Hey everyone, couldn't find an existing thread so I thought I'd start one for this new LEGO theme. It's pretty much old news that LEGO recycles themes every so often: Pharaoh's Quest for Adventurers/Indiana Jones, Ninjago for Ninja, and there's always bound to be at least one city, space and racecar theme on at any given time.
It's always nice to see a new theme with a bit of a classic twist, but I have to say LEGO really looks like they sold out on this one. Combining an Egypt exploration theme with a robot one may have sounded like a good idea to the LEGO execs and sure, it hasn't been done before, but I've never seen a worst mismarriage of LEGO themes since the time-traveller line in the 90s. The minifigs look great, and I probably will get some of the non-robot-centred sets (especially for vehicles such as the biplane and motorbike) but on the whole I'm really not sure what they're aiming at, and if this means the death knell for the Indiana Jones line. If that were the case, it wouldn't hurt to bring the Adventurer's back with a different setting.