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What are you hoping for in the Elf Sets?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:31 pm
by HeartOfDarkness
Assuming there will be Elf Sets, of course.

Personally, I'm looking forward to graceful, simple designs. Not a lot of ornamentation, but maybe some clever SNOT. The architecture should look organic and wooden. Lots of brown and green. I also want lots of bows in the new brown, and katanas as well. In fact, the orcs got a new mold for their swords; why not the elves?

Plenty of minifigures are also a must. I'm thinking Dark Forest-esque torsos and brown or green capes. I'd also like a lot of horses, maybe in a new color like tan or burnt orange. In fact, I'd like an Impulse set with a horse, a longbow, a cape, and a katana. Because mounted archers are awesome.

One other point: don't kill me, but I think that Elves should be fleshies. It would really set them apart without resorting to helmets with pointy ears or something. It would also give all the other peach heads a use, or at least an explanation.

And no beards. Elves do not have beards.

Re: What are you hoping for in the Elf Sets?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:53 pm
by Sir Dano
I personally would like to see TLG introduce a Gryphon mold for the elves instead of horses, and I'd also love to see a new bow design and a waist quiver based off Indy's manpurse.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:48 pm
by timber_wolf899
I'd like to see a scabbard based on the indy element!

anyway, perhaps this is dear lego fodder?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:01 pm
by HeartOfDarkness
Perhaps, but I don't want to infringe on the 'Elf Set Ideas' thread's turf. It's a technical thing, but since we're speculating, as opposed to asking, I'm hoping it deserves its own thread. Of course, maybe not.

Anyways, a scabbard would be cool, but it'd have to be on the shoulder as opposed to the hip.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:00 pm
by architect
This thread belongs in Dear LEGO because it is about possible future sets and not existing castle sets. I am moving it there.

Ben
CC Sets Admin

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:07 pm
by Lamanda2
I definetely want to see plenty of earthy colors being used, and lots of foliage.

Possibly a new Elven blade or Helmet. I also agree that giving the Elves some Gryphons would be a nice treat. TLC could always just re-use the Buckbeak mold for them (I would love to see that animal in white, or a brown/dark fleshie color with white wings).

~Amanda

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:28 pm
by rogue27
Pretty elf girls and forestmen-style set designs.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:42 pm
by Tower of Iron Will
rogue27 wrote:Pretty elf girls and forestmen-style set designs.


I'll second this idea.

NO FLESHIES, that would kill this theme for me. <Shudder>

If LEGO Castle went fleshy I'd never by another set. :evil:
-Tower

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:57 pm
by HeartOfDarkness
Dwarves are short, orcs are green, elves are fleshie. It seems like a natural step for me.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:10 pm
by Tower of Iron Will
HeartOfDarkness wrote:Dwarves are short, orcs are green, elves are fleshie. It seems like a natural step for me.


In the past thirty or more years I have never seen pink-skinned elves. Elves (in fantasy pole-playing and current movies) are usually depicted with light skin as opposed to the darker shades of humanity (exception: Drow, Wood elves).

My overall point is that if LEGO starts using fleshies for elves its only a quick change for dwarves and humans as they can all be considered "humaniods" and would make production easier. That would be uncool in my opinion.
-Tower

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:29 pm
by Munchy
I'm not seeing LEGo going all-out to add new elements with this line (If it is a line).

I can see a new helm as each of the other "factions" have updated or new helms. New printing of faces/torso's and maybe even a new mold for the head, but beyond that they will use existing elements.

What I would be looking forward to is an expansion of the old Forestman theme.

Tree houses
Tree fortresses
New tree designs we haven't seen yet
Maybe a boat of some kind.

Reusing the Buckbeak mold for griffon riders would be pretty cool as well.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:58 pm
by Sir Dano
rogue27 wrote:Pretty elf girls.

Heh, now how could I forget those? I want lotsa them. 8) :wink:

Re: What are you hoping for in the Elf Sets?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:08 am
by Robin Hood
HeartOfDarkness wrote:Assuming there will be Elf Sets, of course.

Personally, I'm looking forward to graceful, simple designs. Not a lot of ornamentation, but maybe some clever SNOT. The architecture should look organic and wooden. Lots of brown and green. I also want lots of bows in the new brown, and katanas as well. In fact, the orcs got a new mold for their swords; why not the elves?

Plenty of minifigures are also a must. I'm thinking Dark Forest-esque torsos and brown or green capes. I'd also like a lot of horses, maybe in a new color like tan or burnt orange. In fact, I'd like an Impulse set with a horse, a longbow, a cape, and a katana. Because mounted archers are awesome.

One other point: don't kill me, but I think that Elves should be fleshies. It would really set them apart without resorting to helmets with pointy ears or something. It would also give all the other peach heads a use, or at least an explanation.

And no beards. Elves do not have beards.


I agree with everything, except the fleshy part. Green and brown + Elves = perfect. The thought of fleshies being elves, is just wrong. I'm sorry, but the possible lack of ears does not seem worth it. In fact, no ears is a plus, but this just comes from a die hard anti-pointy-eared-elf-fan. Plus, they just would not look like a normal theme. I would keep thinking them as a licensed one. And that's the reason I doubt they would be flesh. Also, if they are dressed and armed, and labeled properly, it would be pretty hard to mistake them for anything else.

Oh, and I wouldn't worry about beards either, I think Lego knows.

Dan :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:36 pm
by albero78
any news about the release of the elves sets?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:03 pm
by castlebuilder100
albero78 wrote:any news about the release of the elves sets?


Nope, we are all waiting anxiously.