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Carts for new Castle!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:08 am
by DerBum
I would like to see a set in the $10 range include a cart or something of similar interest. I know Lego wants conflict in every set, so it seems like it would be possible to give a Crown Knight a small cart like http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6010.html with some supplies and have a goblin or two ambushing him. This would satisfy the need for a battle, provide both sides with adequate figures (for army building), and give us an accessory which might be of some use somewhere else in our collections. I love the older carts Lego used to market, they just fit well into a midieval world. It would be hard to get Lego away from their love affair with seige engines, but I think there would be a great market for such a set... even though I dont like the goblins personally. Even kids like carts, or at least they did in my day, so it should appeal to Lego's target age group.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:56 am
by Peppermint Pig
Goblin thieves cart? Bales of hay, with treasure hiding underneath. Maybe they kidnap a princess? (yay for lego women?)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:30 pm
by Athos
How about an ox cart with a dwarf driver?

Steve, who is on the crusade for new animals...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:48 pm
by wunztwice
Athos wrote:How about an ox cart with a dwarf driver?

Steve, who is on the crusade for new animals...


Here here!

Chris, who joins in on the crusade for new animals...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:59 am
by DerBum
I actually thought that a human driver would be nice so as to appeal to people who like more realistic castle sets. Goblins attacking a dwarf would make it like most every other set in the 2008 line up. Honestly, I would even like it if it was a peasant driving. I came up with a prototype set using two forestmen and a crown knight. It was very Official Lego looking. I need to find a place to post the pics, then I will link them up here. I ordered the parts from Brinklink that I need to put the cart into a more organized crown knight color sceme.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:47 pm
by Athos
DerBum wrote:I need to find a place to post the pics, then I will link them up here.


Try brickshelf...

Steve

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:10 pm
by JPinoy
A horse and cart or one of those silly little push-carts with like 1 minifig?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:23 pm
by Count Blacktron
Peppermint Pig wrote:Goblin thieves cart? Bales of hay, with treasure hiding underneath. Maybe they kidnap a princess? (yay for lego women?)


AND PITCHFORKS!!!! :P

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:01 pm
by Strider
why would knights need pitchforks. (unless they're disguised as peasants?)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:14 pm
by HeartOfDarkness
Knights need something to defend. Peasants are something to defend. Peasants need pitchforks. Therefore, in a roundabout way, knights do need pitchforks.

Plus, pitchforks are just awesome.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:20 pm
by Strider
well i know pitchforks are awesome (i only have 10)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:18 am
by Shoes
Carts came with either barrels or hay and pitch forks, These are amazing. (I love barrels0

-Shoes

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:20 pm
by JPinoy
How about a weapons cart? With a horse pulling it and 1 Crown Knight soldier accompanying it?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:52 am
by Tower of Iron Will
JPinoy wrote:How about a weapons cart? With a horse pulling it and 1 Crown Knight soldier accompanying it?


That would work for me. Maybe a weaponsmith to go with the Knight or a squire. I like this idea. :D
-Tower

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:55 am
by DerBum
I know that this is an old thread, but I finally got photos of my idea taken and online, so I thought I would post a picture here to illustrate what I am talking about.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll267/bumthum/Lego/IMG_1455.jpg
(Note: the green plate is just for display, I wouldnt think that it should be included in a set like this. The bush is an intended accessory for the set however.)

Image changed to link by admin. Do not post images larger than 400x300 pixels in the forum.

I am not sure if this would fit into the $10 range, but if not one of the trolls could be removed and you would still have a useable set... I guess I would call it Treasury Cart, or Supply Ambush, or something like that. What do you think?