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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,319
    Aanchir said:

    Shib said:
    Having now seen Moana I definitely want those sets!
    I saw it yesterday and I totally agree! I also hope there will be more sets in the future like there have been with Frozen. A bigger Kakamora ship (maybe something around the size of the Piggy Pirate Ship from the Angry Birds theme) would be amazing, as would a set with a brick-built Tamatoa.
    I loved that Kakamora ship, what you see in the LEGO set is almost an insult to it.
    I'd also love a big brick built Te Kā set with a hawk Maui - I like what they've done with Te Kā in #41150 as a nice play feature, but a full body one would me so much better.

    Tamatoa could make a great set, even if don't at a similar scale to Shelob in #9470. Also the huge boat (don't want to say much more for spoilers but I think you'll probably know which I mean from that) would make a great set.

    I doubt there'll be any more Moana LEGO - even though I think it's technically a much better film than Frozen I don't think it's going to get anywhere near as popular - I'm just going to hope for a Moana minifigure in a Disney Series 2 CMF ;-)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,861
    Shib said:
    Aanchir said:

    Shib said:
    Having now seen Moana I definitely want those sets!
    I saw it yesterday and I totally agree! I also hope there will be more sets in the future like there have been with Frozen. A bigger Kakamora ship (maybe something around the size of the Piggy Pirate Ship from the Angry Birds theme) would be amazing, as would a set with a brick-built Tamatoa.
    I loved that Kakamora ship, what you see in the LEGO set is almost an insult to it.
    I'd also love a big brick built Te Kā set with a hawk Maui - I like what they've done with Te Kā in #41150 as a nice play feature, but a full body one would me so much better.

    Tamatoa could make a great set, even if don't at a similar scale to Shelob in #9470. Also the huge boat (don't want to say much more for spoilers but I think you'll probably know which I mean from that) would make a great set.

    I doubt there'll be any more Moana LEGO - even though I think it's technically a much better film than Frozen I don't think it's going to get anywhere near as popular - I'm just going to hope for a Moana minifigure in a Disney Series 2 CMF ;-)
    I don't expect Moana to be quite as popular as Frozen at this stage, but I think it could come close. The real question is how much of that popularity can translate to toy sales. However, as far as LEGO is concerned, Moana might have somewhat of an advantage in that LEGO had the foresight to get Moana sets on shelves right out of the gate. The Frozen sets so far have all been capitalizing on residual popularity over a year after the movie's actual theatrical release. Even if Moana isn't still as hot as Frozen three years after its release, the idea of it still being popular enough for one or two more sets a year from now is not too far-fetched.

    An advantage to getting more Moana sets in the future would be the designers getting another pass at characters who weren't perfectly realized in the first round. Maui isn't awful but would be improved by some tattoos on his back and possibly better printing for his grass skirt. Heihei is perhaps most badly in need of an update — he seems to be based on an earlier stage of the movie's development, in which he had a serious and judgmental attitude.

    Plus, more Moana sets would let LEGO get more of their money's worth out of the new molds they introduced for the first two sets.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,904
    Dr. Strange is widely popular, has made $600m+ in box office and has a single $29.99 set.

    My guess is that Lego's market research folks have already decided whether more Moana is on our horizon in 2017...
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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,861
    SumoLego said:
    Dr. Strange is widely popular, has made $600m+ in box office and has a single $29.99 set.

    My guess is that Lego's market research folks have already decided whether more Moana is on our horizon in 2017...
    I think there's some difference there just in terms of how the Super Heroes and Disney brands have been handled so far. There have been VERY few new Super Heroes sets based on movies that have already left theaters, but the Disney/Disney Princess theme keeps on revisiting past movies like Frozen, Tangled, and even decades-old titles like The Little Mermaid.

    In the very least, it wouldn't surprise me if LEGO released a Juniors set with Moana characters in the future, since they've already done so for Cinderella, Frozen, and The Little Mermaid.
    josekalelkiki180703SumoLegocatwrangler
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    The way the Marvel (and to some extent, the DC) Superhero line is handled is very interesting, especially when we realize that there are different sources to base the sets from, for example, from movies, cartoons, or comics, to name a few. 

    I think that somehow LEGO might not want to define or make seem that a superhero line is a 'superhero movie line', which is why they don't focus in movies only and add sets from cartoons (which are a welcome addition) and so on. If LEGO focused on movies, they would neglect on the cartoons, if they just focused on the characters (without basing them on either cartoon or movie or comic), they would lose the 'movie' appeal...and so on. It would also suck if they release a lot from a movie and also from other sources.

    To summarize...I think they're doing the right thing in their approach, but it's still lacking in the amount of sets released. Let's hope Spiderman Homecoming brings us a GOOD wave of sets. 
    catwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    edited December 2016
    been building up #40222 each day.
    i now have 10 of the builds done.
    no idea if i have the parts for all 24, but will try.
    working out parts to sub in and to swop out. is fun.
    if i pull it off, i will post a image. at the end of the builds.
    Salamalex
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 941
    Going through this year's LEGO Club magazines scanning Nexo Knights power shields into Merlok 2.0.

    Already went through the first 5 TV episodes (available @ LEGO YouTube channel).
    ClutchPowerkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    Legopants said:
    Book 1/5 completed. 
    Not looking much like a Tumbler yet... 

    i am far more interested in working out what the box in the background is. and what is on the left side of said box that we can only just see.
    Legoboykiki180703
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,319
    Something to do with Heroica
    gmonkey76
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,032
    @Shib is quite correct. It's the bottom half of the #3860 box. Somebody sent me some parts in it a few years ago - I use it for emptying bags into when I'm building sets. So nothing exciting,  I'm afraid :-) 
    SprinkleOtterKingAlanI
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,775
    @Legopants - watch out for the seats, they're a beggar to put back in if they fall off.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,032
    MaffyD said:
    @Legopants - watch out for the seats, they're a beggar to put back in if they fall off.

    I'm afraid I'm all too aware of that :-S
    I realised earlier that I had made a mistake in Book 1 and had to perform corrective surgery which entailed dismantling half the interior to get at the pins holding everything together - a right ruddy pain! And then forgot to clip the seat backrests back in place after reassembly. Succeeded after a bit of fiddling, fumbling and swearing :-) 
    MaffyDkiki180703stlux
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 897

    After several quiet weeks on here due to lots of reasons things are looking up!

    Christmas sets are out of storage and being built, secret Santa (here and lug) presents almost all done.  unexpected cashback payout and £10 eBay voucher has me browsing for sets to develop my display for next years planned (and yet to plan) shows.  Bumped into @lego_star this morning in the Glasgow store but didn't get the Caterham I was after :(  And after bit of delay managed to drop off the fairy bricks donation to CHAS \o/

    SirKevbagsstlux
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,904
    edited December 2016
    Aanchir said:
    In the very least, it wouldn't surprise me if LEGO released a Juniors set with Moana characters in the future, since they've already done so for Cinderella, Frozen, and The Little Mermaid.
    But there have been a few lackluster Disney Princess sets (Jasmine, Aurora, Merida) that came and went.  I suppose there is also the glaring omission of non-Disney Princess sets.  No Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6 or anything Disney/Pixar.

    My comment above wasn't making the point that there would be no future sets - as there could very well be a few more.  I just don't see it as likely unless the characters resonate like Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa.

    Lego stayed away from Suicide Squad, but coincidentially released a variety of non-branded sets that featured all of the characters.
  • baldasurfbaldasurf Kansas CityMember Posts: 11
    It's a happy LEGO day in my house. Picked up vintage sets #6483, #6389, #6394, #1354, #5975, #7144 all new in the box! Also made a trip to the LEGO store and picked up #60051, #60152 and #60150. Now to find the time to build the newer sets.
    blogzilly
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    I just hit 2.5K likes on the forum, what have I been saying to get that many likes...
    VorpalRyuSumoLegokiki180703ClutchPowerGlacierfalls265
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Oooh @SumoLego the thought of a little lego baymax just sounds brilliant. Wreck it Ralph would be brilliant too. There is a little arcade game in one of new DC superhero girls sets and my daughter got excited by that little piece. The Princesses are a bit meh to be honest. 
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,330
    2 #8016 Hyena Droid Bombers admire the destruction they have wrought on the Grand Army of the Republic:



    What actually happened: most pieces of #7675 AT-TE Walker not connected to the Technic frame disintegrated upon impact with the floor after making an approx 1.6m drop from a bookshelf... No evil cat to blame. Just an unstable book not wanting to go down alone and gravity.
    SalamalexSprinkleOtterLegopantsbandit778blogzillyjosekalelLego_StarcatwranglerGlacierfalls265
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,032
    Book 2/5 completed.
    I'll just do one more bag and then call it a day. Maybe. 

    stluxMaffyDLegogramkiki180703blogzillytallblocktooGlacierfalls265
  • Peter1975Peter1975 DeventerMember Posts: 166
    Just uploaded a new video of this years Winter Village. 

    stluxkiki180703chrisalddinbandit778MegtheCatblogzilly
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    Köln Lego store tomorrow!  Another to check off the list :D
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    pulled apart 3 set's today.

    #75106 Imperial Assault Carrier.
    #75025 Jedi Defender-class Cruiser.
    #70815 Super Secret Police Dropship.

    almost lost part of the dropship. took 20 mins of hunting for it, to find it.
    also did some tidying up. made good use of the last Lego.com shipping box. to store set's that i had pulled apart and put in zip-lock bags.
    had my normal flying CMF's. (there in a place that is easy to knock them off of.)
    also had my normal hunt for the missing CMF part, (after i had knocked them off.)

    last i am trying to stop my self from building any unopen sets, as with christmas well on it way, i need the space for the christmas display and i have last years WV Toy shop, on its way to me. that will get build soon.
    should find a good display point for my Tie and A-wing set.

    had a fun day with lego. even if it was just in the main pulling apart.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    It's finals week...it would be easier to count all of my Lego pieces.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    It's finals week...it would be easier to count all of my Lego pieces.
    Tell me about it...
    ClutchPowerkiki180703Bricklover18
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    Legopants said:
    @Shib is quite correct. It's the bottom half of the #3860 box. Somebody sent me some parts in it a few years ago - I use it for emptying bags into when I'm building sets. So nothing exciting,  I'm afraid :-) 
    That does seem like the sort of box that would be reusable, similar from factor to Ideas boxes.
    It would be useful to clean up if you stop in the middle of the bag, sometimes I have to pick up the table and put in a large ziploc bag anyway.
    It would avoid losing pieces unless they get caught in the box folds.

    Legopants
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 808
    @chrisalddin, I too started taking #70815 apart. Only I'll absort it into my parts collection.
    I also dismantled #8649 Racers Nitro Menace and #4968 Monster Attack, so now I seem to have an lot of lime green Technic! :-)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    omnium said:
    @chrisalddin, I too started taking #70815 apart. Only I'll absort it into my parts collection.
    I also dismantled #8649 Racers Nitro Menace and #4968 Monster Attack, so now I seem to have an lot of lime green Technic! :-)
    @omnium
    *points at #4968 * that is a Duplo set. not Technic. like to try again?
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 808
    @omnium
    *points at #4968 * that is a Duplo set. not Technic. like to try again?
    Wow! I got the set number AND name wrong :-O
    #4958 Monster Dino.
    I also own a medium motor now too for the first time.  It also has a sound brick, which I discovered can be screwed apart to change the LR41 batteries.  And I happened to have some spare batteries already.
    Back to #70815 Super Secret Dropship, I'm quite sad to see it go, it's a lovely set.  But I can't keep it stored in a box in the loft forever, that's no fun either.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    omnium said:
    @omnium
    *points at #4968 * that is a Duplo set. not Technic. like to try again?
    Wow! I got the set number AND name wrong :-O
    #4958 Monster Dino.

    Now. that's a lego set i wish i could have got. but it came out in my dark age.
    and you dont see set's like that now.
    bookmum
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 808
    edited December 2016
    omnium said:
    @omnium
    *points at #4968 * that is a Duplo set. not Technic. like to try again?
    Wow! I got the set number AND name wrong :-O
    #4958 Monster Dino.

    Now. that's a lego set i wish i could have got. but it came out in my dark age.
    and you dont see set's like that now.
    I got lucky with that one. A friend's kid has just entered his dark ages and wanted to offload his Lego to buy a Playstation, or something worthless ;-)

    That's where I also got #8649 Racers Nitro Menace and some other nice sets, like #8652 Enzo-Ferrari and #7701 Exo-Force Grand Titan, both of which I'm keeping assembled.  I intended dismantling #4958 Monster Dino so I could reassemble it myself, but I've decided to leave it to another day when I've finished a couple of other projects that might use the parts.

    I got the instructions for all of the above too.

    I identified another one last night: #8681 Tuner Garage.  The stickers have turned to dust on the set, so it took me a while to get around to working it out.  The cars are still assembled and were kept separately with all his other little Racers, but the rest of the set was just a bag of bits and it doesn't have any rare parts to help identify it quickly.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 808
    Drew our office secret Santa today, somebody knows me well....

    Nice t-shirt! I'd quite like one of those myself :)
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,448
    ^ And you happen to fit in an L? :P
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 808
    sid3windr said:
    ^ And you happen to fit in an L? :P
    As it happens, that would be my *perfect* size ;-)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,010
    Legopants said:
    Legopants said:
    Despite my "Bah! Humbug!" comment above, off tomorrow morning to buy a tree :-)
    I'll leave the tinselisation and bauble-hanging to Mrs Legopants though coz apparently I'm a bit crap at that sort of thing - and I'll only incur her Teutonic wrath if I get involved :-S


    And here's the result...

    a good start, it needs some tinsel.
    Legopantskiki180703
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,032
    Legopants said:
    Legopants said:
    Despite my "Bah! Humbug!" comment above, off tomorrow morning to buy a tree :-)
    I'll leave the tinselisation and bauble-hanging to Mrs Legopants though coz apparently I'm a bit crap at that sort of thing - and I'll only incur her Teutonic wrath if I get involved :-S


    And here's the result...


    a good start, it needs some tinsel.
    "Start"?!? Don't let Mrs Legopants hear you say that! ;-D
    There are a few strands of golden tinsel hanging down. But no where near enough!
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,032
    edited December 2016
    ^^ Looks a bit more refined than my mum's, decorated by me, a seven year old and a twelve year old. 
    Still got to do my own yet! Which will at least feature Lego baubles... 

    I think yours looks great!
    To be quite honest, I'd prefer an artificial tree, multi-coloured baubles and fairy lights, loads of tinsel, floss and snow spray. Not a great fan of colour-coordinated tree decoration :-S 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    Filled a couple simple BL orders - a few items each, dollars rather than cents, and paid ASAP. If only it always worked this well. Redesigning my sales spreadsheet to better keep track of whole set sales
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