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Re: 2014 sets

Postby DeltaV » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Zahru II wrote:Found pictures of 2014 summer HF sets, they pretty much look like final product shots:

http://getaloadofbricks.tumblr.com/post ... ics-source

I would have preferred them to use more bipedal walkers but iguess these work as well. Monsters look great, very zerg/tyranid.

Huh. I do like those plant-bulb thingers. Feed me, Seymour!
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby CADmonkey » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:04 pm

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:

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So many possibilities for brick-built guns.  It is my new favourite lego piece.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:40 pm

Yup, that part is incredible. I'd like to stock up multiples of it in the future.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:18 pm

CADmonkey wrote: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:

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So many possibilities for brick-built guns.  It is my new favourite lego piece.

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Battlegrinder » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Yeah, I noticed those guns a while ago on Bricklink. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to build with them.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Ben-Jammin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:30 am

What is the official name of that piece? I MUST HAVE THEM
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:35 am

It goes by '6051527: Gun Base 1X2X2/3 W.Knob/Shaft', if that helps searching for it on bricklink.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silverdream » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:35 am

How dare you say anything bad about Tartakovsky. Seriously, he made Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. I also remember the 2d cartoon very fondly, they made Grievous out to be a force of nature.

I'm not sure if I mentioned my feelings on the prequels, but Red Letter Media sums everything up perfectly.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:09 pm

Voin wrote:
Silverdream wrote:How dare you say anything bad about Tartakovsky. Seriously, he made Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory. I also remember the 2d cartoon very fondly, they made Grievous out to be a force of nature.


It wasn't the animation that bugged me, it was more the writing. If only the damn characters had kept their stupid mouths shut, I would have probably enjoyed it more, but noooo... Literally, the first thing out of Anakin's cocktrap was a bunch of self-aggrandizing emo bullshit - when Obi-Wan was trying to (reluctantly, but on Council orders) give him a promotion.

To paraphrase:
"I'm the bestest, ossumest, most epic-est starfighter pilot ever, and everybody knows it! Why can't you see that, Obi-Wan, you big, dumb meanie-head?"

The Anakin in the 3D series was, in contrast, a confident, competent leader, and respected Jedi protocol and tradition, even whilst being a maverick. The 3D series gave us an Anakin we could actually stand to watch onscreen for more than 3 seconds without wanting to punch him repeatedly. More importantly, it gave us an Anakin that seemed plausible as the man Darth Vader once was, the man that Obi-Wan spoke so highly of, instead of a loudmouth little brat that constantly complains about everything.

Ah!
Well that's probably because Tartakovsky was trying to write an interquel between Episodes 2 and 3, so 2D Anakin's character had to match up with the shitty Live-action one...
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:43 pm

Voin wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:Ah!
Well that's probably because Tartakovsky was trying to write an interquel between Episodes 2 and 3, so 2D Anakin's character had to match up with the shitty Live-action one...
Everything besides him is fucking awesome though.


So extremely awesome, in fact, that it might be best considered non-canonical. The Jedi in the 2D series can lay low entire armies of droids single-handedly, punch trough droid armor with their bare hands, and practically fly with epic force jumps. There's a huge disparity between the demigods we see them as in Tartakovsky's work, and the - by comparison - nerfed versions of regular ol' psychic samurai-monks with magic swords (IN SPACE!) we see in all the rest of the SW saga.

Perhaps the 2D series can be considered the "legends of the jedi" that people would have heard in-universe, embellished over many retellings, not unlike the fantasy-epic 300, which was presented by an unreliable narrator?

Techincally, it IS...
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Brikguy0410 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:59 pm

My favorite character in those movies is this guy:

http://0.tqn.com/d/animatedtv/1/0/y/4/c ... 1162_l.jpg

He has a name, I think it's captain rondo or something like that, also he's the one in the red outlined armor, he pulls some pretty neat stunts and saves obi-wan from durge, the guy that was leading those droids on the speeders, durge is pretty cool and also maverick should fear him a according to the cannon he has a deep hatred for madolorians
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Gungnir » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:13 pm

Brikguy0410 wrote:pulls some pretty neat aunts

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:29 pm

Gungnir wrote:
Brikguy0410 wrote:pulls some pretty neat aunts

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this just in brikguy is a fucking idiot nothing new here move on
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:02 am

Brikguy0410 wrote:pulls some pretty neat aunts


I guess he would get along well with Warhead then.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Gungnir » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:43 am

Overwatch_Elite wrote:
Gungnir wrote:
Brikguy0410 wrote:pulls some pretty neat aunts

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this just in brikguy is a fucking idiot nothing new here move on

Yeah, but that one was particularly amusing.
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