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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Scribonius » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:34 pm

Zahru II wrote:@Scribonius: those pics are only MOCs/fanwork.


I suppose I knew that, but deep down inside I was hoping they were going to be reality...
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Re: 2014 sets

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Silverdream » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:03 pm

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:09 am

ImageLEGO Minifigures Series 12 (71007) by kockamania.hu, on Flickr

This wave looks mighty amazing
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Bragallot » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:06 am

Yeah that does look nice. Of course it does have the one '(insert random animal) man' that will probably make up over 50 percent of the figs that are produced :lol:
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Zahru II » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:59 am

I'm down with that pigman, I mean imagine swapping its head for this:

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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Kommander Ken » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:22 am

Ooo, there are so many awesome parts on that Hun Warrior. I can see myself feeling through dozens of those minifig packs just to try my luck getting a bunch of them.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby loafofcheese » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:55 pm

I really like the space miner.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Vami IV » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:28 pm

Silverdream wrote:Medieval Bavarians

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Knights-Castle-10676

I love how the king just waltzes out of his castle with a crossbow.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Apollyon » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:46 pm

Wow, series 12 looks amazing! Haven't bought any collectibles lately but i will definitely get some from this series as 10 out of 12 are really cool.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Kommander Ken » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:03 pm

Vami IV wrote:I love how the king just waltzes out of his castle with a crossbow.



Medieval Bavarian King don't care.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby aoffan23 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:23 am

Nobody tell samuelzz10 about the Joan Jett minifigure.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Bragallot » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:55 am

What I like most about the collectible minifig series is that there's so many female minifigs, whereas before you had very little variation in the female characters you could make or they were so rare they were very expensive (think forest woman, KK I queen... Those are pretty darn expensive) or you had to get them from the big sets.
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Maverick » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:25 am

Lara Croft is a minifigure  :shock:

Oh God, I just noticed the t-shirt arms. Even more :shock:
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Re: 2014 sets

Postby Voin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:55 pm

A lot of good stuff in that new series - I'm looking forward to it.

You know, having seen TLG put out the Athena, Poseidon, Roman Legionnaire, Centurion, Imperator, Myrmillo Gladiator, Egyptian Queen and Pharaoh, Spartan Hoplite, Medusa, Cyclops, and the Minotaur, I think the time is ripe for a "Classic Antiquity" theme. I mean sure, we've had Adventurers, Indiana Jones, and Pharaoh's Quest, but those are about archeological adventures thousands of years later. There are plenty of stories to be told and battles to be fought in the mythic era.

There's no reason for TLG not to produce such a theme. They've already got the minifigs. History and myth are public domain, and classic antiquity is deeply ingrained in the public subconscious of the western world, so there's no need for further brand recognition. When they made the Spartan, I'm sure they didn't have to pay a licensing fee or royalties to Frank Miller. Stories like the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Labors of Heracles, the Battle of Thermopylae, the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, and many other belong to everyone, and most people already have at least a passing familiarity with the sword-and-sandal genre.

When Ninjago and Chima (both themes with lots of great elements, though I haven't watched the cartoons) came out, my first reaction was "what is this stuff?" Sci-fi ninjas? Redwall with Rocket Launchers? There would be little, if any confusion on the part of FoLs if we saw a Trojan Horse or Ides of March set on the shelves.

Also, TLG has wisened up and started catering to older fans that grew up with the sacred ABS (as evidenced by the LotR theme), and with so many Sword and Sandal films this year (as well as very successful and fairly recent ones like Gladiator and 300), they can capitalize on the current buzz for that genre.

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