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[Poll] Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Talk about your favorite developments in licensed themes from popular lines like Indiana Jones, Batman, Spongebob, Harry Potter, etc.

Is Lightning McQueen a Minifig or...?

Minifig
2
5%
Minicar
18
42%
Car
4
9%
LEGO Racer
10
23%
Bricks
1
2%
Abomination
5
12%
I can't decide
3
7%
 
Total votes : 43

[Poll] Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Draykov » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:20 am

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Apparently, from a 2011 dealer catalog. Thanks to Lightningtiger of Eurobricks.
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Re: Cars 2011

Postby Chief » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:31 am

Oh my!
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Re: Cars 2011

Postby Mister Ed » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:41 am

I find it kind of funny (though certainly welcome) that a character whose nickname in the movie was "Stickers" appears to have all printed parts. ;)
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Re: Cars 2011

Postby meeotch » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Okay, philosophical question time: Does / will / should that Lightening McQueen pictured above count as a minifig?
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Re: Cars 2011

Postby banthafodder » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:54 pm

I guess that would depend on the definition. Lego places a mouse droid as a minifig as well as t
the Dionoga so I assume that a car with eyeballs would meet TLG definition of a minfig.
That being said, based on the recent bounty hunter competition, this would not meet the criteria.
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Re: Cars 2011

Postby onions » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:31 pm

meeotch wrote:Okay, philosophical question time: Does / will / should that Lightening McQueen pictured above count as a minifig?


good question. made a poll. go vote. cheeseburger
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Re: Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Jargon » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:00 am

I like the term minicar.
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Re: Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby onions » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:20 am

sorry. edited poll to add LEGO Racer. you can thank cloneemperor for having to recast your vote.
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Re: Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Faulconbridge » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:12 am

I just showed this to my four-year-old. The first words out of his mouth were "Can I buy that?" with a big grin on his face. His birthday's in May. Perfect. :D
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Re: Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby that guy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:54 am

As much as I want to say minifig, I have to go with Racer based on the size. Now if they made them like penny racers we'd have a true minifig.
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Re: Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Draykov » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:06 pm

Toss up between a new breed of something called "minicar" and LEGO Racer.
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Re: [Poll] Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Mister Ed » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:35 am

I think minicar is closest, since, while I can't really bring myself to call them minifigs, the one we've seen seems more in line with a minifig design ethic than a LEGO Racer design ethic. By which I mean, it doesn't LOOK brick built, it looks like it has a few major components (front, back, side panels, wheels) that are mainly designed to fit together with other similar specialized components to create characters. I just think customizing these will FEEL more like swapping out head, legs, torsos, and hair on a minifig, rather than using standard LEGO pieces to build something different.
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Re: [Poll] Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Robzula » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:13 pm

I think they're more like creatures, like tauntauns or dragons or ostriches. The fact that they're "people" doesn't really affect that.
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Re: [Poll] Cars Cars: Minifigs or Cars?

Postby Mister Ed » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:25 pm

I dunno. Creatures are usually even more specialized than this appears to be. You can't really swap any meaningful parts between a Tauntaun and an Dewback. I'll have to wait until we see more of them, but I suspect that you will be able to swap out body parts easily between most of these, with a few of them, due to extremely different body shape or size, falling more into the specialized "creature" feel.
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