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  1. meliander

    Are Lego Classic sets worth buying for parts?

    Thank you both very much for the thorough answers. I'm going to look into the big sets of they are on sale. @ShaydDeGrai I like you strategy! Too advanced to me yet. I'm just starting my parts collection seriously with a plan of building a small city. We are getting close to sale period, Walmart is doing the 900 piece set for $20... @Mylenium Thanks, I will read your review!
  2. meliander

    LEGO Creator 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I like everything in the burger truck except for the wheels. I hope they include 4 normal wheels in the set (i can see two in the alternate build). Toy store is... fine I guess. What's with all big wheels in every set - I don't get it. Overall not too excited. Either it's me or something is happening with Lego. I used to like just about everything they produce. Now hoping for a good modular and expert vehicle to redeem this new wave for me.
  3. meliander

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Of all the announced sets for 2020 so far, SC are those I like the most. And I never collected them. Ferrari is a masterpiece!
  4. meliander

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    But that's not bad, right? Gives us the option to not apply them!
  5. meliander

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Can you please send some links? (or PM me please) I would love to watch something like that! Thanks! Now we talking. I also had some further thoughts about the Police sets. I feel like they want to grab a little bit more of the audience age pie with those, so that they can increase sales. However, that means that 7-8 y.o. kids, who also like police (and understand a lot better what police and criminals actually are) are getting simple and less interesting buildable toys, for the sake of 4-5 y.o. children getting into Lego earlier and transitioning from Duplo smoother. I don't have a problem with 4+ junior sets - I have a problem with the 5+, which used to be labeled as 5-12. But they are not anymore. Lego is supposed to be a clever toy, it's supposed to teach kids something, present a challenge. It's one of the main reasons why it became so beloved and popular in the world. Even the instructions back in the 80s-90s were much better from my POV because they made you really pay attention and building from instructions was more fun, like solving a puzzle. It would be nice if they could do more advanced police sets and 4+ police sets as separate lines, instead of trying to merge them. So that pre-school kids and kids that go to school both get police and fire and learn to build appropriate to their age.
  6. meliander

    LEGO Friends 2020 - Rumours and Discussion

    You are spoiled, my friend :) Look at the new City 2020 sets (police and fire) they just announced.
  7. meliander

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I like the motorcycle from helicopter chase and.... that's about it! LOL. I thought Police line has been sliding downhill since after the 2008 wave. But this... It's racing downhill. It's just a joke! I get it, we can justify these are targeting 5 y.o. kids, but come on! Kids were around 10 years ago and did OK with the level of the complexity there was. It seems like they are starting to forget what Lego is all about and repeating the same mistakes they did in the early 2000s. This makes me worry about the other sets in the City lineup. If their main flagship - police - is getting such treatment. On the side note - just took a look at the new Friends sets. They look amazing and better each year! All the above is my personal opinion. I'm happy actually. Going to save some money for the expert sets this year!
  8. meliander

    UV - resistant mat / cover ??

    What I usually do when I run out of space is disassembling some older sets, packing them away in a cool, dry place if I want to keep them as is until I move into a larger place or adding them to the parts pool if I plan to use them as parts for MOCs only.
  9. meliander

    LEGO Bean There, Donut That set impressions

    I think the price dropped at some point to $15 so this is the full price now, but it's still worth getting on sale (especially if you manage to grab it at $7.5 as Maple did). Yep, it's weird that they don't even sell it at Lego online store. I hate exclusives tbh. Lego should be available to everyone and everywhere.
  10. I have to share this. I just recently bought a Target (USA) exclusive set called 40358 Bean There Donut That. I got it on sale for $10 and boy was I in for a treat. I might be late for the party as it's a 2018 set, but I was just amazed by the quality - it does stand out from most of the City stuff of a similar price range for me. First of all the build of the little coffee stand was surprisingly Creator-Expert-like, it so solid and packed with a bunch of small details. And all the accessories that come with this set - like all the sweets, 4(!) cups, awesome Azur bike with the bag, a dog and 4 minifigs... I strongly recommend getting one while you can, especially if you see it on sale.
  11. I'm looking at 11005 and 11004 from 2019 as a potential source of getting parts for cheap. However, they seem to have too much variety/colors, while the quantity of each colored part is really low - like 2 or 4 max. I know they could be good for kids who start to get into Lego... But what do you guys think? Are you buying these for parts?
  12. meliander

    Stickers isn't a big deal! Or is it?

    I don't apply stickers for the most part. I do that only when the part seems to be something I wouldn't use in a MOC. Like a really big part. The main reason is that I don't want to remove the sticker that was applied in case I will need that part later. That being said I don't throw any of them away.
  13. meliander

    Review the LEGO Set Above You!

    That's an easy one because I own one. The car is a pretty cool build, unusually huge (8-wide) for the period it was introduced. I can see some play value in it, however honestly I wish they did something more than just gates, or better yet, used the parts to build the helicopter decently. It looks like half of the helicopter and it feels like one when assembled. Overall, can be good for young ones. For adults - not so much apart from getting the high profile tires, I don't really see any value. It was a gift and a kind of set I wouldn't think of buying for myself, but after building it I can say it's slightly better than it looks on the picture.
  14. meliander

    Themes LEGO should discontinue

    I don't mind any of these, or basically any theme that I'm not interested in. What I do mind is that we are not getting anything from the classic stuff as it seems again. The more Lego tries these odd licensed themes the more I guess they will learn. Why did they stop with the Simpsons by the way? Isn't it a more popular franchise than Trolls or Minions?
  15. That's such an awesome creation!