but I bet they are stickers.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Legoboy said:

    Now that I've seen the majority of what's coming, I can't help thinking that TLG abducted Sam during the night to help with their designwork...They just ain't right. Fact.

    I think that's excatly the point - a few people have mentioned transformers and I think thats probably the wrong take on these sets - more likely Emmet (sp?) is making planes/mech's etc out of standard LEGO sets/vehicles/buildings to fight the bad guys but because he's not very good they don't turn out too great. Perhaps as the film goes on he gets better at it (the fire engine one for example looks pretty good to me) so its not that a fire engine turns into a robot rather that a fire engine is mashed up into something new by a largely incompetent lead character. Queue the hilarity.

    Of course whether those ideas transform well into sets people want to build (I rarely look around MOCpages for incompetent builders to copy) is a very valid question. #70804, #70805, #70806 and #70811 are almost certainly ones I'll pass on even at 50% off, #70812 I'll definitely try to pick up (although as always will try for a decent discount).
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited November 2013
    CCC said:


    Thanks, I had missed that. Looking again, I guess they are about the same size as the Cavalry Builder LR set. In fact, that gave 4 minifigs, horse, cannon and parts. So the non-licensed vs licensed doesn't appear to have a huge difference here. Unless Lego Movie is a licensed line (from another part of the company). The glider seemed bigger somehow when I first looked at it. The KEEP and OUT tiles look good for a run down part of town to go with the existing planks, but I bet they are stickers.

    Yes - I was thinking of a direct comparison with the cavalry builder. One more minifg and the cannon, but to me it looks like there are lots more pieces in #70800. A decent set if it has an RRP <£12.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Maybe the Sets come with alternate Instructions so you can built the Mech/Mashed up Vehicle and the "Original"Vehicle it´s built from(Dump-Truck for example)? At the first look they seemed kinda crazy and built by a kid or some, but after a second look i kinda like them, at least they don´t look like mash-up´s from different themes all in one vehicle like the Time cruisers theme!
    plasmodium
  • coolpixcoolpix Member Posts: 357
    ^ That was actually the first thing I thought when seeing those vehicles... They will make a lot of sense if there are instructions to build both versions of them. It's like Creator meets a themed set or something, and it will add a lot of value to these!
    bluemodern
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,861
    coolpix said:

    ^ That was actually the first thing I thought when seeing those vehicles... They will make a lot of sense if there are instructions to build both versions of them. It's like Creator meets a themed set or something, and it will add a lot of value to these!

    Some placeholder box art surfaced a while back that lacked any actual images of the sets but did feature a big callout reading "2 in 1" on several of the sets. So I think that's exactly what's going to happen.

    I think this is a very cool concept. Even back in the day when alternate models were the norm, it was rare for a set's alternate model to be so thematically different from its main model. If it was a historical set, it'd have historical alternate models. If it was a science-fiction set, it'd have science-fiction alternate models. If it was a modern-day Town set, it'd have modern-day Town alternate models. I know there were exceptions, but this was the norm.

    These sets mix this up greatly by really genuinely exploring how parts from one theme can be used to make something far wilder and less constrained to a single theme. And really, that's what creative LEGO building is all about: using the same parts for radically-different models.
    cheshirecatLostInTranslationpharmjodbluemodernjasor
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,299
    I am just pleased to see such an emphasis given to imagination and creativity in these sets. Too often these days the set on the box is perceived as the only possible outcome. Hopefully between the film and these sets a lot of young kids will get their creative juices flowing.
    legomatt
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Ooh I didn't know about the 2in1 box art. That would be brilliant if it's the case.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    edited November 2013
    I don't know about anyone else but I just can't help but think that #70802 looks like a Lego Movie version of #8632. I mean look at it, two gators, (both sets have either lights or antennas on them) a vehicle, an 8x8 structure, (which appears to also be in a swampy setting, just like #8632 ) and it only has two Minifigures, so definitely some similarities there. That's my thoughts on that set :-)
    jasorlegomatt
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457

    I don't know about anyone else but I just can't help but think that #70802 looks like a Lego Movie version of #8632. I mean look at it, two gators, (both sets have either lights or antennas on them) a vehicle, an 8x8 structure, (which appears to also be in a swampy setting, just like #8632 ) and it only has two Minifigures, so definitely some similarities there. That's my thoughts on that set :-)

    I had been thinking the same thing!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,551
    Me too!
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    I sure hope that these sets also have the capability to 'transform'/be rebuilt into the 'original' model (ie, a proper fire engine/castle/whatever). I think that would be brilliant. 'Alternate models' are one thing I think have been really missing from Lego sets recently.
  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    My theory is Emmet convinces the town to fight back and they all change their everyday vehicles into fighting machines.

    Looks as if thise black droids are kidnapping citicens.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    I love most of the images I have seen so far. There are some very creative designs in here. Some great parts are as well. Granted, that's my main point of interest right now. I wouldn't mind building a few of these, but all I can think of is clearance sales that allow me to harvest them for parts.
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Jonn420 said:

    My theory is Emmet convinces the town to fight back and they all change their everyday vehicles into fighting machines.

    That ties in with the Rebrick video competition earlier this year.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,372
    Lego confirmed on facebook that they will have two building instructions https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151800778983403.1073741852.6665038402&type=1 you have to read the replies though
    cheshirecat
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Pictures of alt builds posted to Lego's facebook - they are awesome!
    SirBenjasor
  • turtle1173turtle1173 Member Posts: 230
    I was looking forward to the castle set until I saw the movie version picture. Now that there's an alternative build, I like it again. Anyone finding all the alternate pics? I only see 3.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,861
    The box pics and alternate pics are all on the LEGO Movie page on LEGO.com. Some sets don't have alternate builds it seems, or at least the boxes don't advertise them.

    The product descriptions are there too. Some of the figs have cute puns for names, while others have enticing monikers like "Blacktron Fan" and "Fabu-Fan".
  • bluemodernbluemodern USAMember Posts: 11
    I am not sure if everyone has seen this already or not but the alternate version of the plumber's truck looks very good: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tormentalous/11053459354/
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I do like the plumber's truck and ice cream truck, but I'm surprised by the piece counts. I expected those two, along with the garbage truck, to be similar to City "great vehicle" sets at a $20 price point. It seems these will be in the $30 or $40 range, which is a bit disappointing.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    The Lego Movie video game is for presale at TRU. (US) I'm not running out to buy it but was interested that there is even a game, my son will love it.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    margot said:

    The Lego Movie video game is for presale at TRU. (US) I'm not running out to buy it but was interested that there is even a game, my son will love it.

    The trailer for the game is available on YouTube:


    margot
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,262
    LEGO really should release a game that is like Portal and LDD combined. Where instead of holding a button to build a pre-designed item, like in the current games, you can actually use a character to free build to solve problems.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,669
    Ohhhh LEGO, just shut up and take my money.
    A LEGO on top of it all.. Ugh I'm trying to save money here, especially after all of the LEGO sales this holiday season.
    margot
  • pumbaughpumbaugh Member Posts: 23
    Hey guys, Just saw The LEGO Movie CMF's at my local TRU! Shoulda taken a picture of the empty box, but fyi....they are out there!
    sidersddjasorSuperTramp
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Looks like those new Star wars blasters made their way into the Lego Movie sets. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hothbricks/11416212524/

    There is a bunch of pictures on Hoth Bricks' Flickr gallery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hothbricks/
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    pumbaugh said:

    Hey guys, Just saw The LEGO Movie CMF's at my local TRU! Shoulda taken a picture of the empty box, but fyi....they are out there!

    they also had a video on the brick show on utube that an empty end cap box has been spotted at a target store.

    margot
  • beasty23beasty23 Member Posts: 62
    McDonalds in UK with support the movie with Happy meals around end of February. So we might get soem pylobags.
    khmellymel
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    ^ That would be SO good!
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Burgers in the UK come in polybags? :-P
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