This was to be put on @LegoDavid ‘s topic, so sorry if it doesn’t fit this one.
All of these are legitimate complaints, but many are only from the consumer side, and not from the perspective of LEGO.
In business, there is a balance that needs to occur. Two things impact the price of an item, no matter the quality or size or rarity. Those are how much people will pay for it, and how many people would buy it per price. LEGO is finding this balance, and by increasing the price, they are making more money, because LEGO is still selling like crazy.
Licenses sell. Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel are HUGE, so people will buy them. Without licenses, LEGO would be bankrupt twenty times over by now.
I’d say there’s a lot more to say about this. How does LEGO make money? By selling sets. How does LEGO sells sets? By making them fun and appealing. How? By appealing to old fans, new fans, young fans, old fans. They are interconnected so well, they are hardly comparable. Businesses need money, so if they cared more about fans than money, they’d go bankrupt and be bought out, and there fans wouldn’t like that either. I feel if this was true, we wouldn’t have Ideas, Bionicle wouldn’t have came back, and much more wouldn’t have happened.
Star Wars saved Lego, and is huge. It continues to sell. Yeah, Star Wars gets a lot of attention, but I could make the same argument for Ninjago.
I may be the only one, but I love the duplicate sets. They are great for collectors, fans, and people who didn’t buy the first. Eventually, Star Wars would have run out of material, but with new movies and remakes, it can go on forever.
Yet he’s still more popular in the LEGO community than maybe anyone on TTV That’s a very strict opinion, I actually think he’s a great guy, and I would love to love more of his videos.
I think you’re forgetting a few major things. 1. Box art. 2. LEGO Ideas. 3. LEGO’s entire anniversary earlier this year, which was all about imagination. 4. LEGO Movie, which is getting a sequel.
MOCs are so big right now, YouTubers maybe just aren’t good MOCers or maybe MOCers aren’t popular on YouTube.
In my opinion, the quality is probably better now than it ever has been. Look at LEGO Ninjago Movie sets or Star Wars sets if you don’t believe me.
As I said before, I can understand some of these. I totally wish LEGO would put less money in Star Wars (unless they make another Zam Wessel set) and more into Marvel and Overwatch, and I wish sets were cheaper. But perspective is very important in this argument. I’d say LEGO is doing better than ever. Didn’t it just get named the top company in the world by like, 5 European countries?