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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:45 am

We got pictures for summer stuff fromthe Nuremberg toy fair:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61839591@N ... 0299391795

Movie summer kits, ninjago dojo, HF and the fire&ice chima range are amazing. Ultra agents feel a bit of a letdown
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silverdream » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:16 am

Well it looks like Apollyon's lucky year, since that big yellow mech with feet treads is out.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Tzan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:46 pm

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:35 am

stubby wrote:But we also had stockpiles of every idea you could think of in reserve. AFOLs used to always be coming up to me with whatever great pet theme idea they had, and I always had to tell them the same thing: no AFOL has ever told me a 'genius idea' that we didn't already have concepted out and ready for development.

...Galaxy Squad-style Modular Space-Western?

Tennysoul wrote:I'll be honest I wish that Lego would stop pushing the whole DROID as Minifig thing. These sets just end up sitting on the shelf. Color scheme is pretty useless, one ugly non-canon minifig and 2 constructs posing as minifigs. I wouldn't buy this set on clearance with free money. Here's another 2014 shelf warmer (if the 10 dollar price is to be believed)
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Fuck you, droids are awesome, and that Mini Tankette is awesome as well...

Battlegrinder wrote:I bought the battle droid carrier set back when it came out, but I don't think the droids lasted more than a few weeks before their joints got so loose they were falling apart. I've heard the newer battle droids don't have that issue, but between what happened to my first bunch and the wear that my general Grievous mini is showing, I'm not interested in building a collection (plus, they don't fit my army's theme anyway). If you ever need robots, I'd suggest getting the ones from exo-force, they hold up as well as minifigs and look awesome.

Well when did you get it?
This Carrier:
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Had droids with TERRIBLE plastic quality, with most cracking with barely any play and scaring me off Droids for years…
I ordered extra arms for Saturnalia just to replace the ones from this set.

stubby wrote:I wish we had a BrikWars-ified version of those battle droids like we do for Jaw-Jaws and Dimmies.

What is Briktoid Automata, Chopped RAM?

Alex wrote:OT nunchucks? :666:

Apollyon wrote:OT chain? Wow, must be harder to break than Leding, Dromi and Anginor combined!

You know what this mean?

ORANGE TRANSPARENT CHAINSAW-CHUCKS!!!

Colette wrote:Meh, it's only fake OT. Stubby should call lego's attention to this travesty and demand a return to the old color.

Nope, I'm pretty sure that is Transparent Bright Orange...

Zahru II wrote:We got pictures for summer stuff fromthe Nuremberg toy fair:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61839591@N ... 0299391795

Movie summer kits, ninjago dojo, HF and the fire&ice chima range are amazing. Ultra agents feel a bit of a letdown

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby stubby » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:01 am

Whiteagle wrote:
stubby wrote:But we also had stockpiles of every idea you could think of in reserve. AFOLs used to always be coming up to me with whatever great pet theme idea they had, and I always had to tell them the same thing: no AFOL has ever told me a 'genius idea' that we didn't already have concepted out and ready for development.

...Galaxy Squad-style Modular Space-Western?

I'm prohibited from commenting on any specific theme idea. But I'll tell you what I told everyone else: no AFOL has ever told me an idea that I haven't seen already concepted out and ready for development, and that's still true after reading your idea.

And keep in mind that I haven't seen the concept archives in years. So this is even not counting whatever new stuff they've come up since then.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:06 am

stubby wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:
stubby wrote:But we also had stockpiles of every idea you could think of in reserve. AFOLs used to always be coming up to me with whatever great pet theme idea they had, and I always had to tell them the same thing: no AFOL has ever told me a 'genius idea' that we didn't already have concepted out and ready for development.

...Galaxy Squad-style Modular Space-Western?

I'm prohibited from commenting on any specific theme idea. But I'll tell you what I told everyone else: no AFOL has ever told me an idea that I haven't seen already concepted out and ready for development, and that's still true after reading your idea.

And keep in mind that I haven't seen the concept archives in years. So this is even not counting whatever new stuff they've come up since then.

But I'm not an AFOL... I'M A MANIAC!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silent-sigfig » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:21 am

ice zombie chima
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zupponn » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:24 pm

Porno line?
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby stubby » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:52 pm

Zupponn wrote:Porno line?

http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/%22Where_are ... %3F%22_Guy

Keep in mind that stuff always gets watered way down by Lego between concept and development.

But yeah, some variety of lego pr0n is typically the first or second thing AFOLs suggest to me.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zupponn » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:56 pm

Well played. :tiger:
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:18 am

Found pictures of 2014 summer HF sets, they pretty much look like final product shots:

http://getaloadofbricks.tumblr.com/post ... ics-source

I would have preferred them to use more bipedal walkers but iguess these work as well. Monsters look great, very zerg/tyranid.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silverdream » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:37 am

Those minifigs are cool as hell, but I don't really like the mech design.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Natalya » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:44 pm

stubby wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:
stubby wrote:But we also had stockpiles of every idea you could think of in reserve. AFOLs used to always be coming up to me with whatever great pet theme idea they had, and I always had to tell them the same thing: no AFOL has ever told me a 'genius idea' that we didn't already have concepted out and ready for development.

...Galaxy Squad-style Modular Space-Western?

I'm prohibited from commenting on any specific theme idea. But I'll tell you what I told everyone else: no AFOL has ever told me an idea that I haven't seen already concepted out and ready for development, and that's still true after reading your idea.

And keep in mind that I haven't seen the concept archives in years. So this is even not counting whatever new stuff they've come up since then.


What about Raccoons versus Venus Fly Traps?

What about a Lego theme based off of the tale of Genji?

This sounds like some kind of weird version of rule 34.


But who really cares anyway? Remember, it was already decided in the beginning that Space and Castle would be the best themes. They dominate the other themes with their un-matched coolness. All others are mere ants compared to the god-like Deadly Space Men from the future and the old Knights of the past.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby stubby » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Natalya wrote:What about Raccoons versus Venus Fly Traps?

What about a Lego theme based off of the tale of Genji?

Again, I still have not yet heard an idea that we didn't have concepted out. I'll note that K'nex ended up being the ones to get the Mario license though.

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:28 pm

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