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Fewer white horses please *now with poll*

Open message to The LEGO Company. We make no guarantee that anyone from LEGO will actually read them, let alone respond!

What colour of horse would you buy if it became availible?

Light grey
19
40%
Dark orange
3
6%
Dark brown
17
36%
Other and why?
8
17%
 
Total votes : 47

Fewer white horses please *now with poll*

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:12 pm

I don't know about the rest of you all but I'd love to see less white horses and more of the brown and bay(for those who don't know, bay is brown with black mane and tail) colour variety. That said, how about some new colours? Dark orange would make for a nice bright chestnut horse. How about tan with a white mane and tail? That's a nice Belgian for castle applications and a palomino for other.

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Postby lord azreal » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:54 pm

agreed, some other colours would be very much apreciated, perhaps the new dark brown?
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Postby Brickzone » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:02 pm

It's nice to at least now have the variation of finally having a new red-brown horse (with silver detail on the bridle).

Other colours would be great, like dark orange or dark brown.
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Postby RichardAM » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:11 pm

I'll have one in Dark-tan please! :)
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Postby Athos » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:25 pm

Grey would be nice too. Personally, I don't need anymore horses... at least in the standard 3 colors...

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Postby lord azreal » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:59 pm

yea im sick of my cavalry all looking black white and brown although admitadly i dont use cavalry that much :D
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Postby Karalora » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:30 pm

Silly people. White horses are grey! Anyone who knows anything about horses knows that...

All snark aside, yes--more horse colors please! I think tan and dark orange would be my top two picks. Followed of course by green, red and purple so that I can recreate the Emerald City sequence from The Wizard of OZ and oh dear I'm snarking again...
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Postby Ye Olde Republic » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:56 pm

Stop it, you hijacker. ;)

I grew up around horses and have always thought of the official LEGO horses to be the draft type horses. Brown ones are Clydesdales and the white and black ones are Percherons. Black ones being younger than the white ones. A lesson to be learned here is that when a Percheron is born, it's jet black and as they age they lighten. Some go near white but most are quite familiar with the dappled grey look they often have./lesson

That said, it's not out of the world that all the horses in LEGO Castle be black white or brown but I say historical accuracy be damned! What's the fun in realism?

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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:37 pm

A horse is a horse, of course, of course. :D Sorry, couldn't resist. As to the color I guess I agree that a wider range of colors would be better but I am more happy that LEGO hasn't modified the horse design. It's the same reliable model that has been produced since the early times(mid eighties).
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Postby CastleLord » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:14 pm

I would like to have more colours on the horses i have enough white horses.

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Postby Karalora » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:15 pm

While we're on the subject of horse colors, how about some markings? Like "socks" or a stripe down the forehead/nose, or maybe some dappling on the flanks.
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Postby CVfan13 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:23 pm

Ah, you mean like that Native American horses, Karalora? Yes, I wouldn't mind some like them, but without the Native American decor...
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Postby wunztwice » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:13 pm

RichardAM wrote:I'll have one in Dark-tan please! :)


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Postby Karalora » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:35 pm

CVfan13 wrote:Ah, you mean like that Native American horses, Karalora? Yes, I wouldn't mind some like them, but without the Native American decor...


Yes and no. Obviously we don't want Castle horses with blankets and feather ornamentation, but I also think the piebald coat is specifically a Native American thing and wouldn't look right in a medieval setting. Like I said, socks, facial markings, and speckled flanks are what I was thinking of.
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Postby Quickblade22 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:05 pm

Great idea! Glad you came back to CC. Here is a thread I did a while ago Horses . I like that the idea got brought up again. We need to push this idea onto the ambassadors along with another item that needs more colors Leaves . I'm not asking for stuff in every color, but some variations on these 2 items would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for getting this brought up again :)
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