Blueandwhite wrote:(I'm partial to the one from Tower Bridge)
AK_Brickster wrote:And I agree w/ Forestboy, the shield is a bit tricky to come by for most people, I think.
In my opinion, while yeah, I said the shield would be tricky, and not everyone would have it, but I don't think heraldry should be that big of in issue. Does he even need heraldry? I am open to the Tower Bridge one. It's actually not that expensive
, but it would be a slight hassle. What better shield to pick then the one on classic-castle
? You can get a decent one on BL
around $2-4 US, although the Tower Bridge one is more around $1.50. He can have it, but I don't think it's that mandatory...Anyway...
JoshWedin wrote: I'm wondering if having one of the monthly challenges be a "Build a CC mascot" and then have voting afterwards. What do you all think of that?
Tedward wrote:Oh, and maybe if we get going fast we could have the three finalists @ BrickCon and include the winner in the CC sig-fig photoshoot!
I'll chime in and say that having a contest and having the forums publicly vote would certainly be the best idea, and having it ready for Brickcon for unveiling would be a great introduction for him! Brickcon, after all, is a month and a half away so there's plenty of time. (It would have to come down to the Admin's personal taste, of course)
Hmm, while I like how he's certainly classic, he's a black falcon...That might pose some political problems between the minifig castle lands...
Bluesecrets wrote:Oh the idea is brilliant...but the issue I have with what is in the pictures is...there is no "Classic" there. I would totally prefer we go back to an older faction torso. And before we all start "but but but..I don't have any older factions" Bricklink exists..torsos aren't that expensive. Classic Castle..needs "Classic."
Remyth wrote:Blue has a point there. Maybe the "Crusader" axe torso? Although common, its doesn't have the lion or falcon heraldry so it could be easily inserted to just about any situation. Just a thought.
porschecm2 wrote:I think a proper mascot should reflect this site. It's classic, and yet we embrace the new as well. I very much support a figure that is either a new torso with classic accessories, or a classic torso with new accessories. Forestboy's suggestion is nearly spot on. I think with just a little tweaking, it could be perfect. I'll agree with Blueandwhite that the helmet should be changed--but I'd go with a more classic solid colour-probably solid black, though dark grey would work also. The same for the sword. Of course, there should be no argument about the head--classic smiley undoubtedly.
Elephant Knight wrote:I am unsure about having an old or new one. A new on would be easier for people to build, but this site is called Classic-Castle, after all. I do like the idea of using the crossed axe torso (Partly because I own one). Maybe have a guy with that torso with a pearl helmet?
Well, on one side, I do get the sense, that it should be "classic" looking, but he also should be modern as well. We can't stay in the past for forever, or we'll miss the future! I think a nice mix would be the best thing. I might like the axe crusader torso, but we're calling it a crusader torso, so that kind of defeats the purpose of having a generic one, doesn't it? Anyway, a lot of people seem to like the idea of a dark pearl grey color, so that would be some modern-ness with maybe a classic torso. Which leads me into, "Harvey 2.0!"
(V2 of the left and the 1st on the right)
Here's a new version of "Harvey" (
) in a more "classic" looking sense (since that's what other people liked better it seems). He takes blue from Henry and the black and Red from Harold. I added a "classic" torso this time while staying within TLG's five basic colors. The belt was eliminated. The torso design is the same one as Henry, which I'm not all that a fan of. Helmet and weapon are still not pearl grey.
Also, I think the color of the helmet and sword match the torso I'm using, so I'd like the lighter colored cone helmet since they were so common in Castle (2007), which has been around for 4 years, while Kingdoms is only on it's 2nd. I would assume most builders would own one of the helmets in this color at least (I still think you can get it from Kingdoms though too, and Dark Pearl Grey is definitely an option). (It should also be mentioned that I'm not sure which body that V2 has, so it might already belong to another faction, but he doesn't have an "insignia.")
This will certainly be interesting. I also agree though that he should also be:
1. Representing both Classic-Castle, Classic Castle sets, and the entire Castle theme, without looking too-much like any one of the three.
2. Must be easy to recognize while still looking not generic, but new and different in it's own right.
There's my two cents! I'm really interested into what other people think though...