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LEGO DOTS: Are They Dumb?

Greetings, AHOL.

So, LEGO DOTS are a thing. But are they dumb?

Turns out, no. They're not. Actually, they're kinda neat.

See, my hot girlfriend puts up with a lot of my LEGO bullshit.

I disappear into the LEGO room for hours, working on goofball projects, while she watches Korean dramas on Netflix.

I spend forever in the toy aisle.

I wait up to midnight on the eve of a new release to make all my day-one purchases.

If I'm breathin', I'm buildin'.

Which means any time LEGO comes out with something my better half might have fun with, I take the chance and grab it.

She's a cool chick.

She built my Mos Eisley Cantina. Put together the Stranger Things "Upside Down" all by herself. And seems to enjoy assembling LEGO sets in general.

She's kind of a closet AHOL. Which is sexy.

So, when she was thumbing through last season's LEGO catalog, stumbled across the section dedicated to DOTS, and expressed interest in the theme, I had to indulge the girl.

We picked up #41915 DOTS Jewelry Box, #41905 DOTS Rainbow Jewelry Stand, #41906 DOTS Pineapple Pencil Holder, #41901 DOTS Funky Animals Bracelet, #41910 DOTS Ice Cream Besties Bracelets, and a couple packs of Extra DOTS.

LEGO Dots Jewelry Stand Pencil Holder
I'm Hot for DOTS!

Guess what? She loved them!

And for that reason, I sorta did too.

When it comes to LEGO, I'm pretty anti-gimmick.

I dislike when they try overly hard to be something they aren't.

I'm in love with LEGO.

I love them unconditionally for exactly what they are. They don't need to try wild new things in order to impress me.

In fact, LEGO's attempts at thinking too far outside of the box usually turn me off in big ways.

Shit like Galidor. Or Znap. Or Spybotics.

LEGO Galidor Figures
A Small Bag Of Thin Dicks

It's doubtful I'll ever plonk down pesos for a LEGO DOTS set of my own.

But if picking up a few here and there for the lady means we can sit side by side in front of the television, happily building together, then these interesting little sets are definitely worth snatching up.

They're fun. Practical.

LEGO DOTS Jewelry Box And Bracelet
My Gal's Finished Jewelry Box And Bracelet

Every gal needs a jewelry box, right?

But what she enjoyed most was being able to decorate these creations any way she wanted with all the different little printed tiles, or charms.

I gotta be honest, though. Those charms did get me to thinking.

I've written in the past how I much prefer printed LEGO elements to stickers.

And have expressed confusion regarding the process LEGO goes through when deciding whether a particular decoration is achieved with stickers, or if it gets the printed treatment.

I've heard the rumblings about the cost of printed pieces compared to stickers being a determining factor.

While I can believe printed pieces are more expensive to produce than stickers, I still struggle to wrap my head around why a $3.99 bag of 1x1 tiles can come with TEN different, PRINTED "surprise charms" while a $350 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse can't have a printed sign out front.

Anyway. What do you think, AHOL?

Have you had the chance to fuck around with LEGO DOTS yet?

If so, what do you think?

If not, what's stopping you?

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