History YMMV / LEGO

22nd Jul '16 12:32:26 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Believe it or not, the beloved minifigures. There are plenty of fans who feel that they detract from the built models and are only used to sell sets. They're not completely off, though.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Believe it or not, the beloved minifigures. There are plenty of fans who feel that they detract from the built models and are only used to sell sets. They're not completely off, though.
15th Jul '16 6:33:59 PM johnnycade7
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** Many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The Toys/LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This LEGO CUUSOO project]] attempts to offset the problem.

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** Many Part of the fun in LEGO is that it's ''supposed'' to be, determinedly, a toy for both boys and girls. So naturally, many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The Toys/LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This LEGO CUUSOO project]] attempts to offset the problem.
10th Jul '16 8:22:21 PM Discar
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* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set manage to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad'', but avoid any outcry over the subject material by using the comic versions of the Squad instead.

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* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set manage to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', but avoid any outcry over the subject material by using the comic versions of the Squad instead.
23rd Jun '16 4:18:41 PM StFan
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* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set manage to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad'', but avoid any outcry over the subject material by using the comic versions of the Squad instead.



* MoneyDearBoy: Most say it's popular only because the company wouldn't stop "blowing up". It quickly became a major corporation, and has been gradually getting bigger and bigger, branching out into other avenues of entertainment (series with franchises of their own, movies, commercials, video games, board games, theme parks, etc...) to the point where the creators forget that you are just supposed to ''build actual plastic bricks'' with them! Of course, the haters often ignore how the company had ''eight decades'' to prepare for this.
** The book ''Brick by Brick'' by David Robertson provides an accessible insight into this phenomenon, pointing out that the company's branching out around the TurnOfTheMillennium actually ''decreased'' their profits, and it was only due to their in-house products like ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' and the then-released redesigns of classic older sets that they managed to avoid bankruptcy. So while the complaint is partially true, LEGO has already learned the hard way how to keep their standard building toys and other departments balanced without relying too much on either.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Most say it's popular only because the company wouldn't stop "blowing up". It quickly became a major corporation, and has been gradually getting bigger and bigger, branching out into other avenues of entertainment (series with franchises of their own, movies, commercials, video games, board games, theme parks, etc...etc.) to the point where the creators forget that you are just supposed to ''build actual plastic bricks'' with them! Of course, the haters often ignore how the company had ''eight decades'' to prepare for this.
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The book ''Brick by Brick'' by David Robertson provides an accessible insight into this phenomenon, pointing out that the company's branching out around the TurnOfTheMillennium actually ''decreased'' their profits, and it was only due to their in-house products like ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' and the then-released redesigns of classic older sets that they managed to avoid bankruptcy. So while the complaint is partially true, LEGO has already learned the hard way how to keep their standard building toys and other departments balanced without relying too much on either.
22nd Mar '16 12:47:43 PM Josef5678
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** Many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This LEGO CUUSOO project]] attempts to offset the problem.

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** Many of the LEGO lines aimed directly toward young girls would tend to have these. Many have placed focus on domestic "feminine" activities, such as a resort set with focus on leisure activities, as well as a LEGO jewelry-making set. The LEGOFriends, Toys/LEGOFriends, the most recent attempt at marketing toward girls, has had some of the most criticism. Unlike the jewelry-making set, it directly advertised its affiliation with LEGO bricks, but the toy figures were modeled more after the idealized feminine image similar to fashion dolls (while the resort LEGO sets still kept the blocky-looking figures). [[http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15401 This LEGO CUUSOO project]] attempts to offset the problem.
22nd Mar '16 5:46:36 AM dsneybuf
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* TheScrappy: Several parts and themes over the years. ''Series/{{Galidor}}'' is a noted example.

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Several parts and themes over the years. ''Series/{{Galidor}}'' is a noted example.



*** And even ''that'' CUUSOO (or should we say now, Lego Ideas) project came with its own slew of UnfortunateImplications, along with the headline-making female scientist figure from LEGOMinifigures. [[SchmuckBait Just try]] to find an Internet discussion regarding either the Ideas project or the female Scientist that ''doesn't'' have an argument started by someone saying, "[[PositiveDiscrimination What's the big deal? If these were male characters, this wouldn't be newsworthy.]]"[[note]]And that's if they're civil. If they're not, expect to see rants about LEGO "corrupting" children's minds with "feminist propaganda".[[/note]] It's probably going to get worse after it has been announced that, after being held over from a previous review process, it's going to be made into an official product.
** Any theme with humans and non-humans that are divided into good and bad invariably has the good guys being human, and the bad guys being the non-humans. Even instances where the humans were encroaching on the non-humans land, or raiding their tombs. This has not gone unnoticed by certain imageboards.
** Licensed themes brought this to yellow minifigures when they made the mistake of making licensed themes with yellow minifigures. When the black Lando Calrissian showed up in Star Wars, they had to make him accurate, but that immediately sealed the image of yellow minifigures as white. Now, all licensed themes use flesh-toned minifigures, but the second a black character showed up among yellow figures, it's been hard to think of them as raceless characters.

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*** %%*** And even ''that'' CUUSOO (or should we say now, Lego Ideas) project came with its own slew of UnfortunateImplications, along with the headline-making female scientist figure from LEGOMinifigures. [[SchmuckBait Just try]] to find an Internet discussion regarding either the Ideas project or the female Scientist that ''doesn't'' have an argument started by someone saying, "[[PositiveDiscrimination What's the big deal? If these were male characters, this wouldn't be newsworthy.]]"[[note]]And that's if they're civil. If they're not, expect to see rants about LEGO "corrupting" children's minds with "feminist propaganda".[[/note]] It's probably going to get worse after it has been announced that, after being held over from a previous review process, it's going to be made into an official product.
** %%** Any theme with humans and non-humans that are divided into good and bad invariably has the good guys being human, and the bad guys being the non-humans. Even instances where the humans were encroaching on the non-humans land, or raiding their tombs. This has not gone unnoticed by certain imageboards.
** %%** Licensed themes brought this to yellow minifigures when they made the mistake of making licensed themes with yellow minifigures. When the black Lando Calrissian showed up in Star Wars, they had to make him accurate, but that immediately sealed the image of yellow minifigures as white. Now, all licensed themes use flesh-toned minifigures, but the second a black character showed up among yellow figures, it's been hard to think of them as raceless characters.
22nd Mar '16 5:43:19 AM dsneybuf
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: [[http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4000013-1 4000031 A LEGO Christmas Tale]] is a charming Christmas-themed set featuring Santa Claus on his sleigh, elves making toys, children opening presents, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a snowman with a skull for a head]].



** Winning an award when you display at a fan convention.


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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4000013-1 4000031 A LEGO Christmas Tale]] is a charming Christmas-themed set featuring Santa Claus on his sleigh, elves making toys, children opening presents, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a snowman with a skull for a head]].
17th Mar '16 11:27:42 AM themisterfree
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* TheScrappy: Several parts and themes over the years.

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* TheScrappy: Several parts and themes over the years. ''Series/{{Galidor}}'' is a noted example.
5th Feb '16 3:54:41 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* MagnumOpus: Typically, the sets with very high brick counts and aimed for older building audiences (including the Modular Buildings, Winter Village, ''Star Wars'' Ultimate Collector Series, and the Taj Mahal) are upheld as LEGO masterpieces. Of course, [[CrackIsCheaper they also tend to be the most expensive]].
27th Jan '16 7:24:25 AM 8BrickMario
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** Licensed themes brought this to yellow minifigures when they made the mistake of making licensed themes with yellow minifigures. When the black Lando Calrissian showed up in Star Wars, they had to make him accurate, but that immediately sealed the image of yellow minifigures as white. Now, all licensed themes use flesh-toned minifigures, but the second a black character showed up among yellow figures, it's been hard to think of them as raceless characters.
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