General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:31 pm

I love that set. It looks so cool. I see Lego have finally cottoned onto the growing market for bootleg superhero minifigures and done a collectible series of DC superheroes https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/dc-s ... ries-71026

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by ganon578 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:41 pm

Lego Star Wars 75218

Ordered this online since the price was right. Very nice model of the T-65 X-Wing, and I love the S-Foil mechanism. The only issues are the short laser cannons and the missile launchers on the ends of the wings. These are minor things though, as I really love all this set has to offer. It comes with Luke Skywalker/R2-D2 as well as Biggs Darklighter/R2-Q2. It even as extra plates with stickers for Red 5 (Luke) and Red 3 (Biggs) to swap when you swap pilots/astromechs. It's a really nice feature that extends play value. Sadly, the X-Wing doesn't have any storage for Luke's lightsaber, nor either of the pilots' blaster pistols. At any rate, this is a great set, and well worth the $$$.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Skyquake87 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:31 pm

Some fun stuff has come out lately, I do like the look of the silly monster truck burger van. https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/mons ... 24224337:s

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Post by ganon578 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:13 pm

A bit of a Lego Star Wars haul lately for me:

75172 Y-Wing: From the Rogue One line. I like the design of this one much more than the newer Resistance model from Rise of Skywalker, even though the cost was identical. To me, this is a Y-Wing. The build was fun and decently complex. It's got some nice hidden missile launchers and a great bombing mechanism. The minifigs are great too: Y-Wing Pilot, Astromech w/ a clear grey head, Admiral Raddus, and a really cool white shaggy guy named Moroff that had ~1 minute of screen time in Rogue One. And a Stormtrooper. Overall I really love this set to 'match' with my X-Wing.

75259 20th Anniversary Snowspeeder: I have the original from ~1999 (which I still dig), but thought it was time for an upgrade. The design hasn't changed much, but it's more accurate and mostly white. The canopy is much better than the original, and it's got some nice hidden missile launchers, a rear stud shooter, and a proper tow cable. It came with Luke, Dak, a Rebel Hoth Trooper, a gun tower w/ stud shooter, and a 20th Anniversary Lando Calrissian. It's a good overall set, but I feel it's a touch overpriced at $40.

75243 20th Anniversary Slave I: This set is really nice. It's ~1000 pieces, and the build comes in layers. It's super fun to put it all together, one bag at a time. The final ship is very hefty, yet sturdy. It even has a fold-able handle on the back for swooshing the ship around. The side wings and the internal cockpit seat independently swivel, which happens automatically via gravity when you pick it up and hold it vertically. It's also got hidden missile launchers and a cargo hold for a carbonite Han Solo that's included. Very solid build and very cool ship. Tons of minifigs too: Boba Fett, Han Solo (not in carbonite), Zuckuss, 4-LOM, and a 20th Anniversary Princess Leia. :up:

75236 Starkiller Base Duel: Didn't have a Kylo Ren or a Rey (or much from the sequel trilogy for that matter) so this set is a nice addition. I was quite pleased with the Mustafar Duel I just got, and this one is right up there. Great detail with the snow and trees, and the chasm between the two fighters. Had to swap out Kylo's hands for black though, as they came in flesh color and he should be wearing gloves. Good play set though!

A-Wing Green Leader Minifig: Bought from a local shop. I have the Resistance A-Wing, which is green and comes with X-Wing Pilot Snap Wexley. I sought to fix this, and luckily this shop had a lone minifig that fit the bill. Though it's not explicit in Lego world, I'm sure this is the guy that crashes into the bridge of a Star Destroyer in RotJ. He's even got a double printed head with a frantic/scared face on one side. Either way, his helmet is accurate for an A-Wing Pilot, and his jumpsuit is green which matches the ship nicely.

I've also been eyeing up a Rogue One U-Wing (75155) at this local shop. Hopefully it will still be there next week or so when I can grab it.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by ganon578 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:50 pm

All right, after 'eyeing' the Lego Star Wars 75155 U-Wing Fighter for about 2 minutes, I had the cash to grab it. Luckily the local shop still had it on the shelf. I'm never in that store long enough to know how fast the used sets stick around. Got it at a great price (compared to what I could find new online or used on eBay), with all the minifigs and their blasters: Jyn, Cassian, U-Wing Pilot, Rebel Solider, and some funky guy named Bistan. Seems like it's missing only two stud shooters from the inside troop compartment, which I should be able to easily replace. My only gripe is that getting all 4 troops inside is quite tricky with my adult fingers. BUT, all 4 do fit. It's much bigger than I thought it would be, but it's in great scale with my Y-, X-, and A-Wing fighters. Pretty fun to swoosh around too!

Now that I've fleshed out a great bit of my Rebel fleet (still looking to get a Millenium Falcon though), I'll have to beef up the Imperials. They're incredibly out numbered as of today.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:38 pm

Picked up the Black Widow's Helicopter Chase set from the forthcoming movie as a) the only Black Widow minifig I had was the Infinity War one with blonde hair, and b) it has Taskmaster. Not a bad little set, and the helicopter isn't half bad. My biggest complaint is that Taskmaster doesn't have a proper shield, but oh well. Might just repaint one of the Cap shields I have laying around.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm

Received a couple of the things that I got on the eBay, specifically a Doc Ock minifigure (as I'm working on getting the Sinister Six) and the blindpacked Mr. Miracle. Have a couple sets arriving tomorrow, as well.

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