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Nice Parts Usage! Week Six and Seven: What the Heck is That?
Good morning, and welcome to Nice Parts Usage!, the new game in the forum. In this game, I will pick out a brick and you will come up with clever new ways to use it or show ways you have used it before. Unfortunately, I cannot provide prizes at this time, but you may donate a polybag or something to the winner. You will have two
weeks this time around in a very special episode of Nice Parts Usage!
This week's theme is...Off-brand parts!
Yes, I say. This week will be off-brand parts. I know something can be done with these abominations. I also know many of you are guilty of possessing these. I just... Know
Thank you you for participating in...
Nice Parts Usage!
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Recent discussions •
I have used @BrickDancer 's quote because @LordofLego what you have done here is bothering me and even though @BrickDancer and @danstraindepot are being good sports about it and joking it off (I think) I feel that you have crossed a line.
I was actually going to participate in this, but couldn't bring myself to go through with it. I have bought Megabloks brand toys and I was going to photograph my Megabloks Wolverine fighting my LEGO Hulk on some Megabloks "land" tiles I found at a yard sale last week, which were bought to resell. I actually think my Megabloks Wolverine is cooler than my LEGO Wolverine. So, my problem isn't Megabloks.
What's bothering me is that you started something on a forum for LEGO enthusiasts, "Nice Parts Usage", and a month later it seems like you've lost interest in it already. I understand this was a "joke" but why would you have it run for two weeks?
I re-read your very first post about this idea you proposed and @Huw himself gave you his blessing! I don't think this was a very good way to repay him. I don't think this was a very good way to thank the people that were participating in your contest every week. I don't think this was a very good way to encourage other LEGO enthusiasts to join in on something that could have been, and could still be, really great.
Brickset is "your LEGO set guide". It was created by a LEGO enthusiast for LEGO enthusiasts and if you're going to take on the responsibility of starting something major like this on Brickset's forum, you should take it seriously or hand the reigns over to someone else.
And for the record, I do feel that LEGO is a better quality toy overall than Megabloks. I have made LEGO my current hobby and try only to invest in it, not only instead of Megabloks but other toys and comic books and other stuff that turns my head as well.
I give you my sincerest apologies for offending you, but I do not feel that I have crossed any sort of line. I do not wish to get into a further argument on the last day for this entry, so unless you have something constructive to say, please do not comment again as I will not reply. I have not lost interest in the game, by the way. I was going on vacation and knew I would not have Internet access there. Perhaps I should have said so in the description, but I didn't really think people would be quite so taken aback.
It also needs to be said, none of my opinions reflect any respect whatsoever for counterfeit items or those that traffic them. They need to DIAF.
For my part, I try to be a purist about it most of the time. But I admit to using the 2x2 plate with studs on both sides that MB makes one time... it was the perfect piece that greatly simplified the feature I was constructing. Why doesn't Lego make a plate like that? Who knows, but MB "fills in the gap", so to speak. Does that make me a bad person? Well, I don't care if anyone thinks so.
I think "Nice Parts Usage" is a good idea. I've thought about entering many times. Brickset is mainly about collecting, buying, and selling but contests like this can help it expand even more into the other areas of LEGO enthusiasm, like creating MOCs.
Hopefully, this response is taken as a positive one. I'm dying to respond to some of the comments others made but I don't want to make this thread an argument. If someone wants to private message me to further discuss anything that's cool.
@LordofLego, if you pick a LEGO element I actually have, I promise I will support your next competition by entering. I really would like to see more people get involved in Nice Parts Usage. :p
(Just don't tell them it was my idea or no one will enter!) :)
Emmet's going to need a bigger garbage can.
I do appreciate @LordofLego asking me to write one after I was an (CENSORED). I do have some other building ideas if @LordofLego is interested and if everyone else would be willing to forgive me for my outburst against him. Plus, I do not wish to step on his toes.
This is more what I was envisioning... A German Stuka dive-Bomber with a KRE-O 1x2 plate for the cockpit.