Personally i feel like 2007 is a bonanza year. Looking at the pics of upcoming product has me salivating and wanting to ditch the star wars hasbro stuff in favour of committing to lego.
I was never a fan of the Bionicle stuff but now they've introduced sets more akin to the EXO-force stuff with smaller figures I'm getting a feel for it. Though i'm loving the Bionicle squid as projectile ammunition thing. that's fun
the themes have seemed a little weak recently but this year the quality has been ramped up a few notches. is it better design or just more parts per set? I don't know or care but the sets sure do seem to be benefitting from whatever it is.
There's a welcome return of town stuff crowned by the cafe corner exclusive set. new space sets, more creator sets getting back to basics once more. it feels like the 1980's all over again.
the movie themes are still going strong proving that toys don't all have to be action feature laden and designed to the point where there's little imagination required because the toy does it all leaving the kid out. Lego have made toys fun again. build the thing yourself then take it apart and change it. let your imagination run riot. Precisely what's been lacking in recent years in the toy industry.
sure there's a few ho-hum idea with Lego themes. the spongebob stuff is fairly lacklustre and to me it seems a little late to the party where spongebob is concerned. but the sets are ok and the parts are fairly useful.
Avatar the last airbender. did that die a death or was it always just going to be the three sets?
Last years castle sets were a little lacklustre and unimpressive but this year the theme seems to have hit back with the same energy and style of the theme at it's prime all those years ago. skeleton horses and riders, an evil wizard and a cool castle. Damsel in distress. SKELETON HORSES!
Personally, Lego seems to be on the up. I can't remember the last time I felt this excited about collecting and building. So how 'boutchooo?