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2022-08-11 8:02:15 AM  
When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.
 
2022-08-11 8:23:19 AM  

Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.


I was a kid in the 70s with older siblings who grew up in the 60s. I inherited all their Lego, including the old Samsonite bricks. They still work: much clutch.

And a few of them have my childhood dog's teeth marks on them. That puts them at 11 on the sentimentality knob.
 
2022-08-11 8:31:04 AM  

Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.


They've had amazing customer service. But as an adult, I love their IP collections and Ideas (to say nothing of their entire robotics line). And rebrickable, MoCs, and so on just make it such a versatile product. They literally empower creators.

Zero issue with missing or lost pieces, shipped every time without question or hassle.

My kid played with my bricks from when I was a kid. He's said that his kid will inherit them, too. Show me any toy that has that longevity and timelessness.
 
2022-08-11 8:37:28 AM  
I like the Lego kits you build once, then put in a glass cabinet.
 
2022-08-11 8:47:30 AM  

Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.


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2022-08-11 8:48:33 AM  

WhippingBoi: I like the Lego kits you build once, then put in a glass cabinet.


That's the great thing about Lego.  There's no wrong way to play.  Want to play with a bucket of bricks that you constantly build and destroy?  Great.  Want to assemble a display piece for your shelf?  Have at it.
 
2022-08-11 9:17:14 AM  

smileyphase: Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.

They've had amazing customer service. But as an adult, I love their IP collections and Ideas (to say nothing of their entire robotics line). And rebrickable, MoCs, and so on just make it such a versatile product. They literally empower creators.

Zero issue with missing or lost pieces, shipped every time without question or hassle.

My kid played with my bricks from when I was a kid. He's said that his kid will inherit them, too. Show me any toy that has that longevity and timelessness.


I sometimes find myself in youtube black holes watching people rig up the Lego technic doodads and can't believe someone of the stuff people come up with.
 
2022-08-11 9:17:52 AM  

NeoCortex42: Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.

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2022-08-11 9:25:35 AM  

NeoCortex42: WhippingBoi: I like the Lego kits you build once, then put in a glass cabinet.

That's the great thing about Lego.  There's no wrong way to play.  Want to play with a bucket of bricks that you constantly build and destroy?  Great.  Want to assemble a display piece for your shelf?  Have at it.


Yup.

--90th Anniversary Icon Galaxy Explorer on shelf next to my desk (next to Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!).
--Two 16 gallon tubs o' brick under the desk
--80s-era Technic posters on the cabinets

\have I mentioned I DON'T work from home?
 
2022-08-11 9:45:36 AM  

Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.


My mother had me write a letter to them in the early 90s to ask how much replacement wheel carriages for the space monorail that I somehow lost would cost. A few weeks later I received a response thanking me for my inquiry and that unfortunately the parts were not available for individual sale, but they were able to send me the replacements for free. Young me was super psyched to be able to have the monorail running again. As mentioned above, all my old Lego has made it's way to my kids and it's great that my 30+ year old parts still interface with the ones made today.
 
2022-08-11 9:54:25 AM  

August11: Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.

I was a kid in the 70s with older siblings who grew up in the 60s. I inherited all their Lego, including the old Samsonite bricks. They still work: much clutch.

And a few of them have my childhood dog's teeth marks on them. That puts them at 11 on the sentimentality knob.


This 80's kid also inherited my cousin's legos from the 60's and 70's. The week before we got our first (and last) foster kid placement in '09 I washed all of them.  Those kids (twins) were adopted. they are now 18, and my youngest daughter stillbuys lego sets.  She tries to find the directions to the star was ones my brother donated to us.  (there are parts for two x-wings and two millennium falcons in there)
 
2022-08-11 9:57:33 AM  
Thanks for showing how things manufactured generations apart can still play well and be compatible with each other

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2022-08-11 9:59:34 AM  
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2022-08-11 10:25:24 AM  
I need to get back to work on my Saturn V rocket.
 
2022-08-11 11:50:17 AM  

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I've noticed they've stopped putting that on the boxes now, they just put something like 14+
 
2022-08-11 12:00:46 PM  
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Just bought this last week, who says adults dont mess around with this stuff?  Happy 90th
 
2022-08-11 12:28:05 PM  

Petey4335: August11: Marcos P: When I was a kid (80s) my Lego pirate ship was missing some parts so my mom wrote them a letter and they sent me the parts, a shark, some ghosts, and the almighty brick separator.

I was a kid in the 70s with older siblings who grew up in the 60s. I inherited all their Lego, including the old Samsonite bricks. They still work: much clutch.

And a few of them have my childhood dog's teeth marks on them. That puts them at 11 on the sentimentality knob.

This 80's kid also inherited my cousin's legos from the 60's and 70's. The week before we got our first (and last) foster kid placement in '09 I washed all of them.  Those kids (twins) were adopted. they are now 18, and my youngest daughter stillbuys lego sets.  She tries to find the directions to the star was ones my brother donated to us.  (there are parts for two x-wings and two millennium falcons in there)


You, sir, are a successful father.
 
2022-08-11 12:33:43 PM  
The soles of my feet will forever be scared thanks to you. The pain will live eternal in my memory.  Here's to another 90 years of torment!
 
2022-08-11 1:42:17 PM  
My older son likes building things as per the instructions, maybe a couple of small embellishments here and there, then putting them on a shelf.

My younger one builds them once, disassembles them, mixes the pieces in with all of the other bricks, and then spends an infinite amount of time just making whatever his imagination comes up with.

Both very valid ways of doing things. Of course, also two very INCOMPATIBLE ways, hence why we specifically don't buy "joint LEGO sets" anymore. We learned that lesson after just a few times of the "Hey! Stop building things the WRONG WAY! And don't use the bricks for other stuff!" and "No fair! You're hogging all of the pieces for the car, when I need them to build a train-submarine-house!" yelling and fighting.
 
2022-08-11 1:46:30 PM  
LEGO was my favorite childhood toy - I can't even count how many sets I had. I even had the amazing and wonderful circular denim drawstring play bag to keep them all in.

A few years back my older brother asked if I still had them, and if so, would I be willing to give them to him for his young son. Not thinking it through and being short-sighted, I agreed, given that my daughter has graduated college by this point. So I cleaned them up, tossed out the trash bits that had accumulated, and gave the whole lot to him.

As I mentioned, short-sighted.

Now, of course, there's no way to separate my old stuff from his son's additions to the pile, even if I were to ask for them back for my future grandchildren to play with. (smack self in forehead multiple times with shoe). On top of that, dear EX-brother turned out to be a stupid ChristoFascist Trumper so I told him to f*ck off because he was dead to me (no regrets there whatsoever) so the LEGO sets and bag are truly gone for good. Much regret for my stupid short-sightedness and too-generous nature.

I did, however, buy the Friends Central Perk and Apartments sets to build and display - added light kits to both as well.

LEGO is awesome.
 
2022-08-11 1:58:25 PM  

Joe_diGriz: My older son likes building things as per the instructions, maybe a couple of small embellishments here and there, then putting them on a shelf.

My younger one builds them once, disassembles them, mixes the pieces in with all of the other bricks, and then spends an infinite amount of time just making whatever his imagination comes up with.

Both very valid ways of doing things. Of course, also two very INCOMPATIBLE ways, hence why we specifically don't buy "joint LEGO sets" anymore. We learned that lesson after just a few times of the "Hey! Stop building things the WRONG WAY! And don't use the bricks for other stuff!" and "No fair! You're hogging all of the pieces for the car, when I need them to build a train-submarine-house!" yelling and fighting.


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2022-08-11 4:20:41 PM  
My father was in the field of quality assurance in plastics molding.  Some time after he retired, I got an article that talked about the standards LEGO has for their material, low tolerances and so forth.  He told me it was about the most stringent standards he'd seen and he did medical equipment for a spell.
 
2022-08-11 5:36:40 PM  
Lego is the gold-star standard for a successful all-ages toy. No one has ever done it better, no one ever will.
 
2022-08-12 4:38:07 PM  
I love Lego.  Time to unpack it again and build something !

And I've noticed is the third (I think) Lego thread on Frak recently where there has been nothing but Lego love and praise.  I therefore must conclude that Lego Haters are not really a thing.  That sounds about right to me, yet runs contrary to most Fark threads, statistically speaking.
 
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