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I think your Knight's Stronghold would make a brilliant revival of a LEGO® set. We have a team of experts in Denmark whose job it is to dream up new LEGO sets, themes and toys. They tell me it actually takes years to plan everything. They need to test all the new ideas, talk to the factory about how to make them, work out what sort of box is needed and then deliver the new sets to all the shops in 130 countries! This means that there's a good chance they're already working on something similar to your idea.
Have you seen the Outpost Attack set number 7948? It sounds similar to your suggested set. You can find it on our website here: http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.as
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Thanks again for telling us about your idea, I wish we could use it!
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I made a response to theirs:
I understand that, although I believe that you should give people like me who weren't around to experience the classics without paying hefty prices on ebay. I understand that Lego has had some economic troubles, but I prefer to buy older sets on ebay over new sets many times because of the saddening decrease in quality and part selection. The problems with new sets that aren't related to the quality of the bricks include the shortage of basic bricks and the skimping on the quantity and quality of minifigures. Your knights used to have garrisons with an average of 12 men from the owners factions as there big set, with shield variations so they didn't have to be on the same side but could be, and came with enough basic bricks for children to build something besides a castle. Another problem is that you tend to focus on one faction with your castle line. For example, in the original Knight's Kingdom, the Lion knights received many buildings, but all the Bulls got were a few catapults that resembled nothing from the middle ages. Also, the new faction of dragon knights has more in common with the dragon masters than the black knights featured in Knight's Stronghold. Which brings me to my final problem with your current lines, the lack of various factions, your lines tend to focus on two distinct factions, when you could have four. Your current line has a Lion faction and a Dragon faction. Why not expand to include say a Falcon faction, and a faction of Robin Hood-esque foresters such as the wolf-pack, or dark forest factions? After all, the current medieval line is called Kingdoms.
Thank you for your response,
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