jonutah wrote:As an AFOL, the sets are horrendous and a departure from what makes Lego great: cool models, figures, with some nifty new parts (think Midieval Market Place). As a parent, I wouldn't buy these for my kids simply because I think they're faddish and will not have as high a reuse value as Harry Potter or SW sets over time. I've seen my kids blow money on similar fad themes like Ben 10 and Exo-Force, only to see the sets quickly fall apart and be religated to the bottom of some box.
So, as someone else said, I hope NinjaGoesAway.
I actually quite disagree. While as themes they might become a fad, most of what makes Lego "LEGO" is the fact nothing has to be used as only what it was designed for. There are quite a few "nifty" parts in the sets, and I think the Medieval Market Place had actually less nifty parts and more of a MOC feel to it using pieces in a different way. While Ben 10 falls into the more Bionacle/Hero Factory line, Exo Force had amazing parts involved with it. I feel the same way with the NinjaGo stuff, while I don't like the idea of them as a whole, they do have some nicer pieces.
As to the kid factor, if you looked at my kid's Lego table you would find every theme under the sun mixed together. They play with everything, and they play with them all together.