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  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 587
    Fizyx said:

    -Modular town layouts where the builder just tiles over the studded part of the roadplate adjacent to the Modular building, thereby creating a ridiculously massive sidewalk, look just as bad as Modular town layouts where the studs are left exposed. Either build the building in such a way to incorporate the roadplate underneath the building's sidewalk, or build your own roads without roadplates at all. 
    I get around this by using dark red tiles to make a cycle path.


    This is actually a really great solution and looks awesome imo!

    Thanks. The only problem I have is finding 1x1 tiles in dark red to fill the gaps between the white lines!
    560HeliportFizyx
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    JRBricks said:
    My unpopular opinion...I absolutely love the Jurassic Park T. Rex rampage set. I guess a lot of fans were upset that it wasn’t a visitor center, and that the T. Rex was too big, etc., but this set is such a great display piece, was a fun build, and the Rex is awesome. 
    This!! I couldn't understand the backlash, I think it looks fantastic and I hope to have it one day.

    In a similar vein, I didn't think Assault on Hoth was that bad and I think the door build looks fantastic actually. I think had it not been for the UCS badge on the box, it would have had a pretty warm reception. I think it's pretty ridiculous how worked up some people get over a tiny, insignificant badge on a box.

    I'm glad this thread has had such a great response and I'm not the only one with such controversial opinions!
    panchox1560HeliportFizyxMr_Cross
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 246
    My "unpopular opinion" is that Lego should keep pumping out Star Wars sets, both new models and remakes, as much as it ever has.
    560HeliportSirBrickalotOfLegoautolycusThe_Rancorstarwars4ever
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    I keep thinking of hot takes...

    I've touched on this before but YouTubers like just2good and MandrProductions do not deserve their platform, especially the latter one. The entitlement and bratty behaviour from Ryan consistently puts me off his videos. I actually do enjoy some of his content but he always lets himself down by inserting a comment that makes him seem so spoilt. Just2good is less problematic, but what bothers me is that in his reviews he only ever seems to be concerned with the exclusivity of figures over anything else.

    I'm sure they're nice guys in person but the way they come across in their videos is so unlikeable.
    560HeliportRedbullgivesuwindklintonpxchrislkliment2MynattBrickByBrickAyliffe
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 541
    What if...UCS...polybags (excluding collectable minifigs).

    *runs away with a kerpew and a puff of cartoon dust*
    560Heliport
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,266
    ^ What, like an Ares or Giant Man version of Darth Revan? I’m on board!
    560Heliportandhe
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 149
    I hate to admit it, but I wasn't that big a fan of The LEGO Movie.  The animation was great and there are a lot of neat Easter eggs, but I don't approve of the kid being the "hero" of the movie for wrecking his Dad's creations. 

    I also found the Benny and Unikitty characters to be annoying.  
    560Heliport
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,899
    Modular town layouts where the builder just tiles over the studded part of the roadplate adjacent to the Modular building, thereby creating a ridiculously massive sidewalk, look just as bad as Modular town layouts where the studs are left exposed. 
    Agreed!  I also believe the sidewalk is too narrow and lazily tiling over the roadplate is too wide - so I split the difference and build along the seam.  It's inconvenient and actually makes the buildings non-modular...
    Huw said:
    LEGO needs to ditch Star Wars altogether and go back to original space themes.
    !
    daewoo said:
    Lego has been and is being run by hypocrites.  Their stances on petroleum (without which they wouldn't exist)...
    There is a difference between austentatiously bathing in oil, tacitly acknowledging oil, and actively trying to distance oneself from oil.  I'm not sure what the best approach is.  Probably not the former or the latter.

    I like this topic!

    (My normal criticisms still apply.)
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 604
    Fizyx said:

    -Modular town layouts where the builder just tiles over the studded part of the roadplate adjacent to the Modular building, thereby creating a ridiculously massive sidewalk, look just as bad as Modular town layouts where the studs are left exposed. Either build the building in such a way to incorporate the roadplate underneath the building's sidewalk, or build your own roads without roadplates at all. 
    I get around this by using dark red tiles to make a cycle path.


    This is actually a really great solution and looks awesome imo!


    Now that is something I haven't seen before done, and I'll admit, it looks pretty good and a valid (in my opinion) solution to the dilemma I addressed.
    Mr_Cross560HeliportTh1nDieselSumoLego
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 541
    That leads to the question of what's yall's opinions on tiling over studs in general like on floors or other baseplates?
    560Heliport
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 2,041
    I keep thinking of hot takes...

    I've touched on this before but YouTubers like just2good and MandrProductions do not deserve their platform, especially the latter one. The entitlement and bratty behaviour from Ryan consistently puts me off his videos. I actually do enjoy some of his content but he always lets himself down by inserting a comment that makes him seem so spoilt. Just2good is less problematic, but what bothers me is that in his reviews he only ever seems to be concerned with the exclusivity of figures over anything else.

    I'm sure they're nice guys in person but the way they come across in their videos is so unlikeable.
    100% agree. I would put them all in a sack and then hit them with sticks and not care who got hit the most. Everything is SUPER RARE or massively clickbait and it is really annoying. 
    klintonMr_CrossSirBrickalotOfLego560HeliportFizyxSumoLegoMynattsnowhitie
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,226
    I dunno about that other guy, but literally every video I've tried to watch from that just2good guy (admittedly, not that many) featured an incorrect assembly and/or complete ignorance of the model's action features. And his spastic manhandling of the models in an effort to demonstrate percieved fragility is beyond grating. I get the feeling that he just churns out the videos for clicks with little interest in the set most of the time.
    On a related note, it literally makes my skin crawl every time someone quotes one of these "youtuber's" opinions as carrying any sort of weight. I see it all the time on the main page: "So and so said this about X set, and now I think I like/hate it!". The videos are an interesting way to view a set you're excited for but you've not yet acquired, but it really needs to be done with the volume off. I couldn't possibly care less what someone who slaps together every set under the sun in a frantic effort to generate views has to say about yet another set. Their opinions are so far removed from an actual consumer experience, it's completely absurd. I suupose if I was oblidged to build constantly in order to make a living, I'd likely be ridiculously critical about minutiæ too. Hahaha.
    SirBrickalotOfLegoRedbullgivesuwindBumblepants560Heliportvanvonfullcatwrangler
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 425
    MandR has it tough guys. He's still shaken up by the time Target wouldn't sell him a set before release. Probably one of the few times someone told him no in his life. One thing that sticks out with me is the glee he took when The Brick Show got taken down. I was never a fan of them but to do a video being happy about them being taken down is a bit warped.
    SirBrickalotOfLegoRedbullgivesuwindBumblepantsMr_Cross560HeliportFizyxLego_Lord_Mayorca
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    MandR has it tough guys. He's still shaken up by the time Target wouldn't sell him a set before release. Probably one of the few times someone told him no in his life. One thing that sticks out with me is the glee he took when The Brick Show got taken down. I was never a fan of them but to do a video being happy about them being taken down is a bit warped.
    Yeah I remember the video of him explaining his visit to Target, you could see he clearly had tears in his eyes over not getting a set like a week early. he proceeded to show the other sets he got early from other stores to support himself?? 

    I think he's since deleted that video, rightfully so.
    Mr_Cross560HeliportCharmiefcbAyliffe
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203
    edited July 2020
     I have a LEGO brick, I have lots of LEGO.
    That is not strictly correct according to their guidelines. You have a LEGO brick and you have lots of LEGO bricks, not lots of LEGO. LEGO should only be used as an adjective and not as a noun ...

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/legal/notices-and-policies/fair-play/
    560HeliportmsandersAstrobricks
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,001
    Always a noun :)

    LEGO = The LEGO Company
    LEGO = one or more bricks made by the the LEGO company
    Speedman29560HeliportMr_CrossmsandersNateMN2020The_RancorCyberdragonLego_Lord_Mayorcabrickventures
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,026
    This one is only going to be unpopular to our friends across the pond....its LEGO (LEG-O) not LAAAAAY-GO, not LAAAAYGOES not LEG-A. LEGO, LEG then OH. LEGO. There is no differnet word for the plural. I have a LEGO brick, I have lots of LEGO.
    Well, you folks put an extra "i" (and therefore an extra syllable) in aluminum, so... ;)
    CyberdragonLego_Lord_MayorcaPolyphemusgmonkey76sklambdavetheoxygenman
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,532
    This one is only going to be unpopular to our friends across the pond....its LEGO (LEG-O) not LAAAAAY-GO, not LAAAAYGOES not LEG-A. LEGO, LEG then OH. LEGO. There is no differnet word for the plural. I have a LEGO brick, I have lots of LEGO.
    Well, you folks put an extra "i" (and therefore an extra syllable) in aluminum, so... ;)
    Yes, along with the rest of the world, bar USA and Canada... ;-)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium
    560HeliportSirBrickalotOfLegoMr_CrossSumoLegoandhe
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,026
    Instead of "Legos" or "Lego bricks", why don't we just call them what they are: caltrops.
    MaffyDAstrobricksTheOriginalSimonBCyberdragonJudgeChucksklamb
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203
    Caltrops or calthrops ...? :-)



    JudgeChuckdrlmiles1
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,026
    Darn you, darn you to heck!
    Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,340
    MaffyD said:
    Lego town and city dioramas featuring the everyday lives of minifigs going about their business and all the sets that showcase that same thing are boring and I find them uninteresting to look at and dull to play with.

    I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly... part of the reason I sold off my Modulars a while back was that I was tired of my LEGO room looking like every other AFOL room I walked into, and that after the initial posing of the minifigs and vehicles, there wasn’t much play value in having a Modular row set up.  I do appreciate the design and creativity of the sets, but my preference has moved on to creating my own builds and collecting vintage sets from when I was younger...
    Mr_Cross560HeliportBumblepantsMaffyDFizyxSumoLegoNateMN2020GothamConstructionCo
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 323
    This one is only going to be unpopular to our friends across the pond....its LEGO (LEG-O) not LAAAAAY-GO, not LAAAAYGOES not LEG-A. LEGO, LEG then OH. LEGO. There is no differnet word for the plural. I have a LEGO brick, I have lots of LEGO.
         I do hear laygos all the time in the US, there's other words I've heard said with an extra s at the end a lot but can't think of any at the moment.
        Also people names over here, specifically Craig being pronounced Creg but also Graham pronounced as Gram and Aaron as A-ron. Adolf as A-dolf too but that name doesn't come up quite as often as the others.
     
    560Heliport
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 442
    I don’t care if Lego don’t realise every major character related to an IP - I’m interested in the build and the bricks, minifigures are set dressing at most! 
    560HeliportCharmiefcbdrdavewatford
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,086
    This one is only going to be unpopular to our friends across the pond....its LEGO (LEG-O) not LAAAAAY-GO, not LAAAAYGOES not LEG-A. LEGO, LEG then OH. LEGO. There is no differnet word for the plural. I have a LEGO brick, I have lots of LEGO.
    Ok, here goes. <gulp> I grew up saying Lee-go 🤪
    560HeliportBumblepantsKungFuKennyandhesklambmak0137davetheoxygenman
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 246
    That leads to the question of what's yall's opinions on tiling over studs in general like on floors or other baseplates?
    I appreciate smooth, studless builds when the smoothness arises from the building techniques.  Just tiling over every exposed stud is tacky and ugly.  I appreciate tiled floors and sidewalks in modular buildings because the elaborate floors are one of the defining features of the buildings compared to simple City structures, but I don't like tiles on everything for their own sake.  For instance, a lot of people will cover all the studs on a Millennium Falcon set with tiles and call the result studless, and I don't like that at all.
    560HeliportFizyx
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 182
    edited July 2020
    I'm not too thrilled about the exposure this guy received on GMA for his "Epic" display.
    The guy actually lives very close to me.  I don't know the guy.  I have nothing against him.  Don't get me wrong, it's a nice collection.  I want some of those myself.  But it's just stock LEGO sets arranged in Disney layout.  There are soooooo many other more deserving folks with fantastic and yes, truly "epic" layouts (I'm not one of them) that deserve to be recognized.
    Oh and it hasn't ended.  He's going to be on The Kelly Clarkson Show today (7/8).  I guess it's good for Lego exposure.  Maybe this is a "start small" and we can get a truly "epic" display to go viral and get on these shows to really impress people.
    For anyone that might have trouble with the link above, here's the link to the Youtube video that went viral and landed him the attention:
    bpk2300560HeliportKungFuKennyTkattdatsunrobbieBrickByBrick
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,266
    edited July 2020
    MaffyD said:
    Lego town and city dioramas featuring the everyday lives of minifigs going about their business and all the sets that showcase that same thing are boring and I find them uninteresting to look at and dull to play with.

    I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly... part of the reason I sold off my Modulars a while back was that I was tired of my LEGO room looking like every other AFOL room I walked into...
    I knew there was a good reason I staved off modulars in the first place!

    My main room is a weird mix of SW UCS, Roller Coaster, Old Fishing Store, Architecture sets and my fairly extensive SW minifig display. 

    Regarding “...its LEGO (LEG-O) not LAAAAAY-GO, not LAAAAYGOES not LEG-A. LEGO, LEG then OH. LEGO.” from Speedman, someone said this to one of the Danish hosts on the inside tour and they said ‘Lay-go’ is actually closer to how the Danish say it in their pronunciation - so depends on how authentic you want to go.

    I’d find it odd if you couldn’t use the Lego plural the same way as ‘sheep’ though.
    KungFuKenny
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,226
    I really don't like tiled floors and walkways. I like to pick sets up and revisit thier interiors, and it's a full pain when all the people and accessories go flying every time. I need studs to attach stuff to so that it's a static display. It looks fine enough, I suppose, but I've never minded studs on Lego models. I can't say they've ever bothered me.
    560Heliport
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,899
    Redbullgivesuwind said:
    I would put them all in a sack and then hit them with sticks and not care who got hit the most.
    With or without the Child?  And would there be cats in this bag as well??
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,899
    Lego_Lord_Mayorca said:
    ...solution to the dilemma...
    My current configuration - slightly wider sidewalks.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyMr_CrossBumblepantsjason1976Lego_Lord_Mayorcasklambmak0137
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,899
    MaffyD said:
    Lego town and city dioramas featuring the everyday lives of minifigs going about their business and all the sets that showcase that same thing are boring and I find them uninteresting to look at and dull to play with.
    Must've had a bad experience at a juice bar.  Or at a lighthouse.
    iwybsKungFuKennyMaffyD
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 186
    I keep thinking of hot takes...

    I've touched on this before but YouTubers like just2good and MandrProductions do not deserve their platform, especially the latter one. The entitlement and bratty behaviour from Ryan consistently puts me off his videos. I actually do enjoy some of his content but he always lets himself down by inserting a comment that makes him seem so spoilt. Just2good is less problematic, but what bothers me is that in his reviews he only ever seems to be concerned with the exclusivity of figures over anything else.

    I'm sure they're nice guys in person but the way they come across in their videos is so unlikeable.
    Don’t know if you saw Ryan’s recent vlog from Brickworld a couple years back where he goes to the storage unit – I’m in that video. I’m the one who brought them (one is a friend from high school) there in the first place. He was a nice guy I’d say, even if lacking some social skills. here were a couple other YouTubers there from RebelLUG. Perhaps they think I’m either stupid and/or live under a rock, but I did not appreciate some of their comments I saw afterwards. But I agree, while I respect the business aspect of LEGO YouTubers in that their collection literally pays for itself, but using that as a means to flaunt seems slightly immature.
    560HeliportFizyxSirBrickalotOfLegoAyliffe
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,586
    I think the best cmf series were the Batman, DC, and Harry Potter ones
    klinton560Heliport
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,190
    Fauch said:
    I think the best cmf series were the Batman, DC, and Harry Potter ones
    I actually bought the most I've ever got from a CMF line from the recent DC series. I'm actually hoping they don't bring out a Marvel one, as that will end up being quite expensive for me. I try to think that it would be cheaper than buying however many 'proper' sets with the minifigs in them, but it's the 'all-at-once' factor of CMFs that troubles me.
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,205
    Sorry to those who want the Star Wars theme to conclude but the press release for #75275 A-wing Starfighter included the following comment: "LEGO Star Wars is its [LEGO's] most successful theme". That seemed an unusual way to reveal such notable information so I checked with the LEGO Star Wars design team and it is accurate. Star Wars overtook City as the best-selling theme during 2018 and remained on top last year.

    I'm not sorry... :o)
    That can’t be! I’ve been told repeatedly that the sequel trilogy has ruined Star Wars merchandise and that the brand is dead. 🤣

    To keep on topic though: I guess this proves that it really is an unpopular opinion to want the line to die!
    BumblepantsFizyx560HeliportM_Boss
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,266
    Disliking the 18+ box artwork is turning into a popular opinion!

    On the space one as well, I thought Space was at its best with the sub themes of the 90s - M-Tron, Space Police II, Ice Planet, Spyrius, Exploriens, I even liked UFO and Insectoids (which is an unpopular opinion). They pushed the envelope a lot more than most of the space sets before and I was too young to have most of them when they came out.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyFizyx
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 311
    • Lego produces far too much sets every year. I wish they would slow down more, and cut also in all the different themes which are now open for sale. Like just 4-5 evergreens, and maybe each year just one extra.
    • I don't get the hype around the Star Wars clone troops nor the 501th Legion. They are just plain dull.
    • Constraction figures are the worst ever. Don't get why they even started with them.
    • I hate yellow figs which have a yellow vest or pants, like the yellow classic space astronaut...I mean...he's just complete yellow? I always very very very disliked such kind of minifig.
    • Technic sets would be a lot cooler if they used more system bricks in their build when possible.
    • I dislike the juniorfication of the manuals and the bags with the numbers. It was part of the deal you had going to a big pile and searching which bricks they actually added in the build on the next page.
    560Heliport
  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 29
    edited July 2020
    I forgot a couple:
    * I don't mind open-backed building sets. As long as the facade is pretty enough, I have no problem with an open back for play. I even commend a good balance for a good price, like the upcoming Hidden Side castle, which looks more substantial and detailed than I'd expect from a $100 set, and that seems achieved by their decision to open the back. For enclosed buildings, I genuinely don't know if I prefer a dollhouse of floor-separation style, so open-back buildings don't make me think twice.
    * Colored Technic pins or exposed bars really don't bother me too much. Exposed studs or antistuds where they don't go, however, do.
    CapnRex101sklamb560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,026
    I don't mind the "juniorization" of instructions. There are so many more pieces these days that are similar, like numerous slopes and curves, wedge plates, etc. that to try to put a dozen or more different pieces in a single step could get confusing, especially when dark grey, dark blue, black, titanium metallic all are hard to tell apart in the instructions- sometimes the color varies from page to page! 
    CharmiefcbRedbullgivesuwindFizyx
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203
    Covi said:
    • Lego produces far too much sets every year. I wish they would slow down more, and cut also in all the different themes which are now open for sale. Like just 4-5 evergreens, and maybe each year just one extra.
    What would having less choice improve? I doubt sets would get better, even if there were fewer sets. There would just be less choice. I don't aim to buy them all, so the total number is somewhat irrelevant, but choice of what I buy is important.
    stlux560HeliportJudgeChuckklintonM_BossCymbelineAstrobricksdaewooSuboptimal
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