Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.comAmazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Unpopular LEGO Opinions

18911131428

Comments

  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,505
    edited October 2020
    Yup, my first minifigs were the un-poseable ones with blank faces as well!

    I had #314 Police Launch, #617 Cowboys and #147 Refrigerated Wagon that I know of and there are still loads of them, along with some of the old Maxifigs in an box of Lego at my parents' house. Which was raided a long time ago for all of the Classic Space and other sets that I wanted to rescue! ;-)
    560Heliport
  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 29
    edited October 2020
    Nah, the most awkward minifigures were around 2006-2012, maybe clearest with the Batman and Indiana Jones faces- they experimented with weird eyes and thin lines in places where they didn't fit, and it was just before the more complete standardization of the style that's used today. You even see the awkward thin-line style on some yellow figs like the ugly head Agent Swipe used in Agents. And let's not start on the Clone Wars figures around that time. I personally find the post-smileys to be pretty charming and in tone with the original, but that's just me and I didn't grow up in that time, so I don't know what it was like to watch the shift from the classic head. 
    560HeliportMinifigInSpacepxchris
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,856
    ^ Yeah, in a lot of people’s minds they *are* paying for the GWP by buying at RRP. But, complaining about free stuff is a classic human trait ;-)
    560HeliportSumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    Funny, I just spent 15 minutes complaining about people complaining about how they don't yet have access to a low-cost, high-speed cable company competitor in my local area.

    'I'm mad that I can't buy your service!  You suck!'
    KungFuKennySAMAEL64
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,856
    edited November 2020
    I have a pet theory, and just hear me out on this...
    People enjoy complaining.
    There. I said it. Whew!

    Now, how could we harness this to generate usable energy 🤔
    CymbelineCharmiefcbBrickfan50SumoLegosklambmak0137
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,805
    I have a pet theory, and just hear me out on this...
    People enjoy complaining.
    There. I said it. Whew!

    Now, how could we harness this to generate usable energy 🤔
    The question is, how do you control that infinite energy? 😀
    Astrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    I hate it when LEGO steals terms from the community then uses them in the wrong way. For example:



    LEGO, this is not microscale. It is minifigure scale. It just happens to be a small shop, but that doesn't make it microscale.

    Brickset catalogues it as LEGO brand store although also uses the microscale tag. Why???

    PS. it is a good time to rob the store like the minifigures here. The door is open but no employees come with the store. 
    560HeliportKungFuKennyAstrobricksLostInTranslationSumoLegoshikadiThe_Stud
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,856
    The microscale tag probably refers to the tiny fire truck.
    560HeliportSumoLegoeMJeeNL
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    Now, how could we harness this to generate usable energy 🤔
    I think that's how the Monster World harnesses energy.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    CCC said:
    I hate it when LEGO steals terms from the community then uses them in the wrong way.
    Yes, like Ultimate Collectors Series... Modular... 

    -grumble grumble-
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    The microscale tag probably refers to the tiny fire truck.
    So... this is actually a microscale fire truck, held by a super-macroscale minifigure?  

    -Mind blown-
    AstrobricksSAMAEL64
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 231
    If I was to add anything to this it would be that licensed themes Star Wars, LoTR, and Marvel/DC killed off a lot of imagination. My kid does not use lego like I did. It is too focused and makes it harder for my child to see the sets or figures for anything other then what they where intended. I prefer the general knights/vikings over the focused characters. astronauts over rebel pilots. When I was a kid I built the falcon many times long before star wars lego was even on the radar but I also built other things with it too. Now the falcon is the falcon in my sons eyes.

    I also hate lego friends dolls, I have nieces and the minifigure works just as well for them as my son. I would not hate friends if they used standard minifigures in there sets and would probably have bought some.
    veyniacCymbelineCharmiefcbandheSumoLegoOldfan
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    I love The Mandalorian, I think it's a fantastic show and some of the best SW content in a while - obviously this is not the unpopular opinion; I've been completely turned off by #75292 The Razor Crest, not because of /spoiler/ but instead because it's been so overexposed. Everywhere I look I see a picture of the set box that someone has purchased. For me it's really lost its allure and I have no interest in owning it.


    SumoLego
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,173
    I have two which I think will be unpopular. I'll split them into different comments because I think one might be significantly more unpopular than the other...

    The first is that I really like the digital building instructions in the Mario sets. You don't appreciate how good they are until you watch a child using them to build. They're not just a PDF on a tablet, they're fully interactive in ways that are completely intuitive. And having only one step on a page is a genius idea for children who will lose their place or get distracted when they use paper instructions.

    Honestly, until you've used them, you don't realise just how intuitive and well-thought-out they really are. And I actually think that Lego should do more instructions like that - alongside paper ones though. 
    benbacardi560HeliportFizyxstluxKungFuKennymsanderswindjammer
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    They may not be rip offs of LEGO but aren't many rip offs of MOCs. 

    andheThe_StudSumoLegoMr_CrossmsandersCyberdragonAyliffecatwrangler
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 338
    It's a choice to purchase anything and price will be first factor ,but anything that is cheap  doesn't give value for money  but those products haven't disappeared and never will as price factor sells! And we all swear not to buy cheap crap again but price eyes betray us!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,173
    Honestly, I don't keep track of all the many many mocs, and yes some might be rip offs of mocs, but I can't imagine that they all are.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,304
    I think I'd agree - I've also found this to be my experience.  When I lived in China, I really, really struggled to find Lego at an affordable price (actually, I didn't succeed but go a year without Lego and you'd probably cave too! ) Many US/European brands are quite pricey or unaffordable out there even to a Western income (even "cheap" brands like H&M are inflated) because most Western brands are viewed as premium; they carry a certain cache associated with a growing middle class.

    Amongst my friendship group and family (China/Malaysia), there's sort of two mentalities around it; one, they will generally always want the "true"/premium brand, because of this cache and the recognition of quality, but equally two - it's (even more) expensive/unaffordable for many families in this market, so there is definitely a demand for a product that gives you a similar experience. And although cheaper, some of them are pretty good quality; possibly not quite Lego-par but one or two are extremely close (possibly more by now, it's been several years since I've been). Some are obviously poor, though.  There's a whole range, and it's this range that I think will eat at Lego's dominance in markets other than the West.  I can't remember if I encountered anyone at all who had a problem with buying "off" brand, and certainly off brands are just about all my nieces and nephews* use.  That being said, Lego is definitely the desired brand as far as I can see - but as with anything, if a generation grows up with something as the norm, how long until it's acceptable to be content with a close second? (I know I feel this way about designer vs high street purchases!). 

    Long winded way of saying i agree with you @Paperballpark 😂

    *blanket term for any younger generation relation in my family is a niece or nephew.  
    560HeliportPaperballparkBumblepantsMr_CrossKungFuKennygratefulnat
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,173
    Thanks @khmellymel - I do think it's difficult for anyone who hasn't been out there to fully understand. That's not being patronising, I was the same until fairly recently.

    There are Lego stores out there, and while the prices are comparable to UK prices (or even cheaper - I got Grand Piano for about 15% less than UK RRP), the fact is that those prices are affordable for westerners and expats, but not for the general population, for whom a lot of the larger sets may cost more than a month's wages. So there's definitely a market for lower priced brands.
    KungFuKenny
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,119
    Yeah a few years back I was in a mall in Thailand and saw '40% off' Lego advertised at a big department store. I thought wow they have some of the rare Ultra Agents sets that got discontinued early I could get some to take back with a deal like this. Then after a quick currency conversion on my phone my thoughts changed to 'holy $*#( how can anyone buy this?!'
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    ^ Ah, a true originalist.  I completely agree.  I also feel that way when someone does a skyscraper that is one floor repeated 30x times.
    560HeliportCymbelinewardmBumblepantsCyberdragonThe_Stud
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 803
    Also people talk about getting rid of the small side buildings in the new Modular Police Station, but making it a 32 stud wide building, makes it so much more boring! 
    560HeliportFizyxLASECymbelineBumblepantsWesterBricksThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,519
    flord said:
    I don’t get the appeal of the Colosseum.
    It's a larger-scale Robie House.  I am actually not looking forward to building one.
    vanvonfull
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    flord said:
    I don’t get the appeal of the Colosseum.
    It's the biggest Lego set. That is part of the appeal. If you haven't built it then you haven't built the biggest Lego set. 
    SumoLegoflordThe_Stud
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 793
    My life is incomplete.
    560HeliportKungFuKennySirBrickalotOfLegoCymbelineCyberdragongmonkey76BumblepantsandheThe_Stud
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    Mine too. But I reckon they will sell more as it is the biggest compared to if it was not quite the biggest.
    560HeliportflordandheThe_Stud
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 190
    SumoLego said:
    flord said:
    I don’t get the appeal of the Colosseum.
    It's a larger-scale Robie House.  I am actually not looking forward to building one.

    That’s the only older set I own still New in packaging. Every time I look at it...it looks so daunting and repetitive I figure it can keep appreciating and I’ll sell it eventually. 
    WesterBricksSumoLego
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,505
    @The_Rancor I understand your point, but this *is* an AFOL site and voting will follow those (varied) viewpoints. I'd wager that Captain Redbeard also comes fairly high in the poll, unsurprisingly. :-)
    The_Rancorandhe
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,053
    I also didn't vote for a SW or licensed character. There were so many great minifigs this year with awesome printing on them.
    Haven't posted an unpopular opinion for a while, so while we're on the subject of Classic Space, Pirate and Castle. I love Space, had loads of its growing up in the early 80s, I inherited my brothers sets when he moved on to Technic sets. I loved the vehicles, the astronauts, the crater baseplates, everything. Pirate and Castle ? Meh, really don't see what the fuss is all about, the yellow castle just looks a very odd colour for a stone building and I just can't get excited about a sailing ship.
    andheSirBrickalotOfLegobenbacardi
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,805
    Pirate and Castle ? Meh, really don't see what the fuss is all about, the yellow castle just looks a very odd colour for a stone building and I just can't get excited about a sailing ship.
    (Gasp!) Now that's going too far! :)
    gmonkey76karritMarshallmario
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534
    The classic stuff is really all about nostalgia. I'd hazard a guess todays kids would choose a ninjago set over a classic castle one, but for me, remembering the hours spents poring over those lego catalogues and the castle scenes they'd build and display, the classic stuff just brings me a simple joy I don't get from modern 'action theme' sets.

    I'm with you on the yellow castle, it doesn't spark any interest in me, but I'd guess there are some fans for whom its sparks that same childhood joy.

    It's why I'm also excited to see what they do with the Medieval Blacksmith that won on Lego IDEAS. The original submission didn't particularly interest me, but if they bring as much love and creativity to it as they did for the Barracuda Bay set, then it could be fantastic.
    BumblepantsMr_CrossKungFuKenny560Heliportgmonkey76CymbelineCharmiefcbPeteMAyliffe
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,053
    It is all about nostalgia. What you played with as a child. My parents were Space race parents, married a few weeks after man first walked on the moon. Its no wonder I was bought space sets! 


    560HeliportKungFuKennycatwrangler
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 803
    Another unpopular opinion: I think the Ninjago City Gardens looks even better than the original Ninjago City set. 
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,343
    edited December 2020
    I hear a lot of chat about Mario however my latest (I’m assuming) unpopular opinion is not about him, but that the orange spaceman is a bit boring to be included in the minifig of the year vote. Any time anything relating to classic space is in any vote on an AFOL site it’s basically guaranteed to win or come out pretty close to the top. What’s so special about it when there are so many other fantastic minifigs across various themes that have so much more effort put into them? The orange colour I guess is the only reason.

    I won’t say which minifig I did actually vote for but it wasn’t Star Wars themed (Garindan and the Jet Trooper are awesome though).
    I agree that the orange Classic Spaceman does not truly represent the quality of modern minifigures. Of course, nostalgia is as valid a reason for a vote as any other, although I would welcome greater focus upon minifigures which are really pushing the boundaries, with dual-moulding, intricate printing or anything else!

    What interests me are the comments from Classic Space fans, desperate to demonstrate its popularity to LEGO. I wonder what such people actually want from LEGO. They already acknowledge the range constantly and it seems highly unlikely that LEGO would return to the Space theme by producing sets to match those from the late 1970s and 1980s. I think children would find those minifigures and sets bland in relation to others.

    Creating brand new Space sets, as LEGO did with Alien Conquest or Galaxy Squad, would be brilliant but there is probably a reason those were retired quickly. We know for certain that an additional wave of Alien Conquest was cancelled relatively late, unfortunately.

    I should clarify that I have absolute respect for Classic Space but I have little interest in its return. I would love to hear from Classic Space fans on this subject though!
    wardmSirBrickalotOfLegoThe_Rancor560HeliportiwybsMr_Crossstlux
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,053


    I should clarify that I have absolute respect for Classic Space but I have little interest in its return. I would love to hear from Classic Space fans on this subject though!
    I completely agree. As I said above, I love Classic Space, its my childhood, the sets look amazing because the remind me so much of afternoons spent breaking them down and rebuilding my own design of ship. But compared to todays sets, they are very basic. Bennys Spaceship was brilliant. Chunky, classic colours and loads of play features. It was great to buy and build, but I think they were right to not launch a whole new range.

    560HeliportBrickfan50Charmiefcb
  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 29
    The Colosseum looks really disappointing for the "largest set ever". It looks like piece count gave it the title above presence, so it doesn't impress me.
    BumblepantsCharmiefcb560Heliportgmonkey76mustang69
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 410
    It's a nice looking set but who is it aimed at? The Falcon I can see the market for. This?  As I said it looks nice but I can't see myself building it even if I was given it for free. The build just looks so boring. It just seems to be a let's make the largest set just because sort of thing. I think it would have been better if it was the full Colosseum as it was at the height of the Roman Empire, not the ruins it is now.
    560Heliport
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 708
    If you think the build looks boring now, how do you think it would be "better" by being the full pre-ruin version?! That would just massively increase the repetition… 
    Astrobricks
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 410
    I know. I still wouldn't build a full one but the stadium would look better at the height of its use rather than a ruin.
    flordbenbacardi
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,563
    I don't think I've seen it next to other big sets yet. It looks impressive, but I doubt it's on the same level as ninjago city and its garden.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,856
    The Colosseum is obviously aimed at the Architecture crowd, if you ask me. The fact that it’s the largest by piece count is secondary, although I’m sure that fact will attract a few people.
    Fizyx
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy Brickset.com

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.