• Dork Age: Town Jr., from the late 90's. The sets were mind-bogglingly simple to build, with buildings made of a few specialized "juniorized" parts, cars with single-piece chassis, printed-on headlights and no doors, and uninspired designs. Thankfully the juniorization has mostly stopped after LEGO realized its mistakes.
  • Periphery Demographic: AFOLs. After all, it's them who can afford the really big and fancy sets.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • The reaction of many AFOLs upon LEGO's changing all its colors in the 21st century.
    • Very old-school LEGO fans (or former LEGO fans and parents of LEGO-playing kids) think this way about specialized parts.