70839 The Rexcelsior revealed!

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The Rexcelsior!

The Rexcelsior!

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London Toy Fair starts today, and LEGO is kicking things off with the first reveal of a summer wave set from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: 70839 The Rexcelsior!

The set comes with two minifigures, Emmet Brickowski and Rex Dangervest, each with exclusive prints, as well as plenty of accessories and a huge, fist-shaped battleship! It will apparently retail for £139.99, according to BrickFanatics, and contains 1826 pieces. We will update the article with the pricing in North America and other territories once we find that out.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

133 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Wow that looks really good! But why is there only 2 figures in such an expensive set?

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By in United Kingdom,

wow, another set released so soon (for the summer!) a bit early, isn't it?

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By in United States,

This appears to be like the Hellicarrier and Hogworts, where it’s really more of a microscale. That looks like a small model of Emmets house and versions of other things. That may be why there’s only two minifigures. It’s intetesting, but I’ll want to see more pictures.

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By in Bulgaria,

Seems way too similar to the other Rex ship. Big shrug from me.

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By in Netherlands,

Rapid blasts? Oh boy, are they going for some kinda NERF thing here? Interior's going to be incredibly gimped just to ram in a dumb action feature consumers at this pricepoint probably don't care about.

Looking at the 16+ sticker, it seems like they are propping up Rex Dangervest as some sort of older brother, much like how the whole Systar thing seems to represent a sister (and DUPLO a younger sibling). Hope they don't turn the whole thing into a moral story against TFOLs and AFOLs.

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By in Canada,

It's definitely micro scale. All well and good, but I agree with Bumblepants, it really does look very similar to the other Rex ship.

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By in Portugal,

Ugly and useless. The only interesting thing are the micro-raptors.
Easy pass.

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By in Hungary,

They had me until I read it was microscale.

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By in Netherlands,

As per the comments about it being too same-y compared to the Rexplorer set, I think this is delightfully different from the Grey Box Syndrome that Star Wars suffers from.

A shared colour scheme and some mutual design cues makes for a coherent theme from one Rex set to the next.

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By in United Kingdom,

Considering we can get a slightly smaller ship with two full size raptors for about £30 less this is kind of a tough sell. You can’t really have both sets without one cheapening the other.

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By in Netherlands,

Okay, final thoughts from me before I get terminally negative; this set seems to want to capture three markets;

- the crowd that loves action features (the box art lists 'Action blasts' as a thing, wherein you hold the ship like a NERF gun)
- the crowd that loves Microscale sets (I personally believe this to be an older-than-usual crowd but cannot substantiate this)
- the crowd who just likes minifig-sized models

The problem is that in trying to appease and secure all three of those groups, LEGO seems to have missed the mark three times over. Why, you ask? Because these markets don't mesh well at all, and hamfisting various elements that appeal to various groups takes precious space and pieces away from others. No AFOL is gonna go 'pew pew' with the NERF blasts and no kid is going to treat this set exclusively as a mantlepiece. The folk who love minifigs lose out because the interior will be completely subservient to the other groups, and besides, only two semi-exclusive figs are included.

Big miss at a big pricepoint, for which you can get much, much, much better sets and better value. You could get 13 Benny's Space Squad for the same amount of money, which nets you 52 Classic Space styled minifigs. That beats "Chris Pratt^2; Schizophrenia Edition" with a few raptors you could just farm from the Vest Friend Rex CMF, as far as I'm concerned.

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By in United Kingdom,

A great set to pick up on clearance by the end of the year.

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By in United States,

Wow, another expensive, boring blue box with only two minifigs.

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By in Australia,

Like most of the movie sets (and the whole thing is just screaming cash-grab. At this point, I feel like I don't even want to see it. Already figured out the story), this just screams "hard pass" to me. But yeah, it'll be on clearance before too long, so there's that.

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By in United Kingdom,

on quick first look it appears awesome, but the more you look at it the more you realised what a missed opportunity it is :( i saw the announcement and thought "yes", and then i looked at the pictures and revised that to "yes, i think i'll wait for heavy discounts before contemplating picking this up"!

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By in United States,

Hooray, more earth blue to accidentally put in my black parts bins if I get this.

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By in United States,

Had they included more exclusive minifigures I would have been tempted, but fortunately they didn’t. Easy pass.

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By in United States,

I knew it! When I saw the rexplorer my first thought was "that's not in the trailer", I have been waiting for Lego to unveil this since!

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By in France,

A bit boxy indeed. hopefully there will be interesting stuff inside?
...but only 2 minifigs!! is this like a Lego Movie UCS??

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By in Netherlands,

Think it's even (a lot) smaller than Micro; how'd you cram a micro-emmet into that little "house" of his?

Could be fun for the kids, given the play-possibilities; definite pass for me though.

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By in United Kingdom,

First thought was that it looked amazing. Looking in more detail, my excitement abated fairly quicky. Not a fan of it looking like a fist, plus (presumably) the lack of a minifig-scaled interior. It also looks like there's a huge amount of weight/stress on just the single technic axles supporting the engines at the rear.

If you're meant to put you own fist inside this thing, then I guess that wipes out any interior whatsoever.

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By in Italy,


Not my bag. Beautiful color though.

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By in Czech Republic,

Good, my wallet is safe in this case. Let us see the next attack!

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By in Netherlands,

I think it looks alright. Not gonna make shelf and wallet space for it though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I guess this will mainly be an empty shell like #76087 Batman's Flying Fox. Shame - I thought it was going to be a dense room-filled set where no expense was spared with the detail like a couple of of TLM2 sets.

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By in United States,

Rexcelcior? Is that not like excelsior? Which is the name of a Star Trek ship. So many references that make my treky heart glad...

Also proud to say that I’m one of the first to add it to my wanted list.

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By in Netherlands,

By the way, the review of #70840 was announced at the start of sale; will it be online soon? I've read some already, but BS's reviews are usually much better!

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By in Hungary,

Will anybody buy this big ugly thing? For AFOLs it doesn't seem appealing, and I don't think children will love or want it. That's an own goal in my opinion.

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By in Canada,

Looks great and will be a must buy for me. The Lego Movie sets just keep getting better and better...

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By in Poland,

Wow. I personally love it, but It SHOULD include 1 adult raptor for this price.

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By in United States,

When I saw this in the trailer it reminded me of Thanos’s gauntlet. Now that it is going to be a set I’m excited to see if people modify it into the Infinity Gauntlet. Totally hope I can end up getting it. I personally love sets with functions or that are micro scale. Plus the color is just so pretty.

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By in Italy,

I don't understand this general hate for this set. I personally find it really nice, and might get this. It looks pretty darn cool

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll wait to see the interior, but this looks right up my street. Can't wait!

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By in Netherlands,

@Golem25: "Hope they don't turn the whole thing into a moral story against TFOLs and AFOLs."

Oh god, now you have me worried that this'll be the latest in a line of movie franchises turning against their original audience (only when that audience is "white male nerds", mind you) telling them how much they suck and this franchise isn't for them anymore.

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By in United States,

When I saw this set was revealed, my first impressions were very mixed, as I thought it looked cool, but too similar to Rex's Rexplorer. However, when I found out it was in microscale, I must say, I really lost any interest I originally had. It's not that I hate this set or anything, I think it still looks quite cool, it's just that I have zero interest in ever buying it.
Also, the price? If it really does cost €140, that's roughly $180 US, which TBH, at least on the surface, seems like a terrible price for this set. I mean, think what other sets you could buy for a similar price - you could get a lot of the smaller TLM2 sets, or, (even though you can't really compare them), you could get one of the cheaper Modular Buildings for less than this.

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By in Netherlands,

@nick check your brick-privilege, orange minifigure bad.

I kid, I kid, but what you commented was among my first thoughts upon seeing the 16+ stickers. Bit ironic considering the actual set is for ages 10+

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By in United States,

These movie sets are really blah and uncreative. The first movie sets had a wide range of themes and really crazy things going on, these are so bring. However the price of dark blue pieces on the secondary market will be nice and low now.

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By in United States,

I personally love it - big industrial spaceship look.

But I can’t see this selling well. I’ll pick it up on discount I imagine.

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By in United States,

If I'm going to spend that much money on a spaceship... I'll buy a star wars set.

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By in United States,

This set definitely seems geared towards younger fans that would appreciate the ability to wear it and/or play with it. I don't think it sucks just because it's not something AFOL's wouldn't like. It's a neat feature that hasn't really been done like this before in Lego. While I'm not a huge fan of it, I can appreciate what it's trying to do.

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By in United Kingdom,

Actually a ship this size and talk of Benny’s Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship! just makes me want a huge version of 928 Galaxy explorer!

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By in Canada,

@eMJee83 It's no different than 71043: Hogwarts Castle. That wasn't exactly to scale with the microfigures either. At this scale it's kind of hard to have your cake and eat it too.

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By in United States,

2 minifigures only? And they don't look exclusive to me. But, I do like the ship, its color, and the shape.

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By in Canada,

@Brainslugged They haven't even shown the interior yet and your expecting it to be hollow... I'm waiting until I see more pictures before I pass final judgement. I don't think it's going to necessarily be a "dense room-filled set", but I highly doubt it's going to be an empty shell either.

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By in United States,

Also, similar to what @Golem was saying, I honestly don't know who will really have a strong interest to buy this set. Kids, I'm sure, will naturally love the play features, but certainly not the price...(also IMO kids don't like microscale near as much as minifig-based sets.) AFOLs and TFOLs may have a great time building the set, and/or displaying it, but I'm quite sure most AFOLs and TFOLs will certainly not be buying this for the play features.
I think TLG just repeated what they did with 2018's Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (no mistake, I love the DB5 and I love the set); TLG packed a ton of play features into an adult-oriented model.

At the end of the day, Rexcelsior still looks like a cool set, on the outside, but IMO the price is not that great, and it's in microscale, which, a lot of fans don't like near as much as mining-scale.
Although I must admit, I'm dying to see what it looks like inside...

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By in United Kingdom,

I think we’re looking at the next Assault on Hoth set here. Except that that set was alot more appealing in my opinion...

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By in United States,

I can’t believe how deep some of these comments get, looks like a fun set to me! I’m sure any kid would be excited to build it.

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By in United States,

I apologize if my price conversions are off, I was just basing it off what BrickFanatics said.
Also, to the fans who love this set, I don't want to seem too harsh or anything like that, I apologize if it seemed like I was too forceful. I was just trying to state my opinion.
Sorry about my ranting :-)
I can't wait to see if they'll reveal anything else at the London Toy Fair 2019!

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By in United States,

Wow, a lot of negativity... personally I think it looks amazing, and see a lot of appeal for kids and adults alike. You'd be surprised how much TFOLs and AFOLs can appreciate play features—not every older Lego fan puts their sets in a display case never to be played with again, and I can see this set's particular play features being appealing to the kind of teen/young adult demographic that the biggest and most advanced Nerf blasters tend to be targeted toward.

As a display piece, microscale was really the only way this enormous ship could have been effectively realized, and based on the sheer size of it I wouldn't rule out multiple interior spaces (since the blaster function seems like it'd only occupy the center of the build, which would be the hardest area to add an interior to anyway considering it's the farthest from any of the surfaces that could be opened for access).

One last note—the "16+" sticker is cheeky but strange considering the boxart itself just says 10+.

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By in Croatia,

I can't get over the fact that the ship is obviously a right hand, and yet the kid on the box art is holding it on his left.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oooh! Big! I especially like the spoiler on the back.

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By in United States,

My view is that at this price point, which I'd say is bought more by adult enthusiasts than kids, the "big playset" level with play features such as the multi-shot launcher, is futile. Too expensive for kids to buy, too juniorized for adults.

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who thinks this, but is the Lego Group on the edge of sanity producing SO Many sets each year, most with very marginal interest to anybody? Who do they think is going to buy all these things?

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By in United Kingdom,

Definitely buy a few of these and the smaller scale ship, and make a proper SHIP!

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By in United States,

Looks very nice. One of the better LM2 sets. I just hope it’s not over $150 US, but I’ve got a felling it’s going to be $200

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By in Netherlands,

@Golem25: Well, we can dislike some "progressive" elements in media and still think the orange minifigure is, indeed, extremely bad. ;)

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By in United States,

@Nick: If anything, the fact that you’d lump the LEGO Movies in with franchises whose “original audience” is “white male nerds” says a lot about your perspective here, I think…

I can’t really think of many movie franchises that are telling their original audience they suck, either. Just a bunch of insecure men who think that because they’ve been pandered to by pretty much all these pillars of “nerd culture” for most of their lives, that any movie in those franchises that doesn’t go out of its way to flatter them is tantamount to an attack on their entire demographic.

Yet somehow, plenty of less insecure “white male nerds” manage to enjoy those same movies just fine, same as how so many women and minorities managed to enjoy earlier installments even when characters who looked like them were the ones being sidelined.

Anyway, this set looks like a lot of fun, either as a playset or display piece. I think a lot of the people commenting here are severely underestimating how many AFOLs and TFOLs appreciate fun and creative play features. I mean, for all y’all comparing it to a Nerf blaster, do you realize there’s an entire line of Nerf blasters called Nerf Rival designed for ages 14 and up and popular among college students? With prices as high as $200 for the higher-end models?

For that matter, the idea that “tweens” wouldn’t enjoy a microscale set seems pretty suspect considering how successful the Minecraft Micro-Worlds were even when faced with the same sort of cynicism among AFOLs.

Also, sure, there are only two minifigures (one or both of which are unique)… but also a whole lot of raptors and two unique microfigs. Does that not count for anything?

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By in United States,

@Master of Lightning: They appear to be the equivalent of Hogwarts Castle set including the 4 Founders minifigs—except that these figs are nothing to excite special exclusivity. The rest is microfig scale stuff.

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By in United Kingdom,

If nobody minds, I'm just gonna go and preorder this thing...

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By in Netherlands,

@Aanchir: Oh dear. Of course it had to get personal. :) That's my queue to leave.

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By in Luxembourg,

I was on the fence about getting #70835 Rex's Rexplorer; will probably get this instead (pending seeing more pictures).

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By in United Kingdom,

MICRO FIGURES MIRCO FIGURE MICRO FIGURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Some could say, that it's 'the second part' of the TLM2 sets

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By in United States,

Neat looking set, but ... not "neat" enough for me to add to my "got to have it" list.
I've never gone for Microfigures ... except Ant Man. But that's only because it serves a purpose.

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By in Canada,

Imo the other Rex ship is Better bc it's cheaper and has two of the cool raptors. It also has two figs

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By in Canada,

I need a picture of the interior before deciding on this set. It will make it or break it for me.

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By in Brazil,

Now that's what I call BORING.

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By in United States,

Personally I think it looks cool in a ridiculous HHGTTG way, but the concept of wearing it on your hand like a Hulk Smash Fist seems like a really bad idea because I can totally see kids (even accidentally) getting punched in the face with these. I mean. even boxing gloves are soft.

@harbormaster.. Nope, you're not the only one..

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By in United Kingdom,

@eMJee83 - The review will be published later this week. I am currently building the set!

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By in United Kingdom,

Just confirmed at $149.99 in US and available May 1st

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By in United States,

How often does one get to build a spaceship shaped like a fist!? I'm in. The Rexplorer is ok but it is mostly built around trying to fit the 2 raptors in their spots.

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By in Australia,

I think it could be a cool set. For the record, the 6 firing spring missiles is basically a gravity fed clip of 6 standard spring missile launchers. You can see it poking out the top at the front.

I didn't purchase Rex's Rexplorer because it didn't do enough / have enough features, so hopefully this set will improve upon that :)

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By in United States,

One of the easiest passes for me. Not interested even if it's $50.

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By in United States,

I love all the micro models of rex's vehicles and emmet's house rocket

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By in United States,

I am not interested in anything but Creator or City sets. But it looks cool.

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By in United States,

I love it. Probably won't get it, at least not anytime soon, but compared to the microscale Hogwarts and Helicarrier we've gotten in the past it's a big improvement.

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By in United Kingdom,

@aanchir are you a university lecturer or summat? It’s always boring, “look down nose” drivel from you...

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By in United States,

Seeing the house next to the ship makes me realize that it had to come in this size with only two figures and the rest on microscale. I love the different colored raptors as the different vehicles that Rex uses.

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101
Can't wait for the review!

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By in Germany,

To me it looks like it belongs in the Red Dwarf universe. Also similar to the time gauntlet used by the Inquisitor in the RD episode of the same name.

In terms of LEGO sets not of any interest to me.

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By in United States,

Does this mean a lot of new sets will be revealed soon?

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By in Germany,

Wow, that is what I am calling a BUS - Big Ugly Spaceship. No way that I will buy this thing. No more words needed.

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By in United States,

@LuvKernow, sounds like he struck a nerve with you because you found yourself in one of those groups he outed?
I find @Anachir’s comments usually refreshing, as it gives a different opinion from the normal “we can do no wrong” of many AFOL’s here. I think he does a good job of stepping back from the narrow view a lot of us get.

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By in United States,

I'm worried that Lego is gambling on making more microscale D2Cs just because Hogwarts was successful. Hogwarts was successful not because it was microscale, but because it was HOGWARTS.

Lego could have done better on this one. The Malevolence from 2012 seamlessly incorporated a minifigure scale bridge at the front, microscale cargo trains at the back, and for play features the 2 ion cannons worked marvelously and didn't take up much interior space at all.

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By in United States,

In regards to the attacks against @Aanchir:

I do not believe personally attacking anyone is a befitting of a mature person. That said, @Aanchir has personally attacked me, as have a number of bricksetters for my “extreme views”, but I will rise above prejudice and the thought that once some has done something that you perceive to be incorrect, he can no longer do anything right. I do not hold that against him, so I am coming out in his defense. So I will do better to him then he did to me. I do not condone the attacks made against him. In fact I believe they are not proper for this time and place. This is a site for thoughts on addictive plastic bricks, not a site for bashing those with contrary opinions. That said, disagree with someone without questioning their credibility, commenting on their intelligence, or flat out rejecting them as a person. Everyone is capable of thoughts which might not always jibe with yours. That does not mean they are a terrible person, it means they simply have a different perspective. Instead of persecuting someone, try to win them to your side. You’ll be surprised at the results of kindness.

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By in Sweden,

A £140 microscale model that isn't from an major franchise (Star Wars, Marvel/DC, Harry Potter) feels like a tough sell to me. No one will have any particularly strong feelings about this compared to something like Hogwarts Castle.

There's nothing wrong with the model, if it has a detailed interior it could be quite nice, but yeah, I don't really know how many are going to want to spend that much money on this, beyond those who absolutely fell in love with it and have the cash to splash.

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By in United States,

Wow. I don't think I've seen this much hate in a Brickset comment section since the DB5. Everyone, just take a step back and calm down.

I like it, but I don't want it.

The idea of a spaceship shaped like a fist is hilarious to me and it just screams "Lego movie." It looks like a fun build too.

In the other hand, I don't get the blaster thing. Also, I like microscale, but this doesn't seem like the right place to use it. If you have a giant spaceship, you want your minifigures to be able to run around in it.

All in all, this seems like a great idea with a couple of flaws in the execution.

Again, calm down.

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By in United States,

It looks fine, most of the negative comments are on the fact it's completely pointless and not 'WOW!. Remember when LEGO made a $150+ set and they were all stunning? Now they make two a month and we get weird things like this. The minifigure one is just as nice and cheaper with blue dinosaurs LEGO calls raptors.

And calm down? Is anyone not calm? It's garbage LEGO set, I don't think anyone here wasn't being calm.

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By in United States,

I apologize if I sound pretentious sometimes… but honestly, that's also the impression I get from a lot of comments that just dismiss sets as dumb, ugly, useless, boring, uncreative, juniorized, garbage, etc. because the person typing doesn't happen to like/want them. Particularly when those people question whether and why anybody else would like or want the set.

I mean, I haven't even decided at this point which LEGO Movie 2 sets I'll be getting, and it's entirely possible I might end up skipping this one myself. But I'm not for a moment going to assume that all other AFOLs are going to have the same preferences in sets that I do. Let alone that KFOLs all have the same preferences in sets that I had as a kid. Such comments definitely wear down my patience and I apologize if my responses sometimes feel disproportionate.

As far as the length of my comments goes, please don't mistake that for pretentiousness. I struggle at expressing myself concisely and it's not something I'm proud of, particularly considering how much time it takes me to put things into words, and how much of that I type I end up simply deleting because it sounds tedious or rambly.

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By in United States,

^That was a very well stated and sincere sounding comment. You have restored my respect. I look forward to your future comments. :-)

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By in United States,

@David1985, you should probably take @Anachir’s advice.

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By in United States,

@TheDude.. I'm calmer than you are

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By in Australia,

"...but honestly, that's also the impression I get from a lot of comments that just dismiss sets as dumb, ugly, useless, boring, uncreative, juniorized, garbage, etc. because the person typing doesn't happen to like/want them. Particularly when those people question whether and why anybody else would like or want the set."

Okay, but here's the thing. Your first instinct seems to be, "those selfish AFOLS complaining about sets that they don't like!" and you know what I find? Most of the things that the AFOLs have complained about the most recently (like Nexo Knights, like those constraction figures, like the Unikitty line, etc etc) are the lines that just don't sell, and sit on the shelves (in my local area, obviously YMMV on that one) gathering dust. If these lines are for the kids, then someone needed to tell the kids that, because kids didn't want them either. And that's the point. What I see is AFOLs and TFOLs looking at sets with nothing more than the perspective of liking Lego ... which is the exact same perspective the kids are looking at, when they're saving up their pocket money or telling Santa what they want for Christmas. Lego makes mistakes sometimes (geez, and that's before you even look at their odd pricing scheme), I don't see the shame in acknowledging that.

(I also worked in a toy shop for 7 years, so I know a *little* about kids and their toy-related interests. Just a little)

This giant fist thing? It looks cool, but in Australia it's going to be hugely expensive. And play value? It's microfig scale, isn't it? There's zero play value in that, that's just nothing (for the record, I skipped both Hogwarts and the old Helicarrier for that reason). As a KFOL, I would've reacted to this the same way I'm reacting to it now ... it looks nice, but I sure as hell don't want it.

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By in Iceland,

I'm sorry, but I just don't like the look of this. Not for me, thank you.

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By in United States,

I wonder how much it's going to cost in the USA.

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By in United States,

Saying there’s no play value in micro scale is very ignorant. Australia has some crazy pricing, we can all acknowledge that. But that doesn’t make the set garbage.

And how about everyone sees the movie first before judging so harshly? We haven’t hardly seen any pictures of this aside from one static angle that really doesn’t show anything. I remember thinking Metalbeard’s ship looked weird, but then I saw the movie and bought the set, and it’s ons of my favorites to this day.

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By in Canada,

I dunno what's up with people here. I'm freaking extatic seeing this! I was hoping the model wouldn't get overlooked in the product line, and was kind of dreading a little vignette "playset", showing just a deck on the ship or something. I thought we might get a scaled down model, like the Sea Cow. This surpasses my wildest expectations! I can't freaking wait to get it! That it includes Stubble Emmett (the only Emmett variant I really wanted) is just icing on the cake. :D

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By in Philippines,

When I first saw this, I was like "That's a pretty cool-looking ship" but as soon as I looked up closer, the ship looks like a gauntlet that you can put your hand inside. The word "cool-looking" already exaggerates further to 11

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By in Australia,

Demonising "white male nerds" is surely going to upset a great deal of them, just as portraying black people as criminals will offend many of them or describing women as weak will anger many of them. However, I don't think any of that is going to happen any time soon in Lego's films. This is a weird spaceship fist thingy, not a bold political statement.

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By in Netherlands,

Rexplorer cost €130 here, so this'll probably end up at €160-170.

I guess that's still much lower price then many UCS Star Wars sets, and 40cm is still large for a non-licensed LEGO Spaceship.

But right now, microscale isn't my category of sets to hype about when more sets are coming for Summer that I need to see.

Now, that doesn't mean it's a bad set, it looks movie accurate, even with the studs on the outside, and Minifig scale wouldn't be possible without needing 10.000 bricks or over €1000.

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By in United States,

@Nick:
Now, now, just remember that Son of Reitman has just announced that he's filming Ghostbusters 3, which will tie into both Ghostbusters films. That'd be Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters 2, which his father directed. Yup, all both of them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Feature request, Huw - an option to hide the comments section. I keep making the mistake of reading it.

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By in United States,

It’s Fisto the Spaceship! Ummm... ok... ummm... yeah not really feeling the excitement on this one. Maybe once I see the gag play out on screen? But right now it’s just a big blue fist. I mean sure, it’s a Right fist, so it might nicely compliment my Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet... sorta... ok i’m Really grasping here. (Pun not intended.) It’s kinda meh. It’s not bad. It looks like it might be an interesting build. Sort of. But it lacks a certain Wow factor. The lack of minifigs is just dialing the “meh” up to 11.

And for those thinking of MOc’ing it into the Infinity Gauntlet? Slight problem. The Infinity Gauntlet is the LEFT hand. I don’t know why everybody always misses that?

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By in United States,

It's a nice looking set, but... I definitely won't be getting it. I really don't care for microscale, and it just doesn't fit with anything I have. I honestly prefer the Rexplorer to this as it gets basically the same idea across better.

In the end it's like "Welcome to Apocalypseburg": a set I think looks really good and I'm genuinely impressed by... just don't have any desire to own, for the same reasons: too expensive, too big, doesn't fit in with the rest of the sets I own. I look forward to seeing a build video of this but I won't be buying this one.

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By in United States,

While I'm waiting to see the interior of the ship to decide if it's "on the list", I'm disturbed by the trend towards more microscale and more stickers. Lego really hit the perfect formula with the Disney castle. Microscale in the front, minifig scale in the back (like a mullet- business in the front, party in the back). If I ever get the Hogwarts Castle, I plan on gutting it and putting in a proper minifig interior (goodbye rotating staircases!).

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By in United States,

Okay, okay, guys...geez, we don’t need to make every article into an argument xP. Literally like the only thing y’all don’t fight over is the Set of the Day posts. There, everyone’s having a good time rejoicing over Clikits, and elsewhere...arguments about sewer babies, minifigs versus minidolls, “entitled white males”...it never ends lol

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By in United States,

@Zordboy: Well, of the themes you mentioned that "just don't sell", Nexo Knights was decidedly successful and has been confirmed to have surpassed sales targets (https://twitter.com/Spider_Sam_LEGO/status/1014187475412094977). What's more, to this day, I still see surprising numbers of AFOLs hating on both LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Friends, two of the LEGO Group's biggest success stories of the past decade.

Many of these criticisms are also predicated on the idea that LEGO is putting themselves in serious danger with their current business strategies, and that they would be in better shape if they did things more like they did ten years ago — even though at that point, they weren't anywhere close to as successful as they are now. So I don't think these dismissive attitudes being right once in a blue moon strongly justifies them.

And for what it's worth, it doesn't bother me in the slightest if people don't care for this set, but all the outright hate/disdain and narrow-minded generalizations about what kids and AFOLs like or dislike gets tiresome, particularly when it seems like it's been the reaction to practically every new theme in over a decade.

Plenty of people in this thread like @1947andallthat, @dingbat591, @AustinPowers, and @vader11 have had the decency to say they don't like it or aren't interested without outright insulting it or making bewildering blanket statements about how kids don't buy sets this expensive, kids don't like microscale, adults don't like shooters/play features, etc.

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By in Netherlands,

Wow, that looks pretty awesome. Better than most latest Star Wars (Ep VII + VIII) sets to be honest.

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By in United States,

@Faefrost:
I've only seen images of the port side so far. There's no guarantee that this doesn't have a matching thumb on the other side.

And I kinda have to wonder about any AFOL who can't simply take the instructions and build a mirror image version of the original design. If nothing else, use an actual mirror to reverse the image.

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By in Singapore,

This set does not interest me personally, but it looks really cool and I like that LEGO is trying new and interesting things that they don't normally pursue. I look forward to finding out the significance of that 16+ sticker. I'm sure a lot of work went into designing the main model and it remains to be seen how fun that Rapid Blast feature will be for those who get into it. I'm sure many kids will enjoy it, at least for a while. It does look rather massive though, so I'm worried it'll be too heavy for some.

One thing I'm really curious about is how large a minifig-scale version of the Rexcelsior would be, and how much it would cost to build it. Someone's going to science out the answer sooner or later and I look forward to seeing it.

@Aanchir:

I'm in the same boat as you, both in terms of the opinions I have about the more vocal folks in the AFOL community at large, and in terms of how long-winded I can get in my comments (like this one I'm writing right now). I do admire you for stepping up and being what I feel is the voice of reason in a sea of emotionally charged comments, though. I'm relatively new to the community myself and I know if I show up and start posting dissenting opinions every time then that's not going to reflect well on me, even if my intentions are pure. As I mentioned previously, I'm already feeling really left out just by the fact that, among the TLM2 sets alone, I have no personal interest in #70841-1 and have been really excited about getting #70825-1, because seemingly everybody in the community, including KFOLs and TFOLs, loves the former and hates the latter. (I'm considering posting a written review on Brickset rather than my own website for the latter set just so I can get more eyes on it and more people will understand just what that set brings to the table for the deceptively high price tag — I wish Brickset didn't retire the ability to link to written reviews, but I can understand if they removed it because it was resulting in spam links or something.)

FWIW, I've noticed that even JANGBRiCKS has recently been commenting more often on people making sweeping generalizations and overall uninformed/uneducated opinions about LEGO products without considering the big picture. He's done that for a long time, but noticeably more often since the last couple of release seasons. Most notably his recent review of LEGO Minecraft's #21152-1 Pirate Ship Adventure where he almost sounds unhinged (though I know he's just having fun there). I quote:

"[JANG quoting others] 'So much about this is just so wrong; it doesn't exist. LEGO is just getting lazy, they don't even care about the source material anymore. All they care about is money; they don't care about their fans. It's a cash grab! Everything is a cash grab.'

"This is what's called imagination. A little bit of creativity."

I wonder how many people have felt as personally attacked by his commentary as they have yours. Like he also said, the community really does need to loosen up.

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By in United States,

I'm seeing some potential problems in a mixed household of AFOL's and KFOL's with this one. I notice that the suggested age range is 16+. I also notice that you can apparently insert your hand into it and wear it like a gauntlet... Yeah that's not gonna end well in any environment that has 2 or more boys under the age of 15. BEHOLD THE POWER OF DOOMFIST! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! Moooommmmmmmm!

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By in United Kingdom,

I personally think its Awesome and will be getting it lol, as for the micro figures, they will go it my spares box.

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By in United States,

It's definitely a departure from the usual set. I'd even go to say it's more interesting than many of the recent SW builds (not all because frankly many are just reboots).

I understand what people are getting at with the microscale, odd play feature (from a AFOL perspective), and seemingly outrageous price. Out of all of these though, I'd personally only complain about the price. If a 10+ year old wanted to play a shooting battle royale with friends they'd probably just play with NERF guns, especially at that price point.

TLG has to solve a conundrum that few toy companies need to deal with. They need to satisfy both young kids, tweens, and adults sometimes all in one product.

@Zordboy Not a personal attack but my boys love Nexo Knights but the creativity and price point justification has been lacking lately. If you've worked in a toy shop then you'd know the parent majority of the time makes the final decision (i.e. their wallet). BTW, IMO there's a difference between working at a place that has kids versus being a parent of your own child (pre-kids I used to sell kids clothes). Kids preferences can change like the wind.

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By in United States,

I’ve probably overstayed my welcome at this point, but I don’t think there’s a “disturbing trend” with micro scale. Micro scale is a great way to make huge sets more accessible without sacrificing a ton of accuracy. Saturn V is one of the best sets from Lego in the past decade, and it’s essentially micro scale. Hogwarts too is beautiful and never could have been made to the same effect in minifigure scale. I just don’t see any problem with it.

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By in Netherlands,

@Purple Dave: Oh I'm definitely (cautiously) excited about Ghostbusters 3! The existence of that announcement shows that there is genuine pushback towards a very real phenomenon in media that can't just be dismissed as "insecurity".

Regardless, I'm absolutely willing to discuss different viewpoints, but when someone (Aanchir in this case) feels the need to start to get personal about it, then I'm out.

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By in Netherlands,

@Faefrost, the box age range actually says 10+.

But the ship itself has a sticker that says 16+.

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By in United States,

@TeriXeri: Maybe the minifigure-scale version from the movie is meant to have a 16+ building level and they kept the graphics accurate to the move version?

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By in United States,

^ I'm assuming the 16+ thing is probably a joke that will make a lot more sense after we see the movie.

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By in United States,

Whew. Thankfully it's not Classic Space themed, or I'd be in trouble...

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By in United States,

It doesn’t look bad, but not great either. I don’t understand why Lego has been making more and more big D2C sets microscale. Do people actually prefer microscale? I’d personally rather have this as a scaled down set with more exclusive minifigures.

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By in Germany,

Perhaps it's just me but none of the 2nd movie sets do click with me. Ninjago movie, on the other hand...

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By in Ireland,

This space ship is just ugly, the jets outlets at the back looks so fragile it coulden’t pass the play test.. I love the LM1 sets Benny’s spaceship and metalbeards sea cow are masterpieces

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By in United States,

It’s not just you with the LEGO Movie 2 sets. There are 2 or 3 that are decent. Such as the classic Space Minifigs. But most feel completely incoherent. Yeah I get why they are mixing mini dolls and Duplo monsters in in the movie. But sets wise these feel incredibly cluttered and unfocused. The first LEGO movie sets were mostly wonderful. These aren’t grabbing me the same way. There are now three Rex sets, which I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between. A bunch of sets that I literally could not differentiate from the Friends sets they were sitting next to at Wallmart today, and a couple of really freaky sets with walking bananas and such that make me think the designers have been randomly oversampling from a police evidence locker. And the minifigs in the sets feel lackluster. The movies both have huge casts of characters. But outside of the CMF’s and Apocalypseburg, all we seem to see are Emmett, Lucy, Rex, the purple bad girl minidoll whatever her name is, and Metalbeard. Oh so much Metalbeard.( Talk about beating a Joke to death)

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By in United States,

@Faefrost, the sets from the first movie were pretty random as well. One of the whole points of the first movie, and I assume this second one, is that there are all kinds of conflicting ideas and themes that come together. In that sense, all of these sets succeed. Plus, and most importantly, nobody has seen the movie, so talking about how nothing makes sense is premature.

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By in United States,

Looks like my original comment got lost in the ether.

Hard pass. There are just so many Lego sets for sale now that a set at this price point needs to wow me. And this doesn't.

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By in United States,

@TeriXeri:
If you're 9 or younger, please step back. If you're 16 or older, you can play with the set. If you fall into the 10-15 crowd in the middle, enjoy this fancy cardboard box full of empty bags.

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By in United States,

@Faefrost: I’m trying to think of what Lego Movie 2 set you couldn’t differentiate from Friends and coming up empty. If anything this movie features LESS Friends and City-like subject matter than the previous movie, with the Apocalypseburg, Rex Dangervest, and Systar System sets all having a pretty distinct sci-fi flair that sets them apart from other themes. That’s part of why, as a longtime fan of sci-fi themes like Atlantis, Power Miners, and a bunch of different Space Themes, I’m maybe even more excited about these sets than I was about the first movie’s melting pot of more typical “classic” genres and themes.

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By in United States,

I remember when this site was a bunch of people respecting each others opinions... and now even a LEGO site has been corrupted by politics and bullying. Like honestly? I'm picked on at school for my love of LEGO and my budding writing career, I really don't want to come home to see if anything new is happening and instead see people attacking each other and making things political, all starting with someone saying this set is crap (I like the looks, but I won't be getting it, just btw). I'm sure I'm not the only one who was/is put down for liking LEGOs or something generally considered "geeky," so why can't we get along in a safe space with similar people.

And speaking as a "white male nerd" I'm NOT offended by the new generation of movies. As long as it has good characters, good story, and good acting, I'm down.

Sorry I'm a bit late with this. I've been writing a story for a magazine submission. I hope the message still sinks in.

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By in Netherlands,

@jrbookworm: "I'm sure I'm not the only one who was/is put down for liking LEGOs or something generally considered "geeky," so why can't we get along in a safe space with similar people. "

I completely agree, but that only makes it more important that we don't get pointed at for something we're not guilty of (whatever the latest thing may be) by the Lego brand *itself* of all things. Right?

I only ever said that I was worried though, so I'll reserve judgement until the film is actually out.

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By in United States,

Rex's ship is an angular box, whereas Mayhem's ship is round and tapered. This reflects the hypermasculine nature of Rex Dangervest's character relative to the femininity of whatever the minidolls are supposed to be.

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By in United States,

If there's not an Infinity Gauntlet joke somewhere in this movie I'll be disappointed.

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By in United States,

@shotgunchipmunk:
There's no joke.

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