you are right. i saw the mos eisley cantina and the firefighter boat...
horrible. the rebel snowspeeder seemed decent, though, but the complete lack of
detail in the mos eisley set is too head-shakeable.
When I look at the list, I see two of the best Star Wars Mini's either...
And I also see an inexpensive fireboat that I would have loved to have when
I was a kid.
To my knowledge, we haven't seen any of the new Technic sets for this year.
Let's see if they can top 8455.
the land speeder looks ok... ill give it that. the cantina flat out sucks.
it looks like they used ten bricks to 'pretend' there is a wall there. its
i give it a 30 out of 100 on the lugnet scale.
No argument here..It is pretty pathetic to look at. Im not sure what
they were thinking when they designed the Cantina part of this Lego set.
Maybe they should have called it something else as well. Im going to
wait and see how much it sells for before i decide to buy it. Im
guessing in the $25-35 range...
re: the cantina set>Im going to
~30 bucks (lugnets list price) is a lot of money for that P.O.S. with 193
pieces. (i dont know if it matters to you, but you get one of those camel
wanna-be desert reptiles in the set which is ridden by a stormtrooper.)
now, for 20 bucks you get 213 pieces in the rebel snowspeeder set (and 3
lego guys to boot). its a better deal.
if i was a star wars lego collector, id make my own damn cantina set by
hitting bricklink and getting the essential pieces (the tan archs for the
building and the brown curved plates for the land speeder) and save my money.
Oh it isn't THAT bad... ATM I'm looking around in the Online-Shop and
see, they already (or again?) have the Restaurant I've got 10 Years ago
:) The Train Station isn't that small 10-bricks-shit it was 2000/2001,
and the Mainstreet-Set is for sale again. Thats all they have in
"City"... OK, that IS bad :(
Times, where they had great Fire- and Police-Stations or Gas Stations(!)
are over. Apparently todays kids don't wanna play with that :-/
Although I understand that different people have different emotional
responses to any given LEGO set, I have never entirely understood the point
of such debates. I thought the fundamental point of LEGO was to encourage
creativity and allow people to build whatever they wish using a great
building system. Therefore, it seems to me you are only limited by your
imagination. Even the variations over time of LEGO building blocks can be
an opportunity. For those of you that doubt this, take a look at the many
unique creations posted on such web sites as
I should mention that I often buy
LEGO sets that don't have too much shelf appeal just so I can use the pieces
in the set to build other things. Don't get me wrong, I love many of the
sets LEGO has sold over the years and I often build according to LEGO
instructions both for fun and to gain building experience. I get many ideas
while following instructions.
If my attempt at explaining my thoughts on LEGO is unclear, just spend some
time with children playing with LEGOs. Its wonderful to see how uninhibited
a child's creativity can be. I hope to someday regain that level of
creativity myself. By the time I was out of college, I was no longer as
creative as I had been in my youth.
Have a great holiday season!
- John Eric
people to build whatever they wish using a great building system. Therefore,
it seems to me you are only limited by your
my view on this:
lego continuously creates new bricks, plates, etc. every year and REMOVES the
creativity by making specific pieces.
since i prefer the city/trains sets, having a lego piece with a harry potter
picture on it does me absolutely no good. it is set- specific, and that does
not encourage creativity.
My words! All those new sets _prevent_ 'creative development' (you know
what I mean) instead of stimulating it. It's like Playmobil... Look at
this JackStone crap - what are kids supposed to build with six poles and
a plate? If I need some bricks for my city-buildings I need to look at
eBay - Lego doesn't sell them. They don't sell _anything_ along those
lines. And thats no challenge - what if i want to build a little
fair-carousel? No way, i can find bricks for that in one of the new sets
- IMHO thats very sad :/
"Frmthgrav" skrev i en meddelelse
Then you haven't seen my 6-yo play with anything coming from LEGO. He can
use his imagination fine enough with all the new bricks as well. Harry
Potter, Bionicle, Technic, Jack Stone, you name it.
Nothing wrong with LEGO - just use your imagination - if you can find it.
Tine, mother and LEGO-builder
"Frmthgrav" skrev i en meddelelse
I don't know about you - I find it diffucult sometimes to find MY
imagination in the middle of having two kids, a house and working full time.
I see most of my adult surroundings having the same difficulties. I would
say it's more the rule than the exeption that adults lack the imagination
I like the new Technic and creators
sets for 2003/2004, Sometimes even I have a hard time creating as an
adult fan of lego.And yes sometimes I will buy a set even I may not like
but I also use parts that I need and put parts I do not need into my
lego box at work and my co workers play and build with them at work.