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  • I agree with LegoDad42. If you have 8 infantry, plus one or two extra units like cavalry or artillery or leaders on each side, then it looks like a nice little formation, and if the troops stand in two rows of four, it creates the illusion that the…
  • Yes, the original patents expired decades ago, but they are always putting in newer patents on new designs for new bricks. If you go to the European Patent Office (EPO) website and search for patents with "lego" as the applicant, you can see them a…
  • Patents last for about 17 to 20 years, then the idea is in the public domain. Anyone in the world can then produce it legally under their own trademark, at any level of quality they choose, and at any price point they choose to set. That's how it …
  • Since they have done a Tauntaun and then a Wampa, it seems like doing a Rancor would be the next logical move for the license, especially because they are featured in Clone Wars a lot. I bet you it would be a one-piece-animal, or actually a few lim…
  • So what exact ships would the "Felucian Fighter" and "The Old Republic Starfighter" be modeled on? You can link to a non-Lego image like on Wookieepedia.
  • A new Leia and then a new Amidala! Thumbs up for more Lego females!
  • Offhand, I would think that Green Lantern would be worth the most, since he might not be released. Black-Suit-Batman should be second, since his set will cost $50, but Supes will be on the shelf in ten weeks for $20 with Wonder Woman. Also, if the…
    in NYCC Comment by indy1973 October 2011
  • And somewhere I remember seeing a press release that listed which characters would be released with the first waves, for both DC and Marvel. I just cut and pasted the list: For DC, the full first wave will have Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Catw…
  • Hmmm... it is noteworthy that Catwoman's Motorcycle, the Joker-Copter and Batwing, and the Two-Face and Batmobile set are all almost exactly like re-issues of the originals from 2008, but that the Batcave is so distinctly smaller, cheaper, and gener…
  • And yes, considering the fact that the Batman line was ended abruptly for mysterious reasons, pulled from the shelves, and is now selling for quadruple prices online, it makes perfect sense that they would start by re-releasing the Batman line in a …
  • Right, no Green Lantern in the first wave seems odd... but I am sure that they will include him as a secondary hero in a future set, similar to the way they added Wonder Woman as a second hero to the Superman and Luthor set. I think that is great,…
  • Ooooh, plus it looks like Lex Luthor's mech might have a green light-up-brick and a fiber-optic-cable running thru a clear tube and leading thru his gun, a bit similar to the Exo-Force mechs 7700 and 7701. That one should be a winner! =)
  • Yay, I'm glad to see that Wonder Woman will be in the Superman set on the first wave! =D And I'm assuming that this means she will not get her own set or a HQ... I'll pull the seaweed off of the Atlantis Temple for her!
  • You can simply use an Exacto-Knife (a small craft knife) to wedge the elements apart.
  • I believe the theme itself is simply "Ninja-GO", but the land is definitely called "Nin-JAH-go", no?! Bob Marley would approve. Jah Rule!
  • ^Agreed, it would be great to see a full reboot of all of the ideas in Orient Expedition, including daimyos, shoguns, fully mounted samurai, fortress castles, geishas, local peasants with the wide conical hats, etc... There was a lot more to Mediev…
  • Well I'm glad I got the original one, if it was designed to be more of a display model for AFOLs. Also, You can call customer service and ask for a free upgrade pack if you bought the original.
  • Yes, so far, I'm guessing it is just a few small random delays caused by "just in time" production schedules, because: 1) it only affects a few seemingly random sets, 2) the sets are only delayed by a few weeks in a few countries, and 3) the print …
  • Ah, yes, only time can tell... And my immediate goal was to decide if i want to pay $$$ to get the new sets from re-sellers in Europe, or just to be patient, not knowing if they will be available here in the USA in two weeks, or in a month, or mayb…
  • Cool... glad to see everyone is chiming in... So what about the moderators? What about the people with over 500 sets? Where does the cash come from? Are you like Tony Stark or something??!! =)
  • Of course... and yes, the box art usually leaks from the Merchant's Catalog or somewhere else a few weeks before the final photos of the sets hit the official site. I'm sure he updates them periodically in batches once the waves of sets are release…
  • I think HUW manages this site in his spare time for no pay, so we should all be amazed that it is so consistent.
  • And P.S., Thanks for starting this topic... very thought provoking! Duty Calls...! =) Indy Out
  • Ah no, I don't think it is "guilt" per se... Just the same stunned revelation that every world traveler comes to when they realize that (for example) people in the Former Soviet Union and Russia earn an average of about $200 per month for a normal …
  • Even if you don't talk on Facebook much, it is a nice way for people to showcase their hobbies, and get others on board. I connected to the LEGO fan page, and put up a few pics of my favorite MOC. girls think it's cute!
  • This topic covers it: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/71/how-do-you-display-minifigs/p1
  • If you leave the stickers off, and perhaps make a few mods, then 8159 is one of the coolest sets for minifig-scale two-seater sports cars. I left off all of the stickers they included, and I just put a Ferrari logo to the hood of red one, and a Lam…
  • They did two awesome Lamborghinis. http://www.brickset.com/browse/themes/?theme=Racers&subtheme=Lamborghini I suppose that Porsche could be next.
  • Great work! Love the interactive posing concept. And again, this looks like a perfect way to get ***WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS*** into the hobby a little bit, or get them to warm up to it. Girls love to go to the craft store and put little momentos in…
  • Wow! Quadruple post.... The "Pennant Shadowbox" from www.michaels.com could fit two Extra Large 48x48 baseplates, and hold a whopping 120 figs! Hung vertically, it would be a Monolith 'o' Minifigs!
  • Or, for a pre-made option, this one would work well, perhaps hung vertically, with two 32x32 base plates inside. http://www.michaels.com/Pennant-Shadowbox/fr0533,default,pd.html?cgid=products-framing-shadowboxes&start=3 It has 1.5 inches of us…
  • Note: be sure to ask them what the "usable dimensions inside the frame" and the "usable depth between the backboard and the glass" will be... 1.5 inches of "usable depth inside" should be enough for all accessories and headgear. If you do somethi…
  • ^Yes, that is a super example, Cephaser! Grey looks good, or you can paint the plate black. If you visit or surf to one of the bigger arts/crafts/framing emporiums like Michael's or Pearl Art & Craft (both in the USA) you can get shadow boxes …
  • Here is my prototype. The ledges will be attached to a 32x32 base-plate (I will spray paint the base-plate black) and I think that should all fit perfectly inside of a 12"x12"x1.5" deep shadowbox from Target or the craft store. Notice that the…
  • They do not all each have to be in a separate little jail cell. Sixteen or twenty in one shadowbox looks best. I definitely think the method that Orthobotrex pointed out is the generally nicest so far. Here it is again... http://www.brickshelf.c…
  • ^Sometimes they do that because yellow and red are simply cheaper colors to make, but sometimes I am sure they also do that to help little kids get the model right.
  • Ah, well then you can just pretend that the dubloons have just gotten all tarnished and barnacle-y from being underwater for so long! Or just bust out the spray-paint. I have no problem with cutting or spraying if it simply creates a standard piec…
  • ^@Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK Why be such a spy? Why don't you just go ahead and ask the sales rep nicely if they are prompted to ask who the set is for... I am sure they will just tell you! Not a gigantic secret!
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