Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

mcoov wrote:

What's been happening is LEGO is placing the crappy LEGO sets in high-traffic areas. (i.e. Wal-Mart, Target, LEGO Store, etc.) All the good sets are only available at either the LEGO store in limited quantities, or online, where it's even more expensive because you have to pay Shipping & Handling. The Fleshies are good for "Limited Time Offers," (Maybe the first 500 of a set.) but I'd rather see yellow heads instead. Why LEGO had the "dead light bulb" thought to use Anime for its heads, we'll never know. The best lego head is this one:
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As for the licensing nightmare that has become the IJ, BM, and SW series, licensing a Movie series is a great idea, but STICK WITH IT TOO LONG, and it will become boring and crappy. It feels like Disney and Lucasfilms are holding LEGO at knife-point and forcing it to make crappy sets.

As for Ben 10: http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p84/UberSocks/58.gif. Why not just take three purple bricks, vomit on it, let it dry, repeat twice over, and sell it as "Barney the Purple Dinosaur."

Oh, no, no... IJ is still going on, and star wars it still around, but NO they just had to cancel the batman sets. I NEVER EVEN GOT A JOKER!!!! NOT ONE [email protected]#$ JOKER!!!!

Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

lego2motion wrote:

you guys have also competly forgotten all of the mindstorms/vision comand/NXT/technic. before I started brick filming I loved mindstorms. That clear worm gear holder that everyone is wondering what its for is genius. there is no other way to increase tourque in a smaller box. those pieces won't apeall to every crowd and this is that crowd.

CheeseyBricks wrote:

I personally think that there are enough awesome sets out there for me too ignore all these licensed and unappealing themes, I personally am in love with the Castle theme, and I cant get enough modular buildings. There are loads of sets on my wish list that I will never get, so I can just ignore those others people have pointed out.

These guys know what they're talking about.


Max Butcher wrote:

And, Lego these days is stupidly overpriced. Why? Are they not getting enough profit? Well, the solution to that would be to STOP WHAT YOUR DOING RIGHT NOW. Go back TEN YEARS ago, and do exactly what you were doing then.

LEGO was in a financial crisis about 8-10 years ago, and it has always, and always will be overpriced.

fib12345 wrote:

But not for walls. The problem is all these new peices. I like special parts for minifigs and props as much as the next guy, but what are you supposed to rebuild with this?

Yeah, absolutely 100% no chance you could build a great mechanism to for a construction crane, draw bridge or anything like that, just ridiculous to think something like that.

I think they should bring back the original LEGO space sets.

Generally taking steps backwards is a bad idea.

They were much more creative.

Please expand.

I think we can all agree that LEGO Space is much better than Mars Mission, LoM, Space Police, etc.

No we can't all agree on that, Space Police 3 is a great step forward. I'm sure if the majority of people thought the original space lines sucked and classic-space.com didn't exist, you'd have a very different opinion on them. If Space had never been released before, and was being brought out now, you would have an extraordinarily different stand point on LEGO space.

'twould be cool if they brought back the old helmets mini/yes

They're utterly useless if you're looking at it from the playability standpoint, kids will want to put visors on their helmets when they're playing with some police chase set.

Duke Boy wrote:

Yeah, I liked it better when they used more actual bricks.

As apposed to what? rubber tires?

Guys, LEGO isn't getting worse at all, you just want to think it is so you can whine and [email protected]#$% about it. Bloody grow up and stop complaining, this is a really silly thread just to complain about a company which is getting better and better.

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I think the Indy sets are great for building because they have all the good colors and minifig headgear. mini/smile

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Ditto what Riley said. You can't just "rerelease the classic space sets". Think about it, what sorta kids do you think it would appeal to? Nostalgic ones? mini/lol  The design style of today is way different to even 10 years ago. The MAIN thing wrong with LEGO today is quality, as I mentioned earlier. Colour consistency has gone way down, not as much care is taken in packing anymore so that stickers (yuk) and instructions get squashed, and now theres these terrible minifig battlepacks and things using made-in-China minifigs of a substantially lower quality.

Although LEGO shouldn't just step back in time, early on in this decade was a pretty good time to be a LEGO fan. The greys and browns hadnt changed yet, the Legends were coming out, the reliable 9v trains had been out for a while and had got a firm footing, LEGO had interesting stuff on their website and in their mag, sets had way more interesting and printed pieces, minifigs were still all yellow, the LEGO stores started opening and most importantly, the pieces were all nicely uniform in colour (except for the 2004 Knight Bus). Maybe it's just nostalgia from my (younger) childhood, but I liked it better when LEGO wasn't so cheap (as in stingy, not inexpensive). These days they change things annoyingly for no apparent reason (end of 9v trains and start of RC and then PF, swap from the almost 20-year old 9v electrical system to stupid PF, new window and door system, more juniorised pieces, sudden focus on [email protected]#$ premises such as Speed Racer, sudden shift from RCX to NXT and now a few years later to NXT2) all seemingly to save money, or something like that. The fact that their factory in Baar, Switzerland shut, and new ones in the Czech Republic and Mexico have opened don't help the quality issues either.

Setwise, I'm pretty happy with what's going on atm. I don't like the idea of these new licenses (POP, BEN10 and TS), and I still like HP and the c. 2001-2006 SW sets a lot, but there's still plenty to keep me occupied in terms of Jamie Berard's sets. If I ever get bored of what LEGO is offering then I guess I'll turn my attention back to the past. There's still boatloads of sets I'd like from the past that I don't have yet.

I don't know what that rant was meant to be about, but whatever. mini/smile

Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

guys Riley is right
LEGO is aiming there sets towards kids
They want there sets to be played with because i highly doubt when there creating a set do they think about animating with it
also the reason they don't use as much pieces is because once again they're aiming it towards kids for play use and want it to be easy to be build
which is why they made the green grocer sets with lots of parts
It says for 16+ and probably shouldn't be built by kids
so if you ask me i don't care what set they release they will always be LEGO and will always have that safe set (Green grocer type)

Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

Mutuceba is absolutly right. lego probably know that people animate with their toys but the kids that don't animate can't just not have lego sets because the company decided to make all the sets for animators. although... i do feel lego should have things like accessories. thats it. a set just filled with accessories. and i know that lego have the minifigure set but i feel it is pretty high priced and i know people will now tell me it's not but i feel i shouldn't wast 45 euro on somethin that has a load of minifigs. i don't have many. i have a load of workers. and it's hard to make a movie about a guy walkin' down the street when he is wearin overalls and a hard hat! i have a wish that lego could make something about animation materials but i just KNOW that they won't. and we all know that. but lego will keep making the things that kids like. some of their sets are rubbish if i do say so myself but if they make money and kids are happy, their businuss will keep going on and on for years to come! That's my say.

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Stud Studios wrote:

I think the Indy sets are great for building because they have all the good colors and minifig headgear. mini/smile

Yes, many of the Indy sets are good. Due to the fact that they're realistic. Many are based on vehicles/buildings of the 1940-50s. Others are based on the Egyptian Crypts that were discovered.

Mutuceba and Whittleberry are right 100%. LEGO is being aimed towards kids, which bumps up the playing factor. See, years ago, it was a really big deal, the whole "freedom to build" concept without falling apart. But gradually, people got used to it. LEGO started producing sets more inclined to playing. So now "Play" is probably what most LEGO sets are designed for. The "16+" is a suggested building age, meaning "the average 16 year old should be able to assemble this". Those sets are geared more towards building, not playing. You really don't see many 16 year olds flying their toy Star Destroyer in their room. In fact, most of us probably don't even play with out LEGO toys. The sets for that age category are mainly for providing a building challenge, and then a nice model to display. Our obscure hobby can't really be supported with Play OR Display type sets. Even LEGO Studios sets weren't very useful for Brickfilming. They only came with Props and Figures, no Sets. It wasn't really conventional for making a creative brickfilm. For example, you can't make something good like Moronic or 30 Years with a giant green dinosaur foot.

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Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

fib12345 wrote:

For example, you can't make something good like Moronic or 30 Years with a giant green dinosaur foot.

But you could certainly make Dino Crisis!

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I remember when the header at the top of the Lego website used to be 'Just imagine.'
Then came the day when it changed to 'Play On'....
Unfortunate, but true; building sets themselves don't sell as well to kids.

I never plan on buying anything when I go to the Lego Store.
Strangely enough, I always wind up finding something that makes me ditch those plans.

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i got some old sets that said Just imagine

Re: Where has LEGO gotten?

fib12345 wrote:

Mutuceba and Whittleberry are right 100%. LEGO is being aimed towards kids, which bumps up the playing factor.

Can I ask why it took them to say it for you to notice?

Riley wrote:

LEGO is a business, they need to supply for the majority of customers, which are pretty much 3-13 year olds, thats why they're coming out with new bionicles and speed racer stuff becuase thats what the kids want.


fib12345 wrote:

For example, you can't make something good like Moronic or 30 Years with a giant green dinosaur foot.

Could you please making these completely useless points, they're actually slightly idiotic. It's like saying to someone "Build a working aircraft with this plastic cup"

And you could use the giant green dinosaur foot for, wait, I'm not sure your ready for this, BUILDING A DINOSAUR!

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And you could use the giant green dinosaur foot for, wait, I'm not sure your ready for this, BUILDING A DINOSAUR!



O.O WOOWWWWW..... Really?!

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this really is a debate! but really... where has lego gotton? (that doesn't make sence)

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I srsly think they should make more Brick Buckets is what fib12345 said...

i say...
i absolutly agree. but the thing is, the lego company are probably thinking, "HOW MANY MORE STUPID BUCKETS CAN WE POSSIBLY MAKE? THEY ARE ARE STUPID BRICK BUCKETS!" BUT WE NEED THE SIMPLE ONES! not the stupid 1x1 complete set! wow! no. we need 2x4 sets and simple sets. but lego haven't caught on yet! God!!!

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Lego used to sell lego sets as just a pile of rare hair, heads, and torsos. Those were the days, unfortunately, I was 9 and didnt animate, so I didnt care. mini/smile

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i wish they still made them.......

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Why do you guys really care what LEGO makes, as long as they keep making bricks? It's not like many people around here use the sets for their films anyway; most people around here make their own.

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Yeah, but we use the bricks from the sets in our films.  mini/rolleyes

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I obviously stated that you guys shouldn't worry, as long as LEGO keeps on making bricks, no matter how dumb the sets are, because no one here uses the built models (sets) for their films. I never said that the stupidity of the sets would prevent people from using the individual bricks as well.

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Yeah, like Anakins hair in the clone war sets can be useful.

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