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It seems as if there's enough interest for it, and it might make it easier for those that aren't interested to ignore it completely.
There are mega bloks parts libraries out ... there ...
Not intending to start a fight, just my opinion.
I was actually referring to the (seemingly obligatory) "OH NO MEGABLOKS" post(s).
Instead of actual interest in the topic, there's more chatter on the pros/cons of if we should be discussing megabloks or not. If there were a forum/topic/category/whatever that was labeled "other brands", it might be avoided.
I'm also assuming that the people who censor megabloks are doing it out of jest - not because they think reading the brand name in it's entirety will cause emotional distress.
Besides, why does everybody always pick on MegaBloks, when we should all be picking on Best Lock?
But I do hope they get some pointers over the sentiments involved.
I have to thank Megablocks for getting my son and I into Lego and we've used those older Megablocks as filler sometimes in our Moc's (usually not seen but within a larger model to ration other Lego elements).
There's a Megablock element that I like though...a 2x2 plate with studs top and bottom.
Someone on a GI Joe message board I frequent discovered a logo on the KRE-O boxes for Oxford bricks, a company that had already been making building sets compatible with Lego bricks. http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/other-14/what-gi-joe-kreo-could-look-like-10541/
I think we should talk about it more and more just to highlight the damage their over-aggressive policies can do.
The MB Black Pearl, for example, from Dead Man's Chest, is only about 100 pieces and has only two cannons. Some details are neat but it is closer to Playmobil than a building system. I was given some Dragon Krystal Wars sets and while the dragons are nice looking, they are pretty delicate. Many a broken wing. The sets were generally pretty gimmicky and parts either did not fit well or would break after some use.
When I was last in Hong Kong I picked up some of the Enlighten stuff. Some of the builds are decent but the plastic is fairly poor. One minifig hand broke after a little wear and tear and some longer pieces (2x8, 2x10, 2x12, for example) warp over time. Again, the engineering can be poor. They had a battleship that looked intersting (right down to officers with a big red star on their hats) but when it is complete the doors and other parts are too small in scale for the minifigs. Totally unplayable. My boys abandoned it after about ten minutes.
And then there's "Best Lock"...yeah...their own web site pretty much sums that one up.
In another topic there's a lot of flak, and somewhat deserved, for the new Echo Base set, but even that has a better design than most of those from competitors.
As anyone taken the Pepsi, er, Lego-MegaBlok challenge? See if you can hold a Lego in one hand and a MB in the other (same size) - can you tell the difference by weight? I bet most of people on this forum would pass...
Off brand bricks just aren't worth it.
I have a mate who has some megabloks stuff and it is not half bad. The quality has improved he said and for what you get they are cheaper than lego. But you pay for a brand and you know what you are gettting with lego.
At the doctor's office, though, we got a taste of the long-term usefulness of Duplo versus Mega Bloks. Basically, all the MBs (big brick pieces like the 2x4 on this page: http://bloks.hyperboards.com/action/view_topic/topic_id/6727) had lost their clutch power. I was digging through the box for the few Duplo pieces just so I could entertain my daughter with something that actually worked.
Yes, because they never did that before.
I hope you never called yourself Transformers fan, since you clearly know nothing about them.