Legos! (27)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-02-28 01:09 ID:SuI72bRu

I personally love Legos and the inventor of Legos was a pure genius. Only problem is its an expensive hobby/past time, anybody know where I can get them for discount prices?

2 Name: Newoz : 2007-02-28 04:33 ID:Heaven

I totally love Legos too!
My childhood wouldn't have been colourful if it wasn't because of those magic plastic cubes!!!!1
I own the Mindstorms kit, but haven't had any time to build something fun with it. I have always dreamed of making a building model with Lego, but I have never had enough pieces :(

Discounts? With Legos? I don't think they exist, but if someone has ever heard of them, please tell us.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-03 19:59 ID:pxhhXQCn

If you guys ever went to Disneyland in California, they have a Lego store there, and you can choose pieces and pay by the pound. ^_______^

4 Name: ... : 2007-05-18 04:51 ID:fU5N57TJ

well in lego stores in malls and stuff you can get a lego punch card. with it if you keep buying legos there you get a gift certificate. then theres the discount section of the lego store.
these are the ways I can find:
then the obvious one:

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-08-01 06:05 ID:Heaven

The plural of LEGO is LEGO.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-23 11:58 ID:866zs03W


True! I grit my teeth at the mention of "Legos", and I'm not even a Lego enthusiast.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-23 17:13 ID:Heaven

It's fortunate I grew out of playing with Lego at about the same time I leaned I could warp pieces by placing them on a hot light bulb. It couldn't have ended well.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-23 18:34 ID:kbi+6EPm

I always liked the simplest blocks the best. The more complex the pieces got, the less I liked them. I liked the people though.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-24 07:25 ID:866zs03W

I was one of those poor kids that got cheaped out with Megablocks. Those were crap!

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-24 22:11 ID:l605e7op

Might have been worse, you could've had to settle for Lincoln Logs.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-25 01:05 ID:866zs03W


Or if you were just told to go outside and just mash mud together until it looked like something.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-27 16:57 ID:nWWqHC2t

I love Lego. But there is a small problem with them. Actually I suppose the problem is more with me then them.

See, where Lego was meant to inspire creativity, I just got lazy. Rather than making my own stuff I would rely on the instructions. Now if there is a big pile of blocks the only thing I can really do with them is put them together into one larger block.

Now I find myself doing that in other areas as well. I have tried to learn programming and I can do it, but I have a hard time getting anyting done unless someone is telling me more or less what to do. I don't know if that is just my personality being reflected into both areas or if Legos actually had the reverse effect on me than desired, but either way I often find myself upset at not being able to make awesome models of Stargate or Transformers...

tl;dr: I am as creative as a block of cheese, possibly less.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-30 09:01 ID:bUr59cth

Go to lego land multiple times and each time steal some lego off a building and take it with you... Although the ticket in would propoble cost more than the price of the lego you could steal.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-30 09:05 ID:bUr59cth

Grammer error in "Actualy I suppose the problem is more with me then them."

You should have used the word "than" instead of "then". Please remember this next time so I will not have to waste my time writing a post nobody really wants to read and does not contribute to the thread.

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-03 07:15 ID:6i/Rev+e


Grammar, not grammer.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-05 18:59 ID:Heaven

Sentence Fragment!

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-06 13:39 ID:Heaven


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19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-07 18:29 ID:Heaven

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-09 13:05 ID:1Jn3+rVe

I love Lego, but I think that the past 10 years it is getting worse.
A lot of new kits use custom parts while the old blocks would work just fine.
If you seen discount lego, you might try looking for megablocks.
They have quite a few huge models like carriers, battleships and tanks.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-10 00:59 ID:LHUhQcNw


Sentence Fragment is a sentence fragment.

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-10-10 03:04 ID:l605e7op

The irony was quite obvious, thank you.

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-28 23:24 ID:5NKNycqa

>>20 I do like special parts that can join in clever ways, like those fences that fit studs in the sides as well as the base, but I hate parts like huge spaceship windows that can't be anything else.

Part of me gets overwhelmed by too many types of brick and would almost just like all 4x2 standard height red so never have to make a choice. That seems kind of autistic and can't be healthy either. I remember the first time I got a kit that had 1x2 bricks, and later the first kit that had bricks of other colours than just red and white. Much later came flat (1/3 height) bricks, sloping roof bricks and then ... wheels! Gosh I'm old.

One thing I do to overcome obsessive neatness with Lego (I think Legos is US-speak) is to just take pieces at random from the pile (PRO TIP: pile all your Lego(s) onto a blanket then is easy to put away after) and build them up on a base board to create a 3d world that nearly always ends up more interesting than a really carefully constructed model. Though I also can spend hours shuffling through the pile looking for just one more pink flat corner piece for a perfectly coordinated masterpiece too.

More of a thesis-fragment than a sentence fragment, I'm afraid.

24 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-29 07:30 ID:WsU5xXRk

I love Lego but haven't had a set in years. I always bought the brand name stuff until they jacked the price up. Generic for me.

25 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-03 18:45 ID:6yJ/tYTb

Same problem with me; when I was a kid, I was obsessive with following the instructions and would only make original things out of the pieces of incomplete sets.

Now I just occasionally buy the Star Wars Legos; though I plan to get a few sets of the Indiana Jones ones and paint the nazis into actual nazis.

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-04 12:43 ID:+6gqCIzq

Generic is fine, but it isn't Lego.

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-06 19:25 ID:Heaven

>>26 Truer words have never been spoke.

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