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COMMENTS! Rambling + my dog killed these LEGO catalogs

January 15, 2020


everybody we’ve got some stuff to talk
about first and foremost comments I am shocked that so many people are
shocked that comments have been disabled on most videos on my channel and I’m a
bit disappointed honestly because this is stuff we’ve known about this is stuff
that’s been talked about for over a month and a half I’ve personally done
three videos about the changes coming to YouTube at the beginning of January 2020
I’ve talked about it probably too much on Twitter I’ve talked about it on Jang
bricks calm so many YouTube creators have talked about the changes coming to
YouTube including the disabling of comments on so much content out there
folks in the toy space folks in the animation space crafting gaming some
really really big youtubers have a lot of big youtubers have talked about it a
beauty pie did a video about this so I’ll link for folks who don’t understand
I’ll link in the video description to one video from YouTube itself that I
think is the most succinct explanation of the situation it’s it’s it’s from
YouTube so yeah it’s it’s not absolutely accurate an accurate portrayal of the
situation but at least it does give you all of the information in a cliff snout
Cliff Notes version so if you if you want to know basically what’s going on I
think that’s the best place the best single place to go and if you want to
want to learn more there’s a ton of information about that out there about
it because like I said so many people have been talking about it including me
so nobody should be surprised right now that comments are disabled on most of my
videos however I will be and I have been trying to plan ways to get comments back
by changing the way that I do content to not have to be marked in a way that
disables comments on on YouTube yeah I won’t get into any of the details of the
kind of the backstory stuff that I’ve already talked about at length in the
past of the FTC YouTube’s missin terrible ridiculous
misunderstandings and misinformation that’s been shared around and yeah I
won’t get into all of that look at the video in the video description and then
you can go back through my previous videos if you want to see other stuff
that I’ve talked about about this issue comments are disabled because of YouTube
not because of me and I will be working to fix that by changing the type of
content that I do and by doing more content that will be able to still have
comments enabled however that said we’re gonna we’re gonna get to this stuff that
said having comments disabled for a few days now it’s actually been for me and
for my moderators a bit of a blessing in disguise
because I did I really didn’t realize just how much time we spend moderating
cuz all comments across all my channels are moderated by hand manually they’re
read and one by one checked and and moderated to make sure that no bad stuff
gets out there I didn’t realize how much time and effort that was really taking
because just comments on new videos that’s that’s fine and that’s great you
know I believe it or not like to get feedback a lot of people want to believe
that’s not the case but they’re wrong period paragraph I like to get feedback
and I like to see people talking with each other about stuff that I’ve covered
you know it’s it’s it’s me it’s it’s more enjoyable to see people talking
back and forth between each other about stuff that I’ve done a video on than it
is to get even feedback directly to me but the thing that’s rough about having
the entire channel and all of my channels moderated across all of them is
that even like six year old videos are still getting comments and YouTube does
not make it easy for you to see those comments you have to wait for the page
just cuz yeah just from a technical technical perspective they they have
never really considered folks like me who do
what we’re supposed to do and vibrate you can keep track of comments on
channels that have some at least some likelihood of being watched by kids
we’re supposed to do that it would make everything better if we all did that but
then YouTube doesn’t help us out so it’s really difficult and it takes a
ridiculous amount of time to go back and just get YouTube to load onto the
comment moderation’ page the old comments especially when they’re replies
to other ones it’s just so slow it takes up so much time and for such a small
number of comments on the old stuff so I’ve actually learned something from
this experience as I move in a direction of getting comments enabled on more of
my videos on this channel in the future I’m going to try to move in a direction
of of having maybe comments on for a certain period of time like for a month
or something like that and then disable them after that when almost nobody is
commenting and the returns that the community yet the the community gets the
returns that I get from comments on older stuff it just diminishes so
quickly and the amount of time that it takes to to manage all that just goes up
and up and up because of YouTube’s poor tools for that just something that I
think can make my life much better in the future it’s already helping me just
in this short little period of time that have had a little bit of respite from
from the moderation it’s already helping me to be more productive I have two Lego
catalogs here in front of me because they came in the mail don’t know why I
got two but I did and well a lot of you haven’t heard about comments being
disabled or a hope kapa thing on youtube all the YouTube changes for 2020 so I’m
certain most of you have not heard that I have a dog I have a dog his name is
BMO after the event Adventure Time character and he’s an inside dog and he
has the kill intruders instinct especially for
non-human intruders still still working on that the human part he still kind of
likes humans but male is considered an intruder to him for sure so he kills
male when it comes in often especially the bigger stuff I find it to be more of
a threat and so he has killed both of these so you could see a little bit of
damage at the top I’m gonna start with this catalog because I want to go
through this and just talk about stuff at a high level and then I think I’m
gonna switch to this one because from what I’ve seen this one gets worse as
the teeth marks can get deeper going farther back into there actually just
today I received my order from lego.com which included this right here so I will
be starting my build on the the modular bookstore very soon here looking forward
to that I just don’t have a lego store near me it’s really takes a lot of time
out of a day to go all the way out there just to get stuff so I prefer not to do
that so in this case to get the Lego exclusive thing I worded it online and
I’ve been working since then and getting plenty done being more and more
productive so I’ll be reviewing this fully I also did kind of a picture
official picture based overview of it so I want to lean on that very much
okay so the set on the front over 100 new sets look at that over 100
new sets have been released are they are they really just talking about the
newest new ones and looks like it because sometimes they can say you know
this is new for the past year but no none of this stuff is saying new I don’t
think they’re gonna cover all 100 you sets but yeah for a single release
period that’s pretty significant all of these also came I ordered all of these
from from Lego com they came in the same order today so
I’ll be getting to those been looking forward to those this first and foremost
that’s that’s the number one this is probably number two of interest and then
I’m torn between these but I have a little more leaning towards
this just because they haven’t done anything Japanese before the first
Japanese car they’ve covered in speed champion so I’ll beginning to those
pretty soon as well and I didn’t get these locally because they haven’t come
out locally in my region doesn’t matter if they’ve come out in your region
that’s cool doesn’t help me at all the train or trucks or whatever that
that carried the major hauls of Lego stuff just didn’t make it to my area I
only got at local stores even to this day even two right now of the stuff that
was officially released on Jan 1 and has been showing up in stores various places
in various countries for the past month or so only a tiny number of sets
actually showed up in any stores near me I did a run through my local region got
a bunch of stores like half dozen or something like that and only a tiny
number of sets have have arrived in our area at all it just it is what it is
it’s been plenty I’ve been able to you know work I have not run out of sets to
do anything so no complaints from me and that sense just letting you guys know
kind of how things are how reality is just because somebody somewhere gets
something doesn’t mean that it is everywhere just because something shows
up at a store near you it doesn’t mean that it’s at a store near me or anyone
else for that matter I’ve also got a set of these that I ordered from I don’t
remember it was brick link or eBay but a full set so I’ll be doing the review of
these fairly soon I actually started on the build for this on a day when I was
getting a little bit low when I only had some some relatively cheap and you know
younger oriented sets left in my queue for a short time I started working on
that but then I got a bunch of other stuff in so I’ve taken a break from that
for now to focus on some other stuff I personally I’m not planning on doing all
of the hidden side sets this time around I think I got three of them in the order
that I received today I know I got this I think I got
and I believe I would have ordered this I think this is this is a more important
one here and I should have gone back and checked that before starting this video
but I’m not doing all of them I’m not doing this one I’m not doing this one
they just don’t seem they don’t seem like things that a lot of people would
be interested in so just in terms of my I’m sorry I was keeping my figure up
here talking about these so just in terms of my Oh huh he looks so much like
Scott from Ninjago they’re interesting and in terms of just my own priorities
and trying to focus more on things that more people are interested in followed
by things that I personally am interested in and then anything else is
is after that and stuff that really has minimal interests to both of us both
sets of you know folks that matter here on both sides of the camera I’ll
probably just let go to the wayside cuz I have a Lego City
believe it or not I’d still like to work on that believe it or not and yeah I’d
be good to do to do that this I kind of want I kind of want this because I’ve
always liked cranes especially road-going ones you know self-propelled
cranes and this is it’s a hundred bucks that’s not too bad I think for its size
and its complexity for sure I might end up getting that just out of my own
interest I do like cars as well but this is $125 and doesn’t come with a
controller you have to use your smartphone it’s probably pretty slow no
not so much interest in that myself do have interest in that although it does
not perform well I still do have interest in it I want to do something
like that someday yeah whether it’s based on an
official set or something as a custom build I want to do something yeah
something like that this interests me but I don’t have any bodies of water
near me where I could really use it I’d love to actually set this up and and put
it out in water and sail it around a bit you know it has as intended see if I can
actually get it to work or put a motor in this it would need some modification
but you know this is this alternate form of it I’d like to do that but it’s just
not practical this I’m going to skip most likely this I’m going to skip this
I’m going to skip there are Oh back here this I’m gonna get actually no this I
already have I already got this because it looks so much like my first ever RC
car that I got when I was I think I was seven seven or eight for my birthday he
was eight probably I think but yeah I’ll be able to bring out actually some years
ago got on eBay and exact you know that exact car it wasn’t the one there wasn’t
the one that I happened was young an identical one to what I had so I’ll be
able to show this compared to my first RC car from when I was a kid just a fun
little thing okay they’re still advertising this I think this is going
away pretty soon if I don’t not remembering that incorrectly I think
this is gonna be retired I might be remembering that room hasn’t it sold
well though I feel like I feel like there was a bunch of interest to in this
right up into the point right up to the point when it was announced and then it
just kind of fell off this is cool that worked out well this is much loved
I hope they I hope this sticks around for quite some time because it’s just
brought so much joy to so many people even people who haven’t bought it just
like to look at it so I’m glad to have it in my building studio continues to
bring me joy I’ll probably move it around get a little more light on it
this just sorry not gonna review it not interested in it no nothing about
friends it’s just plenty of other people have covered in this thing so big
so cool so expensive so hollow it’s good for what it is just really expensive and
big I have no place for it I literally have no no place to put it
so yeah I’m getting that either I’ve got my I’ve got my my super stardestroyer
that’s that’s my one thing that I you my one huge Lego ship that I keep for
myself and I’m I’m happy to have that yeah it takes care of that that need or
that desire these microfiber czar pretty cool for their their figures well these
are microfiber is and then in this battle pack I got these two probably I
don’t know if I’m gonna review the two together well I’m certainly build them
together because I mean they’re just little things might even throw this in
there as well I did get that even though it’s a four
plus set feel like it might be an interesting little little army builder
for folks who want to do a scene with multiple snowspeeders because it’s it’s
fairly cheap and I have just I covered that already I have just built both of
these so you’ll see builds for those shown up very soon and reviews for those
will be in one video as well because they kind of go together and they’re
both small the multi review format when I’m covering small small sets has worked
very well for most people yeah some people don’t like it because
it’s different some people don’t like it for other reasons and that that’s okay
that’s that’s gonna happen but on the whole for the most part they’ve worked
out very well so I’m definitely going to continue on that just recently covered
this such a disappointment for that price goal you know it
I actually got just a just a reaction right there when I saw that price it
actually made me mad a little bit surprised and a little bit mad when I
saw that even though I’ve covered this already I’ve talked about it just being
out of the mindset of reviewing this and thinking about it and then coming back
to it and then saying that like this I mean it’s not bad it’s it there’s some
interesting stuff about this to me just visually
the fuselage area is not so interesting but like that that’s interesting and I
see that no it was 40 bucks yeah yeah I might even get a couple and mess around
with modifications to it 150 bucks okay 60 and probably not for me but maybe not
unreasonable 70 80 ah not good got to get back to more Ninjago stuff as well
and focusing on the season 12 stuff season 12 is wonderful for me personally
because so much of that stuff just unmodified will go right into the
Mellanby district the cyberpunk little mini town underneath my city it’ll add
so much stuff to that which is kind of cool that the whole idea for that and
the the direction is going was initially anchored by the Ninjago city set so it
looks like there’s gonna be a lot of Ninjago influenced down there a lot more
than I ever expected which is okay but this is just perfect for that for me
personally I don’t know um how well it’s gonna work out as a as a a season but
for me it’s definitely working out I like all the colors and the figures and
stuff it’s interesting I did get all of the Ninjago things including the legacy
things including even this even though it’s a four plus set got that as well so
I’ll be reviewing those I’ll try to intersperse some of them with the season
twelve stuff as well but I’m gonna focus on the season twelve stuff I did
actually buy two of these so that I can build both forms at once they it’s a
it’s a two-in-one model mech rebuilds into a jet it’s not transforms into a
jet and probably be cool to see if if some folks do minor modifications to
medium level modifications to allow you to actually transform something that
looks like this into something that looks basically like this it’s that’s
not for me my time would be better served working
on my city if I was able to get that time but for
right now I did buy two of those and who knows might do some modifications with
one of them if I feel like it may I’m working my way through this stuff
my plan was not to go through all of the city police stuff for this year I did
buy this I don’t remember if I got this or not I definitely I have this on hand
because I wanted to first of all it’s a it’s a big set want to see how its value
actually worked out I did want to try out one of their their helicopter a
little single-seat helicopter of things my plan was to not buy this because just
looking at it I can already tell it’s not a good deal hundred dollars for this
it’s so simple but let me know if you disagree with that or just more
importantly disagree with my decision to not buy that if you really want me to do
this I will do it and that reminds me I do need to get something yeah this does
not have everything in it definitely does not have everything in it because
there’s there’s a fire version of this as well and stuff but that I forgot I do
need to get one of these types of sets from from city from this season that has
the magnet set in it because that was very interesting to me and I want to see
how that works out I don’t know if it’ll be this set in particular cuz gosh we’ve
gotten so many of that helicopter it’s boring but I do want one of the new
motorcycles hmm not sure which way to go on that but
yeah let me know about that police station $100 juniors level was it 4 plus
or 5 plus it’s 5 plus police station if you want me to cover that but 6 plus
actually interesting looks like it could be 5 plus I guess just because of the
number of pieces I did get both of these wow they look awesome I’ll be building
those separately and it will review them separately independently even though
they’re small sets I think they each deserve their own
video and the last two minecraft sets that I need to cover
this the illa jury and then the taiga adventure which is the little one with
the Fox I will probably cover those two together just because it’s all that I
have left in the Minecraft theme this is a decent-sized one and this is tiny so
you know take care of that really quickly trolls they did a bunch of troll
sets they invested into this a lot more than I thought they would not just in
the number sets but in the complexity of these sets these are way more complex
than the Angry Bird sets especially when you consider the parts that they made
just for these not just the figures also the prints and this set that has the
musical notes and I think there’s something else in there oh yeah the lute
so I have already purchased one of these sets I got it today I don’t remember
which one which one it is which is it none of these is looking particularly
familiar to me oh I didn’t realize that that’s not as cool as it looked at first
but I’m gonna make sure I get at least one of that musical note set somehow
whichever one it is I would prefer that yellow actually over the medium Azure
but I think I can use those for my music store I think there’s also a a new DUPLO
guitar that might work for a sign outside my music store and just open to
new possibilities there but I’m definitely not going to cover this
entire theme because I don’t think most of my viewers have any interested in it
whatsoever I personally am NOT interested in controls but I’m not I’m
not offended by them like a lot of people are oh this one has silver
musical notes you guys should get that what else does this set have that I
might be personally interested in these these tile pieces there’s a pretty cool
I think these are like felt those wings they look like felt they are blue foam
maybe not vinyl it’s not that much and that said
otherwise that I like I think these rollercoaster pieces are in lavender I’m
not gonna use use that it would just be for the song so I might even just work
like those pieces this is cool and wonder if that has the entire the entire
set I wonder if that actually moves it makes it look like it’s moving it
probably doesn’t I wonder if they have the entire underwater creatures set with
this even though they’re only using one piece of coral
oh that’s the mmm that’s quarrel in coral coral colored coral that’s
actually really cool yeah I’m gonna need to proclaim that because I got a bunch
of the first color that they did which was teal for this piece but I yeah I got
confused the friends sets that in that introduced that coral piece have coral
colored sea life but then they have this piece in teal so I got a bunch off
prickling in teal hour or was it bricks and pieces I need to get some of those
coral ones because we need to talk about these I don’t think I’ve talked about
these before because this whole concept of going to the miniature worlds feels
to me like a direct ripoff of mega constructs a direct ripoff of mega
constructs in their Utes series which never even really got a proper launch
but they’re basically they have exactly these little miniature figures yeah
feels feels kind of blatant to me and it’s it’s definitely possible that that
two companies two sets of designers could come to that same conclusion of
let’s offer up some smaller sets and to get to a lot to enable kids to use their
imagination in a large world a large space in a smaller actual physical space
you know large and imagination small in actual physical space let’s scale down
figures and do smaller ones so we can give kids more at a lower price although
20 bucks doesn’t that lower price honestly I
don’t know but Megha did it first I’m just saying facts mega constructs
did that first you could say the Playmobil did it first with their little
micro worlds which were really interesting magnet based things with
some of the some of the pieces being so small that they would have a magnet in
the base to make sure that they wouldn’t fall over and it wouldn’t go all over
the place but yeah that’s that’s all I have to say about that and this this is
actually really good this looks really nice to me it does use some very large
pieces but it just looks cool and the array looks very cool as well this seems
like a fantastically well-designed set not one that I’m interested in buying
but it looks really well done in general okay cool
we’ve got some of the the friends stuff here in general I feel like the friend
stuff that friends stuff that I’ve seen on shelves this year the new stuff is is
on stride it is it is really good you know they started out fairly strong I
felt feel like they got stronger and then elves really took it to a higher
level and then they took a step back with their their colors and some of
their builds like this now this car is probably one of the best cars that
they’ve done in the friends series at all
it fits two figures side-by-side and yet it’s not enormous in size the whole
thing you know and it’s compacted it just the the colors aren’t too
ridiculous looks like he’s got some some cargo space in the back and it just no
it looks like a car rather than something really really weird and it
holds two figures so that’s good this I think actually looks good although I
believe that is a I believe that is a vinyl piece if that’s not a vinyl piece
and this might be better than I think if its final then it’s probably not as good
as it looks here because the vinyl stuff is very very shiny
it has tons of glare that comes through and it does not look good it does not
look nearly as good in person as you see here but if this is actually a cloth
piece like a synthetic cloth that actually could be decent if it’s if it
has that satin texture this baking competition my wife loves baking
competition shows watches them all the time it’s kind of a big deal right now
and this set looks set up very well the cake topper pieces because Isis I guess
is supposed to represent icing but it also could be just carved from marzipan
you know around the run the edges it’s a cool interesting piece pair of pieces
that they came up with and just overall the layout of this is very good I think
and it lends itself well to being expanded upon get a little bit tired of
the the whole sexist meme that out dates the very word meme of you know girls are
great and boys suck you know they destroy everything that I feel like that
doesn’t need to be reinforced as much as it is I feel like it’s not the most
constructive way to help you know the genders come together and see each other
on a more even keel it’s okay to make fun of people you know but I just feel
like this happens a little bit more frequently than is necessary baby
dolphin or porpoise I haven’t I don’t know if I’ve seen that before I think it
has been around before but regardless that in that color looks really cool and
that lime green colored tuft there that’s been done before I believe in
that color but I like it but I probably won’t get this set I probably won’t get
any of these sets oh look they’re showing more Hospital Heartlake said he
gets another hospital how come Lego City gets so few hospitals get so
little in the way of medical concern consideration why this I think is
smaller than it appears overall 50 dollars though okay that might not be so
bad 340 is 379 pieces
it’s it’s the price support ratio is the way it is because there are so many
large pieces that kind of makes sense I think that the overall size of this will
work out they did a bunch of these they are doing a bunch of these these play
cubes those make sense ten bucks yeah that works lots of
accessories easy storage there that works and plus when you open it up it’s
like you’ve got two rooms or at least a room there and you can put multiple ones
together in a place in Ariel and you know set up a building basically but
those and they do have studs and anti studs you can build upon them so that
works this thing the Barbie Dream camper is essentially what this is right
yeah they call it bus and stuff but looks a little bit hmm what am I feeling
right now I feel like this is it looks a little bit empty but why but there are a
lot of details in there there are a lot of different things that you get a
garden up here you’ve got a pool here slide what is it what is it about this
that I find unsatisfactoriness design and maybe it’s just how plain this is
here I don’t know I feel biased against this I feel like I’m wrong for that feel
like this is better than then I think it is I don’t know I don’t know how I’m
gonna find out cuz I I seriously doubt I will be purchasing that hmm and then one
last thing gotta turn the page back here so I ended up being able to go through
just one catalog that’s the back of the catalog it’s address up above that’s the
back of catalogs just chose this I already covered that $90 off at least I
didn’t get as much of an instinct it’s an automatic reaction to this as I did
with the the TIE fighter one the tight dagger one this isn’t as bad of a deal
as the tiger in my opinion is still $90 $90 Sonor and 61 pieces not a lot of big
pieces within that x-wings are cool but it’s not like this is an iconic x-wing
at that you know that particular one I think it looks cool but I don’t think
anybody’s gonna find it to be worth that especially in the long term it’s not
gonna be a good good investment he doesn’t have intrinsic value like
that okay so I managed to get through one of these catalogs didn’t have to go
through the other this is yeah this one started like this and then got got
forced this one started messed up and then actually got better yeah maybe
these two were together yeah these died I didn’t even think of that
it’s two probably together when they came through the mail slot BMO
jumped up and grabbed it and and killed it as a pair that’s probably that anyway
comments are gone it’s not my fault I’m following the rules best I can I spent
months researching reading the FTC rules they have the YouTube copies of those
rules and restatements of those rules reading all the individual tweets I’ve
got countless direct quotes to actual sources I’ve listened to all of the
lawyer videos including the ones where lawyers are talking against other
lawyers who have talked about the same thing you know taking apart their their
own legal arguments I’ve seen some of the stuff that that pushes off to the
edges of saying maybe the whole type of thing as it has been implemented
specifically for the YouTube settlement that was that was arrived at with the
help of the New York State Attorney General’s Office may not even hold up in
a court of law and eventually you know there are some arguments that the way
it’s being applied to YouTube is is illegal but I have a channel to do I
have a hobby you know to continue with I’ve got a lot of folks
that watch my content and I don’t want to risk losing all of that on a
possibility that maybe it’ll be challenged in court right now I just
want to continue to make my content so that’s what I’m doing I’m following the
letter of the rules and yeah people like to say you know you’re following the
wrong letter no I’m not you don’t understand if you think that I’m doing
the wrong thing you haven’t read the same things that I have and you can spin
a little bit to selective and optimistic I’m doing what is correct based on
everything that I have read if anything changes of anything gets clarified
significantly and directly and explicitly in a way that allows me to
reset my settings to turn off the four kids designation apologies for the air
quotes I shouldn’t do that it’s lame take away the the four kids designation
for a lot of my videos I will jump on that I will happen happily reverse
course but for now I’m gonna continue to move forward just like I’ve said since
the announcement in September of these YouTube changes coming up or the
settlements with the FTC’s since the announcement in November nothing has
changed in my direction I have not learned I’ve learned lots new but
nothing has changed what I know I need to do based on that based on the actual
rules as they have been written to date and as has been repeatedly clarified so
I’m moving forward continuing to move forward continuing to do my content and
working to increase quality as I always try to do on a somewhat regular basis
I’ve got my speed builds that I’m still doing I’ve got my pure builds that I’m
still doing the pure builds is a type of content that in my view just does not
have any chance of being seen as appealing primarily to kids or even as a
mixed audience sort of situation it’s really not for kids and stuff that kids
don’t want it’s all boring no young kids want to watch correction
very few extremely very few young kids wanna watch
build a Lego set for an hour not talking not doing anything just putting pieces
together snap quick okay that’s not for kids at all I’m very confident in
calling that general audience content so my pure builds channel is marked not for
kids and you can still comment over there you still comment on my blog you
can comment on Twitter Facebook I’ve been putting up videos there Instagram
try to keep that somewhat active as well and I will continue to do videos on this
channel like this one that are more general audience types of content and
I’ll try to find ways I’ll continue to look for ways to do more I’ve been
thinking about it for months now of ways to to adjust my content away from just
being there’s a toy and there’s a toy action figure play features shooters and
things that’s too kid directed per the rules as they are written it’s I can’t
mark content like this and clear with a clear conscience and you know no lack of
comparative total lack of concern that I’ll be caught as not as not for kids I
can’t mark this stuff as an affricate I cannot it’s it’s mixed audience at best
it’s not for kids it’s you know what I’ve said all of this stuff so many
times I’m not gonna say it again I’m just gonna stop at this point I’m gonna
keep doing more work and look for ways to do more videos that you can still
comment on because I like comments but I don’t like having to moderate comments
that are way way way way hold and then nobody even cares about anymore so
that’s where I’m at that’s what my thinking is thank you for
watching I’m gonna get back to work and keep doing what I do you

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  • Reply JANGBRiCKS January 9, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Official announcement from YouTube about January changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JzXiSkoFKw

    My last (3rd) update video on the situation with FAQ & fact source links in its description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW9UYEHiRa0
    My real-time build channel where you can still comment: https://www.youtube.com/PureBuilds (if you're 13+)

  • Reply Luis E Morales Falcon January 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
    Edit: well, dogs love to chew on things.

  • Reply Victor campa January 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    This is a comment for Jang
    coment

  • Reply HartixBrix January 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    us knowing about this doesn’t really make the change more bearable. i really appreciate you taking your time to discuss these things with his, but i whole-heartedly disagree with YT‘s new policies and i feel the removal of comment sections is a terrible step for any social platform to take

  • Reply Caleb Strickland January 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I can't wait to see you review the bookstore. Its a great set.

  • Reply D B January 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    The two Hidden Side sets you don't like are my least two favorite.
    The Top Gear car is SLLLLLOOOOOWWWWWWW. Like so slow that LEGO shouldn't have made it move, but it barely moves.
    The Friends set is awesome. 7 figures, 1000 pieces for $60. I'm getting it for the prints and parts and I can't stand Friends.
    Skip the PD Station. It's flat and boring and $20-30 too much.
    The hot air balloon Troll set has new pieces. So I have no care for the Troll theme / movie, but there are some interesting pieces in them.
    Friends Hair Salon is a ton of fun and a great price. One of my favorite sets so far in 2020.

  • Reply Nina January 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    It appears the best way to make a youtube video these days is to walk a very fine line between using adult/foul language but not so much as to get demonitized; between focusing on family friendly content that is not suitable for kids under 13 years of age. This line seems so fine, it is affected majorly by Heisenbergs Uncertainty Principle. Best of luck to you on finding that line and walking on it without cutting yourself in the process…

  • Reply 5374 January 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Bring back Gnaj Bricks

  • Reply Teakr January 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    I really enjoyed this video! I would enjoy some more of these types of videos, just you talking to us and it was interesting to hear your thoughts on these new sets all together. This might even work well as a live stream

  • Reply Andrew McCullough January 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Glad to see you have comments on this video, sad to see you got hit though. I hope this doesn't effect your channel too much, and I know that I'll be watching still.

  • Reply Sir Jerk January 9, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    the one an only thing i don’t like is, that when i pull down to watch in a small screen it pauses the video. If you can do something with that that would be good. thank you

  • Reply Cringe Central January 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    I understand why youtube doesn’t want comments on kids videos, I don’t understand why they just don’t blacklist certain words from kids videos and allow other comments to exist

  • Reply Wyatt Whitham January 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    A comment section? What a surprise!

  • Reply IconicNZZ January 9, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Good grief, there will always be those people jang. You shouldn't be the one to have to deal with them.

  • Reply IconicNZZ January 9, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Lol jang, we had a nice guard dog too, a German shepherd named Judge. but he died a few months ago (by natural causes, we had him for 15 years) Now we just have a little shai tzu, a temporary instalment I assure you.

  • Reply Ed’s mock’s and reviews January 9, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    So comments are on

  • Reply Jeff Flank January 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Love your review Jang thanks. Beemo damage could have been worse.Zeke ( one our two dogs ) munched my captain marvel mini-fig stand and flames. All pieces recovered not eaten but she will never fly again. Have you had any LEGO fig. or set fatalities by Beemo?🤠

  • Reply Scott Thomas January 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I Love your channel, but I have to say, I want to see more of your builds, you city, and some of the cool ideas YOU have vs all the reviews your doing. I know a lot of people like your reviews, but please mix in a bit more of your city, your MOCs etc.

  • Reply Akwarium CROCKETT'a January 9, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I want to see new police station review, Jang. If possible.

  • Reply Jay Jones VP January 9, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    All hidden side sets

  • Reply Scott Thomas January 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Police Station: I would like to see it yes. But at the same time, It really looks like the same set over and over again, but they just re-arrange it to make it look different. For every big set, its like….. Is the cell block in the right, left, or middle. Is the Station it self on the left, right middle, etc. is really repetitive. However, I want to see it just in case their is something new.

  • Reply DankMemesAndRuinedDreams January 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    This is not a comment

  • Reply Kevin Van de Velde January 9, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Jang,

    Do you plan to do a haul video of the sets you got in your lego order that you mention in this video? Would love to see it 🙏

  • Reply Daaria Naharis January 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Don't do the station. We've seen a hundred of those and better ones.

  • Reply Josh Way January 9, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Love hearing the old school JANG music bed!

  • Reply DD_Zzero6 January 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    That is by far the worst police station set I have ever seen by Lego. Their City stuff just gets worse and worse every year.

  • Reply TheStormingmonkey January 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Knowing every comment is read by Jang:
    That puts a smile on my face

  • Reply Jeff McElwee January 9, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The only reason to get the police station, and chopper chase, is 1, the doggo, and 2, the new red motorcycle. Besides that, meh, and bricklink is a thing.

  • Reply Three Crazy Best Friends January 9, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    So like is it only possible for LEGO to produce a sand/beach platform or a blue platform. Like why can’t they just sell both.

  • Reply WizardOfOss January 9, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    About the Technic sets, get the tiny Claas Xerion! Easily the best Technic set from last year, especially considering size and price. I mean, it has 10 gears in it! That's more than many much bigger Technic sets nowadays…

    I'm looking forward of your review of the Tokyo Skyline set. Tokyo is by far my favorite city in the world, even after 17 visits to Japan and having been to lots of other great places in the world. But this set, I'm not too sure. I don't like that the Sky Tree is scaled down so much compared to the other buildings, Tokyo Tower looks way too bulky. Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower looks great though, as does that tiny Tokyo Big Sight and of course those tiny cherry blossom trees. Fuji-san looks weird though, and the rest of the set doesn't feel like Tokyo to me. In that respect, the Dubai set does feel like a much better representation of that city to me.

  • Reply Jdsing4 January 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Oh god, when I saw the title at first glance I thought your dog passed 😰

  • Reply robbe de Boer January 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I would love it if you would review the friends sets. (Camper and hospital)

  • Reply awesomeatronik January 9, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    i just watched the new land speeder & obi-wans hut review and i just have to let you know that every r2 i have is also misprinted. so i know your pain.

  • Reply Stam72 January 9, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    No matter what ways YouTube finds to screw creators like you , we will comment on these videos to let you know how much we appreciate the work you do on the platform

  • Reply Amber Jones January 9, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Why

  • Reply Doctor Stranger-than-Strange January 9, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Hey Jang! Will you mark your reviews for 16+ sets as for children as well, or those will have comments available?

  • Reply Cyberdust January 9, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    your choices are on par with my interests 😉

  • Reply Adrian Sue January 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Trolls New Parts and Colors
    Yeah, not digging the theme itself
    but some of those new parts and color selections look great!
    I wish Bricks and Pieces was easier to use…

  • Reply Cesar Cunillas January 9, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    jang bricks can you revie
    w the lego creator bookshop

  • Reply EMCUEAY January 9, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I like this content, I don't mind the no comments as your narration/views are what I'm here for. Just having a video to say thanks is enough as are the other social media sites etc. Thanks for best doggo destroyed catalogues

  • Reply Wyatt January 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Doesn’t disabling comments make them invisible, causing the discussions to vanish after a month?

  • Reply Judey moody January 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Hi

  • Reply Thriller Mike January 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Jang you need to stop collecting all that data about kids under 13, I’ve seen it in your behind-the-scenes videos, stacks of note books with children’s data in them, what are you planning? Maybe a child army to take over the world !!!

  • Reply Ethan Maloof January 9, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I think you should get the police station

  • Reply dthoward2011 January 9, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Jang! Your videos are fantastic and encyclopedic. I am glad that I could drop a comment before they disappear. Thank you for everything you do for the community.

  • Reply legendary trainer Angel January 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Yay
    I love all the new Ninjago sets btw (other then the tuner car) I figured I say this here cause the comments were disabled

  • Reply xandy -guy January 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I mean I think comments aren't super important for these types of videos because you are already super informative in your reviews there isn't much to say

  • Reply Nline2Blast January 9, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Hayo hayo!!!

  • Reply ryanfrogz January 9, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Yay I can speak again! Just gonna tell you that I like the new double reviews.

  • Reply FaZe Kosmos January 9, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Hi

  • Reply yorrickwi January 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    My problem is that when comments are turned of your community turns into just viewers its a part of communication that is neccesary for people to be a community that is taken away. Makes me sad

  • Reply HSG Ham Studios January 9, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Oh finally comments WERE FREE BOIS

  • Reply HSG Ham Studios January 9, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Also Jang, I’m Trying to do a video like this as all of my videos have no comment. I not sure what will be safe as a video that’s not for kids, so I’m still able to have some comments.

  • Reply Slipping Bug January 10, 2020 at 12:05 am

    I wasn’t shocked but it just feels empty to be honest

  • Reply Defender Prime January 10, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I don't understand why there are still fans who are surprised or even shocked that the comment section was disabled! Get your head in the game, people! They've talked about this for over a month now, and by many Youtubers as well! I don't fully understand it myself, I don't agree with it, but that's how things are at this point, and things could change in the near future, we'll see… That catalogue is pretty nice, but by then, I've seen most of these sets by now in stores, I've started to collect the new DC minifigs collection! I've got half of them now, pretty sweet! And there are a lot of cool new Lego sets, like the Speed Champions and a few more that I'd like to get, very cool catalogue review, Jang!

  • Reply Juan Vasquez January 10, 2020 at 12:32 am

    JANGBRiCKS Never let someone or something stop what you love to do

  • Reply Jan Fulton January 10, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Enjoyed the video, keep up the good work. RIP catalogs 🙁

  • Reply Apprentice Brick January 10, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Yay! Comments are here! 😃

  • Reply Grizzly January 10, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Maybe there could be a weekly reactions/recap video that can be commented on. I gotta say I really miss being able to comment, it absolutely feels like censorship (like, surely there must be better ways to safeguard kids than to prevent every single user on the site from having an opinion).

  • Reply Caleb Wade January 10, 2020 at 1:47 am

    I love this video because it's like a window into Jang's mind as he's going through the catalog and finds sets he doesn't like but plans on backlinking some of the parts. I also would very much appreciate the toy car comparison as it will probably be a very nostalgic episode.

  • Reply Bafalcon Bafalcon January 10, 2020 at 2:37 am

    you guys in the states should be annoyed at the $79.99 price of the Lego Sith Tie Fighter,but here in Australia,at Eb Games,it's $109.00,here's the link https://www.ebgames.com.au/search?q=lego&platform=Toys-and-Collectibles

  • Reply Kult of Christiansen January 10, 2020 at 2:39 am

    I’m definitely glad to hear that you are changing the way you make content cause whenever I finish a video, I like to go to the comment section and see what other viewers thought of it. Hopefully these resent changes will be reversed or revised, but who knows… Anyway, keep up the good work. 👍

  • Reply Whaleudder January 10, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Hello moderator, nice of you to pop by. Have a good day!

  • Reply Whaleudder January 10, 2020 at 4:21 am

    I would much rather you did more ninjago and trolls than the city police set that we can all see is a bit garbage

  • Reply Steven Kaminiski January 10, 2020 at 4:25 am

    I think the LEGO friends are getting hurt more than LEGO city people so they need more hospitals

  • Reply Abraham Clark January 10, 2020 at 4:33 am

    DO NOT BUY even 1 OF the trolls SETS !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Brick Life January 10, 2020 at 5:05 am

    lego catalogs in mail? in australia if you want one u need to go to the lego store and pick one if they even have any

  • Reply Lordodragonss January 10, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I personaly would love to see you review the police station because its only interesting set from this police wave xD

  • Reply Lordodragonss January 10, 2020 at 9:35 am

    The friendsip bus is a great set but has really bad colorsheme because they wanted to put every girl main color there instead of sticking to max 3

  • Reply Michael Inocente January 10, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Jang: Says he has no interest in Trolls, but spends the most amount of time talking about those sets, and all the cool pieces they contain…

  • Reply Niccamor January 10, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    I really get Polly Pocket vibes from those princess book sets. Those were designed by the dad of a friend in mine in the early to mid eighties when he worked for Bluebird. I expect the idea to go with it now is probably as you say, due to a competitor taking the idea on.

  • Reply Ben Stöver January 10, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    24:00 The Volcano Rock City Concert is not bad parts pack, I think. I already have a new GBC modules planned out in stud.io that will use the new color of the roller coaster tracks, the music elements are nice and the wings also look like one could do something interesting with these. I'm not sure though, if I will get the set or order from "bricks and pieces". Sadly, all of this will not be available before February in my region.

  • Reply MrFieldy January 10, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Jang. Love the vids especially Star Wars, Super Hero’s and Jurassic Park. Please don’t stop due to COPPA.

  • Reply Ches Blake January 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    You should give the TV series Friends a try. I didn't think I would like it back in the 90's but fell in love with it after a roommate forced me to watch it

  • Reply Bimmer Fan January 10, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    The new magnets are weak, work ok, but not strong, the helo does not fly well, or far, unimpressed

  • Reply SubZ3ro Reviews January 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Yeeeeeesssss! Comment section back baby!

  • Reply Tate Johnson January 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Good bye comments

  • Reply Benjamin Ducasse January 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    What about tipping ?
    That's a way from Viewers to show how much they like you videos and ask for more content.

  • Reply Ben Gatz January 10, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Aren’t you and I technically on the same side of the camera? 🤔

  • Reply SPACE BUBBLES BRICKS January 11, 2020 at 12:13 am

    I hate COPPA soooooooooooooo much

  • Reply Patrick Moore January 11, 2020 at 1:46 am

    its sad how these catalogs today are 51 pages long… back when i was younger they used to be thick and i think they were like 120 pages… of course back then they had multiple themes

  • Reply thetylife January 11, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Man ..The "Friends" tv show set is the reason I got into Lego …and started watching you…much to my wife's chagrin..It's a great set with a ton of great details. It's a good deal if you get it for $59.99 for the1070 pieces like I did too. It's also awesome to display..whether you show it from the inside or the outside of the coffee shop. The Big Bang Theory set is nowhere near as good and it's too pricey. I wish they would come out with a "Threes Company" TV show set but that is probably too old now. lol

  • Reply Prince Aphan January 11, 2020 at 4:52 am

    Glad you try your best for your audience to have the most accurate information and keep the integrity of your content.

  • Reply Fantastic Felo January 11, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I love how devoted to LEGO you are and I look up to you so much! I have a big LEGO city and one day hope to grow it as big as yours!

  • Reply A20 studios January 11, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Yes

  • Reply William Ribton January 11, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I remember bmo

  • Reply audiotron1003 January 11, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    I have the friends bus. I bought it to go with the camping van. I love but but removed the slide and modified it to my liking both in colour alterations and adding a shower.

  • Reply awe397 January 11, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I would like to see the crane reviewed, but odviously it's up to you.

  • Reply Ken Chen January 11, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Are you going to review the Chinese New Year sets?

  • Reply Micdali January 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    When i read my dog killed I thought your dog was killed and not that he killed something😅

  • Reply ceciliaFX January 11, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I followed your video along with MY catalog – which, for once – arrived before your video.
    Since I don't have a dog my magazine is unharmed.

  • Reply Tyler Smith January 12, 2020 at 3:17 am

    You should make a NEW JANG CITY Museum of Bricktual History. Where you can put brick built dinosaur skeletons and pieces of art like paintings and sculptures and a maybe a section that talks about how electricity works or the weather or space (unless you plan on doing a separate planetarium for your city) or other things. Just a suggestion. I like seeing the progression of your city and so that's why I make suggestions like this one. Reply so I know your thoughts about it, or don't. I know you're busy.

  • Reply Picnic Basket Sam January 12, 2020 at 4:10 am

    of all the dreamworks movies to get LEGO sets… boy those trolls sets have a crazy amount of new stuff in them though

  • Reply Thomas Geurts January 12, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Regarding reviewing or not reviewing the city police station set: from a "is that really all in the pic, there has to be more to it"-kinda standpoint, I would say please review… But it's your call.

  • Reply TronBricks January 12, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Are those chews marks from your dog

  • Reply Player 1 January 12, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I LOATHE this new comment thing for "safety" it is not like I am dumb enough to give away info to strangers.

  • Reply caremell January 12, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    YouTube disables comments ?

  • Reply Bad Wolf January 12, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Please, do not disable comments after a month, I did not realize how much work it was for you and your mods but comments are just as useful to viewers 3 years later as they are on day 1. Even if people aren't still commenting, viewers are still reading them.

  • Reply John Nations January 13, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Excuse me Jang, but please don't scold us about wanting Comments back . You are a million+ subscriber creator, and you owe it to yourself and fans to fight this . You are no more a kidzchannel than Just2good and he still has Comments on. This killing of Comments does not protect children and you know it . I am not even sure COPPA is a worthwhile law. We all need to either fix YouTube, or replace it with a better service. Good work . Oh, your thoughts on the DC series are spot-on brilliant! Love your plea to Lego create clear/transparent parts. Thank you sir!

  • Reply Anthony Hitchings January 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Hi janeBricks you do a great job

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