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Postby footsteps » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:06 am

Hi all,

My 7 yr old nephew sent me this message, with a further explanation from my sister-in-law.

Uncle Alan, Why does Gilbert the Bad have his eye patched out? Jonathan (a patch on his eye)

We found Gilbert the Bad in a Lego book from the library, titled, Castle Under Attack, by Nicola Baxter. From the Knights Kingdom Lego Kit series. He's one of the bad guys. Jonathan thought the Lego expert, you, might know why Lego added this feature to this character. Thanks for any help you can give. Lois


So, can anyone help me answer my nephew?

Thanks,
Alan
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:13 am

Running with scissors?
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Postby wlister » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:34 am

I don't think lego ever officially revealed how Gilbert the Bad lost his eye. I wish he hadn't, his head is in tub with all my superfluous Harry Potter and Ron heads. All told I think I have about 150 of those Gilbert the Bad heads sitting around.
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Postby adm_matthew » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:40 am

give them to me? ;)
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Postby Jojo » Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:10 am

Hello!

wlister wrote:All told I think I have about 150 of those Gilbert the Bad heads sitting around.

So you should create a faction which uses this eye patch as part of their uniform :-)
(Like Amazons burnt off one of their breasts for better adjusting their bows.... Or Yakuza members having fingers chopped off.... Children! Don't try that at home!)


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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:27 am

LEGOFREAK wrote:Running with scissors?

:D Gosh. That cracked me up. In response to your question, if you asked the Lego Company itself, you'd get an answer like "Use your imagination!" That's the best I myself can give you. :)
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Postby David Girard » Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:27 pm

Lego don't said how he has a eye patch. That's because Lego want us to imagine ourselves how it happen. Your nephew can surely make his own story about that. :wink:
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:29 pm

Perhaps it happened like this:

King Leo's knights were enforcing a royal tax, and came into Gilberts village when he was a teen. His parents had no money to pay the tax and when they were hauled off to the dungeons, Gilbert fought back. As a punishment for this rebellion against the King he was sentanced to death. However, because the King was feeling "lenient" he only lost his eye.
Gilbert wanderd the kingdom until he Joined up with the bulls, for only one thing...(you guessed it) REVENGE. :evil:

This would explain the sour look on his face.
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Postby Loneranger » Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:57 pm

when jojo said about fingers geting chopet off i was laughing alll day about that one lol :lol:

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Postby David Girard » Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:15 pm

Ha Ha Ha ! :lol:

You are crazy LEGOFREAK.

What a cute story! I don't think it will be adequate for a 7 year old child, but it's very funny. I presume you don't like King Leo. Me too.
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:49 am

Im a fan of the knights, but not the king.
He looks like one from a deck of cards, which is supposed to be the idea I think.
ANd yeah, a little to heavy for a seven year old... But how can he lose his eye in a way that isn't TOO bloody?
I mean it's not like he could forget it somewhere right? :D
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