Why Can't I Buy Skyrim LEGO Yet

Why Can't I Buy Skyrim LEGO Yet

Serious question. I mean, this recreation of Half-Moon Mill is something I should be able to click on and have in my house, not simply admire from afar.

Then again, an actual LEGO set would skimp on the lush fully-modelled terrain.

It was built by Pieter Dennison, and you can see more of his work here (via Brothers Brick).

Why Can't I Buy Skyrim LEGO Yet
Why Can't I Buy Skyrim LEGO Yet
Why Can't I Buy Skyrim LEGO Yet

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    Or use your creativity and get some generic blocks and make it in your own design. I love lego but does everything now have to be officially licensed before people will consider making something?

      Fair point, but I think for some people they would prefer being able to buy it as a kit and just assemble as per instruction. It's still fun, you still feel accomplished, and you don't have the fuss of buying lots of sets just for a few specific pieces you need out of it, or having to design it yourself, which is something not everyone is good at/wants to do.

        Kind of defeats the purpose of Lego... And that's not really an accomplishment.

          Getting into straw man arguments here but I'll use it as an example:

          Say I'm a single parent and my kid loves Lego. Now I can spend ages getting all the pieces I need and design a set that looks awesome, build it with my kid and enjoy that process.

          Or I could buy a big licenced kit, teach my kid how to follow instructions, build it with them, and feel like we've accomplished something. Then break it down and let them build whatever they want.

          Both are acceptable scenarios. But unfortunately only one seems to fit your notion of the purpose of Lego.

          Now granted, I've used kind of an extreme example. But just because someone isn't using a particular thing in the way that you see as most suitable, doesn't mean it's any less valid. And just because what they end up producing isn't as cutting edge as what you would think is possible with the product doesn't mean that it's not a valid accomplishment. A smaller accomplishment, yes, but still valid.

            Man, I bet your kid has way more fun playing Lego without you. Either that, or you've never played Lego with a child before...

              Again you seem to not grasp the concept that other people may enjoy things differently, and have different needs and limitations. You also misinterpreted what I said, so I'll say it again.

              Step 1) Build the kit as per instruction
              Step 2) Take it apart and build whatever you want

              I never said they can't just take the pieces and go nuts. If your kid doesn't want to build the kit - that's cool too. The point I'm trying to make is that there may be other factors at play in determining whether or not someone decides to buy a licenced kit versus a custom build. And both options are just as valid.

              Furthermore, I don't understand why you would make that comment about my kid or whether or not I've played Lego with a child. Both points are irrelevant. If you have a problem with my argument, tell me and we'll have a discussion.

                Dude, you're the one failing to grasp other people's point of view. My not agreeing with you does not equal being intolerant of your point of view.

                And if the topic of children is not relevant to Lego, why did you introduce it into your argument?
                Say I'm a single parent and my kid loves Lego....

                If you don't want people talking about your hypothetical children, don't use them to try and prove your point.

      Do you have any idea how much it costs to obtain generic pieces and still make something look good like the pics above? Go to BrickOwl or Bricklink and start looking at the availability and prices of such pieces. You will find that, while the prices or very low for most pieces, you'll have to source them from multiple supplies from various countries, paying separate shipping costs for each, and some supplies require a minimum purchase price per order. the overall cost escalates very quickly. You cannot go to the a Lego retail store nor their online store and order any pieces ever produced, or even just any piece that is currently in production; many pieces and colours are only sold in actual kits. Unless you've been collecting Lego your entire life and have kept all of the pieces or are willing to spend hundreds (yes, hundreds, at least), a licensed kit is often the least expensive option.

        Yes I know how much it costs...

        Lego creator kits are actually cheap now. In fact all of the non-licensed Lego is significantly cheaper than the licensed variety.

        It's also pretty easy to buy Lego from a store, or if you prefer shipping there are plenty of places with reasonable fees. In reality an official Skyrim Lego set would be waaaaaay more expensive than a generic creator kit... And it would ship with far fewer pieces.

    Probably similar reasons to why the LEGO Serenity set was rejected:

    LEGO produces toys for children. Therefore all LEGO products, regardless of age target, must be content-appropriate for this core audience. With this in mind we have decided that as cool as the Serenity model is, the Firefly TV show and Serenity film contain content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11. While we know this news will disappoint those who supported the project, we will not be producing this as a LEGO product.

    It's sad when the Lego models look better than the actual game.

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