Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby BobaFett2 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:47 pm

I find the "new" "headlight" brick to be at least a useful as the original headlight brick-it's far more stable than a half-pin in a TECHNIC 1x1 brick. I don't see much of a problem with that 3x6 cockpit piece (except that I don't really like it), but I guess it can be an issue. I definitely prefer the old cockpits-the new ones just aren't the same.
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:57 pm

So, a 2012 for LEGO is going to happen? Is this the end for LEGO? :x
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Stargorger » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:21 am

Sir Michael Le Fanu wrote:So, a 2012 for LEGO is going to happen? Is this the end for LEGO? :x


Noooooooooo!

It's ok, all us AFOL's will have "Arks" to save Lego.

Plus, we can go trawling in the river behind the Lego plant and pick-up all their discarded legos ;-)
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:08 pm

Noooooooooo!

It's ok, all us AFOL's will have "Arks" to save Lego.

Plus, we can go trawling in the river behind the Lego plant and pick-up all their discarded legos ;-)


/laughs

Nice.
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Admiral Netsooj » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:46 pm

I doubt LEGO will stop making new stuff, as long as we keep buying it.

Stargorger wrote:Plus, we can go trawling in the river behind the Lego plant and pick-up all their discarded legos ;-)


A good idea, but I am fairly sure TLC just recycles the plastic, so no discarding bricks.
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Stargorger » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:04 am

Admiral Netsooj wrote:I doubt LEGO will stop making new stuff, as long as we keep buying it.

Stargorger wrote:Plus, we can go trawling in the river behind the Lego plant and pick-up all their discarded legos ;-)


A good idea, but I am fairly sure TLC just recycles the plastic, so no discarding bricks.


*#&# it!
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:53 pm

I truly do not understand or belong on this planet.
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby PurirideVry » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:14 am

I think though a lot of the new pieces are uglier then their older equivalents they all seem to be changed for good reason. All sorts of pieces have been changed and replaced over the years. So far I haven't heard anyone complaining about the lack of Jack Stone wall pieces or galidor figures.
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Re: Lego's Unnessary Re-Tooling (A Rant)

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm

PurirideVry wrote:I think though a lot of the new pieces are uglier then their older equivalents they all seem to be changed for good reason. All sorts of pieces have been changed and replaced over the years. So far I haven't heard anyone complaining about the lack of Jack Stone wall pieces or galidor figures.


Thats because nobody really liked Jack Stone. Either way, there are good and bad reasons why LEGO is making parts that are more simple.

good reasons: It saves plastic, which means more bricks for us.
It helps save the environment.(kinda)

bad reasons: It means few parts are going to have cool designs on them.
It also means they aren't printing on parts-instead we must use stickers. (I puke in my mouth just at the thought of stickered parts.) ;)
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They did it again...

Postby Bluetron » Sat May 14, 2011 4:52 am

When looking for antennae on Bricklink, I came across this:

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At first I thought I was looking at an old prototype version of this piece, but nope. These are coming with the most recent 2011 sets:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3957b&in=S

I personally like the older version better, as it was more streamlined. The new version is just kind of, well, blunt. I suppose I can see the Design Lab's reasoning, but I think if you're looking for a more pole-like piece, we've already got the umbrella stand or the lightsaber blade.

Don't get me started on the latest jet canopy...

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