williejm

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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    * cough * https://www.instagram.com/p/CT9nMtrrZcl/?utm_medium=copy_link
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    It was just Lego making a decision not to enflame or exacerbate the situation in a way that might seem tone-deaf to what was happening *in the real world* …
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    This is a really offensive and unacceptable post. No wonder people (defending themselves) feel the need to call this out and feel unwelcome. would be grateful if mods take this down.
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    LEGO 40530 - Jane Goodall - Rumors & Discussions

    Also great for kids to have / see these sets with empowered real-life women
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    LEGO 40530 - Jane Goodall - Rumors & Discussions

    Which is a donation in kind, and would stop people who hate conservation or chimpanzees calling it ‘political’
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    Sigh. Maybe look up ‘gaslighting’ and ‘both sides-ing’? When someone’s existence, identity, and validity is being disagreed with - that *is* hateful. And, with all due respect, those who are calling you out are being VERY calm and civil, all things considered. Please don’t condescend to tell us to calm down, that’s standard dog-whistle tactics.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    @DBlegonerd7 - told you you had special treatment!
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    LEGO 40530 - Jane Goodall - Rumors & Discussions

    We can assume a set using a living person already has a licensing deal, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a direct donation aspect from Lego to this already.
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    LEGO 40530 - Jane Goodall - Rumors & Discussions

    Sounds so good - as well as a way to make use of the new monkey, and existing baby chimp moulds, it’s great to have a female scientist represented like this. I wonder to what extent it draws from this (expired) Ideas submission? https://ideas.lego.com/projects/5a5e589d-6ed8-4adb-a25b-56541564b7f5
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    Yes, it’s always sad when so many miss the point.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Here’s hoping we get a new chimpanzee mould (with gripping hands, and dual moulding, like the new monkey); then the ‘baby chimp’ from the CMF/BAM can be just that - a baby!
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Wait what? Weren’t we speculating about such a possibility?
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    I mean, this is total BS from an evidently privileged perspective. Maybe listen to other people rather than telling them they’re fine, have all the rights, and to stop making a fuss. Being neutral? You are, I assume, familiar with the saying that ‘all it takes for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing’? I appreciate Lego taking a stance on equality and diversity issues - it matters. And it makes a difference. And sometimes that difference involves putting your profits where your PR mouth is at.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Whoa! We’re finally getting a Dumbledore figure?!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Absolute state of this.
  16. It’s a dizzying set of possibilities to be sure. I also don’t think we are likely to see 3 ‘Disney’ sets in a year (out of 4) , but I’m guessing 2 from different themes might be a possibility. I’m not a gambling man, but my bet at the moment would be Series 22 Muppets And then two out of DC2 /in-house theme /Disney 3
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Every character cones with either a goat or sheep as accessory 🐑🤞🏽🐐 It’s a dual moulded piece - will be interesting to see what variations might come Thankfully not as bad as your jokes ;)
  18. If they are all series of 12 figures, the overall annual total is the same as getting three series of 16 (both give 48 slots a year). what this would mean though is that the ‘regular’ CMF series is more likely to reinforce itself round some of the mainstay themes - like unusual city and costume characters
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Zigackly. Hooves crossed 🤞🏽
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Seems people are really just ordering them by the hundreds when they’re available, for resale. Here’s hoping Lego makes them readily available in lots of sets and CMFs to spoil the scalpers’ fun
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Was just coming here to say that the sheep are available on Bricks & Pieces … but it seems they have all sold out again. Meh. 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑
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    [Poll] Do you like LEGO as a company?

    Loving your work. Question - how do you do that, exactly? Oh okay, so you just want them to have the same politics as you.
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    10291 Queer Eye Apartment Set

    Again, this is nonsense. This set has already been well received and will bring many more people to Lego than it will put off. This site and other fora you may be in are not representative, and speaking as someone happy to identify as LGBTQI+ or queer, it’s not all that welcoming when we bring up any issues or talk about representation. I think you may have read it as you wanted to. The enemy of greater representation is not other underrepresented groups, nor specious arguments that we need everything or nothing. I do hope no one is suggesting that a peg-legged, one-eyed, hook-handed pirate is a great cover-all or figurehead for people with disabilities … because that would be pretty er … 🙄 we don’t know that there are not sets based on ability or race or anything else - my reading implies there are, and has already been noted, that is an ongoing issue across the themes and the themes they choose to make, anyway.