I have to say that I pretty much cannot agree with anything said here.
[quote=“Ozkabot, post:1, topic:21512”]
we get from that wave would be the best design that the LEGO group could come up with because they didn’t feel obligated to make every set different
[/quote] While yes there is a possability that all sets have a “good” design as they all have the same build, but then again this could also result in all sets having a “bad” design. Take the Hordika for example, the Hordika are generally not well liked because of thier wierd design choices, and with every single Hordika having the same design, all of them suffer from the same problems, so if you don’t like 1 of them you Essentailly dislike all of them. your getting 1 set per wave/group and if this 1 set is “bad” that automaticcly means that the entire wave/group is bad. With all sets having different builds chances are that there is at least 1 design you like.
[quote=“Ozkabot, post:1, topic:21512”]
I think in future it would be a nice idea for them to consider making one skeleton that combines CCBS and Techic really well, and then have that carried out through that wave - with some slight variations in bone length, but the Technic remaining the same. One design for the Good guys of the line, and another that looks a bit more menacing for the villains - the variation being in the Armour and shells that are added on top to give each one a personality.
[/quote] All sets having the same basic design would absolutely ruin the building experince for me. Sure the armor placement might be slightly different but that is just a small part of the build. I would see no reason to get more than mabye 2 sets from every wave/group. as I would get the same basic experince every time, and that would get boring after the first two sets I build. This was one of the problems I had with HF, as they pretty much did this idea just without the technic. The brain attack heroes were incredibly boring to build IMO, because the skeleton designs were so similar, and adding technic would not make this experince any more enjoyable for me.
[quote=“SmeatyFlavor, post:2, topic:21512”]
we haven’t gotten as many new parts per wave as we did when we were getting clone sets
[/quote] I don’t know lego’s decicion for doing certain things, but I am pretty confident that the amount of new parts per wave has absolutely nothing to do with clone sets. New molds for lego cost a lot of money and introducing a new mold that would only be used once would be some what of a waste of money. I think lego learned this in the later years of bionicle, and definitly learned this with the introduction of CCBS.
[quote=“Ozkabot, post:4, topic:21512”]
the build able action figure line is a completely different beast to the brick based systems, and needs to be treated differently.
[/quote] I disagree heavily here. Lego buildable action figures are not all that different from lego system. The way parts connect and the shape of the parts might be different. But in the end they are still building blocks (even if they don’t look like it.) CCBS and system, both are, well, a system. Both have different sizes of parts genrally indicated by numbers. Heck, CCBS is even based on system as stated by this picture: http://images.brickimedia.org/9/94/Ccbs_system.jpeg And because of this, I see no reason why CCBS/buildable action figures should be treated anything different that system.
[quote=“SmeatyFlavor, post:5, topic:21512”]
Agreed. I also think that Lego is wasting a lot of potential in CCBS. I wish they would start making shells in a wider variety of shapes and sizes, maybe even make shells with Bionicle G1 style detailing!
[/quote] The intent of CCBS was never to have a large variety of specialized pieces. On the contrary even. CCBS was designed like the lego system so that you could still use the parts introduced in 2011 to build something in 2031. And this for me is one of the best things about CCBS.