How dare you refute us with logic and reason?!?!? Fie on thee, Blue.
Bluesecrets wrote:So sure "meh" applies. But then be honest...go back and look at the so called "classics" they were pretty "meh" too and we tend to over look that fact just because we love them for they were our first love.
Jaffleman wrote:Considering buying the 70404 castle for parts, has anyone been able to make anything useful out of this set? Thinking of just turning it into a singular tower of some sort but there seem to be too many panels for anything decent.
AK_Brickster wrote:Yeah, set designs really don't interest me that much anymore. I look at new sets and think, "Hmm... what can I make out of those parts?" and, "What can I do with those minifigs?"
With that criteria in mind, I'm perfectly happy with the new castle line. Sure, the old "Lions vs. Dragons" bit is pretty well played out, but the torso prints are good, and the helmets, heads, etc are all perfectly usable. Other than the big castle, most of the sets generally have nice generic castle parts that will be useful in a multitude of future applications.
I think very few people at the AFOL level buy the sets just to build them and display them on a shelf. I personally build the sets once just for the experience, but after that they get thrown in with the rest of my parts, so for me, crying about poor set design is a useless endeavor. Like Blue said, this is a toy which is first and foremost designed for little kids. You have to take that into consideration in your evaluation process.
As long as there is a good piece count for the price, and not too many panels, I'm pretty happy just to have castle stuff available.
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