TheMaster wrote:I agree with your point. Although it would still be a set with conflict because the Vampire would be attacking and killing peasants.
Having conflict has absolutely nothing to do with something being, or not being civilian. The word civilian means: a person who is not on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire fighting organization. And last I checked, vampires are usually not in any of these, and even if they are, they're off duty when sucking blood. Just so we're all clear, conflict and the being or not being civilian are two different things.
But yes, a vampire's presence would include conflict, which is perhaps the most common idea in sets. Regardless of how serious it may be, conflict is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, general themes in sets. The simple fact is, conflict sells. Just look at just about every line. Castle has conflict between the knights and the trolls/skeletons. Pirates has conflict between pirates and the Imperials. The agents sets have conflict between the agents and the Dr. Inferno's crew. Star Wars is pretty much completely conflict between good guys and bad, some of whom switch sides as the episodes change. Basically, in the mind of the average consumer (a 6-12 year old boy) a Lego set is more fun to play with if there is an element of conflict, even if its only between Spongebob and Squidworth, or between firefighters and fire.
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