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I sort parts on a hard-surface table, as I enjoy having to chase down bouncing cheese wedges and rolling 1x1 cylenders.
If LEGO has a separate section of Ideas where maybe they select one fan made Modular per year that would be released six months out of sync with LEGO's, then they might be worth noting for.
PS. It should have been "voting" not "noting", I don't know why autocorrect changed it.
And I also agree that the Ideas Theme has maybe become bloated (and predictable) when it comes to these one-off licensed sets. Frankly, I'd rather have the Treehouse or Old Fishing Store be available for another year instead of a quick retirement to make room for a Seinfeld or whatever the next licensed television show set happens to be.
Maybe a sub-theme of Ideas Classic Shows would be appropriate? Maybe not. That sounds like it is geared to old people instead of those 8 year-olds that enjoy comedy geared to 40 year-olds from the late '90's.
And, I can't imagine how quickly and unintelligible the box badging and marketing materials would get.
(Does the Bespin set now go with the other Cloud City set, and the UCS Y-Wing and A-Wing, but not the previous UCS vehicles... it's a snazzy black box. And should I be buying helmets? They're in the similar packaging... are they all UCS!?!?!?!)
Second - I was going to go with a My Chemical Romance reference, but that's a parade, not a box.
Also, Led Zeppelin was a dog, and AC/DC only returned. Nothing special about those, either.
I also use the "hidden" sorting done by the packing machines. Once you figured the logic out its 1 bag 1 tray/box for me.
One day I was bored, and decided to watch an episode of Lego City Adventures. It actually was a very cute and funny show, so I have watched most episodes at this point. It does not make me want to go out and buy the corresponding Lego sets, but I have a new appreciation and understanding for those sets now.
I like to watch reviews of Lego sets on YouTube. Not because of the people reviewing (I agree with other previous opinions that many are whiny, entitled, braggy, etc), but because I like to have a more in-depth view of the sets. But I have to say: some of the WORST reviews are the ones for the City sets with Lego City Adventures characters.
I don't expect everyone to watch the show or anything like that. In fact, I think the reviewers who have not seen the show have an important voice because chances are, most Lego consumers have not watched this show. But these reviewers just spend the entire video going on and on about how they don't know what this piece is or this piece is or they don't like this because they don't understand it. It's good to acknowledge that you don't know what you're talking about, but jeez. If you are just going to complain about not understanding a set that maybe isn't made for you, then maybe don't make the video. The worst is when they just flat out make incorrect comments about the set because they make weird assumptions! If you don't know what you are talking about, don't say anything at all!
Yesterday, I was watching a "review" for the City Advent calendar. I don't think this is a spoiler because it's right on the box, but one of the days is a picture of Duke Detain in a Christmas sweater. It has the face of his teddy bear, Cubby, on it. Now I would not expect the average person to know who "Cubby" is. But I also did not expect the reviewer to confidently assert that this was a hamster printed on the sweater!!!! What??? Just say that you don't know what animal it is, but it looks like a hamster. Or a couple weeks ago, I saw a different YouTuber review the new Main Square set. They said they did not like the fountain because it was idolizing a criminal. It is actually a fountain in honor of a HERO from the TV show. Once again, I don't expect them to know this, but talk about jumping to weird conclusions! And then all the people in the comments are like omg yeah that's so weird! So people are believing these incorrect statements. And while no, it doesn't really make a big difference if people think it is a hamster vs a bear printed on the sweater, it also doesn't make sense to use your large platform to just make up whatever you want.
I don't know, if you don't know about the set, maybe do 5 minutes or research and keep your weird comments to yourself. And if you can't do that, maybe don't review that set on your platform. You spend thousands of dollars on Lego every week, so I know you have no shortage of other sets to review.
I know it's not quite equivalent, but if I had a big review platform, I wouldn't build a Star Wars set (knowing nothing about SW), roll the vehicle around in my hands repeating "I don't like this, it makes no sense" and then adding "but I do like this minifugure! It's a green cat named Yoooda."