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Meta Thread Legoman 10/05/2019 (Sat) 16:18:53 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
Remember to follow the rules ( https://anon.cafe/lego/rules.html ) and have fun! This thread is for any queries you may have for the board, suggestions for improvements, etc.
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>>637 >>661 >>662 The CSS has now been adjusted.
>>665 I like the look of your board.
>>666 Thanks Satan
Just found this board. Was mostly on /monster/ regularly. Been building since early childhood only recently found some cooler custom printing.
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>>600 Here's a cleaner texture.

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How do we go back? Legoman 10/24/2020 (Sat) 14:07:47 No.677 [Reply] [Last]
Tired of seeing all of this star wars and corporate sets just slaping a label on lego and do kids these days feel the same way?
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>>690 Well, Brickster has been around for a while, hasn't he?
>>692 I guess you're right. I didn't think of him though, I never really played any of the games.
>>677 I do not know if the kids feel the same, I for one agree with you, pretty tired of SW but then, I might not have been had I kept loving the franchise. >>678 Agree with point 1 entirely, the magic of building something else out of a set other than the main build is basically gone. Your second point is also accurate. I feel things like Castle might not even resonate at all with today's youth. >>679 Moving away from basic bricks and plates has opened up a lot of opportunities for "experienced" builders but has also closed a lot of doors for people who aren't as experienced or kids. Simply put, more complex building techniques allow for a more "complex" model but also make the parts harder to integrate and use for a regular builder. You're also right about the minifigures - they used to be regular actors in whatever that set was supposed to be about, not the main focus. In my language we even used the term "small lego men" when we were kids, they didn't exactly have an associated identity or character behind them. Licensed themes streamline production and also create free associated content which kids always like. When I was small I always tried to remake films/movies/shows I liked in LEGO form. Fully agree on AFOLS. >>686 I'm going to argue that maybe that's true in the first world but in other more "developing" nations toys are being supplanted by phones. A phone is cheaper, feaster, holds the child's attention better and is almost infinitely renewable in terms of what content it can display. Toys can't really compete. Your posts are accurate and I enjoy reading them.
>>679 >Those pics hit me so hard lol Some of the most fun toy i had as a kid was literal 2x4 blocks of wood to build buildings and towers with. Lego was cool too, I built a pretty nice original spacecraft when i was 11 and my jealous fuck dog destroyed it lol, i was so pissed after that i didnt care about lego again imagine that. >>677 I'm no pediatrician or psychologist but I think i have a high quality prediction for saying the kids raised on "smart devices" will be low time preference retards and be virtually half lobotomized by the time they reach 10. They will look only to external and not internal stimulus such imagination. There is no fucking way it's good for a kid to be fed literal garbage with no mental stimulus, no boredom to force imagination and thought. At least my gen had difficult games that forced us to think. These day's it's anything but. I'm 100% certain many more fucking kids will be retards than ever because of it.
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>>689 I didn't pick up on that but that is interesting >>690 The current City wave has characters from the Nickelodeon show Lego City Adventures in sets. Take a look at 60271- nearly half of the minifigures are explicitly named on the box and the description of the set reads: >LEGO® City Main Square allows young builders and families to dive straight into the LEGO® City Adventures TV series and re-create their favourite scenes (including the popular ‘Slam the Door’ episode – which can be viewed here). >>694 >When I was small I always tried to remake films/movies/shows I liked in LEGO form. I'm sure most children have tried this at some point but it still offers a different form of creative building experience. Instead of building their own designs, they now have to create a somewhat accurate rendition; paying particular attention to shapes, colour, scale, etc still engages a child and their more creative side. Licensed sets completely removed the challenge of trying to create one's own version of the theme and so a child has only got to think of how they are going to play with the set. Classic example of Lego doing all the thinking and imagining for children. >>695 >There is no fucking way it's good for a kid to be fed literal garbage with no mental stimulus, no boredom to force imagination and thought. You touch upon a very intriguing point there. Boredom can actually be rewarding for a child in that they are forced to think outside of the box and to use their imagination. But your average child has something like the internet to fall back on should they be bored so they aren't forced to develop these skills.

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Buckets of Bricks Legoman 10/23/2020 (Fri) 17:48:28 No.676 [Reply] [Last]
How do you feel about them? Do you think recent ones are doing good at their role? What do you think is the best one? I like those that are mainly bricks, with some slopes and jumpers/side studders thrown in.
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My very first venture into LEGO and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I've been pondering on how a new tub that balances new and old would work (we could submit it to ideas), As if there were 120 pcs for 12 colors OR 14 of 110 (with the other 2 colors being special or shapeful pieces), or make enough special pieces to fill the gap and make it a round number. 1 Black 2 Blue 3 Dark Purple 4 Green 5 Light Bluish Gray & Dark Bluish Gray (between the 2 they have the piececount of 1 color or 1 and a half) 6,7 Lime & Medium Blue & Pink (have the piececount of two) 8 Orange 9 Red 10 Reddish Brown & Tan (same as gray) 11 White 12 Yellow
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>>676 They make nice fillers to bulk out a collection and while the newer ones are excellent, I do miss the basic tubs of old. FreeStyle was the perfect theme for this and I still don't understand why this couldn't remain an evergreen theme - all Lego has to do is release a bucket of bricks and a few minifigs because the entire theme was all about creating wacky creatures/vehicles/whatever you wanted from generic bricks >>681 I didn't get that particular one but I was gifted buckets of bricks and I'm so glad to have gotten into Lego through them. >>691 That's a nice balance of practical and exciting colours, anon.

Legoman 01/24/2020 (Fri) 14:00:02 No.241 [Reply] [Last]
Post any high res logos or box art you come across
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>>251 Completely forgot about this and I apologise. I've just sent an email to Christiansen, maybe we could get some answers.
>>660 Oh cool, thanks. I thought nothing had come of it.
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>>251 I however like, the one with all the bricks flying in the background, feels like the fun of Lego is flowing in the air and you can jump and get into the current. Very mystic.

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MOC THREAD Legoman 10/21/2019 (Mon) 03:40:50 No.55 [Reply] [Last]
My first attempt at a mountain.
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>>610 >>611 Thanks anons. >I'm going to steal your idea for my BW army. Can't wait to your suited and booted versions of these guys!
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>>615 Here's a test result, sorry for the wack lighting.
>>617 Build him some waiter underlings
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Current project. Refreshment Outpost for a general world building idea of more expanded Ice-Planet 2002 aesthetics.
>>674 NPU with those chairs to the right anon.

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DEEP LORE Legoman 10/03/2020 (Sat) 22:44:32 No.669 [Reply] [Last]
>After leaving Power Miners, Brains joins the Atlantis team. >In 8078 Portal of Atlantis a skeleton of an Aqua Raider can be seen >The aliens from Alien Conquest are shown to be behind the Atlantis and Pharaoh's Quest themes
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>After failing their invasion, the aliens release dinosaurs, starting the Dino theme >The leader of the team sent to capture and contain the dinosaurs is Josh Thunder, a descendant of Johnny Thunder
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>Lord Vampyre summoned the Buggoids from Galaxy Squad >Solomon Blaze from Galaxy Squad later goes on to lead the Ultra Agents Although it isn't confirmed (as it is possible they are separate characters): >Invizable and Toxikita from Ultra Agents appear in Ninjago as Paleman and Tox respectively
Another interesting tidbit is that Orient Expedition is confirmed to take place in 1933. The sticker of Johnny Thunder from a Scooby-Doo set seems to imply that the Egypt line of Adventurers took place in 1922, though this could just be a reference to Howard Carter discovering Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Posts That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. (PTDDTOT) Legoman 06/10/2020 (Wed) 21:04:18 No.563 [Reply] [Last]
Lockdown edition
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>>599 I mean, it's smart, but is it even useful? Seriously, has someone any nice moc which use this connection?
>>625 I doubt it as the cheese slopes would be hard to get out and the connection they provide isn't the strongest. It's an interesting bit of Lego geometry, but just that.
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>>631 I'm kind of curious now. I wonder if something like a dental or sculpting pick and a little WD-40 could push it out of there. Unless the wedgies are pushed all the way up against the brick, you could probably fit the hook in and push it up.
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What was your last purchase, anon? Just got this haul - 8 World Club Magazines, 2 Bricks 'n Pieces Magazines, Bionicle #1, loads of catalogues from 1997-2001, and A4 and A3 posters. Got the whole lot for £10 and I'm pretty chuffed.
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Another find. 9 Bricks 'n' Pieces, 5 World Club and 2 Magazines, all for £6.

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Canon Contest Legoman 09/05/2020 (Sat) 15:32:13 No.651 [Reply] [Last]
Are you going to vote for uncle-anon, or do you have different strategy?
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You know I don't bother with bonkle fans that much but I happened to see what happened in the last canon contest (the one for Helryx). It's little wonder AFOLs ignore the Bionicle fanbase, and that's because the majority of them are whiny faggots that obsess over a dead toyline. Nothing you hand them will ever be good enough for them, they'll constantly bitch about how it isn't good enough or how Lego should do more to recognise them. Bionicle sales were dipping by 2005 and the franchise was slowly dying. Sure, G2 was mishandled, but that still doesn't explain for the piss poor sales it had or the blinding truth that the early years were simply a craze kids went through before moving onto the next one. Of course Bionicle fans interpret this as proof that everything Lego was doing during this time was flawless and Lego should just copy what they done and redo Bionicle in the current year. In many ways they're like that classic castle/space fan you can find lurking old forums or LUGs that insist that Lego should just re-release multicoloured generic spacemen or blue knights versus red knights ad infinitum. Sorry for the rant OP That is a very nice looking Bionicle MOC though, I feel many bonk MOCs try to mask the technic pieces (in the way some system builders cover everything with tiles to avoid exposed studs) but I personally prefer the more technic approach - it looks suitably mechanical unlike CCBS.
>>653 >Bionicle sales were dipping by 2005 Lego themselves said in their backstage documentary that it was one of the best selling themes, even in 2008.
>>654 I'm not denying that, I was saying that the sales were dipping compared to previous figures. Although I have no real evidence to provide, I suspect this was because the Bionicle craze was over and a chunk of children grew up or moved onto something else. Core fans still stuck around though, which is why bonks still sold well.
>>653 >the early years were simply a craze kids went through before moving onto the next one Well, that has always been the case with LEGO themes. Space went through the same thing, but what really set Bionicle apart was the story they've built for the theme. It wasn't just robot action figures that you could build, they were robot action figures who fought in an intercontinental, interplanetary war to save their god from eternal slumber, who in turn just happened to be a giant walking, talking exploration vessel built by mysterious beings who might just be humans like you and me. It had a gigantic sense of scale that went beyond just the sets, but I won't deny that after ten long years it kind of fizzled out. Toys are being replaced by tablets, and even Star Wars merch, LEGO or not, is collecting dust on shelves nowadays.
>>656 Even Lego seems to have noticed this trend and are desperate to keep kids interested in physical toys with their recent AR gimmicks. If you ask me trying to mix digital games and physical toys is never going to work, how are you supposed to compete against video games and TV rolled into one convenient package?

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Lego Vidya Legoman 02/08/2020 (Sat) 10:22:20 No.267 [Reply] [Last]
How many have you played, if any? Generally speaking I'm quite sour with TT after the unfinished mess that was the Hobbit game. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they have a day-one DLC for that one? What sad times we must be living in where even Lego is not safe from the ravages of the modern video game market.
Anyway, holy shit do I wish they would do my ideas for Lego games, which they have done a bit of in LotR and Clone Wars. I also want to see Legos torture and murder each other, and I DO NOT want them speaking anything comprehensible. I want to crucify Lego dissidents for the glory of my Lego empire. I want to massacre entire cultures that happened to be in my way. Kids would eat that shit up because kids like edge, and parents generally don't give a fuck anymore what their children play. How would an E/E10+ FPS fair, do you think? Lego Sims-clone?
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>>267 I'd like to believe that I've played all of them up to 2011 (I've missed some long gone flash games), most of the TT games are mediocre aside from three standout titles, namely Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 and Lego City Undercover. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game perfected the TT formula and Lego Harry Potter was enjoyable with its novel character gimmicks and well polished levels. Lego City Undercover tried something VERY new by being lego GTA. Unfortunately it has voice acting on all the characters, but is enjoyable nonetheless. The closest thing to violence and murder in a Lego game would be Lego Battles and its Ninjago themed sequel, Lego Battles: Ninjago. No gore, just minifig's arms and legs flying off if memory serves. A serviceable if simple RTS. My Favorite always has and always will be MNOG.
>>581 >I'd like to believe that I've played all of them up to 2011 Impressive. What flash games are you missing? I have loads downloaded and would share them here if you want. >Lego Star Wars: The Video Game perfected the TT formula I replayed the complete saga not so long ago and I was shocked at how badly it had held up. It wasn't as fun or as good looking as I remembered, while other videogames of the time had aged nicely. It's very barebones, along with the other copied and pasted TT games like Indiana Jones and Batman. Indiana Jones 2 and Harry Potter pushed it further forward in that they added new features, but I haven't completed them yet. They are really enjoyable so far. LOTR is almost like a completely different formula and I don't know what to make of it. Some new features are nice, but others feel like they were added just to bloat the game a bit. Battles is surprisingly fun and addictive. I didn't enjoy the very similar Warcraft: Orcs & Humans but the more streamlined Battles allows for quick and fast-paced levels. I'll have to remember to come back to this and decompile the .nds file so I can get that sweet concept art unlockables out of it. http://the-eye.eu/public/rom/ is a good place to find older games. Just select which system you want and ctrl+f lego.
>>582 I'm missing the majority of non Bionicle flash games, like Exo-Force, Lego City and Creator. If you have any of the Mars Mission games, they would be greatly appreciated. >I replayed the complete saga not so long ago and I was shocked at how badly it had held up. Playing the complete saga was the problem here. It opens with some of the worst levels on offer and one of the worst hubs (in my opinion). Do yourself a favor and play through the video game, rather than the complete saga. It's far more entertaining.
Only played the first Bionicle flash game, an Alpha Team flash (I think), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy on the Gamecube. Granted, when it comes to the latter, I really don't like Star Wars as a series anymore; haven't in years. But I always thought that the force mechanic as a concept perfectly integrated with the deconstruction/reconstruction aspect, in a way that the premise for most later licensed Lego games never quite struck me as doing. While I know not every character could use it, I think the "mind over matter" part, that the character had a vision of exactly how they wanted it to look and didn't even have to touch the bricks to implement it, was the key factor. >>582 >My Favorite always has and always will be MNOG. It wasn't much of a "game" (well, any more than most point and click adventures, anyhow), but it did a great job not only helping to build up a world behind the actual sets of the time, but also letting the player feel involved in it. Heard the second flash was a complete mess, which strikes me as a shame.
listing only the full-on games and not all the flash on lego.com >lego star wars I and II pretty good, played them to death though, don't think I will ever do it again >lego harry potter 1-4 and 5-7 it's okay, don't remember much about it but it's alright >lego star wars clone wars not my cup of tea but I see why people like it >lego pirates of the caribbean played like two levels at my cousin's house, seemed fun >lego creator knights' kingdom bought it as a kid thinking it would be a fun lego castle game but it turned out to be just a lame ass program for setting up "scenes". I think I cried. >lego racers my absolute favourite(though I might be nostalgiafagging since it was one of my first games ever). Still play through it every couple of months(it takes like an afternoon). great soundtrack, great classic themes, great pace. only problems are 10IQ opponents and weird car handling

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Legoman 05/07/2020 (Thu) 20:39:28 No.448 [Reply] [Last]
Hey there, building friends, I'm here to tell you that the Infinity Cup 2020 is officially back on track! Come and give us a brand new team to play with!
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>>643 D E S T R O Y E D
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The Group Stage of the Cup is now complete! Congratulations to the teams that advanced, the Cup continues with the Round of 16, beginning and ending on Saturday the 29th, and the final day, Sunday August 30th. The champion will be crowned this coming weekend, will you be there?
The Knockout Stage begins tomorrow afternoon. Join us for what could be the only sport running in North America! First match kicks off at the usual time: 11:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 UTC
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Today is the day! A new divegrass champion will be crowned! The final matches of the tournament begin at 11:00 AM PDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT, 18:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup BE THERE
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Infinity Cup 6 is now complete! Congratulations to /fascist/ who join the ranks of champions as they defeated /bane/ 2-1 in the Final! In an unprecedented turn of events, the Golden Boot will be shared by not 2, but 3 players: Alfred Legosen (/lego/), Ammit (/monster/), and Cuckquean-tan (/cuckquean/). Each player scored 6 goals officially through the Cup, fitting, giving it was the 6th edition. Thank you to every anon who chipped in throughout the Cup, and thank you especially to all the anons who took the time to tune in. We'll see you for ICUP 7!

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