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    WC3 Megathreader Lilithvia's Avatar
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    LEGO Megathread.

    The onestop shop for all discussion of Lego.
    No NSFW here though!

    First topic, I'm on my sixth set in a row I haven't disassembled to make something else with. Am I doing good?

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    Sorry, but you're gonna have to post pictures.

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    I've still got a bunch of my old LEGOs from childhood and teen years, but I haven't touched them in about a decade. I remember being fond of Bionicle and anything with moving bits, but just building things was fun in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    I've still got a bunch of my old LEGOs from childhood and teen years, but I haven't touched them in about a decade. I remember being fond of Bionicle and anything with moving bits, but just building things was fun in general.
    Moving bits are great. Bionicle? not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    Sorry, but you're gonna have to post pictures.
    Let me go grab the webcam I never use!

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    I still have my Legos with their instructions, but it'd be an absolute nightmare to try to separate out the pieces for the set from the big boxes of Legos their all mixed around in.

    I remember being subscribed to the Lego catalog, where every November/December, they'd send you a catalog of everything that came out and would be coming out that year. That's how I kept up with most of the stories, by reading them in the catalog and in the product descriptions. I remember staring longingly at the Cafe Corner set, which I couldn't afford, promising to myself that when I got a job, I'd eventually buy it. Too bad Lego retired the set, so now there's no way to get it since everyone's charging 3x as much for it's original price or more online.

    Seriously, stop retiring sets Lego!

    I had several Bionicles, mainly generations 1 and 2, and only followed the story from a distance. While my friends thought it was the best thing ever, I found the story and the lore to be incredibly convoluted, as well as the characters to be rather flat. The straight-to-DVD films had a memorable theme, and that was it. That said, I was rather disappointed that Lego decided to end the storyline. I got excited when they revealed that they were going to reboot it... only for it to be revealed that they were going to reuse Hero Factory parts (bleh). Didn't matter, since they decided to end it within a couple years anyways.

    The flash games on the official website were amazing! I must've spent hundreds of hours playing those games. Having made games myself, I have mad respect for the people that made these Flash games that only kids would see. It's sad to see that their work would be marginalized, as back then people didn't really consider flash games to be "real games", usually equating them with cheap or trash.

    Glatorian Arena was my Bushido Blade; I must've spent a hundred hours playing those games. I'm sad that the second version dumped the town aspect; it would've been cool if they had expanded upon that. rather than being a fast paced fighter, combat was slow and very methodical, where you were trying to bait the opponent into commiting an attack, counterattacking first (if they went for a heavy attack) or sidestepping and counterattacking. There was no animation canceling, and no way to heal, so you had to make split second decisions as to whether or not to attack or to move.

    Exo-Force was the best! While I had already played the Mechwarrior games, this was my first introduction to Japan's take on the mecha genre, super robots, which eventually led me to getting into Gundam. The story and setting was interesting, with humanity having been stranded on a mountain that was split in half and is connected by bridges, and the robots that they were using to rebuild humanity having rebelled. The mix of Japanese martial arts and spiritualism with the mecha combat made for a memorable aesthetic and a really cool setting overall. There were some questions as to whether or not Sensei was telling his pilots the whole truth, and whether or not Meca One was really wrong. When the Sensei was kidnapped in the jungle arc, it seemed like they were setting up for a big reveal. Too bad the series ended (as in all great Lego series' do) before it got there. My favorite sets were the Golden Warrior (which you could only get from Legoland) and the Aero Booster.





    While the second generation mechas are my favorite, in retrospect I preferred the first generation's setting, where they fought on the bridges connecting the split in half mountain. That was so cool, and there was much that could've been done with it. You could have nerve wracking battles where the mechas had to fight on the small space, mechas being thrown off, bridges being collapsed to send enemies to their deaths, or fortifications being built on the bridges ala Xenoblade Chronicles and Redtern Island from Minecraft.

    (Also, it's a real shame that Hitomi never got her own mecha. Huge missed opportunity there!)

    I'm not sure if anyone remembers this, but before Exo Force, the first Lego IP I really got into was Alpha Team. I remember getting all of the first generation vehicles (when they were underwater) and the game. I was loved the second generation aesthetic when they were on ice. Too bad the story ended before we saw the ending.

    Lego Universe was my third MMO after Space Cowboy Online/Air Rivals/Ace Online and Star Trek Online. It had the best building mechanic until Everquest Next Landmark, but I'd say that LU remains to this day the best implementation of building in an MMO, because unlike EQN, you could actually program your properties to do things. You could program elevators, minigames, unfolding builds, scenarios, whatever you wanted. Despite the lack of content, it was a great party MMO. That's why I'm so excited for Peria Chronicles... whenever it comes out, that is!

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    Did someone say lego?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
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    I had several Bionicles, mainly generations 1 and 2, and only followed the story from a distance. While my friends thought it was the best thing ever, I found the story and the lore to be incredibly convoluted, as well as the characters to be rather flat. The straight-to-DVD films had a memorable theme, and that was it. That said, I was rather disappointed that Lego decided to end the storyline. I got excited when they revealed that they were going to reboot it... only for it to be revealed that they were going to reuse Hero Factory parts (bleh). Didn't matter, since they decided to end it within a couple years anyways.

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    Understatement of the century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    No NSFW here though!
    Nothing more wholesome than the bible!


    http://www.thebricktestament.com/rev.../rv14_19a.html

    (Sass aside it is my favorite lego tribute, next to the Lego Movie. Been having a great time passing that torch on by sharing my old Lego hoards with my neighbor's children.)

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    So there's actually a trick to stepping on legos and not getting an instant fifty executions of pain.exe running through your nervous system. Anyone care to hear what they are?

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    1. Gently press your foot down against the lego(s), slowly rotating your foot as if squishing something.
    2. Comfortably walk with your other foot.
    3. profit

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    Lego fucking overwatch, but no Lego Warcraft?
    What a load of bullshit.

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    Lego you say?


    Working on this one now.
    Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I support the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    The onestop shop for all discussion of Lego.
    No NSFW here though!

    First topic, I'm on my sixth set in a row I haven't disassembled to make something else with. Am I doing good?
    I would typically assemble a set, play with it for a day or so, and then start modifying or disassembling it to make something better. Eventually I would come be attracted not only by a new set itself, but even moreso for the unique pieces it contained that I could use to build other things.

    Sometimes I'll have dreams in which I've recovered my old Lego collection from my parents' house and I'm rebuilding my castles. Those are some of my favorite dreams.

    When I was little, I don't think I ever imagined that something like Minecraft would exist to someday rekindle that flame.

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    I played with Lego when I was a kid, as most kids do. My brother and sister too. We had a huge box of all our Lego and we kept all the instructions. Every fall we would take it out and build it all. Most of it was Lego city or whatever it was called back then. My brother had space lego from the late 70s.

    Last fall after we had a baby we suddenly started thinking about Lego. I picked it all up at my parents' house, cleaned it, sorted it and built everything. Then I kept my own stuff and brought my brother and sister's stuff back to my parents. All for the baby, of course

    Then we found out there was this new line of modular buildings, aimed at adults. So we bought these two sets:
    https://brickset.com/sets/10255-1/Assembly-Square
    https://brickset.com/sets/10251-1/Brick-Bank

    They are so awesome! There are all these little details that you won't see unless you build the thing.
    These two sets is all we had room for in our small appartment. Last week we moved to a bigger place. We had saved up to buy all the extra furniture required in this bigger house, but ended up spending a lot less than we expected. So we have ordered 4 more sets: Pet Shop, Detective's Office, Parisian Restaurant and 50's Diner.

    Before we moved we disassembled the sets we had. We are now building those again. Great stuff.

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    I know they have to put out the Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Minecraft, Ninjago sets because they're the biggest money makers. But, sometimes I really wish they would put out the more simple theme ones like pirate, medieval, western, etc. Miss those more than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausr View Post
    I know they have to put out the Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Minecraft, Ninjago sets because they're the biggest money makers. But, sometimes I really wish they would put out the more simple theme ones like pirate, medieval, western, etc. Miss those more than the others.
    Yes, I am so bummed I missed out on Lego Medieval!

    EDIT: Ah, it was called Lego Castle.

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    This thread is not mega enough just yet. Come on people it's Lego!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    No NSFW here though!
    Darn! Was hoping to get my blocky porn fix... Guess I'll just have to watch porn @ 240p and imagine it being Lego!

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    Have a big X-wing, Saturn-V and bmw-mc for LEGO models. Been looking into some of their games lately but haven't tried any in forever.
    If you knew the candle was fire then the meal was cooked a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    Lego fucking overwatch, but no Lego Warcraft?
    What a load of bullshit.
    You got me to look it up and holy crap people still make these old stop motion animations. I'll bet the Lego Movie revitalized it.


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    Got the last lion done today.

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