darthius wrote:emmtwosix wrote:Mister Ed wrote:...especially when they come out looking so accurate. The B'Omarr monk is a perfect example of this. They nailed the essence of it the first time and there was no need to minutely increase it's accuracy by making an expensive new mold for something that is basically background ambiance. Plus, it's another opportunity to build something!
How can representing a 6 legged creature with 4 legs instead be called accurate? How can you consider the loss of 2 legs as a minute detail?
Well, for some reason this is quoted as if I said it (which I didn't) but I will say that, given how miniscule a role the B'Omarr Monks play in the films, I'd consider pretty much any detail concerning them to be minute by definition.
I'd wager that the vast majority of people, even people who watched and enjoyed the movies, don't know what a B'Omarr Monk even is, and among the ones that do (like myself) I can't imagine I'm alone in being totally unaware of their precise number of limbs from the seconds of (poorly lit) screen time they had. Brain in a jar on spidly legs, that's what I got from seeing them in the movie, and that's what I got from LEGO in a nifty little bit of brick-built character. I fail to see how brick-building something can EVER be characterized as more "lazy" than making specialized molds for it. Making a new mold might take more additional labor at the outset, but it requires, IMHO, quite a bit less THOUGHT than clever brick-building, which I think the B'Omarr was.
As a disclaimer, though, this is coming from somebody who dislikes the much lauded new Boba Fett helmet because I feel it is TOO detailed and not LEGO-y enough, like an action figure head glued to a minifig body. I'm not all for precision accuracy in LEGO. I prefer something that is close enough and still retains a LEGO feel.