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How do I get food?

Postby Gumby » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:26 pm

Hi all,

Any tips on acquiring food for minifigs? Food, as in carrots, apples, bread, etc. - stuff you'd find in a medieval setting (I don't think popsicles and ice cream were invented yet).

There's nothing more boring/sad than a huge banquet table in a great hall with nothing but empty goblets... :(

Thanks,
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Postby Athos » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:31 pm

Bricklink. Or the Belville set: Safran's Bazzar (don't know the set # off hand, right now) has some good pieces too. Or check ebay for belville sets.

Here's a nice selection on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=19001&item=5948868865&rd=1

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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:57 pm

This set http://guide.lugnet.com/set/5415 is great, but doesn't appear to be available on lego.com anymore. You might look for that one on e-bay or bricklink. Another set I got in part for the food was http://guide.lugnet.com/set/1254. I believe that's the one David meant. I see that one on e-bay every once in a while.

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Re: How do I get food?

Postby doctorsparkles » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:52 pm

Gumby wrote:(I don't think popsicles and ice cream were invented yet).

Believe it or not, the idea isn't all that far fetched. Ice cream has been enjoyed for at least a few hundred years, even though refridgeration wasn't invented until the 1870s. Roman Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar is said to have sent slaves to the mountains to bring snow and ice to cool and freeze the fruit drinks he was so fond of. Once you have the ice, all you need is salt, milk, sugar and flavorings.
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Postby JPinoy » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:07 pm

Makes you wonder if those slaves made the ice yellow before bringing it to the emperor... :lol:

Anyhow, Ancient China also made use of Ice Cream around the same time as the Romans, if not earlier. Its something for your adventurer OE China minifigs something to carry than just the 5-bladed spear/halbeird. :wink:
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