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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Swordsalmon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:46 pm

The Mixel release looks incredibly cool. Lots of new eye pieces, and the second wave has minifig head eyeballs. Prepare for an army of cyclopses!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Battlegrinder » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:39 am

I think I should avoid this thread next year, because none of these sets (save the clone turbo tank mircofighter and some of the lego movie ones) have gotten released in my area yet, and the wait is driving me insane.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby motorhead fan » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Blitzen wrote:I hope someone in my family actually gets me LEGO this year. There are so many cool things I want.

Castle:
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Galaxy Squad, even though I hate the alien head figs
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This vehicle is so fucking cool and I want and Elizabeth Banks and a Chris Pratt
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And of course this ship is badass
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the castle sets have been done and redone many times... but i am so getting loads of those police guns and armor!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Timedude » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:55 pm

Just looked through the Lego Shop: Looks like Mixels, the Chima Spider and Rhino sets, as well as most of the Star Wars (as well as Castle, is that "new"?) is already up on their site to order. So all those releases that said "March" you can go ahead and order online from them looks like. Along with the Disney Princess Friends everyone at the show taking pictures seemed to think was "new".
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby DeltaV » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Zahru II wrote: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.

Huh. I do like those plant-bulb thingers. Feed me, Seymour!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby CADmonkey » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:04 pm

So while everyone has been going on about the new stud-flinging guns in the new Star Wars sets, I picked up one of the new Chima sets and found this:

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So many possibilities for brick-built guns. It is my new favourite lego piece.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:40 pm

Yup, that part is incredible. I'd like to stock up multiples of it in the future.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:18 pm

CADmonkey wrote:So while everyone has been going on about the new stud-flinging guns in the new Star Wars sets, I picked up one of the new Chima sets and found this:

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So many possibilities for brick-built guns. It is my new favourite lego piece.

FUCK YEAH!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Battlegrinder » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Yeah, I noticed those guns a while ago on Bricklink. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to build with them.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Ben-Jammin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:30 am

What is the official name of that piece? I MUST HAVE THEM
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:35 am

It goes by '6051527: Gun Base 1X2X2/3 W.Knob/Shaft', if that helps searching for it on bricklink.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Voin » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:40 pm

Blitzen wrote:I hope someone in my family actually gets me LEGO this year. There are so many cool things I want.
Galaxy Squad, even though I hate the alien head figs
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I have that one, and it's great. I recommend it if you can still find one.

Zahru II wrote: Also, new minifig pistols that can friction fire 1x1 round studs.


I picked up one of the sets that had those (75036: Utapau Troopers), just to check out the mechanics on the new blasters.

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They work pretty great. The first time I fired one, the little 1x1 round plate it fired went so far I couldn't find it for a while. They have decent range on them, at least a forearm-length out. You can even attach a 1x1 brick to the plate to make it a grenade launcher.

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Battlegrinder wrote:I'm looking forward to the new SW sets. That artillery gun is just screaming for me to stick on a nice big tank

Yeah, not sure why they have the operator's seat wide open like that - might as well hang a sign over his head saying "Snipers Welcome".

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That seems like a silly agreement for them to enter. I can understand SW-specific parts like alien heads and stormtrooper armor (the IP being owned by Lucas Disney), but just regular ol' parts? Then again, companies like that make silly decisions sometimes. I mean, what's up with "LEGO Exclusive" sets? Has anyone ever considered a LEGO purchase and though "well, I was gonna get it, but the thought of some riffraff buying it too just boils my blue blood!". They're selling plastic construction toys, not memberships to a country club that says "No Irish" out front. :?

Stubby, you worked for them - do you know why?

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The prequels did give us some good things. Yes, the plot was uninteresting and convoluted, the acting was flat, and goodness knows we could have done without a cartoon rabbit that stepped in the poopy, but the soundtrack and the visuals were still awesome. John Williams wasn't beholden to Lucas' shitty writing - go listen to Duel of the Fates. And I do find the tech on both sides fascinating, especially the ARC-170.

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The 2D one was. The 3D one, however, is surprisingly good. I like that they finally made Anakin not a whiny bitch.

CADmonkey wrote:So while everyone has been going on about the new stud-flinging guns in the new Star Wars sets, I picked up one of the new Chima sets and found this:

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So many possibilities for brick-built guns. It is my new favourite lego piece.


So much yes...
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silverdream » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:35 am

How dare you say anything bad about Tartakovsky. Seriously, he made Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. I also remember the 2d cartoon very fondly, they made Grievous out to be a force of nature.

I'm not sure if I mentioned my feelings on the prequels, but Red Letter Media sums everything up perfectly.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Voin » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:46 am

Silverdream wrote:How dare you say anything bad about Tartakovsky. Seriously, he made Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. I also remember the 2d cartoon very fondly, they made Grievous out to be a force of nature.

I'm not sure if I mentioned my feelings on the prequels, but Red Letter Media sums everything up perfectly.


It wasn't the animation that bugged me, it was more the writing. If only the damn characters had kept their stupid mouths shut, I would have probably enjoyed it more, but noooo... Literally, the first thing out of Anakin's cocktrap was a bunch of self-aggrandizing emo bullshit - when Obi-Wan was trying to (reluctantly, but on Council orders) give him a promotion.

To paraphrase:
"I'm the bestest, ossumest, most epic-est starfighter pilot ever, and everybody knows it! Why can't you see that, Obi-Wan, you big, dumb meanie-head?"

The Anakin in the 3D series was, in contrast, a confident, competent leader, and respected Jedi protocol and tradition, even whilst being a maverick. The 3D series gave us an Anakin we could actually stand to watch onscreen for more than 3 seconds without wanting to punch him repeatedly. More importantly, it gave us an Anakin that seemed plausible as the man Darth Vader once was, the man that Obi-Wan spoke so highly of, instead of a loudmouth little brat that constantly complains about everything.

In other words, IMO, the way Anakin was meant to be portrayed. Obi-Wan was heartbroken when his student and friend fell to the Dark Side, and the audience should have been too. Instead, we were relieved. The very concept of the Chosen One becoming a Dark Lord was to take someone that was a paragon of virtue, a role model, and turn him into the opposite of those things. It'd be like if Captain America went so far to the extreme to keep people safe that he turned into a dictator and established a police state.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:09 pm

Voin wrote:
Silverdream wrote:How dare you say anything bad about Tartakovsky. Seriously, he made Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. I also remember the 2d cartoon very fondly, they made Grievous out to be a force of nature.


It wasn't the animation that bugged me, it was more the writing. If only the damn characters had kept their stupid mouths shut, I would have probably enjoyed it more, but noooo... Literally, the first thing out of Anakin's cocktrap was a bunch of self-aggrandizing emo bullshit - when Obi-Wan was trying to (reluctantly, but on Council orders) give him a promotion.

To paraphrase:
"I'm the bestest, ossumest, most epic-est starfighter pilot ever, and everybody knows it! Why can't you see that, Obi-Wan, you big, dumb meanie-head?"

The Anakin in the 3D series was, in contrast, a confident, competent leader, and respected Jedi protocol and tradition, even whilst being a maverick. The 3D series gave us an Anakin we could actually stand to watch onscreen for more than 3 seconds without wanting to punch him repeatedly. More importantly, it gave us an Anakin that seemed plausible as the man Darth Vader once was, the man that Obi-Wan spoke so highly of, instead of a loudmouth little brat that constantly complains about everything.

Ah!
Well that's probably because Tartakovsky was trying to write an interquel between Episodes 2 and 3, so 2D Anakin's character had to match up with the shitty Live-action one...
Everything besides him is fucking awesome though.
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