Its about time Lego did something right.

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    Ever since I was a little kid I loved Legos. It seemed throughout my entire youth every set was just as good as the next. Then as I got older they seemed less and less creative with too many Harry Potter sets and nothing that drew your attention in. Now I see this commerical with these bad ass lego Mecha. How well has notices this trend with Lego?
     
  2. Fairy Princess

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    Some of us liked the Harry Potter sets....
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Some of us. Others were frustrated at the fact that Town disappeared completely for several years, only to be replaced by these stupid movie-themed sets.

    I've collected Lego for as long as I've collected Transformers...and I love it. I used to have a big-ass, 5th-Element style metropolis in my basement which eventually had to be taken down because of its massive size. I still keep an 6' x 3' town - complete with train set - built and maintained in the far corner of the basement.

    Although I got into the Star Wars sets for a while, I've always enjoyed Lego town - it was the line I grew up with. I realize Lego's gotta go with the flow but when they A) dumbed-down and then B) eliminated the town sets for that few-year period from about '99 to '03, they lost a lot of their more vocal fanbase, (the guys on Lugnet and brickshelf were all sorts of pissed.)

    I like the mecha, but I'm especially happy that the town stuff is back.
     
  4. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    They also keep getting more and more expensive.
     
  5. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I still have all my Lego's, but I pretyt much stopped before 2000. I have bought some of the Binaltech to creat my own Mech styles with them. Thats all I ever did. Make like Space Port type places with Mechs to screw it up with.
     
  6. BigPrime3000

    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    The line that I liked the most was the NASA line. Sadly I never got the big shuttle and launch tower set.
     
  7. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Lego lost the plot with all the licence whoring IMO. In my day you could go to a toy shop and see massive ranges of 3 or 4 different themes that never got old because they were things that kids always like - town, space, pirates, castles, trains and stuff like that. Thesedays all you see is small ranges of 5 - 10 sets that have a limited shelf life and no replay value beyond what it says on the instructions.
     
  8. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    Know what I had when I was little? Lego blocks. That's right, blocks. And I made all sorts of awesome things. None of this shit where practically everything is already built for you. Where's the point in that?
     
  9. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Same here man. Nothing quite like those huge buckets of just random blocks and your imagination.
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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  11. Fairy Princess

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    But you can buy Lego Blocks in BULK in my town at several different venues. Just picks the colors, sizes, shapes etc you want and shovel them into a bag just like at the Bulk Candy stores in the malls...

    I'm also happy to see Batman Legos coming
     
  12. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Lego still isn't as bad as Mega Blok or whatever where a 1:24th scale car might be 4 pieces for an exterior and 5 more for the interior.
     
  13. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    I loved the space sets from back in the day. Still have a ton of bricks left over from them.
    Never really kept the set in the way they were 'supposed to be' for long. Eventually all ended up in my bash pile. Made my own robots, transformers, and other kewl things. Never was much of a fan of just the regular bricks, but all those joints and weird pieces kept me enthralled.
     
  14. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    All I had as a kid were adobe bricks, had to make and dry them myself before the harvest, then would use them to build our house for that season. Of course I always had to watch out for monsoons.
     
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    I whas a kid like that as well.

    Never really cared for the actual sets. I wanted to build robots with joints; my own action figures, tanks and what-nots.

    Seems that with Bionicle and what-not Lego kind of figured that out for themselves and in that sense that is why the more classic boys toy lines like Exo-Force and Dino 2010 lines or Vikings sprung up.

    Because maybe kids have changed a bit since the 50's.

    Anyway; that over with. Exo-Force rules.
    Very inventive sets (I bought two and have never even TOUCHED Lego for nearly ten years); nothing premade like the current City line (the City sets are designed for younger kids now, hence the "for quick build and quick play" line in the catalogue).

    Also extremely powerfull LED light. Hasbro should study these.
     
  16. Edge

    Edge weapon of destruction

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    those bionicle things always seemed dumb to me take an action figure like lego and put it in several diffrent colors. Nothing inventive about them, those giant robot things though I should check out use to sit for hours just tinkering around with stuff
     
  17. vf-xx

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    Hey now, there are plenty of good technic sets available if you're willing to mail order. Granted some years are better than others. Now if I could just afford the star destroyer.
     
  18. Vector Sigma

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    For me it was all about the pirates and castles.

    Up untill a few years ago i used to still regularly buildup a massive pirate hide out on the island and castle bases, complete with various traps and rigged wars, and then wage plastic battle across it untill one side was decimated. Then i'd rebuild in a different way and do it all over again!

    I also loved just randomly making vehicles and robots, hell i had a go at making the x-men once, had an awesome flying wheelchair for xavier (like th cartoon series).

    All the movie rubbish and 'specific' blocks that are near useless except for that one set, really dissapoint me...
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    re: rising lego prices/semi-finished lego pieces
    msg: QFT times infinity
     
  20. BMGFX

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    I used to love the technic stuff, and liked getting the bucket of the different pieces and making random stuff. I seemed to start liking legos less when they started relying too much on "custom made shapes" instead of relying on the basic lego architecture.
     

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