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Gatehouse

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:30 pm
by timber_wolf899
Don't know about you guys but i'm tried of castles who's gates raise into open air.

When was the last time we saw an actual gatehouse? 6090? Man.....

Dear lego, could we have a castle with a trong gatehouse?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:50 pm
by Athos
I fully agree. Those gates that lift up into the air, with no means to do so, are completely silly.

Steve

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:56 pm
by Heir of Black Falcon
If I had one I'd have to make my own.... it would make me.... crazy.

R

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:01 pm
by Lamanda2
Agreed.

I would love to see a more practical Castle Gate House.. The latest versions just don't make sense.

~Amanda

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:20 am
by Danielas
you mean draw bridges? Used for crossing a mote ,I don't see why Lego uses them for castles that don't have a mote!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:32 pm
by Jansen
No, they're talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portcullis

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:55 pm
by architect
I agree that gatehouses need to be taller. This was a nice feature seen in 6080 King's Castle, 6085 Black Monarch's Castle, 6074 Black Falcon's Fortress (no portcullis, but tall), 6081 King's Mountain Fortress, 6086 Black Knight's Castle, and 6090 Royal Knight's Castle. Why not bring it back again?

Ben

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:32 pm
by Count Blacktron
If done properly and economically it could be a seperate set that features a pair of defense towers, a short bridge and a tall gatehouse to sit across an imaginary moat to the castle. It could dial upward using a simple Technic axle, gear , gear-teeth lining the edges of a plate-based portculis and the 4-handle endpiece in the current King's Castle Siege for the figures or builder to turn. It is accomplished in one of the new Indy sets coming out. String and pulley designs are also possible, and cheaper still, but less fancy-pants.

And we all know that building castles is all about being fancy-pants. :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:02 pm
by timber_wolf899
Hey that's a great idea, with the axel and such!

Now i'm not going to be satesfied until i actually build it inot a castle! thanks a lot man : P haha

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:13 pm
by JoshWedin
The Scorpion Prison Cave had an interesting portcullis design. It worked really well.

Josh