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Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Thunedar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:02 pm

Dearest Lego,

Looking over the years of Lego I have noticed a trend. A trend that is quite apparent in the City theme. That being the city sets themselves leaning slightly away from the civil side, your fireman, police officer et al, and leaning more towards your average civilian "dwellers." The farmer; a business man, even a nice young man with a hoodie and what resembles a smart car.

For 2010 I've noticed quite a bit more of these sets within the City theme.

I am overjoyed with what this could possibly mean for the Castle, or more recently dubbed "Kingdoms" theme.

Lego, I implore you to take this proverbial ball, and run with it, run far into the middle ages, and score a goal for the medieval peasants.

My Lego King has a vast amount of soldiers who keep a watchful eye over 4 loyal, taxpaying villagers.

The King and I would appreciate it greatly if this City trend drifted towards "Kingdoms" and "Castle." The King of course needs the taxes, and I personally would love the flavor of adding more beautiful peasants (and their livestock in vast abundance**Please**) to my Lego creations.


Yours Truly,


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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Athos » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:14 pm

I too like the civilian sets in town. Farm is a good theme, that I've wanted for years. And the modular buildings are lovely.

I'd like to see a similar civilian oriented trend in castle and other historic themes. Even if it is just one set out of the line. Or just a smaller part of a larger set.

Why, even a civilian space set might be cool.

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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Elbadar » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:08 am

Civillain space would be cool! :tasty:

I too love civilian sets, especially if lego were to releace a more generic house with four peseants and accessories to make four different medieval shops in a way comperable to how they made two santafey car sets that could be built to resemble 5 different train cars. I think that that system could work out for everyone because they only need to make one civillian set, but we can buy 4 and make a small village.
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:57 pm

Elbadar wrote:Civillain space would be cool! :tasty:

I too love civilian sets, especially if lego were to releace a more generic house with four peseants and accessories to make four different medieval shops in a way comperable to how they made two santafey car sets that could be built to resemble 5 different train cars. I think that that system could work out for everyone because they only need to make one civillian set, but we can buy 4 and make a small village.


That would be perfect! I too need more citizens. I don't even have a village yet, and if I did, it would have to be a ghost village...
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Garbageman13 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:21 pm

I think Lego already gave us a fair amount peasants with MMV, but for those of us who couldn't afford it, cheaper and more affordable peasant sets would be lovely! :D

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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Count Blacktron » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:14 pm

Castle/Kingdom could use a nice pair of sets, perhaps in a retail assortment.

A simple set like the 8401 City Minifigure Collection:
http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/8401-1
Dial back the historical reference for each character and dress them for similar community functions in the medieval world.

A more complex set that would please us would be akin to 7634 Tractor:
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7634-1
Replace the tractor with a hay cart and an ox or cow to pull it and a peasant farmer with a pitchfork.

I have some other ideas revolving around medieval life and support sets for Castle(city), but for the beginning you have to start somewhere.
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Alex the Great » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:04 am

I love having medieval peasants! It would be good to have a farm set, or even a small minifigure pack. :)
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby €quuïɳox » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:40 pm

Hmmm... I'm thinking about this idea, and my first reaction is to say, "Yeah, that would be awesome!" But when I thought about it, the age group that these sets (mainly) target is probably not the type who enjoys playing with toys that aren't action-filled. Though you can incorporate some cool functions into Villager sets, it isn't quite the same as being able to clash small plastic figures together in an epic battle until their faces have been chipped off. As long as Lego continues to have good functioning features in Castle sets, I don't think there's much need for more than one or two commonfolk sets. But City indeed is good.
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Sir Vincent » Tue May 04, 2010 1:19 pm

Dear LEGO, please make new sets called medieval farmhouse, peasant family, and supply wagon.
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby Legoorci » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:28 am

I would be happy about more peasants, too.
I've got huge armys up to 50 soldiers of one theme, but they have nearly no one to rescue or no crying peasants in a pillaged village.
I want medieval farmers, workers and women, for the peasants I have to use Jedi torsos but I've just a handfull...
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Re: Dear Lego; I've noticed a trend.

Postby legokilt » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:05 am

I would love more "civilian" sets, though I think the blacksmith has been done a bit too much. A mill or farm would be great. I have moved all of my minifigs from the various other themes (ie: Star Wars, Space Police, etc) to the middle ages to have more interesting civilian and armies. It makes for an interesting world.
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