Okay, I’m going to step in a little deeper into this debate.
Um... I disagree. 1. I have never seen Lego use a suit as decoration unless it’s on a manikin or something. If you have a case, I’d really like to see it. 2. There’s a giant hole for the face and the middle is missing so it can sandwich over the torso. 3. This is for the Cactus Girl specifically, the arms are connected to the torso rather than the Cactus part, so basically going that far to make a cactus (using the sandwich piece, minifigure head, AND torso), they may as well just make a cactus minifigure.
Okay, forgot to read this part. I still think that Lego wouldn’t go that far just to make a detailed cactus. They didn’t in the Lego Movie, whether they had that piece or not. Just realized I did not help my statement at all with that.
I own one of my favorite documentaries literally because it is Lego, the Brickumentary. In it, it discusses a sales decline years back that was actually due to so many specialized parts. In it, they should images of Jack Stone (that’s what those creepy action guys were called, right?) and Galidor. In fact, this is the same decline that nearly ruined Lego, but it was saved by Bionicle and Star Wars. I would argue that the main reason for the decline is the death of ToysRUs. (Moment of silence)
Maybe that’s the reason it seems almost all ages like them. It’s the classic Lego, plus some modern as well.
Well, I’ve always preferred keeping the sets together, and so my parents (and my cousins’ parents, even though he took everything apart) never got us individual bricks. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if my mom doesn’t know Bricklink exists though I’ve told her a few times about it. This is of course, from personal experience. Mocists certainitly do get pieces off of it I’m sure, but the suppliers have to buy their pieces from somewhere, right?
Well, the death of ToysRUs will kill off some competition, and Lego is also the best toy company being not only a toy but a form of art, media production, and so much more.
Aw man, I love Banana Suit Guy...
Using a banana for a wheel? I'm confused. Okay, so I'm sure I'm wrong, but from what it sounds like, you went from saying "we need more specialized parts" to saying "we need parts that can do everything", which are almost opposites in my eyes.
That's kind of the point of a building-block system. "Legal builds" are kind of what keeps Lego parts together. I'm probably misinterpreting this.
If there was, it looks like you could not actually put the glass on the head to fit the eyes in. And then, wouldn't they want to do the same for the circle glasses, which have no piece to fit in.
I wouldn't say this is at all a mistake, just a disappointment to mocists.
Um... Kids like motorcycles? I mean, Creator gives unique builds with detail but not made for minifigures. Ninjago and Nexo Knights allows Lego to throw in whatever function they want. And Batman is just straight up Batman. Yeah, I don't really know how to respond to this.
But Lego still uses at least four of those. And the ones I haven't seen in a while (for the most part) I've seen remade.
I would actually argue that the sets today are so much more creative and inventive than the sets you talk about. I mean, just look and Ninjago City.
I think you are lookin at sets from a locust perspective, when Lego isn’t engineering their sets towards mocists. Anyways, those are some of my (unpopular) opinions.