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- Oct 12, 2003
It's those custom pieces that make the sets look so cheap and lazy. Like the sides of the drag car. At one point, a set like that would have simulated the sides of the car with existing lego bricks. And it would look Lego-y, but that's part of the point. The culstom pieces make it look not like Lego, but also not as good as a regular plastic model would. So there's no meaning to it, imo.The size of sets are all over the place, depending on what you want to pay for. The Disneyland castle set is 4,000-some pieces for example and takes most people several days to put together. Some sets look kind of janky, true, but, in general, I'd say LEGO models have a more polished appearance today than when I was a kid, due to more brick variety and blocks with smooth surfaces instead of studs on top.