What do you miss from older sets?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:35 AM
I renember going into fenwicks and seeing walls of lego sets, I renember my first sets, they were: a pack of three 6x12 bricks, an assorted parts set with two green baseplates which slid over as the box lid, and the assorted box of lego that had the lid with the huge novelty studs on them, ah good memories.
Edited by SNIPE, 14 April 2012 - 02:42 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
The last flip-up boxes appeared in 2000, and the last time they were actually common was in 1998.
That was sort of the point though. Back then, TLG really adhered to the "only the best is good enough" idea and pulled out all the stops to bring out a premium product, and then priced it accordingly. I guess the customers ultimately spoke on what they actually wanted. It was also easier to have the fancy boxes back then since there were fewer sets coming out each year, and each set was in production for much longer than it is today. However, it's interesting to note that Oxford actually has similar (less elaborate) kinds of boxes today. The competition has caught up with TLG over time.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:44 AM
- The alternate models. Although they shouldn't be necessary, they were a fun way to stimulate imagination and a cheap way to expand a faction background.
- Lack of stickers.
- Sets without these flick missiles. They're everywhere these days!
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:51 PM
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:34 PM
Third that flick missiles. I stopped putting them together last year and completely skip missile launchers in instruction. I figure I got about 50 never used missiles sitting around in the pile of rejects.
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