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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Justin M » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:58 am

Does anyone else find the Dragon Knights catapult on the large castle set to be a bit cheesy?
It just looks like something the enemy would laugh at, not fear.
I know all LEGO sets are directed towards a younger audience but I think TLG could've done a bit better when it comes to that part of the set.
What are your guy’s thoughts and comments?
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Aeridian » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:43 am

Justin M wrote:Does anyone else find the Dragon Knights catapult on the large castle set to be a bit cheesy?
It just looks like something the enemy would laugh at, not fear.
I know all LEGO sets are directed towards a younger audience but I think TLG could've done a bit better when it comes to that part of the set.
What are your guy’s thoughts and comments?


Yeah, I think it's kinda silly. Did you see the one that comes with the gatehouse? Blocky and looks a bit clumsy... obviously they could have done better. But maybe this is a trial run, to see how the younger audience will react or whatever.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby mencot » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:39 am

Aeridian wrote:
Justin M wrote:Does anyone else find the Dragon Knights catapult on the large castle set to be a bit cheesy?
It just looks like something the enemy would laugh at, not fear.
I know all LEGO sets are directed towards a younger audience but I think TLG could've done a bit better when it comes to that part of the set.
What are your guy’s thoughts and comments?


Yeah, I think it's kinda silly. Did you see the one that comes with the gatehouse? Blocky and looks a bit clumsy... obviously they could have done better. But maybe this is a trial run, to see how the younger audience will react or whatever.

Yea but the clumsy one looks much better and a bit more in the realistic way then that childish "KKish" "dragonpult". The flick ballista, I think also is an improvement to the flick missile launcher that TLG has made before, because it looks like an ballista and with a few improvements it with look good.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Justin M » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:29 pm

mencot wrote:Yea but the clumsy one looks much better and a bit more in the realistic way then that childish "KKish" "dragonpult". The flick ballista, I think also is an improvement to the flick missile launcher that TLG has made before, because it looks like an ballista and with a few improvements it with look good.

I will agree it does look a bit more realistic. Yes, with a few improvements, the flick Ballista would great.
Though there's a few things in these sets what I'm not the biggest fan of, everything can't be perfect so all in all their not entirely dissipointing.
Let's be happy we even got new Castle sets. :wink:
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Azaghal » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:06 pm

Nice find! I especially like the inclusion of an Eagle in the Black Gate set, and the ghost-soldiers in the Corsair ship one. I also spy lots of copies of GImli, which should bring the aftermarket prices on him down a bit. :) Good on TLC for putting Saruman in such a small set, too (though paired with another Gandalf). The effect with the Palantir is neat, too (can't wait to see someone stick the Eye of Sauron head in the Cyclops collectifig!)
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby peggyjdb » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:41 pm

I may have missed, as before :shock: , anyhow it goes:- there's images of the LOTR sets like this one Image
LEGO The Lord of the Rings 79006 The Council of Elrond by THE BRICK TIME Team, on Flickr. Looks like we may be getting a new arch and a coloured leave.

Particularly liking the arch.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Lego Enthusiast » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:53 pm

I like those arch pieces. They are available already in black but not gray as far as I know. Getting kind of sick of Gimli coming with every set.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Aeridian » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:28 pm

I think the sets look pretty cool. And new leaves is always good with new colored arched, heck that sounds like a deal! I might just pick it up along with the wizard battle.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby TeufelHund » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:37 am

Now decent pictures are available for the entire Castle & LOTOR range I'm pretty confident of getting at least the two smaller LOTOR sets. The Black Gate doesn't do much for me and apart from the Eagle and the Mouth of Sauron the figs are nothing special. I like the Ghosts and the Shields in the Crosair's ship but I already have a Lego ship so would be hard-pressed to get this one (another corsair or two wouldn't have hurt).

The Castle sets actually look a bit better than I expected but at this stage I'm going to retrict myself to the GateHouse Attack (for the barding and black Knight armour) and Dragon Mountain for the dragon, wizard and princess. Maybe an Ambush Attack to boost my troop numbers.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Sir Bragallot » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:47 am

The Arwen minifig looks great.

The Corsair ship is really nice, too, I can already tell it's going to be unaffordable though. The silly little Gandalf arrives set alone was 15 euros in the store nearest to me :?

I'm a little disappointed at how lazy they got with the 'wizard's duel' set, I expected a little bit more from it.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby lord_of_orks » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:32 am

the LotR sets look ok, but nothing to get to exited about. the black gate and ship seem pretty good design and parts wise, though the minifigs/eagle appear to be the main attraction in both. as for the council of Elrond, I can handle the weapons wrack being randomly stuck in, I can even handle the building having no interior, but what in the heck is is up with that goofy catapult thing?(since when did the council of Elron start using ejector seats anyway) seriously lego couldn't we have had some furniture or something instead.
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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:51 am

lord_of_orks wrote:but what in the heck is is up with that goofy catapult thing?(since when did the council of Elron start using ejector seats anyway) seriously lego couldn't we have had some furniture or something instead.


I believe that is showing the scene when Gimli tries out his axe on The Ring. If you look closely, you can see The Ring on the pedestal directly in front of the catapult/floor section.

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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby Elephant Knight » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:19 am

Oh, wow, all those LotR sets are a must get for me. Not to mention that the boat has 14 unused shields! And with a neat design, and no heraldry, those shields could be used anywhere!

Really liking them! Can't wait till they come out.

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Re: Castle and Tolkien sets for 2013

Postby lord_of_orks » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 pm

JoshWedin wrote:
lord_of_orks wrote:but what in the heck is is up with that goofy catapult thing?(since when did the council of Elron start using ejector seats anyway) seriously lego couldn't we have had some furniture or something instead.


I believe that is showing the scene when Gimli tries out his axe on The Ring. If you look closely, you can see The Ring on the pedestal directly in front of the catapult/floor section.

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oh, ok. that at least makes a little sense, though I don't remember him going flying backwards(at least not in the books, though I haven't seen the movie so that may be it)
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