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Lego And You

Posted by Ryuujin , Mar 12 2011 · 68 views

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At the end of the day, LEGO is still a company. They do what's best for the company, not their fans. LEGO is not your best friend or big sibling who tries to make you happy and give you everything you want, they are a company who will do whatever they can to help their sales or reputation.

They discontinued the BIONICLE sets, despite the fans' protests. Why? Because BIONICLE was slipping and they wanted something new. They wanted to get their sales back up.

They changed their policy, despite the fans' protests. Why? Legal issues mostly, presumably to avoid any sort of trouble or incidents that could potentially happen in the future.

Yes, it's true that LEGO has worked with the fans many times in the past. Heck, our own admin is currently an ambassador to LEGO. There have been exclusive sets designed by fans and such, but what you have to realize is that this isn't their primary function. Their primary function is to succeed and thrive as a company, whatever it takes.

Just something to consider before acting like everything LEGO has done that you dislike is some sort of a personal attack on the fans.


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I actually agree with you thoroughly, and I really can't see why people are so stupid and blind.


(Note: I'm just being honest and stating my opinion, it is not meant to be a personal attack on "you", whoever you may be, so don't treat it as one)
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Gamzee Makara
Mar 12 2011 06:49 PM
I agree fully as well. People need to open their eyes to realize that the world wasn't solely made for them. LEGO will do their best to please their fans, but only to the extent that it doesn't harm their own business. This applies to Bionicle ending, the new COPPA policy enforcement, and every other seemingly undiplomatic decision they've made that we might revile at. There are so many other aspects to their work besides pleasing us as Bionicle fans and BZPower members. They can only do what's best for themselves, whatever that might mean.
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QUOTE(Gamzee Makara @ Mar 12 2011, 06:49 PM)
I agree fully as well. People need to open their eyes to realize that the world wasn't solely made for them. LEGO will do their best to please their fans, but only to the extent that it doesn't harm their own business. This applies to Bionicle ending, the new COPPA policy enforcement, and every other seemingly undiplomatic decision they've made that we might revile at. There are so many other aspects to their work besides pleasing us as Bionicle fans and BZPower members. They can only do what's best for themselves, whatever that might mean.

Completely agreed.
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Dang Gamzee.. maybe I should make a rule against people saying what I said infinity times better than I said it. =P
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Same thing with Hasbro too.
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