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I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.
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| July 22, 2010, 9:52 am
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.

ok, fine they are still kind of copying, and the old is kind of better than the new. oh they sell alot, how come they dont kill the ones that arnt doing as well, or get some like Aquaraiders back, they never did that, did they?
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| July 22, 2010, 12:05 pm
LEGO is not dying. That would have been more true in 1998-1999 and in 2004. Both times they came back from bad situations. Many of LEGO's products are not necessarily amazing, and I preferred the older style of LEGO which while a bit less versatile the sharp angles and slopes looked better (to me) than the curves and similar things used in today's sets. Also, please spell your words more easily. It has been proven that we often read by reading only the first and last letters: if you use the wrong first and last letters, it makes it take a bit longer sometimes. (This is true-they can scramble most of the word except the first and last letter of it with almost every word in a paragraph and it's still easy to understand).
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| July 22, 2010, 12:12 pm
But yes, the quality of LEGO sometimes has gone down. They have improved many things but often child protection laws force them to use inferior materials. For example, they are often making weapons from very bad plastic. They also had factory issues where slope bricks did not have the rough surface for a few years. Some parts do not always fit (the new knives used as claws in the sea monster turtle). They did remove the chrome colors because after a while they could be rubbed off or scratched off and now make them of a solid color. They have printed things on parts in bad places, like on the blade of the axe in Prince of Persia. But most of the time we can say that LEGO's quality will be above others for a very, very long time and that it's quality losses are not often their own fault.
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| July 22, 2010, 12:21 pm
To you the old may be better, I don't know how old you are, but if you grew up with the older it seems like it is better then the new to you. I am thirteen and like a mixture.
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| July 22, 2010, 12:27 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
To you the old may be better, I don't know how old you are, but if you grew up with the older it seems like it is better then the new to you. I am thirteen and like a mixture.


Actually, I'm 14. I played with LEGO ever since sometime between 0 and 1 year old. I do like newer sets too but I prefer older space and star wars. That's my honest opinion. It doesn't really have to do with what I grew up with.
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| July 22, 2010, 12:29 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2

Actually, I'm 14. I played with LEGO ever since sometime between 0 and 1 year old. I do like newer sets too but I prefer older space and star wars. That's my honest opinion. It doesn't really have to do with what I grew up with.

I was mainly talking to the other guy, but it does and it doesn't I used to absolutely LOVE the old Star Wars sets I had a lot of the Endor and Imperial ones, now that I look back at them I see how many mismatched colors there are compared to the newer ones.
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| July 22, 2010, 2:32 pm
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Lego sets are still good now, its the price what is bad about them.
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| July 29, 2010, 10:15 am
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Quoting Jibby Fluff
Lego sets are still good now, its the price what is bad about them.

Agreed.
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| August 1, 2010, 3:31 am
Quoting Jibby Fluff
Lego sets are still good now, its the price what is bad about them.


True but often I find that many aren't that good. Hero Factory looks great in pictures but the heroes cost 8 dollars for 20 parts. The original toa were 35 parts for the same price. Otherwise, the heroes look okay. The villains however, are wierd. Their arms are either small (corroder) (this does no include titans) or have a wierd hand connection (meltdown, thunder). They do not look armored or tough, their center looks weak (compare corroder to malum. Who do you think would win?). Many SYSTEM sets are great, but many also stink. But yet, LEGO does cost more. However, they do include more parts in sets nowadays so part of this is merited...some of it is not.
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| August 1, 2010, 8:08 am
im sorta new here, i agree! too many people own the new ones, its special to own the old sets, its normal to own the new ones.
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| August 9, 2010, 12:00 am
Somethings good, others bad, like the new starwars clone wars sets, they should come up with something new, they practically did that already, this time they just added dorky figs and printed designs. another dislike is when they started making pale and dark minifig heads and hands, I like my yellow just fine thank you. Also you know atlantis and power miners were done before as well, they were called aqua raiders and rock raiders. I really need new material to work with, its like they are giving me a canvas half covered. Pretty much I no longer get sets, only pick a brick and brickshelf for me.
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| August 9, 2010, 12:39 am
Quoting Marcus Jackson
Somethings good, others bad, like the new starwars clone wars sets, they should come up with something new, they practically did that already, this time they just added dorky figs and printed designs. another dislike is when they started making pale and dark minifig heads and hands, I like my yellow just fine thank you. Also you know atlantis and power miners were done before as well, they were called aqua raiders and rock raiders. I really need new material to work with, its like they are giving me a canvas half covered. Pretty much I no longer get sets, only pick a brick and brickshelf for me.


Well yes, what you say is mostly true. However, Aqua Raiders and Atlantis have many differences (and Aquazone is also very different from it). Power Miners, on the other hand, is VERY similar to Rock Raiders-however, it is on earth, has a variety of monsters produced as minifigures, has different (less earthy, more futuristic) colors, and different parts. The themes themselves should be considered new. Something that is not at all new is, yes, Clone Wars. They mostly remade episode 2 and 3 sets with different parts (although there are also entirely new ones) with wierd designs and the guys are pretty ugly for LEGO minifigures.
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| August 9, 2010, 8:28 am
Quoting andrew bishop
im sorta new here, i agree! too many people own the new ones, its special to own the old sets, its normal to own the new ones.


Yeah, most people own a lot more old sets than new ones (except adults). I own very few new (say 2007+) ones (I don't buy most new sets, my year with the most sets was 2005). I own a bunch from 2001-2005 and a large number pre 2001 (around the time that LEGO started changing it's set style).
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| August 9, 2010, 8:30 am
Quoting BobaFett 2

Yeah, most people own a lot more old sets than new ones (except adults). I own very few new (say 2007+) ones (I don't buy most new sets, my year with the most sets was 2005). I own a bunch from 2001-2005 and a large number pre 2001 (around the time that LEGO started changing it's set style).

yeah your the lucky one here, i always get the new ones as presents, i only remeber one christmas where i got all old sets.
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| August 9, 2010, 11:02 am
Quoting andrew bishop
yeah your the lucky one here, i always get the new ones as presents, i only remeber one christmas where i got all old sets.


Ask for presents from Bricklink. I no longer get presents (and I'm athiest so I don't have christmas) but I often buy myself stuff from Bricklink.
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| August 9, 2010, 11:05 am
Quoting BobaFett 2

Ask for presents from Bricklink. I no longer get presents (and I'm athiest so I don't have christmas) but I often buy myself stuff from Bricklink.

yeah that sounds good, thanks for the recomendation
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| August 9, 2010, 11:34 am
Quoting andrew bishop
yeah your the lucky one here, i always get the new ones as presents, i only remeber one christmas where i got all old sets.

:I normally don't get many old sets for Christmas or my birthday, but last christmas my mom got me almost all old sets (mostly bionicle) so that was really cool!
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| August 9, 2010, 4:28 pm
Hi mack!
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| August 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
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Quoting White Sparrow
What angers me is that they have peach skin minifigs. Why not yellow? I know it is not " The Simpsons", but thats what made them different. and better. and don't get me started on the "clone wars" sets.

Yeah! What happened to the simpleness of Lego! They really should go back to basics.

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| August 20, 2010, 8:40 am
I think all LEGOs are good quality. Old or new. The one exception for that, are the collectible minifigures and the magnet set minifigures, which are both from the China plant, which creates considerably lower quality plastic.
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| August 25, 2010, 11:11 am
LEGOs originally took ideas that were, as of then, "amazing", "cool", "classic & new", but now they're just taking old idea and morphing them into new stuff. I thought that these new sets were fantastic; something I could build with almost no rules at all. Now, all of the sets are copies of older franchises (space police, power miners, pirates, for ex.) which have been turned into modern, well, cr@p. I don't think they should be doing this. The value of it to me hasn't gone down, I love the sets, but I think they should start from scratch and go back to the drawing board.

~Your neighborhood Fool,
Anchovy
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| August 30, 2010, 6:20 pm
Per above. I subconciously dislike new LEGO sets for a few reasons:
1: The Flesh Color needs more red and a large amount of flesh colored figs don't really fit into a LEGO world.
2: The new parts-while the curved parts are cool, it also feels like LEGO is "dulling it's edges" in a way. All the angles become curves and look childish...
3: Lots of Juniorization
4: Licensed themes...I like the Old Star Wars, but give me a break, most of the stuff that preceeded it is just too...dumb. The older Star Wars was a lot like space, it was interesting, the figs weren't "flesh colored", but with harry potter and the coming of 2002 all the licensed themes became odd, juniorized, and lacking...
5: Yes, a lot of parts, but a lot of them aren't that good...the older sets, while on resale are about as expensive have parts that really make them worth it.
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| August 31, 2010, 4:32 pm
I really don't like the new skin colored minifigures. It doesn't really fit into a Lego set. Then there are the new themes. Take Hero Factory for one. I personally was glad to see Bionicle go, but Hero Factory was even worse. I was shocked. Then there was world racers. Everything about it is dumb. Then the new Power Miners. By now, I would be grateful if they had moved on and made a completely different theme. I wonder if lego even knows if Lego knows what they are doing, and how unhappy they are making us.
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| September 1, 2010, 4:55 pm
Quoting Shadow X
I really don't like the skin colored Lego minifigures. It makes it a little more "Figures" and not enough "Lego." I also think that some of the new themes are a little dull. Take Hero Factory for example. I was almost glad to see bionicle go, but they could have replaced it with something better. Maybe they could have made like, "Robot Wars," or "Bionic Battlers." But did Lego take that road? Nooo. Then there's World Racers. Everything about it spells "dumb." Lego really needs to think it over before they make a mistake.

lego is really going down a slope i havent even bought a set in a year i just order bricks to make up my own adventures
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| September 2, 2010, 12:33 am
Quoting andrew bishop
im sorta new here, i agree! too many people own the new ones, its special to own the old sets, its normal to own the new ones.

yes im actually 11 but i had lego beteween ages0-1 and i have a bunch of old pieces, i like the old sets too, there are getting more expencive
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| September 5, 2010, 2:08 pm
Quoting Rodney McKay
yes im actually 11 but i had lego beteween ages0-1 and i have a bunch of old pieces, i like the old sets too, there are getting more expencive

oh and well they are also getting duller, ex aquaraiders with ???? bionicle with hero factory? its basically the same
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| September 5, 2010, 2:10 pm
Quoting Shadow X
I really don't like the new skin colored minifigures. It doesn't really fit into a Lego set. Then there are the new themes. Take Hero Factory for one. I personally was glad to see Bionicle go, but Hero Factory was even worse. I was shocked. Then there was world racers. Everything about it is dumb. Then the new Power Miners. By now, I would be grateful if they had moved on and made a completely different theme. I wonder if lego even knows if Lego knows what they are doing, and how unhappy they are making us.

i dont really consider hero factory and bionicle to be different, the only changes is the color and that little "hero core" i think its called. i compelty agree with you though
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| September 5, 2010, 2:12 pm
Quoting Rodney McKay
oh and well they are also getting duller, ex aquaraiders with ???? bionicle with hero factory? its basically the same


Yeah, what is the difference between bionicle and hero factory? Nothing's different except the name!
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| September 5, 2010, 3:58 pm
Quoting McVitie 15

Yeah, what is the difference between bionicle and hero factory? Nothing's different except the name!

Actually, the amount of pieces, some new elements, new storyline, and things of that nature.
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| September 5, 2010, 4:01 pm
Quoting McVitie 15

Yeah, what is the difference between bionicle and hero factory? Nothing's different except the name!


...there's loads of things that are different. For one, the guys in BIONICLE used to be cheaper and the parts value of the guys has increased-there are less and less parts in the newer Hero Factory sets. Another thing-the Hero Factory story is different. The Hero Factory heroes are smaller than the BIONICLE heroes and the villains are crappy, with bad arm joints, odd connections, and wierd shapes.
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| September 5, 2010, 4:22 pm
...look...BIONICLE and Hero Factory are totally different...just take a few minutes to watch it.
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| September 5, 2010, 7:49 pm
...look...BIONICLE and Hero Factory are totally different...just take a few minutes to watch it.
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| September 5, 2010, 7:49 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2

...there's loads of things that are different. For one, the guys in BIONICLE used to be cheaper and the parts value of the guys has increased-there are less and less parts in the newer Hero Factory sets. Another thing-the Hero Factory story is different. The Hero Factory heroes are smaller than the BIONICLE heroes and the villains are crappy, with bad arm joints, odd connections, and wierd shapes.


So there some differences. Thanks!
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| September 6, 2010, 3:22 am
umm. yah a few nights before i got word that they arent doing brick master, and when i was SUPPOSED to get the LEGO CLUB mag i got the LEGO CLUB JR!!?? whats up with that?
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| September 14, 2010, 6:34 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Lego has made it to easy to build sets. Case and point. That's why I just buy Lego sets for pieces.

ya that was part of the fun Dwight.
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| September 14, 2010, 6:55 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
lolwut?

your PICTURE is of Dwight so i called you that as a joke :)
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| September 14, 2010, 7:02 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
I understood that part, but not the first one.

Well i meant that sets were funner to build when they didnt "baby" you through it. Like my 16+ Green Grocer, my lil' bro who is 11 made it easily.
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| September 14, 2010, 7:20 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Lego has made it to easy to build sets. Case and point. That's why I just buy Lego sets for pieces.

personally i like a good challange, like the Gunship, the new one (because the bags arnt numbered)
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| September 17, 2010, 5:37 pm
Quoting chase mair
lego is dieing!!! they lost the trade mark to their brick last week :(


They aren't dieing because of that. It might mean more clone brands, but all that does is make LEGO lower prices to be competitive. It's not a huge deal.
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| September 23, 2010, 7:34 pm
Quoting Eric Mickle
lego is really going down a slope i havent even bought a set in a year i just order bricks to make up my own adventures

I still buy the sets, but just to get pieces I could use in my MOCs. Then I just build them just in case I discover a new connection or somthing. Then I take them apart, and start MOCing.
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| October 9, 2010, 9:51 am
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Quoting BobaFett 2

They aren't dieing because of that. It might mean more clone brands, but all that does is make LEGO lower prices to be competitive. It's not a huge deal.

Lego is way too popular to start dying. A recent survey showed that Lego is the most popular toy for a parent to buy their child :)
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| October 10, 2010, 2:12 am
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.

i think that lego ought to bring back alpha team! i loved those sets!
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| October 15, 2010, 8:34 am
I don't think lego is dying there just having an off year. Last year had a lot of good sets (at least to me anyway) but this year the sets aren't as good are more expensive and have less pieces.
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| October 15, 2010, 9:00 am
Quoting ontopovamountain perry
I reckon all the old lego sets were the best, things like Rock Raiders, Mars Mission, Aqua raiders And the old kingdoms sets with the bull knights and the lion knights. Also the plastic lego uses nowadays is weaker and their brick designs aren't as good, so yeah, quality is going down, and prices are going up =( - Mountain Boy

Do you mean Life on Mars and Aquazone (instead of Aqua Raiders-which is the 2007 theme and Mars Mission-the 2008 theme). I agree wholeheartedly. The plastic is weaker, and so are the BIONICLE joints, the designs are different-maybe better, at least not so heavily juniorized. The printing is getting worse-collectible Minifigures and Magnets have bad quality, "Vintage" Minifigure Collections are even worse. I did love all of the old themes, although there is some pretty nice stuff out today. As for colors, I hate the change. The stuff looks wierd. They obviously did it to get more money spent on them-but the new dark gray is too blue! The new brown is red! And the new light gray is bluish as well, although it doesn't show as much...
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| November 4, 2010, 9:01 am
Quoting Wolf96 .
The quality mainly went down in the collecter figs. And I noticed that those white teeth things that used to be plastic are now rubber. I wish they would brign back Rock Raiders(barely remember), Aqua Raiders, and Dino Attack. And bring back those knoight armor pieces in black and green(marines). I buy lego's for the pieces now.


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| November 6, 2010, 8:11 am
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.
I certainly agree, the only issue that, I feel they are making too many new bricks, for example, bionicles when they first came out they would contain around 50 pieces, but now your lucky to get 20 in the latest models of bionicles, the arms and legs are practically single pieces!, please alert me if you agree.

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| December 30, 2010, 4:14 am
Yep, quality is going down, prices are getting extremely high.
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| December 30, 2010, 4:40 am
I can attest to some quality differences. First off, LEGO has been increasing the value of parts. This is partly due to the rise of the cost of oil (which is used to make plastic). In Pharaoh's Quest, every set is above 10 cents per part, other than the Sphinx. In Ninjago, only one set is 10 cents per part, and one is 8 cents per part. The rest is outrageously high. So there's the price difference. With the increased prices, they COULD print some parts instead of stickers, which often get damaged while in the box (in the case of larger sets), and come off-which is totally annoying.

But here's the quality. LEGO still uses ABS. Their printing has only improved, although they do less of it to save money. However, a few series use different plastic. It comes from CHINA-I have nothing against the Chinese, but the plastic is MUCH lower quality. And guess what this plastic is used in-yeah, Collectible Minifigures. The whole series is made of cheaper plastic. And yet they raised the price-even at 2 dollars a fig, it was quite high! But this outrage continues in OTHER themes. In Ninjago, the spinners sets are made of this cheaper plastic. So in addition to charging more than 50 CENTS PER PART!!, they are making all of it low quality plastic.

I've also heard that Battle Packs are made of cheaper plastic. It was on Eurobricks forums, so I'll take their word for it.

I know that the printing is worse in Magnet sets and Key Chains, plus in "Vintage" Collections the Minifigures printing is not always correct-but this is usually not a concern of mine, since I don't spend my limited budget on merchandise.

So overall, I'd say LEGO might be inching towards low quality at a high price in an almost stealthy-ish way.
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| December 30, 2010, 9:09 am
If LEGO doesn't stop this specially molded buisness, I'm just gonna go to buying transformers!
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| January 11, 2011, 8:37 am
The only place to get a decent amount of lego at a fair price is the pick a brick stations at their store (which can be very far away)
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| January 11, 2011, 8:46 am
Quoting BobaFett 2
I can attest to some quality differences. First off, LEGO has been increasing the value of parts. This is partly due to the rise of the cost of oil (which is used to make plastic). In Pharaoh's Quest, every set is above 10 cents per part, other than the Sphinx. In Ninjago, only one set is 10 cents per part, and one is 8 cents per part. The rest is outrageously high. So there's the price difference. With the increased prices, they COULD print some parts instead of stickers, which often get damaged while in the box (in the case of larger sets), and come off-which is totally annoying.

But here's the quality. LEGO still uses ABS. Their printing has only improved, although they do less of it to save money. However, a few series use different plastic. It comes from CHINA-I have nothing against the Chinese, but the plastic is MUCH lower quality. And guess what this plastic is used in-yeah, Collectible Minifigures. The whole series is made of cheaper plastic. And yet they raised the price-even at 2 dollars a fig, it was quite high! But this outrage continues in OTHER themes. In Ninjago, the spinners sets are made of this cheaper plastic. So in addition to charging more than 50 CENTS PER PART!!, they are making all of it low quality plastic.

I've also heard that Battle Packs are made of cheaper plastic. It was on Eurobricks forums, so I'll take their word for it.

I know that the printing is worse in Magnet sets and Key Chains, plus in "Vintage" Collections the Minifigures printing is not always correct-but this is usually not a concern of mine, since I don't spend my limited budget on merchandise.

So overall, I'd say LEGO might be inching towards low quality at a high price in an almost stealthy-ish way.

I make my point
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| April 30, 2011, 11:58 am
Ah, and your point is good. Is anyone else REALLY annoyed with stickers?
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| April 30, 2011, 2:00 pm
Quoting Monkeyboy 1
annoyed with stickers?

Stickers are probably the most useful LEGO pieces, besides rubber bands, of course.
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| May 3, 2011, 11:10 am
i agree, some of the hero factory parts i have are already worn out and cracked at the ball joint socket.
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| May 3, 2011, 12:29 pm
so true they are way to fragile
and way to expencive i got the star wars slave 1 form episode 2 for 20 bucks from the store now the new one is 20 or 30 bucks more expencive it is just plane crazy.
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| May 5, 2011, 8:14 pm
Quoting Rick Amsler
so true they are way to fragile
and way to expencive i got the star wars slave 1 form episode 2 for 20 bucks from the store now the new one is 20 or 30 bucks more expencive it is just plane crazy.


you can say that again
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| May 5, 2011, 8:59 pm
Quoting Jibby Fluff
Lego sets are still good now, its the price what is bad about them.

I agree! They are quite pricey!!! They sell 200 piece sets for like 15 bucks!
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| May 12, 2011, 9:02 am
And has anyone noticed how many of the sets come with 'stickers' to put on the pieces, while in the older sets the stuff was ..Printed? on the actual pieces. I like it better with the older pieces.
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| May 12, 2011, 1:25 pm
I want Lego to bring back dino attack, because I had not even heard of Lego when they were canned. From what I have seen, they look pretty good. I wish they would also resurrect mars mission too, boy they were the days
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| May 12, 2011, 2:55 pm
Quoting Connor Quinn
I want Lego to bring back dino attack, because I had not even heard of Lego when they were canned. From what I have seen, they look pretty good. I wish they would also resurrect mars mission too, boy they were the days

Yeah I wish they still had the dino attack sets too, I like the minifigs in it.
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| May 12, 2011, 6:35 pm
Quoting Quad ?????
Yeah I wish they still had the dino attack sets too, I like the minifigs in it.

I want them too. I also want the actual dino's.
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| May 13, 2011, 2:28 am
Quoting Cheesy Q
I think I can speak for all bio-builders when I say that I'm not happy with 2.0 because they have almost no places to attach Bionicle, they have so little pieces, and the building process is just ball joints. I'll admit, They can be useful. Actually I use them a lot so I don't know Why I'm complaining. Anyway, I hope HF 4.0 (If they even get there) is better than what 2.0 is, and what 3.0 will be like. I've seen 3.0. Nifty pieces have been added, but nothing like what Bionicle used.


ur right about the hf parts there hard to use but i found like 2 good ways. also i want to add i seldomly use hf because i only bought like 1 firelord to take apart, i like the bionicle pieces that come out becaus of the versitility of it, and im into modding old pieces and makeing exelent uses out of them.
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| May 13, 2011, 2:44 am
I think that lego's still going strong. Does anyone else think that the lego bricks are getting a little thinner though?
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| May 14, 2011, 11:28 am
I agree about the prices. my brother just bought a Ninjago spinner for like 11 dollars! And the spinning arena, the plastic one, is PACKING PLASTIC! Also, LEGO discontinued the color brown around 2007 for BIONICLES (R.I.P.)
so I only have around 20 brown pieces! And Vorox was tan not brown. And my two favorite series made by lego besides Bionicle: Mars Mission and Exo-Force! Both had great pieces and builds, but they were discontinued.
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| June 20, 2011, 10:28 am
I would definitely agree that the quality is going down, but I think the driving factor behind the rising prices is inflation.
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| June 22, 2011, 1:55 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.

I think the quality MIGHT be going down, but the PRICES are DEFINATLEY going up...
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| June 25, 2011, 8:03 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
I think the quality MIGHT be going down, but the PRICES are DEFINATLEY going up...

lol, in Aruba, a $30 LEGO set was $200!
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| June 25, 2011, 8:24 pm
Quoting andrew bishop
im sorta new here, i agree! too many people own the new ones, its special to own the old sets, its normal to own the new ones.



well... my granpa kinda banned me from getting more legos, sometimes i get some anyways, but i like to use HALO Megabloks just for the figures and weapons. isnt a realistic Master Cheif better than buying individual parts for a lego version? not saying i hate legos, its just that sometimes copiers produce usefull items.
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| July 10, 2011, 5:19 am
Quoting Captain McCoy™
lol, in Aruba, a $30 LEGO set was $200!
Welcome to the Kingdom of the Netherlands!

But yeah, prices also differ per country. For example: A $30 set is €30 in Europe, €30 is $42,73.

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| July 10, 2011, 7:44 am
Quoting The Timinater !
I think the quality MIGHT be going down, but the PRICES are DEFINATLEY going up...

Agreed. PoTC and Ninjago are the worst in price range. :(
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| July 10, 2011, 8:23 pm
I agree that prices are going high, but at least you can get some satisfaction out of the sets, and I guess that's what makes LEGO worthwhile. P.S., I loved those old Star Wars sets. Those old sets rocked. No matter what I episode they were from. I think that LEGO should have kept producing every set ever made, but I know the costs for the products would be astronomical and they'd have to jack up the prices even higher, than the LEGO business would collapse and children everywhere would resort to Megabloks, or PlayMobile or etc. so it's better just to get to the Bricklink.com and make a couple orders if you really want that set. Otherwise, I'd suggest just buying today's sets for the pieces. I think LEGO's quality is going up. Just look at how many new pieces are coming out. And the sets are designed very well, obviously made by professionals who work very hard for children's sake.
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| August 17, 2011, 5:49 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.

I like the direction LEGO is going with the modular buildings, kingdoms, and some of the new UCS Star Wars sets, but what I think LEGO should do is bring back the regular episode 1-6 sets for star wars, not all this clone wars stuff. Its made me lose interest in the theme.
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| August 20, 2011, 8:37 pm
I have been playing with LEGO since 1990, had about a 10 year dark age after 2001. From what I remember, the quality was excellent back then and from what I notice getting back into it and seeing the new pieces, I do not think the quality has changed one bit! I have noticed a lot more stickers in sets now day though.
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| September 21, 2011, 12:19 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
I do not think LEGO is "copying", there are only so many things in the world to make. They may be using small IDEAS here and there but they are not copying. Oh and it NOT dying, it may not be as "magical" as you remember it as a child to you know because all you care about is not the sets just parts. LEGO.com is meant mainly for kids between six and eleven right brecause they are their target audience? I'm not saying others CAN'T use it I'm just saying that is their target audience. They probably killed Mars Mission because it wasn't generating enough PROFIT. They are a company and need enough money to keep afloat not micro manage what YOU want, they will take feedback but will not tailor SPECIFICALLY to you. They are also using older themes and bringing them back to a NEW generation. LEGO is going strong and is not dying. Please respond.

I think that now you don't get enough brick for you money.
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| September 21, 2011, 12:34 pm
The price is just fine. Sure I wish they were cheaper because I could afford more of them, but I also wish I could buy a brand new BMW for $5000. It's a premium product and is priced accordingly. I would much rather LEGO be expensive and high quality than cheap and cheap.
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| October 2, 2011, 1:16 am
Hey guys! I have a question I always wondered about. I don't really like moving the arms of minifigures because I'm afraid they will wear out, but do they wear out? I know that by removing the arms, they will get looser, but what about just moving them?
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| October 3, 2011, 4:48 pm
Quoting Ryan Degener
bring back the regular episode 1-6 sets for star wars, not all this clone wars stuff. Its made me lose interest in the theme.

Same!
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| October 3, 2011, 5:09 pm
Price of LEGOs:$$$$$. LOTS OF MONEY.
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| January 2, 2012, 10:48 pm
I don't think so. What I do think is that they are making a lot of new molds that make whatever the new molds are on not really look as "lego like"
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| May 21, 2012, 4:52 pm
I don't think so. What I do think is that they are making a lot of new molds that make whatever the new molds are on not really look as "lego like"
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| May 21, 2012, 4:52 pm
I agree because now they make these modified pieces that make the set smaller and you don't really have a fun experience building it and they are overpriced.
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| June 1, 2012, 10:47 pm
They are overpriced! I bought the new Droid's Escape and it was $20! When I was a kid (and I'm a TFFOL), that set probably would have been between $10-$15. I've also noticed the quality of the pieces going down. I've had a lot more broken parts in the last few years. I also got a set in which one of the pieces was so messed up you couldn't use it in anything. The studs hadn't been molded correctly. When I bought sets in the early 2000s, they were a lot cheaper and didn't have those defects. That was before LEGO had factories in places like China, which probably saves them money, but lowers the overall quality of the pieces because they make them cheaply. The set that I had two pieces break in was from China.
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| July 10, 2012, 11:51 am
Quoting Kayla Rhodes
They are overpriced! I bought the new Droid's Escape and it was $20! When I was a kid (and I'm a TFFOL), that set probably would have been between $10-$15. I've also noticed the quality of the pieces going down. I've had a lot more broken parts in the last few years. I also got a set in which one of the pieces was so messed up you couldn't use it in anything. The studs hadn't been molded correctly. When I bought sets in the early 2000s, they were a lot cheaper and didn't have those defects. That was before LEGO had factories in places like China, which probably saves them money, but lowers the overall quality of the pieces because they make them cheaply. The set that I had two pieces break in was from China.

I'm not sure whether you have bad luck or Lego is lying, but I've heard that the factories in China will be "built and run with the same technology, automation and standards for employee safety and product quality as our LEGO factories in Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic and Mexico, and it will have a distinct LEGO look and feel.”
Personally, I've never had a mistake in a Lego set that I got, but a lot of my older pieces seem easier to break
I think that I've got 2 chains (2 chains, very funny :P) that have been snapped before and I'm pretty sure they were my older ones.
Course, it could be just wear and tear or just the fact that I've had them longer so it's more likely that they would break.
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