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I looked through the various threads on the website and did not see any for LEGO. Please use this thread to discuss “non-Star Wars” LEGO sets, games, give your reviews and your opinions about LEGO sets past, present and future. You can also include recommendations of “non-Star Wars” LEGO sets you would like to see!

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My nephews love the stuff - and are just at the age where they are building their own ships, houses and bases with lego bricks - rather than just sticking to the instructions.

Bloody expensive though. Also quite funny to see all the middle aged men (myself included) in the Lego stores looking at all the lego goodness - with their kids looking on - knowing they won’t get a chance to get near them as their dads take over and build it all 😃

 

Haven’t seen the Atlantis film, paja (though thoroughly enjoyed the 2014 Lego movie), is it worth a watch?

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The best Lego series was by far Bionicle (2001-2010, not 2015-2016). That is all.

Not enough people read the EU.

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LuckyGungan2001 said:

The best Lego series was by far Bionicle (2001-2003, not 2004-2016). That is all.

FTFY

Also, Lego Adventurers was a great series from 1998-2003.

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Dek Rollins said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

The best Lego series was by far Bionicle (2001-2003, not 2004-2016). That is all.

FTFY

I mean, the original years were awesome, but I reckon it only got better the more they expanded the history and the lore. I think 2008 was it’s creative peak.

Not enough people read the EU.

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Nope. The characters after the original run looked dumb and the ‘lore expansion’ was convoluted and unnecessarily deep. I mean, you can like all that, opinions are opinions, I just don’t think anything after the originals are worth their plastic. And I’m someone who was in love with all the toys and all three movies back ten years ago.

I’m actually a big fan of the official flash game animations and comics from those first few years.

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Dek Rollins said:

Nope. The characters after the original run looked dumb and the ‘lore expansion’ was convoluted and unnecessarily deep. I mean, you can like all that, opinions are opinions, I just don’t think anything after the originals are worth their plastic. And I’m someone who was in love with all the toys and all three movies back ten years ago.

I’m actually a big fan of the official flash game animations and comics from those first few years.

Always cool to see a differing opinion, even though I of course, completely disagree.

Not enough people read the EU.

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paja said:

I loved lego, also has anyone seen Lego Atlantis (2010)

I saw it back in the day. General rule is any Lego animation that isn’t one of the Lego Movies is crap. Most of the jokes sound like they’re aiming for a demographic of 4-year-olds. Even as a kid I felt looked down on. That said, they occasionally have some good jokes, like Windu Wash, or the tuba over the sarlacc pit. The Padawan Menace was decent. I guess so was Atlantis.

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I love how deep Bionicle lore was. Nowadays, Lego has figured out and refined a formula that works for them for original story-driven themes (Ninjago, Chima, Nexo Knights), but it will reach the same creative peak. That said, Bionicle’s complex lore was ultimately its undoing. I guess this sort of stuff is best left to other companies, rather than the toy manufacturers themselves. After all, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Lego is doing great.

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When they tried to say that the island of Mata Nui was a giant dudes face, they lost me completely.

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I just about wore out the Lego Idea book from the 90’s:
Castles and stuff
Robin Hood

With three of us kids, we had enough legos to make absolutely epic castles with full baileys and keeps and forests. Our inspiration mostly came from our neighbor, who was somewhat older than we were and had a custom castle that was much larger and more impressive than we could achieve. It was he who gave us the idea book. He had more of the 80’s sets as well, and a lot of space sets.

We mostly got the later stuff such as the Dragon Masters and Black Knights sets, and Space Police.
This castle was the best:
Black Knights Castle

LEGO was my life.

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I haven’t played with LEGO since the '90s. I miss it dearly.

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