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>>4573682 iirc, Saber Scorpion does only decals, and anymore the craze is over printed parts. Eclipse grafx and Citizen brick are a couple 3rd party vendors who do printed stuff and have gotten boatloads of attention for doing so.
Why are you going to buy any? They look like shit, slightly worse rehashes of the 2009 sets.
We need proper sets, like a big fort (not a facade) or some smaller ships, I mean there's no ships in between a shitty raft and the huge pirate ship.
>Saber Scorpion does only decals, and anymore the craze is over printed parts
But his creations used to be really popular too. He was a god during the Halo 2 days. Now he is just a footnote.
Aw, now you're being a bit harsh. I agree that it'd be cool with a smaller ship like a sloop but the sets are pretty cool.
I particularily like this, that brickbuilt skull just screams 90s classic Pirate LEGO for some reason, and you get the new bandana and crocodile, too
As a lifelong collector of Pirate LEGO I have to say that this new wave is as bad as it gets.
No creativity at all, It's just slightly worse rehashes of all the old sets. Treasure Island? Looks awfully lot like Volcano Island set. And what about the flagship of the wave, the Brick Bounty. Not only does it almost have the same name as the ship it's a remake of, it also has some really ugly sails.
Nothing worth buying here.
Would you rather have them stick the useless old catapult piece on them?
I think the new stud shooters are fine, even the molded catapults back in the day from the pirate ships with springs are fine because its their sculpt and the design allows it. I Don't really like the new missle shooters but the missles look fun
>that brickbuilt skull just screams 90s classic Pirate LEGO for some reason
Yes, I wonder why...
...this morning they were avaible on TRU.com:
>tfw snagged it before they were gone
I got Inquisitor and the Snowspeeder microfighter. I'll take pictures when they arrive in a day or two.
All of my spring-loaded launchers or stud shooters stay unloaded. Flick-fire I load because they're usually capped with some sort of decorative piece I like the look of, so it's okay.
Also, the spring loaded 1x4 bricks aren't bad because you can just replace them or remove them from most sets and it's unnoticeable. They seem to purposefully design sets that use them so that they can be removed without hurting the design.
2/2, the other combining "homebase" diorama. Though an argument can be made that the pirates' homebase is in fact the ship.
Duuuuuuuuude yes. I actually just rebuilt both of those recently, but I don't know what happened to my little blue dude with helmet. That's all right though because purple cyborg guy is the shit and I still have him.
So I was going to go and go out and buy pic related tomorrow, as it has some nice parts and cute ass figs. However, it turns out its fucking $50 AUD ($41.50 USD for you amerifags).
Hopefully I can get a discount with my lug, but its still ridiculous.
whats rediculous is the square shaped heads and not just regular round lego heads
Are there any decent guides for building the joints on these kinds of beasts? As a graphic designer I'd love to explore a MOC like this from a visual design perspective, but I have no clue how to engineer those complex joints.
Just yesterday my friends surprised me with an early birthday gift. I can't wait to build it and have my minifigs storm the shops.
Holy shit guys, I just got a hold of my holy grail piece. Only one of them, but I'm psyched. This piece is so useful now that the Mixel joints exist, but it's stupid rare and was only released in one random set in 2004 or something.
The joints in this are simple, he's just using Linear actuators to stiffen them. It is not hard to do it, but it makes them less fun to play with.
My first forays into transformers used linear actuators and whilst you can take great photos, you have to spend 20 minutes doing the transformation, and your bae's in bed like telling you come fuck her, but you'll be all like "gotta twist this knob and make this car a guy" and she's getting pussy juice all over the bed and then when you finally get to her your fingers are tired and you have to go down on her for 3 hours instead and your mouth is too tired to eat ribs that evening.
Does that answer your question?
Pic related - transformer I made that was more sex-friendly.
the old style ship cannons were amazing in every aspect
the flickfire missiles suck and look like ass
the studshooters work really well, but look like ass
Haven't had my hands on the technic launchers and new transred lazershooters.
>you will never be a smug French girl whose castle bank is featured in Astrapi
Why even go on living, /lg/?
Flick fires are neat when they have a mechanism built around them.
The new stud shooters are fun, but to powerful; I find putting to studs together to still fire well but not too far either.
The new spring missiles are okay. The block looks good and is simple, however the missiles would have been a lot better with a stud on the end.
Haven't touched Lego in years.
Is greebling still the hip thing to do? Has anyone been able to define greebling and make a tutorial yet? It used to be this "you know it when you see it thing".
The square heads aren't an issue to me, they work well and can be used for a lot of different figures. Although I would have liked to have seen some angular arms on the torsos, they currently look out of place.
The Simpsons figure are just awful, why would you tool up a moulded head for every character? It removes the entire look of a Lego mini-figure, especially with the Simpsons, I can pick up any number of Simpson toys and take the head of them and stick it on a minifig. New hair pieces fine, but the entire head, where else am I going to use that?
Well with mixel joints it's easier than ever.
Lego was trying to make minifigs that looked like The Simpsons.
The Simpsons were trying to make Simpsons that looked like Lego.
It's awkward, but they weren't trying to accomplish the same thing, and it shows.
>lego at work
i gave one of the figs to my co worker, he apaprently forgot to give it to his younger relative..
I'm not hugely into minifigs, and I'm not at all into anime schoolgirl characters, so why am I so in love with this?
Just got my new issues of the Lego club magazine. There's a Star Wars page that had a translation puzzle. The result is a code to enter on the website to unlock a combination build using parts from The Ghost and The Phantom.
Damn... I have both, but I am NOT taking apart my Ghost to build this little thing. And it's an expensive set to get a second one...
What's the general consensus about the 2013 Castle line in general and this set in particular?
Most people seem to think it was fairly bland an uninspired.
Personally, I like the line, I bought them all. I also bought five or six of that set, because it's a fantastic army builder, has a great naturally scenery bit, a treasure chest, weapons, flags, a dog, treasure... It's just a freaking great set.
Did you get the previous Castle sets?
I imagine if you hadn't gotten the older ones, the 2013 sets are okay. They just didn't do much different than the previous two versions of the castle sets.
I have the 2013 castles, then I have castles from the late 80's and early 90's.
And yeah, while they didn't exactly make a big stir, they were also intended to just sort of fill the gap between LOTR and The Hobbit.
Hopefully we'll get more involved castles in a couple years.
>tfw I bought 70400 and 70402 on sale
>tfw I bought 70401 because I thought I needed it, and then found out that the bad guy's face is the same as one of the bad guys in 70402
>tfw this angered me to such an extent that I wish I had never bought it
The reason I feel the 2013 set was bland and uninspired is that the 2013, the 2011, and the 2007 were all pretty similar. "Oh look, another square-shaped castle."
I felt the Vampyre's Castle from the Monster Fighters set has been the best castle Lego has made in the last 15 years.
I think the "canon" way to do it is to push the ends of the chains onto the minifigs hands.
I always imagine that the various Lion faction kings are decedents of the original Lion faction king, all fighting to claim sections of land of his kingdom.
The dragon guys are just various bandit groups trying to organize under a disgraced noble linage that keeps getting their asses kicked.
>What's this meant to be?
The story in the club magazine is that the Ghost and Phantom crashed and they're building a rescue ship out of the wreckage.
Also, this new Captcha system is fucking terrible, I get error notices all the time, I have to close the reply box to get it to even try to work again, and now instead of just typing something in I have to click a box, wait for it to figure out it's an asshole, and load the typing box.
For the castles you have to remember most of the target audience will only use one, maybe two iterations of it before they move out of the Lego window as it were.
And 'medieval castle' is not as inherently a variable idea as 'space' is, there will be far more similarities between castle sets.
>I always imagine that the various Lion faction kings are decedents of the original Lion faction king, all fighting to claim sections of land of his kingdom.
>The dragon guys are just various bandit groups trying to organize under a disgraced noble linage that keeps getting their asses kicked.
This is great.
>Also, this new Captcha system is fucking terrible, I get error notices all the time, I have to close the reply box to get it to even try to work again, and now instead of just typing something in I have to click a box, wait for it to figure out it's an asshole, and load the typing box.
Yeah, at first I was worried that I'd just wasted $15 by buying another year of Captcha Pass the week before moot introduced this, but then I realized how annoying it still is.
>And 'medieval castle' is not as inherently a variable idea
That doesn't mean the big castle has to be a square stone fence with a portocullus on one end and a throne tower on the other.
The castles of the 80s and 90s actually had structure interior space. Jabba's palace and the vampyre's castle have interior space and features. The modern medieval castle is just a modular concrete fence, without enough pieces to really rebuild it as a solid structure.
I made a little display base for these nerds to do science in
That part is essential to Mixel-y builds, but I already have a good handful. I used them for the hips on these guys. The towball-with-3mm bar piece is much less common, this was the first time I've seen a U.S. Bricklink store that had it in stock.
What sucks is that I don't care about the "rarity" or "collector's value" one bit, I want dozens of these.
Anyone else started to see these mugs eveywhere, on every set?
Sometimes seems unnecesary. Maybe a designer sign?
Tin foil hat time?
Finally found the time to build the bug obliterator.
Why the fuck are the Orange and Blue teams so fucking stacked compared to the Red Team? Red Team gets jack shit and the other three teams literally all have their own tanks.
Is there actually a "best" way of step-by-step downbuilding?
I can't install LDD in my potato.
>can't install LDD on my poato
Really? I managed to get LDD to run on my potato, although i had to turn all the grafix settings to potato to do so.
Other than taking photos, you could try MLCAD, although it doesn't autoconnect studs like LDD does.