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New Shield Mold

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:14 am

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http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/places/united_kingdom/surrey/runnymede/chertsey/chertsey_iron_age_shield_from_the_thames

I was a bit excited when I saw that there was a new shield mold coming out in the Star Wars line -- only a little dissappointed to see that it was transparent. Still, the mold seems like it has some nice potential for customizing, so I thought I'd share a quick idea at designing a celtic bronze shield. I do wonder if, and for what, TLG might use the mold again in the future.

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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:34 pm

Oh wow! I'll admit that I never even gave this shield a second glance and just assumed that it was the standard ovoid shield. Now I've gone to check if it were used in the Dragons Gate set but, no, it's the old shield. LEGO does like to get their money's worth out of new moulds so I wouldn't be surprised to see it in upcoming sets. Unless this was done at the request of Lucas Licencing and it's actually a Star Wars specific item.
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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Elephant Knight » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:47 pm

Interesting... I thought it was the new round shield form the Spartan., and that the angle just made it look different.

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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby theboywarrior » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:36 am

Yep, a totally new shield. I get LEGO's catalog, so if I had known that you didn't know about it, or if you had known that I had known and asked me if I knew...whatever. Anyway, I would have reported this first if nobody beat me to it and I was certain noone knew. I should put it on a wizard, or a Mage-Knight or something.
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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:02 am

theboywarrior wrote:Yep, a totally new shield. I get LEGO's catalog, so if I had known that you didn't know about it, or if you had known that I had known and asked me if I knew...whatever. Anyway, I would have reported this first if nobody beat me to it and I was certain noone knew. I should put it on a wizard, or a Mage-Knight or something.



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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby footsteps » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:29 pm

It looks like the surface is flat rather than curved (like a radar dish). That makes this perfect for decals like FLK's, which is a thing of beauty, btw.

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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby J_MAN » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:34 pm

I didn't even see this was a new mold! That's great! Lego could use this for a lot of different themes. They could put it on one of their collectible mini-figs, like a roman soldier.
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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Thoriun » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:19 am

Hi ppl

I think this new shield would look great in a celt warrior, it would be more history acurate, the romans would use the rectangular shield and the greeks/spartans would use the round shield. this if TLC would launch an ancient history line.

The colours would be green for celts, red for romans, and blue for greeks. this is only my thoughts
the helmets for both greeks and romans would be the same as for the spartan but in different colours. for celts maybe the viking helmet with wings instead of worns.

of course we are forgetting others civilizations as the egiptians, the babylonians an the cartaginians.
for the egiptians the are already this pharaoh line, the babylonians are the prince of persia line, and last but not least the cartaginians are decendents from greek, so it would be easy to make them.

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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Handar » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:33 am

Thoriun wrote:Hi ppl
... and last but not least the cartaginians are decendents from greek, so it would be easy to make them.


With apologies, but the Carthaginians were Phoenician, not Greek. :)

The other suggestions you made, especially the one that the new mould be used for Celtic shields, sound really good for me. As was mentioned above, I too hope that this isn't going to be a Star Wars specific piece. While it isn't particularly useful to me in its current form, if it was produced in different colours, I'd be keen to pick it up in large quantities.
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Re: New Shield Mold

Postby Thoriun » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:43 am

hi, i stand corrected. but phoenician werent themselfs decendent from the greek tribes?

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