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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    You should give more money/time to charities than the LEGO Group.
    That’s what Fairy Bricks is for!
    560HeliportandheMr_CrossKungFuKennyCyberdragonflowerpotgirlkhmellymel
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 186
    1. I do not like to view a large collection of sets on display. The always look messy, cluttered and  boring.
    2. Large Star Wars collections are the worse to look at. Even the UCS series are boring to me at this point. 
    3. I still have 75192 sealed, as I have no interest at this time to build it.
    4. Large collections of LEGO pieces almost always look messy and unorganized. I have seen just a few exceptions this.
    5. If you have more than 500 sets (or more than half a million pieces) you have too many. Stop. Ask someone for help. Seriously.
    6. If you have more than a dozen sets sitting in your home still sealed waiting to build, you should hold off buying more.
    7. You should give more money/time to charities than the LEGO Group.
    8. If you have kids in the house, there should be no LEGO that is off limits. If it is off limits, put it away out of sight or sell it.
    9. The LEGO companies green initiatives are hypocritical.
    10. You should not be playing with LEGO every day.
    11. You should not be visiting a LEGO forum every day.

    * Some of my own opinions do not align with my own behaviour.
    Personally, that picture you shared is just so awesome to me. I’ve seen it many, many times but always love looking at it 
    Mr_Cross560Heliportflowerpotgirlkhmellymel
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,156
    lkliment2 said:
    1. I do not like to view a large collection of sets on display. The...
    Personally, that picture you shared is just so awesome to me. I’ve seen it many, many times but always love looking at it 
    Which picture, there are three?
    andheMr_CrossAstrobricks560Heliport
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 590
    Here is my unpopular opinion: Nexo Knights was one of the best themes that has come out in years. It is a shame that they didn't do more waves, I have The Book of Monsters and we missed out on a water wave and a forest wave. The enemy sets would have been awesome!!
    Same goes for Galaxy Squad, I was very disappointed when we didn't get more waves. Surely there were more alien critters out there trying to wipe out humanity. 
    Mr_CrossFizyxBumblepants560Heliportmak0137Ian_Sflordcatwrangler
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 708
    AFOL is a HORRIBLE term and I do not count myself as one.  I am an Adult Lego Enthusiast (ALE) as I enjoy the product.  The company, on the other hand, is ridiculous and doesn't deserve any fans.  Indeed, I'm more open than ever to using compatible products to accomplish builds.
    560Heliportcatwrangler
  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 29
    daewoo said:
    AFOL is a HORRIBLE term and I do not count myself as one.  I am an Adult Lego Enthusiast (ALE) as I enjoy the product.  The company, on the other hand, is ridiculous and doesn't deserve any fans.  Indeed, I'm more open than ever to using compatible products to accomplish builds.
    I'm afraid I don't see the difference. You could be referring to the company or the product in either of those acronyms.
    SirBrickalotOfLegoAstrobricks560Heliport
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 149
    ^ Did you consult with my wife when making that list?  I swear I've heard her make more than half of those comments at one time or the other and at least 2 of them in the last 24 hours! :)
    andhe560Heliport
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 379
    edited July 2020
    2. Large Star Wars collections are the worse to look at. Even the UCS series are boring to me at this point.

    lkliment2 said:

    Personally, that picture you shared is just so awesome to me. I’ve seen it many, many times but always love looking at it 

    If that's the picture you meant, I absolutely agree with you.
    I spent years adding more and more sets, rearranging, dusting, until finally at the end of 2010 took them all apart and stored them back in their boxes (I had to move the LEGO to a smaller room so my son could have the big room...)
    I spent literally hundreds of hours enjoying the view from my desk.
    It was a good run :)
    But it got crowded!


    Fizyxandhelkliment2sklamb560Heliport
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,226
    Is no one else annoyed by 'purist' custom minifigs that use the back as the front of the torso? Shoulder blade prints do not look like cleavage nor pectorals, I'm sorry. It just looks like they had a terrible accident.
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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    I do love purist minifig characters when every piece is used as manufactured (ideally without breaking apart the legs/hips and torso/arms to mix colours) but yes messed up back to front figs don’t really look right. The purist designers who really know their stuff with TLG’s back catalogue can create some pretty convincing recreations sometimes, almost to the point that you’d suspect it was a real figure, but they’re few and far between.
    klinton560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,192
    Fronts as backs normally look worse than backs as fronts, unless you stick a cape on or otherwise cover them up.
    560Heliport
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    Talking about purist customs, there's been a trend on Instagram of people doing customs of popular characters in their own universes. They're called "*insert username here*-Verse" customs and although the idea is a good one, the Instagram community IS absolutely oversaturated with them and are always accompanied by a paper-thin explanation of their verse. I'm sick of seeing them.
    Speedman29560Heliport
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 186
    2. Large Star Wars collections are the worse to look at. Even the UCS series are boring to me at this point.

    lkliment2 said:

    Personally, that picture you shared is just so awesome to me. I’ve seen it many, many times but always love looking at it 

    If that's the picture you meant, I absolutely agree with you.
    I spent years adding more and more sets, rearranging, dusting, until finally at the end of 2010 took them all apart and stored them back in their boxes (I had to move the LEGO to a smaller room so my son could have the big room...)
    I spent literally hundreds of hours enjoying the view from my desk.
    It was a good run :)
    But it got crowded!


    Yes this is the picture! Sorry @FollowsClosely I should’ve specified 
    560Heliport
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,596
    LEGO should stop trying to appeal to Nofflers.
    BOBJACK_JACKBOBKungFuKenny
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    ^ Too late for that one - TLG’s whole plan for the 18+ range and Ideas is to appeal to Nofflers to try and attract them into the hobby with detailed display models or unusual IPs. I do agree that TLG should keep non-IP ideas like the Blacksmith Shop or Typewriter common as chosen sets though, and not descend into “Which sitcom haven’t we done yet?”
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76andhe
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 554
    @Mr_Cross but how else would they turn a Noffler into a Nolanoffler?
    Mr_Cross
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,182
    I liked all three of those images for completely different reasons. Variety is the spice of life!
    FollowsClosely
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    ^ I agree - although I paid £240 for mine instead of £300 because I got it in a May the Fourth deal in 2019, it’s a great ‘Death Star-lite’ playset version of all the key scenes. Even the small Slave I and Cloud Car are great. I never really understood why so many people disliked it. Perhaps they just judged the whole set on the incongruous box art.
    Fizyx
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    I love the set, although I got it for £180 when John Lewis mispriced it. The minifigures are fantastic and I especially like the carbon-freezing chamber and the white corridors.
    Fizyx
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,192
    ^ I agree - although I paid £240 for mine instead of £300 because I got it in a May the Fourth deal in 2019, it’s a great ‘Death Star-lite’ playset version of all the key scenes. Even the small Slave I and Cloud Car are great. I never really understood why so many people disliked it. Perhaps they just judged the whole set on the incongruous box art.
    I think it is partly the mishmash of scales, partly that bits had been done before (especially the freezing chamber), partly the rooms are a bit boring, partly the shape. I don't think it works as well as the Death Star in being a series of smaller vignettes joined together. I did see a re-imagined version once, where someone rebuilt it into a straight line and it looked a lot nicer as individual scenes rather than all mashed together in a circle.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,226
    CCC said:
    I think it is partly the mishmash of scales, partly that bits had been done before (especially the freezing chamber), partly the rooms are a bit boring, partly the shape. I don't think it works as well as the Death Star in being a series of smaller vignettes joined together. I did see a re-imagined version once, where someone rebuilt it into a straight line and it looked a lot nicer as individual scenes rather than all mashed together in a circle.
    That would kind of defeat the point of it though. It's a Cloud City playset, not merely a series of vignettes. It needs the 'boring' halls for continuity.

    560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,192
    klinton said:
    CCC said:
    I think it is partly the mishmash of scales, partly that bits had been done before (especially the freezing chamber), partly the rooms are a bit boring, partly the shape. I don't think it works as well as the Death Star in being a series of smaller vignettes joined together. I did see a re-imagined version once, where someone rebuilt it into a straight line and it looked a lot nicer as individual scenes rather than all mashed together in a circle.
    That would kind of defeat the point of it though. It's a Cloud City playset, not merely a series of vignettes. It needs the 'boring' halls for continuity.

    Yes it is, if you want it to be a sort of Cloud City shape and can display it effectively that way. If you want to display it all at once, then a linear fashion works nicely. As does adding some extra minifigures to fill the empty rooms when those characters are off elsewhere.
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 425
    I actually don't mind stickers. They give alot of details that bricks can't at a small scale and they do add to a set. Stickers seem to be unpopular with who I've spoken to.
    560HeliportFizyxSilverLovekhmellymelsklamb
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 712
    I agree with you here — I don't mind stickers. And my children love them!
    560Heliport
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,226
    I like them well enough once they're successfully applied. They're a bit of an irritant up until that point though. I've not got a steady hand nor the world's keenest eyesight, so it's a stressful endeavor to apply them perfectly. Applying the clear ones with tweezers is a full on nightmare for me.
    I don't appreciate the fact that applying them stalls out the momentum of the build most of all. You have to stop, white glove the piece requiring the decal, spend the time to align it (and possibly realign it), and then you can proceed with the build.
    But, yes, they more often than not end up enhancing the finished model.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyAstrobricksstluxFizyxim2cre8iv
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    edited August 2020
    I just go and wash my hands when i’m about to apply a sticker to get most of any residual grease off, particularly for clear stickers (and that’s after I’ve already washed them for building in the first place). I find the faff of trying to apply with tweezers isn’t worth it and it’s still easier to position by hand.

    I don’t think i’ve ever dug out an older set with clear stickers and noticed grease underneath them - maybe only if they were built over 10-15 years ago
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,200
    CCC said:
    klinton said:
    CCC said:
    I think it is partly the mishmash of scales, partly that bits had been done before (especially the freezing chamber), partly the rooms are a bit boring, partly the shape. I don't think it works as well as the Death Star in being a series of smaller vignettes joined together. I did see a re-imagined version once, where someone rebuilt it into a straight line and it looked a lot nicer as individual scenes rather than all mashed together in a circle.
    That would kind of defeat the point of it though. It's a Cloud City playset, not merely a series of vignettes. It needs the 'boring' halls for continuity.

    Yes it is, if you want it to be a sort of Cloud City shape and can display it effectively that way. If you want to display it all at once, then a linear fashion works nicely. As does adding some extra minifigures to fill the empty rooms when those characters are off elsewhere.
    One of the acrylic stand companies (iDisplayit or Wicked Brick, for example) should do an angled stand for Cloud City that puts it on a decent angle for display. The set isn't done full justice when it's just sitting flat, unless it's on a low table so you're always looking down at it. Maybe I just need a coffee table that's big enough for both Cloud City AND the MF?
    560HeliportFizyx
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 718
    edited August 2020
    I just go and wash my hands when i’m about to apply a sticker to get most of any residual grease off, particularly for clear stickers (and that’s after I’ve already washed them for building in the first place). I find the faff of trying to apply with tweezers isn’t worth it and it’s still easier to position by hand.

    I don’t think i’ve ever dug out an older set with clear stickers and noticed grease underneath them - maybe only if they were built over 10-15 years ago


    I wash my hands before building and wipe the piece needing the sticker off before applying. I use the edge/tip of an x=acto knife to apply my stickers and a lego tool for the larger ones. makes it much easier to get it in a good position.

    I generally don't mind them but like @klinton said, they can slow down the build. so sometimes, I don't apply them until it's all together. but then sometimes I have to do some disassembly to get them on right.

    560Heliportgmonkey76
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 795
    My unpopular opinion is that LEGO releases far too many $200+ models every year.
    gmonkey76560HeliportBumblepantsbandit778KungFuKennySumoLegoshikadiSilverLove
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,340
    edited August 2020
    ...except another Ugnaught or two would be nice. And Wilrow Hood. So there!

    With his ice cream maker safely tucked under his arm!
    autolycus said:
    The only exception to this comment is the rare situation where there’s a GWP tied to buying a specific new set. Examples being the bonus expansion pack with purchase of the Mario starter pack and the Batmobile with purchase of the Batmobile.
    Or maybe a VIP card (in a rare color) with unspecified promised perks... :-)
    BumblepantsautolycusFizyxFollowsCloselyCymbelineSumoLegoAyliffeOldfan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,192
    I like #75222 Betrayal at Cloud City. I paid full price for it, I don't regret that, and I feel there's nothing wrong with it, except another Ugnaught or two would be nice. And Wilrow Hood. So there!
    Here you go ...
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/23170/sw-collectors-willrow-hood-is-coming

    560HeliportKungFuKennyAstrobricks
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,340
    klinton said:
    autolycus said:
    Oh, I have another unpopular opinion: Some people’s obsession with “day one” purchases makes no sense to me. These aren’t limited edition collectibles that sell out permanently within days. They will be restocked. Most sets will eventually go on sale. 

    The only exception to this comment is the rare situation where there’s a GWP tied to buying a specific new set. Examples being the bonus expansion pack with purchase of the Mario starter pack and the Batmobile with purchase of the Batmobile.
    I think it's just genuine excitement for the set(s) in question? I know for myself, when I rush out to buy something upon release, it's because I just really want to build that set. I'm a bit like a kid on Christmas morning when I'm excited for something. There is no rational pragmatic thought involved. I just want it, and I want it right now. The wait for release is annoying enough without having to tack on extra weeks (or months) to the wait with restocking delays. 
    That, and not everyone has access to insane clearance deals. I've never seen a D2C set drop below MSRP, save for the last second 'retirement' sales on [email protected] Amazon Canada's prices tend to increase as sock becomes scarce. TRU's prices skyrocket when they're the only merchant offering a set.
    It’s sort of like when the Harry Potter series was still new... my kids and I would stay up til midnight so we could get the latest book at the release party at Barnes and Noble.  I knew it would be cheaper on Amazon a week later, but the day one purchase was an exciting event!
    FollowsCloselypanchox1autolycusFizyxcozysklamb
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 541
    ^ Too late for that one - TLG’s whole plan for the 18+ range and Ideas is to appeal to Nofflers to try and attract them into the hobby with detailed display models or unusual IPs. I do agree that TLG should keep non-IP ideas like the Blacksmith Shop or Typewriter common as chosen sets though, and not descend into “Which sitcom haven’t we done yet?”
    but...I really want Andy Taylor's courthouse...
    datsunrobbie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,880
    With his ice cream maker safely tucked under his arm!
    It's the Mr. Fusion from BttF2.  So say my theory.
    KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    Another UO: I have no idea what the allure around GBCs is? I suppose they look cool going around a couple of times but I just can't imagine spending money to build one. They're not very attractive.
    klintonjnscoelhoflord
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    edited August 2020
    ^That is an unpopular opinion. I could watch one for hours, but no doubt it’s fairly costly if you want to build a big one or use rare parts, plus all the motors
    FizyxAstrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,192
    You don't even have to watch them. Just listening to some modules is like listening to waves crashing on to the shoreline.
    FollowsCloselyFizyx
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 423
    edited August 2020
    CCC said:
    I'm an Adult Hoarder Of Lego Elements. Yep, I'm an A-HOLE. :-)


    HAAAAA!  I laugh.

    • The recall of the Osprey is stupid.  Release the damn thing, then apologize with a "Going forward..." press statement.  That set looked awesome.  Lame.  Great for scalpers, though.  Happy LEGO?  Duh.
    • The 75218 X-wing looks better than the UCS version.  It's the engines.  Now the UCS set looks dumb...See?
    • My nostalgia for Classic Space is real, but I get that it's not as widespread as I think it should be.  But LEGO, just remake the damn Galaxy Explorer and be done with it already!  Grey, blue, trans-yellow.  There!  Done!  Or don't.  Fine, be that way.
    • I don't give a crap about the 501st battle pack.  But people whine and LEGO bends, I guess.
    • Okay fine, a Mos Eisley MBS set instead of an updated UCS Shuttle.  But can't it be both?  The 10212 is one of my favorite sets, but it's not perfect.  Gimme a new one...please.
    • Love UCS SW, but the A-wing looks blah.  Meh.  A big chunky pfffffffft.
    That is all, thank you.
    560Heliportjason1976
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 2,041
    klinton said:
    Not directly about Lego, but I really wish that whomever administrates the Brickset FB page would stop admitting 'pages' to the group. I'm kind of tired of seeing their constant ad spam in my feed every time they post in the group, and being pages and not individuals, I'm unable to block them.
    It should be a place for fan discussion, not sad twats peddling for 'likes' and 'shares'.
    I agree with that. It is a lot of spam now rather than anything else.

    Don't forget to like this post if you agree!

    #Legoleaks #Lego #501stBattlepack
    SirBrickalotOfLegoKungFuKennyandhe560HeliportklintonMr_Crosseggshengmonkey76flowerpotgirl
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,263
    Oh no! But this really trustworthy guy said I would get a free Lego set if I got 50,000 likes in two days...
    KungFuKenny560Heliportgmonkey76RedbullgivesuwindSumoLego
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