This LEGO Aston Martin Gives You A License to Build

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Robin

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    Lego really doesn't lend itself to certain shapes of cars, namely curvy ones. Seems theres a lot to play with on this one but much like the Beetle they did it looks like it might have been in an accident!
     
  3. Aphelion

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    Lego... please just don't.
     
  4. TexRex

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    Put this in GTS.
     
  5. DesertPenguin

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    The Jalopnik article on this has some good car suggestions in the comments. In particular the classic and modern Toyota FJ Cruiser look really good.

    https://ideas.lego.com/#all
    There are a surprising amount of cars on there.
     
  6. -Fred-

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    We've bought most of the other sets and they were fun to build with the kids (well, except the VW Bus, that one was terrible from beginning to end) but it looks like the Aston will be a good 50$ more than even the F40, which was the priciest one of the bunch.

    I take that last comment back, looks like it'll be the same price as the London bus.
     
  7. TheCracker

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    I ******* love Trabants!

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    Please... Kill me...
     
  8. daan

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    It doesn't particularly look like a DB5, but I ordered mine yesterday. With those details, I had to.

    :)

    Although, where does the rear window go?

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  9. 007carguy

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    I was really looking forward to this model and then I saw the photos of the finished product and I was extremely disappointed. Lego completely and utterly failed in trying to capture the look of the DB5. It looks like it was rushed into production and they spent all of their time working on the working features and did absolutely nothing to try to make as elegant as the real DB 5. Altthogjh the features are nice, I refuse to reward Lego by buying one as this is so poorly excecuted Lego need so make sure they do not ever release such an abomination ever again.
     
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    Real excited when I first heard about the next Creator car being the Bond DB5. Like a lot of other people though, fairly disappointed with how it's turned out. Looks very average.

    Having said that, I'll end up getting one at some point.
     
  11. kikie

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    Come on, it is not about how this Lego car looks, it is all about the building experience. :D
     
  12. Touring Mars

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    That is a shocker - it looks ridiculous.

    In related news, I have submitted my design for a Lego apple.

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    The roof panel slides back as it lifts. Operated on the rear bumper, I believe.
    I'm surprised too. LEGO has been using more and more specialised, shaped pieces for specific applications. Even my era of LEGO, which was pretty much the 1980s and pirate/castle/Robin Hood, was dominated by new, shaped pieces for styling. It's made a bunch of unique pieces for this model, but it still looks a bit... like it does.

    With the rapid proliferation of novel, shaped pieces it won't be long before LEGO is just two pieces that each looks like half of the finished product and you just snap them together.


    Also, why is it so expensive now? I remember when the £90 space monorail or £65 pirate ship was the thing Santa never brought (I have one now though. **** you, Kringle), but I did get plenty of £30 Robin Hood hide outs and the occasional £40 castle. Actually, considering the thousand pieces, £130 isn't that bad by comparison, but I look in the supermarket and see a LEGO City police car made up of about 35 bits priced at £25. Madness.
     
  14. flamingchariot

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    perhaps its all the modern hype attached to stuff these days...they have lego films now after all (I'm stifling my giggles as I type) not as if there isn't enough bad (unoriginal) material out there already. Worst of all its plastic.
     
  15. TexRex

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    :odd:

    Of course it is. What about that fact makes it the worst, either as it relates to the rest of your statement or to the grand scheme of things?

    I know, I know, I'm that guy who apparently "questions everything you say," but I doubt I'm the only one who would be clueless as to your intent here.