When I was growing up you bought packs of Legos, just basic Legos, and used your imagination to create things. You coveted the times you would get the wheels and Lego dudes because you could then make a blocky vehicle to push around.
Now my son is addicted to legos, but not the legos you and I grew up with. Every lego has to come in some sort of kit, like Star Wars, Halo, Prince of Persia, Cops etc… They come with instructions on how to build the shit. And then once he has them built he doesn’t like to take them apart, but they are too fragile to actually play with. These kits come with custom molded pieces that are specific to the kits. Tons of angles and lots of wheels. Curved molded pieces to make round areas of aliens and whatnot.
To me this defeats the purpose of Legos. What happened to the days of grabbing a big box of legos and putting together something using the pieces you had availible instead of buying a kit that had exactly what you needed to do it and instructions to do so?
Are Legos as we knew them dead?