Oh dear... better pictures of the Power Miner setsPosted by Huw, 23 Sep 2008 17:43Better pictures have turned up on Brickshelf. But now I'm not so sure about them; it looks like they contain a lot of large single-use pieces. 64 comments on this article By comandercody654 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 17:39they are more clearer By thelegokitty14n5 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 17:54Cool! they make it truly good to look at. By mvila09 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 18:04Finally!Better pics they look better then the ones on Brother Brick or Euro Brick.I think im gonna change my mind about not buying Power Miners.They look so clear. By Captin Rex in United States, 23 Sep 2008 18:05Yeah , I saw them a cuple days ago. It helps us decide if there any good or not. I might get a fe of the smaller ones. By Gus263 in Brazil, 23 Sep 2008 18:11I saw some good pics in Eurobricks. I don't liked the sets, the wheels looks too big and the drill too. Some sets have bionicle pieces, what makes them looks a bit odd to system sets. The color is like of the Exo-force set Chameleon Hunter, but this color scheme isn't too common on other themes, so it will not be so useful though it is nice. By Kulturkampf in United States, 23 Sep 2008 18:11Got a link to em? All I can see is the very small picture by the news article... By Kulturkampf in United States, 23 Sep 2008 18:14Oh found it, went to brickshelf. Nevermind :) By Mr. F in Canada, 23 Sep 2008 18:36Now that I have seen better pics I think they look A LOT better. They look very buyable and I actually LIKE the blue helmets. This could work... By legolegend88, 23 Sep 2008 19:41Well not bad it make me feel bad for trashing it earlier. I still hate the color scheme though and those rock monsters are small. I'll probably get the drill but thats all. By Nermal in United States, 23 Sep 2008 19:43I'm in for the blue helmets. That big drill one looks kinda cool, actually. If any, I'd get that. By hustla187 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 19:53Blue helmets will be a rare piece but I won't buy the sets. By Mr. F in Canada, 23 Sep 2008 20:21I'll probably get the drill, the two tractors, and that large vehicle. By x-lego-x in Canada, 23 Sep 2008 21:05I REALY dislike the pieces used for the drill/wheels/blades, they don't look like something I'd ever use in any of my models. And to add to that, while the green color is good for these sets, it wouldn't be very usefull in many other models.I might buy ONE, just to get one of the blue helmets/figs, but that's it.-xLEGOx By legolegend88, 23 Sep 2008 21:26I think that there are to many big pieces that take up the whole set like the drills, blades, and armor. Whats up with the rock monsters they are so small. By asianlego in Malaysia, 23 Sep 2008 21:50I agree with legolegend88 about the big pieces, pieces keep getting bigger and bigger and more useless to other creations. What is this, Mega Bloks? And also Power Miners if you look at it uses too many Technic pieces. Where are the good old days of Lego? By Brickmeister1138 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 22:45I must say that they look quite nice. My only problem is the red. P.S. I don't know, you could probably make preety good construction tunnel driller for roads or subways out of these sets. I may do some hybrid trains/power miners MOCs with these. I also like the new rock monsters, they look like somthing out of Star Trek. By water jedi 17 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 22:47I agree about the huge pieces and I don't like any of the sets.The largest set seems to have something I never expected:a rock monster launcher(has lego lost their creativity?)I also noticed that the power miners have no base like the rock raiders did.All the sets are drilling vehicles,anybody else notice that? By orange_808 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 22:51I kinda like the drilling one now that i see a clearer picture. To bad the drill peices were not cromed though. =( By Brickmeister1138 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 22:52In reality, a giant drill bit that was shiny would stay that way for about 10.34 seconds of drilling, and then it would dull and get scratched and covered in the dust from the rocks it was just drilling. By Nermal in United States, 23 Sep 2008 22:55I'm sold on the Orange motorbike. That piece looks cool. By Brickmeister1138 in United States, 23 Sep 2008 23:01I thought it was Red.? By Cashcleaner in Canada, 24 Sep 2008 03:04Ouch! Owww owww owww owww!!!! Seriously, please! Make it stop. The bright green bricks are burning holes in my retinas. By legolegend88, 24 Sep 2008 07:56ok good for you. By Trandoshan in Canada, 24 Sep 2008 08:04OH dear is right i don't really like the look of them now,i might get some of the smaller ones. By dragon_teenager in United States, 24 Sep 2008 09:23I'll get one or two for the parts. But I'm very disappointed. This theme could have been so much better. By ngclarkiv in United States, 24 Sep 2008 10:40Yeah it could have been better. Its not going to beat the ol rock raiders. By krysto2002 in United States, 24 Sep 2008 15:06well..... they're better...Okay, I admit the larger image is good but what I saw scared me. The drill was uber-big and the vehicle was bulky, and the rock monster... UGLY! Either way, they may still be preliminary images and still under construction (perhaps there is still a chance that LEGO doesn't totally ruin Rock Raiders). By Jon_Brick in Canada, 24 Sep 2008 16:17the golden age of lego was when every thing was blocky sure it looked farther from the real thing but you could rebuild it into something esle now every thing looks realistic but you can't build it into something else cause of all the custom bricks it sad By peppermintmecha in United Kingdom, 24 Sep 2008 16:41I rather like them. I am loving the helmets, it would have been nice to have the old grey and brown ones back but blue is good too. The unusual green is nice, makes a change from all the white and grey of Star Wars any day. I think i will but some of this lego.As for the "custom" parts, it takes just as much skill to include the "customs" in a MOC as it does to mkae plain bricks resemble something other than a blocky lump. =D By Smallsam99 in United States, 24 Sep 2008 17:14The outfits and idea is cool and I would have gotten they but it's just that they look too juniorized to be lego. The rock raiders were better. Also the rock rock monsters look dumd, Rocky was way better and bigger. By Smallsam99 in United States, 24 Sep 2008 17:16Also the vechicles look way too big, the only one I like is the big one with the razor blades the other are stupid espically the mech. By comandercody654 in United States, 24 Sep 2008 17:30one of the monsters looks a little like clayface By legolegend88, 24 Sep 2008 17:52I know and does any else notice that they are smaller than the originals. By jonbuddy in United States, 24 Sep 2008 20:53I don't like them that much. The new monsters look ridiculous! Ridiculoysly BAD! By Trandoshan in Canada, 25 Sep 2008 06:29I love the new monsters, if only they were brown to match the origanals By snoboarder31 in United States, 25 Sep 2008 12:29I dunno, I think the new monsters are funny (in a good way). Besides, who knows? lego usually releases more than one line per theme. Maybe the next wave will be better. By dynamo in United States, 25 Sep 2008 17:05I think the new monsters are kinnda cute(he he). By LEGOMaster1000 in United States, 25 Sep 2008 18:28I just noticed something. The symbol looks exactly like the Rock Raiders symbol. By legolegend88, 25 Sep 2008 18:58Dynamo you r freaking me out/ By peppermintmecha in United Kingdom, 26 Sep 2008 15:37Just a quick question... What are "Single Use" elements? Are they Lego bricks that crumble to dust after you take them from their original model? Or are they just parts that the majority of AFOLs dislike and refuse to try and use in their MOCs or just plain can't due to lack of imagination/creativity? By dragon_teenager in United States, 26 Sep 2008 19:00The latter. By Captain in United States, 26 Sep 2008 20:09Ugh. Why did they have to choose such a wretched color scheme? When you have a bright color like that, you balance it out with a darker color. For example, there are several transformers that have the very same lime green as these power miners. But instead of orange, the green was paired with dark purple. And you know what? It looked good. But no. Lego discontinues purple bricks, and then makes such an awful color choice. They should have stuck with something earthy with bright-ish accents, like the rock raider sets. By legonut72, 26 Sep 2008 20:25the best picture is when we have one By Topsy Cret in Sweden, 27 Sep 2008 03:46Well, I have to say, Rock Raiders also had a lot of large pieces so yeah... Anyway, the new scale of pieces in the sets show some promise for customs. By snoboarder31 in United States, 27 Sep 2008 10:22why is everyone being so harsh? If you don't like them, don't buy them. The sets that don't do well get discontinued. By legolegend88, 27 Sep 2008 10:50snoboarder31:were just giving are own opinion. By snoboarder31 in United States, 27 Sep 2008 17:46okay, fair enough. By bountyhunter29, 28 Sep 2008 19:17yuck. By BlackRabbit in Canada, 29 Sep 2008 23:32best ones are the mech and the small tracked vehicle.the rest i dont have much to say about .they are kinda like exo force or racers in the way that its teccnic and regular bricks put together .and the bucket wheel on the big set does look nicley done By LSW_obsessed in United States, 30 Sep 2008 00:10i just like the helmets they are awesome :) By Jim Java in United States, 03 Oct 2008 06:14OK, I'm going to assume that the set is not actually using the yellow skinned minifigures, or the neon-green coloring on the vehicles.... Right? By peppermintmecha in United Kingdom, 03 Oct 2008 15:52Yellow skinned minifigures are Lego, its the peach that are wrong. (not to start an argument or anything, just my opinion)Why has everyone got such an issue with the colour scheme? Giant big excavation machiens are most often coloured in super bright shades of yellow and green (this has been pointed out before) plus Lego is a childs toy and children do like bright colours. It makes sense to use those shades for mining lego models. It looks like a really cool set with lots of elements that allows for successful combination of technic, new technic and traditional lego blocks in a rare colour. It will see the ressurection of some cool headgear. The only issue i have is the "stock" faces, most small themes had unique characters, but then again looking at the back catalogue there were many stock faces back when i was younger i just couldnt buy enough lego to notice it. Hohum, the uniforms look cool too. By legoguysw in United Kingdom, 04 Oct 2008 09:01These look quite good, it's a shame i can't get many, if any at all, as i am saving up for the new Castle market place on EB. By lego12 in United States, 04 Oct 2008 11:03Wow, these look....ummm....wierd.....sorry I haven't posted in a while! I'm glad to see some of you here!Lego12 By popchik in United States, 06 Oct 2008 23:19Hum... Im skeptic. There transitions between boinicle and real Lego are even more poorly done then mars mission. I might get the drill, it looks at lest half-way decent, and the big rig for nothing more then the orange bike. other then that, it's meh. By popchik in United States, 07 Oct 2008 01:04Ok sorry for doble-posting, for all who want the orange bike but don't want to spend $70-upwards for a marginal set, there's a town set that has JUST an orange bike. so i take back what i said about getting the big'em. By bionicle101 in United States, 09 Oct 2008 20:30I like them except for the monters By Brickmeister1138 in United States, 09 Oct 2008 21:38I think that these sets would be perfect for large real life mioning and construction MODS. The miner's uniforms and helmets would also make a very good Star Wars-Style piolice uniform. By ARC170Dinofighter in Canada, 12 Oct 2008 16:56These are better than I origonally thought. Maybe I will buy some- they could be easily morphed for Mars Mission. More miners, more aliens... this is looking up... By albero78 in Belgium, 16 Oct 2008 09:54I don't like them. they seem old and too childish. I don't like the colour choice. By comandercody654 in United States, 17 Oct 2008 18:12guys a new picture of the power miners has shown up! heres the link http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3480972 By DanTheLegoMan, 18 Oct 2008 00:09Thanks comandercody654, the crystals look really cool. I might get these yet... By comandercody654 in United States, 18 Oct 2008 00:17found even better pictures! heres th link http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3481939 By jonbuddy in United States, 19 Oct 2008 10:54They look O.K....but I don't plan on getting them. I'm gettin the Castle Town Square! It will sell faster than you can say LEGOS! Commenting has ended on this article.