Walmart.ca publishes more 2014 images

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We might have expected Walmart.ca to be asked by LEGO to remove their images of 2014 sets following their discovery the other day, but it seems the opposite has occurred - they've now published more: Friends, Disney Princess and Creator.

These are the first images of most of these sets to have surfaced and I think you'll find many of interest. I predict the Disney Princess sets will fly off the shelves. There are some great Creator sets too and I'm particularly lovin' this Furry Creatures one. However, those that were hoping that Emerald Express was to be a set to rival the Emerald Night will be sorely disappointed...

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By in United States,

Ariel and Cinderella have set pictures switched.

I was really getting my hopes up about 'emerald express.' I'm not sure I've been this sad all week . . . :(

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By in United Kingdom,

No they don't, but the names were switched so I've changed them.

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By in Belgium,

The Animal Creator sets look like fine sets, even just for parts already.
Love that mountain hut, even more since it has also some nice parts like the light blue door and windows.

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By in Belgium,

The Mountain Hut is pretty good. I like the Sunset Speeder too, particularly how it's a similar style to the Blue Roadster. I haven't noticed previously but do they release a similar style racing car every year?

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By in United States,

Wow! love the hero factory! reminds me of exo-force :)

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By in Hungary,

That Emerald Express is supercute, minifig scale or not. With a slight modification it fits perfectly for an amusement park train ride.

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By in United States,

LOL! The Emerald Express- such a laugh. And I suppose a lot of you thought it would be like the Emerald Night. ROFL!

And somehow, the the Splitter reminds me of the giant creatures from Pacific Rim- specifically the flat head-horns, seemingly giant size, and the mouth style.

BTW, Huw, there's a misstype on 44021 SPLITTER Beast vs FURNO & EVO- There's only one "I" in the name "SPLITTER", not two.

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By in Canada,

Furry Creatures is the one that really caught my eye. Love the use of handlebars as the cat's eyebrows. Great year for Creator. The Friends beach house is nice too.

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By in United Kingdom,

this furry creatures set is a MUST for me, in multiple copies. Super cute all of the models, but loving the puppy one

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By in United Kingdom,

My soon to be 4 year old daughter is going to LOVE those princess sets, particularly the Rapunzel one as it comes with Flynn as well!

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By in United States,

I actually like quite a few of the Disney ones. I can see storing them away until my 18 month old daughter gets a bit older. Maybe two Rapunzel sets to build the tower up a bit...

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By in United States,

Looking at the illustrations of the Emerald Express, this is a set that will be bought several times to build a train with wagons. Nice strategy LEGO ;)

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By in United States,

Thanks for the pictures. A lot look pretty similar to the pre-lims that were shown. But good to see close ups. I will definitely be buying all of the friend and Disney sets and a few creator sets for my daughter, which fills the gap since there are few sets I want in the first part of the year. Nice strategy LEGO.

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By in Australia,

Yes!!! The friends harvest set with 5 red apples that I can spot!!! About time the red one came back!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, the princess sets really suffer from "big piece" and "sticker overload" syndromes.

They probably have a very high fee to pay Disney for using the IP but its still disappionting to see some nice designs so compromised. 41054 Rapunzel’s Tower of Creativity could have been so much better with a few more (printed) pieces :(

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=41054-1

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By in Mexico,

Oh wow, that was disappointing, I really wanted a new Emerald train in a box instead of havin to buy 2 or 3 sets of the same to get a very simple train :/

And that Sunset Speedre (31017) looks way too similar to 6913-1 :/.

But at least that Mountain Hut and Furry creatures look cool

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By in United States,

Kitty!

The Mountain Lodge looks pretty good.

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By in United Kingdom,

Soooo looking forward to the Friends sets, and to a lesser extent the Disney Princesses. The juice bar, harvest and beach house are immediate favourites, even without seeing all the internal details which I'm sure will exist.

Loving all the new parts/elements/colours too - gold swirls, strawberry tiles, trans light blue 1x1 bricks... yes please!

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By in United States,

That cat is very cute.

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By in United States,

I've decided I'll have to buy the Princess sets for myself. Also, the Mountain Lodge has a brick built eagle instead of a molded bird. Interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it Just me or do the new beasts from the Hero factory sets remind anyone else of the Kaiju creatures from Pacific Rim?

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By in United States,

The two Cinderella sets are definite winners, especially the carriage--I am loving those wheels!
The Friends sets all look pretty good, too (hope those fruit tiles are printed!), as well as the Creator models. These brick-built animals look better than any of the Creator animals yet, so I'll probably pick up multiples if I can.

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By in United States,

The cat and mouse is super cute.

It's sad that all the minifigure themes are horrible garbage, besides maybe the movie sets. However all the mini doll sets look like lots of fun! The juice bar (with red apple), the beach house, really nice looking. All the Disney sets, really nice.

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By in United States,

@jangafett, me too. :P

Nice looking sets, I think this is one of my favorite Police styles yet - but I can only spend so much so I might just pick up 31015 and save my money for Superheros, The LEGO Movie sets, CMF, and already released Lone Ranger, Galaxy Squad, and Castle. :P

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By in France,

Furry creatures is fantastic. It looks a lot like the MOCs you often see in the lego store through the portholes.

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By in United States,

We will have to get the Merida set just because of those bears!!

What is interesting is that the Friends and Disney lines at least will have some appeal here, while Ninjago is the only item next year that my son is going to have interest in. I'm still very disappointed by about every line that is focused on boys.

On Friends, most of those will be winners, but I do see they are starting to recycle a bit...
juice bar = another shop
beach house = another house
Another horse set

It is still being far more innovative, though, than anything within the City line.

I am also noticing with this release, they have moved away from inserting some of the more unique non-traditional girl sets. There is no karate set, magician set, or science lab set. I find that element a bit disappointing, since those were always some of the most exciting and unique sets.

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By in United States,

Nice Crash Truck, now these images make me believe that the model is based of a Colet K-Series Jaguar

The cat in the new creator set looks like one of my cats.

I like the new small Creator sets, but why no plastic box? Anyway, I ended up with a huge amount I didn't need, so less waste.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Castle romance set is extremely disappointing. I was hoping for something like the Vampyre castle.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Clearly your concept of "romance" is slightly different to mine....

The Creator sets look great, particularly the furry creatures !

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By in United States,

US prices based on the CA prices:
31018 $13
76011 $20
10672 $25
31017 $13
Not going to do HF
31021 $20 (best ppp in the $20 range in a while)
60061 $30
31025 $40 (so going to get that, only 7.3 cents pp and a minifig as well)
31014-31015 $5 or $6 (not sure yet, been both in the past)
31020 $18
76012 $30
31022 $25 (not worth it for 186 pieces IMO)
76010 $13
31019 $20 (another good ppp for the price)

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By in United States,

^41021 is Poodles Little Palace, and 60661 doesn't exist. Which sets do you mean? EDIT: Ah, I see it was a typo. ;-)

Anyway, I'm loving these sets! 2014 looks like a great year.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I agree, I don't think there's ever been a year where I like all the sets until now!

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By in United States,

Love the mountain hut and the creator animals are pretty cute too. Emerald Express is a big yes too.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really like these sets! I'm already looking forward to 2014. Even Hero Factory has System scale minifigures, which is great to see! :-D (and they look a million times better than those ghastly Bionicle ones with those badly thought out legs...)

Now I'm just waiting for the rest of the SW and Chima pics to come through, and I'll be over the moon! :-) Not too long to wait now! :-D

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By in United States,

@TheOneVeyronian If Walmart.ca adds even more, it could be tonight or tomorrow if they choose. I wouldn't be surprised at all.

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By in United States,

Star Wars pictures were leaked first, months ago. If you search hard enough you will find the pictures. Brickset can't add them because they were stamped.

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By in Australia,

Is that Dexter in the Mountain Hut? ;)

My favourites are the Furry Creatures and the Emerald Express, though I'm in two minds if I will buy a few of these sets to build a full train.

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By in United States,

@The Green Brick Giant, they are waiting for the images WITHOUT watermarks.

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By in United States,

That mountain hut looks wonderful. It should make a fun companion to the Minecraft sets as well.

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By in United States,

Have we seen the plant sprouts from Sunshine Harvest before?

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By in United States,

Those Creator sets are wonderful; I will definitely be getting the Mountain Hut, Furry Creatures, Forest Animals, and Emerald Express. I hope I can add the Sunser Speeder and Highway Cruiser to our collection too, but those Friends and Princess sets are going to deplete my LEGO budget. I wish there were more boys in the Friends sets (someone humorously pointed out that there are more horses than boys in Heartlake City on a Friends forum), but it's great to see that I have Prince Eric, Prince Charming, and Flynn Rider to play with in the Princess line with my daughters. We'll be adding all of the Friends and Princess sets to our collection.

The Princess sets are really great, but the doghouse in the Romantic Castle is a bit of a head-scratcher. I wish that LEGO would have focused on one or two princesses to build up a larger cast of mini-dolls for each princess. It would be swell to have the Cinderella's stepsisters and stepmother, Ariel's King Triton, Ursula, and Vanessa, and Rapunzel's Mother Gothel. Hopefully we'll see these and other princesses added to the line in the future.

It would be great to some of the non-princess Disney get some LEGO love too- Peter Pan and The Jungle Book come to mind. Peter Pan could have some great sets.

I just looked over the sets again and saw Pascal on the balcony with Rapunzel. Sweet!

@tamamahm: I have to disagree a bit about Friends "recycling." In three years, there have only been two houses so far. I wouldn't mind there being more houses than that! There does always seem to be a new shop released, but they have all be done well so far that I'm okay with having a good shopping district. The Sunshine Harvest set with the tractor is a bit non-traditional and not stereotypical. I do agree that the horses are getting a bit overdone in the line though, and it's starting to show: the Sunshine Ranch's color scheme is pretty awful compared to the rest of the Friends sets- too much color-blocking with the white all together and large spots of magenta.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Isabella and Lego liker - I guessed that already! :-) Deffo not long to wait now!

@The Green Brick Giant - I was also talking about seeing final pics - I've seen the prelims already, but I find them underwhelming and rather blurry. I'm all for non-confidential images ;-)

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By in Canada,

Huh. The mountain hut has burps. That's rare for a creator set.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Burps?

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By in United States,

The Furry Creatures and Forest Creatures sets are quite unusual. I don't recall Lego ever making sets that were quite this "toony" and expressive. I love the concept! I bet those two sets will be a big hit with the kids, and some of the adults too. :)

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By in United States,
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By in Denmark,

I had so hoped for "Beauty and the beast" ... with the beast being a Hulk-sized monster.

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By in United States,

The train looks kind of silly. Why not the name of mini train, and save the fancy train for an expensive set.

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By in United States,

The new Hero Factory theme reminds me of the movie Pacific Rim. The villains even look like Kaiju from the movie.

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By in Canada,

@Patch: Big Ugly Rock Pieces. BURPs. Those large single-piece rock faces. There are at least two of them in the Mountain Hut, which is rare for a creator set because they usually steer clear of specialised parts.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks :D

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By in United States,

TheOneVeyronian, I think the Star Wars sets are underwhelming because they are Star Wars sets. :) They really need new TV shows and movies right away. haha

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By in United States,

@ericjohn

Friends is not recycling like the Ciry line does...

"Hey, what should we build now that this police station is getting outdated...
I know!! A new police station!!! " ;-)

I simply mean that last go around there was a school and a ship. Both items were completely new. In January we got a pool, which was again completely new. The larger sets this time aren't completely new. Shop, house, horse...when compared to larger sets last year. That is really all I mean.... a bit of rehash, as opposed to completely new to the line. I agree, I don't mind an extra house, but I am used to looking to Lego Friends for really one of the few areas within Lego that I feel is being a more innovative with ideas. In that I was a bit let down despite liking the sets.

Having said that, they are at least an exponential order or more in creativity than what we typically get in the city line. Yes, it is a shop, but when was the last time city had a juice bar? My girls will like all the larger sets, and I like the color of the juice bar...nice color palette.

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By in United States,

Disney was casting in st louis MO this week for the new star wars movie.

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By in Germany,

@tamamahm (and @ericjohn): well, it was rather easy for Friends to not repeat itself, as it was a completely new line.

Now that it isn't that new anymore, it has to start repeating itself. At this point, completely new things would have to be waging into other lines' territory — like, "OMG mommy, a pink police station with a puppy", or "OMG daddy, a lime-green fire station with a fawn", or "OMG granny, a lavender space station with a dolphin", that sort of thing. But TLG won't let their lines eat up each other's profits (and wisely so), thus we start to get repetition instead. And soon enough it will be just complete rehashing of the same old, same old.

Actually I am quite surprised to see new Friends sets at all, I thought they'd get superceded by the Disney Princess thing. Again, what with eating each other's sales and all.

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By in United States,

^ Well, there were 2 Lego Friends shows on Disney Channel the last 2 Sundays at 9AM - 30 minutes each with commercials, so it's possible there could be room for both, especially if MLP:FiM starts to wane with females with this 1-2 punch.

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By in United States,

i like the hero factory, but surge is my Fav. and he aint in the first wave :P

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By in United States,

With all the new animal molds in friends and princess it looks like there may be a very small chance for a lego zoom/aquarium in the future. Wonder what the prices for the animals will be on bricklink?

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By in Australia,

Well. Emerald Express was a let down. I wasn't expecting another Emerald Night, but I thought another addition to the beautiful trains (which was the TGV/Horizon Express for 2013) was going to happen.

Dang it.

I LOVE the mountain hut, though. That's gorgeous. And like I said before, at least something interesting is going on in Heartlake City. I love that Juice Bar. Why can't City still be this original?

I'm not gonna lie, I actually find the Movie Exclusive Collectable Minifigs to be pretty disappointing. The only ones I like are the mermaid, panda guy, and the two historical figures. I think I'll pass on the rest of them.

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By in United Kingdom,

FYI Wallmart have also posted the Super Hero set images too

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By in United States,

Is it sad that I am strongly considering buying the majority of the Disney Princess sets to quell my desire for more Castle sets that don't seem to be coming?

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By in United States,

^@Kliq: The next castle wave is probably in the summer, just like every other Castle wave in the past three years.

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By in United States,

Ahhhh, I wish I had more money. Those Creator sets look fabulous. *_*

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By in United States,

@ Aanchir: Huh? We didn't even get a castle "wave" in 2012. Also, it was almost exactly a year ago that we at least heard rumors about the 2013 sets. Of course, I can still hope that you are right. ;]

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By in United States,

@Kliq The Kingdoms Joust and chess sets were released in 2012. Mini wave...

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By in Taiwan,

Even though the hut is an iteresting idea, I hope it is given different colors from the cabin. And I think the mountain wall needs more dark colors to show its layer of snow.

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By in United States,

@Kliq: That's probably just because they didn't want to risk competing with their own products when they launched LotR.

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By in United States,

I honestly gave up on Hero Factory this past winter but I LOVE the new sets! I will definitely get some (or all) of them! The Disney Princess sets look fantastic too and I must have them!

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By in United States,

^^^ Yooha said, "That Emerald Express is supercute, minifig scale or not. With a slight modification it fits perfectly for an amusement park train ride."

Since it's red & green it could be the second ride at the Winter Village Market.

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By in United States,

@Aanchir It may be just me but I think TMNT competes with Ninjago and Chima. TMNT and Ninjago are both ninja. This one is more of a stretch TMNT and Chima are both animals fighting. If Lego made the castle set that were like the fantasy/fright knights line they would fit right in with LOTR.

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By in United States,

Mountain Hut is a must buy and will go well with the Log Cabin.

I was hoping for larger car sets with a piece count around 280 pieces in the spirit of the Highway Speedster and Super Speedster sets. Still I like the color scheme of this new Sunset Speedster and I will probably end up buying it.

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By in Australia,

I must get the Hero Factory sets. They look so much like Exo-Force. @_@

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By in United States,

@sharky: They usually come every other year (recently: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013) for sets in the 270-320 piece range for vehicles, so this time next year, you'll see a new one.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’m such a convert to the friends range, although not the silly minifigures! They get much better details than the City sets, love the cookies, jam tarts and the juice bar! 2014 is going to be an expensive year!!
And LOL on the emerald express!!

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By in Malaysia,

The Emerald Express lives up to its name alright..... the express most probably means "express build". :)

Although I do hope for a decently priced minifig scaled Creator train with "just" 3-in-1 builds.

Echoing sentiments similar by those before me... 2014 will be devastating to me financially.

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By in Bolivia,

I would so much love friends and Princesses (as opposed to just a partial "like") if it was not for the incompatible minifigures.

Although I am perceiving that Princesses has lazier designs than friends. Definitely more focus on large bricks for buildings.

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By in United States,

.......................Why did you ignore the fact they posted HERO Factory?

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By in United States,

Posted by Zef in Australia, 12 Nov 2013 14:17
Is that Dexter in the Mountain Hut? ;)

I was actually thinking Lego was going to start a Breaking Bad line and this was the New Hampshire scenes from the last episodes! Then they can do the Lincoln or Caddy he drove in the last episode with a bunch of flick missiles in the trunk! :)

RE: Rapunzel's Tower... I was looking so forward to this one, but it is not tall and skinny enough. The Cindy Romance castle looks too much like the Duplo stuff with the big pieces. Was hoping for a great castle rendering of the Cindy Castle from the Theme Park. Sooooo want them to do a big Cinderella Castle along the same lines as the Sydney Opera House and Tower Bridge.

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By in United States,

^^Um, lifelong LEGO fan here. Hero Factory has been one of my favorite themes for several years now. In fact, I've been into constraction themes since the days of Throwbots/Slizer, which is kind of funny because before that I had absolutely no interest in action figures of any kind.

I wouldn't be surprised if more AFOLs start taking interest in Hero Factory now that it has minifigures... after all, the new minifigures' helmets and armor are intercompatible with classic minifigures, and I'm sure you could adapt many of the new mechs for use in System themes.

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By in United States,

@Isabella and Lego Liker, I would be careful saying that. There are lots of Hero Factory fans out there, including me.

^I doubt that the minifigures will stay. The minifigures in those sets are only for scaling purposes. Such as to make the beasts to look like they are MUCH larger than the Heroes. ;-)

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By in United States,

@emraldtiger789 Even so, I can imagine at least a few AFOLs picking up a set or two to modify for their own minifigure-based needs, and who knows? Maybe some of them will get bitten by the constraction bug in the process.

Overall, it bothers me that constraction sets tend to get so little respect from AFOLs (just last week, a review of some of the Chima constraction sets described them as "targeted to kids who don’t enjoy construction toys", as if brick-based construction was the ONLY legitimate type of building toy). There's also a tendency for AFOLs to suggest BIONICLE and Hero Factory sets are all the same and don't have any meaningful differences in appearance or construction. A lot of AFOLs treat constraction themes with much the same attitude as Duplo or Galidor: something that no self-respecting adult collector or MOCist would buy for themselves, and that only has building value as a novelty to base System builds around.

So I appreciate anything (even something as simple as constraction pieces appearing in System sets, or minifigure-scale constraction sets) that might encourage AFOLs to take a closer look at constraction sets and maybe even buy one or two. It's not the same as System, any more than Technic is. But like Technic, constraction sets offer a lot of creative building potential, and the building system allows you to do things that would be unintuitive (if not completely impractical) with a stud-and-tube-based system.

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By in United Kingdom,

The image have been removed from the Walmart site now, it seems...

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By in United States,

maybe we need to remove them here, even though they are safe? I'd also guess they just go back up on Black Friday anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a bit late to the party with this one, but I've just noticed why the Merida figure looks so abysmally wrong - she's wearing mascara!
Come on TLG, making all the Disney princesses fit the Friends body and head shape is fine, in most cases it actually makes them better and less sexualised. But to take the one heroine Disney have who breaks the mould and put mascara on her? That's an oversight of epic proportions!

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