Athos wrote:Was this the most meta April Fools Day joke ever? By not having one, you were able to prank those of us who kept checking back all throughout the day for one?
Um, yeah, that was it. Aren't we so clever and evil? Mwahahaha!
A good April 1 prank can be fun, but the good ones take a lot of time. Here I'm specifically thinking of Classic-Cattle and Classic-Clickits. We just didn't have the time or energy to do something really good this this year, and I'd rather do nothing than something lame. I was tempted to do a Friends-themed front page, but the new Friendsbricks.com
sort of pre-empted that.
IMO the most effective prank ever was the Castle Tub
set. That might be the first LEGO April Fool that ever showed up online. I was one of the many that was initially taken in, and it still hurts that it was fake.
Now everyone expects a prank, so the fake announcements never fool anyone. Much better to do something obvious but fun.
I actually didn't see much around the web this year. Eurobricks announced that they were changing their name to Ameribricks, I saw a fake set announcement on Brickset, and Lego Diem featured the MegaBlox logo as their picture of the day. I'm tempted to think that LEGO's 'compromise' that they would withdraw the Jabba's Palace set after two years was a bit of a prank on the the Austrian Muslim protesters who didn't realize that they would have done so anyway.