Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Zathras, Feb 5, 2020.
New serie hosted by Will Arnett.
Shows people building stuff in Lego with challenges
It's pretty cool but as with all competition type of shows,makes me wonder if it's scripted.
We watched it. It's pretty good. Like Face Off but with LEGO.
and holy hell is the dude with the flowers in his hair weird.
I was thinking most of the episode: Bring back the MONORAIL!!!!
I wonder if it is coming back. Why else would they have it in there other then to advertise it and build hype for it. They could have just had a normal train set otherwise.
It won't come back. Too many pieces on that build have been permanently retired. They don't make them anymore.
It was there simply because it was an iconic, nostalgic piece.
So what is this show even about? Is it just people having to build a Lego set the quickest?
Competition show, similar to the various cooking tournament shows out there.
The contestants are given a theme and a time limit, and have to execute to the best of their abilities within that limit with unlimited rein of the facilities. The first week, the teams had 15 hours to build a theme park, complete with moving rides.
I don't watch competition shows, so I don't know the formula.
Hmmmmmmmmm, sounds like something that would be fun to watch one time and then never touch afterwards.
They could bring them back. We are on a site that has Hasbro/TakaraTomy bringing back toys from 30+ years ago and releasing them currently so its not like it isn't possible for a company to do it.
If Lego wants to start up a Monorail series, they can totally do it. Besides general sets, they could apply it to their Disneyland based sets.
There's nothing stopping them from developing a new monorail.
But that specific set will never be issued again. Those parts have been retired for a reason, and there's zero precedent for Lego recreating toolings for that purpose, nor have they ever reissued long out-of-print sets like that.
I think the show will be worth following, it seems interesting enough. Hopefully it'll get better as they start to eliminate teams since right now there is a pretty strong gap between the top tier and bottom tier people.
They made "pre-cracked" vintage Space helmets for Lego Movie sets that included Ben the Spaceman
I believe the story at the time was that Lego had outsourced the manufacture tooling for the monorail pieces to a third party company, and when that company went bankrupt and folded, the steel molds were lost so that's why they never made those specific pieces ever again because they physically couldn't without the original molds. To my (admittedly limited) knowledge, Lego had vowed never again to outsource their manufacturing process to a third party after that debacle.
Not just the monorail tracks though. Stuff like the canopies and the hinges they attach with have been retired for ~20 years now.
It's Lego! Build your own monorail and tracks!
The guy in a dress and his partner really suck at this. I'm betting they get canned. They are so uncoordinated.
Massive red flags when they say they'd never worked together like this before. But yeah, in the first episode when he was practically screaming at her to just get the mechanical part of their build done was pretty much "yeah, you guys are toast". Even aside from their lack of chemistry, though, they've clearly never worked at this level. Their build quality was pretty amateurish all around.
Yup. Old ladies too. They are getting ready to turn their build on the side, and the bottom looks like it is falling apart. Looks like all the base pieces are a single layer thick.
Ah, I'm not watching the new episode at the moment.
Figured they were going to be a weak link as well. They made out alright in the first round, but only barely. As the judges said, their "storytelling" was quite good, but their builds were relatively simplistic. They barely had a moving ride. They're very old-school with their techniques, so I don't think they'll hold up to more out-of-the-box challenges.
From the first week, it was only the "Space Land" and "Timbertown" teams that I really felt had their shit together, and had the chemistry to go the long haul. Everybody else was a notable step below.
Some are pretty good. The husband wife team had an awesome one tonight. Looked like Starro from DC with a mouth and a space guy dropping a bomb into it.
Saw episode one. A year or two back I saw the british version of the show, which I quite enjoyed, but they were younger contestants, but their creativity was enormous. Given that one of the first challenges was an automated theme park ride, I wonder how many of the other challenges will be "stolen" as well. (They had an apartment building where everyone builds a floor, everyone built a miniature golf course hole challenge, etc.)
I feel bad for the woman who'd never met the partner before. Not only are they on different books, let alone pages, but she's building one of the requirement aspects of the build and couldn't get any help.
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