Post by JonartDesigns on Jan 20, 2006 19:02:17 GMT -5
Bonven- lets have a hypothetical question here. If you were to pick 2 of the flesh colored heads already released to recycle for the spiderman 3 villains.... would you go with draco (hp) for topher grace, and the new ron (hp) for thomas hayden church?
also, any minifigs on the horizon with the mj/hermoine hair in tan(blonde)?
Post by chronicler on Jan 20, 2006 20:36:12 GMT -5
I was actually quiet disappointed with some of the recent harry potter sets... They were great an all but i feel it was missing two essential characters, Cedric Diggory and Flur Delacor the other two competitors in the triwizard tornimate, also i could imagin a flur carage being made for a set.
Post by chronicler on Jan 20, 2006 20:41:51 GMT -5
Actually thinking about it you lot are going to have real trouble with the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Lego Set, ive recently read the book and realised that there isnt much to build sets on, alot of it is based around what we have already seen. I mean the only potter things i can think of you making into lego sets from Order of the phoenix is...
The Ministary of Magic - during the end of the book alot of the action takes place there The other Lego set i guess would be The Black Family House - Where the first part of the story takes place.
Other than that i see you getting really stuck at parts for ideas
Post by ThatBlockoGuy on Jan 21, 2006 14:23:06 GMT -5
Just wondering, why does Lego still put an age range on their packaging. I understand a starting age, but why the reccomended age limit? Does it have to do with the challenge level in building the set?
Post by chronicler on Jan 22, 2006 17:02:27 GMT -5
Pitty was looking forward to Spiderman 3, dam that marvel...
However may you consider this the televison show Red Dwarf, im not to sure how populare Red Dwarf is outside of the Uk i know they show it in America and Canada and all around the world to that matter...
Res the Red Dwarf Set, space but with comedy, and a play set would be cool... Think of it this way, Red Dwarf has had many series with strange episodes but lots of sets could be made by it
Ok you could start off with small sets like...
Lister - With Blaster Cannon in cargo hold Rimmer - In Holo Room Krytan - In Medi Equpment
Middle sized Sets...
Lister n Rimmer - in Red Dwarf Sleeping Quarters. Lister n Krytan - in Medi bay Lister, Cat N Krytan - In Red Dwarf Kitchen. Lister n Kochansky - In underground tunnels
Then Big Sets
Starbug playset with whole crew, open up to reveal five different rooms, Control Room, Kitchen n bedroom, Medibay and finally cargo hold.
Red Dwarf itself with full krew including holly holographic pic. opens up contains 6 rooms, The Bridge, Lister and Rimmers quarters, medibay, cargo hold, space ship port, and holoroom.
Found this on the web
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2006 17:17:39 GMT -5 by chronicler
you say marvel wont give you a license but how did you manage to do spiderman? Won't is a strong word. Marvel has a new contract with Megabloks to do construction toys based on the comics and some of the movies. This is a deal that went through in 2005. when we did SM 1+2 this wasn't the case.
Have you ever considered doing a more adult verson of lego sets, i dont mean Adult as in the R Rated but i mean a collectors lego set as much like movie related sets or the movies Alien, Terminator, Die Hard, Pirates of the Carribbean? Harry Potter is getting there...If the right property comes along, we might. But Lego is for kids, so unless a R-rated feature does something for the kiddies as well, it's probably not gonna happen. So Preacher Lego is a long way away....
would you go with draco (hp) for topher grace, and the new ron (hp) for thomas hayden church? Probably. Depends on how they look in the movie.
also, any minifigs on the horizon with the mj/hermoine hair in tan(blonde)? Not for the moment.
Are the Batman Symbols on the bricks or are they stickers. Cause I dont really like the look of it being on every single vehicle. It just doesnt seem like Batman to have his sign on everything. I totally agree and can say that you'll be happy to know that they are stickers. I even put in more batlogo's than needed on the sticker sheets. So I hope to see the logo's on cell phones, pencil cases and everything soon.
Just wondering, why does Lego still put an age range on their packaging. I understand a starting age, but why the reccomended age limit? Does it have to do with the challenge level in building the set? You answered the question yourself. We have done extensive research about children's building abilities for all age groups and even test the models on kids to make absolutely sure. Note this, the bigger the box the higher the agemark. Sometimes the number of bricks is a factor as well, because of the time that the kids have to search for bricks.
As much as i like Red dwarf, it's probably to british (intelligent) for a mass audience. But your figures are right on.
Thanks Bonven. Man, I feel so sorry for those kids whose parents are going to tell them that they can't have the batcave because it's too "old" for them.
I feel worse for the kids who's parents tell them they can't take the sets apart because thats how the set is supposed to be. But I trust most parents are smart enough to realize the age guidelines are guidelines - and whether thier kid is bright enough to take on something a wee bit beyond his age range.
Or in the case of me, a wee bit below his age range
Post by chronicler on Jan 23, 2006 19:43:20 GMT -5
Bah Lego is only for kids who said that!
Glad you like the Red Dwarf Lego, if i was more skilled at designing the mini figs i would make them for real.
The thing is thow, I watched Red Dwarf when i was a kid "There may have been an age limit on the show at the time" I think Red Dwarf was a 12 certificate, anyway in my oppion with todays standards i would say its very much PG...
I believe that one of your more populare sets have been space ships, i mean just look at the star wars lot Hot Cakes or what?
I think Red Dwarf would appeal to not only the older generation of fans but a new generation of kids,
Look at it from a kids point of view.
Space adventers with red dwarf, a giant red lego space ship. Its crew is a holograme, robot, cat mutation, and the only two surviving humans.
Would love to see Red Dwarf as a set, but what you got to remember is what was Star Wars? wasnt the recent one 13? and what about Harry Potter, goblet of fire was a 12a certificate...
In my oppion kids would love the Red Dwarf set if it was created.
So boven what do you think of my Red Dwarf set ideas too, dont you think it would be brilliant as a lego set?
Post by Speak N' Spell on Jan 24, 2006 12:11:12 GMT -5
I feel worse for the kids who's parents tell them they can't take the sets apart because thats how the set is supposed to be.
seriously! I actually did a day of work at the LEGO store in downtown disney and some lady was asking me what the best glue to use on LEGO sets was. I kicked her in the shin and ran away. (jk, but I do hate it when you can't build with brick again, its the only downside of those huge sculptures).
Another tidbit about the age ranges. When an uneducated parent buys a set for their child they may just buy what they think looks cool. so they may get an extremely complicated set like the UCS Death Star when their child should be playing with something like the Friendly Zoo.
This would lead to a bad experience with the product and may turn a parent away from LEGO for a long long time. So part of the age grading is to help kids and the other part is to educate parents.
Sorry no Batman Begins figure where ever designed. We went straight for something out of the comics. and i think I would like to hold on to any sketches, just in case we have to do anything from Batman begins.
Post by JonartDesigns on Jan 30, 2006 15:15:13 GMT -5
Bonven, Is there any possibility of redoing this head slightly (ala the harry osborn head is almost identical the the studios "gent/ norman osborn" head but slightly updated) in flesh tone? maybe as an additional goon or cop or something
And here's some viking sketches made by my colleague Lauge Drewes, who also did a fantastic job on the final Viking decals.
This one was made to see what overall look the vikings should have. We danes see the vikings to have big beards (think Gimli from Lotr) but a test showed that the kids thought that men with beards were old and not cool (!) Therefore no big viking beards
Sketches for some of the Viking upper bodies. Pretty close to the final ones, but they where less detailed.
and for Jonart's question about the minifigure head: No plans for this time. But if i have to do a henchman with a white goatee, I'll take a look at that head again.
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