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  1. Hey, I actually got featured in the front page news! And right before my birthday, too! I honestly wasn't sure where it would be possible to watch episodes of this series aside from simply watching them when they show on the channel, so I decided to bring attention around here to this particular episode and kind of hoped anyone who was interested might be fortunate enough to find an alternative way to watch it. Either way, I eagerly look forward to hearing what others think of this episode.
  2. Alright, you managed to fully complete everything in the hub area, and will be able to start the next stream going right into freeplay mode on the levels. As for the remaining achievements, obviously there's a bunch for doing certain things in each specific level. Some are definitely more difficult than others, and I'll be sure to inform you when you're going for one that I remember struggling with when I played this game, as well as possibly offer some advice that might make them a little easier. Aside from those achievements and the standard ones for game completion, there's also one that requires some characters you've yet to unlock (I'll let you know when you've got them and what to do with them), and finally there's the one for using all of Jack Jack's powers (remember, there's a lot of them to go through, and some can only be used in certain places, so make sure you can find a complete list from a guide somewhere to help you keep track).
  3. Or... you could just simply play the whole game all over again. It's actually not that difficult to complete this game, and with a total time for completion at less than 30 hours, it's very quick and short compared to most of the Lego games that have come out since this one did. I remember being so obsessed with this game that I actually fully completed it several times over within the period of a couple years, so unless you can't spare more than an hour or two a day, I don't see any reason why simply completing the game all over again wouldn't be a realistic option (unless if you're someone who's highly impatient and would be perfectly okay with using cheats to claim game progress). Also, I remember when the first computer I played this game on was lost, and I was completely okay with replaying it a few more times on a new computer that I got not long after (and even that computer has since been lost as well, leaving me with no current saved progress, but if I ever do decide to install the game on my current computer, I'll be absolutely okay with playing through the whole thing all over again). So, really, as far as I'm concerned, it's simply a matter of how patient you're willing to be to say that you have a saved file of a 100% completed game. Besides, I honestly don't see much appeal to wandering around in a fully completed game. I mean, once you've already done everything there is to accomplish, what else is there for you to really do?
  4. I decided to get myself a bunch of books that were available, and amazingly, the total for that purchase was just barely over the $250 needed for that Tribute to Lego House set, which I found interesting enough that I'm satisfied with my decision (I'm not so interested in the winter elves set for spending over $170, so I'll probably just give it to someone in my family). After quite a few missed opportunities over the last couple years, I'm really glad this one managed to go quite well for me, and that I still have a few options available for possibly the next gift with purchase set that I might be interested in.
  5. Finally back to Lego Incredibles, and some rather good progress getting more bricks and completing challenges. And with apparently two or three districts left to go through, there's a good chance you might have the entire hub area cleared out by the end of the month. While you're getting through many of the challenges quite well, keep in mind that those indicator icons don't show up for any fires or trapped civilians, so you'll really need to keep an eye out for them (and not just pass them by and assume you'll somehow remember where to find them later). I also don't understand why you seem so quick to give up on some of the flying races. You'll have to complete them eventually, so why not just keep trying while you're familiar with the course? I just feel like you would waste more time by coming back to them later and having to relearn the course. Anyway, another thing to keep in mind is the achievement for using all of Jack Jack's powers, so be sure to check for any guides to help you with a list to keep track of which ones you've done and have yet to try. As always, I look forward to the next stream.
  6. I watch a lot of shows on the History Channel, and one of them that's currently ongoing is the second season of "The Toys That Built America". The most recent new episode featured Lego (albeit for only the second half of that episode, while the first half focused on Erector Set). While it mentioned a few things I'm sure a lot of us are familiar with (such as where the name Lego came from), there were two things portrayed that I found rather interesting. First, the original Lego bricks (which were hollow without any clutch power) initially sold well, but soon resulted in product returns due to how easily models would fall apart, and that Godtfred supposedly came up with the solution of adding hollow tubes inside the bricks when he accidentally stuck a pencil's eraser between the studs of a brick. And second, after the company successfully expanded across Europe, initial efforts to enter the US market went poorly due to a disastrous partnership with Samsonite, a luggage company with the logistics to cover all of America, but knew very little about how to properly sell a product like Lego. Did anyone else here get a chance to see that episode? If so, what did you think of it?
  7. Sounds good to me. And it looks like you're already planning to cover almost everything I had considered as possibilities. Does that also include characters from the game Lego City Undercover? I'm asking because it's one of my favorite Lego video games.
  8. This is quite an interesting project, seeing how one would interpret humanized versions of characters we've seen only as Lego minifigures. I'm unable to see this list of yours for your possible future works, but does it include characters from all of the Lego movies (not just the original Lego Movie, but also Lego Batman Movie, Lego Ninjago Movie, and Lego Movie 2)? If so, I would definitely like to see what you could come up with for many of those characters.
  9. They signify how many years you've been active on this forum. Once you've been here for one year, you'll automatically get the Vahi. When you've been here for two years, that'll automatically be replaced with the Mask of Light, and so on for every annual anniversary of when you joined. Since your profile indicates you joined on October 17, you'll have to wait after that day next year before you'll see your first spinning mask.
  10. Good to see you were able to get nearly everything in three districts (missing only the gold brick in the floating container and the long flying race), so perhaps it won't take too long to complete everything in the hub area. And pretty spectacular to get that achievement for stopping 50 ambient crimes right at the last second of the stream. And seeing how many studs you were able to collect in just this stream alone, I would not be surprised if you get the achievement for one billion studs in the next stream. Though the question mark indicators do point you to most of the challenges, the ones they don't show up for are the ambient crimes (both of those two challenges are already complete), putting out fires (I think you have to do that four more times to complete) and rescuing trapped civilians (I think you have to do that only one more time), so just remember to keep an eye out for any fires or trapped civilians, since the indicators won't help you with those particular challenges. While I'm disappointed to again miss a chance to see the Lego Movie world in Lego Dimensions, I'm actually a little grateful that there will be no streams for the next two weeks, since I anticipate I'll possibly be a little busy with something else. In any case, I'll look forward to the next stream.
  11. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I had honestly lost track of any recent updates on the Bricks N' Bricks podcast, and while I remember the episode about Lego Digital Designer from several months ago, I was not aware of two other episodes that came out rather recently, one based around the 90th anniversary of Lego and one that apparently goes on a tour through Billund. Each of these three episodes are about an hour long, so I'll share my comments later, once I've taken the time to listen to them.
  12. Early start, late finish, just enough time to complete those last three crime waves, followed by collecting all of the red bricks. (Though, as I tried to point out at the end of the stream, there's one more Pixar Build left, which was unlocked only by completing all the others. You'll find it in the Financial District, and I think you might be surprised by which Pixar character that final Pixar build will unlock.) As I had mentioned earlier, the achievement for "freeing a villain from jail" is essentially replaying any one of the ten crime waves you had already done, so that should help you decide when would be a good time to go for that achievement. In addition to collecting Gold Bricks and Incredi-bricks, there's also various challenges to do throughout the hub area, which completing them will unlock some characters. The ones that must be done ten times are scattered throughout the entire city, while the ones that must be done five times are covered in only a single district, so each district will have their own challenge (and if I remember correctly, I'm sure you may have already completed one or two of them). I has considered suggesting you search for a guide to figure out where to find them all, but it seems the "Pickup Detector" red brick helps out with that with the question mark icons, so that should make the challenges a little easier to complete than I had anticipated. Even so, always be sure to keep an eye out for the ambient crimes so you can also get the achievement for doing 50 of those. Also, I was a little busy typing in the chat about some of these things, so I didn't quite catch any specifics you mentioned about which weeks you won't be streaming. Do you mind repeating that here so I can be accurately aware of that? EDIT: Now that I think about it, one achievement that could be a little tricky is the one for using all of Jack-Jack's abilities. While many of them can be used anywhere at any time, many others can only be used in certain special places, so you may want to consider looking up a guide for that particular achievement to help you track your progress on it.
  13. Two more crime waves completed, only three more left to go. Also good to see you got the two achievements for using the character customizer. And as I tried to mention at the very end of the stream, the two other red bricks are back at the Waterfront district where the first crime wave had been done (one of those two red bricks is unlocked by the same Pixar build that unlocks Dory). However, I would recommend holding off on those two until after you get the other three, because the red brick available after completing the final crime wave is x10 studs, which I'm sure you'll want most of all. Oh! I forgot to mention this during the stream, but the game Lego Bricktales officially releases tomorrow, so I'm not sure if you're interested in immediately going into that game next week or if you would rather keep going with Lego Incredibles, but either way, the full game of Lego Bricktales will be available for purchase starting tomorrow.
  14. For the second year in a row, I got a little too impatient to really take advantage of this, but at least this time it was for only one set rather than a bunch of them. Specifically, I had been waiting all summer for the "90 Years of Play" Classic set (yes, the one with that google-eyed brick-built Tahu mini model) to eventually come back into stock so I could actually place an order for it, and when it finally did last week, I immediately went for it. While I definitely missed the better opportunity to get that particular set during this week's double VIP points offer, I do have some other sets I've been interested in, so I'll probably consider getting those other things this week.
  15. That's disappointing. I was looking forward to seeing you explore the Lego Movie world of Lego Dimensions. Well, guess that'll have to wait until next month...
  16. Well, for anyone who does still follow the G5 series, the first bunch of episodes just released on Netflix earlier this week (officially called Make Your Mark: Chapter 2). From what I've heard among fans, those eight episodes are a notable improvement over the special that came out back in May (which is now apparently known as "Chapter 1" of the Make Your Mark series), with Episode 3 being a particular favorite. For me, I liked most of those episodes, and enjoyed seeing the story arc develop through the series alongside the other events focused on in each episode. Also worth noting are some interesting references and callbacks to G4 (especially with a surprise appearance in Episode 2), but they're rare enough that the series is able to stand out on its own for now. Anyway, I enjoyed watching these episodes (as well as the Tell Your Tale episodes that continue to come out on YouTube each week), and will look forward to seeing where they take the series next year.
  17. Good progress this week with two more districts cleared and two more red bricks collected. I'd like to note that the custom character creator is located in the district of the next crime wave, so that will allow you to get two more easy achievements next time. And as I said previously, make sure to keep an eye out for civilians trapped under cars or rubble piles that can be moved with the grapple ability, because completing that task ten times will unlock what I believe will be a flying character, which I'm sure you'll find very useful. Also, while the ambient crimes (like beating up a group of goons or returning stolen money) require ten each to unlock some characters, they will continue to show up afterwards throughout the hub area, so you'll always have opportunities to eventually get the achievement for 50 ambient crimes. As for next week's Lego Dimensions stream, as I've said before, my suggestion is to open the Fun Packs of Emmet and Unikitty so you can use Emmet's drill ability and Unikitty's ability to use rainbow bricks. Also, the red brick to be found in the Lego Movie hub world will be the minikit detector (definitely helpful for later), but there's a bit of a process to find it. Basically, you'll need to find a certain gold brick, then drill through the floor into some underground passages where you'll need to chase and catch the drone to get that red brick. Anyway, with the Lego Movie being one of my favorite Lego themes, I'll definitely be looking forward to next week's stream.
  18. Good thing there's no stream this week, as I got a little preoccupied with other things today. Anyway, to answer your question, I had said my thoughts about buying some character bags before I edited that post, so you may not really need to buy any of them anytime soon. Though it should be noted the three different types of bags provide different kinds of characters, with the cheaper red ones being the less useful basic characters and the more expensive gold ones providing characters with potentially useful abilities (and silver is obviously in the middle of those ranges). Also, some achievements require characters that are obtained through those bags, so while opening them is not urgent, you might consider opening some of them by the time you finish everything in the hub world and begin going through the levels. There's also quite a few more achievements to unlock that can be done somewhat easily, so I'll be sure to point them out at some good opportunities during the next stream. One such achievement is for stopping a certain number of "ambient crimes" such as returning some stolen money (I'm not sure what else would count, so at least make sure to keep an eye out for any robberies).
  19. Not a bad start to progress through Lego the Incredibles. I noticed you focused on some achievements (probably with more effort than was necessary for one in particular). For your information, Dory is unlocked with the southern Pixar build in that waterfront district (only 1 incredibrick needed for that build) and you need to have her complete an underwater race for another achievement, so perhaps keep that in mind for next time (also keep in mind the northern Pixar build (5 incredibircks) in the waterfront district provides the invincibility red brick). You also may have noticed certain tasks need to be done a certain number of times throughout the hub area, so make sure to do them whenever you encounter them, as completing all of a certain number will unlock a character. As for the character bags, while I understand not wanting to spend studs on them right away, also keep in mind that some of the character abilities you need (such as flying) could be provided by some of the characters to be revealed in those bags, so there may come a point where you might be tempted to start opening some of those bags. Anyway, thanks for letting me know there will be no stream next week, and I'll look forward to the next one in two weeks. EDIT: Upon further review of the guide, it seems some of the challenges throughout the city are worth doing to unlock certain characters. Specifically, (if I remember correctly) one character that can fly is unlocked from rescuing trapped civilians. Just keep an eye out for more civilians trapped under cars or rubble piles with a grapple point on them and you'll unlock the character after doing that ten times.
  20. Believe me, if you know where to look, you'll see the MLP fandom still remains very active. It may no longer be so huge that you see it practically everywhere, but there's always lots of new fanart and fanfiction coming out every day, a level of activity that few fandoms could ever imagine having, especially after a few years since the main series ended (though it does help that there's now a new generation series that just recently started with an entirely new cast of characters, as I've mentioned in my most recent posts in this topic).
  21. Some progress done through the DC Comics hub world and getting to see which abilities the new characters can use is always good to see. Though, as we've discovered, some of the characters that were part of the Level Packs are somehow not registering their vehicle builds as having been completed. I also recall some other things that should've been unlocked after completing those levels that somehow are not currently registering as such (like Doctor being able to regenerate, or being able to switch between all the Ghostbusters instead of just Peter Venkman). My speculation on why that might be happening could be because you've always quit the game almost right after completing those levels, so perhaps by not doing anything else afterwards that would trigger an autosave (like collecting a gold brick in the hub world), the game might somehow never recognize that you actually completed those levels (while somehow still recognizing that you did collect the gold bricks and minikits from completing progress in those levels). If that's the case, then the only solution may be to go back through all of those bonus levels all over again and then making sure you do something afterwards to make the game autosave so you can keep those after-level unlocks. Perhaps you can do that once you've gained access to enough characters to have all of the Year 1 character abilities so you can collect all ten minikits so it won't be a completely wasted effort. As for which new game to start next week, I honestly don't mind which one you decide to go with. I had recommended Incredibles before Jurassic World only because it took me less time to complete the former than the later. Both games do have their moments of difficulty, so maybe you can have that factor into your choice. For the Incredibles, that is pretty much the only Lego game where you must fully complete the hub world content before replaying any of the levels, because some abilities are unique only to certain Pixar characters, which can only be unlocked by completing certain group builds in the hub world (which also provide all the red bricks), but the part I had the most struggle was some achievements required so much precision that I often found myself restarting certain levels several times before I finally got them. For Jurassic World, you should start by activating all the map stones in the hub worlds (much like you might recall from Lego Lord of the Rings) so that you can more easily find the red bricks you'll probably want before replaying through the levels (as well as using the quick travel option so you can switch between day and night mode), with the difficult part of this game being all the chase sequences where you have to time your moves just right to collect certain minikits (which I successfully did without needing to do any repeats, but only because I had studied playthrough videos I found on YouTube so I could memorize when and where to make the right jump or move). Like I said, I don't mind which game you decide to go with, so just make your choice based on what I just explained are the first things to be done and the parts where you'll most likely struggle. (Thankfully, neither game has any achievements for multiplayer mode, unlike Pirates of the Caribbean.) Oh, and before I forget, when you get back to Lego Dimensions next month, the next packs I'd like to see opened are the Fun Packs for Emmet and Unikitty. Now that all of the Level Packs and Team Packs from Year 1 are opened, that just leaves the Fun Packs, and with only three more hub worlds left to explore (Lego Movie, Legends of Chima, and Wizard of Oz), I think the Lego Movie world should be the next one to visit. Also, I'm specifying Emmet and Unikitty because of certain abilities unique to them (Emmet drilling through special cracked panels, and Unikitty working with rainbow bricks). The other Fun Packs for the Lego Movie theme are Benny and Bad Cop, but all of their abilities are covered by other characters you've already brought in, so those two can be saved for later.
  22. Great to see Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is now fully completed (at least as much as we're able to see). For the game you decided to play next, Jurassic World may have been my second choice after The Incredibles due to my experience with how much time it took to complete them, but they both have their challenges for reaching 100% completion and all achievements, so I'm okay with seeing either one of those two next. I'll wait until next week to explain my advice on some of the first few things to do, since you'll be going with Lego Dimensions for the next stream. Speaking of which, if I remember correctly, my suggestion for the next pack to open was the only remaining Team Pack among the Year 1 content, which is Joker and Harley Quinn from DC Comics, but apparently you didn't have one back when I had first made the suggestion and you had to buy it second-hand to get access, so hopefully you'll have it now. If not, then the next packs I would suggest would be the Fun Packs of Emmet and Unikitty from the Lego Movie. Either way, I'm looking forward to finally returning to monthly streams of Lego Dimensions.
  23. Most importantly, DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS IN THOSE BOTS POSTS! Chances are very likely that will result in a virus on your computer or some other tech nightmare that you certainly don't want to deal with.
  24. I always assumed that "?" mask was supposed to be the Vahi, before it became widely available.
  25. I don't really recall such bots being really notable until relatively recently. My best guess for why that might have been the case is that more activity meant it was more likely to be reported more quickly and thus the issue was rarely seen for long. These days, however, activity is so low that these bot posts could last for hours before some finally comes along and notices those bots and then report them. This is only my speculations, but it's the best possible answer I can come up with.
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