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  • Re: What are you building right now?

    sid3windr said:
    Part 1 of a replica of #4000001 done. I knew I had to start building it after seeing it at the LEGO House. Even if I'm still missing 4 pieces... better get on that Bricklink thing again.
    It's definitely a very unique set, I did my own version sometime back. 

  • Re: LEGO fight Against Chinese counterfeit LEGO

    gantarat said:
    It's almost years now. still no news update Lego vs Lepin ? 
    I have a feeling nothing much will come out of the court case, at least nothing that can be financially beneficial to TLG.

    It's possible TLG initiated the case just to please the AFOL community. 

  • Re: What's your LEGO 'status' today?

    First time I see a City set with flip open box design, my 2 other copies of this set both normal box.

    Wonder is it a region thing.

  • Re: LEGO fight Against Chinese counterfeit LEGO

    Pitfall69 said:
    Recce said:
    It's interesting to compare Apple with TLG. Apple is no longer a monopoly whereas TLG still is in terms of the toy bricks market. 

    The first few years of the iphone we saw lots of copycats appearing with Apple launching lawsuits left and right. Thank god that didn't stop the advancement of technological innovations and now we have products from other companies that have better features and at cheaper prices, can't imagine what the world would be like if Apple was able to stop all copycats and remain a monopoly till today, l'd imagine the Apple tax would be astronomical, not that it isn't now (with competitors no less). 

    The Lego tax situation is exactly same as the Apple tax. Even the fan boy behaviours are the same, countless times I've seen and heard people saying "I would never buy a product just because it is not Apple", and blindly disregard logical thinkings of features and price point benefits. A fan boy is a fan boy after all, regardless of which company they worship. 

    No one doubted the efforts of innovators, engineers and designers that throughout the years come out with ideas and brilliantly designed products as they have every right to be monetarily compensated, but when the company is making billions of dollars out of those products you had to wonder how much they really overcharged on the products and when will the monopoly ends. It's a good thing there is a time limit for copyright holders, else they would be earning billions or even trillions till eternity.

    And you know what? The sad truth out of all these is that most if not all of the money are pocketed by the company's top executives with close to nothing left for the actual designers, except the basic salary. 
    What "brilliantly designed products" or "innovative technology" has LEPIN put forth? 
    Er...  the paragraph is about companies like Apple and TLG that earn billions of dollars, how in the world could you think I'm referring to Lepin? 

    And the 3 likes to your post? I can only face palm...
  • Re: LEGO fight Against Chinese counterfeit LEGO

    gantarat said:
    I thought the UAE countries are very rich, with lots of expensive sports cars on the roads etc, yet they'd still get cheap knock-offs?

    I guess human nature never changes, no matter how rich you are, if you can get a similar product at much lower cost you'd still go for it.
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