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This got me thinking...

Postby MaxiVisVires » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:37 pm

didn't want to go off topic, so started a new post.

bannear wrote:You're only to old to play with Lego when you can't play with anything anymore ... dead. :D
Remember you could have even wierder hobbies - like collecting Megablocks!:shock:


That got me to thinking... is there really people out there that think Megablocks is superior to LEGO? I mean, honestly, I know some younger kids may like MB better at first because of all the little bells and whistles. But naturally as you get older you have a better appreciation for the quality of LEGO. But but... thinking more about this...

Do you think there's a Mega-Castle.com site out there? That's profanity filter uses the word LEGO instead of Megablocks?!?!?! :shock:

I don't want to find out.
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Re: This got me thinking...

Postby Tristram » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:34 pm

MaxiVisVires wrote:Do you think there's a Mega-Castle.com site out there? That's profanity filter uses the word LEGO instead of Megablocks?!?!?! :shock:

I don't want to find out.


*shudders*

You know, I have to admit that it was partially Megablocks that scooped me out of my dark age. Nooo, I don't mean I bought any of them, but at first glance the store displays look amazing! The small details, the variety of sets and figures. Yup, at first glance I thought these were pretty neat. And then I looked in those plastic display cases a little closer. And you can really see the cheapness of it. And it screams Lego ripoff! Sure they're cheaper moneywise to buy, but not by much. And afterall, you get what you pay for.

So although the Megablocks displayed peaked my interest, it was more of a longing for my old Lego bricks that I loved so much as a child, that Megablocks helped bring to the surface. You might say, their displays backfired in a big way.

Lego all the way!

Hope this doesn't start anything negative. Just my opinion.
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Postby plums_deify » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:11 pm

If it makes you feel anybetter, doing a google search for megablock fansites brings up Lego Sites bashing megablocks. ;)
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Postby Shadow » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:15 pm

If there was any Megablok website out there, I would puke. I'm sure that most believe in the use of Legos as a staple building toy.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:29 pm

Never heard of megablocks. Are they anything like Mega Bloks?

(rhetorical question alert over)


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Postby ottoatm » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:39 am

There is a member on CC (garsh) that is here solely to collect all of our Megablocks! :-) :-)

http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/vie ... php?t=4845

I don't really don't understand the logic behind it all - the quality is lower and the building possibilities are not as wide... I think he made a Megablocks forum too, but I'm happy to say I don't know the URL. 8)
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Postby Bloody Jay » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:49 am

I did a search for Megabloks fansites once (for perfectly benevolent reasons, I swear! ;)) and pulled up nothing.
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Postby Cyclonis » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:39 am

Do you think there's a Mega-Castle.com site out there? That's profanity filter uses the word LEGO instead of Megablocks?!?!?!


Haha yeah a parralell universe with Bizzarro Cyclonis and Bizzarro MaxiVisViros and a Bizzarro Bloody Jay :lol:

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Postby The Hordesman » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:52 am

There is no Megablocks sites out there... Actually, Megablocks doesnt exist.

Im going off-topic now by saying there are Mega Bloks sites out there. If you remember the Mega Bloks-guy who was here a short time, he mentions his site in one of his posts. Quite many people there for being clonebricks.

I dont think this entire thread is on-topic...
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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:33 pm

Ehehe, the clone discussion is back again.
is there really people out there that think Megablocks is superior to LEGO?

I don't despite my reputation for clone bricks. I have never heard of or seen MB until I came here. It doesn’t sound appealing to buy them, and I see your point about design quality.
I don’t think this entire thread is on-topic...

Yep, and I hope the admins respond as severely to this as they did to my enlighten threads.
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:34 pm

Nick wrote:
I don’t think this entire thread is on-topic...

Yep, and I hope the admins respond as severely to this as they did to my enlighten threads.


The admins, and not the members, will decide what and what is not on-topic. I consider this a legitimate discussion.

Now, to the topic on hand:

Other than the official Mega Bloks websites, and all those Brickshelf galleries with pictures of Mega Bloks parts/sets, I have yet to come across a Mega Bloks fansite.
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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:39 pm

The admins, and not the members, will decide what and what is not on-topic. I consider this a legitimate discussion.

So why wasn't my thread a legitimate discussion?
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:08 pm

First of all, if this topic is to be discussed, it belongs in Publishing. We're not talking about MOCs, we're talking about websites.

Secondly, this topic is dangerously close to being off-topic, as we're not talking about LEGO, but because we're talking about clone websites versus LEGO websites, I'll allow it, for now.

Third, this thread is differnet from the enlighten threads because the enlighten threads were discussing the enlighten product. Topics that deal only about clone products are not on-topic, as on-topic product discussion is limited to LEGO products. Topics that compare LEGO to clone products are iffy and are judged on- or off-topic on a case by case basis.

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Postby Nick » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:46 pm

Hmm, in the other threads people got very angry and said that this is strictly a Lego site. So I don't see why discussing non-Lego websites is any different to discussing non-Lego products. Besides, enlighten is closer to Lego than MB.
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Postby Scnicker » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:50 pm

Nick, why don't you forget about your locked threads and discuss this one?

Anyways... I'm pretty sure that there aren't many MB sites out there. I think the main factor for this is that Lego has a more established fan community and includes more adults where as most of MB buying people are little kids that aren't supposed to be posting :) Of course there are grown-ups like Garsh and all, but I doubt there are many like him.

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