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Avengers VG Silver Centurion
The 1st Shadow posted a topic in LEGO DiscussionI was browsing FB, and I saw a post from the LEGO Marvel VG page about pre-ordering the game and receiving an exclusive minifigure: Tony's Silver Centurion armor. This is the first I've heard of this, and I have to say, I like the figure design! The red recolor of the Chima armor is great, and I definitely wouldn't mind getting my hands on it. I also notice the detailed printing on the side of the legs, which I don't think we see too often. Pic, just in case you've not seen it yet: Thoughts?
Cyrix posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_1631phase 3 looks great and ahhhhhh Especially excited for Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers!) and Black Panther because those are gonna be great. Intrigued to see where Civil War is gonna go. And it's cool to see things coming to a head with Infinity War. many excite eeeeeeeeeee
Avengers + Munchkin
ChocolateFrogs posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_113100% of you will probably know of at least one of these franchises. Bonus cookies if you're fond of both. First, some more Avengers figs: -Namor (doubtful he's still an Avenger), Maria Hill (technically not an Avenger, but she's in the Secret Avengers title), Rogue (an Uncanny Avengers--protip: Don't read anything by Rick Remender) -Ant-Man and Wasp (she'll be updated with wings once I get the pieces) Now, who's had the pleasure of playing Munchkin? If not, well hopefully I'll remember to bring it to BrickFair, and we'll all have a blast! I wish I could fit the lady munchkin with something on her back too, but the armor gets in the way. I tried stretching a scabbard over it, but ehhhhh... I'm sure other pieces will come to my attention. I think I'll put these two on my brickbadge. -CF
Avengers Vs X-Men
ChocolateFrogs posted a topic in System-Based CreationsI had the chance to put a display in my LEGO Store--one of the perks of being in a LUG near a store that has a Window To the Community. I built a scene around the summer 2012 Marvel comic event Avengers Vs X-Men. You can find this at the LEGO Store in the Tysons Corner Center Mall in Northern Virginia for April and the first couple days of May. While the comic series was mediocre overall, the inspiration was welcomed. I took that and created this: I've included the iconic Cyclops blasting Captain America scene: ...as well as the fight that had everyone wondering how Iron Man even stood a chance: Iron Man in his mech, blasting the Phoenix Force, was essential to creating the Phoenix Five: And I threw in a few other scenes to round it all out: And I couldn't resist throwing this underneath: I have to admit, Rogue is one of my favorite figs I've ever made from a pre-established work. More pix found here. So what do you think? Who's side are you on: The Avengers or the X-Men? -CF
Avengers Vs X-Men!
ChocolateFrogs posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_113My LUG gets to display at the LEGO Store(s) in the area, and April was my month for Tysons Corner's LEGO Store in Virginia. While Marvel's Avengers Vs X-Men comic event was mediocre in the summer of 2012, I can't deny the inspiration it gave me: Topic here. Brickshelf gallery here. Can you guess which part is my favorite? The Avengers are fighting the X-Men because they want to apprehend a mutant (Hope Summers) who they believe might cause destruction to humankind if the Phoenix Force, currently on its way to Earth, has the chance to posses her, due to then nature of her powers. The X-Men would rather the Avengers stay out of the way and let them deal with one of their own kind. Things get nasty for 12 issues, which was about 5 issues too long (not to mention all the tie-ins). Still, the chance to make some X-Men minifigs that LEGO hadn't and then pair them up with several Avengers was something I couldn't pass up for the display. The kids visiting the store wouldn't care some of this stuff didn't happen or didn't look perfect like the comics, and the adults that might have read the comic series would get a kick that I made it out of LEGO in the first place. The LEGO employees there that night knew what it was and loved it. The next goal is to show off my SHIP at Potomac Mills, because their display is visible from all 4 sides and will fit a 103-stud long spaceship. -CF
Seeking LEGO Avengers Minifigs: Hulk/Black Widow
T-Hybrid posted a topic in Buy/Sell/TradeI'm a huge fan of the Avengers, and thanks to a bit of luck have come across ALMOST a full set of Minifigs from the Marvel Super Heroes line. The only two I'm missing are The Hulk and Black Widow:I normally would just buy the sets, but the ones they come in are $60 and $80 respectively, so that's not an option currently. I'm curious if anybody has these two available for sale, and what sort of price I'd be looking at.Thanks!UPDATE: I have tracked down The Hulk. Now I just need to find somebody with a spare Widow.
superhero movie reviews. (spoilers!)
FireEmblem posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_1218so, given my name is a superhero movie, i figured i'd do some reviews. let's start from earliest to latest, mkay? (fun fact: i went to the midnight premiere of all of these. another fun fact: i will use the highest level of grammar i possibly can in these reviews, excuse me if i slip up) any italicized sentences are usually my one-line reviews i put up on rotten tomatoes, in case you were wondering. also, i loved spider-man more than any of them, no matter what my rating says. The Avengers (rating: A, 4.5/5) Let's start this review by saying one thing: there was only one thing wrong with The Avengers. That was Hulk's pulsing, glowing green eyes. They weren't there! There were two scenes that really, really needed them to complete the feeling of the Hulk in that movie. One was when he turned around mid-transformation to the Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson's character, and when he said one of the best lines in the movie: "That's my secret, Captain: I'm always angry." Hands down, that was one of my favorite scenes, but I would've felt more "Oh s@&t, the Hulk's coming" if his eyes just turned. And don't get me wrong, his eyes were green, but they were a dark green. Almost like how our brown eyes look like black dots sometimes, the Hulk's eyes just weren't prominent, and that's one thing I loved about 2008's The Incredible Hulk and one thing I would've loved to see in The Avengers. Well, also, they didn't mention Cobie Smulders's character's name once. At least I knew it was Maria Hill before I went into the movie. Now, other that, I thought the movie was PERFECT. Robert Downey, Jr. brought the wittiness and the sarcasm his Tony Stark had in the previous two films, Scarlett Johansson was arguably hotter in this one than in Iron Man 2, (though no matter how gorgeous she is, I feel they should've cast someone else as Natasha. Anyone else?) Chris Hemsworth, while relatively unknown before Thor, actually did a good job fighting the Hulk, (I was HOPING for that as I went in. I grew up watching the Bixby series.) and Mark Ruffalo was a perfect Bruce Banner. His mannerisms, such as rubbing together his hands, his constant signs of paranoia like looking around nervously, it just made me feel more for the character. He's a fugitive and a beast, and he has no idea the next time he'll lose control. Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye was different, yet acceptable. Good actor, and he did a good job as the master archer. However, I want to talk about Chris Evans's character, Captain America. Very different from the Captain America in 2011's film The First Avenger, but yet the same. He's still willing to sacrifice himself before others, he wants to go down with a fight. Very... altruistic. But he's also different. He's in a different world, one he's not used to. Everyone he's loved or cared about has been long dead. I feel like we see a darker version of him, one that's not as accepting as he used to be. And, in comparison with Fantastic Four 1 & 2 (ugh), he did a great job conveying that. He's a better Captain America than Johnny Storm. The fight scenes were great. Loved the beginning Captain America vs. Loki, loved Iron Man/Thor/Captain America three-way fight, loved the Avengers beating the bajesus out of the Chitauri, and my FAVORITE will be Hulk vs. Thor, just because I had that sense of nostalgia and childhood shoot up through me. Plus, Joss Whedon directed this film, and I admire his works. He turned a comedy about a cheerleader that hunts the supernatural into an awesome show and he made one of my favorites, Firefly. (Nathan Fillion, by the way, is one of my picks for the upcoming Ant-Man film, but Fillion doesn't want to do it.) So I tip my metaphorical hat to you, Mr. Whedon. Overall, The Avengers is a fantastic superhero film that utilizes the abilities of their fantastic list of actors and isn't ever trumped by the music or the usual loud, obscene sounds that dominate most superhero movies. But please, don't mention Coulson. The Amazing Spider-Man (rating: B+, 4.5/5) When they first announced the cancellation and reboot of my favorite superhero, I was surprised. I had mixed feelings about it. I was simultaneously ###### off, and yet intrigued. I began trying to form ideas of what their plot would be, to the extent of writing my own script. A year later, they announced the villain and the first shot of the suit, and I got mad. I hated the suit. What I hated more, however, were the fan "gossip", I guess you could call it. "There's a lack of dirt around his hips, maybe he's wearing a belt" was the one that made me the most angry. Then a month later we got a shot with the mask on, and I had some anger repressed. I thought the eyes looked like the dot shading they did for comics back then, the common way of doing shadows. Then trailers, posters, featurettes, TV spots, all were being released and my hope for this movie just built up and up and finally, when the night of July 2nd came and I had gotten out of work, I was stoked. And I couldn't have asked for a better night. A movie, however, yeah. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED this film. LOVED. My favorite film this summer. Only because Spider-Man was in it, though. The Amazing Spider-Man started with an intro similar to the Raimi films, and I had that feeling of nostalgia. I also had the feeling of ripping off, not so much "homage". However, as the beginning sequence went on, I started to just forget that there were 3 other films and I grew to accept that this was a stand-alone film, and that made this a better film for me. The parents of Peter, whom we've never seen, having something suspicious hidden that was worth breaking into. Peter Parker, a smart guy, but he's an outcast and he's grown to want to rebel against the world around him. He doesn't like to talk to people, he just grows away from them and his wanting to go against the machine just expands. He generally has a good heart, though. In one scene, Flash Thompson is bullying a kid by shoving his face in his food. Peter stops him, (though he has to go to extents by using Flash's real name, Eugene) and then he goes over to see if the kid is okay. Well, before being punched in the face by Flash. But I thought that showed that his heart was in the right direction, he just needed a push. That push actually came in two parts: the spider bite, and Uncle Ben's untimely death. There were actually multiple pushes in this movie. His parents, the spider bite, Uncle Ben, Captain Stacy, etc. The one that starts the chain of dominoes, however, is actually a flood in the basement. Peter finds his father's old book bag as he's moving stuff out of the flooding basement, and finds out about Dr. Connors. In a rather humorous scene, he "borrows" the identity of an Oscorp intern and goes to meet Dr. Connors. (One thing I like about this scene is that he passes by a 3d hologram of Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, who is silhouetted. For some reason, the hologram reminded me of Kevin Bacon.) The scene where Peter talks about the theory of cross-species genetics was a little way of showing his intellect, and the talk between him and Gwen Stacy, portrayed by the lovely Emma Stone, was nice, ("I would say that I work here, but you actually work here, so you know for a fact that I don't actually work here.") but the thing that I was anxiously waiting for was the spider bite. The bite that makes Peter who he is, the amazing, spectacular, sensational and astonishing Spider-Man. But to my surprise, it didn't happen the way it did in the trailer. And as the movie went on, I realized a lot of things didn't happen like they did in the trailer. Some scenes were cut, too. Earlier in the film, when Peter investigates his father's bag, he finds a file with an equation labeled the 00 Decay Rate Algorithm. (I liked this nod to the Ultimate comics, where the spider that bit Peter was designated #00 because of the numbers on it's back) Well, upon observing Dr. Rajit Ratha, Connors and his father's superior, he breaks into the 00 testing lab, where he finds Oscorp-branded biocable, (which he later uses to make his webbing) and it's testing in manufactured spiders. Upon plucking the strands of biocable, he causes a brief shutdown and all the company-bred spiders land on Peter, one hiding in his collar. Upon leaving, the spider bites him, and he experiences his first encounter with his powers on the subway, after sticking to a ceiling and ripping a woman's shirt off. I liked Andrew Garfield's mannerisms as Peter, especially after he gets bit, such as him catching the fly and eyeing it as if it were a snack, or how some things bother him. Smashing his alarm clock was one of my favorites. They managed to pull off Ben's death without the wrestling arena well, but I felt Raimi's Spider-Man had a more emotional way with Peter and Uncle Ben. Peter uses his abilities to try and find Ben's killer, but after his suspect (which turns out NOT to be Ben's murderer) screams, "I saw your face!", Peter gets the idea for a mask. He also crashes into a lucha libre arena, and sees a giant mask that gives him the concept for the final mask. Then he's sitting upside down in his room making his costume, using old watches to make new web shooters, he's doing all these things to improve his vigilantism. One thing I liked about this one is that it actually shows him making his costume. He's sewing his prototype mask, he's painting the spider on the back of his suit, he's using sunglasses to make lenses on his mask. Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man just drew pictures of his suit, and drawing is a lot easier than doing. James Horner's score gave this triumphant burst of music when Spidey first stands on a building in his final costume during the sunset, and then he's off again to catch Uncle Ben's killer. However, a visit to Gwen's house gives him the sad realization that he's chasing the same guy and actually not helping people at all. Then romance, with okay dialogue but Emma and Andrew try to make the best of it, and then a WAY-TOO-SOON identity reveal. Then Peter is off. During this film, Ratha is pressuring Connors to make this serum to cure Norman Osborn, who is dying of a terminal illness. (Which springs so many theories! My main one is that Norman is cured, but it leaves him with dual personalities, creating a case like the Sam Raimi films where Norman wants to do right but he's overpowered by his second personality- the Goblin. My second theory is that he turns into a beast like the Ultimate comics.) However, with Ratha rushing due dates, he fires Connors and plans on testing the serum on veteran's under the guise of flu shots. Well Connors can't let that happen, so he takes the serum himself... and regrows his right arm! Hallelujah! But on the down side, he turns into a giant lizard and he does the only good thing in the entire film, and that's stopping Ratha from turning a bunch of veterans into giant lizards as well. Buuuuut he's still flinging cars off bridges, so Spider-Man has to go and intervene. After Connors starts changing back and leaves the incident, and Spider-Man saves a kid, the father asks "Who are you?" And in arguably the best line of the film, Peter announces the one thing I've been waiting to hear. "I'm Spider-Man." And that is when I fist pumped in the theater and smiled like a fool. This review is getting more of a plot summary, so I'll just try to sum up the rest of the film. Spidey gets an arrest warrant on his head. He also goes down into the sewers to encounter the Lizard head-on. In a clever way, he sets up a web trap, where he connects strands to tunnels so any movements in those tunnels would create vibrations, which would lead back to him. He fights the Lizard and somehow finds out who he is, and vice versa. He tries to tell Captain Stacy that Godzilla is ambushing NYC, which Captain Stacy thinks is stupid but asks others to get info on Connors anyways. Earlier in the film, Peter points out the Ganali device, which Connors describes as creating a cloud over a space as large as NYC, but Oscorp never allowed it because it could be used as a nuclear device, or a way of declaring biological war. So Connor figures, "Hey, Ratha was kinda right. Being a lizard is awesome, so everyone should experience it!" So after a brief debacle between him and Spider-Man at Midtown High (excuse me, Midtown SCIENCE High- which is weird), eventually ending with Spider-Man winning in an awesome way by webbing Connors up in a cocoon, he goes back down to the sewers, takes a higher dosage of the Lizard serum so he can be a giant lizard longer, and plans on stealing the Ganali device to turn everyone into a lizard. Peter follows him (maskless, for some strange reason) and calls Gwen to go to Oscorp and find the file on the lizard cure. (How he knows about this is also weird. It also made me realize that 12389, the file number, is a weird number.) He then goes back to the surface, is ambushed by Captain Stacy, beats the living ###### out of his squad, but couldn't bother to web his face and swing away. Nope, instead he turns around, reveals his identity, and gets shot in the leg. You could've gone when they were all unconscious, Spidey! But the scene was done for 1.) more ways to throw his identity about and 2.) to establish trust between Capt. Stacy and Peter. The Lizard gives a SWAT team a dose of his lovely lizard serum in a gaseous form, then breaks into Oscorp, finds a hiding Gwen with the Ganali device, doesn't bother to hurt Gwen, (because why would you hurt Emma Stone? <3) and then sets it up with the lizard serum. All while Gwen is making the antidote. Wow. So, anyways, Peter webs up his leg and, in a kind of Olympic matter where he's standing alone, there's a spot light on him, the father from earlier moving cranes on a path to Oscorp, he swings and... misses. BUT THEN HE CATCHES SOME BUILDING MATERIALS BEING PULLED UP, and he resumes swinging to Oscorp, where he fights the Lizard. The Lizard breaks his web shooters and rips off his mask, and claims Peter is all alone, before Captain Stacy shows up with a shotgun and starts shooting the Lizard. Peter knocks him into a pit full of liquid nitrogen tanks and he freezes the Lizard. Stacy shoots him a couple times, but the Lizard regenerates and kills Captain Stacy. (NOOOOOOOOO DENIS LEARY) One of the hoses freezes the bottom of the antenna- the one the Ganali device is on. Peter is trying to switch out the serum for the antidote, but the Lizard grabs his leg and, with seconds before New York City is New Lizard City, he switches it successfully. The cloud cures the SWAT team and Connors, but doesn't save Denis Leary. Peter falls and Connors catches him and watches as his arm falls to pieces and blows away in the dust. Captain Stacy makes Peter stay away from Gwen, and then he dies. Peter stands on the edge of Oscorp, looking out on the city and he sighs. Probably thinking, "What a day." Obviously, he doesn't stay away from Gwen and he does this awesome ending swing which involves him shooting out of a crane and about to shoot a web while he's against a very bright moon and doves fly out behind him. It's my iPhone wallpaper. In an mid-credits scene, a man asks Connors if he told the truth about Peter's dad, to which Connors says no and screams he should leave Peter alone, to which this man just disappears. They confirmed it wasn't Norman, so Electro? There were a lot of plot holes in this film and a lot in the trailer we didn't see in the movie. There were some inconsistencies, too. (How does Peter have the same prescription that his dad had? How did he get a box of biocable unnoticed? Why does his suit have more damage coming out of the sewers than it did going in? Where does Dr. Ratha go after the bridge scene?) This made me upset. But, because it's Spider-Man, I had to push that aside and love what I did see, and that was a good movie. Also, I loved the score. It gets stuck in my head, just like The Avengers score and the original Danny Elfman score. Overall, aside from obvious scene cuts and the resulting plot holes, The Amazing Spider-Man is a self-explanatory film that has an enjoyable cast and a intense plot, and it leaves you wanting more after the end. The Dark Knight Rises (rating: A-, 4.5/5) Coming soon. I'm too lazy to write this review.
danwojo913 posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_1139so I haven't seen TDKR yet; was busy helping my cousin move some stuff across the state. so quick updates on me, since I don't think I've really talked to anyone in awhile: first time since 7th grade I got all A's for the entire year scored a 2130 on the SAT: critical reading: 660, writing: 690, math: 780. saw Avengers - awesome. and that's my boring life. what's up with you guys?
ChocolateFrogs posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_113I had a grand plan of "yay I'm going to get all the Avengers!" because I have the Jeep set and will get the Quinjet, which just means I'd need to shell out some cash for the Hulk. And then I realized LEGO is making more Avengers: Wolverine, Spider-Man (already made ) and Iron Fist. Which means I'll need to acquire Wolverine and Iron Fist somehow too. No biggie. I was going to get the X-Men helicopter set anyway. And will figure out a way to get Hulk at a decent price for a complete set of 2012-movie Avengers. But I'll probably just buy Iron Fist separately (because the set he comes in is $30, and I already have Spidey and Doc Ock, though Ock isn't built ). Decisions of a recent-graduate who shouldn't be spending money on LEGO. Luckily the Quinjet and Helicopter won't be out of my pocket and gifts instead! This also means I'll have to get any other Avengers they make. ~Crosses fingers for Storm, The Thing,* Nick Fury (or Furies (Furys?)),** Venom, Beast, and tons of others...~ -CF *I should build the Thing in miniland scale which would fit in with the minifigs. **They should totally make Fury, Coulson, and Hill. In their own set.
Review: Bionicle's The AlliancePost your reviews of the story here! Please note, this story is NOT supposed to be a parody, mash up, crossover, retelling, etc. I am just writting an Avengers styled story, with similar elements and plot, but it is supposed to still be a completely seperate story. Let me know if there is anything you like, didn't like, think I should consider, etc. Thanks and happy reading!
Bionicle's The AllianceBionicle’s The Alliance A Fan Fiction by Toa Ignacis Inspired by Marvel’s The Avengers(Not a Parody/Mash Up/Cut and Paste, etc) Chapter One Rebirth of Darkness Lesovikk sat panting on the outskirts of the Matoran civilization on Spherus Magna. He had just killed Karzahni, and barely managed to escape from the Toa Nuva. He could still recall every detail of what had happened. The crazed ruler Karzahni had come out of nowhere and attacked him. He had quickly withdrawn his sword, but the massive being had already been on top of him. He had stabbed him through the chest and then let the body fall the ground. He had retrieved his sword, but he was so shocked by what he had done, he cast it aside. Fearing what the other Toa would do if they found out, he took off running in a random direction until he was sure he was far enough away. Now, he sat wondering what was going to happen to him. He had violated the Toa Code, a crime whose punishment was not exactly set in stone. From his vantage point, he could still see Tahu peering over the body. He did not take long to examine it, and several of the Dark Hunters took the body out of the settlement, most likely to bury it.As the sun set below the horizon, Lesovikk collapsed against the canyon wall behind him. They would never believe him. Given his past with Karzahni, no one would ever fully believe he acted in self-defense, and that it was an accident. Even if they cleared him, that cloud of suspicion would always hang over him. He could run, but he was still a Toa. He still had a duty to protect the Matoran and the rest of Mata Nui population. But how could he? He couldn’t be everywhere at once, nor could he obtain enough information to be effective. In the case of large-scale conflict, he risked his fellow Toa turning on him and arresting him. And who knows what the Order would do if they got a hold of him? He was torn, between his own self-preservation and his destiny as a Toa.“You know, not all heroes fight during the day, Toa of Air.”Lesovikk turned around and let loose a cannon of air. There was a blur of movement that went left, but his eyes were not completely adjusted to the darkness around him. He readied another blast, but someone grabbed his wrist.“Stop. We mean you no harm, Lesovikk.”He turned to see two tall, black figures next to him. One was a Vortixx, and judging by her voice and weapons, it was the one known as Roodaka. The being next to her was much taller, with multiple limbs, a long face and several blades stored on his body. He recognized him as the Dark Hunter known as Darkness. It was his job to oversee the Shadowed One’s rule of the organization, and to protect him at all costs.“Roodaka. Let me guess, you two are here to get my autograph. Sorry, but I left my chisel and hammer at home.”“We are not here to make jokes Lesovikk. We are here to offer you membership into our organization. In fact, we are asking you to lead it.”“Since when did you join the Dark Hunters, Roodaka?”“Not the Hunters, Lesovikk. The G.U.A.R.D.”“What guard? What are you talking about?”“Not any guard. The G.U.A.R.D. We are secret union consisting of all the different races, species and organizations of Spherus Magna. And we want you to lead us.”“What’s the catch?”“The catch is you will be in charge of recruiting new members. We believe you have the leadership skills to do this,” said Darkness.“Who are we trying to recruit?” asked Lesovikk, smiling. The G.U.A.R.D was the perfect opportunity to still serve his role as a Toa and keep to shadows.“Hold on there, boss. We need to at least get you a weapon,” said Darkness.“And some new armor,” said Roodaka with a playful smile.“Let me guess. I can have any color I want, as long as it’s black?” said Lesovikk.“Something like that.” * * * It had been several months since Lesovikk had took over G.U.A.R.D. He learned that it was an acronym for “The Guardian’s Unified Alliance: Response Division.” So far, he had recruited close to fifty members for the G.U.A.R.D. Most were used as spies and intelligence gatherers inside of the various organizations. They had completely rebuilt him from the ground up, combining technology and knowledge from the Order, the Brotherhood, Artakha and even the Agori. The new armor increased his physical strength somewhat, as well as his overall size. As he guessed, the armor was mostly black, but still retained his overall green appearance. He was given a simple Zamor Sphere launcher, armed with silver spheres and empty ones filled with Madu fruit. The weapon was easy enough to use, but also very versatile. He could even channel his air powers through them.Today, he was meeting with his top operatives and commanders to discuss the newest mission they were about to embark on. As he walked into the main control room, Roodaka and Darkness rose to attention. He nodded at them and they returned to their seats. “Black looks good on you, Lesovikk. Not as good as me, but close,” came a voice to his left. Lesovikk turned to see a tall, green being wielding a pair of blades that could double as a shield. Though his armor had also been modified slightly, Lesovikk recognized Gresh, a Glatorian from the Jungle Tribe, without hesitation. He was the newest promoted member, earning the rank of sergeant, and lead a group of fellow Glatorian and Toa often on raids and stealth missions. “Gresh, good to see another air brother up here in the ranks. Congrats on your promotion,” he said, and bumped fists with him.“Well, you were the one who called it,” said Gresh.“No, you earned it.”“Commander, its time to go over our next mission.,” said Roodaka.“Of course,” he said and he took a seat at the front of the table. Gresh sat towards the back, and Darkness and Roodaka took their spots at either side of him. A Ga-Toa entered from the left doorway, carrying several tablets. She stood at attention and saluted Lesovikk.“Toa Mahri Hahli, Commander. I have the tablets you requested.”“At ease, Hahli. Let’s see what we have here then.” Lesovikk peered over one of the tablets, and placed it into a slot on the table. It created several small viewing screens around the room, one set in front of each person seated. Lesovikk picked up a control device and began to speak, using the device to cycle through the various videos and screens that were playing. “As you know, Karzahni has somehow made a return and is threatening war against our peoples. I have asked our top operatives to collect a list of our people’s greatest warriors and heroes. Now, these individuals will only be called upon should we need them, but we will get to that later. First, here is what we know.“Somehow, Karzahni has returned and allied himself with the Skakdi Fusion and is using his power to create an army, despite our recent research projects we were conducting with the Fusion. Now, what Karzahni plans to do with this army or how to stop him is still unknown. So to start, we are going to try and recruit Miserix.” Lesovikk clicked the device and a profile of Miserix began to play in front of everyone, listing his species, criminal record and other important information. “We believe his knowledge of creating life might help us to unravel the secrets behind the Fusion and how to stop him, or even destroy him if necessary. Roodaka, your job will be to track him down and bring him in. He is currently AWOL, but we know he is not with the Matoran or Agori people.”“Understood, Commander,” said Roodaka.“Gresh, we want you to run an infiltration operation against the Skakdi. We believe the Fusion has returned to its people for protect and isolation. See if you can discover any more information from them, but do it quietly. Finally, Darkness and I will round up the beings our researches have complied and bring them in to help with our operations.”“Who are these beings, Commander?” asked Darkness. “I would like to know what we are getting into before we jump into the field.”“Hahli, bring up the list,” said Lesovikk. The Toa of Water took one of the tablets and pressed it face down into the counsel to the left of the table. A projector threw up a list of names, pictures and descriptions onto the far wall. The assembled beings turned to view the list.“Oh you’ve got to be kidding me…” said Lesovikk.
ChocolateFrogs posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_113Guess who's girlfriend got them the Loki's Escape/Jeep Super Heroes The Avengers LEGO set as a graduation gift?!?! B) It's a really neat, compact set. And I guess what makes it so are the minifigs: Loki, Iron Man, and, to an extent, Hawkeye. Shame it didn't come with the doctor and Maria Hill. Loki is awesome, of course. Iron Man even more so, I would argue, but both look fantastic! They both are so iconic and the details in the figures are amazing. Hawkeye? Alright, he's pretty cool too, especially with his sunglasses and compound bow. And I like the details on his back, with the quiver of high-tech arrows. The truck? Well, I did not check it out too much. The figures take the show. But the truck is very well built and is not messing around (what would you expect from SHIELD?). If there was one thing I would change, it would be giving Loki a glowy-blue bit for the staffhead, and him and Stark hair, and not making me watch that part of the movie thinking "when is Iron Man going to show up?". Should you get it? Well, do you want the figs or not? The car is pretty cool but is overshadowed by the figs. I know I'll be getting the Quinjet at BrickFair, so that also has Iron Man and Loki, but not Hawkeye (plus the Quinjet is awesome), but because I'll have two of those figs, one of each can be scrapped for pieces! I do not have much need for a Jeep... -CF Now, to get my hands on the Captain America set (and a Hulk fig...).