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    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaleur View Post
    In no particular order:

    - It's clearly marketed for American audiences; the cyclist is wearing a helmet.
    Any BF tea leaf reader knows that the helmet saved the blockhead cyclist's life. If Lego didn't include the helmet it would be a play hearse instead of an ambulance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Any BF tea leaf reader knows that the helmet saved the blockhead cyclist's life. If Lego didn't include the helmet it would be a play hearse instead of an ambulance.
    Do you have data to support that? Bla bla bla...

    "Blockhead..." too funny.

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    Cool the bike looks like a On One Pompano. Cool green color too. Oooooooh, Ahhhhhhh, Prrreeeccciiiooouuusss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    You are making a mountain out of a molehill.

    If Lego should make a fireman set and it displays them fighting a home fire would you get all in a twist about the fear raised by your belief in the possibility of a nightmare inducing scenario for big eyed children?
    Wow. ILTB and I agree on something. One of my kids built that set- used the bike for something else. Maybe the kid's a little too sheltered?

    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Even in the 70s, they were selling kits based on a finished model, maybe a couple alternative builds.

    Realistically it worked like this: you built it per instructions, got bored, made modifications, took it apart to make other stuff... and then it got mixed up in a bucket with all the other legos, the box long gone, model build instructions lost, ready for some freeform lego constructing.
    Yep. that's exactly how it works at our house. Except you forgot: "Then the little kids leave pieces all over the house that get stepped on by increasingly irritated parents."
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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    Yep. that's exactly how it works at our house. Except you forgot: "Then the little kids leave pieces all over the house that get stepped on by increasingly irritated parents."
    It's worst with shag rug...

    I always remember being horrified when I'd hear piece after piece getting sucked up the vacuum when mom was cleaning. That was usually great impetus to keep them where they belonged.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silmarillion View Post
    What kind of bike was the victim riding? Not to marginalize your post, but it would really be a bummer if lego was teaming up with some shotty bicycle outfit.


    Seriously, there is nothing like one of the little square pieces digging right into the middle of your heel as you walk down a dark hallway...

    You know what is says to me? "Look little children, bicycle bad." Ride a bicycle on the road, your bound to end up on a lego box...
    Yeah because behind every toy maker there is an angry person trying to get people to buy or drive cars. or someone who just doesnt like people on bikes.
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    They forgot to include the little lawyer figure. No wonder lego health ins is so expensive - an ambulance ride for that crash?
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    This is pathetic! It makes cyclists look like a bunch of incompetents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commodorefork View Post
    This is pathetic! It makes cyclists look like a bunch of incompetents.
    Welcome to the perennial victim world of A&S's cry baby contingent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Welcome to the perennial victim world of A&S's cry baby contingent.
    I was being facetious, smartass.

    You've succeeded in getting a chuckle out of me, though. I like your style. ;-)
    Last edited by commodorefork; 10-28-12 at 10:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commodorefork View Post
    I was being facetious, smartass.

    You've succeeded in getting a chuckle out of me, though. I like your style. ;-)
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    http://city.lego.com/da-dk/Products/Default.aspx#4431

    ^ It's on the Danish site too, in case anyone was wondering.

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    My grandson like to build bridges with his Legos. I'll have to find out if he runs bicycles over the edge at the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Settle and breath everybody. Both Lego and Playmobile are based in Europe, Denmark I think. Marketing and cultural perceptions are different and may be reflected in the products you're ranting about.
    I don't know about PlayMobil. But Lego is based in Denmark(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego)

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    Up until a couple of years ago, Pro Cycling magazine had a regular column by Anthony Pope called "Plastic Peloton People." Pope used carefully painted and equipped Playmobil pieces to portray scenes from the pro peloton (too much alliteration here!). For a Christmas several years ago, I found a coveted, complete, and expensive example of the Playmobil stage race box set on Ebay.UK, with riders, team cars, commissaires, TV moto, and police motos and helicopter. I've since supplemented the set with more figures and vehicles. Every Christmas I set up a road race tableau. Last year it included a German police car with officers stopping a team car and arresting a soigneur with a trunkload of performance enhancing substances. I would love to find a German version of the ambulance (Krankenwagen) with EMTs to add to the race tableau. I'll be looking on Ebay.

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    Has anyone even considered something called "The Bottom Line" and "Profit Margin". Which is less peices to include in the kit and thus costs them less to make the kit; a crashed car or truck or a crashed bicycle? The little bike is like just a few small pieces of plastic. To make a car that crashed would be a lot more pieces in the kit and they would either have to charge more for the kit (and thus sell fewer of them) and/or take a hit on the profit margin. A guy on a bike is probably the least expensive thing for them to include as something that had a somewhat believable crash that need to be taken to the hospital by the ambulance.

    Although I do agree an ambulance chasing lawyer would have been a nice bonus addition but they they would have all the lawyers up in arms about including one of them in an ambulance kit as an ambulance chaser.

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    Winner: Silliest Thread Ever.

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    I notice it doesn't include a Lego Hummer - I guess it sped away in the hit-and-run.
    What a looooooooooooooooooong strange trip it's been...

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    As some of you know, I was hit by a car this past May. I've just recently started cycling again and my birthday is this Wednesday.
    My 14 & 15 year-old daughters got the Lego ambulance/cyclist set for me and we immediately assembled it on the end table with the cyclist splayed out; his bike wrecked. My wife only allowed it to stay in the house for two days before making me bring it to work. She shuttered every time she walked by. My daughters say for Christmas, they are going to try and find a Lego Ford Taurus to go with it (that's the model of car that hit me).
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Have bought this Lego kit as a Christmas present for my sister - cyclist and paramedic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Tell me what your thought is on this collection of parts...



    Or this illustration:



    Or this description:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-pla-_-NA-_-NA
    Tell me what your thought is on this collection of parts...
    Mildly appalling.

    I had Lincoln Logs (cool) and erector sets. (even cooler)

    Never had Legos. I always suspected they had it out for cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Tell me what your thought is on this collection of parts...



    Or this illustration:



    Or this description:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-pla-_-NA-_-NA

    Now how and why Denmark chose to put these particular play parts together in this manner... well your guess is as good as mine. Must be something they just pulled out of thin air.

    BTW I do find it rather amusing.

    a) why are the characters smiling?
    b) is that a de-fib 'chine next to the stretcher?
    c) we need blood.
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