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General Chat Thread, Perhaps The Most Poorly Thought Out LEGO product Ever? in General; Blimey, I've just realised I had the digger, the crane truck, and the lorry/fork lift. Must have cost my parents ...
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    Blimey, I've just realised I had the digger, the crane truck, and the lorry/fork lift. Must have cost my parents a sodding fortune!

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    I owned the digger but amusingly I used to prefer the ordinary "solid" lego. I hated having "holes" in the technics stuff.

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    @All:

    Lego smeggo! this is what I used to play with as a kid with real spanners and screwdrivers: Meccano Toys

    Now this is the stuff for real men not snap fasteners ;D

    Try this out for size: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano Steam trains that actually work! ;D
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    bossman: Meccano Schmano! I had none of that flimsy metal stuff with its silly nuts and bolts

    I used to love Lego. The sound they made when tipped out into a huge pile on the floor. The rummaging through the box for that one tiny last piece for the finishing touch. The near-OCD level of getting the bricks stacked "properly" when building walls. Ahhh childhood. This was one of my faves: LEGO 8280-1: Fire Engine | Brickset: LEGO set guide and database

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    They've dumbed down Lego a lot these days... this is how it should be

    Wanted those so bad when I was growing up, always out of my price range though... I guess there's always eBay :-P
    My cousin had all three of those when I was a kid. Endless fun playing with em. Flash git he was, and boy was I jealous!

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post

    I think that Lego is a great product. However this may be their worst idea. My son is a real fan of Lego but I think even he would not be impressed by this 'spooky' model.

    Link: Geist | Saisonale Sets | LEGO Shop
    I dunno....it had Pac-Man bricking it for decades (unless he'd been at the pills)

    Joe

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    I have a meccano superbike here, it's taken so much abuse over the years but minimal damage. RTestament to my building skills? 8)

    I also have the train set upstairs and took time building the alternative Diesel unit that had no instructions. It took weeks!

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    I like technic lego when the bits were generic, it seems now when you buy a model/kit that's the only thing you can make with the bits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    I like technic lego when the bits were generic, it seems now when you buy a model/kit that's the only thing you can make with the bits...
    at one point yes now the pieces are fairly generic there are more "standard" pieces granted but the newer sets ive got are basically the same pieces apart from things like digger buckets

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    at one point yes now the pieces are fairly generic there are more "standard" pieces granted but the newer sets ive got are basically the same pieces apart from things like digger buckets
    Wicked. If I ever have kids lego and scalextric are what I'm most looking forward too. They wont get a look in on their chrimbo presents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    Wicked. If I ever have kids lego and scalextric are what I'm most looking forward too. They wont get a look in on their chrimbo presents!
    And Brio when their young! I spent many an hour building railways all over the living room as a nipper!

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    Who remembers THIS rude boy?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaTayler View Post
    Brilliant!!
    Totally, now I want to see more!!

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