Lego David

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  1. Lego David

    LEGO 2019 Stranger Things Rumours Discussion

    Are they really making another Stranger Things set? I found it odd that they got the license to begin with (we can go back and forth arguing if the show is approprite for LEGO or not), and the fact that they are daring enough to make more sets is kind of perplexing me. What I wonder is if they'll make this set 18+ like most of the current D2C sets, or they'll keep it 16+ like the last one? If they make it 18+, this could signal the arrival of mature licenses for adults only (not something I am looking forward too).
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    This is one thing that has always bothered me about how LEGO manages things. They often create a tone of one-and-done molds, use them in just once, and get rid of them already. I can totally understand doing this for the more specific parts, like Bionicle masks, for instance, but they tend to do this with every new mold they create, even if it is still perfectly useable. They create a tone of new molds for CMFs, and most of them end up never being re-used again, only to jack up the prices for those parts on Bricklink. And if creating new molds (especially dual-molded ones) is really as expensive as everyone says, why does LEGO keep doing this? It seems like a big waste of money and resources to me. And if they really keep doing this with newer molds, why would it be such a big deal bringing back a perfectly usable old mold? Wait what? So the LEGO Dice piece really that much to produce? Ouch... Well, at least it was used a abundantly throughout the LEGO Games theme, even if not much outside it. But how exactly do we know how much each specific piece costed to produce? Is that info public? LEGO usually tries to keep all their production secret, and never reveal much besides what designers sometimes say in interviews.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Even so, I'd imagine those sets will be retried by the time they approve and release their own D2C Castle set. So again, there will be no direct competition.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I am not so sure about this. I guess it depends a lot on the set in question. I can see some adults who have no previous connection to LEGO get interested in buying something like the Sitcom sets, but I'd be very surprised if anyone with no previous experience with LEGO would want to sink in 300$+ on a set replicating an real-world object they like. I don't know, if I were a newcomer to LEGO and saw how expensive those big sets are, I'd be pretty shocked... especially because as a newcomer, I probably wouldn't know anything about the value of LEGO. You do realize both the Disney Castle and the Harry Potter Microscale Hogwards are both retired, right? A hypothetical new Castle set wouldn't be competing with either of those. This is a D2C set, it would only appear in LEGO Brand stores, where there is plenty of shelf space. Not to mention the unusually high amount of large D2C sets LEGO has been pumping up recently. If LEGO makes a Castle the successfully recreates the Medieval architecture style, I wouldn't be surprised if some non-LEGO fans who are interested in Medieval History might buy it.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I agree with this, but there should be at least a rule stating that you can only re-submit an idea after a certain amount of time has passed (let's say, one year). Because a lot of creators straight up re-submitted their project as soon as it got declined, and I don't think LEGO's interest in that idea is going to change that fast. This may have been true back when we had like 10 projects in each review stage, but with so many now reaching 10k, I wouldn't be surprised if their method has changed. If just looking through all the projects alone can be quite tedious, I'd imagine it would be even harder for TLG to individually review every single project. (And by review, I don't mean just determining if certain IPs are viable, but also building prototype models and testing if the build would work as a set). Add to that how they have to pay people to review all those projects, and you end up spending more money and time reviewing all of those projects than you would do actually producing them. I personally don't think TLG is really going to review each project individually, but more like just quickly browse through the submissions and just pick out what draws their attention, and just sweep under the rug everything else.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    The thing is, most of those re-submissions are from the exact same creator of the original submission, and most of the time they don't even bother updating the project, they just submit the original thing all over again. To be honest, I think they should do a rule preventing this. I can't say whether or not it is a problem for TLG, but it is certainly a problem for the creators. Having so many projects in the same review will result in most of them being completely overlooked, severaly limiting the chance of new creators getting their idea made into a set.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Man, those review stages keep getting more and more crowded and convoluted with each passing wave. It nothing changes, it wouldn't surprise me if in a year or so we'll get review stages with 100+ projects. Its about time they update the LEGO Ideas policy. Here are a few possible solutions to reducing the amount of projects in each review: - Increase the amount of required votes in order to get to the review stage - Make a rule against re-submitting previously unapproved projects (almost half of the projects in this review are re-submissions) - Limit the amount of projects a creator can submit to only one, until he reaches 10k supporters (several of the projects in this review are from the same creator) - Don't allow multiple projects based off the same IP be in the same review stage (there are x2 The Office projects in this current review) - Limit the amount of support votes a site visitor can give to only one per day (as it stands right now, people just go to the site and support everything they like, even if they wouldn't actually buy it). That would give more value to the votes, and would encourage voters to choose more wisely. I believe implementing even just one of those solutions would greatly improve the situation, significantly reducing the amount of projects that get to the review stage every season.
  8. Lego David

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Wait, is that a Bionicle Great Sprit Robot face slapped on that mech build I see there? Lol Considering Toothdominoes is also a Bionicle fan, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the intention.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Well, believe it or not, I have seen quite a few people who are like that. They might still buy some occasional sets, but only if they have parts they could use in their favorite theme. Otherwise, they mostly don't buy anything else LEGO produces, unless it is related to their theme.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I am not really sure trying to lure in new fans through Nostalgic IPs is a good long-term strategy. Once those people got the set based off the IP they are a fan of, they would have no reason to come back to LEGO ever again unless they keep getting sets based off that respective IP. Meanwhile, nostalgic LEGO themes are aimed at an audience that already frequently buys LEGO, so doing that satisfies their need, and cements their status of LEGO fans.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Ok guys, forget about the goat, we just got a new sheep mold in the new 4+ Disney sets!
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    1187 The siege of Jerusalem

    Funny enough, I just watched the Kingdom of Heaven movie for the first time a few days ago... perfect timing with this creation, lol .
  13. Lego David

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Yeah, maybe I exaggerated my comment a bit, sorry about that. On a second thought, it does stand out as a Ninjago vehicle, but still, the design doesn't particularly resonate with me personally.
  14. Lego David

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Yeah, that was my point. I am willing to bet most of the tributes to Classic themes that we do get are made mostly because those AFOL designers suggested them to TLG, not because TLG itself commissioned them. I have to agree, recreating exact duplicates would be impossible. But that doesn't mean they couldn't just straight up re-build those sets with the parts currently in production, right? As far as I am concerned, a remake of the Galaxy Explorer would be fairly easy to recreate, with the only part that might be hard to bring back being the crater baseplates.
  15. Lego David

    LEGO Ninjago 2021

    Well if you collect the Ninjago sets based on how they reflect the show, I hate to break it to you but usually the sets have little to no accuracy to the show besides the vehicles. As far as I am aware, the show and the sets are developed separately at the same time, so none of them is exactly based off the other.