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I laughed pretty hard at that observation. Random explosions abound!
I wish there were asteroids and painful-to-watch transforming as well. And lots of jump-cuts. Yes, frenetic jump-cuts...
With the current exchange rate we pay a lot more in Europe than in the US.
Converting Rey's Speeder $19.99 would be € 17.99
The MF would cost me in the US only € 135,02 over here it costs me € 30, - more!
What is the idea behind this? Why has LEGO made such great differences between these prices?
I like that I'd be able to build both if I wanted, but wouldn't get the new one if I had the previous one!
The Great Pumpkin X-Wing...
If we have Angry Birds Star Wars, why not Peanuts Star Wars?
The sleeper is the transporter. Seems to be a love/hate relationship with most people- put me in the love category. Minifigs are great, and I love the design that appears to be inspired by landing craft from WWII. The top module appears to be the driver's position and overall, looks like something the first order slapped together to get the job done. No fancy designs. It points to the First Order being strapped for cash in some regards, and developing no-nonsense craft for invasions. Combined with the footage of the storm troopers presumably from within this vehicle, I'm super pumped for the set and to see this in action in the movie. The snowspeeder is probably the biggest disappointment, although it also fits the bill as a cheap ship that could be made in quantity.
The biggest unknown for me is Kylo's shuttle. Is this the same V-wing shuttle in the trailer? Did the design change to what we see now? What is the interior like? Lots of unknowns, and I don't have that connection to it yet to justify getting it immediately (well, that and $$$ lol).
I'll be getting it for the minifigs in any case, and obviously it's safe until the movie comes out and we maybe find out there's a reason (perhaps the old Empire split into two factions: one that rejected the Emperor and the Sith and all that Force junk as the reason for the old guard's downfall, and one that blamed all the effort they put into making the lambda shuttles so pretty and weld their ships' wings bolt upright permanently), but I suspect I'll be looking at it and mentally planning out the rebuild to add joints until then.
I wonder if this was also a concept that didn't make the cut (or will we see it later?):
Also- $150 is steep for the MF. I'm not sure I'll snag it for that. If I can find it for 120/130 later in I might get it.
When I saw the lightsaber with the crossguard in the trailer, I said to myself, "here we go, this movie's going to be more show than substance."
Then I saw a video of Kevin Smith, who is a huge Star Wars fan, speaking at Comicon about the new movie and he had eased my mind a little.
After seeing these new sets, the doubts are coming back!
Am I the only one that thinks this new villain actually looks really stupid? I also think his name sounds stupid. In my opinion, there hasn't been a really cool name in Star Wars since the first trilogy.
Darth Vader. Cool. I'm pretty sure a "vader" isn't a real thing but it's still way cooler than Darth Maul. Han Solo. Cool. Luke Skywalker. Cool. Boba Fett. Cool.
Darth Maul. Meh. Anakin Skywalker. Not bad until you decide to call him Annie all the time. Jango Fett. Silly. Count Dooku? Sounds like something George Lucas does when he's on the toilet.
Even the names of the planets in the originals are cooler!
The only name I like from the "new" movies is Qui Gonn Jinn. He, and Darth Maul were also the best new characters but, in true Lucas style, they were killed in the first movie.
It seems to me that a lot of designs in this new new movie are inspired by the art of an artist known as Moebius. This is not a criticism. Moebius is friggin' awesome! I just find it interesting and wonder if I'm right.
Obviously, this new movie can still go either way. I hope they prove me wrong for doubting.
Kamino is something you wear and wasn't Mustafar in the Lion King. Or was it Aladdin?(I'm only playing)
Hoth is a wicked cool name. Once again, what is a hoth? Don't know, but it definitely suits a planet of ice and snow. Yavin is kind of weird. Alderaan, another "realistic" name. Naboo? Put that in the same category as Dooku.
(Don't get me started that they completely wasted hin by making a ridiculously convoluted story, but that's why Maul didn't hang around.)
The new rectangular dish. Is there really a legitimate reason in the story for it being changed or is it just another "let's change it just to " change it ideas.
Chewbacca still looks good considering the fact that he's over 200 yrs old. No gray hair!
looks like the interior is the same as the previous MF, but better looking.
Isn't that the whole idea of the Falcon though? After all, it's just a hunk of junk. :)
Does the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot have a (new?) piece of a breathing mask? The tube bit in front of the torso doesn't seem printed to me.