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 Post subject: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:08 pm 
Bucket Boy
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Hi, I was just wondering why Brickforge exclusively makes all of the sharp edges on their weapons rounded. Is it to make them seem more lego-like, or just so people don't poke themselves?


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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:42 pm 
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UNSC Marine wrote:
Hi, I was just wondering why Brickforge exclusively makes all of the sharp edges on their weapons rounded. Is it to make them seem more lego-like, or just so people don't poke themselves?

Althoguh I do not represent BF in any way, I would think it is for the latter reason. Poking can hurt if you have too sharp of a toy; especially for younger kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm 
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The edges are not sharp so as to coincide with certain laws regarding child safety I believe.

Remember some parents order these parts for their kids too.

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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Eh? They always seemed fairly sharp to me. The only ones that feel rounded are the elvin designs, which I figured to be due to aesthetics.


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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Starwars4J wrote:
Eh? They always seemed fairly sharp to me. The only ones that feel rounded are the elvin designs, which I figured to be due to aesthetics.



SW trust me if you have any LA stuff compare their sharpness to BF stuff LA stuff can actually pierce the skin.

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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:05 am 
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BrickForge products have the seemingly "rounded edges" as a tribute to the official Lego products. We just like our items to blend in and compliment Lego's style.

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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:55 pm 
Chief Smithy
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Asterios wrote:
Starwars4J wrote:
Eh? They always seemed fairly sharp to me. The only ones that feel rounded are the elvin designs, which I figured to be due to aesthetics.



SW trust me if you have any LA stuff compare their sharpness to BF stuff LA stuff can actually pierce the skin.

I do have LA, and while BF pieces are not quite as sharp, I still wouldn't call them rounded. Of course that comes down to a matter of opinion ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:09 am 
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Well I own Brickforge items as well as Brickarms, and Brickarms are quite sharp. Also what I mean by 'rounded' is for example, the cleaver, the two edges meet at a flat side instead of a vertical edge. As mentioned, the elven blades are similar. Perhaps if you were to make sharp ones in the future, you could apply some sort of warning and disclaimer.


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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:59 pm 
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UNSC Marine wrote:
Well I own Brickforge items as well as Brickarms, and Brickarms are quite sharp. Also what I mean by 'rounded' is for example, the cleaver, the two edges meet at a flat side instead of a vertical edge. As mentioned, the elven blades are similar. Perhaps if you were to make sharp ones in the future, you could apply some sort of warning and disclaimer.

I own BA and BF, having the differences helps make each their own - if you know what I mean.
I actually like them being different ... it gives for a lot more variety and differences of usage, just a thought.
BF also tends to make their things "multi-purpose" which aids in how they design things as well.

Good suggestion for anything sharp though. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Reason for rounded edges?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:23 pm 
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On BA They actually put warning labels on the website. For some of their stuff.

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