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How purist are you?

dagsbricksdagsbricks Portland, ORMember Posts: 27
I made a fun, non-scientific, but still thoughtful survey on my website. It asks questions about several different aspects of purism. If you're interested, have a go!

http://www.dagsbricks.com/2014/10/lego-techniques-how-purist-are-you.html

Brian

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  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    I got Uber Purist.

    I mean. Yeah. I don't buy anything non-LEGO, I don't customize pieces, and don't buy custom pieces. I would consider buying custom-printed Minifigs, but only for Marvel characters which either don't exist yet in official LEGO form, or are unreasonably expensive (Comic Con Exclusives). But I think you can very purist and still be very creative with your MOCs.
    Andor
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited October 2014
    I get my wheels chromed, but that is about it...

    I think another "Purist" aspect is building within legal boundaries...
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    Uber Purist! "The penultimate in purism. You don't even acknowledge that other brands exist. When others bring it up you cover your ears and shout LALALALALA!"
    I will modify the odd piece (cut a base or train track - but that's about it); and accept speciality printed pieces - but not buy and stick on pre-printed non Lego labels.
    Can I be cured?
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 2,052
    I got uber purist which is odd as I am currently painting some brick forge Lego helms
  • dagsbricksdagsbricks Portland, ORMember Posts: 27

    I get my wheels chromed, but that is about it...

    I think another "Purist" aspect is building within legal boundaries...

    Ah, good idea! I may have to add that one on the future if I can separate it from the modification category enough.

    Getting uber purist does not mean you are uber in everything, just that you answered uber for most of the questions.

    Brian
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    I am Über pure too, I'm just too new to lego to want my wheels chromed :) Still at the stage of discovering the original.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Purist for building. No stickers but happy to use original printed pieces.

    Happy to buy other brand mini figures for younger kids to play with (destroy!) as £10 for a superhero minifig is stupid.
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    Free Spirited here. LEGO is my main interest but I've bought other brands if they have a license I'm interested in. I used to be heavy into collecting action figures so the GI Joe figures from Kre-O were just to good to pass up. Too bad the quality is no where near LEGO. I also love the custom made stuff from places like brickarms and Brickwarriors. Bottom line: If I like it I buy it :)
    kooz
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I've purchased a few Brick Arms to try them out and there cool but I'm to purist to actually use them for things. I've recently purchased some custom printed pieces from Citizen Brick, a website I've only heard good about. Printed pieces I can use because it is still a Lego piece but with some different ink on it. :P
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    I got Open Purist - which is appropriate, as I tend to make a Brickwarriors order every couple of months. :-)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,477
    I got open purist, which seems about right, but I'd say you should really change the stupid pseudo l33t sp33k/meme language out of the answer choices, I couldn't choose any of those options even if what they were saying was most appropriate because I'm not 13.
    carlqsidersddAndordougtsRedbullgivesuwindMODVLEX
  • WoutStopmotionWoutStopmotion Member Posts: 33
    Uber Purist... uhh, but i also have a BrickArms collection, and if i could, i would MOC with custom stickers (and ofcourse use LEGO stickers on MOCs).
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 298
    edited November 2014
    Some choices were confusing, they sounded like something a 5 year old or 8 year old would say.

    Normally I'm fine with clone brands if the clutch power and compatiblity is good. I hate clone brand figures.

    I'm against modifying or gluing any parts, but if winch cord wears out, I often use fishing line. I've made rigging to hook stretchers to rescue helicopters out of thin rubber bands that I threaded to a Technic 1x3 bushing.

    I often re-use stickered parts, such as license plates, FAA registration numbers, TVs, the Lego FD crest, Stars of Life, and other common real-life emblems. I've made my own stickers for emergency vehicle lettering. I'm fine with printed parts like speedometers, grilles, radar screens, TV screens, etc; but licensed printed parts I often find useless, like those from the Disney themes such as Toy Story and Cars. Guess I'll need to take some rubbing alcohol to those parts.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    I'm digging a lot of the Super Hero customs out there. Have a Juggernaut with a custom helmet. Doesn't bother me at all.

    I recently purchased a couple of the $5 MB CoD sets just to check them out and it's easy to say they are pretty neat but I would never mix them. They just don't compare.

  • koozkooz Connecticut, USAMember Posts: 158
    I got uber purist, but I'm not. I have Kre-O, Mega Bloks, Cobi/Character Building, and Lite Brix sets because I liked the sets. I'm with @kor‌ in that Lego is my preferred brand, and I am loyal to it, but they don't do Star Trek (Mega and Kre-O did/do), and there isn't enough Halloween (Mega has zombies, Cobi has Monster vs. Zombies, Kre-O had Cityville Invasion, and Lite Brix had a zombie haunted house), and (as far as we know), Lego doesn't have Doctor Who, so I had to order some Character Building sets...

    But I keep everything together, bagged and complete when I'm not using/playing with/displaying them.
    kor
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    Those MB CoD sets look amazing. I can't help but check them out every time I see them. If those were out when I was 9 years old I would have totally picked those over LEGO. The adult me knows better.
  • koozkooz Connecticut, USAMember Posts: 158
    Yeah, they had some on display at NYCC, and they looked cool. Don't quite have the charm of Lego, but still pretty cool.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 687
    I like LEGO, as a building system and as a design, for a variety of reasons. I don't like "clone" brick brands, usually for the opposite reasons of why I like LEGO. No licensing deal (including my beloved Star Wars if the license ever switches, perish the thought!) will convince me to buy any bricks other than LEGO.
    Andor
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    cody6268 said:

    Some choices were confusing, they sounded like something a 5 year old or 8 year old would say.

    My thoughts as well. I answered several questions without having any idea what the hell the selections meant.

    I remember when "purist" referred to rejecting special-use pieces in favor using only general building bricks. My how times have changed.
    AndorMODVLEX
  • dagsbricksdagsbricks Portland, ORMember Posts: 27
    Shib said:

    I got open purist, which seems about right, but I'd say you should really change the stupid pseudo l33t sp33k/meme language out of the answer choices, I couldn't choose any of those options even if what they were saying was most appropriate because I'm not 13.

    LOLcats, technically. With some of The Oatmeal mixed in. I know, most of us are too old to understand that kind of stuff. I really expected more younger crowd to be taking the test.

    Thanks for the input, I'll look into anglifying it a little.

    Brian
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    I got Uber Purist which makes me very happy. Whenever I build a set or a moc I always make sure that every piece has the logos pointing in the same direction. (Unless it is impossible to orientate the piece that way, of course.)
  • dagsbricksdagsbricks Portland, ORMember Posts: 27
    I've done that a few times but every time? Wow, that's amazing.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 586
    I got Open Purist, which is quite accurate I think.
    I've gotten to the stage where I'm making casts of existing parts just to paint them...
    Andrea, Olivia, Emma and Mia as Ghostbusters
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