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THE NEXT CASTLE LINE

Postby Vilmar » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:51 pm

Dear lego,
CASTLE has been going for 3 years now, and most sub-themes hardly ever last longer. i know you need a new line so here are some suggestions
Biggest new set:
Camelot: a $100 castle with 4 guards, 2 knights, 1 king, and a soilder and knight of a new "Black Knight" or "french" faction.
The moster's den: a burp-dark grey-cave with tower on top on a 32x32 area (for about $50-$70.) Perhaps 4 camelot knights/soldiers and a dragon or monster
Farmers cottage-a civilian hut with small field and cart ($50) include farmer, wife, son, maybe animals from Medivial Market village
Merrymen camp-A tree/tower with a tent like in indian jones Jungle Duel. Also include 4 merrymen and 2 camelot knights/soilders ($40)
French Men/Black knight outpost-a castle in likeness to Black Falcons Fortress. Include 4 FM/BK soldiers/knights and 1 camelot knight ($40)
Camelot Cart-a wagon for camelot. Fair sized, 3 camelot soldiers and 1 FM/BK to go with it
($20)
The joust-A joust set with queen, king, and knight of camelot and 1 FM/BK knight ($20)
Camelot catapult-a redo of dwarf mine defender without the spikes. 2 camelot soliders and 2 meerry men soldiers($10)
The peasnet cart-($5) a peasnt cart with a peasent and a few accesories
FM/BK and Camelot impulse packs. "the knight" set, but for the two main factions (no more than $3 each)
Merrymen boat a ($5) boat with two merrymen, a tree, and a FM/BK soldier.
PLANNING
Year one: use the Camelot and FM/BK faction in a few sets, but no Merrymen
Year two: Unleash the Merrymen and peasents apon your fans! make up your own sets to sell to finish year two
Year three: using my suggestions, finish off the last year with some thing new: netrual knights with diffrent symbols in smaller sets while keeping the other factions running strong
SUGGESTED FACTIONS
Camelot-this faction uses red/gold and red/silver color sceme to gain variotions within a faction symobol should be updated crusader shield
French Men/BLack knights-this faction uses blue/gold and blue/black sceme with fleur-dil-lis symbol I do not know what to call them so change the names of any of the recomended factions as you wish
Merrymen-Updated forestmen
Netural kight symbol ideas-bear, wolf, eagle, snake, dragon, unicorn, bull, etc...
DEFINITIONS
knight means man with euro armor and usually a horse. The merry men do not get these types of men
soldiers means man without euro armor and never a horse.
BURPS-big. ugly. rock. pieces.
FURTHER SUGGESTIONS
Do not overuse the king
include bonus weapons and euro armor often, to convert other minifig torsos into castle-sutable characters
hold the merrymen and peasents till year two as the second blow.
even in the MONSTER'S DEN set, don't over kill with oversize pieces
try to have every netrual knight get a horse.
TO CC READERS
add on and post your own related sets as you wish
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Re: THE NEXT CASTLE LINE

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:13 am

Too long, didn't read. TL;DR. Or whatever, I mostly didn't read it just on principal or your post in announcements to send everyone over here. Less people read that forum than this one, most likely. After reading the first couple of sentences, it was easy to see that there are already numerous topics for your post to go into. Thanks, though...
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Re: THE NEXT CASTLE LINE

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:37 pm

Some good ideas. Since the Lego company (TLC) often makes slow transitions I'd wager that they will not make a major jump away from the current fantasy line that has been doing them very well the last few years.... except perhaps this year which is fine but excluding the MMV and new figs, a bit dry.

Myself I just want one new faction. I have millions or crownies and enough skellies now. I really would not mind more Gold Knights but have enough of the standard crownie soldiers. I'd like them to push the dwarves and orc/trolls a bit more as well.

As YOR said though there are loads of ideas for the next year lines so you might find them an interesting read.

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