danth

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  1. danth

    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    So we have: People who have anything critical to say shouldn't be here People who have anything critical to say will be strawmanned as thinking the past was perfect People can't criticize anything unless they literally take over LEGO from the inside and make the changes they want How about this instead: People who can't take the slightest criticism of LEGO without having a breakdown should go start a cult together and leave us people who actually HAVE opinions in peace.
  2. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Hmm I strongly suspect your childhood was simply not as rad as mine. Of course it's a matter of opinion but I think most of the old Space sets had very cool, very not-boring designs. Starfleet Voyager, Stardefender 200, Alien Moonstalker, et al. The designs hold up to this day. Sounds like your nostalgia isn't poison at all, and is actually inspiration. Have you seen all the awesome Classic Space redux MOCs out there that take old space sets and update them using new parts/techniques? LEGO can do this too, and has/is doing it. Like the UCS Millenium Falcon compared to 7190, or the Pirates of Barracuda Bay set, or Benny's Spaceship. So...I guess I don't know what you're complaining about.
  3. New UFO Creator set on Brickset. https://brickset.com/sets/11954-1/{Space} And others. https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Creator/year-2021
  4. New UFO Creator set on Brickset. https://brickset.com/sets/11954-1/{Space}
  5. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Sure, I'll grant an exception for those, especially since I've heard they are actually decent. If those were the ONLY Star Wars properties getting Lego sets, we wouldn't be having this conversation. But the fact is, most of the sets being made are still from ancient movies. As I said, kids can always like what their parents like, but the vast majority of them like new things more. And I'm not making things up any more than the people who say kids ONLY want Star Wars spaceships and can't like sci-fi spaceships in general.
  6. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    For Space you mean? I hope so! Just have to make sure Disney is looking the other way...
  7. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Yay, someone believes me!
  8. Lol, this is such a false equivalence that I'm not going to bother with it. Good reply! Ok, so should Lego stop making the regular bricks then? It's crazy right? It's essentially gas lighting.
  9. danth

    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Dang. I was remembering the recent Jungle, Volcano, and Arctic explorer themes which all had some very cool sets. But yeah, those are all 2018 or before.
  10. danth

    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    This is the first City "Adventure" theme that has a color scheme I like -- thankfully the vehicles aren't lime green/school bus yellow/orange! But...where are the non-junior-ized sets in this theme? Not a one?
  11. Wow, you're still really good at the whole insulting strawman thing. No wonder people respond to you like this: Well said.
  12. Where you been, buddy? I miss you!

  13. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Yeah, Creator has been my definite favorite theme lately. No stickers, alternate builds, interesting build techniques, and now, Classic themed Creator sets! I just wish they'd go full tilt into sci-fi Space sets. The Hover Drone was great, but the Mining Mech should have been in better (i.e. NOT NASA) colors and had a minifig. But, I realize Lego must have a no-compete clause in their license with Disney so, yeah. I'm almost positive the Cyber Drone and Mining Mech sets are tiptoeing around the legalese of that clause. Which is why the Cyber Drone has a robot and is shown flying above a city (not technically in space) and the Mech doesn't have a minifig (no human characters in a sci-fi Space setting). Oh, another Unpopular Opinion. I, Danth, wished the new CLASSIC. THEMED. CREATOR. SETS into existence by sheer force of will. Search my post history if you don't believe me. You're welcome.
  14. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I don't really get this argument. Doesn't that mean nothing is nostalgia, so long as you're currently enjoying it? So if I listen to 80's music because it reminds me of the good old days, it's not nostalgia because I'm listening to it now? Also, I'd argue that almost no kids care about the original Star Wars movies. Sure, their dads will force them to watch it, and they'll kinda like it because their dads like it. But trust me, they know it's old. They're not "into" Star Wars like they're into Roblox, Minecraft, etc. Me. I'm really irritated with Lego right now and I'm seriously considering switching to Megablocks or Cobi out of spite. They're just as good, and actually print pieces instead of cheaping out with stickers, and don't reuse very out-of-place prints (see the Pirate torsos in recent Castle sets) out of extreme avariciousness. The only think keeping me from this, right now, is the recent Castle and Pirates sets.
  15. danth

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I agree with this. But there's another unpopular opinion in there you just dropped: Star Wars sets, Harry Potter sets, etc, are IN FACT NOSTALGIA-BASED SETS! People here in Eurobricks have this weird idea that it's only the Classic Space or Classic Castle fans who are just "living in the past" or seeing things through "rose-tinted glasses" and "just can't moved on." Excuse me? Lego has just release it's 14th X-Wing set. The X-Wing is a 44-year old design from a 44-year old movie. The SW fans buying X-Wings are doing it out of NOTHING. BUT. NOSTALGIA. If ANYTHING, it's the non-licensed Space and Castle set fans that aren't nostalgia based. They give us the archetypal elements of Space Sci-Fi -- robots, space ships, star bases, rockets, walkers, rovers -- without the need for a dated movie universe. The aforementioned elements aren't "nostalgic" because they are no more affiliated with the old Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serials of the 1930's as they are with countless 80's/90's anime (Macross, Gundam, Coyboy Bebop), or modern Sci-Fi remakes (recent Star Trek or Aliens movies). The only thing "nostalgic" about wanting non-licensed Sci-Fi Lego sets is that we don't have them anymore. But nobody wants them simply "out of nostalgia" -- we want them because we want generic Space/Castle sets! So yeah I find the "Classic X Fans are living in nostalgia" narrative to be demented, backwards, and full of projection.