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The Wonderful World of Disney LEGO!

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    Although that close up render does make me wonder about the dual molding of that pair of legs. It appears the right leg is green on the upper section, as you can see the sharp edge of the green underneath the printing, and on the inside of the leg. Whereas the left leg appears to be dark orange or similar on the upper section, as you can see this at the edges of the print, especially on the corner where the prints do not line up, and at the edge of that pink patch.
    wardm
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 727
    dmcc0 said:
    Agree that the Mickey & Minnie are an odd decision given the ideas set. Edna seems a little odd too given the recent polybag, although the CMF one does look a little better IMO
    I think you might have it sort of twisted—Mickey and Minnie are most likely in this one BECAUSE of the Ideas set. Creating the new molds for the minifigures series was likely the only way they managed to justify producing them, considering minifigures series tend to be produced in great enough quantities to justify the budget for new molds whereas Ideas sets do not. They managed something similar with Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver debuting in Dimensions.

    I'm not really a Disney collector so most of the series doesn't hold much appeal to me, but most of the figs do look great.
    BrickByBrickgmonkey76The_Stud
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    Whatever the reason for including, given the ridiculous price of the Ideas set some may be tempted to just pick up the CMF versions instead.  Not complaining, just doesn't fit with the usual LEGO way of putting the most desirable figs in an expensive set.  They might even be chase figs as the box distribution isn't known yet as far as I'm aware.

    It would've actually made more sense to make a set of 20 then just have 3 full sets like TLM2 CMFs; it's not as if there are any obvious army builders in there apart from maybe Hercules that people might want multiples of.
    gmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 877
    Goofy and Pluto would make 20 total. They could use Scooby-doo's body, then a new sculpt for Pluto's head. 
  • ArtfulDodgerArtfulDodger Member Posts: 105
    Anyone have a dream line-up for a Disney Series 3? Here's mine:

    - Goofy
    - Webby
    - Darkwing Duck
    - Lilo
    - Miguel from Coco
    - Hector from Coco
    - Ralph (Wreck-it-Ralph)
    - Vanellope (Wreck-it-Ralph)
    - Mary Poppins
    - Pooh
    - Tigger
    - Piglet
    - Mulan
    - Judy (Zootopia)
    - Nick (Zootopia)
    - Robin Hood
    - Roger Rabbit
    - Merlin
    - Mickey (Sorcerer's Apprentice)
    - Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
    pxchrisdragon114wardmblakusdk
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    edited March 21
    I always look towards upcoming DVD and movie releases as marketin... er... inspiration for the figure choices in these series.

    (There's fair bit of general Disney celebration nonsense for Mickey and Minnie, Frozen 2, Aladdin, Incredibles 2...)

    I am a bit surprised there aren't a couple of Mulan characters to do some subtle promotion of next year's live-action movie.   Instead of those rather random Hercules figures.  (Not that I'm complaining about them - I like those figures.  A Chernabog would be very cool for an upcoming series
    ... with a Sorcerer's Mickey and a broom or two.)
    wardmgmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,572
    The addition of Jasmine and Jafar could be explained by the live-action film coming out soon. Not that I think they needed an extra reason to add them to this series, but it would make sense to me as to one reason they're there. 

    I thought more about the series last night and looked closer at the pictures and decided even more that I'm thrilled with all of them. Despite not being a huge Hercules fan, I think the two characters are still well done. Would I have selected others to be in the series before a handful of these? Would it have been nice to know Supreme Leader Snoke's backstory? Absolutely! (wait a second...) The fact remains that I'm not in control of which characters they release, so I'll be happy with what I get. 
    SumoLegowardmkhmellymelsnowhitie
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    Lyichir said:
    I think you might have it sort of twisted—Mickey and Minnie are most likely in this one BECAUSE of the Ideas set. Creating the new molds for the minifigures series was likely the only way they managed to justify producing them, considering minifigures series tend to be produced in great enough quantities to justify the budget for new molds whereas Ideas sets do not. They managed something similar with Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver debuting in Dimensions.

    I'm not really a Disney collector so most of the series doesn't hold much appeal to me, but most of the figs do look great.
    It didn't even make 10000 votes until July 2018, and the decision panel was obviously much later than that. So if these are only in the CMF because of the Ideas set, it suggests something else got bumped off the CMF - they often state that the CMF are designed and planned a year / long before their release.
    SumoLegoThe_Stud
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 708
    I, for one, would like a Jessica Rabbit minifigure...
    gmonkey76The_StudToc13panchox1
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 529
    jmeninno said:
    I, for one, would like a Jessica Rabbit minifigure...
    Talk about pushing the limits as to how much 3D perspective you can print onto a flat surface...
    pharmjodgmonkey76Muftak1The_StudToc13
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    They could always use a Bombur style hairpiece that extends lower down.
    wardmgmonkey76The_Stud
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 529
    Hahahaha @CCC that would be hilarious (and wrong, so, so wrong!).
    gmonkey76The_Stud
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,333
    ^ Three! Frozone, Nick Fury, Mace Windu.
    And all of them are owned by Disney. :D
    SumoLegoThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    I'm not holding my breath for a Mr. Glass or Jules Winnfield minifigure.

    (But maybe a Stacks Edwards!)
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 311
    While it may seem random for a theme like Hercules or Jack and Sally, it's really no more random than the first wave, when you had a few classic characters and then some more recent ones.  There is a balance between classic and new Disney stuff; plus it's a good excuse to hold figures back for another series ;)
    SumoLegowardmPitfall69gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    Jack and Sally are still pretty popular figures.  It's not a coincidence that they show up prominently in video games, toys, at the Disney Parks, etc.

    They were amongst the Brickheadz, so it doesn't surprise me that they were in this CMF mix.

    Hercules, on the other hand - he's shuffled in with those not-quite-super-successful Disney movies.  I'd posit that Hades is disproportionately more prelavent in the Disney villains pantheon that what the success of the movie would warrant.

    There are those Disney 'classics' that aren't so classic.  (Home on the Range.)
    Pitfall69dmcc0snowhitie
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,416
    edited March 22
    Or how about 1 dwarf per series? Then make him a chase figure, one per case.
    Gibbo1959SumoLegoPitfall69pharmjoddmcc0sid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    oldtodd33 said:
    Or how about 1 dwarf per series? Then make him a chase figure, one per case.
    I would only agree with this if that would guarantee seven more CMF series coming down the pike. 

    Otherwise... boo!  BOOOOOO!!!!
    Pitfall69Switchfoot55oldtodd33MegtheCatgmonkey76BrickByBrickpharmjoddmcc0brickmatt
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    oldtodd33 said:
    Or how about 1 dwarf per series? Then make him a chase figure, one per case.
    Short packed dwarfs?
    oldtodd33klintondavetheoxygenmanSumoLegopharmjoddmcc0560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    And one per case ... dwarf shortage. (Jimmy Carr shortest joke)
    oldtodd33davetheoxygenmanSumoLegoBrickByBrickPitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    How about 3 pairs of exclusive dwarves, for B&N, Target, and Walmart, one dwarf available only directly through The Lego House in Billund, and make Snow White a Comic Con Honolulu exclusive. 
    I like this idea more than seven chase figures.  This only gets a 60% boo.  BOOOO!!
    datsunrobbie
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218


    So there you have it, even though Steamboat Willie was revealed first the CMFs were actually developed first. 
    BumblepantswardmLostInTranslationdatsunrobbieSumoLegoThe_Studstluxsnowhitie
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 561
    I guess that’s the reason they put silver on the steamboat willie figures, to make them ‘more special’? 
    The_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    It is the 90th Anniversary of Steamboat Willie - so nobody should be surprised by this.  There is a fair amount of merchandise and promotions going on for this rather arbitrary anniversary.
    wardmThe_Stud
  • The_StudThe_Stud IndianaMember Posts: 49
    I’m late to the party, but I do love the Steamboat Willie set. Growing up as a big Disney fan, I’ve always wanted a Lego set depicting Mickey Mouse’s first appearance and now finally we have one! I think everything about the set is great except for the price. As with many other people in this thread, I’m going to wait for a sale; most likely when Amazon starts selling it for 20% off.

    As for the new CMF series, I think it looks great, but it lacks the “wow” factor the first series had if that makes sense. With the first series, well over half of the figures were must-haves for me and while I’m definitely looking forward fo picking up the complete set for Disney Series 2, none of the figures are as mindblowing as the ones from the first. Tangent aside, my favorites are the Vintage Mickey and Minnie (even though they are identical to the ones from the set), the Ducktales quartet, and Jasmine. I’m pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of Edna Mode (one that doesn’t give me nightmares...) and Frozone and am also surprised that these are the only Pixar figures included. 

    Hopefully Goofy and Pluto will be included in a future D2C set or CMF series, because their omission is rather puzzling. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the recently-revealed Lego Disney products.
    BrickByBrickMegtheCat
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    The_Stud said:
    my favorites are the Vintage Mickey and Minnie (even though they are identical to the ones from the set)
    They aren't.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • The_StudThe_Stud IndianaMember Posts: 49
    CCC said:
    The_Stud said:
    my favorites are the Vintage Mickey and Minnie (even though they are identical to the ones from the set)
    They aren't.
    Except for some silver printing, they’re close enough to me.
    pharmjod
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 311
    The_Stud said:
    CCC said:
    The_Stud said:
    my favorites are the Vintage Mickey and Minnie (even though they are identical to the ones from the set)
    They aren't.
    Except for some silver printing, they’re close enough to me.

    But they technically aren't.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,859
    So, as per the homepage the box distribution seems to be:

    Four each of

    • Vintage Mickey
    • Vintage Minnie
    • Scrooge McDuck
    • Chip
    • Dale
    • Anna *
    • Elsa *
    • Hades
    • Frozone

    Three each of

    • Jafar *
    • Jasmine
    • Hercules *
    • Sally
    • Jack Skellington *
    • Edna Mode

    Two each of

    • Huey
    • Dewie
    • Louie
    Seems strange to me that they did the vintage figures 4 in a box, but good for Anna and Elsa, can imagine those will be very popular with kids! Annyoing to have 2 only of the cousins, but better that than one chase figure I guess.
    The_StudSumoLegosklambLego_Stargmonkey76MegtheCat
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    monkyby87 said:
    But they technically aren't.
    But technically they is not.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    I notice the pictures are up on flickrbefore the review is published ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickset/

    I find the Chip and Dale tails a bit disappointing - shame they couldn't have used a moulded tail.



    wardm
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 620
    ^Jealous of the lumiere, cogsworth, flying carpet, and fairy godmother. I like the Disney princess nonhuman creatures but am hoping we get the rest of the princess characters as minfigs and not just minidolls. 
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,707
    Just saw Toy Story 4, the sets are oddly accurate which was a surprise. Would have been nice to get some non 4+ sets but they did an ok job and didn't miss much. 
    SumoLegoAanchir
  • garethjedwardsgarethjedwards Member Posts: 20
    Are Lego getting us all to build our own versions of WDW/Disneyland? So many sets could be versions of their atttractions/parks. The modulars for Main Street, fairground rides and now the Treehouse. No one needs 2 death stars but you could turn 1 into Spaceship Earth :-)
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • haydukehayduke PhiladelphiaMember Posts: 55
    Does anyone know the longevity of the Disney Castle remaining in print? I just noticed it’s on backorder at [email protected] I’m in a self-imposed Hutus from buying new sets, but also NEED to get it before a planned 2020 trip to WDW.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,835
    hayduke said:
    Does anyone know the longevity of the Disney Castle remaining in print? I just noticed it’s on backorder at [email protected] I’m in a self-imposed Hutus from buying new sets, but also NEED to get it before a planned 2020 trip to WDW.
    It could just be on backorder as a result of 2x VIP points last week. Large sets often get on back order during such times. The Disney Castle seems like one that will stick around for ages like Tower Bridge or the Death Star but you never know.
    gmonkey76TXLegoguy
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 349
    With a new Disney set being released, according to rumors, it's possible that the new will take the Castle's place, no?
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,572
    ^I'm by no means an expert on LEGO trends, but I'd think they would compliment each other well if made available at the same time. Perhaps it's on back order as the build up stock to have available at the same time as the new set. 

    I feel like a similar thing happened with the Winter Village Train the year they released the Winter Village Train Station. The Train was on back order from August  until late October/early November with an occasional day or two of availability. Once the Station was released, they both had plenty of stock (at least this is my recollection). 
    bpk2300SumoLego
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 349
    That would be the logical thing to do, but not always LEGO goes for the logical route.
    Also, if the minifigures of both sets mostly overlap, redundancy may become a factor...
    Since I only "know" that the new set will be a train and it will have Goofy, this is just speculation. 
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 437
    #71006 The Simpsons House and #71016 Kwik-E-Mart were both on sale at the same time and half of the characters were in both sets (Bart, Homer and Marge) with slight differences in the figures so collectors would need both sets for a full roster!
  • haydukehayduke PhiladelphiaMember Posts: 55
    Is the new rumored Disney set the train/station?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    ...Once the Station was released, they both had plenty of stock (at least this is my recollection).
    Yes, and the WV Train ended up outliving the WV Station.  Actually, it still survives...
    Switchfoot55
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 145
    The Disney Castle has been out of stock in Australias [email protected] since I started wanting it around May. I'm getting worried I'll miss out on it.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    You might want to check the 'Retirement Predictions' thread for those fretting about the Death Star and Tower Bridge retirements...

    I'd be very surprised if the Castle retired within the next five years.  The DS and TB would occasionally be out-of-stock, only to return a few months (or weeks) later.
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    My local store had a few “retiring soon” tags on some products (Carousel and Parisian Restaurant) but not on the Disney Castle fwiw
    Charmiefcb
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