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Well, of course not. But the weirdness from the marketing team has gone up to 11. Christmas in July, a Christmas Tree (from last year) GWP in the States in July.

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Things have gotten a bit strange lately, all those weird press releases aimed at adults (which I don't find attractive at all), the decreasing amount of GWP's in a year compared to a few years ago, it seemed you would always get some bonus LEGO. The stricter limits on spare parts in sets compared to 2-3 years ago etc etc...


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The start of a re-invented LEGO :noface: , question is: do you like it?

I personally don't mind the X-mas tree in July, cool for everyone who missed it. :mrgreen:

I do like to add to the pile the current need for more transparancy in the afol community in the IDEAS processes. With as an example @Zabadak's recent experience.. :(

Anyone else suprised recently?
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Sarcasm aside, no don't like them cutting corners left, right and center. I also hear a lot of complaints about poorer brick quality but I haven't discovered this myself (yet) Especially Reddish Brown appears relatively easy to break.

Than there's the awful change from DHL to DPD etc etc :cry:
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Oeh oeh I want to add another one! I feel terrible by the way for creating a thread filled with negatives, so before I add this one let me state that I also see The LEGO Group working on improvements all over the place, and I am in a heavy AFOL phase in life atm and I DO NOT see this coming to an end anywhere in the near future, BUT....

EVERY TIME I ORDER FROM LEGO.COM THE CREDITCARD PAYMENT PROCESS FAILS.

A minimum of three times in a row! :shock: I always need to repeat the entire payment process over and over untill I finally can see those figheads blinking. It is an absolute hell to enter your numbers again and again (*Raise internet awareness* because storing them in browsers is unsafe people!! *End of raise internet awareness*) and again, and just another time...

I don't know why this happens, and I totally get that their IT department is probably flooded with our kind of LEGO geeks that wanted to use their 2 day computer course from '98 as a ticket to get to be working at The LEGO Group, I get that. For sure. But really, payment processes have been optimised for years now, there is a world of standardised stuff to implement it... and still... This.

I am glad that this error does not throw you completely back into the process (It could be worse, ending up with an emptied "LEGO bag" every time, having lost your B&P listings and every set you placed in there) and only throws me back to the payment options.. But still. And no error handling either, sometimes I spend hours and hours waiting for a "busy"-indicator to crash and it just sits there. Twirling. Turning. As if magic is happening.
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I think it's healthy we can also be critical of TLG. In British documentaries, AFOL's are portrayed as a cult and Brickset can be so toxic because of all the die hards. We're balanced. We celebrate what we love about the products but also discuss the downsides in a constructive way.

And LEGO website has been a complaint magnet over the last few years, so I feel your pain. I had many times I had to start over with parts orders. I do however prefer to pay by invoice so none of those problems occurred for me.
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I prefer to pay my orders with invoice. But in the past that took a long time to get it right at the lego site. So I changed it to creditcard and till sofar no problems. Yeah everytime fill in all those numbers. But if that is for asfety. No problem

Lego ideas. I have seen the 3 new candidates. But I am not satisfied with those 3 sets. I've seen a lot of fantastic sets that did'nt make it.

Last year I got a fantastic set from Bricklink. "the Bikes set" you could buy 10 different sets. I hoped for new releases of Bricklink stes. But now the Lego company owns Bricklink. ........ I guess those second chance for sets is over.

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I don't necessarily think its the end of Lego. I just think they've gone weird and weirder. Look at some of the newest City sets. Never thought Lego City would cross the threshold of going from police state to ultra police state. They're now releasing police sets during the summer. Not just winter. :cry:
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I highly agree, whaha ultra police state! :lol:
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:lol:

On that subject: it's rumoured there's a police watercanon van coming in the first wave of 2021[/sarcasm]
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I hear they intend to add a National Guard-line aswell, with protesters and such. :lol:
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