Heir of Black Falcon wrote:I was suprised to hear that Black Falcon's had been rereleased. I an not sure how I feel about rereleasing really. I can see the pros and cons I guess just seems to cheapen a classic.
The word we got was that basically fans weren't as into re-releases as was hoped. Essentially, people were opting not to buy the re-release of a set because they already owned the original. Of course, there are deviants out there (myself included) who bought multiple copies of the re-released stuff, but there weren't enough of us to warrant continuing the Legends lineup. What they were hearing predominantly was that fans would be happier with a *new* set that was merely reminiscent of a classic-- sort of like the 10176 set was intended to be, I think.
well, the castle template being on lego factory seems to me that UCS castle is imminent.
I dunno-- I think the best sign is the chess set. Lego factory is targeted at both kids and adults, while the chess set is DEFINITELY targeted at adults, what with its $300 price tag and all. Since UCS is almost always at adults, the best sign that something like that might be coming are similar things in the castle genre.
Personally, I would LOVE to see Lego come out with a UCS-style modular castle design. Straight wall sections, corners, towers, gatehouses-- each for ballpark $50-$100. If Lego Factory had a bit better piece selection and pricing, I could easily see some fans churning out some really high quality sets of that style-- we wouldn't even need Lego's co-operation!
In fact... this sounds like a good idea-- I bet it's already been tried. Has it? (goes and checks) Hmm... Well, I can see one obvious module, and a few others that MIGHT be intended to be modular. Anyone know of any attempts like this?
If Classic-Castle organized something where it designed modular castle sections for Lego Factory, and advocated members buying them, I wonder whether that might attract some attention at Lego? Hmm. I guess I kind of doubt it would work unless the selection gets improved or the price goes down-- but it might have some potential...