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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Lil_Curt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:33 pm

Yea but the biggest problem with the mirkwood spiders is all the darn Black! That an I cant find it on sale any where.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:43 pm

Oh I just meant that it helped the price of the Legolas figs on resale market stay inexpensive compared to what I think the Laketown guard is going to go for.

Anyway, whoever gets their Laketown polys first, post a picture!
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby mpoh98 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:44 pm

Lil_Curt wrote:Yea but the biggest problem with the mirkwood spiders is all the darn Black! That an I cant find it on sale any where.


Actually amazon.com is having a sale on it, it is 19.99 (33% off)! Get it while you can! :D
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Kev » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:58 am

A couple months from now I fully expect Laketown guards to be going for @ $6 on BL.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Ferretclaw » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:38 am

Me and my brother just picked up copies of Dol Goldur battle, Lake town chase and Dol Goldur ambush from toys r us! :D anyway I built lake town and the big Dol Goldur sets so far. I really like them both. I got all of them for exactly the expected prices of $70, $50 and $20 and they all seem worthwhile. Lots of great pieces in the big Dol Goldur especially, even a bunch of new ones. :)
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Kev » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:12 pm

Got my LG's! Pretty nice! helmet is painted bright silver, arms are molded in silver.

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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Aeridian » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:12 am

Yeah, he looks really cool! I wouldn't mind getting a couple of those for some diversity.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Bluesecrets » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:19 pm

Hey guys...this thread is for discussion of the sets, not sales prices or customizing. Please stay on topic. Thanks.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Athos » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:11 am

They had all but the biggest one at K-Mart on Friday. I passed on them all.

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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby SSchmidt » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:40 am

Those LG's are nice. I have four that are supposed to be here Monday. I can see these guys fetching a nice penny down the road ($9-10 USD range).

However, in discussing the set itself, it looks like the Laketown Guard polybag is made to fully mesh in with the LG large $50 USD set. The little armory he comes with seems a perfect mesh with the larger set itself. You could probably build the big set, with a bunch of these little ones, and have a little barracks of sorts for all of your guards! I would love it if someone could build the large set, then the polybag, and put them together to see how they look.

I see the bow and arrow and the spear in the set, so there is a nice selection of weaponry (although the brown with gray spear tip would have been much more epic!). I am, however, a little miffed to see yet another catapult (albeit one of a somewhat different construction in the base). Hasn't TLG given us enough of these catapults yet? I realize they add to the playability, but there are so many already! :roll:
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:41 am

I agree with Schmidt one hundred percent. The exclusion of the rubber tipped spear is a bit of a disappointment, considering all of the other LOTR sets have had that spear to this point. The catapult is nice, but not very interesting to most of us.

I'm glad I ordered some, but I don't see it as being as great of a polybag as the Mirkwood elf was.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby SSchmidt » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:59 am

My four polybags came in. I agree with you AK; in no way, shape, or form is this polybag as nice as Mirkwood Elf. Granted, having extra figs that are only available in a $50 set is nice, but still a little lackluster. This set really needed that spear.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Brickninja » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:08 am

SSchmidt wrote:My four polybags came in. I agree with you AK; in no way, shape, or form is this polybag as nice as Mirkwood Elf. Granted, having extra figs that are only available in a $50 set is nice, but still a little lackluster. This set really needed that spear.

I love that rubber tip spear. I'm really disappointed we havent seen it used more often in the hobbit, castle, etc.
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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby Bluesecrets » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Well the chick with zero inclination to buy any of these sets caved and bought two today. Why?

Well the dark brown warg...I must have. So yes, I bought the Mirkwood Elf Army. And if you know me, you can wake up from your faint now. :P

And I bought the Lake Town Chase...the pirate in me just couldn't let it sit on the shelf.

Which...gave me some free poster that I haven't unrolled yet. But I'm going to assume it is a hobbit lego poster. I guess there are perks to going to the LEGO store to buy such sets.

And I got the free holiday box for pab too.

So over all...this was a pleasant shopping experience...especially since I went to a very much girly girl store before. :halo:

Once I build them, I will have more comments to make. But I think my new sigfig should have a pet dark brown warg, for chomping at will...kind of like my pet shark at the Cove.

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Re: Lego Desolation of Smaug sets!

Postby SSchmidt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:02 pm

Wow, I didn't even realize there was a chick elf in that set.
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