Lego David

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    Bionicle and Hero Factory
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    80028 The Bone Demon

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  1. I have no idea what's the matter with that guy. He used to be one of the biggest stars of "Biotube" (Bionicle on Youtube) with videos that were unbelievably popular by Bionicle and even LEGO in general standards (his most popular video got a whomping 4 million views) until he suddenly stopped completely around 2016 after Bionicle G2 got cancelled. He stayed completely silent until last year, when he unexpectedly returned with three new videos, only to quit once again after that. I get that people's lives are busy, but being inactive for four years despite having a very loyal audience and quitting again just a few moments after your glorious return seems incredibly bizarre to me. As an alternative, I would suggest watching Ben Cossy instead. He is currently one of the last Biotubers who remains active, still regularly hosting a show called "The Bionicle Inspiration Series" where he features MOC from the community and talks about them individually. He also does a lot of Tutorial videos, so he is pretty much the perfect guy to watch if you are interested in Bionicle MOCing.
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    LEGO Monkie Kid 2022

    l'll definitely be picking up that polybag if I can find it! Though I worry it may not be available in any of my local LEGO stores due to the recent news that Monkie Kid is being pull down from them.
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    This is why Ninjago should end

    Really? You may not agree with my opinion, but I think I gave some pretty valid arguments (which I spent a lot of time thinking about) to support my position. The very fact that I sat down to write my thoughts about a niche topic and consumed my time in doing so makes it the exact opposite of lazy. If you would have read what I wrote more closely, you would have realized that that's the exact same conclusion got to at the end of the article. And let's be honest, criticizing that fact is valid as well. People are critical of large corporations pumping out soulless products all the time, and why should LEGO be any different? I do also question the notion that nobody does a job strictly out of passion. I would argue that's how most of the largest corporations have started out, but have degraded over time as they became successful enough to the point where being passionate about their work no longer became a necessity. The Angry Brick Maniac is different guy, by the way. I just offered to write an article for his blog. No offense, but I also find the statement of "quit the LEGO hobby" being thrown at people every time they have something to complain about to be very insulting. Please stop saying that. That's basically like telling a gamer to quit playing videogames altogether just because they've been disappointed by the recent videogame titles produced by a company.
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    This is why Ninjago should end

    That is easily explained by the fact that the Hagemen Brothers, the masterminds behind most of the show's concepts and plotlines, left writing Ninjago after the "Hunted" season, and unsurprisingly, the show has been going downhill ever since that point. I would even argue that they were one of the biggest reasons why the Ninjago show became such a success in the first place, and now that they're gone, it just isn't the same.
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    This is why Ninjago should end

    I can definitely understand and relate to that sentiment. Stuff like Bionicle and Hero Factory, themes which I loved, have been the target of "this needs to go" ever since they came out and right until they ended, so I can understand why some people may feel the same about Ninjago. But as someone who actually is a veteran fan of Ninjago, being into theme ever since it debuted back in 2011, I can't help but feel disappointed at what is has ended up becoming. That's why I felt the need to express my opinion, and I do feel confident in most of the points I made.
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    This is why Ninjago should end

    So we're supposed to just cheer and applaud everything LEGO does? I get that maybe I may be a bit to negative sometimes, but that doesn't mean we can't criticize something we invest so much of our time and money into. Any person who takes their hobby seriously is gonna also have criticisms. Otherwise, we're just mindless consumers. I will try to express my thoughts in a more positive light on this forum in the future though.
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    This is why Ninjago should end

    Oh, sorry, I didn't know there was rule against that. The topic may be closed if it is against the rules. I'll keep that in mind for the future, though!
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    [MOC] Adventurers; Desert Tracker

    The car looks very cute! I'd buy it if it were a set!
  9. Hey y'all, I just wrote an article for my pall BrickinTALM over at his blog about why I personally believe Ninjago should end. If you're in for a fascinating read which you may or may not agree with, definitely check out the link below, and give the article a read. After you've read it, you can also leave your thoughts on the article below and discuss it!
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    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    I have always thought the Uruk-Hai army set was ridiculously overpriced, and kind of failed as a battlepack. It costed a whomping 30$ at the time... Which may not be as much today considering the current battlepacks we get in Star Wars, but at the time, it was pretty insane (especially for me, I was interested in that set, but didn't get it because of the price). I think they should have just done two separate Battlepacks, one for the Uruk-Hai and another one for the Rohirim, and sell them separate for 15$ each. They could also do two more ones with the Gondor soliders and the Sauron Orcs from the Battle of Pelenor from elds. If LEGO does decide to revisit the line at any point in the future, I think focusing more on giving us proper Battlepacks would be critical.
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    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Keep in mind though, all three of the movies still made 1 billion dollars at the box office each. While they may have not been as well received critically, the movies were still successful financially. The Hobbit movies are essentially the equivalent to the Star Wars prequels in terms of fan reception... Yet the Star Wars prequels still sell a lot of merchandise even to this day (including LEGO). Given those factors, I do think the failure of those sets falls at least partially on LEGO.
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    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    I actually recall from a designer video at the time that the reason they chose to make a Pirate ship instead of Minas Tirith was because "We know kids love Pirate Ships and they've always been popular". That quote pretty much says it all. The designers clearly had no idea what their target demographic actually wanted...
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    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Lord of the Rings had a very short run from 2012 to 2013 to tie in with the Hobbit movies that were coming out at the time. We also got one final Hobbit wave in 2014, but that was pretty much it. I think the original release wasn't even that great to be honest. The sets suffered heavily from not really knowing who they were aimed at, with play-oriented designs that were supposed to appeal to kids, yet it was mostly the adults who bought those sets. Just look again at some of those sets, and you can clearly tell how badly they have aged... Most of those sets consisted of a bunch of walls thrown together into a shape that loosely resembled the source material (just look at the Mines of Moria set, for instance). I'd argue the only legitimately great set was the Tower of Orthanc, the rest were probably bought by AFOLs just for the figures.
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    LEGO Monkie Kid 2022

    I'll be honest, besides the City of Lights, none of the new Monkie Kid sets catch my attention. It just kind of feels like more of the same of we already got. The villains are exactly the same we've been getting for the past few waves, and it feels like there isn't much variety. The hero stuff is exactly the same, only now they have Space rockets too. I appreciate the attempt to spice things up with the space stuff, but those aesthetics don't really mash together that well in my opinion. Overall, an easily forgettable wave, the only legitimately good set is definitely the City of course. I appreciate how the designers added the same amount of references to past LEGO themes as with the Ninjago City sets... There's some awesome sticker references to Hero Factory, Bionicle, Znap, and the LEGO Store section contains stickers representing vintage sets from the 80's and 90's! I don't think I'll end up getting the whole set, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for a copy of the sticker sheet of this set.
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    [MOC] [iDeas] The Lantern Man

    Very cool idea! A very unique design for a character! I am not sure it is going to gather that much interest on LEGO Ideas, but it is surely a cool MOC.