These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Winning an award when you display at a fan convention.
Money, Dear Boy: 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 Turn of the Millennium actually decreased their profits, and it was only due to their in-house products like 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.
Older Than They Think/They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Specialized pieces and sets devoted to building one specific model have been around since 1955. Despite this, for many years now there has been a seemingly inexhaustible supply of people in their 20s or 30s lamenting this "recent" development and fondly recalling how it was all just boxes of random generic bricks when they were kids.
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 LEGO Friends, 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). This LEGO CUUSOO project attempts to offset the problem.
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.