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Posts That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. (PTDDTOT) Legoman 06/10/2020 (Wed) 21:04:18 No.563
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So if yellow used to represent gold, was the yellow spaceman meant to actually be a gold spaceman?
>>564 Yellow also represents skin, bu it doesn't mean that yellow spaceman was naked. It was just yellow (or the color you wanted to imagine)
>>578 >bu it doesn't mean that yellow spaceman was naked If he's not naked, then what;s that between his legs?
>>579 His magnum dong. Also this thing is surprisingly big. I want to modify it into a minifig camper.
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You know you want to. (USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)
Edited last time by LordVladek on 07/13/2020 (Mon) 21:41:55.
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>>599 I demand a lawyer, I'm innocent!
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>>605 >Implying lawyers exist in the police state
>>599 I mean, it's smart, but is it even useful? Seriously, has someone any nice moc which use this connection?
>>625 I doubt it as the cheese slopes would be hard to get out and the connection they provide isn't the strongest. It's an interesting bit of Lego geometry, but just that.
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>>631 I'm kind of curious now. I wonder if something like a dental or sculpting pick and a little WD-40 could push it out of there. Unless the wedgies are pushed all the way up against the brick, you could probably fit the hook in and push it up.
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What was your last purchase, anon? Just got this haul - 8 World Club Magazines, 2 Bricks 'n Pieces Magazines, Bionicle #1, loads of catalogues from 1997-2001, and A4 and A3 posters. Got the whole lot for £10 and I'm pretty chuffed.
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Another find. 9 Bricks 'n' Pieces, 5 World Club and 2 Magazines, all for £6.
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Picked this up for £4 (P&P was £3.10) completely sealed and in good shape for a 12 year old set. One of the best finds I've had on eBay, even beating getting Ogel's fortress BNIB for £25 (goes for about £100 on Bricklink)
>>780 Realised I worded that stupidly. The entire thing cost £4 including postage, meaning I got this for 90p
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https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/a4ae09b6-0d4c-4307-9da8-3ee9f3d368d6/post/fd5cc3b8-284f-4520-825f-7c3f5e4a50fe >To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The LEGO Group, help us choose a classic theme to be reimagined as a single new product for the 2022 LEGO Adult Portfolio >Splitting this fan vote into two parts, you will have three votes in the first vote. You can vote a maximum of once for a theme in the first vote >The second vote will be the top three themes from the first vote. One of the three themes will be the theme the 90th Anniversary Set will be based on >We will run this fan vote of all 30 themes from today the 17th of January 2021, to the 25th of January 2021. Then on February 3rd 2021, we will launch a second fan vote of the top three themes from this fan vote which will run until February 10th 2021 Yet more tripe to placate AFOLs by pandering to nostalgia and I'm surprised everyone is falling for this shit. Throw in some nostalgia bait and they all come crawling back, not to mention this time it isn't a toy but rather a Sophisticated Interlocking Brick Model™ from the "Adult Portfolio" to make insecure manchildren feel better about buying child's toys. It's all so tiresome. Am I just being a miserable bastard?
>>877 I guess it depends on how they end up "reimagining" it.
>>879 Everything is great when it's Bionicle.
>>877 That Black Knights castle was extremely fun. I got a lot of playtime out of it and then some other kids tore it halfway down so I moved my space dudes in and it became a post-apocalyptic feudal world outpost
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>>879 Considering it's going to be a one-off set and aimed at adults, I'm expecting a massively bloated set similar in size and price to Barracuda Bay. >>889 I love it when anons post their childhood Lego lore
>>877 I'm hoping for new Adventurers. Those were always my favorites. It will probably be Bionicle, though. I hear 4/toy/ is raiding the polls. >>893 >I'm expecting a massively bloated set similar in size and price to Barracuda Bay. The giant Bioncle built with Technic pieces were pretty sweet. Pic related. (not my pic, though)
So have they revealed the three sets that won the first vote yet?
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>>913 They haven't and won't reveal it officially until 3rd February when the second poll starts, but supposedly it's Bionicle, Classic Space, and Pirates. https://www.brickfanatics.com/it-looks-like-bionicle-has-won-the-lego-ideas-90th-anniversary-fan-vote/ >BIONICLE has racked up 18,743 votes >Classic Space lags some way behind in second place, with 13,558 votes in total, while Pirates sits in third on 11,461 votes. >If you combine all the votes for Castle’s various subthemes, which were fragmented across the 30-strong list, it actually comes out on top at 24,949 votes. >In that scenario, Space would be in second place with 24,563 votes, while BIONICLE’s 18,743 nominations would keep it in the running in third place. Classic Space doesn't deserve to be there and neither does Pirates if I'm being honest. Classic Space is incredibly boring design wise - literally just plain grey spaceships with a blue streak and a handful of recoloured spacemen. Not to mention Classic Space fans are so easily placated - remember them losing their minds over Benny's Space Squad or the orange spaceman? Pirates would be a good choice if it weren't for the fact Lego has released an updated version of the theme twice now and piratefags got their holy grail last year with Barracuda Bay. Bionicle is a shit choice because Lego is releasing a single set and Bionicle sets comprise of single character. So either Lego are going to release a massive multipack of characters (highly unlikely) or it's going to be something with system integrated in, like those minifg-scale playsets or the failed Ideas diorama. Even if Bionicle gets actual figures, the chances of them getting pure Technic builds and not cheap CCBS garbage is even lower. Also I find it amusing that the only chance Bionicle has for something to commemorate it's 20th anniversary is a (presumably) shitty set that's designed to mark Lego's 90th anniversary instead. I guess if they're lucky they might get an anniversary tweet from a Lego designer, those poor biofags.
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>>915 >Lego is releasing a single set and Bionicle sets comprise of single character There is only one character left for them to make, and they only need one.
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https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/a4ae09b6-0d4c-4307-9da8-3ee9f3d368d6/post/6c5a05b4-e29c-47ec-8841-a2bce1f8933e Results are out and exactly as predicted in >>915 . The only really notable thing is that they've now decided to add Castle into the mix so there's 4 themes to vote for instead of 3. For the full results see the pic attached.
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Goddamnit, I can't believe I don't own any 1x2 yellow tiles.
>>915 >>925 They really shouldn't have included Bionicle as part of the vote both because it has such cult popularity and because it's so different from all the others themes. >Barracuda Bay Isn't that set basically a high class combination between the classic pirate ship sea and the Forbidden Island set?
I guess I forgot to ask what did everyone vote for in the two votes. For me it was: >1st Vote >Pirates >Classic Space >Paradisa >2nd Vote >Classic space
>>927 I'm fine with Bionicle there but I can see why others are upset, especially how Castle and Space got split up into loads of different subthemes while Bionicle remained whole and gave it a big advantage compared to the other options. >>928 I didn't vote but I would've gone with Adventurers, Alpha Team, Time Cruisers. Because if any of those choices would've won the sets would've most likely been a big temple/pyramid, evil villain secret base, or a set that has a little bit of everything for everyone. I haven't voted in the 2nd vote either but if I did it would be Castle.
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>>930 If I had thought better I would have picked Castle too. Classic Space was the first lego themed sets that I got as a kid so I guess I was a little nostalgic.
>>930 >Castle and Space got split up into loads of different subthemes while Bionicle remained whole and gave it a big advantage compared to the other options. Because Bionicle remained as one continuous theme and story that lasted an entire decade while themes like Castle and Space were sold as "burner" themes that lasted a few years each, separately, under many different names with little to no continuity to one another.
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Zipangu is peaceful, its inhabitants kind.
Are these custom bricks or does Lego actually make pieces this shiny?
>>943 Looking through a list of all the chrome gold pieces and they're not coming up - https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&colorPart=21 . My guess is that they're genuine pieces that have been chromed. I think there used to be a Bricklink seller that sold genuine Lego he'd chromed himself but I can't find him. Maybe he had to close up shop after Lego bought Bricklink.
>>930 >while Bionicle remained whole and gave it a big advantage compared to the other options I guarantee you they're exclusively referring to the 2001 sets.
>>945 >I think there used to be a Bricklink seller that sold genuine Lego he'd chromed himself but I can't find him. Maybe he had to close up shop after Lego bought Bricklink. You are correct; Lego forcibly shut down several Bricklink stores that were operating outside of their new rules, including the ones that offered custom chromed pieces.
>>963 Why doesn't Lego itself make properly chromed/gilded blocks anymore. I remember as a kid that the gold coins that came with the Classic Pirates sets were as shiny as real metal, but the, ostensibly, gold pieces from modern sets are a sort of a matte finish faux gold. What happened?
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>>963 Lego buying Bricklink was the worst thing to happen. I don't buy custom pieces but a company buying the biggest chunk of their secondary market is indefensible. >>966 I think chroming pieces is costly and supposedly bad for the environment, not to mention the chrome eventually flakes off with wear, so I can see why they'd change it to something else. But holy shit is pearl gold so awful, the colour is so unbelievably inconsistent and doesn't look half as good as chrome gold. Pearl gold looks and feels so cheap, like something from a bootlego set. A, B, D and E are all pearl gold.
>>967 That pearl gold reminds me of that plactic that use to cause certain runs of certain Transformers toys to disintegrate after 10 years. >supposedly bad for the environment In what way?
>>970 The chemical by-products of chroming stuff are hazardous but I don't know how Lego chromes their pieces. They may use a different, non-toxic method because they are toys intended for children though, but I guess Lego will never reveal it.
>>1000 >checking anything on a board that gets one post per day
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Have you ever army built a particular figure/set before, /lego/? The closest I've gotten is picking up this small band of Uruks for free
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>>1053 Not on purpose, but if I keep getting Ninjago sets I'm going to end up with an army of ninja clones.

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