Everyone has long agreed that LEGO has always oversized its boxes in relation to their content.
Many criticisms have already been made on this subject and in particular this year by the magazine 60 millions de consommateurs which evoked deceptive packaging for the consumer (See this news).
It seems that LEGO has decided to significantly reduce its packaging as evidenced by this photo taken by a Toys N Bricks forumer in a Wal-Mart store in the USA.
Apparently this compact box from the 8093 Plo Koon's Starfighter set has a different barcode from the classic model.
So, is this an exception, or is LEGO reviewing its packaging policy. And if so, is it only for environmental and economic considerations, or under pressure from customers who feel cheated by a few bags of coins in an oversized box?
I remember my son's reaction to opening some Star Wars sets.
His disappointment at the scanty content was blatant as the big box made huge promises ......
seen on StarWars.com, the presentation of the packaging model for the 2012 range of Star Wars licensed products.
This time we find the Sith Lord Darth Maul in the spotlight, and this choice is not trivial. It is in fact in 2012 that is planned, in addition to the end of the world, the 3D release of episode I The Phantom Menace at the cinema, a film in which Maul plays an important role.
Note that the designers have not planned any particular packaging for the products of the Clone Wars range. We can therefore expect to see Maul appear on all LEGO Star Wars boxes by early 2012.
You can read an interview with the designers of this packaging via this link.
In the end, the result is a clever mix of all these impressive realism MOCs and the finish is exemplary. Siseon has produced two models which you can see in pictures on the dedicated topic at Eurobricks.
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