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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 03:14 PM

Personally, I'm so familiar with the size of a LEGO box that one glance under a Christmas tree will tell me which box I MUST open first. But now, LEGO is changing the size of its boxes quite a bit. LEGO claims the reason for this decrease in size is the positive impact on the environment it will have, as well as reducing the amount of cardboard. This also means more LEGO sets can fit on a store shelf, which is good news for all of us.View the full article
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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 06:55 PM

I like that the boxes are getting smaller. I never like how the pieces only took up like half the boxes' space. Now it'll feel i'm getting more bang for my buck.

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 07:09 PM

That's great. Now I can just come and go to the store without carrying huge Lego boxes.
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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 07:13 PM

Well, that's probably the reason why some sets always look so big and always have to be carried with both of your hands. This is a great change on Lego's part, thinking about the environment.
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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 07:28 PM

As long as they are only reducing box size and not content, I'm happy :)

Now if only they could bring the pricing down a notch as well...

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 08:30 PM

I'd say this is a good thing. Some of the boxes are just way too big for the packaged contents.

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 08:38 PM

This has been too long in coming, this should have been done years ago, but better late than never, eh? The size discrepancy was ridiculous and highly misleading, and of course very wasteful. This makes things a lot better for storage too, because geez, the boxes I have to deal with are just ridiculous and take up a lot of space. But yeah, glad they're also implementing a whole raft of sustainable measures it seems. They'll realise it's better for their bottom line as well, particularly in the long term, so it's good they're showing some responsible business and environmental practices in the years ahead.


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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 08:42 PM

I'm glad to see this change put in place!  A good chunk of LEGO sets are smaller than the size of a box would lead you to believe, it leaves more room for sets on the self, and it's good for the environment, so win-win-win.  I can't wait to see this change put in place and will be on the lookout for the smaller boxes in stores.

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 09:07 PM

Well I'm quite glad to hear LEGO's doing this. Strictly from a consumer's viewpoint, it was always aggravating to have the size of your set exaggerated thanks to the overly large boxes. These smaller ones should give a better idea of how much you'll really be getting out of the boxes. I know that there's a knee jerk reaction akin to "big box = big fun," but after experiencing that just a handful of times you quickly learn the trick.So yeah... This is cool.~|ET|~
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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 10:50 PM

This is a trend that started with the Pirates of the Caribbean, and one that I'm quite pleased with. Not only does it have a positive for the environment, but it's also a much preferable way of LEGO saving money than reducing the actual content of the sets.

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Posted Mar 02 2013 - 11:23 PM

Lego is going green! :D but seriously, really happy that they're reducing the size. that probably means cost also. regardless of cost, it means I can stuff my cart full of lego, with more lego

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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 01:59 AM

*remembers tons of Lego Boxes that just took up space over the years**claps*
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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 03:13 AM

I'm pleased Lego is finally doing this, because I would always be sad to see how much material was wasted, with parts only taking up half or so of their oversized boxes.


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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 09:01 AM

Personally, I am not as thrilled with this as some people. Naturally, I can understand all the benefits of doing this, and I certainly approve of them. But at the same time, it used to be that when bringing a bunch of sets from place to place (for instance, to and from college) I'd use the boxes of the largest sets for storage, and they could usually hold a good portion of the sets from that theme due to their size. Basically a bad habit I picked up as a BIONICLE fan, since the smaller sets typically came with their own storage containers and I was determined to transport the larger sets just as efficiently (though it's worth noting that TLG actually encourages this with some of their larger sets, which feature tabs to seal the boxes closed). I still often do this with sets I get for Christmas and build while I'm away from home.LEGO boxes are collapsible, so I don't entirely understand the storage complaint I sometimes see. Storing unopened sets may take up a lot of space, but an opened box can be used as storage in and of itself, or can be collapsed flat to take up minimal space.Nowadays, for transport to and from college, I've come to rely on Ziploc bags (or for Hero Factory sets, the bags they come with), so using boxes to transport sets is no longer essential to me most of the time. But it's kind of a shame that boxes are tending to get smaller. Thankfully, in some cases, the smaller shelf profile and surface area doesn't come with a huge reduction in volume: I was quite impressed to see that the box for 70504 Garmatron is about the same size a smaller set might have been the year before, but about twice as deep. This kind of design is both efficient from a packaging perspective AND useful from a storage perspective.
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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 11:11 AM

I'm surprised Lego didn't start to do this sooner. But now is as good a time as any.

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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 02:17 PM

Good! Might make them less easy to spot from a distance, but at least it'll fill their boxes better now.

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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 02:36 PM

Thats wonderful! But didn't they do this for a brief period with the fire villains in early 2011?

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Posted Mar 03 2013 - 06:06 PM

I've noticed this on my Chima sets I've gotten this year. I really like them being smaller. Easier to transport, though some sets need more disassembly to fit in the box than before.
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