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Title: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: Jack Nastyface on August 23, 2017, 10:55:09 AM
Nice.


https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a0a7940a-e575-420f-ace5-2b7bd3d962c7 (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a0a7940a-e575-420f-ace5-2b7bd3d962c7)
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 24, 2017, 07:16:52 AM
Damn, that's cool.  :o
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 07:17:45 AM
How many Lego X-men does it carry?
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 24, 2017, 07:19:26 AM
There will be a mod for that no doubt.

I was thinking of the F-117 fighter that was in the movie Executive Decision. You know, the one where Steven Segal died? Man that was awesome. ;D
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: bbmike on August 24, 2017, 07:24:46 AM
Cool. But I don't get why you wouldn't build a model instead. A model looks so much better. Afraid of glue and/or paint?
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 07:25:58 AM
I was thinking of the F-117 fighter that was in the movie Executive Decision. You know, the one where Steven Segal died? Man that was awesome. ;D

One of my favorite all time action movies because of that.
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 24, 2017, 07:28:18 AM
I was thinking of the F-117 fighter that was in the movie Executive Decision. You know, the one where Steven Segal died? Man that was awesome. ;D

One of my favorite all time action movies because of that.

I still remember how shocked I was that they killed him off like that. As big as Segal's ego is that couldn't have been an easy thing for him to do, so it made me respect him a bit more as an actor. But then he went and did a metric goat-ton of shite movies, so I guess it evens out.

Cool. But I don't get why you wouldn't build a model instead. A model looks so much better. Afraid of glue and/or paint?

There's something to be said about putting a model together - a plastic and glue one - but there's something, too, about putting together a Lego model. I can't quite put my finger on it.
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 07:36:09 AM
I was thinking of the F-117 fighter that was in the movie Executive Decision. You know, the one where Steven Segal died? Man that was awesome. ;D

One of my favorite all time action movies because of that.

I still remember how shocked I was that they killed him off like that. As big as Segal's ego is that couldn't have been an easy thing for him to do, so it made me respect him a bit more as an actor. But then he went and did a metric goat-ton of shite movies, so I guess it evens out.

It was great. He pretty much at the peak of his career then and a fairly big star. I was expecting it to be his movie. Then bam, thirty minutes in and he's gone! Sure he had a heroic death, but I was like, "Whoa! The just killed off Seagal!"
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: Jack Nastyface on August 24, 2017, 11:36:04 PM
Cool. But I don't get why you wouldn't build a model instead. A model looks so much better. Afraid of glue and/or paint?
Because, you know...Lego.
Title: Re: Lego SR-71 campaign
Post by: JudgeDredd on August 25, 2017, 02:06:13 AM
When I was into Lego, you got blocks of all sorts of shapes and sizes and...you used your imagination.

That's not to say "my time was better", but I do think giving these preset designs probably stole alot of the creativity away from what Lego was all about.

I guess if they didn't move on into what they do now, it may have died a death because other things were coming along which were"easier" for kids to make things with.

As an example, I bought my nephew (who was 8 or 9 at the time) an Airfix car model kit. I thought every kid should have built one model. That was 5 years ago. I spoke to my brother on a recent cycling trip together and he told me it was still int eh cupboard. My nephew is all about XBox, PS4, his iPad...it's all technology. As quaint an idea as I thought that was, it seems it was a daft one.

Anyway - I never really cared for those preset versions of Lego. Cheatin' if you ask me. You haven't built a Lego SR-71 until you've built it using the original blocks provided in a standard Lego set AND it looks nothing all like an SR-71  :2funny: