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I'm starting to think that Elves may be one of LEGO's strongest themes this year. All these sets look fantastic! Honestly, I'd be considering a couple of them even if I didn't have a little girl.
I'm curious to see how they'll present the story. The world and the sets are great, I just wish they'd put a little more effort into the videos. Shoot, they could make a good TV series out of this.
i totally overlooked dat hotdog bun! must buy now!!!
But we have 1 more use of that silly fire poll from the Ghostbusters Firehouse set.
it is in the Roller Coaster set. as a free fall ride.
Lego look to be determent to get there moneys worth out of the new fire poll mold.
at this point it has been seen in the new Fire Station set, the GBHQ set. Batcave set and now this new Friends set.
Did i miss any?
seeing how Big this Fire poll is. you need a tall set just to use it.
all joking aside,
the theme is growing on me.
it seems to live in that border land.
ware it is not quite a Girls theme. but its not a Boys theme as well.
it lives in that same place that My Little Pone has moved in to, in the last four years.
and that Care Bears lived in back in the 80's. (the show not the toys.)
i know there are, and have been others, but can not think of them just now.
same idea. same type of set's.
its the same thing.
With the amount of trans orange in the Nexo Knights theme a volcano research base along the lines of the Artic base would have been good.
Except those dragons are the opposite of what should be hunted. Call off the hunt!
Geodes, most commonly formed in lava flows.
@cheshirecat - geodes, that's an angle I hadn't thought of. So do large hollow boulders of lava actually exist in really life too??
this is why i am ok with the color. still not going to buy it. as it don't fit in with any theme i have started and/or plan to start.
Looks like we are getting that torso with yellow hands. But for me the highlight is the old (or at least grey haired) man and old (white haired) lady torsos. Nice civilian clothes, and they both seem to be useful for yellow skin and fleshie figures.
I DON'T HAVE A BUSS!
How unimaginative! And will ruin the value of my polybag!
a big rotating doorway. and a window. a Big window.
and the plane as a lot of Big part's in it to.
the hole set is big part's!
Yeah, I was thinking about selling my sealed box #3182, but now not so sure after seeing the 'Airport'. If that set is 119.99 all I have to say is wow that is overpriced (for me anyway). Starting to think the air stunt show set (especially if the hangar is included) is the one that will be the 119.99 USD set with the 'Airport terminal' being 80 or 90 USD.
I do like the VIP limo and plane set though. Wonder if it will be an exclusive in the US like #3222 was.
using a dubious metaphor, once you let the cat out the bag you can't expect to tell it where to go, or rather, if you are going to show off some of the worlds most desirable toys that millions and millions of people want to know about some one will always oblige. It's the flip side of being so successful.
that said, the rule are well know and people should respect that, but where demand for info is so high there will always be a supply.
Not being funny but thats not even nearly going to work is it. They have photos (and videos) of sets being demoed, clearly they weren't using a phone or camera. It's a bit low to sneak in a hidden camera, but then we all look at the images so websites get a lot of traffic showing them, so it's going to continue.
On the plus side the new at-te looks likes it's going to be good. And it gives @CapnRex101 a pretty sweet ride (not sure how many sets and power functions to make a working one but I'm sure he will let us know)
My brother picked up the latest LEGO Elves chapter book yesterday and it's a great read. The first one is as well — it manages to tell an expanded version of the original TV special's story, which makes me wonder if perhaps last year's story might have been written as a 45-minute special and then shortened to 22 minutes for some reason.
I hope we get a new TV special this year, and that it's longer than last year's.
They allow photos of most of the themes, just not Star Wars. It would probably be impractical to set up a checkpoint outside the Star Wars display to take people's cameras and phones then give them back to them when they go to look at the other products.
Still, I absolutely hate when people break the LEGO Group's trust by taking photos of something they were clearly not meant to take photos of. I know they think they can earn points with the fan community by being sneaky. Sometimes, sadly, they're right. But that kind of subterfuge is part of the reason why The LEGO Group often has to be so heavy-handed about embargoes and secrecy, to the point of prohibiting photos entirely at London Toy Fair and putting a freaking ceiling over their booth. They know that if you give AFOLs an inch they'll take a mile. At Nuremberg they're nice enough to let the press see and take photos of nearly all of their upcoming products for the year, but still some clown decided to take advantage of their leniency by photographing the one thing they were clearly instructed not to photograph, and then having the gall to share a photo with an obvious "no photos" sign in the center.
Though of course, someone taking photos when they shouldn't be are ultimately in the wrong.
Gives @CCC the Evil Eye!
Lack of discounts on exclusives in the US? Most likely down to people breaking the rules and selling them, for the good of the people that want to buy these sets later on.
I imagine the lugbulk scheme would be stopped if people were selling bricks bought that way for the good of the fans not able to participate.
Similarly if people started selling the LUG member stickers for AFOL days in eBay (for the good of the people that cannot get one), Lego would pull it.
Some people breaking rules can have, and has had, serious effects for everyone.
Speaking of which, I learned today that Hasbro didn't allow photos of their My Little Pony produts at Nuremberg Toy Fair, showing that this level of secrecy applies as much or more to other major toy companies as it does to LEGO.
As for the idea "don't show these products if you don't want pictures getting out"... bear in mind that of all the people visiting Nuremberg Toy Fair, only one appears to have broken the LEGO Group's trust by taking and sharing a Star Wars picture. And also that these Toy Fair events are first and foremost for the benefit of RETAILERS, not fans. It's the same kind of backwards reasoning as "well, if LEGO knows retailer catalogs will leak, why do they put pictures in retailer catalogs?" Generally, retailers want to know what they're ordering, and for that they need a glimpse of the sets long before fans do. The LEGO Group can't just sabotage their OWN business dealings just because they know fans will take advantage of them.