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So, Germans today are not the same folks that followed the Kaiser before my grandmother was born, or share political beliefs from the late 1930's. It's part of their history, but I doubt any of us are motivated in our daily lives by things that didn't happen to us personally, eighty years ago.
Nonetheless, I'm not aware of any suppression of thoughts about Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Darfur, Yemen, Colombia - wherever there happens to be conflict.
But this is a LEGO fansite, and generally people are here to enjoy their hobby. There's plenty of places in the interwebs to discuss politics. Frankly, I don't think I know anyone's personal or national politics from this site, and that's fine by me.
The admins are pretty permissive, but the Forum users also have some responsibility to stick to LEGO. (Remember - there are some limits to discussion of clone brands. So expecting to get LEGO enthusiasts to make declarations about International politics isn't going to have much traction.)
I'm not familiar with the Facebook Group or other Facebook Groups. Regardless, lumping this Forum in with other places on the interwebs isn't going to lead to much further discussion. For those of us regularly in this Forum, there is a generally welcoming attitude. And part of that is checking non-LEGO agendas at the door. If there is some Facebook Group out there regarding LEGO that is permeated with political discourse, I know I'm not sticking around in that group for long.
I find most Star Wars-related fansites and groups to gravitate towards Pollyanna-ish grand declarations, with only conjecture to substantiate their claims. Thus, I don't waste my time in them. Those seeking to validate their malevolence won't have me as an audience.
A natural disaster is different than a political conflict. I doubt anyone would object to efforts to help people in need.
With respect to Ukraine, I suppose those in support of that invasion are out there and may also enjoy LEGO. I have a pretty significant bias against the invasion of sovereign democratically-elected nations. I personally don't have an issue voicing support for Ukraine. I'm not sure it is relevant to any discussion on these Forums.
I hope that better explains things, and I hope that'll help avoid any issues in the future. I'm not an Admin or a Moderator, so take my suggestions however you like.
if looking for minifigs the Hogwarts trunk has loads. I had gotten 2 sets but am not as impressed with the trunk and inside builds as I thought I would be but the minifig variety of skin tones, hair and such is generous.
Both were really fun sets, but I agree the price was a bit much considering you were mostly just getting figures and a few small builds.
As a member of 15 Facebook LEGO groups (with over 140,000 members), I have to say they are all pretty well looked after by their Admins and Moderators. Besides showing LEGO used in some fashion as a Ukrainian flag emblem, there has been no online political discussion in those groups.
Anyone who gets out of line gets banished from the groups.
My friend bought a couple of this one https://brickset.com/sets/9247-2/Community-Workers on the lego website to use as wedding favours. I was slightly shocked when people left their figure behind when the waiters were clearing/moving the tables between the wedding meal and evening entertainment... So I helped clear them away into my suit pockets... I see that as one of my gateway events into becoming an AFOL.
Yes indeed... and one of the most sought after rare Dacta set had these Minifigs...
Note those 3 girl minifigs in the lower left with the white pigtails.... YIKES!!
I have made a couple Bricks and Pieces order back in February, that has still not shipped. I purchased #40539 and had it shipped to my daughter, as she is (well was) a huge Ahsoka fan. Other than that I have not purchased any set for myself. That may change on the 20th. I will most likely break my oath when 10305 Lion King’s Castle is released.
*Runs away to avoid stones and abuse hurled at him*
I rewatched the 2 first ghostbusters movies a few years ago and they were much better when I was a child. I thought the first one was just ok and I got bored by the 2nd. I still bought the lego ecto 1, probably one of the best lego cars.
Not saying it's a bad show and the contestants are much more talented than I could ever be.
The US version is just too over the top for me personally, though I still watch it. The contestants and challenges are generally awesome but the whole production around them is just a little too over exaggerated and focused on ‘celebrity’ cameos/shameless plugs for other things owned by Fox.
^ @Brickchap actually, my brother regularly bakes at the weekends and he gets a little tired of being told he should go on The Great British Bake Off. His baking is awesome but he loves to take his time and be meticulous, which isn’t great for that format!
Despite his talent as a film maker, I could barely sit through a recent 'revisit' of the technical timeline of the Titanic disaster: A bunch of millionaire Oak Island types in a roundtable circle jerk waxing philosophically in front of a scale model longer than a tour bus. Eye-rolling, narcissistic and insufferable.
...but thanks for Aliens ;)
I am actually very happy about one thing for Avatar LEGO.... that it's not The Last Airbender Avatar, and I can safely ignore the whole theme, which is a first for me in the last few years.