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Any information on these shields?

Postby 1974 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi there CC fellows :sly:

I recently got some shields that's quite baffling to me? Now, the tiger was know to the Crusaders as it was natural to Anatolia and "the holy land" back in those days, but it's not common seen in heraldy afaik. The mighty lion seem to the animal of choice :D

First sorry for the poor pic, but the background is tan, the shields are printed on old dark grey and the printing is blue (not dark blue) and yellow. They're 100% genuine LEGO parts and at least 15 years old

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I wonder what theme TLG had in mind for those parts?

Anyone got a clue?

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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby Azaghal » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:30 am

If you're sure about the origin, my first guess would be some kind of non-US advertising promo. Second guess is Knights Kingdom II* prototyping.

*Good grief, was that theme already almost fifteen years ago?
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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby 1974 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:44 pm

They came pretty much straight from Billund so I'm sure they're legit. I have a lot of weird parts like those :sly:

Can't be KKII as they're all used the new bluish greys and that theme debuted only 12 years ago

They do seem similar to the Royal Knights with a bit more detailing. Perhaps a counter faction that never got beyond prototyping?

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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby soccerkid6 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:41 pm

Pretty nifty shields wherever they came from 8)
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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby Wilfred of Ivanhoe » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:46 pm

Are you sure they were printed by TLG? I have seen some very well done customs. Just wondering. They do look authentic though.
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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:13 pm

With tigers usually being more important in Asian countries, I wonder if these might have been intended for one of the ninja or explorer-styled sets rather than for castles and knights. They might even have been intended for a zoo or a circus set.
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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby En_Zoo » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:11 pm

soccerkid6 wrote:Pretty nifty shields wherever they came from 8)

I second SK, wouldn't mind to put my hands on a couple of those..
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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby 1974 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:26 pm

Wilfred of Ivanhoe wrote:Are you sure they were printed by TLG? I have seen some very well done customs. Just wondering. They do look authentic though.


Sorry for the late reply guys :woo:

Yes, I know for a fact they're genuine LEGO parts. No doubt about it 8)

They we're made sometime around '95-00. Unfortunally I do not kow what theme they might have been used in

I have quite a lot of parts like that including weapons/minfig accesories that was never released in official sets

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Re: Any information on these shields?

Postby 1974 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:27 pm

Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:With tigers usually being more important in Asian countries, I wonder if these might have been intended for one of the ninja or explorer-styled sets rather than for castles and knights. They might even have been intended for a zoo or a circus set.


I had similar thoughts as tigers seem a bit "off" in the castle world. Anyone know of actual heraldy using tigers?

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