History YMMV / Lego

18th Jan '18 5:41:32 PM Colin266
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* MisaimedMarketing: Cleverly averted. The 2016 DC Super Heroes set manage to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', 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 managed to tie in loosely to ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', but avoid avoided 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 ''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.

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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.) 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 ''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.
2nd Jan '18 5:39:00 PM 8BrickMario
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** LEGO Vs Megabloks shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.

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** LEGO Vs Megabloks Mega Bloks shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock Mega Bloks in the past.


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* ScrappyMechanic:
** LEGO sets with brightly-colored Technic pins or liftarms for mechanisms. Even when the pieces are color-locked, they're not always covered up properly, which can annoy adult builders.
** Stickers, as stated above, especially when they're clear-backed, which means a risk of air bubbles or smudging underneath them.
4th Dec '17 3:35:43 AM DivineDeath
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* PeripheryDemographic: LEGO is primarily a toy for children. It is ''immeasurably'' popular with teenagers and adults.
4th Dec '17 3:19:56 AM DivineDeath
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* UglyCute: Attempts to make more intimidating or monstrous-looking characters with the normally adorable minifigures, like the Orcs from the ''Lord of the Rings'' sets, tend to have this effect.
7th Oct '17 8:53:13 PM Prinzenick
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** LEGO Vs Megablox shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.

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** LEGO Vs Megablox Megabloks shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.
7th Oct '17 8:50:47 PM Prinzenick
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* ArchivePanic; Lego has been around since '''1932''' and has produced an innumerable amount of brick sets since 1949 and is showing no signs of stopping. If you want to be a Lego collector, be certain that you have cash to burn.



** LEGO Vs Megablock shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.

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** LEGO Vs Megablock Megablox shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.
2nd Oct '17 2:40:02 AM Prinzenick
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** Rubberbands (for sets like the Bohrok and the many, many X-Wing sets) suffer a similar fate, but unlike stickers, they're fairly easy to replace.
** Studs. Their inherently tiny size makes them hard to keep a grip on and very, ''very'' easy to misplace.
6th May '17 1:23:15 AM Vampireandthen
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** LEGO Vs Megablock shorts on YouTube are not uncommon. Both are similar in design and use, and LEGO did sue Megablock in the past.
18th Mar '17 9:10:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* FandomRivalry: There is a well-established three-way FriendlyRivalry among fans of the three eldest LEGOThemes: LEGOSpace, [[ClassicLEGOCastle LEGO Castle]], and LEGOTrains.

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* FandomRivalry: There is a well-established three-way FriendlyRivalry among fans of the three eldest LEGOThemes: LEGOSpace, [[ClassicLEGOCastle Toys/LEGOThemes: Toys/LEGOSpace, [[Toys/ClassicLEGOCastle LEGO Castle]], and LEGOTrains.Toys/LEGOTrains.
28th Feb '17 8:05:49 AM PeabodySam
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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.

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%%*** ** And even ''that'' that CUUSOO (or should we say now, Lego LEGO Ideas) project came with its own slew of UnfortunateImplications, along with the headline-making female scientist figure from LEGOMinifigures.Toys/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".propaganda" and "sexist political correctness".[[/note]] It's probably going to get worse after it has been announced that, after being held over For example, [[http://brickset.com/article/26844/lego-ideas-review-results#comments here]] is a discussion resulting from LEGO selecting a previous review process, it's going to be made into an official product.second Ideas project revolving around female scientists.
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