onions wrote:i'm curious as to why they put in the regular blue elements and didn't just use dark blue all around.
bigospedros wrote:Having looked at a top photo of R2 to remind me of what it should look like, I agree with your displeasure! I wonder why they did it the way they have?
cas wrote:emmtwosix wrote:I'm even more impressed with sparkart's ability to make his version look so accurate with so many fewer pieces.
Who knows, maybe Lego intentionally adds pieces to pad the price, small pieces hidden away or pieces that don't seem to serve any purpose. I know I've noticed a trend of sets having more pieces than they really need, designed with many smaller parts when fewer larger parts would have sufficed.
Old Republic wrote:Take, for example, Diagon Alley; it has at least 50 gold 1x1 round plates that are there in the name of "detail" but we all know their purpose is to bump up the piece count.
Old Republic wrote:Eight years ago you would have been lynched for such heresy. What you wrote was the best argument for 'juniorization' I've ever read. I kid of course because I suspect you don't really mean to call for juniorization but are making the same complaint I have often made the last few years...."What the hell is up with all the 1x1 dots??!!"
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