Tower of Iron Will wrote:Jansen wrote:To Sibley: I've never read the Silmarillion, but I'll take your word for it. I based what I said on the Fellowship of the Ring, which I read. To tell you the truth, I don't really like Tolkien's writing style, except for the Hobbit.
To Josh: I did read the Hobbit, but I didn't really think about the Mirkwood elves when I posted. In my post I didn't make myself clear, I was trying to say I didn't want the Tolkien "high" elves.
To Voran: Completely agree with you. It should be up to the builder, and no more pretty-boy elves!
I think LEGO will make the elves match Tolkien's Elves like the Dwarves match Gimli, Gloin, etc. But if the do match Legolas, great! I won't have a problem with it because my elves may have different personalities than his. Just like the dwarves in that they're not so greedy as in Tolkien's. I allow the possibilty that Dwarves can be just as powerful as a Glorfindel or Elrond.
"Pretty boy elves" are just as usable as the other types(Wood, Gray, Dark, etc). For the Dwarves I divided them into the "Longbeards" and those with the "Viking" style bearded faces.
We'll all have to see how they turn out.
REading what you said, I'm starting to hope LEGO makes the elves in similar ways to D&D sub-races: High, Gray, Drow, Wood, Auquatic, and Wild. (Atleast I think those were all of them. )