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Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:30 pm
by Keldoclock
I really don't like the old heads except in moderation. I don't like having multiple soldiers with the same face, but I end up using the smiles because I have like fifteen of them. I end up compromising that no more than two soldiers in a squad should have the same face.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:43 pm
by morganm
I love the new sets and themes. Not because I never owned the old stuff either... My first sets were things like Black Falcon's Fortress, Black Seas Barracuda, Forbidden Island, and other stuff from the 80s. Every year stuff gets better and better! I love the detailed heads, new bricks, etc. Peach figures are awesome! Ya, that's right, I said it... peaches fucking rule and your yellow dweebs DROOOOL! :twisted:

My least favorite sets are those stupid "box o' bricks" where they have some boneriffic looking brick built horse and a female torso + head + left over city construction worker orange legs that don't match at all but they had to get rid of them because they prolly have a quadrillion of them in their inventory. These sets are supposedly more creative... yet they are very limiting. I really don't care for what I can build out of 200 2x4 bricks.

The new sets have so much more interesting stuff and details. Take Black Falcon's Fortress for example compared to say the new Vampire Castle. Sure, BFF is a good sized building, it swings open so you can play inside, and that's about it.... there's NOTHING going on inside. It's devoid of any details or anything interesting. I saw the Vampire Castle all put together at the Lego store... blew my freak'n mind with it's awesomeness! There is sooooo much going on in like ever square inch. The design of the sets are clearly superior. All the new bits, props, weapons, food, etc. etc. add so much more to play with.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:53 am
by Gungnir
I only have one Classic 'fig head, so I've been using him as a veteran.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:48 pm
by IVhorseman
Well I think to actually answer the question, we want to compare this:
morganm wrote:Black Falcon's Fortress is a good sized building, it swings open so you can play inside, and that's about it.
To this:
morganm wrote:I saw the Vampire Castle all put together at the Lego store... There is sooooo much going on in like every square inch. All the new bits, props, weapons, food, etc. etc. add so much more to play with.
And just compare those strict facts and see how we all feel about them. Having a bare interior encourages YOU to build things inside and play in there, and it swings open so that you can. Vampire Castle has all that stuff laid out for you in the instructions. Is that better? I honestly see both arguments here. I think most importantly, new legos still fit to your old ones. I've got old U.F.O. torso'd guys with new space-police helmets and modern printed heads. I have brikarms bazookas and all, but I still use the same camera/rifles that I've used since 1995 right next to them. Black Falcon's Fortress is still out there man - just now you can build it with weird new pieces too.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:50 am
by Zupponn
Or get both sets and combine them into one awesome mega castle!!!

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:37 pm
by GeneralOfDeath
Zuppon wins the thread.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:54 pm
by Scribonius
Yeah, that was kind of my thought, too.

I've got a lot of older sets lying around (in pieces, mind you) - the original King's Castle and Knight's Castle were some of my first sets, and I have a fondness for the basic smiley head from that era, but... a bit of variety makes things more fun, and use of some of the more detailed heads allows you to give character to, well, characters...

That said, I need to find some good-quality yellow paint. I like the torsos and stuff from some of the Pirates of the Carribean and LOTR/Hobbit sets, but I need to mod them to work with the yellow heads. :twisted:

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:37 am
by samuelzz10
Scribonius wrote:and use of some of the more detailed heads allows you to give character to, well, characters
Clothes make the man. Almost all my champions are smileys, and even the most deep generals and diplomats are too. Basically,
-Unique and exotic armor= memorable character
-Cool head and ragged clothes= tramp

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:38 am
by stubby
Scribonius wrote:That said, I need to find some good-quality yellow paint. I like the torsos and stuff from some of the Pirates of the Carribean and LOTR/Hobbit sets, but I need to mod them to work with the yellow heads. :twisted:
Nah. If they have peach bits showing, it's just because the yellow fig skinned a peach and made underclothes out of them.

Re: Old Lego / new Lego

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:00 pm
by IVhorseman
Apparently a highlighter works wonders.