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Lego Talk

Started by Darren Dirt, June 10, 2013, 09:09:16 AM

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Darren Dirt

Quote from: Thorin on June 09, 2013, 01:20:57 PM
now we have both LEGO City: Undercover and Nintendoland, plus all the Wii games we already have (40 or so now, I think).  So lots of entertainment possibilities.


Speaking of possibilities, there's a new LEGO "game" that is very open-ended.


It just opened up in Southgate mall.
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Mr. Analog

No idea what you're talking about.

Is it Minecraft ;)
By Grabthar's Hammer

Thorin

I wouldn't say it's entirely open-ended, I would say it's entirely open-to-taking-as-much-money-from-you-as-you're-willing-to-throw-at-it.  LEGO is frickin' expensive to buy!  Take for instance the Super Star Destroyer, $500 CAD, which is more than we paid for the Wii U, the LEGO City: Undercover game, a couple of LEGO Batman movies, and Super Mario Galaxyland (or whatever it was called).

At least the LEGO store you're referring to will allow pick-a-brick purchases for people who don't want to buy sets.  Of course, the same can be done through LEGO.ca, where you can also make a virtual build first and then order the exact pieces you used in your virtual build to make the real thing.

Oh, and my son got a new LEGO City set as well, the cement mixer: http://shop.lego.com/en-CA/Cement-Mixer-60018.  He hasn't had his birthday party yet, this is just from immediate family.  I'm sure he'll have more LEGO soon enough.  And Pokemon cards.  He just got his first Pokemons and then found out there's Pokemon Club at school.
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Lazybones

There is a whole lot of material engineering that went into Lego and high quality standards that keep the blocks compatible over years.

$500 for a monster size Lego set will still be playable or rebuildable into something else for generations, not just years.

Thorin

Well, the main blocks are compatible with those from forty years ago.  There've been a few other sets, aimed at really young kids and at girls, that don't fit with the regular bricks.  But the point of the Super Star Destroyer and other sets like it is not to be rebuildable, but to be built once and then put on display (hence the display stand and the data sheet label), which is why I pointed it out as expensive.  But hey, it's easy to buy up a small set here, a small set there, for $20 - $80 a pop, and have $3,000 worth of LEGO sitting at home.
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Tom

We used to have a massive box of lego. Wish I still had it :(
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Tom

Lego talk? Is this like Coffee Talk? Will we all get verklempt just thinking about lego?
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Mr. Analog

Isn't that conveeeeeeeeeeeeeeenient

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By Grabthar's Hammer

Lazybones

Quote from: Thorin on June 10, 2013, 11:40:00 AM
But the point of the Super Star Destroyer and other sets like it is not to be rebuildable, but to be built once and then put on display (hence the display stand and the data sheet label), which is why I pointed it out as expensive.


Well the SSD kit yes is more like a traditional model kit. You build it then protect it on display.

Many other large Lego sets however came with multiple building options in the manual and where designed for play. Frankly as a kid they all ended up in the bin and. Rebuilt to something else eventually.

The point was more comparing a game and console to Lego , Legos life span is more than a few years.

Thorin

Nice, cut it right at the post where it went sideways :)

Massive boxes of LEGO are cool.  One of the downsides of the box sets is that you're supposed to build what they show you.  Now, there's some really neat stuff, but it stops people from experimenting and building their own unique creations.  On the other hand, we learned how to build a rack-and-pinion steering box :)
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Darren Dirt

June 13, 2013, 04:20:39 PM #10 Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 04:27:04 PM by Darren Dirt
Quote from: Lazybones on June 10, 2013, 02:40:35 PM
The point was more comparing a game and console to Lego , Legos life span is more than a few years.


many other Lego lovers agree with ya... what other toy can you imagine being a true "hand me down" generation after generation, and still be just as playable AND FUN?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/12/13/167055503/why-legos-are-so-expensive-and-so-popular#comments



btw, it ain't just in the video game cut scenes, apparently even with the RL hard plastic toys themselves LEGO DUDES MAKING HULK ANGRY FACE far more than way back last millenium when some of were chewing on them with our gums...

SCIENTIFIC PROOF!
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