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#374739 - 04/30/12 11:11 AM Lego CUUSOO
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I haven't owned Lego since I was a kid but the fascination is still there whenever I see it. I got redirected to this via Wired at lunch today. Lego has a site where you can post new Lego concepts (you must build a demo to get it posted.) Users can then vote and if they hit a number (10,000 supporters maybe) Lego will build it as a production model.

I hit the link to get a look at this guys Firefly creation. A great job. It already looks like a production set but would have obviously been made from random set pieces.
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#374742 - 04/30/12 11:51 AM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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Lego has some cool stuff out there now - Harry Potter, Star Wars, Toy Story, and, most recently, DC Superheroes (Batman and the gang).

It's amazing what fans can do. Thanks for the link, Murphshine!
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#374744 - 04/30/12 12:31 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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I disagree.

I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!

Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!
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#374745 - 04/30/12 12:35 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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I fall between Mark and JP. I liked the sets (ie Legoland), but without the tie ins with other brands.
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#374751 - 04/30/12 01:16 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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I prefer the Leg'os that come in stockings.

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#374755 - 04/30/12 02:58 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I disagree.

I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!

Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!


I think both can work.
I'd be a sucker to buy and build ships from pop culture. However, it wouldn't be long before I took them apart and built my own creations. No law says you have to stick to the original design once you get all those cool custom pieces.

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#374757 - 04/30/12 03:31 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I prefer the Leg'os that come in stockings.

It's good to love yourself.
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#374775 - 04/30/12 05:09 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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As a kid, I had both. The set of just quasi-random pieces and a large book with tons of ideas of what you could build with it. I also had some typical spaceship ones.

After I build things from the books, they would get taken apart and I would put the pieces all into the same box and just build whatever from there.

My daughter on the other hand, who has been a crazed Harry Potter fan for a few years, has HUNDREDS of dollars worth of Harry Potter Legos. They are all assembled and being displayed on a shelf in her room. My fear is that if they ever came out with The Hunger Games Lego stuff, she would buy that stuff too.

Maybe the idea of just being creative and building stuff is why so many people I know who play any sort of "computer games" like Minecraft. You build entire worlds out of blocks. Sounded so lame until a buddy bought me a copy. Now I look forward to the time that I get to go online and dig sand, put it in the furnace to make glass blocks, turn glass blocks into panes of glass, and then continue constructing my massive glass tree-castle... But I digress...
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#374790 - 04/30/12 06:13 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I fall between Mark and JP. I liked the sets (ie Legoland), but without the tie ins with other brands.

You like yelling "Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!", but think the new Lego is way cooler?
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#374795 - 04/30/12 07:10 PM Re: Lego CUUSOO [Re: Murph]
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No, I like the stuff from when I was a kid. So. Get off my lawn, you damn kids.
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