What's with Lego sets nowadays?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:05 PM
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:16 PM
That sounds odd but if you look at the new garage set that uses tall three sided pillars instead of brick built columns you can see where less plastic is used but the pillar part does the same job. It's down to economics really.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:24 PM
As for me, I think the shift in design has never been about making things easier to build, but instead rather a combination of a.)limiting set counts to keep hitting specific price points in the marketing plan, and b.) just an overall change in TLG's aesthetic approach. SNOT techniques and special pieces make the designs look more streamlined, less blocky-- which both attracts new builders and alienates old ones at the same time. As someone else said, however-- just look at TLG's bottom line. They're turning record profits, so I wouldn't expect this philosophy to change.
OVERPRICED I MEAN AWESOME!!!
Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:56 PM
Not going to bother reporting him, as the Mods know about him.
Edited by LEGOman273, 22 February 2012 - 02:59 PM.
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