Bluesecrets wrote:Okay so this is your friendly reminder that we are not the target audience for LEGO.
I know...I say that a lot, but it is true.
The reasons the sets are almost the same every line is simple..and it happens in city constantly. Kids grow. They enter the target age range..then they turn 12-14 and for the most part...don't build. So yay...a new set of kids are ready to buy LEGO sets..yay castle. So we repeat. And then three years later..we repeat..and then three years later...see the pattern?
Yes that is tedious and repetitive for those of use who aren't kids. But it is just business. Sometimes we get lucky and get amazing sets like MMV. But kids want action, hence why we have so many projectiles...oh yay another catapult! And reality is a simple toy has to compete with the video game...so you have to have action. Even if it is being able to shoot at skull at someone.
I actually agree with blue on this mater
I know.... But it is business, plain and simple.
Unfortunately kids don't have the attention span or respect/appreciation for a product/toy like we used to. Kids today are for the most part spoiled. Do you know how many Craigslist adds I have seen, "For sale Lego, Selling my son or daughters collection because they have out grown them" . in actuality the kid just doesn't respect/appreciate the thing any more. We try to give them what we didn't have growing up and then, instead of telling them to be creative with what they already have we move on to the next thing that will hold there attention, because it is easy.
Now as for castle As I have stated previously most of the sets weren't bad ( I have all but the castle ). I don't have nor do I plan to get the kings castle, just has to many panels.
I would love to see a few sets geared towards Tfol/Afol. In the form of village sets or a more realistic Keep, that goes on a panel diet. I am as always keeping eyes peeled for some more sets Like the Joust, MMV, An the Mill village raid. I came out of my second "Dark Period" Right after these sets disappeared from shelves. I am lucky /fortunate enough to have 2 Joust sets and am thinking of getting 2 more for parts if I can and they are still available in a few more months.
But for me I would love to see some Poly bags / impulse sets, as well as a return of forestmen. That's it for know have to go edit pics for my next CCC entry.
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