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What would/could push you out of the hobby of collecting LEGO, and send you in to another Dark Age?

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  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ to that point, keep in mind the UK/Euro prices already include tax, whereas in the US, taxes are added at the point of sale.  

    other than that, I'm not going down the pricing debate rabbit hole again...
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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923
    youpunk said:

    The lack of basic bricks at a reasonable prices will definitely drive me out of collecting Lego.  Currently the Modular creator sets are the best way to get basic bricks in a good quantities at good prices.  As Lego continues to raise the prices with the Creator line and add more specialized pieces to these models will this continue to be the case? 

    Where are you from? I'm not sure if #10697 has been released globally, but it seems to offer an incredible selection of basic bricks for a very reasonable price.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 7,055
    dougts said:
    ^ to that point, keep in mind the UK/Euro prices already include tax, whereas in the US, taxes are added at the point of sale.  

    other than that, I'm not going down the pricing debate rabbit hole again...
    And that's why social services healthcare and guns are blah blah angry blah yell
    SumoLegoMasterBeefyTechnicNickAmanda1983
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    ^^ Polygamy is legal in Utah. It's only bigamy where it's illegal, which is pretty much everywhere else.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,911
    dougts said:
    ^ to that point, keep in mind the UK/Euro prices already include tax, whereas in the US, taxes are added at the point of sale.  

    other than that, I'm not going down the pricing debate rabbit hole again...
    Yep, excluding all taxes. Part of the problem then is local / national retailers. Once Lego hands over the product there is little they can do about pricing. The only way they would have global policies concerning sale of their product is if they are the retailer. From what I understand, they sell very little to the consumer compared to supermarkets and toy stores.
  • youpunkyoupunk Member Posts: 11
    Aanchir said:
    youpunk said:

    The lack of basic bricks at a reasonable prices will definitely drive me out of collecting Lego.  Currently the Modular creator sets are the best way to get basic bricks in a good quantities at good prices.  As Lego continues to raise the prices with the Creator line and add more specialized pieces to these models will this continue to be the case? 

    Where are you from? I'm not sure if #10697 has been released globally, but it seems to offer an incredible selection of basic bricks for a very reasonable price.

    I'm in the US.  I did not see this set on [email protected], but I could have missed it when it came out. I still have a good amount of basic bricks I have collected over many years but as my MOCs get larger I find that supply dwindling.  PAB is an option, but buying basic bricks in large quantities that way can get pricey. Depending on the color of the brick, BrickLink can also be expensive.   Creator sets like the Pet Shop offer a bountiful supply of of reddish brown and sand blue bricks that I can use to build my projects without breaking the bank.    I am glad Lego is offering a wide variety of different products that will appeal to everyone, but it is the basic bricks that is the backbone of most of my MOCs and keeps me collecting. 
    Amanda1983
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,352
    Still waiting on my dark age... but I'm starting to think it's never going to show up.

    Much like a UCS Serenity.

    My wife absolutely detests Lego.  And I detest dancing - so we are even.
    VorpalRyuAmanda1983
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Kids growing up and changing interest.  On it's own, I have never really cared about legos. My 3 kids enjoyed them, and I learned to enjoy spending time and sharing in their interest.
    Amanda1983
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    If we had to downsize and move to a much smaller house, this could keep me from buying more LEGO and require us to unload a lot of what we own. Most of us don't realize just how much LEGO we own and how much space it requires until the dreaded day we have to move. 
    Sethro377ncaachampsAmanda1983
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 533
    dougts said:
    ever decreasging amount/quality of deals/benefits to AFOLs
    I have no idea where this sense of entitlement is coming from, but I almost guarantee you that's wrong.  Lego doesn't owe you, or any of us anything.  If these are some of the leading reasons that you are a collector, I think you're in this hobby of the wrong reasons.
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  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    My bugbear is inconsistency in colour. I recently had a set that had THREE shades of yellow of the same brick in it?!?

    Probably not going to stop me but thought I'd have a moan here about it!
    Amanda1983
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    I think the biggest thing is over saturation and repetitative products.

    it is the same in all collectable areas, there are periods where the companies producing the items go through purple patches where they can do no wrong and then periods where they miss the mark, collectors tend to respond to that in the same way, over a lifetime of buying Lego there will be periods where you just have to have stuff and periods where you don't.

    the biggest driver away from a hobby is when a company tries to correct itself when it dips or misjudged its success and pushes the consumer to far (Hasbro with its modern SW figure line a few years ago made this mistake) and as a result people just don't want to spend hard earned cash on stuff they have seen before or isn't at the same quality threshold as before so they move onto other things.

    that would be he thing that would push me away from Lego as a hobby. I don't think that will happen anytime soon, but I am sure it will come at some point, it is inevitable really
    77ncaachampsTXLegoguyAmanda1983
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited November 2015
    dougts said:
    ever decreasging amount/quality of deals/benefits to AFOLs
    I have no idea where this sense of entitlement is coming from, but I almost guarantee you that's wrong.  Lego doesn't owe you, or any of us anything.  If these are some of the leading reasons that you are a collector, I think you're in this hobby of the wrong reasons.
    How are you drawing the line to entitlement?  I've only seen comments talking about bottom line pricing, whether that's as a result of sales, coupons, promotions or just a lower MSRP.  By your argument, are you saying that we all should be happy spending $300 on a modular, simply because that's what a true, card-carrying collector would?

    If Lego wants customers, they certainly do owe them something: reasonable prices on a quality product.
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  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 281
    I find the comments here puzzling. People would enter a dark age because Lego stops things like freebies and discounts? That seems odd to me. Sure, your dollar buys less Lego now than it did before, but would that make you leave the hobby entirely? As if there's some minimum rate of return on bricks added to the collection or else you can't take part at all.

    I mean, I get how you might feel like the company isn't treating you like you want, but is that the only thing that keeps you here?

    As a Canadian I'm used to getting the worst deals from Lego. We have neither the low prices of the US nor the deals that Europe gets. Example: AFOL day in Canada is 15% off all the regular sets. All the good sets are excluded: so no modulars, no UCS, no exclusives, basically none of the large sets at all. In Europe the discounts are higher and there are no exclusives, and when you factor in the pricing the deals can be really good (or bad, depending on your country).

    Not only does Lego offer us little in terms of sales, but our other toy retailers are pretty bad at discounts too. Essentially, Lego only goes on sale at 20% off max. Very rarely will you find a set discounted more than that. And never one of the exclusives - Lego has an agreement with all the stores that carry them.

    I don't like the situation. I complain to Lego about it: it's not a fully global market, but it's getting there. Customers are better informed and needlessly high prices put people off. But what it means is that I buy less Lego. I'll buy fewer sets, I'll wait for sales. If sets were cheaper I'd buy a lot more of them. But to stop buying them altogether? They'd have to become way more unaffordable.
    oldtodd33dougtskiki180703VorpalRyuAmanda1983
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    @Aanchir I agree with your statement that the main factor facing many AFOL's is can they afford more LEGO. Those of us who have children in their 20's know quite well how difficult it is for most of our sons and daughters to find stable employment that uses their skills, pays a living wage, and includes benefits, especially in the US. It seems that many college degrees including masters and doctorates don't come with higher salaries these days and may keep a company from hiring someone because the company does not want to pay more than 30KUSD a year regardless of education...even in an expensive city like NYC where my son and his family live. 

    Your comment hits home and makes me wonder how many in their twenties will be able to afford this hobby to the extent that older AFOL's have. Not only will the twenty somethings not have the extra cash to buy much LEGO, they will not have space for it if they can't afford a decent place to live. I see this as being a larger potential cause of Dark Ages behavior than most of the factors controlled by TLG. And it is sad because in the past children were expected to achieve a material standard of living better than their parents.(I am not saying that this should be our only goal in life, but we have to be able to afford the necessities before we have leftover funds for hobbies like LEGO.)

    If we limit factors leading to more Dark Ages to those controlled by TLG, most of the arguments advanced above sound reasonable. It just depends on which issues push your buttons and is a very subjective matter. Like many seniors, I an not too fond of most themes offered now, so that limits my buying along with the lack of space for more LEGO. Recognizing the fact that seniors buying for their own use are a small source of sales, this is not a major concern for TLG, which finds it major markets among younger populations. Of course, we grandparents do buy LEGO for our grandchildren, so our importance could increase over time as our share of personal wealth outweighs that of younger folks.  


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  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    dougts said:

    I'm not entitled to any of these things.  But LEGO used to provide them, and now they don't, so of course I'm going to feel a sense of loss 

    This is it exactly.  The relationship between AFOL and LEGO has changed and will continue to change.  What I see in this thread are many people recognizing that evolution and simply recognizing that there may come a point where they perceive their treatment to have changed sufficiently that they re-evaluate their continuation in a LEGO-love relationship.

    Answering the original question, for me the primary factors will be space and life events.
    Amanda1983
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,352
    SumoLego said:
    Still waiting on my dark age... but I'm starting to think it's never going to show up.

    Much like a UCS Serenity.

    My wife absolutely detests Lego.  And I detest dancing - so we are even.
    Actually, another round of Galidor-like nonsense would probably get me to throw in the towel.
    Amanda1983
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,911
    It is an evolution, probably mainly coming about due to the widespread popularity of lego. This then ties in many of the problems many of us feel with lego - less sales for us (discounts), less incentives (freebies), less interest in some cases (due to re-releases or similar sets), lower quality (rushed product design and/or manufacture) and everyone wants it / talks about it / creates news stories about it removing our "uniqueness" ("I used to like lego before it was so popular").


    dougtsAmanda1983
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,710
    If buying NEW sets was a requirement for being in a dark age, I'd have to say I'm still in one. Meanwhile, I have 6 18-gallon storage tubs full of largely unsorted parts I have bought over the past year from Craigslist and thrift stores and my grandson and I are having fun with it. The only way I see a dark age coming is if I actually was forced to sell off what I have to pay for real essentials like food and shelter.
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I'd say ever increasing prices and lack of quality for the price are the main contenders to keep me away from the hobby.

    I know I have definitely purchased less than I did a few years ago. I'm sure their popularity is through the roof so they can do whatever they want for a time, but hopefully one day it will bite them hard and things will change.

    I also agree about the CMF. I can't justify $4 each, but I still bought a full set, even figures I don't care for. It is an addiction + gotta have them all mentality that drives the sales. I need to skip a series just once and break that mentality and then I'll be okay.
    77ncaachampsAmanda1983
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I would say that there isn't really much that would completely end my love affair of the hobby. Even in my dark age when I thought I was way too cool to play with LEGO I still found excuses to sneak down the isle and drool over the sets I wish I was buying. I would say space is really my only limiting factor for the hobby and the main reason I have cut back.

    I also agree with the statement that people feel entitled to deals and discounts. They got used to them always being around. But that is the way of the world. Kids these days expect to go to college for whatever degree that want then fall right into a sweet job making more then their parents. The world doesn't work like that anymore. There are still tons of jobs out there. Most are not very glamorous but they feed the kids and pay the bills. The world is always looking for nurses and skilled labor. My father told me " As long as the world keeps eating , the world will need plumbers."
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,911
    edited November 2015
    Concerning the "entitled to deals and discounts". It is true that we had them in the past and now many of them are drying up (more in the US than elsewhere, but it is happening everywhere). As lego no longer needs to offer the discounts to sell sets, then they disappear. If that makes people buy less and maybe become less engaged with lego, then is that lego's fault or the fan's?

    What if it was something else we used to have that goes? For example, what if more bricks crack very easily, and AFOLs complained that the quality was worse than it used to be. It may be that as lego has had to step up production so much to cater for all the new fans, that they don't need to care so much about quality any more, it's speed they need to care about. It's quantity that matters, not quality. Most parents don't care if the odd few bricks or slopes in their kids lego sets crack. It still sells so lego makes its money. Are we still entitled to quality just because we used to have it?

    There is a corollary between the two. No discounts as lego keeps on selling anyway, so they aren't necessary. Less quality but faster production as lego keeps on selling anyway, so quality can slip*.

    * at least for now.
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskiAmanda1983
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    CCC said:
    If that makes people buy less and maybe become less engaged with lego, then is that lego's fault or the fan's?

    good post, I would only say that it isn't an issue of "fault" at all.  it's simply basic economics combined with human emotional cause and effect.

    "I get less brick for my $$ now than I used to, therefore I choose to spend less $$ on LEGO, and perhaps hold the company in slightly less regard due to business practices which I view as impacting me negatively"  no one is "at fault", it just is what it is.

    Far too often in life, and especially online, we are all looking for someone to "blame". But many times, all that is doing is putting the focus on the wrong things.  There is really no blame or fault here, just facts and opinions that derive from those facts.
    goshe7catwranglerTheBigLegoskiAmanda1983
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    CCC said:
    Concerning the "entitled to deals and discounts". It is true that we had them in the past and now many of them are drying up (more in the US than elsewhere, but it is happening everywhere). As lego no longer needs to offer the discounts to sell sets, then they disappear. If that makes people buy less and maybe become less engaged with lego, then is that lego's fault or the fan's?
    I agree with @dougts that neither side is really "at fault". That said, LEGO is the one selling a product. The responsibility is on LEGO to price their product in a way that best benefits them. If a lack of discounts or decrease in product value drives consumers away, it's certainly not the consumer's fault.
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,911
    Yes, fault is the wrong word, problem may be better.

    The point being are we entitled to the same product we are used to. Of course, quality could mean brick quality, quality of designs (just re-releasing old sets would probably still lead to sales) or quality of customer service (you broke / lost it, we aren't to blame, no replacements.)
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 598
    I never had a dark age, but I know I came close. If it wasn't for BIONICLE and Star Wars in the 2000s, then I would have definitely left Lego by the wayside in favor of other pursuits. I purchased a few sets from other themes over those years, but I wonder if I would have even been aware of them if BIONICLE and Star Wars weren't already there to anchor my awareness in Lego.

    Taking that experience into account, I can extrapolate the circumstances that might lead me to leave Lego collecting. First of all, Star Wars would have to take a serious nose-dive in set design, variety, and my own personal interest in the films themselves for me to walk away from the theme. "Cute-tification" of Lego persists, and Star Wars is not immune. Not to mention I have no idea how Disney will start pushing the saga once TFA comes out and does boffo business. The dollar signs and demographic data will roll in, and who knows how they will try to affect the flow of Star Wars to the masses. Lego will undoubtedly be affected, but I am optimistic things will be fine, unless crazy edicts like "No more UCS sets!" or "Star Wars 4 Juniors is the priority!" come through.

    Second, and unfortunately already coming true, BIONICLE has not come back the way I had hoped. Maybe I actually did outgrow it, but its newest incarnation doesn't "move" me the same way the 2001-2010 story and sets did. It's hard to accept, but even though everything doesn't add up (i.e. I like the CCBS system, but not how it was applied to BIONICLE), I have to concede that I'm just not interested in BIONICLE anymore aside from occasional curiosity (like the Tahu I bought earlier this year).

    However, something has filled the void left by BIONICLE...a lot of somethings. Modular buildings. Trains (I can finally afford them! Even the old 9V ones from my childhood). Architecture. Ideas. Individually, I do not get a lot from these themes. But combined, they're more than making up for BIONICLE's loss. Seems like the sky is the limit now for whatever can become a Lego set. So even if Star Wars drops off the map, I'd still actively follow and collect Lego so I don't miss out on some awesome set based on a book, movie, building, historical era, or TV series that enraptures me.

    Therefore, it seems even less unlikely that I could enter a dark age now. Lego would have to over-cute-ify everything, make poor set selections, and make new themes that do not appeal to me at all (a la the TV show themes, Ninjago, Chima, Nexo Knights, etc.). Finally, the death knell would probably be marriage at the same time. I only have a girlfriend now, and she is quite the distraction from all things, including Lego. I involve myself happily with her and spending time with her, so I can imagine anyone I choose to marry is going to get the lion's share of my attention and time, too. If Lego is pissing me off concurrently, then it will easy to see what will fall out of my life.

    But that is all in the future! Who knows what will actually happen?
    Amanda1983
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    •stickers - older sets are now looking shabby due to poor sticker quality - even the UCS plaque stickers are starting to curl. 
    I can help with that one. If you wash the pieces receiving the stickers first with acetone or soap and water (and then dry of course) when you put the stickers on they'll never peel off or curl. Something I learned building models as a kid. The stickers on those my parents still hang onto may as well have been painted on some three plus decades ago as opposed to being stickers.
    Amanda1983MaffyD
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    CCC said:
    If they want global consistency, they can raise US prices to match ours (exc taxes).
    Only if they can give global consistency in wages...
    VorpalRyuAmanda1983
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394

    youpunk said:

    The lack of basic bricks at a reasonable prices will definitely drive me out of collecting Lego.  Currently the Modular creator sets are the best way to get basic bricks in a good quantities at good prices.  As Lego continues to raise the prices with the Creator line and add more specialized pieces to these models will this continue to be the case? 

    Have you looked at the Classic line?
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,145
    I'm not sure anything else but the lack of time, space and money would do it for me. I am sure those above ingredients are all related to us in one fashion or another.  It's just a matter of what's the perfect balance and when does it tip over to the dark side.

    now, with that said. I do not foresee that tip coming anytime soon for me. I'm always trying to keep it all in line. I buy on sale, I disassemble before building something new and I always find time to carve out just enough for me to enjoy some building.
    Amanda1983
  • youpunkyoupunk Member Posts: 11
    waynegg said:

    youpunk said:

    The lack of basic bricks at a reasonable prices will definitely drive me out of collecting Lego.  Currently the Modular creator sets are the best way to get basic bricks in a good quantities at good prices.  As Lego continues to raise the prices with the Creator line and add more specialized pieces to these models will this continue to be the case? 

    Have you looked at the Classic line?

    I recently looked at the inventory of the some of the Classic Line sets.  I like that they give a wide range of colors of bricks.  Unfortunately, they don't  provide one color of bricks in large quantities.  For instance, I purchased multiple copies of Creator Family House 31012 (when Amazon had them at less than retail price) to get a significant stock of white bricks.  The Classic line seems like great starter sets but does not offer me the significant quantities I need.  
    dougtsAmanda1983
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,555
    it also seems a bit light in specialized bricks, like hinges, brackets, jumpers...
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Not at all trying to be cheeky, but classic LEGO didn't have a ton of specialized bricks. Perhaps that is what they are going for with the CLASSIC line of sets.
    Amanda1983
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    edited November 2015
    CCC said:

    What if it was something else we used to have that goes? For example, what if more bricks crack very easily, and AFOLs complained that the quality was worse than it used to be. It may be that as lego has had to step up production so much to cater for all the new fans, that they don't need to care so much about quality any more, it's speed they need to care about. It's quantity that matters, not quality. Most parents don't care if the odd few bricks or slopes in their kids lego sets crack. It still sells so lego makes its money. Are we still entitled to quality just because we used to have it?

    There is a corollary between the two. No discounts as lego keeps on selling anyway, so they aren't necessary. Less quality but faster production as lego keeps on selling anyway, so quality can slip*.

    * at least for now.
    I am absolutely in fear of this happening. This would pretty much do it for me, because LEGO would lose it's main appeal for me. I'm currently in a 'wait and see' mode right now, but I am still buying new sets, although at a reduced rate.

    This would be horribly short-sided for TLG to think like this. The only thing that sets LEGO apart from clone brands is quality. Quality of bricks, quality of designs, quality of instructions, etc. This is why most people who know the brand spend the extra money to buy genuine LEGO. This is their true value. They should be advancing this to maintain the gap, not allowing it to slip to increase short-term sales. The gap is closing whether we want to admit it or not. If a clone brand put some serious money toward set design, it could get ugly. Just my opinion...
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    I find it rather humorous of all the likes the "The Wife" post recieved.

    I went througha dark period for about a year almost a couple years ago. Liquidized 90% of my collection to fund another expensive hobby, muscle car. Ended up buying and selling two muscle cars and then refocused on rebuilding my collection. Took about a year to rebuild a majority of my collection. Was not able to fund another USC Falcon or SSDx2,  but thats ok...for now. Once done, bought another sports car and now working a balance to keep both at the moment. I guess whats helps is building MOCs, even though I do not have a lot of time to do it and when I do I usually end up doing something else.
    AllBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,352
    ^  I've got a SSD that I'd happily trade for a '69 Buick GS or a '68 Olds 442.

    (Stick shift, please!)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Perhaps there's a market for medium-term rental of expensive sets, or borrowing using them as collateral. One person gets the funds they need; the other gets an otherwise unaffordable set for a couple of years. And yes, I realise It's fraught with potential problems.
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    It's happening soon.

    DISNEYIFICATION of Lego.
    FollowsClosely
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923
    It's happening soon.

    DISNEYIFICATION of Lego.
    I really don't know what you mean. Do you mean there being Disney CMFs coming soon? I don't think that really changes anything. LEGO has had Disney sets and minifigures for YEARS (Duplo, Toy Story, Disney Princess, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even the old Fabuland-esque Mickey Mouse sets from the early naughts).

    It's bizarre that people seem to have this kind of apprehension at the prospect of next year's Disney minifigures. Brothers Brick even shared an article about a GIF of a drawing of a Mickey Mouse Duplo figure from Instagram and it got a lot of "Oh no!" comments even though it's a figure that's already in sets this year.
    Amanda1983
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Aanchir said:
    It's happening soon.

    DISNEYIFICATION of Lego.
    I really don't know what you mean. Do you mean there being Disney CMFs coming soon? I don't think that really changes anything. LEGO has had Disney sets and minifigures for YEARS (Duplo, Toy Story, Disney Princess, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even the old Fabuland-esque Mickey Mouse sets from the early naughts).

    It's bizarre that people seem to have this kind of apprehension at the prospect of next year's Disney minifigures. Brothers Brick even shared an article about a GIF of a drawing of a Mickey Mouse Duplo figure from Instagram and it got a lot of "Oh no!" comments even though it's a figure that's already in sets this year.
    Disney is everywhere.

    They've been in Lego sets in the past but an even larger share of Lego sets and shelf space is something I do not look forward to.

    Disney is wealthy enough to go make their own plastic bricks! lol
  • Sven_FSven_F CroatiaMember Posts: 17
    Lego's take on Afols is what brought me out so ending that  would likely put me back in the dark.  I am not liking the direction modulars are going, but I can still live with them.  It's frustrating to live in a country where [email protected] doesn't ship i feel like a neglected customer, my relationship with lego seems one directional and that's  never a healthy relationship. 
    77ncaachampsvwong19Amanda1983
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 939
    Aanchir said:
    It's happening soon.

    DISNEYIFICATION of Lego.
    I really don't know what you mean. Do you mean there being Disney CMFs coming soon? I don't think that really changes anything. LEGO has had Disney sets and minifigures for YEARS (Duplo, Toy Story, Disney Princess, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even the old Fabuland-esque Mickey Mouse sets from the early naughts).

    It's bizarre that people seem to have this kind of apprehension at the prospect of next year's Disney minifigures. Brothers Brick even shared an article about a GIF of a drawing of a Mickey Mouse Duplo figure from Instagram and it got a lot of "Oh no!" comments even though it's a figure that's already in sets this year.
    Disney is everywhere.

    They've been in Lego sets in the past but an even larger share of Lego sets and shelf space is something I do not look forward to.

    Disney is wealthy enough to go make their own plastic bricks! lol
    Yeah, because one of the biggest corporations on the planet starting their own clone brand would be GREAT for Lego...
    VorpalRyuAmanda1983
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    @lyichir I'm sure starting up would take too much capital, choosing to license with Lego is a cheaper and still profitable route. But it has its limitations.
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    My answer - somehow losing my collection. Would never go through the nightmare to rebuild it again and find a motivation to start over without all of my precious retired sets :(
    Thanos7577ncaachampskiki180703LegoboyGoldchainsSumoLegocatwranglerAmanda1983
  • CropsCrops Member Posts: 9
    Stickers are the reason I'll stop collecting. I refuse to buy any set that contains them and it just seems that more and more of the sets I'd like to have bought contain stickers 
    LegoboyCircleKAmanda1983
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited November 2015
    Crops said:
    Stickers are the reason I'll stop collecting. I refuse to buy any set that contains them and it just seems that more and more of the sets I'd like to have bought contain stickers 
     I hear you. I don't pass completely on sets with stickers, but I never put them on. The only exception will be the Mystery Machine when I finally build it. A fact that may cause it to rot in the box forever. 
    Toc13Amanda1983
  • richselbyrichselby Member Posts: 80
    edited November 2015
    Storage! We plan to get our loft converted into a proper bedroom. My Lego collection will be the principal victim.  I don't know about a new Dark Age, but my ability to collect will be rather curtailed. Will have to operate a strict one-in one-out policy, just like a pub on New Year's Eve.

    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    I understand the sticker issue, but it is not enough to push me out of the Lego hobby :) I simply make a high quality scan of every sticker sheet before building and applying. Store these scans locally in my PC at home and upload them to a cloud storage as well. A good printer is not expensive to reproduce them later, the only issue might be transparent stickers, but according to my experience those are not problematic and once applied they can stay there virtually forever. Hell, you can even 3D print a better track system (more radius available etc.) for trains these days, so why not to 2D print stickers ;)
    catwranglerAmanda1983
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    SumoLego said:
    ^  I've got a SSD that I'd happily trade for a '69 Buick GS or a '68 Olds 442.

    (Stick shift, please!)
    @SumoLego nothing that old. I have a 13 RS3. 
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