Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Boy who screams, Apr 20, 2008.
I think I have like 3 of the Luke's from Cloud City lol. Still need this!
Okay also grabbed NES last night and then the Mario starter set today. Lot of LEGO love rn.
Barracuda Bay arrived today. Built the first four bags.
Easily the most complex LEGO set I've ever built.
Worth the wait and the trouble.
The lego store in Austin was pick up only but I dod snap a pic at the window
a Target I stopped by (Cedar Park, TX) had the new Mario sets up
Yeah I ended up getting the Mario starter set with the Mole freebie (store only, we did curbside pickup). It was hard to get through on the phone. My 8yo daughter seems interested in these so we'll give it a try, for the price of entry I definitely wanted the free set though!
that mushroom surprise poly is $3.99 at Target if anyone wants it but doesn't want to spend the minimum at Lego
Went to Barnes & Noble on my lunch break and saw they had a Mario blind bag box with 18/20. Decided to take the chance and got a complete set, but only one of each for Peepa and Bullet Bill. I hate blind bag hunting so much so this was pretty much perfect. I think I'm gonna populate my Barracuda Bay with a bunch of these like a crashed koopa ship.
Downtown Diner shipping date pushed back again
I love that the NES set can have you insert and push down to lock the game cartridge into the system and then push it again to unlock and release it. (Blowing air into the cartridge being optional, of course. ) Very clever engineering on top of the micro scale pipe zone (complete with worlds 2 to 4 warp pipes) easter egg hidden inside the back of the system.
Previously I had no plans to pick up any of the Mario sets as the bluetooth scan play features didn't appeal to me at all but now I'm tempted to at least get the start course for Mario to interact with the NES set's television screen.
Folks saying you can easily buy a real NES system and play the original Super Mario Bros. game for about the same price, are missing the point of this set. It's a nostalgia trip built with Lego and the engineering behind it is genius. (While I don't have an original NES any more, I do have the miniatured Classic emulator version of it with a few games on it, that was released a few years ago.)
Day three of my Barracuda Bay build. I have to display this big thing on top of this bookshelf because of our kittens (that and the ridiculously tall masts) when they said it was big, they weren't kidding, it's HUGE!
But can you push the cartridge just enough to rub the edge of the opening when you push it down so the game actually works?
Is it weird that I only want the camera and nothing else from that Mickey/Minnie set?
Top loading NES forever!!!
Not having a gift-with-purchase Game Genie set seems like a missed opportunity
So I finished building Barracuda Bay today.
Figured even with the extra parts distributed around the island, it still needed a few more parts I happenedto have on-hand. A cat, two more sharks, a clam, an Octopus, a red and green parrot (this and the octopus came from my very first LEGO Pirates set, 6240 Kraken Attackin'), an additional anchor I'd intended to replace the one included in the set (foiled by a lack of a mounting stud), a crab, and an oar.
fun build, gorgeous set!
I agree; it's very well done. While some may bemoan the departures LEGO took from the IDEAS submission, personally I love that they gave it old school Pirates flavor, and that it's not just a hideout, but you get a sweet homage to the Black Seas Barracuda in there as well. I'm not a big Pirates guy (although my wife and I bought pretty much every set in the 2009 wave of sets, including the gorgeous Imperial Flagship), so I'm passing on this set. But yeah, the execution from submission to final set was excellent.
I want a Classic Space submission in the same vein. Maybe a crashed ship being used as an outpost. The ship can be built as a whole ship, or left as some sort of makeshift colony.
Do we know the GWPs for November and December yet? I'm trying to plan my purchases.
Nov and Dec? Do we even know Sept or Oct already? AFAIK we don't often know more than a month or two out, and I don't know anything beyond the current terrible offer.
I can see the appeal of the TV/console set. There's other things I'd rather spend that kind of money on but it's still cool.
But LEGO Mario (the builder sets) have yet to draw me in when I have Super Mario Maker 2. I can either build a physical set to tap Mario around on...or an actual video course that an actual video Mario can play in. I'll take the latter any day and everyday.
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