That Orange Thing

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  1. TLG to Axe 1400 Jobs

    This is recent history repeating in many ways and no lessons learned. In the late 90's and early 2000's they almost went bankrupt doing exactly what they are doing now. They are trying to become a massive global all conquering powerhouse and loose the wholesome, grounded, family run business image. The lines produced are just too thinned out and diluted of focused quality. Back in the late 90's they pushed new products that moved away from traditional sets with znap, primo, galidor and scala. Now we have the likes of brickheadz, constractor and boost which is trying to be the new playground hit, resulting in a more scatter gun attempt at selling concepts. ‭‭Lego just needs to be Lego. Focus on the core themes again and the rest will follow as they say. It's as if they are scarred to produce the staple themes of city, space, castle and pirates because they are too plain. But I believe kids are willing to use their own imagination and build a world around the quality core Lego are capable of producing. Once you build an ever present group of characters like nexo knight or ninjago it becomes much more restricted. finally, they have to stop pricing the core market out of their toys - KIDS! The themes produced by Lego are simply targeted at the high end of the price range and moving away from cheaper instant buy to one off Xmas or birthday presents. The recent Nijago And Star Wars releases are good examples of this. Yes a line needs a high value set to showcase the theme but now there are too many, such as the city, bounty, mechs and tank in the nijago release. The short version would be; Have confidence in the core quality of your product and let kids join you with affordable sets.
  2. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I would snap their hand off at the Uk price. Something I never imagined me saying about a £650 Lego set. I was expecting £700-£800 given legos random price conversion lottery.
  3. SW: TLJ set reviews taken down from YouTube

    As far as I'm aware Jang is not in bed in Lego, does not receive sets or sign embargoes forms with them so in effect he is a normal punter on the street giving his view on a set he bought legally from a shop. Strange that Lego and Disney don't threaten to sue big multinational retailers for releasing sets early. Maby it's because they also have endless pots of money and just as many lawyers. Megablocking cowards! What's even stranger is how one day they send him an iPad in a box then threaten to sue the next day. Just odd behaviour from Lego.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Don't take this the wrong way but can you please keep it to yourself as we go through so many first post trolls that many news craving members grasp at in hope. Instead of breaking news to everyone you are far better off using your first post to introduce yourself, join in with discussions and become an active member of the site. Then you can tell us all about the exciting news you have uncovered.
  5. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I can also confirm I have made multiple orders with the same account and received the "limited" free poly bags each time.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm not saying it's perfect junction but it's a good effort. Having played around with building my own Falcon I thought I could do a decent job of it.... then you end up rebuilding the corner dozens and dozens of times. The trouble is I wanted a perfect junction like many others would, however, when you build your falcon the curved pieces used dictate that the corridor and canopy meet in a very particular way and you soon become very restricted in the solutions you have. I'm really looking forward to the release so that we can see the different mods and improvements made by everyone.
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    That corner is near impossible to get right as its a curved corner meeting at a difficult angle. You could spend a lifetime trying to get that right to no avail.
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The Falcon has to be real as we would have seen a moc this good before. It uses way too many of the recently released modified tiles and macaroni pieces and just has that lego design about it. Love the way the docking ring is constructed as the sloped nature of it is tricky to replicate and the stepped approach looks good. The greebling in general looks top notch along with all the piping. If this is the actual release, I can't wait to get my hands on it and start modding. First task is to redesign those blocky fins at the back made from 1x2 slopped bricks.
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    This is my take on the extra pieces. I think we will either see a detailed underside added or a limited interior. Not both.
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Yoda's hut looks interesting. It reminds me of a simplified version of unexpected gathering set which is never a bad thing. It also has luke in dagobah vest and he's got yoda on his back. I'm happy with all that. No Sand trooper in the Tatooine battlepack is very lazy, boarderline criminal though.
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Only this thread could see a short clip of floating bricks in space and then start doing size comparisons of a not yet released set against one of the most complex and detailed Mocs ever made. Love it.
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Really liking the direct of the new battle packs but if 75198 Tatooine battle pack does contain 2 Jawas, it will be a case of Lego getting so close but not quite getting it. Exchange one of the Jawas for a Sand trooper and it will sell more packs as that figure is amazing. Jawas can't be that big of a draw in a battlepack as I somehow have 7/8 of them just from the last few years and I wasn't going out my way to collect them. As for the astromech droid, please let it be anything else but R2.
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    More like "is it built yet?"
  14. [MOC] UT-60D U-Wing - SB00101 UCS

    I think the comment was a tongue in cheek response to all the new users suddenly clamouring for the instructions, no malice intended. I put the demand down to this being an excellent moc that has inspired many people to sign up and ask the question rather than view as a guest.