Posted by Huw, 23 Sep 2008 17:43. Filed under
Better 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.
they are more clearer
Cool! they make it truly good to look at.
Finally!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.
Yeah , 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.
I 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.
Got a link to em? All I can see is the very small picture by the news article...
Oh found it, went to brickshelf. Nevermind :)
Now 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...
Well 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.
I'm in for the blue helmets. That big drill one looks kinda cool, actually. If any, I'd get that.
Blue helmets will be a rare piece but I won't buy the sets.
I'll probably get the drill, the two tractors, and that large vehicle.
I 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
I 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.
I 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?
I 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.
I 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?
I kinda like the drilling one now that i see a clearer picture. To bad the drill peices were not cromed though. =(
In 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.
I'm sold on the Orange motorbike. That piece looks cool.
I thought it was Red.?
Ouch! Owww owww owww owww!!!! Seriously, please! Make it stop. The bright green bricks are burning holes in my retinas.
ok good for you.
OH dear is right i don't really like the look of them now,i might get some of the smaller ones.
I'll get one or two for the parts. But I'm very disappointed. This theme could have been so much better.
Yeah it could have been better. Its not going to beat the ol rock raiders.
well..... 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).
the 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
I 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
The 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.
Also 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.
one of the monsters looks a little like clayface
I know and does any else notice that they are smaller than the originals.
I don't like them that much. The new monsters look ridiculous! Ridiculoysly BAD!
I love the new monsters, if only they were brown to match the origanals
I 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.
I think the new monsters are kinnda cute(he he).
I just noticed something. The symbol looks exactly like the Rock Raiders symbol.
Dynamo you r freaking me out/
Just 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?
Ugh. 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.
the best picture is when we have one
Well, 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.
why is everyone being so harsh? If you don't like them, don't buy them. The sets that don't do well get discontinued.
snoboarder31:were just giving are own opinion.
okay, fair enough.
best 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
i just like the helmets they are awesome :)
OK, 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?
Yellow 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.
These 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.
Wow, these look....ummm....wierd.....sorry I haven't posted in a while! I'm glad to see some of you here!Lego12
Hum... 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.
Ok 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.
I like them except for the monters
I 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.
These 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...
I don't like them. they seem old and too childish. I don't like the colour choice.
guys a new picture of the power miners has shown up! heres the link http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3480972
Thanks comandercody654, the crystals look really cool. I might get these yet...
found even better pictures! heres th link http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3481939
They 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!
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