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Is there someone who's not into LEGO Star Wars?

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  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    ^ That's why I unearthed this thread and merged these comments into it. :o)
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Ah, didn't realize it was a merger. :-D
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    We have very few Star Wars sets. I personally love Star Wars, but I find most of the sets very ship based, and for me that gets old fast .
    The sets the spark my interest are Battle at Endor, or the Hoth Wampa cave. I find far more playability with those.
    My son does not have much interest in it. I suspect it is for the same reason.
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    I have a few Star Wars sets.
    I wouldn't consider myself into it though.
    I love the first three original movies (A new Hope - Return of the Jedi) I just did not want to start getting into MORE series to collect.
    I have picked up TWO sets only and that's Luke's Landspeeder, and Slave One.
    I do want the new X-Wing though!!
  • roperroper Member Posts: 21
    I have got back into lego through star wars,i built half a ucs falcon about a year ago before the person who had it had to go,i cant really see anything else on the market that interests me apart from the super heroes line.
    I suppose it depends if you want to play or display the sets,for younger children i don't
    think they have much play value compared to city/other sets
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I am 100% not into LEGO Star Wars.

    I've never been a huge SW fan outside of LEGO, and I just feel overwhelmed with the scope and cost of the line. Basically it's a path I don't want to take that first step down.

  • DaddyWhaleDaddyWhale Member Posts: 130
    edited January 2012
    I just am not into the LEGO Star Wars sets, even though the UCS sets have piece counts that I find attractive. I love the original movie trilogy though. The Star Wars LEGO sets may be chock full of things. But they don't appeal to me aesthetically or as engineering (like the Technic flagships do).

    I just find sets like the modulars, IFS, EN, Grand Carousel, Unimog, etc so much more interesting.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    OK, at the risk of ressurecting a long-dead thread, I ran across this and thought it might interest those of you awaiting (fools!) the live-action Star Wars series. If it's to be believed, here's the title and premise for the show.

    http://tv.ign.com/articles/121/1216139p1.html
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,984
    much fear and anger I sense in you @prof1515. The path to the darkside this is. hate leads to anger, anger leads to pain, pain leads to megablocks. As yoda says
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited March 2012
    ?

    Perhaps I should have put a ;-) after the "fools". ;-P
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    ^^ That's funny. :o)
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    It's hard not to get into Star Wars. The franchise has spanned for many generations. But if I had to reduce sets to clear space, Star Wars would probably go out first.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    I have absolutely no interest in SW. City all the way (and some miscellaneous themes as well)
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    I've never had any interest in the films or the theme. The UCS interests me for pure display purposes, but I prefer other themes that are out there.
  • TheBigGuyTheBigGuy New ZealandMember Posts: 69
    edited March 2012
    I have to say, I find it disappointing that in a thread dedicated to LEGO Star Wars people found it necessary to rubbish the films themselves. This isn't the first time I have noticed this in a thread about LEGO Star Wars.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    I have to say, I find it disappointing that in a thread dedicated to LEGO Star Wars people found it necessary to rubbish the films themselves. This isn't the first time I have noticed this in a thread about LEGO Star Wars.
    Really? You found that surprising? The topic gets brought up in anything Star Wars related.

  • TheBigGuyTheBigGuy New ZealandMember Posts: 69
    edited March 2012

    Really? You found that surprising? The topic gets brought up in anything Star Wars related.

    Not surprising, disappointing. I no longer find it surprising that it gets brought up in anything Star Wars related.

    I personally love Star Wars but would be the first to admit that the movies aren't great (OT & PT) and I respect the opinions of those who dislike the movies and specifially the PT. But I am disappointed that Star Wars can't be discussed without someone having a go at Lucas and/or pointing how much the movies (especially the PT) suck and explaining in great detail (or referring to websites that do so) exactly why they suck. In a discussion that is talking about Star Wars but not specifically the movies, it seems to me to be unnecessary.

    I realise I am being naive to expect it not to be brought up but it doesn't change the fact I am disappointed everytime I see it.
  • KillerSpinnerKillerSpinner Member Posts: 1
    I remember when I first saw a Star Wars set. I thought it was stupid. My 8 yr old boy has me into it now. LOL He has me looking for a good price on an 8017 (Vader's Tie)
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,984
    edited March 2012
    Ha perhaps so @prof1515 it came across as you were rather cynical about a new tv series. I seem to remember reading somewhere that you dislike the clone wars as well so didnt think you would be pro new series.
    Personally I want theholiday special in lego. Now that is a good film.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    To reply to the OP, I don't mind watching the movies as I do like my Sci Fi, shows like Star Trek and Stargate are amongst my fav but the Lego theme just does not float by boat and don't own a single set and don't plan on. This does not mean the sets are badly designed but for me they do not do anything for me.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,086
    Killerspinner: 8017 was my first set. Saw it in Las Vegas whilst on holiday for $20 (i'm from the UK), bought one for novelty value as it was $2:£1 when we went, and this was a £30 set back home, making it a 66% discount. I bought a few other things OT, but not many and the then over the last year i've probably spent close to £800 on various stuff to fill out the computer room, most things bought at decent discount (all OT).
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    I am cynical about the new series because the prequels have hardly left a good taste in my mouth and the Clone Wars movie was the worst thing I've seen in decades. When a film can make Episode I look like Oscar material, that's pretty bad.

    Ultimately, I think it's time Star Wars died. It's a dead horse and it's time to stop beating money out of it.
  • pvancil27pvancil27 Member Posts: 588
    I am cynical about the new series because the prequels have hardly left a good taste in my mouth and the Clone Wars movie was the worst thing I've seen in decades. When a film can make Episode I look like Oscar material, that's pretty bad.

    Ultimately, I think it's time Star Wars died. It's a dead horse and it's time to stop beating money out of it.
    The reason it doesnt die is its not beating money out of it, money pours from it. If you really want to make the argument that the Prequals and now Clone Wars were made specifically for merchandizing then you'd have a very interesting argument, and one that I could see as valid.

    Star Wars Merch sells and that just bothers some people. The way some people react on here as if the SW lic has somehow stomped out all other legos is insane.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited March 2012
    ^I love some of the ship designs from Star Wars and I like a whole variety (depending on what designs grab me and what my son is into) of Lego model kits out there too....but as we all know, Star Wars saved Lego. Just the way it is. And I look forward to some of the new Star Wars sets...especially Jabba's Palace.
    I always thought Lego afficionados would love Star Wars even if they didn't collect because of how it helped Lego.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,984
    @prof1515 Actually I do agree with what you say; it needs a rest especially the EU as it I think has lost its way a bit. the clone wars movie was god awful but the TV series has picked up and some episodes are gold, although sorry bringing Darth Maul back?!?. As a collector I do hope they stop making more stuff. Just so that i can catch up with stuff (although the resale market will explode.)

    I dont think it will however when you look at the size of the market for fans and with younger fans coming through toy makers will always see a profit their but if CW stops and they dont make any new tv serie they will have a lull.

    ^you would think so but not always I mean the conlib coalition are kinda doing stuff they have to, to lower the deficit but I still dont like them. Same for lego and even I am disappointed by the quality of some of the summer and winter sets
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    As interesting as it is to debate the pros and cons of SW film/tv quality people should remember that the true target audience for the PT or CW stuff can't contribute to the conversation - because they are all under 16... (ok the people who were 10 in 1999 can.) The truth is nothing Lucas has made since 1999 has been aimed at the 'fan generation', sure he doesn't want to alienate them/us but he has stated many times that he was trying to make films (and subsequently shows) for a new generation of fans and too that end he has succeeded. My 4 year old can rattle off the names of half a hundred SW characters already. And I know other you children that can barely spell their own names but can tell you everything and anything you care to know about the clone wars. The simple reason SW continues to roll on is the target audience (kids) love it, yes it makes a lot of people a lot of money but when children learn the names of Yoda et al before they can even read or write you truly begin to understand the power the brand has within popular youth culture, simply put it will always be here, hence the new 10 year extension Lego just signed with Lucas.
    As for people of a certain age (of which I include myself) having a pop at the new stuff, it is only natural, we tend to look at new SW and try to compare it to old SW and ultimately nothing new will ever compare to the first time we saw SW in the cinema (or on TV) as impressionable youths (sadly the first I saw SW in the cinema was 1997 as I was only 1 in 1976), but if you actively try to remember that when watching the films now they really aren’t that bad, dialogue is a bit ropy and the acting a bit stiff (no change from the OT there then) but the effects and the operatic style drama still come through in a strong and enjoyable way. And as for the CW, it’s a cartoon, one I think is very enjoyable (including the film in 2007) but as a man in his 30’s watching a kids cartoon I don’t think I can throw stones at that one.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    I like Lego Star Wars.. But I think the movies are terrible, and the cartoon is even worse. Only SW movie I even half liked was Return of the Jedi.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    It's very easy to pick out the warts on this beauty. So when I think of Starwars, I try my best to forget the details (stiff acting, horrible script, etc.) and try to remember the story & ambiance, the feelings I had when first watching the OT. The boundless universe, exotic landscape and characters, and feeling like the future was bright and open.

    Much like the feelings I have when playing with Lego nowadays. It is to remind me of a happier time long long ago... not to dwell on the miserable details of today. So cast aside all ill feelings for Lucas & his poor directorial skills and enjoy the ride that is Lego Starwars.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    It's always been about the vehicles for me in Star Wars (and clone troopers). Some hate the Clone Wars series but I personally like just because clone croopers get more development and vehicles are showcased that would have never been in the movies.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    I like the films but the Lego sets, aside from a few of the ships and the Death Star leave me wanting. They're also extremely overpriced.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    I know it may be a faux pas to comment on a thread without reading it first, but I saw this title and just had to say: ME!! My son is six and he thinks Lego created Star Wars rather than the other way around. I am left all but totally cold by the movie themed Legos, all of them, yes: LotR, Star Wars, PotC, etc etc. I prefer Lego sets that can stand on their own without all the odious "tie-ins." I never watch movies, so... That being said, I really really want 6211 Star Destroyer because... I mean, LOOK at it!!
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    For a fan SW is probably great, but I'm also one who does not like or collect SW. I have one set, the 7631 but it is still in the box waiting. Probably because the theme has too much flying objects and few houses or groundbases.
  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    @Gime

    HERETIC!!!

    BURN HIM!!!!!!!
  • coachiecoachie South WalesMember Posts: 476
    @BrickDancer Wow, just read this thread from the beginning and couldn't agree more with both your points. A good place to sign this one off methinks.
  • fyrmedhattfyrmedhatt Member Posts: 128
    No matter what one might think of Star Wars and Star Wars Lego, it has done two very important things for our favorite toy company:

    First Star Wars alongside with Bionicle were the only two profitable themes in the dark years of the early 2000's (even if mostly so in years when a prequel was released), and helped Lego pull through. I also think Star Wars helped Lego keep faith in normal minifigure sets.

    Secondly, LSW saved the Lego build. In a time when Lego was degenerating into 4+ and juniorization, LSW showed that Lego sets could have interesting and complex builds and still be popular. Looking at sets from 2002 and 2003, LSW outshines the other themes in how interesting and complicated the models are, even at minifig scale. Without it, I don't know if we would have seen the revival of Lego from 2005 onwards.


    I completely see why people aren't enthused by LSW though, it's more expensive and there are many very interesting and original themes out there.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Moi, i, nor my hubby, are interested in the Star Wars sets as a theme. Having said that there are some sets I'd like to build simply based on their size and design. I admit we will buy the upcoming R2-D2, simply because he's one of the few SW characters I adore. Now if they'd do a good size C-3pio to go with him!
  • aaron7aaron7 Member Posts: 4
    I as well have no interest in the Star Wars sets. For one, I've never been into the franchise either (haven't even seen the movies!) and I also don't care for Lego newer than 2000 or so. :)
  • veritas313veritas313 Member Posts: 80
    I think it's easier if you're not into the films to not be into LSW. I've gotten back into lego over the last 4 years and there are far too many other sets to buy, build and enjoy to ever contemplate buying any star wars sets. But I respect others love with these sets as they do look awesome. The lego group certainly know how to make the best out of their packaging - but I think I'll keep that for a new thread.....!
  • mnbvcmnbvc Member Posts: 139
    I love Lego and I appreciate what SW has done for the brand, but I have no interest in seeing the films (much to the horror of my friends) and no interest in the sets. Obviously, I understand that they're great Lego representations of the vehicles and scenes in the films, but as a non-watcher...it's all just very grey!

    Still, anything that makes money and keeps the company going so they can be adventurous in other themes is good in my book. :)
  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    It's very easy to pick out the warts on this beauty. So when I think of Starwars, I try my best to forget the details (stiff acting, horrible script, etc.) and try to remember the story & ambiance, the feelings I had when first watching the OT. The boundless universe, exotic landscape and characters, and feeling like the future was bright and open.

    Much like the feelings I have when playing with Lego nowadays. It is to remind me of a happier time long long ago... not to dwell on the miserable details of today. So cast aside all ill feelings for Lucas & his poor directorial skills and enjoy the ride that is Lego Starwars.
    Couldn't agree with you more. Well said sir!
  • MultiversalMultiversal Member Posts: 29

    I'm not into Lego Star Wars at all. Of course, I'm willing to buy a SW set if it's reasonably priced compared to regular set prices, but most of them needs to be half off to be so. I wouldn't consider buying a SW set for its storyline significance. If anything, perhaps to have a minifig of a particular actor (Ewan Mcgregor is the only one that comes to mind from Star Wars, though).

  • HoltonHolton Member Posts: 4
    Personally, I love the Star Wars sets and have quite a big collection. My daughter is also a fan of Star Wars but the lack of 'impulse' sets means she cannot afford to buy any sets with her pocket money. This for me is the big issue.

    She gets to touch my UCS Imperial Shuttle with strict supervision but that's it. Even the simpler Clone Wars sets (which I hate, but she loves) are out of pocket money range and require a birthday or Christmas to get.
  • TownTown Member Posts: 68
    I collected the 3 3/4" Kenner and Hasbro toys, the vintage and the new stuff, but never got a single Lego SW set.

    When I realized what a racket the action figures are, coupled with the disappointing release of Episode 1, I was just done.
  • muffenmanmuffenman Member Posts: 75
    edited May 2012
    Hey

    So I was doing the monthly check down and dusting of my collection & in doing so was thinking who are the dedicated collectors of SW Lego? or just those who Love the SW line! And what you got in your collection.

    Fav set, Fiq, ect

    As I re-sort out my shelf I thought I would all so share my collection, I am more of a Fig type of collectore and have 150 Different fiq (inc character varents) so will upload a few photos as I do it :)



  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    I can be added to the list of people that are entirely disinterested in Star Wars. I may even take that a step further and state that I feel the Star Wars theme sucks resources from the Lego design team who could otherwise create sets in which I might be more interested. Selfish, I know. However, at the same time, I cannot ignore that partially because of the success of the Star Wars theme, Lego is currently a healthy company and is therefore able to produce a great number of sets that satisfy people of many interests. So in the end, the Star Wars theme is a necessary evil (from my perspective).

    Sometimes I wish I was into Star Wars. That way, I would have so many more sets to buy and enjoy building! Of course, I would be poorer, too, so maybe things are good the way they are...
  • thorniethornie Member Posts: 245
    I, like most am only a fan of the original trilogy. I think the other 3 films were just awful. I also have no interest in the expanded universe stuff that has come about from the cartoons, video games, etc etc. Being a child of the 80s, I've also seen those first three movies over 1000 times and have been burnt out on Star Wars for a very long time.

    As a collector, I choose not to collect SW sets. There are a few I would love to have, but they are only the classic ones like the x-wing, MF, and tie fighter. I almost bought the Death Star recently, but had to keep myself from doing so. I'd much rather use that money to buy the new Monster Fighters sets.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Clone Wars sets got me back into Lego... Exo Force almost did, as i love the mecha, and i always liked looking at the Star Wars sets in store for ten years, but Clone Wars (Anakins' Y-Wing) was my first post dark ages purchase. Hadn't played Lego since the eighties... So for me Star Wars is cool, but Clone Wars is awesome!
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,301
    I'm another that likes SW, but has no interest in Lego SW. I have some smaller sets, but not much. I prefer the Creator themes, will probably get a LOTR or two and I'm even kinda liking some of the Friends stuff.

    That said... I do like the SW minifigures and some of the more expensive SW builds. That R2 looks amazing... and if I had the money to get a Millennium Falcon or Death Star I probably would. I guess that's part of the problem, a lot of the sets that are at my price point just aren't very interesting to me but the ones that I do like are too much!
  • StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
    I'm not into Lego Star Wars. I was given some for Christmas a few years back and I just couldn't warm to them. I ended up selling them on Bricklink. Sorry, but I just prefer home-grown Lego space sets.
  • kkskks Member Posts: 60
    I like/love the movies, bad ( very bad in the case of Hayden Christiansen) acting and all, but I have seen Star Wars as a slippery slope in Lego collecting and until now avoided it. I like big sets like modulars, Tower Bridge, Taj Mahal, etc. although I do buy smaller city sets to do with my daughters. I am just now building my first Star Wars set, Imperial Shuttle. It is a complicated build and will be an impressive display piece, the problem is now I want other UCS sets as well as some other OT ships. I also want more Star Wars minfigures, so I am sliding down the slope.
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