Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Exoforce new 2006

Discussion of general LEGO topics

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:02 pm

SavaTheAggie wrote:
Koenig_Artus wrote:I have heard rumors (or seen a commercial?) that there exists a bionicle-movie...


There are 3.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369281/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387658/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471588/

:wink:
In the process of converting to Flickr.
User avatar
Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Earl of Wells
Earl of Wells
 
Posts: 3291
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:20 pm
Location: Eureka, CA

Postby JacobS » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:11 pm

well I am really late at responding to this. I don't like it, lego has started to try to appeal to the wrong sort of crowd (Of course this is all in my opinion). I think lego should get back to its roots and make (dare I say it) more intelligent sets. I haven't liked anything that lego has done in the past few years. Each time that they make a new theme or even set they have to make more new pieces to make it easier to build or look better. KK1 I thought was ok, but if you actually look at a KK2 set with no preconsieved opinion its just dumb, not cute, not funny, just dumb. oh well, let them do what they like as long as they don't stop making the normal blocks altogether...

MY FAVORITE TOY HAS BEEN CORRUPTED BY THE MINDS OF POPULAR SOCIATY :cry: :cry: :cry:
User avatar
JacobS
Peasant
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:54 pm
Location: Lake City, Florida

Postby Dunechaser » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:46 pm

Hi Jacob,

What specifically do you mean by "wrong sort of crowd" and "dumb?"

As to new pieces, you may find agreement that the big, so-called "juniorized" pieces aren't true to the build-it-from-scratch tradition of LEGO, but I myself have no problem with all the new pieces. For example, the Viking horn piece has proved to be extremely versatile.

LEGO wouldn't be LEGO if they didn't include new pieces with each new batch of sets. They've been doing exactly that for decades, not just the last few years.
User avatar
Dunechaser
Councilor
 
Posts: 1139
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:11 pm
Location: The United States of Seattle

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:55 pm

In the process of converting to Flickr.
User avatar
Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Earl of Wells
Earl of Wells
 
Posts: 3291
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:20 pm
Location: Eureka, CA

Postby JacobS » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:08 pm

well, don't get me wrong I mean I like lego I just dont like some of the things they've done in the past few years

but by "dumb" I really just mean the overall look and design of their sets, though come to think of it that is a rather "strong" word for the situation. By "wrong kind of crowd" I meant that they try to hard to be "cool" while up until recently they were more of a toy for the more creative, but now they leave nothing to the imagination.

LEGO wouldn't be LEGO if they didn't include new pieces with each new batch of sets. They've been doing exactly that for decades, not just the last few years
now, about that. what I meant (and mean) by my original comment is that rather than making a new piece that can be used in other things they make something to specific (take, pretty much the whole bionicle line). well, I didn't mean anything insulting by that post.

P.S. I'm taking the SAT in the morning and have to finish my science fair project this weekend so I'm a little stressed out
User avatar
JacobS
Peasant
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:54 pm
Location: Lake City, Florida

Postby E of Alshire » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:09 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Be afraid, be very afraid:


Why? Those robots make better stone Golems than battle droids, and at least those hands are moveable now. Legs also move seperately, another plus.

That hair... well, I won't be getting those.

Man, I wish I had that many space tor- <mauled by castle fans>
Image
User avatar
E of Alshire
Merchant
 
Posts: 1289
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:10 am
Location: Tulsa, OK

Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:06 am

Jacob, I agree with you.

Exo-Force is nothing more than a cheap attempt to capitalize on the increasing popularity of Japanese animation in the world market. The characters themselves are little more than cliched stereotypes of your standard "anime" heros. By providing kids with these heroes and a hackneyed storyline, LEGO is able to successfully promote an otherwise lackluster product line to children who are all too eager to buy.


There was a time when LEGO cherished the creativity of young children. Those days have long since passed.


Later.
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch Batman!!

My Brickshelf Gallery
My Flickr
User avatar
Blueandwhite
CC Mascot Maker
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:12 pm
Location: Bolton, Ontario

Postby eNiGMa » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:34 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Be afraid, be very afraid


I actually like those torsos.... I haven't built in Space for a while, but I've planned to lately and these might help! *dodges flying bley*
User avatar
eNiGMa
Justiciar
 
Posts: 1832
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 10:43 pm
Location: Taylorsville, Utah

Postby The Hordesman » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:42 pm

I like the hairs, will be very useful (will perhaps buy some from bricklink too).

I like the faces, will perhaps change Chris' face, but i dont like the frenzied ones.

I like the torsos. Will be massed for my space armies. Different numbers and colors means different regiments. "Archangels 1st Regiment" etc.

The mechas looks cool, but I will buy them and modify them to be more battle-effective.

Gotta paint the blue hair yellow and make Cloud! :D

If I get into this I may just aswell make it way more serious and darker (like I did with KK2 in The Sorceror's Return). New heroes with deeper more complicated personalities though (like Anime should be).
User avatar
The Hordesman
Merchant
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 7:03 am
Location: Pillowland

Postby Dunechaser » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:38 am

Blueandwhite wrote:Exo-Force is nothing more than a cheap attempt to capitalize on the increasing popularity of Japanese animation in the world market. The characters themselves are little more than cliched stereotypes of your standard "anime" heros. By providing kids with these heroes and a hackneyed storyline, LEGO is able to successfully promote an otherwise lackluster product line to children who are all too eager to buy.


Now that I can agree with. :)

Jacob, I'm honestly not a huge fan of this line either. I guess I was trying to ask you (in my roundabout way) to be more specific about your problems with it. As sets, these aren't that great, but as parts packs, they're not all that bad. As I said a couple pages ago, I always like potentially useful minifigs, and I can think think of lots of uses for these. :twisted:
User avatar
Dunechaser
Councilor
 
Posts: 1139
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:11 pm
Location: The United States of Seattle

Postby Kanduu » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:31 am

Be afraid, be very afraid:


Aughhh!!!!

Yeah... Whatever happened to real cartoons anyway. Does anyone remember Ducktales?

I won't be buying any of these, as I won't be buying any of the Dino sets. I just have to keep thinking: Vikings will do well, and another line of those will come out.

I do have to agree that the torsos aren't that bad, but the so-called "faces," and "hair"....Well, they speak for themselves.
"Go Pokes!" :)
User avatar
Kanduu
Laborer
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:15 am
Location: Northern Oklahoma

Postby JoshWedin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:46 am

I really don't have a problem with these. While I personally am not into Mecha and Anime, many AFOLs are. I don't think the sets are that bad and I see uses for the pieces. Really, you know, Lego can't win. We get mad at them for making licensed themes and we beg for them to make their own again. They do and we criticize the new themes.

So, anyway, my take is thus:
1. It is a theme that Lego created on their own (which we have been asking them to do)
2. It has figs with yellow skin and no techno-gadgets on their faces (which we have also been asking for).
3. The pieces have many good uses in the AFOL community (just not for us as much).

So these are good.

Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

Postby Recluce » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:59 am

I love those new little robots. Its too bad lego didn't go with the same thing on their bionicle minifig scale sets, that would have made new pieces in such a variety of colors. I think they will be great for integrating into the MOC mechas (so much better than TLC's mechas), and Star Wars.
User avatar
Recluce
Landlord
 
Posts: 975
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:36 pm
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Postby Shadow » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:00 am

Hmm....

My general complaint against Exo Force wrote: What is TLG thinking? Do they think we're pamsy little imps who like transformers?


Thats right! I don't care a bit about what the hair or robots can be used for, its all junk. We all know that when something is going to expire it lets off a lot a junk in its last hours. :roll:

Your Response to what I just wrote wrote:WHAT!? Shadow thinks TLG is going to go down?


Yep, with junk like this, its going down fast. LEGO was built for kids (and old geezers) to use their imagination, whats there to think about with robots and freaky hairdo people? To me, they're not creating much imagination. What ever happened to good old American spirit of imagination? [/quote]
Respectfully submitted,

Shadow

Image
User avatar
Shadow
Squire
 
Posts: 661
Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:47 pm
Location: Western North Carolina: The Land of my (the) Lego

Postby JoshWedin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:19 am

Shadow wrote:What ever happened to good old American spirit of imagination?


Shouldn't that be "good old Danish spirit of imagination"? :)

Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

PreviousNext

Return to General LEGO

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: medib and 2 guests