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Posts That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. (PTDDTOT) Legoman 06/10/2020 (Wed) 21:04:18 No.563
Lockdown edition
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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)
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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.
CHECK THESE DIGITS
>>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.
>>1054 Haha I know that feel too
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Is there any interest for a BST thread? I've got a few CMFs (brand new) that I don't want.
I need to find more official LEGO art, guess I'll be crawling through artstation soon.
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>>1063 I'm working on a list of every Lego artist but I've been focussed on other things so it's very barebones at the minute. I don't add them to the list until I've archived their site and downloaded everything Lego related from it. There's about twice the amount of artists I have on my to be archived list than what I have so far, so I can share my list when it gets updated if you want. It's formatted by Artist Name - official website/portfolio [themes they worked on] Andreas Rocha - http://www.andreasrocha.com/ [Chima] Annie Zadie - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-zadie-0944768/ [DC Comics, Marvel Comics] Brian Andrew Ellis - https://www.brianandrewellis.com/ [Atlantis, Bionicle, Chima, Dino 2010, Ninjago, Space Police III, Star Wars, Ultra Agents] Brian Edward Miller - https://cargocollective.com/brianedwardmiller [Lego Universe] Craig Sellars - https://www.greensocksart.com/ [Chima] Emma Goetz - https://emmagoetz.myportfolio.com/ [Hidden Side] Eugenia Chen - https://www.launchmodedesign.com/ [Knights' Kingdom II] Fiona Darwin - http://www.fionadarwin.com/ [The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie] Gaëlle Seguillon - https://gaelleseguillon.com/ [The Lego Ninjago Movie] Ian Maghanoy - https://cargocollective.com/maghanoy/following/all/maghanoy/Lego-Universe-Key-Visuals [Lego Universe] Jake Masbruch - http://www.jmasbruch.com/ [Chima] Jeff Nentrup - https://www.jeffnentrup.com/ [Knights' Kingdom II] Jessica Lo - [Knights' Kingdom II] Jonas Springborg - https://www.artstation.com/springborg [Chima] Keith Richards - [Lego Universe] Mike Rayhawk - https://www.mikerayhawk.com/ [Castle, Chima, Club Magazine, DC Comics, Jurassic World, Knights' Kingdom II, Lego Universe, Mars Mission, Marvel Comics, Ninjago, Star Wars] MOOD Visuals - https://www.moodvisuals.com/ [Jurassic World, Nexo Knights, Ninjago, Marvel Comics] Paul Lee - https://www.flickr.com/photos/artpoly/ [Alien Conquest, Atlantis, City, Club Magazine, DC Comics, Dino, Hero Factory, Marvel Comics, Monster Fighters, Ninjago, Pharaoh's Quest, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Police III, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] Stacy Jasinski - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyjasinski/ [DC Comics, Marvel Comics] Stuart Reeves - http://stuartreeves.co.uk/ [Chima, DC Comics, Friends, Games, Nexo Knights, Star Wars] Studio Piñata - https://pinata.fi/ [Nexo Knights] Wooyang Kim - http://www.wooyangart.com/ [Lego Universe]
>>1065 Sweet, thanks! >Mike Rayhawk You know, as great as his art is I just wish his personality in person wasn't so damned toxic. It's embarrassing to see someone that old act like the average /b/ citizen.
>>1069 That's strange, I was talking to another anon and he said Mike was a pretty chill guy, but he talked to him back in the 2000s. Have you met him in person or through the internet? I know what you mean though, I lurk his twitter because he sometimes posts some concept art and the stuff he tweets is what you'd expect some teen to be posting
>>1070 2000s was a long time ago, and it seems the developments in the past few decades really did a number on his psyche. Of course he acts friendly in person, if he said anything in public of what he preaches online he'd probably never find work again. There's also the matter of blatantly using LEGO as a show horse for his weird little Warhammer parody but that's a personal gripe.
>>1071 Damn thats a shame, especially when he's one of the few artists that shares concept art and other stuff so regularly.
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>>1072 C'est la vie, his portfolio isn't that big any way. Looking through the rest though, I'm almost weeping for the unused sketches and concepts. Some of these are so good.
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LEGO car engine build featured in the 2017/2018 City cartoon (pre-City Adventures).
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Lego have direct links to and are collaborating with the CCP. >inb4 tinfoil hat Lego wanted to take on Chinese clones (namely Lepin) but Chinese courts will always stick up for their own companies and interests. So how does Lego deal with this? They promise investment in China if the Chinese courts deal with the knockoffs. 2013: Lego announces plans to build a factory in China - https://brickset.com/article/6019/lego-group-to-build-factory-in-china 2016: Lego takes action against Lepin - https://brickset.com/article/23648/the-lego-group-takes-action-against-clone-brand-lepin 2016: 2 months after the lawsuit against Lepin is filed, the Chinese factory is opened - https://brickset.com/article/24807/the-lego-group-celebrates-opening-of-factory-in-china 2018: Monkie Kid begins development - https://brickset.com/article/51399/monkie-kid-begins-journey-to-the-west 2018: Lego wins the lawsuit against Lepin - https://brickset.com/article/39608/lego-wins-lawsuit-against-lepin-in-china 2019: Lepin factory is destroyed and owners arrested in a police raid - https://brickset.com/article/43475/police-raid-lepin-factory-owner-arrested 2019: Lego brings number of official stores in China to 140 but aims to have twice this by December 2021 - https://www.brickfanatics.com/the-lego-group-continues-expansion-in-china/ I wouldn't be surprised if there's been underhand deals behind closed doors in order for Lego to really get Lepin shut down. Again, >inb4 stop being paranoid this is just a children's toy company No, it's business. Businesses have been lobbying goverments since forever and closed door deals aren't anything new. The product the company sells is irrelevant; making profits is the only concern of businessmen and politicians.
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Is it me or do the space marine reinforcements look a little...odd?
>>1105 Heh
>>1098 Dunno, same head-to shoulders ratio
An unused idea for road plates created back in the late 1960s/early 1970s. It's been released as a teaser for the upcoming Secret Life of Lego Bricks book which promises a wealth of never-seen-before stuff as well as plenty of behind the scenes on the company. Sounds really interesting, but the book will cost £50/$75 and you have to purchase it through a kickstarter-type website so it won't see a general release after and the amount of copies printed is limited to the amount of pre-orders. On a side note, one of the pre-order pledges gave you a rare prototype element, limited to 500 copies. >The LEGO Group is offering for the first time ever, a brand-new, specially 3D printed prototype element on which you can give your personal feedback. It comes with its own AFOL-themed minifigure. >the element is yet to be finalized so it will be a surprise when you receive it, but we can tell you that this isn't something you will have seen before. The element will present a new integrated function as a part of our exploration of new design and play functions. Pogo stick with working spring is pretty cool, I'm guessing this is most likely for an upcoming CMF wave?
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>>1117 The prototype looks amazing, but >limited to 500 copies. RIP. On an unrelated note, VIDIYO could've been perfect if they just added an Incredibox-like app that integrates with VIDIYO. Let kids use pre-recorded samples to create their own songs, instead of the garbage selection they've got going on now. I mean the designs aren't stupid, there's clearly some thought behind this whole app integration which becomes visible with the stage sets but also with the special protective 'beatboxes' to protect the minifigures and tiles while kids are traveling. (Of course, COVID fucked this up for wave 1...) But the music selection is AWFUL. Small library, some of the worst songs ever on there. (Surprisingly no Nickelback, guess LEGO's trying to protect children from trauma.)
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The fact LEGO never bothered to make and sell face masks with LEGO minifigure mouths on them just shows how much their marketing team fails.
>>1189 Just use black bandanas lol
>>1194 Didn't mean an accessory for minifigures but actual (for human use) face masks with LEGO prints on them. Not like it'd be the first LEGO-brand clothing.
>>1198 Thats a remarkably fair point, anon. Their marketing team missed an obvious opportunity.
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>LEGO posts a podcast about a China-only game >The comments are a gigantic shitstorm https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/1412743232270876675
>>1202 Pretty hilarious. Obviously some sort of Soros-tier soylib-drone accounts trying to spam them into submission b/c Muh China!!1111
>>1202 >you lived to see the day that the CIA itself launched an attack against the LEGO Corp. Top kek.
>>1202 Dude, various, entirely-unrelated LEGO fans are simply expressing their youthful concerns. What's the issue here?
>>1205 No issue besides the physical damage caused by my sides falling off from laughter, I'd hate to be the poor bastards working on LEGO's social media.
>>1206 LEGOS IS SRSBZNS >I'd hate to be the poor bastards working on LEGO's social media. The way I see it, there are two possibilities here. A) The female worker >OMGOMGOMGOMG WORST DAY EVER! RAPE!11111 B) The male worker >Best.Day.Ever.
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Someone made a Lego Glock.
>>1208 amazimg
>>1208 >Pop pop pop >Watchin' offbrand brickers drop
>>564 Red, blue, and yellow were probably based off the Star Trek uniform colours.
>>1206 >implying that he wasn't intending to bury the model under the actual capitol to increase the atmospheric pressure there and kill everyone
>>1212 >Red, blue, and yellow were probably based off the Star Trek uniform colours. The first two colors of astronauts were red and white, which could either have been chosen because they're the colors of the flag of Demark.
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https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-releases-statement-regarding-lego-vidiyo-cancellation-rumors/ >We’ve seen a positive response to the launch, but we’ve also received feedback from people that we could make the play experience across the app, BeatBits, music and minifigures even simpler. So, we’re taking that onboard and together with Universal Music Group are going to pilot some new ideas in 2022, then release new play experiences in 2023 and beyond. Box cutters and doom preachers BTFO
>>1225 >So, we’re taking that onboard and together with Universal Music Group are going to pilot some new ideas in 2022, then release new play experiences in 2023 and beyond. Sounds like marketing-speak for "unreliable promises of mobile games that may become vaporware".
>>1226 You're going to have to explain your line of thought there. 'Piloting new ideas and releasing new play experiences' could be anything from app revamps to a cartoon. That's more of a chance than Nexo Knights and Hidden Side got, those just had their waves cut off without much noise.
>>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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