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I agree that Architecture fans are presumably the primary intended market among existing LEGO fans.
I don't doubt that there is appetite out there for more Classic Space LEGO. I'd simply love to be able to buy #918, #928, or #6985 as a "legacy" edition set, similarly I'd like to see #6080 done the same way... perhaps a 'greatest hits' range has legs, but on the evidence of the Legends theme I'm not convinced it would do much better now, although it's a very different market than in '03-'04.
Some of the things that get made leave me scratching my head, so I'm not even sure I'm best placed to judge this.
Having said all that, I would far rather LEGO continued to produce new and exciting sets.
I love Sgt. Orange but there is no way it's a better figure than Nehmaar Reem or any other modern and interesting figure IMO.
Nostalgia plays heavily in my continued interest in Classic Space, but I'm happy for it to continue to crop up as it has been over the last few years as easter eggs and treats within other things.
As others have said previously, if Space made another return, I would prefer Neo Classic Space over Classic Space, I would however prefer a fictional 'Space' to another slightly tired White and Black "real world" CITY theme with a space shuttle in it.
I honestly don't mind one way or another, but to me, #31107 and the upcoming #31111 ARE Classic Space! Added to that there's two additions to the collection coming in the CMF!
You know, I'm not sure I need a full blown theme, these are probably enough for me, don't stop though LEGO, keep 'em coming please.
In shades of magenta and azure, with minidolls.
I thought that the Game of Thrones "Kings Landing" set (after Drogon laid waste to the city in Season 8 "The Bells" show)... was really lame and disappointing... aside from the parts count... :-D
This is coming from a guy who didn’t grow up with Classic Space though, so I’m sure someone who grew up with that line is thrilled to see it constantly being referenced. I’m sure I’m probably alone with this viewpoint and I imagine that I’ll have a lot of people pointing their megaphone blasters at me for this one.
It isn't Architecture any more, it's 'Sets designed for gift shops' these days. The skylines are pretty enough but are just an impression of a city. As for the actual sets, I can't believe the number of them that are revisions of sets that have gone before - Burj Khalifa, Empire State Building, the White House, the Guggenheim... do we really need a second version of these building when there are so many that haven't been attempted?
I long for the days when we had representations of buildings of real architectural significance like the Farnsworth House, the Robie House, the Villa Savoye and the fabulous Fallingwater. Heck, you could probably do a line just devoted to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
I guess sales will always trump architectural interest though.
I have no problem with them re-doing those buildings. I'm not a Skylines fan though. We need more buildings the size of the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty. Those two look excellent on display.
But the entire build experience is incredible because of the ridiculously satisfying sound of the bricks pouring out of the bags. I think we need a run of Youtube videos of people pouring out the pieces.
I always like the smaller version that LEGO puts out as final products better than the original bigger MOC's posted on IDEAS.
They always look more vibrant and more in scale to minifigures AND are more affordable.
(Talking about the Tree House, Pirates of Barracuda Bay and the just recently leaked and already much complained about Blacksmith's Shop.)
Thats not to say that I'm not interested in the more architectural aspects of the line, but part of a reason I travel is to experience that architecture myself.
I do agree that the constant iterations of some of the sets is fairly unnecessary. The line isn't so old that it needs constant updating I think. I struggle to find a reason to update those, although I did buy both versions of the Lego House (but I did visit both before it officially opened to the public as well as after so I figure it counted!)
Pepperidge Farms remembers. Also, I will be shocked if the Blacksmith Shop isn't a top vote getter next year in the 'best set of 2021 poll' with the same goobers yelling about it now being the ones voting for it.
I can't sit through a JANG review either, I think someone previously mentioned his rambling dissertations about nothing important in many reviews that make them so tedious to watch.
It seems to me that written reviews reign supreme.
A lot of lego videos that get recommended to me seem to be following the same 'YouTuber handbook' (style of thumbnail, type of content, style of video) in a desire to get likes and subscribers. I guess that's the point of social media, but it's just not something/someone I want to watch.
Of course, occasional errors are almost inevitable and I have certainly made some in Brickset reviews. However, guessing or making no attempt to learn something new is not good enough in my opinion and I see that far too frequently from certain YouTube reviewers. Without wishing to sound silly, conducting the research and learning should be part of the fun and it definitely is for me!
Hopefully that is not an unpopular opinion!
I also find a lot of written set reviews simply don't have enough photos to back up the written descriptions, so I feel like I'm hunting to see where that feature might be shown in the pictures provided. It's also illogical to me that the entire collection of pictures taken for a Brickset review wouldn't be used for the article, since they often provide important context to the writing and shouldn't have to be found on an external gallery.
Redbeard is still the winner in my eyes and that’s the minifig I voted for! Sublime printing and graphic design, plus peg leg and hook arm - what’s not to love?
I'm not sure how I feel about r/lego in general; just seems like the same content over and over again.
All of my 'white whales' are presently in the possession of @samiam391. And he's too quick to harpoon.
While I’m glad new people are coming into the hobby since LEGO has been in kind of a decline following peak LEGO, it has ruined my Facebook groups.
Yes, I know. I was a newbie too.
It also begs the question though that why aren’t more of them finding the forum? I remember when I felt obligated to check the forum every day because there would be so many posts it made it hard to keep up.