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Meta Thread Legoman 10/05/2019 (Sat) 16:18:53 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
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>>1115 Apologies, I removed it when I was messing around with the CSS a while back and forgot to put it back. It's been fixed now.

Posts That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. (PTDDTOT) Legoman 06/10/2020 (Wed) 21:04:18 No.563 [Reply] [Last]
Lockdown edition
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>>1229 Reading between the lines makes it sound like "We're not doing anything else with this new property for the rest of this year, which is the time when you would MOST expect us to push this new product, but we're definitely going to do 'something' with it next year, or at least two years from now (or maybe longer)." Sounds like they're going to back-burner it and then quietly reassign everyone in the department after all the merch has worked its way out of public view and people have forgotten about it.
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>>1233 Wave 2 bandmates are to be released in October, by the way. After that they can keep the app users (Yes, kids use it. I think it's because of social media addiction) occupied with updates and 'new' songs until they actually have something new to release. But that's just my optimism talking, if anything I'm already satisfied with the unique minifigures and the fact there's been ZERO stickers in the entire theme.
>>1235 I was mostly talking about wave 3, since wave 2 stuff already started showing up in the wild. I really love all the 2x2 tiles. >cmf breakdance girl graphic Neat
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>>1220 JoJo referenece... to Lego
Countiing up... >Orders on the LEGO store >Bricklink purchases >Random other purchases This has been an expensive retail therapy week. Dem new Marvel sets tho'.

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MOC THREAD Legoman 10/21/2019 (Mon) 03:40:50 No.55 [Reply] [Last]
My first attempt at a mountain.
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>>1230 Thanks; it's not exactly the same piece but it takes up the same footprint. I've been using it to represent a ballgown for a while. I've seen some very ornate brickbuilt ballgowns but sometimes I just want a simple solution.
>>1231 LEGO taught me that sometimes simple is best, those pieces don't look out of place as gowns. >Paradisa raised baseplate >Islanders guy in the background Right in the nostalgia.
>>1232 He was in a band
>>1231 It's really interesting how you can get slightly different heights for them with different "leg" parts.
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>>1236 There's also the old-style one-piece minifig legs. They're one plate shorter than standard legs, which makes them the same height as the articulated "teenfig" legs.

Ninjago thread Legoman 11/26/2020 (Thu) 16:15:38 No.782 [Reply]
So tell me what's the thing with ninjago and why is it still going? And what's your favourite season or set?
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>>1046 Well I personally didn't like the mever seasons despite the updated animations. Yes the lore is inconsistent, it became after season 2. Which I would argue that was originally meant to be the ending for the show. But the biggest inconsistency started with the newer seasons post the movie. They are crap in my opinion and you won't change the opinion ever.
>>1216 I think the show really went bad when they shortened the episode length to 11 minutes, but I definitely agree that the movie didn't do it any favors.
>>1217 >I think the show really went bad when they shortened the episode length to 11 minutes I never got why they shortened it, the show was good at having 22 minutes, you could show enough lore and action into it. The 11 minutes deel.shallow and bland, the show generally became more boring. They explored Ninjago so much that need to make up shit. For instance why didn't the mountain people help with attacking anyone? Even the stone army which technically nearly won? It's clear that they were made up. And the sea people? What the FUCK? Funnilly enough we haven't explored even an inch of the dark island, they could easilly make up stuff for it without problems. But no, everything must be in Ninjago. They lost intrest in the series since the movie came. They deleted the main characters powers, with which they would defeat the sons of garmadons without a problem. They made up bullcrap that contradocts earlier seasons and much more. And never explained change in personalities and design to appeal to the moviefags. Transformers Could do it, because they make new universes for nearly every new show. But this is the same show and the same universe. The post-movie era is bassically Korra for ninjago
>>1237 >They explored Ninjago so much that need to make up shit. And integrate every other theme into its setting so kids have some sort of emotional link to it, making it easier to sell sets. Why the fuck didn't they kill off Cole, his VA's the one that died and not Nya's.
>>1238 >Why the fuck didn't they kill off Cole, his VA's the one that died and not Nya's. Cole was there from beggining if they killed him it would be problematic. But nya, she wasn't even a thing in the pilot and lloyd has been more of character then her. But thanks for spoilering the last season, bothways I'm not gonna watch it. >integrate every other theme into its setting so kids have some sort of emotional link to it, making it easier to sell sets. Well that's true. I don't even like the fact that they use the nudesigns in the legacy sets. But I don't get why they didn't continue with the ninjago spinijitsu game.

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Building challenges Legoman 01/07/2021 (Thu) 13:39:23 No.842 [Reply]
So you're looking for some challenges, huh. Well you've come to the right place anon 'cos I've got a whole dossier on them. And remember to check my office regularly in case I manage to dig something more up, y'hear? Good luck.
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>>1193 >illegal building techique Surprisingly, this is technically a legal build. Lego has incorporated a Technic pin / 1x1 brick with studs on 5 sides into numerous builds, because the open space inside the studs allows the pin to sit inside the brick without being stressed (this doesn't work inside a normal brick because the extended areas on the lips of the pin stick out farther than the inner space of the brick). My fishman uses the same method; the two lips of the pin rest inside the open studs (concealed by the 1x1 eye pattern tiles). To my knowledge, Lego only uses this technique with the SNOT brick that has studs on five sides; this is probably because kids can assemble it without any specific positioning and the piece can spin more or less freely and will normally settle in a position that doesn't stress the pin. As I said, mine is "technically" a legal build because I made the effort of aligning the pin lips to the gaps formed by the open studs
>>1196 I was joking, my friend, its a very nice build. Very creative use of an otherwise relatively useless part (the Batman cowl)
>>1197 Thanks! I intentionally set out to use that piece for something else, and after I flipped it around in my hands a few times I realized it looked like fishman jowls. Also for the record it's a Batgirl cowl, which is why it has the bar extension on the back to attach her ponytail.
>>1199 >it's a Batgirl cowl Fair enough, I never got any of the Batgirl figures. My last Batman set was the two-tone Twoface armoured car set.
I'm adding "Make a stained-glass window" to the list of challenges.

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Legoman 05/01/2020 (Fri) 22:17:46 No.427 [Reply]
what went wrong?
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>>1168 Ever thought of joining a private tracker forum? Also is it just me or finding movies that way feels so much more enjoyable even if the movie sucks?
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Season 4 was pretty easy to get through despite some repetitive 'use your app, kids!' scenes. The powers don't even do anything in the show besides initiating a generic 'armor glows and they're suddenly better at fighting' scene. Aaron (archer dude) actually gets some proper character development without having to rely on the plot, Clay has the obvious plot twists to his story as the 'main character'. Pity the rest pretty much stay the same, the villains still feel like they have more personality. The season has a proper ending, but they left a few 'to be continued' parts and I can imagine why fans would feel robbed after the next season never got to be (despite there being a wave of sets based on it). AR apps are cursed.
>>427 I remember watching the first season when it aired on tv then nothing. But I remember seeing the lamia girl porn somewhere.
>>1213 >But I remember seeing the lamia girl porn somewhere. Gee I wonder what kind of site would have people posting that shit.
>>1214 oh yeah I found it

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How do we go back? Legoman 10/24/2020 (Sat) 14:07:47 No.677 [Reply]
Tired of seeing all of this star wars and corporate sets just slaping a label on lego and do kids these days feel the same way?
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Good new everyone, checking this year's Classic sets, Lego is slowly coming to its senses, with brick buckets that seem more solid and balanced as opposed to the ones that would have such a random combination of colours and shapes that weren't able to do much. And the two smaller ones feel like they are doing the "expansion pack" correctly, as opposed to putting a little of them in the main one, which ends up bloating the piece count of the latter and leaving out many normal bricks it could have.
>>1099 These look great, especially the transparent pieces. Nice to see a shift towards the more traditional brick buckets.
>>1099 Oh look, sets with soul.
>>1099 It's a good start. I think individual color packs could help as well.
>>697 >>698 I agree on the challenge part. I remember always trying to recreate things I saw with Lego and needing to get creative. For example I watched Monty Python's Holy Grail and tried to recreate the Black Knight. I ended up using an upside-down 2x2 barrel for the helmet because I didn't have a helmet resembling a bucket helm. If I was a kid in the same scenario nowadays, I'd probably have an accurate and highly detailed minifig already from the $200 LEGO(R) Ideas^TM Monty Python^TM Holy Grail^TM set and there would be no challenge. I used to use modeling clay to make alien heads and helmets for the Star Wars figs I didn't have. I used those dark grey clip pieces for lightsaber handles. I would use paper and string to make things I couldn't build from bricks. I made a lot of custom decals for minifigs just with some pens, tape, and scissors. I know it sounds silly, but I think experiences like that are what shaped me into the person I am today. Because I was constantly required to think outside the box to do what I wanted, I turned out good at thinking creatively. I wonder how the kids of today are going to turn out. It seems like the art of being bored died years ago.

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Favourite theme(s) Legoman 12/10/2019 (Tue) 21:26:45 No.131 [Reply]
GO!
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>>285
Old licensed sets had a touch of LEGO's own creativity in them. Models weren't perfect recreations, and that's where the soul lies, since you use your imagination - or even better - improve them yourself, and thus draw enjoyment from them. Nowadays every licensed theme has specific unique pieces made for them that are designed specifically after the original thing from the source material.
Why make a star wars blaster out existing pieces and your own imagination when you can just make a one-piece mold of a blaster, right? Why try to build anything instead of just making specific molds for everything like all other toys do?
Why stop there, why have your own pirate theme you can do anything with and make incredible shit (like Vikings) when you can just license POTC and join the mainstream? Why have a cheeky aussie explorer when you can just make Indiana Jones the only cheeky explorer in existence? No need for originality.
I excuse Star Wars '99 because LEGO Space/Tron series was long retired and there was a vacuum in space themes around that time, but doing it too much just makes it pointless. What's the point if it's just an imitation of existing media? All other licensed toys already do that. It makes me sad, but I guess you have to follow the money sometimes.
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You hit the nail on the head there anon. It's a case of modern licensed themes being made by Lego while older Lego making licensed themes, if that makes sense. New licensed themes are accurate representations of their source material (hyper-detailed minifigures, heavy reliance on specialised pieces with no re-usability, and no evidence of it being a Lego set as it feels more like a scaled model) whereas the older themes had a distinct Lego feel to them. If I had to single out a specific theme that shows this, it'd be Harry Potter. Back in 2001 the sets were wildly different to the movies (I don't remember Hogwarts being that garishly coloured!) but had the Lego touch to them - the modern sets have lost this completely.

I've looked online and find that this change seems to be noticeable around 2006-08 with a slew of licensed themes each with unique pieces and less of a focus on rebuilding sets, though the first major change has to be the switch to flesh tones.
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Pardon my 90's boner
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>>287 >Harry Potter That reminds me of the old Ford Anglia build they had, at the time it was awesome and you could neatly fit it into city builds, now, because all the changes, it looks completely out of place in a city.

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Minidolls Legoman 05/18/2020 (Mon) 02:59:00 No.474 [Reply]
Minidolls! First released in 2012, they were exclusively used in the "girl" lines until The Lego Movie 2, after which time they immediately went back to being exclusively used in the girl lines. Minidolls have fewer points of articulation than minifigs and are thus more challenging to customize. Let's see your custom minidolls!
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>>1181 >a team of teenage girls from Earth who are recruited by a handsome older man >a handsome older man The gimmicks and set locations are great but that part? Let me guess, HOM has a striking resemblance to you in your mind?
>>1182 lol it was a reverse Charlie's Angels situation where Charlie is secretly the bad guy
>>1184 Oh thank god, I was worried we'd have the next Marv Wolfman on our hands.
>>1185 Nope.
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>>1187 He wrote Terry Long, which is his self-insert (a 'handsome' older man) dating one of the Teen Titans. (Emphasis on the teen part.) The Elves sets were cool, I still want to use the giant animal heads as arm cannons for a mech. Or some fucked up hydra monstrosity.

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DEEP LORE Legoman 10/03/2020 (Sat) 22:44:32 No.669 [Reply]
>After leaving Power Miners, Brains joins the Atlantis team. >In 8078 Portal of Atlantis a skeleton of an Aqua Raider can be seen >The aliens from Alien Conquest are shown to be behind the Atlantis and Pharaoh's Quest themes
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>VIDIYO actually has something resembling lore which reminds me of Trolls: World Tour with different locations with each their own music genre >Only six of the genres are elaborated upon, the other four are mentioned in the app's bandmate list. >Hidden Side has ghost characters you can unlock by playing the Ghost Mode in-game, including the bosses shown on set boxes (Playing Ghost Mode is free and doesn't require having a set btw, it's actually more fun than being a Ghost Hunter). All of them have personal little descriptions on their profiles, like how they died or what they do after their death. This includes references to the places you see in the sets and cartoon.
>>1044 Very nice analysis anon >>1050 I wonder if they will elaborate on VIDIYO lore. I've seen some of the Hidden Side character profiles and some of them are really dark for a Lego theme.
>>1044 Another kind of division exists in UFO >Main aliens appear only in the bigger UFO sets (the ones with saucer parts) >Red robots pilot smaller or detatchable aircraft >Blue robots pilot land vehicles
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>>1050 sorta related >The Vidiyo shark singer can be seen as a graffitti in the skatepark set, released befoer vidiyo was announced
>>1096 I love when LEGO puts in little easter eggs and references like that. I want Tony Stark's Sakaarian Iron Man almost purely for Tony's torso alone. (Also, mech parts.) Unrelated note, but when it comes to LEGO and lore there's two types of universes: >Non-Brick Built Shows that act like normal fiction, the only actual LEGO thing being the characters. This includes shows like Ninjago, Nexo Knights, Monkie Kid, City Adventures. >Brick-Built >Things are made out of LEGO and it's treated as normal. Objects tend to break apart into bricks & pieces, characters can detach their hairpieces (on purpose or accidentally) and the main characters have the ability to build things out of LEGO parts. (Thanks to the LEGO Movie I assume these characters are so-called 'Master Builders'.) Things like The LEGO Movie franchise (including the Ninjago Movie, hence the differences with the show) and licensed shows like Marvel/DC/Jurassic Park count under this.

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