Lego: C/D, S&D

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Can you still buy just regular legos?

Kris, Saturday, 22 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I bought a big bin of them a couple years ago. Selection was kinda bland.

Josh, Saturday, 22 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

the newer legos are really annoying in general, it seems. there will be stoopid parts like a whole building wall in one piece, instead of having it be made out of bricks. LAME. I am pleased at the mention of the main street set. I remember at one xmas both my sister and I got a main street set. I think after a while i had raided the good stuff out of hers for myself. heh. she had a little town made up of the less desirable pieces which me and my cousin (best friend!) called FUNKYLEGOTOWN. or also funkylegeten.

I used to be kind of mean to my sister. these days she is a good friend. and if i were to see the two lego towns side by side at this point in life, i'd realize that hers was actually cooler.

my little neices and nephews play legos sometimes. well, i'm mainly thinking of a family get together a few years ago where my niece was quietly playing with the legos in the corner. at some point we went over to see what she was doing, and she had collected all the little flower petal parts in a pile, and taken all the yellow smiley heads and put them in a big long chain. for some reason, i thought this was the greatest use of legos ever conceived. or at least the cutest use ever!

Ron, Saturday, 22 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Can you still buy just regular legos?

Looking through the lego.com website and through a selection of lego catalogs, it looks like they've phased out (at least in the USA) your regular ol' non-specialized building sets like the kind I grew up with.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Destroy the super thin lego, cool as it was it was a pain to take apart. Aside from searching the wonderful 2*4, also search the wheels/gears from the motorized sets.

Mr Noodles, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Legos for me were best for creating houses with multicolored walls. Hurrah!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I *heart* lego.

Was in the lego club, have a Gold Master Builders Badge!

Lego Star Wars are cool...and the other day I saw SPIDER-MAN LEGO!.

jel --, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

oh yes! lego spidey! oh yes!

jel --, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

At 6 years I built discoteques from my Lego-bricks, I wonder cause I had no real notion what a discotheque would look like at that age, they probably represented music tv-shows (the dutch equivalent of TopOfThe Pops or something) and it was basically NOT DONE to mix Lego with any other toys in my room.

I've seen horribble Lego-stuff lately, with silly fairy tale colours and totally prefabric ugly cute castles etc. it looked like my little pony. DESTROY!!!

the basic originals are CLASSIC. Why do they have to ruin everything and listen to some crap marketing sales manager that children want a nice cute Lego doll gggggrrrrrrr

Well I'm beginning to sound like some reactionary old teacher, who wants his pupils to watch Abstract Avantgarde Cartoons instead of Pokemon, who fumes about kids that can't use their imagination anymore blalablablah...oh hell!

SEARCH AS MUCH LEGO AS YOU CAN FIND, Lock yourself up in your room for a week and PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY

erik from holland, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

(actually 4 and 5 aren't much to do with lego are they? but i did find them by googling "lego alien")

mark s, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

lego rockso the partyo. I was perusing a 'meccano magazine ' from april 1965 and i chanced upon an ad for 'cliki'- the lego granddaddy or even daddy -the genetics are so similar. It is the same architecture but the raised bump sections have holes in them. wow.

"Click...click...click and your models are made. Cliki builds towns and villages with homes shops and garages. And their all so realistic, thanks to Cliki's special details.-baseplates that LOCK together cannot fall apart"

jeskam, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

*flashback* lego memory - my neighbours dog ate a lego man and we found the lego mans helmet in the dog poooooooo. ooooooo.

jeskam, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

(lego predates cliki and all rivals i think. as well as lego i had some lego knock-off as a kid, which worked the same and looked pretty similar — except all-white and slightly translucent — but it was a slightly diff.size so you couldn't combine em: its innovation was roof-tiles that looked like slates, except green, which you could balance atop the walls of yr little white translucent house)

mark s, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

speedy history

mark s, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

okay.

I remember the translucent stuff too, how did it ever infect the pure lego gene pool. (wistful rhetorical)

jeskam, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Crap.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm wrong, too. Nevermind.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

www.lugnet.com The main LEGO fan site. You can spend days looking through the BrickShelf gallery at people's designs.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/mladenpejic/ Mladen, the god of LEGO mecha.

fletrejet, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

creating houses with multicolored walls

sacrelige! YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!!!

...oh dear, i fear the obsessive-compulsive tendencies started young with this here one.

petra jane, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

also great for building rockoperas around the house

ducklingmonster, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

search: technic and duplo

destroy: nu-lego!! esp. the programmable 'mindstorms' cuz i know some of the ppl who developed them and it suXor

geeta, Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Uh huh.

Tim, Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

i spose one could map the Dumming Down of yoof-cultch and the hypermediated short-attention-span innernet generation to the advent of those annoying already-built-walls in modern lego. also, the new Attack of the Clones and Harry Potter legos are the SUCK.

petra jane, Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I still have boxed sets of the first Technical lego car, and the first tilting train set (circa 1983) and the big early 80's spaceship. I was very anal as a child. Though I prefered the 'build it yourself' stuff to the crafted pieces; it took all the fun out of it to have pieces that couldn't really be used elsewhere. Shame. Young people today have no sense of application.

My abiding memory of a family holiday to Belgium in 1979 was losing a piece of a space scooter; it was one of the 'special' pieces and I was never able to replace it, so the space scooter could never be finished again. It taught me the value of loss and it's role in the creation of desire, like any good Lacanian could tell you.

The lesson was reinforced when I lost one of the tiny cogs that made that car's differential gears work properly. I think my parents might have hoovered it up, as they had a bad carpet for lego, patterned as it was in such a way as to make small pieces invisible. Everyone I have spoken to who had that car lost one of those cogs. There should be a support group for us.

Nathan Barley, Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

The yellow castle destroys main street.

matthew m., Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 10:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

My son has just been given some Stickle Bricks for his (second) birthday, and they're great. Probably better suited than lego to little hands, and I'm enjoying them even more than him.

James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 12:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sticklebricks, classic or dud?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 12:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

I feel so sad I missed this thread the first time round! I absolutely adore legos and would have happily sacrificed the rest of my toy collection to get more of them. It was not to be though -- because then, as now, they were awfully expensive. Not that I was particularly lego deprived, but I always craved more.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

if you call them lego not legos, it sounds like yr getting less so = less expensive

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lego Loss

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

My son has just been given some Stickle Bricks for his (second) birthday, and they're great. Probably better suited than lego to little hands, and I'm enjoying them even more than him.

Does Duplo still exist?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

the lego, the superlego and the lid

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't know anything about Duplo, Matt - never had it as a kid. Is it a kind of Lego junior?

James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yes, Duplo is just like Lego except that the blocks are much bigger and easier to take apart so that they are suitable for smaller kids to play with. As far as I know they still exist, I still see Duplo sets in the toy store.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

the entire cosmos in fact fits inside a single unit of monoplo

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Legos were and are expensive? How weird, I never knew.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 13:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

I remember a phase where I'd get given second-hand lego sets for christmas and birthdays. They were all from my cousin, whose parents thought was now Too Old For Lego; and my parents couldn't afford to get me new sets.

caitlin (caitlin), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 15:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

legos are the perfect toy

A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 15:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

I loved Lego.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 16:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Until that fateful day...

NA. (Nick A.), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 17:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lego = classic, until stepped on with bare feet, which renders them infinitely DUD...at least until the swelling goes down, then they are once again classic.

Legos were the thing that united all of my toys as a child; thanks to legos, I managed to incorporate GI Joes, Transformers, hot wheels, Gobots, micromachines, etc, etc into one gigantic massive all-inclusive toystravaganza. My parents still have never forgiven me for that particular mess.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 17:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone here been to Legoland?

amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 20:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

two: copenhagen and carlsbad

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 20:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

Classic. Search: Everything I build with them. Destroy: Everything you build with them, because I need those pieces, fucker.

Millar (Millar), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 20:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

I usually destroy whatever I build within ten minutes of building it.

amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 20:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

Seach: Lego pr0n!

Leee (Leee), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 04:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Usually feeling them out will help. There's always one distinctive bit, even in those that lack it.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Friday, 13 May 2011 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't correlate those bump codes with the two packets i have here. are they american ones? i know the american barcodes were different but that may've been due to them using a different barcode standard.

> We just got our third Ice Hockey player,

glass half empty thinking there. you've nearly got a whole team!

koogs, Friday, 13 May 2011 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

811 virtual pieces later


(Virtual) Lego Falling Water (21005)

koogs, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Free lego in The Sun again every day this week (starting today, but I only just found out about it, bah).

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/free-lego-toys-offer-is-back-2011-10-06

JimD, Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lego shop on thursday had the new volkswagen camper van (10220), which looks nice. and the enormo super star destroyer (10221) in the window.

koogs, Saturday, 8 October 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Primm Slim, Robot Sheriff (kingfish), Saturday, 29 October 2011 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

series 7 in the shops today.

female swimmer, inca?, rabbit, bride, Poseidon, scotsman, skydiver, future soldier, tennis, tarzan, hippy, computer spod, valkyrie, black knight, rock chick, female hobbit?

koogs, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

(noticed today, might've been there for a while)

koogs, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never got the Roman soldier from the last run. Got everything else so quickly I got bored of looking.

Waiting for the Monster Fighter sets

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just seemed to get female astronauts and aliens in the last lot. and a minotaur with only one horn 8(

future soldier looks a lot like a reaction to the halo minifigs that you can also find places.

koogs, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he's full-on space marine. Combine some of him with lady astronauts and you'll have a full platoon of mixed-gender squaddies.

You get one of those Halo minifig baggies? They're some chintzy-ass construction

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

no. did pick up a couple of the playmobil packs for a friend's kids. they are same price despite containing about twice the plastic (and are split between male and female, ninjas in the one, princesses in the other) (ok, not that simple, the female ones contain vampires and lara croft etc)

koogs, Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

finally got some today, incl a Roman Soldier(thus completing my Series 6)

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Sunday, 15 April 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh dude that soldier is cool

markers, Sunday, 15 April 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's the rare(st?) one from that run

Wow, they wrote bios for every one:

http://minifigures.lego.com/en-us/Bios/Default.aspx

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Sunday, 15 April 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Monday, 16 April 2012 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lego GAMEBOY transformer. including cute lego Duracell batteries!

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/03/impressive-lego-game-boy-transformer-plu.php

PSOD (Ste), Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

(and check out the abandoned victorian house further down, I had to look closer at the tree. wow)

PSOD (Ste), Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
6 months pass...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151171726438403.449607.6665038402&type=1

Lego Hobbit sets are out, meaning that for the first time ever, you can have Sylvester McCoy in Lego form(eventually)

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Friday, 30 November 2012 17:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

what the eff

http://theloneranger.lego.com/

http://brick.jamescook.nu/?p=2038

LEGO The Lone Ranger 79106 – Cavalry Builder Set
LEGO The Lone Ranger 79107 – Comanche Camp
LEGO The Lone Ranger 79108 – Stagecoach Escape
LEGO The Lone Ranger 79109 – Colby City Showdown
LEGO The Lone Ranger 79110 – Silver Mine Shootout
LEGO The Lone Ranger 79111 – Constitution Train Chase

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Sunday, 9 December 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah that's pretty surreal, can't honestly imagine anyone giving a shit.

This though: http://m.io9.com/5966902/serenity-lego-set-is-now-a-reality

JimD, Sunday, 9 December 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

I kind of think the opposite - it'd be a stick-on for a video game, and the actual lego falls back out of that.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Sunday, 9 December 2012 23:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Friday, 3 May 2013 06:19 (11 months ago) Permalink

(tonearms are wrong, i guess the picture has been flipped)

koogs, Friday, 3 May 2013 06:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

series 10 of the minifigs are out btw.

koogs, Friday, 3 May 2013 06:55 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

is this the thread where we anticipate the lego movie y/n

nagl dude dude dude (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2013 15:39 (10 months ago) Permalink

Sure, why not.

I like the deliberate stop-motion look to the animation.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 20 June 2013 16:00 (10 months ago) Permalink

Free mini kits in the fucking Daily Mail every day this week starting today. If you can bring yourself to do that.

JimD, Saturday, 29 June 2013 16:30 (9 months ago) Permalink

That actually doesn't look too bad. I'm surprised.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 29 June 2013 16:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

lego ent!

part of enormo tower of orthanc set

http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/The-Tower-of-Orthanc-10237

koogs, Friday, 5 July 2013 08:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
2 months pass...

http://marvelsuperheroes.lego.com/en-us/videogame/default.aspx

Demo for the new Lego Marvel Superheroes game is out.

An Android Pug of Some Kind? (kingfish), Thursday, 17 October 2013 20:04 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vkt8l

Culture Show: Lego - The Building Block of Architecture

The Lego Movie (released 14 February) is the latest big-budget incarnation of one of the world's most popular toys. Yet Lego is more than a global brand. Tom Dyckhoff explores its fascinating relationship with architecture, and argues that it has changed the way we think about buildings.

(tonight at 22:00 bbc2)

koogs, Monday, 10 February 2014 21:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

They're coming out with an Arctic line. Now you too can re-enact John Carpenter's The Thing only with minifigs.

Lego huskies and polar bear look cool, tho.

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

That prog was ok, apart from Alain de whatever talking about how most toys are about destruction. No they are not.

Anyone watching the awful looking movie?

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

most toys are about abstraction

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

Anyone watching the awful looking movie?

actually, yeah, and we quite enjoyed it

THE LEGO MOVIE

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

FYI: the Lego Marvel Superheroes game is $10 downloadable on Amazon right now. GET THIS.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FZ03PYS?pf_rd_p=1731075902

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

koogs, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 21:48 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

They upped the price on minifigs; now $4 per, for this series at least.

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 22:00 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

the lego movie minifigs were £2.50, up from £2 (olympics were £2.50 also). i didn't bother with either. might pick up these though.

koogs, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 22:23 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

We never got the Olympics ones over here. The movie figs stayed the same price.

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 22:44 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

actually, thinking about it, they were Team GB minifigs.

http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8909_Team_GB_Minifigures

koogs, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:22 (4 weeks ago) Permalink


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