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What? Really? Nobody likes Lego here? I thought this was a popular hobby, especially among our kind. For me? Its the Time Twisters.


It's expensive and it takes too much space. And it's expensive. That's how I ended up getting pushed towards digital media. Everything I ever got interested at was either expensive, takes too much space or both.


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I do music as well but there is something about Lego that just makes it more rewarding. I mean of course the reward ceiling is higher with real arts but Lego is something you can get into and get good at pretty quickly. Maybe its just me and I’m good at it tho.

I suppose I also have the advantage of never having given away my childhood collection. I still like doing alternative builds of sets more than anything. It gets more attention because people think “hey, I might like to buy this 20-30 dollar set and build this” so you can give them instructions. I made this Skyfi plane from the McLaren Senna.


i own a bunch of the Unikitty! sets because i wanted to support the show financially. i think it's the nicest show on TV right now.

i'm never buying one again because they took up an entire shelf.


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Here’s my alternative model for the recently released Empire Dragon.


I liked them as a kid but it doesn't appeal to me as a adult.
Also as others have pointed out, they are really expensive.
For the price of one mid or large set I could get half a dozen model kits and all the supplies + tools to finish the kits and still have a bit leftover for a makeshift display stand.


The point of Lego is to build something of your own design. Has nothing to do with model kits. I happen to find people who don’t MOC as being more childish Lego users.


There's LEGO software you can download and use to build things virtually. Use that instead. Less wasteful.


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I'm not even sure it airs anymore, but that's nice.


I wish I could, it was always too expensive for me. But I still find them nice and cool. Those architecture ones they have look nice.
Would be interesting if they work with 3D printers.


When I was a kid you could buy a huge bag of assorted pieces for very cheap, then the kits got more popular and with that prices ramped up like hell. I spent far more time with Meccano back then though.


I loved Lego as a kid. On a rare occasion I'll buy one of those really small kits from target or Walmart and build them for my desk as a decoration.


May I see a picture of what kits you have on your desk currently?


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This is what I want to make next. Its like an Art Deco UFO from a Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode. I just can't find a good color scheme.


it was cool when i was a kid because i didnt know about the internet or videogames back then. it also costs some money to get into it now

i think most people that played with legos as kids that still want to do something of that nature have gotten into 3d modelling or level designing


designing levels for a game that doesn't exist?


yeah there is a lot of modular building kits intended for videogame level designers, but they are just 3d models in the end so you can use them for anything really. instead of levels, i guess it's more like "scenes", if it's not for a game


I don't see why you'd want to buy all that, likely more expensive, mess instead of just bypassing the normie faggotry that is stigmatizing Lego as a children's toy.


It's software, you can just pirate it.


oh, you said "modular building kits" so it sounded physical. I guess you just meant collections of assets? At any rate I could save a lot of money just using the various softwares for Lego design. But I much prefer having something physical I can handle and thus I spend 100s of my hardly earned dollars on Lego.


You probably already know of this, but lego has free software where you can design your own kits, and then even order the parts from lego so you can make it in real life.


actually I didn't lol. I knew about Bricks and Pieces but I didn't know there was this kind of functionality. Thanks, my man.


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Yup. They are a youth legend


I can't afford to buy things like Lego, but I'll give you a bump


If you can't afford it, you can always simulate it. Lego Digital Designer gives you all the standard and many special pieces to build your own kits with. Used to be you could design something, or create a digital catalogue of pieces with it, and then order your creation from Lego and it would come packed with automatically generated instructions and a full colour box. It was pricey as all hell though and the service has long since been discontinued.


I played with that or something similar as a kid but it's pointless when it's not real. You need the tactile sensation of putting the pieces together and then having a physical object to display when you're done. The graphics in that are shit too, real Lego builds can be beautiful.


Any good Lego youtube channels worth checking out?


I prefer COBI



I can't afford this hobby but from time to time, I like watching youtube videos of expensive and interesting builds. I know it's not the same thing, but it's the closest I'll ever come to an expensive build. I think it's a nice wizardly hobby, but the expense holds many wizards back for good reason. Apparently famous autist Chris Chan is a big lego fan and spent many thousands on lego builds. I don't think the average wizzie has the free money to waste on that type of hobby, that's why I watch videos like this.



I've also been listening to audiobooks while watching these lego builds muted, the good builders don't talk or have music anyway so having sound on the videos is pointless. That way I can get two hobbies done at once, yet also have concentration to finish up some surveys for spending money.

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