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Old 21st March 2017, 8:51 AM   #5656
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Went to an advanced screening of The Lego Batman Movie last night. Was pretty good. Quite clever and funny.
I like to see the building techniques used, even though it's CGI.
I still think most of the Batman sets are overpriced and boring though. Even the Ultimate Batmobile (http://brickset.com/sets/70917-1/The-Ultimate-Batmobile) does not appeal to me (hopefully not really a spoiler, but it had minimal time in the movie).
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Old 21st March 2017, 11:25 AM   #5657
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just wondering if your kid went from Duplo --> Junior Lego --> Classic Lego? or just straight from Duplo to Classic Lego??
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Old 21st March 2017, 11:51 AM   #5658
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Went to an advanced screening of The Lego Batman Movie last night. Was pretty good. Quite clever and funny.
I like to see the building techniques used, even though it's CGI.
I still think most of the Batman sets are overpriced and boring though. Even the Ultimate Batmobile (http://brickset.com/sets/70917-1/The-Ultimate-Batmobile) does not appeal to me (hopefully not really a spoiler, but it had minimal time in the movie).
They've really gone overboard with the release of the batman themed items IMO. I mean even the CMF release is 20 characters, more than the usual 16. Then there's all the exclusives available with the books, polybags, sets, etc. It's really overkill and I agree, the sets aren't really anything special, just recreations (I presume) of scenes from the movie.

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just wondering if your kid went from Duplo --> Junior Lego --> Classic Lego? or just straight from Duplo to Classic Lego??
Our son got mega-bloks to begin with, they are even simpler than Duplo (and cheaper LOL). Also the sets come with trucks and other items which all fit together. We bought Duplo afterwards but being impatient I had him playing with Lego from about 3. We bought the occasional Juinors set but in our case my son is more into the play (and I enjoy the build) so basically we've gone just Lego now (he's 5 next month). The Duplo rarely gets played with now and he prefers the Classic Lego to do free building - eg http://madhriva.com/wp-content/uploa...ssic-10694.jpg
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Old 21st March 2017, 2:54 PM   #5659
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They've really gone overboard with the release of the batman themed items IMO. I mean even the CMF release is 20 characters, more than the usual 16. Then there's all the exclusives available with the books, polybags, sets, etc. It's really overkill and I agree, the sets aren't really anything special, just recreations (I presume) of scenes from the movie.
Again, trying not to give spoilers, but most of the Batman Movie CMF figures are barely featured in the movie. It's clearly a cash grab (which I don't really mind that much because they sell well and some of the figs are cool).
I wouldn't be surprised if they released a second series of Batman figs at some point!



When I was a kid I went from Duplo, to Fabuland to System (space, castle and town), then sort of Technic.
My son (who is now 8) barely touched Duplo, but we had the giant megabloks for a while. He went to the modern day equivalent of System when he was about 4. He's good with Lego; doesn't chew it or anything and takes really good care of it all. He's even into MOCing, which I think is great!
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So yesterday arvo, I built my Tie Striker and Mini Cooper all in one shot. haha.

Gotta say, the Tie Striker build was probs the most uninteresting build I've done so far (not to say it wasn't fun, just that all the others were more fun) and the mini cooper set was the most fun I've build (Except the Falcon) BUT! I'm missing 3 pieces (2 flat white 8 part panels (the 2X4 pieces) and a 2 part green).

The white parts annoy me the most, cause it's on the roof. lol
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You can go on the Lego site and request the missing bits.

As for the Tie Striker, yeah that was just a crap build and an uninteresting finished model. It and the Star Scavenger are my two least favorite sets and both will be ebayed soon to make room for stuff I like.
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You can go on the Lego site and request the missing bits.

As for the Tie Striker, yeah that was just a crap build and an uninteresting finished model. It and the Star Scavenger are my two least favorite sets and both will be ebayed soon to make room for stuff I like.
Yeah, I'm just thankful I didn't pay full price for it (half price from toysrus).
The Star Scavenger looked too shit right from the get go.
Size wise the Tie Striker is decent, but build wise it was just pretty boring.

I want to get Darth Vaders little ship that he uses in A New Hope.

And thanks for that! I didn't know! (or I forgot)
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