Thursday, March 31, 2011

TBs TechPoll 24 (Results) - Should the Flex System return?

Another TBs poll has finnished, this time about your willingness to see the old LEGO Technic Flex System or something similar, to return into new official models.

In two weeks, there was a quite significant participation with well above six hundred votes from our readers, who definitely gave their opinion.
Below, the poll results, for future reference.




The results are quite clear, however we should notice this turned into a bit controversial topic. If you read through the comments left to the original poll post, you will find there are some good arguments for not pushing on the Flex System. Maybe this the reason the system seems to have been abandoned from official models, and MOCers either.

They are fragile and permanently deformable, not meant for young children, a more robust material would be welcome, just to give a few examples.
Some also mention that the system was never used to its full capabilities by the designers, into official sets.

Given the poll results, I'd say that with the adequate improvements and right applications, the Flex System is still full of potential. However not as straightforward as it may have seemed at first.

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