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Postby the enigma that is badger » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:00 pm

A new prototype item from BrickArms was displayed at BrickWord that I think Castle fans will be excited to see: the BrickArms Cleaver!

With unparalleled power behind its slash and chop, the BrickArms Cleaver is deadly even in the hands of a novice. Able to cut through armor and bone with a single stroke, this imposing weapon was inspired by the legendary Chinese da dao, a design that saw use on the front lines of warfare all the way to World War II and was reputed to remove the heads of enemies with ease. The BrickArms cleaver is an excellent choice for any figure who wants an truly imposing blade by their side!

As with any prototype, there is no release date set for this item nor is the design and color finalized. However, don't expect the design to change much (if at all) when the accessory sees full production.

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Postby castlebuilder100 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:02 pm

Cool, but it's a bit similar to this this.
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Postby Hob Took » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:21 pm

castlebuilder100 wrote:Cool, but it's a bit similar to this this.


Yeah, that's what I was thinking, though the blade is much shorter. I guess this kind of blade could be used for some barbarians or something but there are many other cheaper options out there I think. Overall, I'm not too excited, though I saw a pic of the BrickArms display at BrickWorld. It was impressive. :shock:

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Postby Hound Knight » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:36 pm

WOW!!! :shock: :D ! when will it be for sale?
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Postby Shadowviking » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:50 pm

castlebuilder100 wrote:Cool, but it's a bit similar to this this.

Except, y'know, not ridiculously oversized.
This looks awesome! :D
Can the ring at the bottom fit any LEGO piece- minifig hands, maybe- or is it just for show?
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Re: BrickArms Cleaver Prototype

Postby Jansen » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:15 pm

Hound Knight wrote:WOW!!! :shock: :D ! when will it be for sale?

Read the whole description:
the enigma that is badger wrote:As with any prototype, there is no release date set for this item nor is the design and color finalized.
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Anyways, I think this will be great. I sure will buy some for my Saracens!
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:46 pm

The overall shape is way better than the official LEGO version. It will be a nice addition to the BrickArms arsenal.

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Postby Remyth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:25 am

I love to see brickarms expanding to a broader variety of themes.

I think that that prototype is very nice, a great size and look. Well done to Brickarms!

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Postby the enigma that is badger » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:26 am

castlebuilder100 wrote:Cool, but it's a bit similar to this this.

Shadowviking wrote:Except, y'know, not ridiculously oversized.

A quick visual comparison:

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So, which one do you think is better proportioned to the minifig? :wink:

Shadowviking wrote:Can the ring at the bottom fit any LEGO piece- minifig hands, maybe- or is it just for show?

Just for show. It's a very common design motif in Chinese weapons used to make the weapon more balanced. A bright colored cloth is often tied to the ring for a bit of added dazzle.

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Postby castlebuilder100 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:44 am

the enigma that is badger wrote:So, which one do you think is better proportioned to the minifig? :wink:


Yes, if I needed one or two I would probably buy them but If I needed a bunch I would not be willing to pay the extra money for the Brickarms ones.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:57 am

I didn't know Will was planning this. There is need for more Middle-eastern and oriental weapons in general. I welcome the diversity. Will makes primo stuff, I hope he has some other things as well. His items aren't hyper-realistic, but in my opinion they strike the best balance between realism, and the not-humanly proportioned chunky world our beloved minifigs inhabit.
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Postby Lamanda2 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:00 am

"Yes, if I needed one or two I would probably buy them but If I needed a bunch I would not be willing to pay the extra money for the Brickarms ones."

Well I for one have no problem at all shelling out my well-earned cash for top-notch items like these. Lighter wallet here I come! :P

Really, this is a fantastic addition to the BrickArms inventory. I love that Will crept away from the gun-making for a moment and came up with this beauty!

Last week, I tried to make a BrickArms order, but when I got to the payment screen, there was no "Pay" button or something of the like. No matter how many times I attempted to refresh and what all, I had no success (This Computer is kinda odd.. Has a mind of it's own I guess.). A little glad it didn't go through now, so I can hold out and get me a bunch of these as well.

I'll have to keep my mind well-occupied until then.

Thanks for keeping us informed, Badger.

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Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:35 am

Very nice. I can see this being used by a number of groups. It has a very brutal but at the same time effective look to it.Is this the start of a Brickarms medieval/castle line? I did not know you made anything like this. Nice work indeed!

Now what I need a nice Falchion. :wink:

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Postby Damien » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:45 pm

Glad to see such a positive reception from the C-C community. Edged items are something Badger and I have been pushing for, and the first three items have turned out really well and got some terrific, excited responses.

(The other two items are a KA-BAR combat knife and machete, which you can see in my BrickShelf BrickArms folder.)


Best I can tell you guys is that if you really like the way these items were designed and want to see BrickArms continue to expand into edged and other historical themes -- join the BrickArms forums and make your voices heard. Will really listens to his feedback and watches to see what people are requesting. If the demand is there, we might be able to persuade him to keep going in that direction (in addition to firearms, of course, which will always be the staple of BrickArms).


His items aren't hyper-realistic, but in my opinion they strike the best balance between realism, and the not-humanly proportioned chunky world our beloved minifigs inhabit.


Definitely. Will is a stickler for taking a design 'to minifig proportions.' If it doesn't look 'LEGO-like,' he doesn't like it. Personally, I like the approach as well and think it tends to look really good, fitting BrickArms items seemlessly in with LEGO.
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Postby pacman110011 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:53 pm

Damien, would you be willing to take a comparison picture of the LEGO knife and the KA-BAR, like Badger did for the Cleaver and Scimitar?
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