Karalora

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  • Birthday 07/21/1977

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  1. Karalora

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Does the phrase "Santa as army builder" make the prospect better or worse?
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    Disney CMF - Wishlists

    These two don't have "classic" black-and-white versions. They were introduced in color--Donald himself in 1934 in "The Wise Little Hen" and Daisy in 1937 in "Don Donald" (under the name "Donna Duck" and sharing Donald's voice). Just a little Disney trivia for you! Yes please! There are certainly enough theme park characters to fill out an entire set--or even two! The Haunted Mansion alone could probably fill up half of one.
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    Seasonal 2021

    Dia de Los Muertos
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    Ideas for a CMFs

    Once again, they all look SO GOOD! Frida Kahlo was a nice surprise!
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    Ideas for a CMFs

    Oh come on! Go and make me a liar, why dontcha?
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    Ideas for a CMFs

    You're new, aren't you? It's going to be a surprise. He drops a couple silhouettes in the early announcement, like just now, and you can often guess from those (Gamer Girl and Storm God is my guess), but he won't actually name them ahead of time.
  7. Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day! :)

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      Karalora

      Thank you!

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    Seasonal 2021

    Oh she is ADORABLE! I've never been into the Brickheadz but I might have to pick her up! She could be a stylized statue for my village!
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    I'm gonna go ahead and say that first question is them feeling out what sorts of themes and elements we're interested in, so go ahead and check everything you'd like to see incorporated into sets, even if it's not a big interest outside of LEGO!
  10. This is absolutely delightful!
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    Indiana Jones Making a Come Back?

    I wasn't asking for the forum's permission to have it done, I was asking how we would all feel about such a move if it did happen. Are the local Indy fans solely interested in replicating the existing franchise or would we enjoy a LEGO-based expansion of it?
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    Indiana Jones Making a Come Back?

    What would any of you say to licensed Indiana Jones sets that weren't based on specific events and scenes from the films, but instead posited original scenarios implied to be from his various off-screen adventures?
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Interesting stuff. I should probably confess that I am predisposed to be skeptical of research into the supposed psychological differences between girls and boys, especially if it leads to the conclusion that girls and boys should be treated differently. Do you know whether the researchers studied solo play or group play or both, and if they studied group play, whether they examined only single-sex groups or included mixed groups? I ask because girls and boys are socialized to play in groups very differently, and I wouldn't be surprised if this carried over to their solo play. (I can explain my reasoning further but I don't want to hijack this thread to grind my particular axe; maybe I'll start a new thread.) I would also be interested to know which minifigs were offered as possible self-insert characters. A classic City minifig with the dot eyes and simple smile gives a child far less to work with in terms of potential personality than, say, a Hermione Granger minifig. I would also question whether girls found minifigs unrelatable because they are "blocky" vs. because this all came after decades of LEGO aggressively marketing itself as a masculine toy.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    The difference between boys' preferences and girls' preferences is a) less pronounced than you might assume and b) painstakingly trained into children rather than innate. In my experience, here's what you need to do with a toy in order to make it appeal to little girls: Put female characters in whatever narrative there might be. Show girls playing with it in the advertising. That's it, really. Pink and glitter and frills and conflict-free scenarios aren't for the girls; they're for the retailers (who want every family to buy one set of toys for the sons and a different one for the daughters so that they end up buying more toys overall) and the parents (who may have Certain Ideas about what is proper for a little girl to do).
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Yep, they are taking steps to minimize the segregating effect, and I appreciate it. It's certainly a far cry from when Friends was initially released and the TV ads deliberately omitted the phrase "you can build" from the copy, presumably under the assumption that the notion of building anything would be off-putting to the dear little feminine flowers.