I hope someone in my family actually gets me LEGO this year. There are so many cool things I want.
Galaxy Squad, even though I hate the alien head figs
I have that one, and it's great. I recommend it if you can still find one.
Zahru II wrote: Also, new minifig pistols that can friction fire 1x1 round studs.
I picked up one of the sets that had those (75036: Utapau Troopers), just to check out the mechanics on the new blasters.
They work pretty great. The first time I fired one, the little 1x1 round plate it fired went so far I couldn't find it for a while. They have decent range on them, at least a forearm-length out. You can even attach a 1x1 brick to the plate to make it a grenade launcher.
Tennysoul wrote: We could have had an awesome Clone War...we got inept robots that get confused and talk to each other in stuttering foolish speak. Rodger rodger?!?!? FUCK ROBOTS!
I agree - the whole point of robot soldiers is so they can't get scared, worried, distracted, disobedient, tired, or suffer morale problems like squishy troopers. I get the feeling that somewhere in the Confederacy, they enslaved a droid programmer, and he just decided to troll everybody.
Battlegrinder wrote:I'm looking forward to the new SW sets. That artillery gun is just screaming for me to stick on a nice big tank
Yeah, not sure why they have the operator's seat wide open like that - might as well hang a sign over his head saying "Snipers Welcome".
stubby wrote: There's a rumor - and I don't know if this is actually true - but the rumor is that the terms of the Star Wars licensing agreement say that any element created for Star Wars can only ever be used for Star Wars. So if there Star Wars elements that Lego thought would be useful in another line
That seems like a silly agreement for them to enter. I can understand SW-specific parts like alien heads and stormtrooper armor (the IP being owned by
Disney), but just regular ol' parts? Then again, companies like that make silly decisions sometimes. I mean, what's up with "LEGO Exclusive" sets? Has anyone ever considered a LEGO purchase and though "well, I was gonna get it, but the thought of some riffraff buying it too just boils my blue blood!". They're selling plastic construction toys, not memberships to a country club that says "No Irish" out front.
Stubby, you worked for them - do you know why?
aoffan23 wrote:Holy hell, what makes you so jaded against the prequels? I mean they weren't great movies, but I don't see why you (and other people) think that everything to do with them is shit, and start ranting because some people like stuff from a movie you don't like.
The prequels did give us some good things. Yes, the plot was uninteresting and convoluted, the acting was flat, and goodness knows we could have done without a cartoon rabbit that stepped in the poopy, but the soundtrack and the visuals were still awesome. John Williams wasn't beholden to Lucas' shitty writing - go listen to Duel of the Fates
. And I do find the tech on both sides fascinating, especially the ARC-170.
Gungnir wrote:I don't hate the prequels. I'm mostly just indifferent to them. I kinda liked the Clone Wars mini series that Genndy Tartakovsky did.
That said, the Clone Wars cartoon that's being shown now is garbage. Though, that's to be expected. Everything aimed at kids nowadays is garbage.
The 2D one was. The 3D one, however, is surprisingly good. I like that they finally made Anakin not
a whiny bitch.
So while everyone has been going on about the new stud-flinging guns in the new Star Wars sets, I picked up one of the new Chima sets and found this:
So many possibilities for brick-built guns. It is my new favourite lego piece.
So much yes...