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Postby Blueandwhite » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:43 am

Sir Kohran wrote:
What if 2009 is an "off year" for Castle, so they can focus on Pirates or whatever, and then they'll introduce Elves and whatever in 2010? Has Lego ever done anything like that before?


Yes. Look at 1991 - apart from one tiny 'Variety Pack' set, there were no new Castle sets released that year.


I kind of doubt it given the new Queen minifig. I just don't see that type of minifig being put in a bargain set. I can definitely understand why they may have chosen to forego the elves theme for a year though. With the current Castle line, LEGO has walked a tight line balancing fantasy with more conventional medieval fare. Moving too far in either direction could put off purchasers who lean heavily in either direction.

I know that a number of buyers really want elves, however there is another group of fans who want their knights, peasants and soldiers. 2008 focused heavily on the fantasy side of things with trolls, orcs and dwarves, whereas 2007 had closer ties to conventional castle (at least on the crownie side). My guess is that LEGO wants to satisfy both camps.
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Postby Garbageman13 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:34 pm

So, no elves this year, eh?

Gee that stinks. Atleast a new Orc minifig brightens my day.
So, is it possible Castle will continue into a 4th year? I don't recall many non-liscensed themes doing anything like that...

Sortof makes me wonder if Lego has something against elves....
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:20 pm

Many non license themes hav elasted longer than four years.

Pirates, original castle, original space, bionacle <is that a theme?>

Sub themes change and we seem to see that happening here, but the overall theme , i.e. castle is not something tha tis often sidelined.

I think if you look back over the last 30 years, the years without new castle set are the anomolies, no?
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Postby Garbageman13 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:05 pm

Didn't think about Bioncle...

Thanks for that info, gives me alittle more hope.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:16 pm

Castle as a product line is not going away, it's too popular. LEGO is just keeping us in the dark a bit to increase the suspense factor. Relax. Use this time to save up and plan new mocs.
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Postby deathdog1 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:22 am

I'm just hoping that smaller sets that integrate with the medieval marketplace are on tap for next year. That marketplace is sweet, but I'm not going to have the coin to put down on it for quite a while thanks to the return of pirates.
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Postby Mog » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:12 am

From what I've gathered, there's only going to be a few Castle sets in 2009 anyway. I guess there might be some store exclusives that haven't leaked, but whatevs.

I think that's a good idea. 2008 was a huge year for Castle, with a full line of sets plus extras like the Giant Chess Set and the Advent Calendar. They know that all eyes are on the Pirates line next year, so I think it makes sense to give Castle fans one big thing (Market Village!) and then focus on adding a few more sets to flesh out the existing factions rather than adding Elves, etc. All the 2008 sets will obviously still be in stores, after all.
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Postby MoonCheese » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:44 pm

Tower of Iron Will wrote:Use this time to save up and plan new mocs.


Or use it to buy pirates.

My mostly castle Legoverse has a pirate faction, although I'm unlikely to get much use out of the Imperials. Then again, I can always create another Legoverse that focuses on pirates when I tire of this one.
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Postby Count Blacktron » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:13 pm

Pirate torsos rock for Castle folk.
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Postby princess_storm » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:33 pm

Mog wrote:From what I've gathered, there's only going to be a few Castle sets in 2009 anyway. I guess there might be some store exclusives that haven't leaked, but whatevs.

I think that's a good idea. 2008 was a huge year for Castle, with a full line of sets plus extras like the Giant Chess Set and the Advent Calendar. They know that all eyes are on the Pirates line next year, so I think it makes sense to give Castle fans one big thing (Market Village!) and then focus on adding a few more sets to flesh out the existing factions rather than adding Elves, etc. All the 2008 sets will obviously still be in stores, after all.


that gives me a completely off topic idea - what if there's a pirate advent calendar next year :shock: 8) :D
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:08 pm

OT, do pirates celebrate christmas? hehe
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Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:12 pm

For ten seconds someone posted some info on the new sets so I'd say it looks like there likely will be nearly as many sets as before. Not sure why so many people are always so doom and gloom about TLC Castle theme and the future. Need to listen to some Bob Marley or something guys to relax :D

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Postby Count Blacktron » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:30 pm

timber_wolf899 wrote:OT, do pirates celebrate christmas? hehe


As long as they get a few of the Belville bottle elements, then celebrations away! Arrr! :wink:
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Postby Count Blacktron » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:33 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:For ten seconds someone posted some info on the new sets so I'd say it looks like there likely will be nearly as many sets as before. Not sure why so many people are always so doom and gloom about TLC Castle theme and the future. Need to listen to some Bob Marley or something guys to relax :D

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Okay, so what I hear is "I Shot The Sheriff" and that makes me think we're going back to the Robin Hood outlaw inspiration for the Castle theme. Curse you and your image-evoking musical reference! :wink:
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Postby Dr.Cogg » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:00 pm

I read three possible set names on EB, I,m not going to put down what they are but I will say they sound promising.
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