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 Post subject: LEGO ®
PostPosted: Tue April 02, 2013 7:25 pm 
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I mean, come on.

I was wicked into Legos as a kid. A few weeks ago, my fiancée bought me a set, almost as a joke. Since then, I've gotten two more sets, and putting them all together was a blast. I'm planning on getting a lot more so that "someday our kids can play with them." Yeah, right.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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And why does every video game also have a lego version?

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And why does every video game also have a lego version?


um let's see. kids love legos and kids love video games so.....wait for it.....money!!


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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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I'm so happy that my kids are getting into Lego now. We are working on a solar powered car. It is fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Lego Star Wars is like fucking crack for my 4 and 6 year olds.

Fucking shit. I'm gonna kick them in the head if they don't stop asking for more.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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ATTENTION SPAWN OF B: KEEP ASKING HIM FOR STUFF, HE'S A PUSHOVER!

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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The plural of Lego is Lego. :peace:


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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Which is correct as the plural of LEGO: 'Lego' or 'Legos'? Neither, actually. The word 'LEGO', when used as a noun, should only refer to the company that makes the product. Otherwise 'LEGO' is supposed to be used as an adjective. Thus, when referring to the pieces, neither 'lego' nor 'legos' is correct... rather one should say: 'LEGO bricks' or 'LEGO pieces' or whatever (using LEGO as an adjective -- and one should really capitalize all of the letters, and put the little 'circle-R' symbol after it (®)). This is all a matter of protecting the trademark of 'LEGO' for the company (using it otherwise degenerates the strength of the trademark). This is not to say that I use the word correctly 100% of the time... but that's the answer to the question (it's always fun/painful to read the near-flame-wars that start at slashdot.org over this topic... and generally, both sides are wrong).

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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I was aware of the Lego/Legos distinction/controversy, but it's just really hard to shake what I've called them my whole life.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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The grandparents and/or LEGO are out of their minds.

My mother in law bought them Jabba's Palace which is like $150.
http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-Ja ... 007Q0OVCK/

But LEGO also makes the Rancor Pit separately. It's $60 bucks and made to fit underneath Jabba's Palace. Without it, my kids just have a trap door that goes nowhere. So now, they MUST have the Rancor Pit!
http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-Ra ... pd_sim_t_1

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Then the library has this book:
http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-Vi ... pd_sim_b_1

So my kids can see AAAALLLL the discontinued sets that cost 3 and 4X the original price on Amazon or eBay, and they can beg me for those.

My six year old even wrote a letter to the LEGO engineers. They wrote him back and made sure to mention that the biggest set they've ever designed was the Death Star. Guess which $400 LEGO set my kids want now.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Jabba's Palace was just taken out of production; Lego says it was just the end of its run, but there are rumors that they caved to pressure from people saying it was insensitive to Islam.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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But it is the end of the production run, so it's a win for both sides. LEGO can say they didn't cave, the idiots who think it looks like that mosque can say they got it cancelled.


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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Are they ever going to reissue some of that Harry Potter stuff? My kid got the LEGO Harry Potter book from the library, and he's hot to get some, but they're all discontinued and super expensive on Amazon.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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i used to kill the lego space sets

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i had a ton of these sets:

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then i started making cities with those parts and these sets and the road pieces:

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Are they ever going to reissue some of that Harry Potter stuff? My kid got the LEGO Harry Potter book from the library, and he's hot to get some, but they're all discontinued and super expensive on Amazon.


No, I don't think they reprint stuff. Once it's gone, it's gone.


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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Why do you Yanks refer to it in plural? I always thought it was lego, irrespective of the amount.

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 Post subject: Re: Legos
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Are they ever going to reissue some of that Harry Potter stuff? My kid got the LEGO Harry Potter book from the library, and he's hot to get some, but they're all discontinued and super expensive on Amazon.


No, I don't think they reprint stuff. Once it's gone, it's gone.


... or make new Harry Potter sets.

But, I don't know if you're right, b/c they released Jabba's Palace in 2012, and that was previously released. They've also updated sets for the dessert skiff, the a wing, the x wing, and Jabba's barge ... probably more, but that's what sticks in my head.

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