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    LEGO (duh). Zoids and other mecha. History. Swords. Books upon books upon books. SciFi and comics. Learning. Collecting things.


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  1. Sometimes it is not fun to be right about things. (Even being a Cynic, it is still a no-fun surprise) I love our building contest and the traditional Rat Spitting. How about a treasure hunt activity? It would take a little planning, but can encompass the public places in Billund that are nice to visit. I do wonder if this is the new way to deal with the AFOL community as a whole, bar the sycophants they can corral in for "media days".
  2. Sign me in for a chalet. A bit rubbish on the breakfast though!
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    What did you buy today?

    Yes he does. The complex printing means the figure parts are in a bag within the bag.
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    Why do Lego catalogs have no dioramas anymore?

    I would say that things have changes so much because the consumer has changed so much. We look at these diorama presentations with fondness through our own nostalgia, (which, in any subject, we are associating the thing with the security and comfort of being a child with no responsibility or grasp of the wider world around us at the time.) Now, there is new advertising philosophy and different laws in play. Not to mention that kids and their focuses have changed so greatly to what we had. 25 years ago I was only able to find new LEGO sets from what was on offer in the toy shop I maybe got to visit (maybe once or twice a year), or in the Argos book. If I was lucky enough to have had a new set purchased for me, it could have a little advertising sheet inside the box. If I was really lucky, or we were in an honest to goodness LEGO retailer then there would be an official LEGO catalogue to look through and enjoy. Now? Kids the same age as I was 25 years ago can look at LEGO online on a whim. They know who to look for on Instagram for the best leaks and probably get someone in their life to follow the official LEGO accounts on social media for brand new product reveals and videos. They have apps and games that feature the current sets in new and interesting ways. A diorama would be impressive in person, but a static image is not as attractive as it once was.
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    What did you buy today?

    LEGO purchases today were a Mister Miracle and a Bat-Man from the figure series. Still waiting for more new sets in ASDA, they usually have the best prices locally. Also, Poundland had the DC Lil Bombshells for £1 each, so I picked up six! Now, there is something that would be cool to see in LEGO form eh?
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    Micro Machines return in 2020 - are you excited?

    It is. This is the place to chatter about any old thing. So, new micro machines? I am so there! I hope they are as good as they were originally. I have been really disappointed by the Tonka mini trucks that are all plastic, or the poorly detailed micro cars that Tesco supermarkets sell. I adored micro machines back when I was a sprog. The mini city in a lorry was one of the most amazing playsets out there. Does anyone else remember the retail display tubes that were just clear tubes filled with the vehicles? Community section can be about anything (within, y'know, polite limits). If you are ever concerned with a thread or a post, feel free to report it.
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    Codename "Leaf" - Summer 2020 Theme Speculation

    Really a good rule of thumb for this forum is: will it be too techy for history based sections, too weird for City/town and not IN SPACE enough for SciFi.
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    Questions about Lego 60204 Sky Police Diamond Heist

    As a general rule, multi build sets are in separate bags. So one vehicle is in the one bag with a minifig and the other is in a different bag.
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    Codename "Leaf" - Summer 2020 Theme Speculation

    I am not sure? The thread in special themes is for three different codenamed themes. If this is an AR theme, chances are it will fit into the Action and Adventure template. Of course, we can change the name or location if this theme no longer matches the A&A section.
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    Simple Building Techniques

    An "illegal build" is a technique that puts stress on an element in some way. LEGO parts have designed tolerances that allow them to function as designed and intended. If you use building techniques that force the element outside of their design limits, it creates stress on the part and can deform or damage the part over time. So LEGO designed sets would not use the technique to avoid problems. We as fans merrily break the design rules if we are naughty
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    Simple Building Techniques

    You can mount a baseplate and secure it like this. I found it pretty useful when I worked it out.
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    That looks like something from Minimates they have those sort of accessories. There was also a construction series of toys called C3 that seemed to use minimates figures in some sets.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I think you need to calm down some. Might be good for blood pressure and stress levels to not get so worked up about purchasing toy construction bricks online.
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    EB Xmas Build 2019

    Full disclosure: Current Favourite Ice is Frozen II (My sister got me the polybag, she is a good sister ) Terrible photo aside, I met the deadline!
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    Please don't go using this as an excuse. I was going to leave this thread alone, but plenty of us here (myself included) manage to contribute to the forum and participate in discussion with ASD themselves. (Asperger's being the outdated term in current neurological science). If you feel the only choice here is to leave, that is your perogrative. Regards.