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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby alphafalcon541 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:02 am

You should post some of those mocs Brickguy
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Gungnir » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:51 am

The Bad Cop's Pursuit comes with one in Light Bley. It packs quite a punch for its size.
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Whiteagle » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:54 pm

Zahru II wrote::spoil:

They were designed with kids in mind; besides there's like 80million other sets with the old stock scifi blasters. These could be repurposed as grenade launchers or somthing.

Timedude wrote:Huh. Interesting! I'm thinking... Ion Blasters? :tiger:

I don't know, if Clone Trooper™ vs. Droidekas™ and those commercials are any indication, Blue Transparent studs are suppose to be some sort of explosive anyways...

That actually might be the explanation why the all Orange Squad has them, they're explosive Specialist ARC troopers using Grenade Launchers to take down Enemy Heavy Support.
Only other sets to come with them are the Kashyyyk and Death Star Troop Builder packs as well as the Droid Gunship, but those could easily swap out for regular blasters considering the Gunship’s ARF Trooper is shown with both.
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Natalya » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:56 am

Yeah they look like little ion blasters or plasma pistols.

I thought this was against the culture at Lego. Did the new CEO guy change it to sell more shit? This must have been quite a culture shock in Billund.

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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Whiteagle » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 am

Natalya wrote:Yeah they look like little ion blasters or plasma pistols.

I thought this was against the culture at Lego. Did the new CEO guy change it to sell more shit? This must have been quite a culture shock in Billund.

Apparently it's just a new Gimmick like the new Spring Loaded Launchers...
Really though, these things do look less like guns than what we already had, and shooting a stud can always be excuse as some sort of non-lethal ammunition.
...Remember the last Dino theme and it's "Tranquilizer Missiles"?
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Zahru II » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:57 pm

I find this new type of blaster to be more kid-friendly (in terms of aesthetic) than the previous "realistic-y" firearms. I think such feature creep (missiles) is a necessary compromise to compete with other brands whose sci-fi lines already have said function (like halo, tenkai knights or kreo).
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby SwedesInSpace » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:37 am

i for one like the guns. they hold so much promise for putting on to things. also there are quite a lot of blue studs for nova swords, wich is a bounus. :)
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Kastrenzo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:42 am

ugh when are they going to make a stormtrooper pack again, they're overdue.

at least they're doing full sets of 4 now, not 2 "good guys" and 2 "bad guys"

i might get one set of the utapau troopers since by themselves they already fit the theme of one of my armies *white/black/orange*
I too agree that while I liked the old blasters, we have so many of them that these new pieces could be used for something else like grenade launchers or heavy weapons.

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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Tzan » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:51 am

On new years day Shadow messed around with the avatars, so we were all Bender. :D
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I haven't gone back to my old one yet.
I have an idea for a new one, but involves some painting, which I haven't gotten to yet.
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby Zupponn » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:25 pm

Mine didn't change, although I wasn't around at the time.
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Re: RED ALERT, LEGO REALLY FUCKED UP THIS TIME!!!!

Postby DeltaV » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:37 pm

I don't care about whether the parts are gimmick parts or not, as long as they can be used to make custom shit without problem.
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