been saying it
For the record, we do have the large helicopters
and the large jet planes
, and even this 2-seater jeep piece
...all of which also serve to irk me, because they show how possible and dare-I-say easy
it would be for the LEGO company to do it for all sets, across the board.
In the end, the simplest answer is best: it's about cutting costs, getting the most visual impact for the fewest number of bricks. We who prefer differently can buy more bricks and build our own. *sigh*