Green Fox wrote: Surely LEGO are producing, as well, in yor own words:"pre-moulded pieces of crap"?
Yes. LEGO does have some premolded things but MB has huge sections of castle that are premolded. Trust me I know.
I think, is that MB knows what the fans want much more, but aren't quite sure how to go about it. MB are better, but they are, at the end of the day, MB. If LEGO system castle became like MB, it would be rater a mixed blessing, not some sort of terrible portent a lot of people say it would be.
You think LEGO doesn't know what their fans want? They make spiderman sets they make great train sets and you sasy they don't know what their fans want? Yes they came out with flesh colored people. But hey, just because us AFOLs and TFOLs don't like the color changes doesn't mean that their focused kid fans don't like them. Remeber. LEGO isn't really targeting Teens or s because thei aren't many teen fans. Though LEGO may be surprised of how many teen fans they have.
MB sets ARE improving in these last few years, and as someone pointed out (jojo?), one of the new sets has more figs than the 675. MB does a "gritty" s opposed to KK2's "high" , nd I know which one I prefer. The "gritty" also taps into the LOTR market. And don't forget the minifig packs. If castle became more like MB... black falcons... in a box... six of them... cheap...
You say MB are improving? Let me tell you something. I bought a MB ship(Dragon line) from ebay. I though it would be cool. Guess what. Within two days four things had broken. The shiop wouldn't stay together and the dragon's legs fall off every time you touch it. Okay so they have some shiny looking guys with heavy armor that make the minifigs heads look like peas. Big FLIP!
And when you say that MB came out with a set with a lot of guys I started to howl. MB could have hundreds of minifigs in a set and I could care less. Half of them would be broken within a week. And you can't even twist their arms. And when you say LEGO could come out with a minifigs pack like MB cheap. Did you mean cheap as in less money or...cheap as in all the figs get broken in a week? Because MB are CHEAP. Bottom line.
It is still inferior to LEGO castle, but, it is getting better, and castle gets worse, and... aren't a lot of us really only hanging on to lego because of brand loyalty...
Your right. MB are way way way way way inferior. And if you're say that MB is getting better and LEGO is getting worse then you a truly lost. Okay. So what if LEGO came out with a set like what MB does.Okay lots of figs, they are all cheap, the set keep falling apart, and there you go. You may want to buy this kind of set but I and many other sure wouldn't. And you say I stick to LEGO because of loyalty? No, no I stick to it becuase when I was 8 I didn't get a pre-molded MB set I got a LEGO set for Christmas. I stick to LEGO becuase you can build anything you want out of one set. With MB you just can't use your imagination as much. Tell me would you rather have a LEGO toll made out of LEGO that YOU made, or a MB pre-molded troll. Which one would you be proud of? Wich one would your friends ooo and aww over? You tell me with truth that you would rather have that pre-molded troll and then I will but MB for the rest of my life.
And if anyone has the right to buy MB becuase they cost less and have a lot of figs it's me. I have maybe 40 max caslte figs and that's after lots and lots of stickers are put on. How many do you have? I have a total of about 15 castle helmets. How many do you have? I'm sorry but all of you who voted for MB are completely and utterly un-understandable in my standards.
Please no one take this personally I was just stating my opinion.