What non-Lego building stuff are you willing to suffer?
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:45 PM
I was tempted to buy the TMNT sets from megablocks just because of nostalgia and my love for the Ninja Turtles. I didn't give in.
Then I saw the Doctor Who Character Building characters. Ugly super deformed minifigures. Terribly ugly sets. One thing stood out though, the Dalek minifigures. They weren't deformed. I checked out the size comparison. They were almost right. Daleks being daleks there's multiple models of different heights. They're good for some but not the common Golden Shorties we usually see these day.
So I took a risk and bought them.
They're pretty good. The size is good enough.
Yes, the plastic is a bit cheap but not the cheapest I've seen. It's a tiny bit tall for most modern daleks (with the scope going just over the face of the minifigures) but not really so tall that it's a factor. I wish it wasn't as plain.
But... I've been wanting to make Doctor Who custom minifigures. The Doctors, some companions.... I might start with these Dalek. I might give them a proper painting lego-minifigure style detailing the "Eggs" ;) and some other stuff. I might ATTEMPT to sand down/cut the bottom piece to be 1 plate tall instead of 2 (I might want them to be 1-2 shorter so the eye stalks are at face level).
Basically... I kind of like them. It's a first. And it's probably just because I'm in a Doctor Who mood and they work surprisingly well with Lego (unlike the other super deformed minifigures from Character Building).
8/10 for something not built by Lego. Usually those things get 0/10. I'm currently in the process of trying to find places to buy the other color of Daleks individually. I have 5 reds and now find myself wanting the white, yellow, orange, blue and gold ones (found white and blue on a few sites, the others... no luck... these things doing have good places to buy them like Lego).
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:57 PM
I just have a few of the sets and think the quality is good for how small they are. Other than Nanoblock, I'm a 100% LEGO purist collector/builder.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:30 AM
Wish LEGO had something like these; I guess that is why they came out with Friends, which I really like playing with, too.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:09 AM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:27 AM
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:29 AM
I love the useful pieces the other companies make. I still don't understand why every LEGO MOCer isn't praising the nifty pieces the other brands have given us that TLG doesn't seem interested in making. That line of thought always ends in irrationality and censoring so I'll move on lol.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:10 PM
I only have red. :(
They're not deformed because they're the standard setters. :)
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:20 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:52 AM
It stems from quality for me.
I've owned several "off-brands". Megablocks mostly. My experience with them is them breaking a lot and not sticking together a lot. I mean, if I ever have kids I could give them my Legos. I can't give them the other things because they all broke. :P
Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:52 PM
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