The Stud

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About The Stud

  • Birthday September 18

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    Star Wars
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    The Razor Crest 75292

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    Male
  • Interests
    I like your typical pop culture stuff (Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) and am always willing to try new things. Outside of Lego, I also collect Star Wars Black Series figures and Funko POPs.

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    United States
  1. The Stud

    Is LEGO using the 18+ rating wrong?

    I didn’t say they weren’t expensive or even overpriced; I just don’t think the 18+ label is a reason why. I disagree with the sentiment that Lego is using this 18+ thing as an excuse for ramping up set prices, because, other than the Grand Piano, all of the other 18+ sets and their prices seem relatively fine. As for the boxes making them feel less like a “toy”... In all seriousness though, I do agree that the 18+ boxes need some work to give them that extra bit of pizazz. I also wonder if the next modular will be 18+ as well, but seeing as how this year’s Winter Village set was counted as 18+, I imagine that the Modulars will follow suit.
  2. The Stud

    Is LEGO using the 18+ rating wrong?

    I don’t see a single instance where Lego has ramped up the price for any of these 18+ sets just because they’re 18+. I doubt a change in packaging and age range influenced Lego to charge as much as they have for sets like the Mos Eisley Cantina or Sesame Street; they would have cost the same either way. Also, Lego liking unified packaging style is nothing new. Each wave of Star Wars, Ninjago, Friends, etc. has maintained the same boxart, or aesthetic at least, for years. This 18+ directive is no different. I’m not even necessarily a fan of this push for these 18+ sets, but I understand why Lego is doing it. It’s less for people like us and more for the casual adult fan who picks up a one-off set or two. They see sets that say “18+” on them and figure that that’s for people like them. It also probably helps Lego save money when they don’t have to design a backdrop for every single set’s box art. While I personally think the new direction with box design is kinda bland, I can see why Lego went this way. I have seen plenty of adults complain about the designed boxart of other sets and how they have trouble distinguishing the backgrounds from the sets themselves (the latest wave of Ninjago comes to mind.) In theory, this move is great for those types of AFOLs. Though I like my Lego boxes to have a little more character, it doesn’t make too much of a difference to me as long as the sets themselves retain the same level of quality. If memory serves correct, I think I recall there being a survey of some kind where Lego was testing to see how people would respond if their stores were organized by age range and price rather than theme. I think they even tested this out with their temporary pop-up stores they opened during the holidays back in 2018. Maybe they’re actually considering going through with that idea and there will be a section dedicated to these black 18+ boxes? Of course, this is just speculation based off something I think I remember hearing about a while ago, but maybe the new box designs could be a result of that. Side note, but something I find funny is that Hasbro has done similar style “adult” packaging for their Star Wars Black Series line but have started to move away from it this year. They’re adding more color and character to their new style of Black Series boxes, while Lego is doing the opposite for their own collector items. All in the same year ironically.
  3. The Stud

    REVIEW: 21324 LEGO 123 Sesame Street

    I haven’t watched Sesame Street in well over 10 years, but I really dig this set. I loved Elmo when I was young so this would make for an awesome addition to my collection and the more reviews I read or watch about this set, the more tempted I am to get it. As I don’t recall much from the show, I don’t particularly care about what figures they did or didn’t include, so my only qualm would be it’s gonna be hard to display. That store looks like an incomplete facade so it will be hard to find an angle to display it with it’s incomplete sides. Still, I do have a perfect place for it with my Friends and Stranger Things sets. For now though, it’ll go on the maybe list!
  4. The Stud

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Ever since this trend of black 18+ boxes has started, I’ve been wondering if next year’s modular building will follow suit. Will Lego bump it up to 18+ and get rid of the typical blue boxes that all of the other Modular buildings have had? Or will they keep it at the usual 16+ range and keep the classic packaging? Most D2Cs have just become 18+, but Diagon Alley hasn’t and I’m not sure if there’s been any exceptions. I know this is an arbitrary thing, but what do all of you think?
  5. The Stud

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Love that new Lloyd figure! I really like seeing a variation on his TLNM hairpiece and the rugged look is a unique spin. It reminds me of the Hunted suits.
  6. The Stud

    LEGO Ideas - 123 Sesame Street

    Ah yes, so we can recreate this video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ju2-IjWhs
  7. The Stud

    LEGO Ideas - 123 Sesame Street

    I loved Sesame Street when I was very young and while I most likely won’t be picking this set up, I still think it looks gorgeous. I love the use of vibrant colors and the minifigures in this set are spot-on interpretations of the characters. The stickers also had a lot of personality here. I love the Steamboat Willie set, but it’s astounding to me that the price difference between that set and this one is only $30 USD. You just get so much more here. If I do end up getting Sesame Street, I’ll probably use up my VIP Points like I did on Steamboat Willie. I also agree with the criticisms about the box. The boring black void for all of these 18+ sets has gotten old fast, though I do appreciate the green borders for this set in particular. I also think it’s weird that the age range for this set is 18+, but not Diagon Alley? I imagine the builds are more or less the same in terms of complexity and function, plus it’ll most likely be adults buying and building both of these sets (for the most part) so I don’t understand the discrepancy here.
  8. The Stud

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I haven’t really been into Ninjago since the first Legacy wave came out but this new Ninjago City Gardens might be what brings me back in! In my opinion, Ninjago City is one of the greatest Lego sets of all time. $500 is a lot, and while it may not be as much of a steal as its original retail price, I’d say the value is still there. If you can some adjustments to your budget, then I’d say it’s worth it!
  9. In the last month I’ve gotten the most Star Wars sets I’ve gotten in a while. Some of these were purchases and some were birthday gifts. -Duel on Bespin (I actually stayed up until midnight to acquire this one as soon as it was available.) -Boba Fett Helmet (basically got it for free thanks to VIP Points.) -Star Destroyer Keychain (Only got it because the Boba helmet was literally $0.01 less than the amount of VIP Points I had so I had to add something else to my cart...) -Galaxy’s Edge Resistance IT-S Transport -Bantha and T-16 Skyhopper Microfighters -Razor Crest I still need to get the Advent Calendar and that’ll probably be it for my Lego spending this year, except for maybe The Child and some Harry Potter stuff.
  10. The Stud

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    This new figure is a definite improvement over the previous McGonagall from 2018.
  11. The Stud

    Sets that makes your highly emotional?

    I have a strong attachment to Benny’s spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! I was never able to get the larger Lego sets growing up, so this was the first “big” set I ever received. Since then, I’ve gotten many big sets over the years but I have a soft spot for this one. It was a much simpler time back in 2014 and I suppose that this set represents that era of my life to me. A more obvious reason as to why I care about this set so much is my love for The Lego Movie itself. Not only is it my favorite animated movie of all time, it’s legitimately one of my favorite movies in general. I loved all of the characters, but Benny was one of the standouts for me. The scene where he finally builds his spaceship is one of my favorite little moments in the film. Naturally, I wanted to have this spaceship in my life too. (I was disappointed that Benny didn’t get another spaceship set with the second movie.) And despite it only being three years ago, I have a lot of nostalgia for The Lego Ninjago Movie line of sets. I personally believe that it is the greatest theme Lego has ever produced and it’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to completing an entire line of sets. The only ones I’m missing (excluding polybags and things like that) are the Garma Mecha Man, Volcano Lair, four of the CMFs, and Ninjago City Docks. If all that wasn’t enough, these sets also came out during the height of my Lego passion (2017 and 2018) so this theme reminds me of the time before I got somewhat burnt out on Lego last year.
  12. The Stud

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think a modular Hotel would be amazing, but I don’t know if that’s feasible for this line. It would have to be ginormous and I’m not sure if a hotel could be done on the typical 32x32 baseplate like the majority of Modular Buildings. I’ll go with what others have said and hope for a Post Office soon. I’m not too picky when it comes to colors, though I think it’d be cool if it could somehow incorporate the red and yellow color scheme of the 2006 Mail line from Lego City.
  13. The Stud

    Parisian Restaurant

    I love the Parisian Restaurant set, but this is an amazing rendition too! I’d be interested to see some of the other Modular Buildings redesigned as well.
  14. The Stud

    How’s it going?

    Hello all, I’m The Stud. I’ve been a lurker of this forum for years but I finally made an account today. I’ve been an on-and-off member of the Lego community for a little over two years now. I’ve interacted with people on Instagram and via Youtube live streams, but I think I’ll probably have more in-depth conversations here. I look forward to discussing the best brand of building bricks with you all!