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2021-05-17 4:29:09 PM  
Ok that will sell
 
2021-05-17 4:45:43 PM  
That's...pretty cool. I was expecting a playset of the fight on Titan with a tiny Thanos, but the gauntlet alone is a much better idea.
 
2021-05-17 5:29:18 PM  
So most people will end up posing it giving the finger, right?  Pretty safe assumption?
 
2021-05-17 5:45:40 PM  
This is good - the Daily Bugle set is fantastic.
 
2021-05-17 5:51:02 PM  
That looks cool.

Also surprised it is that cheap. I assumed it was $140 off of the headline.
 
2021-05-17 5:54:35 PM  

Fart And Smunny: This is good - the Daily Bugle set is fantastic.


It's alright, but for that price, do a large Avengers Tower instead. The Daily Bugle building just doesn't look interesting enough to justify that investment.
 
2021-05-17 6:28:06 PM  
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2021-05-17 6:49:46 PM  

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See my profile pic for my own £350 version of this
 
2021-05-17 7:09:24 PM  
Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.
 
2021-05-17 7:26:30 PM  
Cheapest land mine I've seen
 
2021-05-17 7:46:48 PM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


Weirdly what you think the point of LEGOs doesn't show up in any of their business plans through history. LEGO making sets to build stuff that looks like other stuff predates the plastic brick even.

You should let them know they've been doing it wrong.
 
2021-05-17 8:40:43 PM  
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Eggo my LEGO.
 
2021-05-17 10:27:57 PM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


The whole point of Lego is to sell stuff, and they've cleared figured out that sets are far more profitable and popular than generic bricks.
 
2021-05-17 10:45:30 PM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


They still sell those sets if you want them.

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2021-05-17 11:17:52 PM  
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2021-05-17 11:59:26 PM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


Counterpoint: Many, many of the licensed sets have unique pieces in them that allow a person to make even more interesting things.
 
2021-05-18 2:41:57 AM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


Look you take two of the gauntlets, scrap every other lego set you own and build your own iron man out of them that is life size and has 2 hands

then just leave him in your living room window flipping everyone off
 
2021-05-18 2:49:33 AM  
I just spent $200 on lego R2-D2. Buying this for only $70 is a no-brainer.
 
2021-05-18 3:40:41 AM  
I'm not gonna lie: I want it.

And being able to drop 70$ 57€ for a toy is one of the joys of adulthood :)
 
2021-05-18 3:42:11 AM  
FTFA: "The Gauntlet measures over one foot in height, and you can pose it on a sturdy base for display."

woah.
 
2021-05-18 3:53:22 AM  

anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.


Naaaaah ! If "The Lego Movie" taught me anything, is that both ways are perfectly valid ways to play legos.

Seriously, that was the moral of the movie.
 
2021-05-18 9:15:31 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I just spent $200 on lego R2-D2.


My son got it about two weeks ago. It's a hella nice set.
 
2021-05-18 12:21:38 PM  

padraig: anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.

Naaaaah ! If "The Lego Movie" taught me anything, is that both ways are perfectly valid ways to play legos.

Seriously, that was the moral of the movie.


This.

I grew up with a set of Lego that was manufactured in the early sixties. Simple elements. The brothers and I would play a game called "spaceship." We would build ships, designate crew quarters, weapons, life support, etc. And then we would throw them down the stairs. The damage sustained was battle damage and then we would decide who won based on that damage.

I was in my late forties when the movie came out. Benny's apotheosis of "spaceship!" Made me howl with laughter. And you're damn right I bought that set. I think both builders live in all of us.
 
2021-05-18 12:25:50 PM  

danny_kay: FTFA: "The Gauntlet measures over one foot in height, and you can pose it on a sturdy base for display."

woah.


You know what they say about Titans with big hands.

/Or is that small for a Titan?
 
2021-05-18 1:58:33 PM  
This is a lot cheaper than buying the Minifigure-scale version.  For that one would have to buy six separate Lego sets, which would set you back a few hundred bucks.  I had like 2 Stones and the Gauntlet that came with the Benatar and a set that connected to it, and those two sets alone were about $90 2-3 years ago.
 
2021-05-18 1:59:10 PM  

padraig: anuran: Lego sets are just about the most ridiculous toy I have ever seen. The whole point of Lego was to allow kids to create and express themselves freely and to destroy the feet of parents who walk around indoors with anything less than Doc Marten's. Spending more per brick in order to slavishly copy someone else's creation defeats the point.

Naaaaah ! If "The Lego Movie" taught me anything, is that both ways are perfectly valid ways to play legos.

Seriously, that was the moral of the movie.


I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.
 
2021-05-18 2:09:25 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.


For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?
 
2021-05-18 2:14:39 PM  
On first glance, I wish it was MUCH bulkier.  The gems don't stand out very well either.
 
2021-05-18 2:26:04 PM  

Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?


Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.
 
2021-05-18 2:32:50 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.


That's why I buy both display pieces, and those big-ass boxes of bricks. I have plenty of LEGO models on display, but also a crapton of blocks with which I can just f*ck around and build whatever I want, whenever I want.
 
2021-05-18 2:47:13 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.

That's why I buy both display pieces, and those big-ass boxes of bricks. I have plenty of LEGO models on display, but also a crapton of blocks with which I can just f*ck around and build whatever I want, whenever I want.


Basically what happened for me and what I am following for my nephews is to start with a massive pack of generic bricks then add in sets.

Over time the individual sets will be moved past and the pieces will get thrown in with the generic bricks to allow more things to be built with them.
 
2021-05-18 2:49:30 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.


No, Ferrell was the villain of the movie because he was completely inflexible in how he felt Legos should be enjoyed. He forced his view of how to play with them upon others (his son).
 
2021-05-18 3:11:31 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.


For me at least, it satisfies a bit of my scale modeling interest without requiring the scores of hours of time investment that assembling and painting a similar sized display piece requires. That and the satisfying tactile "click" as the pieces go together.

Of course, I still do real modeling, but only because you can't legally use Lego as 40K proxies. :)
 
2021-05-18 3:41:25 PM  

Dr. Nightmare: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.

For me at least, it satisfies a bit of my scale modeling interest without requiring the scores of hours of time investment that assembling and painting a similar sized display piece requires. That and the satisfying tactile "click" as the pieces go together.

Of course, I still do real modeling, but only because you can't legally use Lego as 40K proxies. :)


Gotcha, that's cool.
 
2021-05-18 5:31:57 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Fart And Smunny: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I think the moral of the movie was don't treat Lego as some precious display piece.  Build and have fun.

For some people, building the display pieces *is* fun, no?

Yeah, hence the "build" part of "build and have fun."  The Will Ferrell character was the villain because he treated them as one and done display pieces.  To each their own, but to me putting a trophy for achievement in basic motor skills on my shelf isn't very fun.

That's why I buy both display pieces, and those big-ass boxes of bricks. I have plenty of LEGO models on display, but also a crapton of blocks with which I can just f*ck around and build whatever I want, whenever I want.


Yeah - I first build the display ones, just because it's fun to see them done, and then I reform them into something just farking around.
 
2021-05-18 10:22:47 PM  
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