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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    I don't mind Technic pins that don't match the surrounding parts. In fact, I might switch the ones at the ends of the guns on my Razor Crest to blue and post a picture, just to be a smartass!
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  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 504
    I don't mind Technic pins that don't match the surrounding parts. In fact, I might switch the ones at the ends of the guns on my Razor Crest to blue and post a picture, just to be a smartass!
    That does it...I'm coming with acetone...
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    So, not blue ones? I can do red, orange, yellow, warm gold...
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    ^ Some color is kind of a relief on that one!
    560HeliportMr_Crossbricktuary
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    Yeah, the Sand Yellow on the stickers should have been Flame Yellowish Orange.
    Astrobricks
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,552
    It's kinda odd as historically Lego has done the opposite and added color where it wasn't in the films. Blue rimmed TIE fighters for example.
    560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76CharmiefcbFizyxMr_Cross
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 323
    Probably to make it easier for the target age group to build them or to make them look more appealing. At that time there would have been no where near the amount of adults buying and building Lego so the demand to have an accurate TIE fighter wasn't as high as it is now.
    Alot of toys did that back in the day. Adding splashes of bright colours to kids toys where the source material was very dark or bland. Back in the olden days when films not aimed at kids had a toy line for some reason. Terminator, Robocop, Starship Troopers etc.
    560HeliportBumblepantsFizyxandheCymbeline
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 955
    Seems like an appropriate place to put this comment (given what this thread is about :P) but I actually like the blue on the TIE fighters, even though I fully admit LEGO is taking liberties adding it.
    andheKungFuKenny560HeliportLewisBpxchris
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,004
    I enjoy sorting.


    Bumblepants560HeliportMynattbrickventures
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,313
    I thought it was an unpopular opinion that I don’t sort my parts at all, at least when I’m building a set. I’ve become so accustomed to the sizes and usual bagging sequences that it’s just second nature to dump open the bags, reach into a pile and find the part I need. This at least works since almost all sets are built in numbered segments so there’s not such a huge amount of bricks to begin with.
    andheklintonbpk2300560HeliportFizyxcozypanchox1Mapleleafbricks
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 564
    I thought it was an unpopular opinion that I don’t sort my parts at all, at least when I’m building a set. I’ve become so accustomed to the sizes and usual bagging sequences that it’s just second nature to dump open the bags, reach into a pile and find the part I need. This at least works since almost all sets are built in numbered segments so there’s not such a huge amount of bricks to begin with.
    I sort sometimes but don’t a lot of the time. I do always dump the smaller bags with the tiny pieces into their own bowl or divided bin. The medium and larger pieces usually just get dumped onto the table. With some sets really big sets, like modulars, I do sometimes sort. Just depends on my mood and how many pieces there are for the next number bag(s).
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    CCC said:
    I don't mind sorting, but LEGO on the carpet? 
    Well, that's one way to keep the carpet clean!
    gmonkey76Fizyx
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    I enjoy sorting.


    I've just learned that I loathe sorting. I've spent the better part of the day finally sorting through all the random extra bits from, like, every set I've built in the last several years. Not even by colour, just by shape. I dunno how resellers sort through and part out entire sets on the regular. A few thousand studs, plates, tiles, and various miscellani, and I'm done with this BS.
    jnscoelho560HeliportFizyxpanchox1
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,004
    CCC said:
    I don't mind sorting, but LEGO on the carpet? 
    I prefer to sort on the carpet. It is easier to scoop up pieces. It's easier to get the whole family around the pile. Lots of space. I dont think I have ever sorted a lot at a table.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyFizyxbenbacardidatsunrobbiepanchox1
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 157
    CCC said:
    I don't mind sorting, but LEGO on the carpet? 
    I prefer to sort on the carpet. It is easier to scoop up pieces. It's easier to get the whole family around the pile. Lots of space. I dont think I have ever sorted a lot at a table.
    You must not have pets. Even with our constant vacuuming, blonde dog fur would be stuck between the bricks in my builds if I attempted to build from the carpet! 
    560HeliportFizyxcozyFollowsCloselypxchrisAstrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    I have two white cats. I don't build on the carpet, but I still get white hairs.
    FizyxAstrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,104
    I have a large homemade wooden tray that I put on the carpet and my kids have drawstring bags that fold out to circular playmats. 
    cozyandhe
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,004
    Lego stays in the basement where the pets are not allowed to roam.
    SumoLegoMynatt
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,583
    CCC said:
    I don't mind sorting, but LEGO on the carpet? 
    I prefer to sort on the carpet. It is easier to scoop up pieces. It's easier to get the whole family around the pile. Lots of space. I dont think I have ever sorted a lot at a table.
    I often sort parts on the floor, but I dump them on a bedsheet so parts don't get lost. It also makes picking up as easy as it can be, just grab the corners and dump the parts into a storage box.
    cozy
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    Lego stays in the basement where the pets are not allowed to roam.
    But, like, doesn't the plasic absorb the scent of your decaying victims? Or do you have a pick up service for the bodies?
    SumoLego560HeliportFizyxMapleleafbricksandhegmonkey76BrainsluggedCyberdragon
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,247
    klinton said:
    But, like, doesn't the plasic absorb the scent of your decaying victims? Or do you have a pick up service for the bodies?
    There's a poorly camouflaged shed behind the house for those activi... um... 

    I sort parts on a hard-surface table, as I enjoy having to chase down bouncing cheese wedges and rolling 1x1 cylenders.
    560HeliportklintonMeganLFizyxMapleleafbricksgmonkey76GothamConstructionCoCyberdragon
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 463
    I don't sort when I build sets, but I do have to sort bulk purchases.  Not a fan but I'll drive myself crazy if I don't because if I don't sort the bulk, I'll know I have a piece I need but will have to find it.  That's worse than sorting.
    BumblepantsSumoLegogmonkey76canon03
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    ^ Some color is kind of a relief on that one!
    Should I build another in every color I have? :)
    panchox1Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    ^ Some color is kind of a relief on that one!
    Should I build another in every color I have? :)
    Yes. A Friends Crest please :)
    Mr_CrossandheFizyx
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    Okay! Just remember, you asked for it!
    bandit778BumblepantsMr_CrossklintonandheFizyxgmonkey76Modeltrainman
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,104
    The Ladyshave Crest.
    560HeliportAstrobricksbricktuary
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 567
    CCC said:
    I'd like to see LEGO ban Modulars from Ideas. It is one of LEGO's flagship AFOL ranges, their designers can design them. They don't need help and the large number of Modular MOCs on Ideas are just clutter, no matter how nice they are, they are not going to make it. Ideas is meant to be about new ideas, not extending an existing theme.

    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. 
    If that would lead to more Modulars, I'm all for it! :)
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,313
    edited September 15
    CCC said:
    If LEGO has a separate section of Ideas where maybe they select one fan made sitcom set per year then they might be worth noting for. 
    Edited for the other type of set proliferating Ideas, reviews and passed products. Only one or two pass per year but there’s just too many right now. I didn’t even know what Seinfeld was until the hubbub about it on Ideas for Lego.
    Fizyx
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,104
    CCC said:
    If LEGO has a separate section of Ideas where maybe they select one fan made sitcom set per year then they might be worth noting for. 
    Edited for the other type of set proliferating Ideas, reviews and passed products. Only one or two pass per year but there’s just too many right now. I didn’t even know what Seinfeld was until the hubbub about it on Ideas for Lego.
    The difference here is that sitcoms are not an existing, regular LEGO theme that Ideas sets match. They can do one or more or none as they wish and Ideas gives them the steer about which IP(s) might sell well. LEGO wouldn't have done Seinfeld, or BBT, or Friends, or Flintstones, normally. There is no internal clash in that sense. Plus, of course, currently they can also opt to select no sitcoms (or movies, or whatever) per year if they so wish.


    PS. It should have been "voting" not "noting", I don't know why autocorrect changed it.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,247
    I mildly enjoy the sitcom/television sets, but I don't want to see a separate theme.  

    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!?!?!?!)
    BumblepantsFizyxgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    I thought the black box correlated with 18+
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    I thought the black box correlated with 18+
    Nope. It correlates with 'Strike it Up' and 'Everybody, Everybody'.

    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,247
    klinton said:
    Nope. It correlates with 'Strike it Up' and 'Everybody, Everybody'.

    First - Wow!  I had to look that up.

    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.
    KungFuKennyklinton
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 524
    I thought it was an unpopular opinion that I don’t sort my parts at all, at least when I’m building a set. I’ve become so accustomed to the sizes and usual bagging sequences that it’s just second nature to dump open the bags, reach into a pile and find the part I need. This at least works since almost all sets are built in numbered segments so there’s not such a huge amount of bricks to begin with.

    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.
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 280
    I haven't liked yellow pieces or the colour yellow since the time I sorted my lego by colour when I was a kid. The yellow pile made me feel kinda nauseous so I mixed the colours again.
    Tkatt560Heliport
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,313
    Having seen the comments in one of the other threads, my new unpopular opinion is that I quite like the new plastic used for transparent parts. The trans-clear having a slightly blue tinge I quite like - it better matches seeing the sky through the glass or having space in the background for a Star Wars cockpit. I’ve also not noticed it scratching any easier, but being slightly easier to prize apart.
    Mr_CrossBumblepants560HeliportklintonFizyxpxchris
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    edited September 24
    I want Lego to make Technic pins in every Lego color... but then include in each set only the colors of pins that won't match any of the other pieces in that set! Hahahahaha!!! (Still working on my polychrome Razor Crest, btw.)
    KungFuKennygmonkey76BumblepantsMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,977
    ^ Or I suppose they could make all pins Sand Red.
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 463
    What?!?  People making stuff up and posting it online?  Knock me over with a feather!  ;)
    FollowsCloselyKungFuKennymic27SumoLegoOldfan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,104
    mic27 said:

    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."
    Remember these people need/want the hits as they make money by putting out content on youtube (or wherever). They don't really care about accuracy, they want your likes and subscribes. Hit that down button and stop watching if they do a bad review.

    That said, it can be funny to see a review from a person where they haven't a clue about what it is they are reviewing.
    560HeliportRedbullgivesuwindKungFuKennymic27SumoLego
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,886
    @mic27 name and shame! Name and shame!
    panchox1KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,461
    @mic27 name and shame! Name and shame!
    Which would only drive more viewers to them and encourage them.
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    @mic27 name and shame! Name and shame!
    All of them? I know that literally every video I've tried to watch of 'just2good' has him incorrectly assembling the model and/or being unaware of it's features. I've only watched one from that other guy who loves Star Wars sets (his name escapes me at the moment, but he's really popular), when he had Apocalypseburg a month before it released. It was painful. I really can't comment honestly on Jang. His videos are too boring for me to actually sit through, with his constant tangential rambling. Like, the camera will linger on the same thing for five minutes while he launches into a spiel. If I'm watching a video, just want to see the build. I really don't care about your ephemeral thoughts about the price of Lego in general (or whatever) at this moment. Jeremy Herbert used to be quite entertaining. Now, he just seems to repeat the same things over and over, and over again in an efort to pad out the runtime on the video. That Australian girl is just disgusting. If you're going to have your hands in shot while manipulating a model, for the love of God, please clean the dirt from under your nails. 
    I can't think of any others atm. I'm just eternally grateful that Brickset and TBB still run print reviews. Even when they get overly verbose, I can just skim until I find the information/images I came for.
    560HeliportMr_CrossMextenmic27gmonkey76cozyRedbullgivesuwindCyberdragon
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 622
    klinton said:

    I can't think of any others atm. I'm just eternally grateful that Brickset and TBB still run print reviews. Even when they get overly verbose, I can just skim until I find the information/images I came for.
    I've very much enjoyed being able to write reviews for Brickset, and that's something I definitely wouldn't have been able to get involved with if it were all video based. 

    I'm often reading on my phone in a situation where audio would be a problem, so I never watch video reviews and much prefer text and photos. 
    klintonThe_Rancor560HeliportMr_CrossCymbelineSumoLego
  • mic27mic27 Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 9
    CCC said:
    Remember these people need/want the hits as they make money by putting out content on youtube (or wherever). They don't really care about accuracy, they want your likes and subscribes. Hit that down button and stop watching if they do a bad review.

    That said, it can be funny to see a review from a person where they haven't a clue about what it is they are reviewing.
    Ughhhh you're right. I think maybe I'm just jealous thinking like "wow, why do they get so much free stuff when they churn out so much crap!!?" Not that I would be able to create a great video either but at least I wouldn't whine about it
    Astrobricksmustang69
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