Ever wanted to drive the Lego cars you spent hours perfecting? Now you can, with Lego Racers from High Voltage Software and Lego Media. Each of the tracks will feature a theme from actual Lego sets you can buy off the shelves, and players are encouraged to customize their racers for maximum oddity. A fairly robust car builder engine allows you to build your vehicle piece by piece. To be released in September.
@legoverslinder said:"Here in the netherlands we have a store where you can hire Lego sets. If you are the second person who orders this set, you would be quite dissapointed."wait, what's that? I never heard of "hiring" lego sets. I would like to know more about this.
I am glad to see the community call out issues like this, and TLG's response will be interesting.I want to believe that this is just an over-engineered mistake, and not deliberate in any way.The one thing I am surprised about is the number of people who saying that they NEVER disassemble large sets like this. Maybe I'm in the minority but these very large sets don't have a long "shelf life" in our house. The they get disassembled, inventoried and re-sold to make room for more. Also, having moved once with partially disassembled sets and loosing parts, I would disassembled and inventory sets if I move again. @fakespacesquid said:"My only issue with this comment is calling Reddit 'the Lego community,' given that the majority of their userbase, even in r/lego, is about as far as you can get from Afols. "Yup, slightly off topic, but reddit is a shadow of what it once was, r/Lego and the site in general. It reached a critical mass of users and any sense of community collapsed. Some smaller subs are still okay, but large "mainstream" subs are a mess.
@gabri_ves said:" @legoverslinder said:"Here in the netherlands we have a store where you can hire Lego sets. If you are the second person who orders this set, you would be quite dissapointed."wait, what's that? I never heard of "hiring" lego sets. I would like to know more about this."Same! I've contemplated before on the whether the concept could exist, but was never able to figure out how it would work in practice. I'd be fascinated to learn about a store that manages to offer such a service effectively :D
@Huw said:"Given the article is about one set, I have changed the title to counter the accusations of generalisation."I hope this does not become a general guideline; about the least catchy title ever ;-) @ThatBionicleGuy said:" @gabri_ves said:wait, what's that? I never heard of "hiring" lego sets. I would like to know more about this.Same!"We also have a few in Belgium; just search the web for "rent LEGO" or something like that (not going to advertise the sites here). The concept is quite simple: you can rent a set for a certain amount of time, the prices vary depending on how long you want to keep the set, similar to renting (construction) tools. I haven't tried it myself and it sounds like a nightmare to run a business like that (constantly counting pieces and buying replacements if they get lost or break)
There is another instance I know of. There is a combinaton model of sets 7701 and 7700. I'm not good with lego parts. So skip to page 26 and let the instructions do the talking. -assets/product.bi.additional.extra.pdf/7701_X_7700%20%2B%207701%20Combi%20model.pdf the fact this is a combination model makes it so much worse.
@LostGemini said:"OUTRAGE FOR THE SAKE OF OUTRAGE!!! Really how many people will be buying this, building it and then actually be taking this set apart? Is it disappointing yes, a smidge but honestly this is barely a talking point. By all means though grab your pitchforks and demand a resignation" I rebuild all my lego sets, even my huge UCS ones. I have rebuilt my new UCS star destroyer and my modular buildings. I fully plan on rebuilding this set many times. It's not some resignation I'm asking for, its for lego to follow through on allowing me to rebuild my sets.
Whilst the article is interesting, it's been the comments for me that have been fascinating. There appears to be several discussions (and clearly some arguments) showing that we have many flavours of lego fans with differing styles of lego experiences and views of how we enjoy lego.We can see there are many who build to display and keep, or those who build to achieve the completed task but sell on to be able to buy more, or yet again those that build and dismantle to then add the parts to their overall collection for MOC building. I admit that these are some very general descriptions of lego fans.The fact is we are all unique, all have a unique set of circumstances and all have a unique (sum of) thoughts and opinions. Should we not respect each other and each other's opinions? Clearly some people do not have the same resources as others, whether living in a country where lego is hard to get or more expensive compared to another and far more expensive in relation to standard earning/living, or individually limited by space and storage in their home or by personal wealth. These certainly can impact on how one person experiences lego. But we also have different reasons to enjoy the same thing and that certainly affects how we experience lego. I therefore cannot say people who buy the 75313 AT-AT will only display it and never take it apart.I personally love the building experience, following instructions, sorting the pieces, seeing how the build progresses. I find it calming and, I guess, therapeutic. I actually open up all the bags at once, no matter how big a build, and sort through the pieces by type rather than colour. I do enjoy the finished set but it doesn't stay built for long before being dismantled - a large reason is space and my wife isn't too happy with lego 'lying' around! I do have a compulsion for completing collections. So I have been focused on one theme only, Technic, which is ridiculous as I really can't afford it! All my sets then are kept separate in RUBs to rebuild again.As to the dismantling issue highlighted in this article. If I was buying it I wouldn't have a problem. I love the engineering of sets and of problem solving, so rather than "this can't be dismantled" it would be how to do it with minimal cosmetic damage - probably as has been suggested, using a knife. I don't have an issue with Lego. I agree with @chief7575 's comment [05 Dec 2021 07:04]. Mistakes can happen, even in the biggest corporations, no one is perfect and all companies are run by people. 2b1af7f3a8