Username wrote:I do agree that the portcullis sticking up by itself above the gate is pretty cheesy looking, but I'm sure designing and providing the bricks for a gatehouse would take away design and bricks from another section of the castle or boost the price. You could always just MOC your own gatehouse.
maniac29 wrote:I completely agree with you. However, most of the castles made by TLG are $100 and are too small. If they would only make a larger castle for $200 and made it detailed......
Blueandwhite wrote:There was another thread asking for a proper mid-sized castle. Honestly, I'd rather see a proper modular castle where the entire line could be plugged in to build a large castle. Have the keep, gatehouse, and any other section (dungeon, additional towers, etc) as separate sets. The one thing Harry Potter had going for it was the fact the castles actually had pseudo interiors. I'd rather see a fold-up keep with a modular system to gradually build the curtain walls.
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If they didn't want to have a gatehouse on the more recent sets then they should not have had a portcullis in them at all then it would at least work and make sense. Many older castles that do not have gatehouses do not have a portcullis either so the design makes sense.
Username wrote:It doesn't matter to most kids I am guessing.
Ye Olde Republic wrote:While I agree that a portcullis sticking up over the curtain wall is a bit silly looking but I'm thinking they continue with the portcullis because it's cooler than a couple of doors. What's more fun? Doors or an uber dangerous portcullis that you can drop on your enemies?
I think most of us would agree that a series of sets that you could snap into a 'main' castle set would be terrific (and quite retro) but it's obvious that LEGO doesn't think it would sell or they would have done so already. Don't think they don't know the LEGO community wants it but they have the all important soccer-moms to keep in mind as well. The average adult or parent or parents of adults or adults who are parents tend to think that LEGO sets already can only be built into the model depicted on the front of the box, so dollars to doughnuts, they aren't going to buy their children something so stimulating as a grey wall. Especially if said grey wall cost $40!
knight howdy wrote:don't you think $200 is too much.
a lot of peaplle don't have enough money to buy a castle that is $200.
anyway i totaly agree,why don't they make the next castle a little smaller and make a proper gate house.
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