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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.
I think another "Purist" aspect is building within legal boundaries...
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?
Getting uber purist does not mean you are uber in everything, just that you answered uber for most of the questions.
Happy to buy other brand mini figures for younger kids to play with (destroy!) as £10 for a superhero minifig is stupid.
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.
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.
But I keep everything together, bagged and complete when I'm not using/playing with/displaying them.
I remember when "purist" referred to rejecting special-use pieces in favor using only general building bricks. My how times have changed.
Thanks for the input, I'll look into anglifying it a little.
I've gotten to the stage where I'm making casts of existing parts just to paint them...