phoinix, on Sep 14 2006, 01:20 PM, said:
so we dont like it that much so what? its not like we will affect sales !! *sweet*
and yes there is something that would make me happy a civilian city theme! (and a martini!! :-P )
I didn't mean you. And I don't have a problem with different oppinions on sets. There's lots of themes I don't like, either.
snefroe1, on Sep 14 2006, 03:27 PM, said:
i don't want a revival of old themes/sets, i want a revival of how they used to develop new models/themes, and how they used to think about lego. To them, lego these days, no longer is a construction toy, it's a set that you build and then play with for the rest of it's life. you don't design new models with these parts, you just "play" with it, as if it were hasbro models...
OK, accepted. That play-toy-thing isn't really new, though. And I think the Aqua Raiders is a step in the right direction. Of course they could have been way better. Every set LEGO ever produced could have. But with the designs we have seen in the past these new sets are pretty OK, I think.
2) what's pissing me off seriously, is the lack of creativity and originality of the themes/sets.
nope, no dark blue sub, or a plane instead of a sub, no new hull for the fireboat or instead of a fireboat, a coastguard boat or a cruiseship/yaught... just follow the lines... any boy who bought the sets of last few years can practically already create these 2007 sets. there's nothing really new in there, it's just another version of a yellow sub, sure that may be nice, but it is just that. Lego used to create actual new sets every year: new parts, new color combinations, new ideas, new techniques, ... take all space ships of classic space between 1979 and 1986 and you'll see a diversity in any aspect of which you can only dream these days...
OK, also accepted ;-)
As for the boat specifically: I think it was a logical step that a policeboat-turned-fireboat came out. So the use of the same hull in a different color is, too. I mean, the boats in the 1980s also used the same (modular) hull over all those years...
So, again, I wasn't attacking anyone because of their different opinion, it just seemed that your comments (anywhere on the boards) were tinted negatively somehow ;-)