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Postby Athos » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:56 pm

I am so very excited about these! Haven't been this excited about a Lego line, since I saw the Fright Knights sets on a store shelf. Only thing I don't like, like everyone else, is the bionicle monsters. Does anyone know when we'll be seeing these in the stores?

My observations about the sets:

v. Wolf set:
-Nice way to get a fully equiped viking cheap.
-Not real keen on the wolf

v. Kraken set:
-Looks like one of the better ones
-Two vikings, three helmets
-Nice larger boat
-Green snake
-Kraken is a decent monster

v. Midgard Serpent
-Love the long boat
-Possibly the best of the line
-Snake is ok. Better than some of the others
-Tons of shields
-Several vikings

v. Fafner
-Kind of an odd set up for the fortress, is it supposed to be a harbor?
-Lots of shields again
-Several vikings (including a maiden, perhaps? Or is it just Thor of the Chapped Lips?)
-Some euro-armor (on the guy in the left tower)
-Light grey spears
-What the heck is with that monster? Is Fafner Norse for a bunch of left over crap thrown together? (Looks like no dragon I've ever seen)
-Blechy bionicle accents

v. the Nidhogg
-Looks ok
-Can't see the catapult very well
-Don't like the dragon much at all
-He must be very good with that catapult if he's going to bring down a dragon with it

In general:
-Whoo-hoo!
-Love the beards
-Weapons, could be good. Might be too big. Will have to wait and see
-This is a biggie here: the figures look to be generic. None of this same 5 characters in every set nonsense.
-Don't like how the monsters are done, but what can you do?

All in all: my wallet is going to be hurting
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Postby Thrall1138 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:57 pm

YES! That looks great, the beasts look cool, the vikings look cool, and did you see the sheilds? Can someone say new stickers? I am thinking Rohan... :D
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Postby Mr. D » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:04 am

:shock: Thanks you so much, LEGO! I am awestruck that something like this could actually be happening!

I'm really not sure what I like best, but I am certain that two of the best parts are the new round shields and the silver euro armor.

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Postby Flail » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:07 am

This is the most excited I've been about lego since I first saw Star Wars lego.

I will be definately getting the long boat - AWESOME set! I love the snake monster. Looks like quite a few figs too.

I'm not hating the monsters as much as everyone else seems to, I will hold off final judgement until I see better pics.

I'm just SO glad this didn't turn out to be Jack Stone crap!

Thank you lego! :)
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Postby xxbattosaixx » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:15 am

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Life is good again!*dances*
New helmets,beards,and EURO ARMOR IN NORMAL COLOR!!!!!!!
HUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZAH! :D
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:19 am

:shock: :shock: My feelings about these Viking sets are summed up by all the good things that have been pointed out by you all.

I will get some of the KK2 stuff when it hits the shelves.

I called my kids to come have a look at the photos and my 8 year old son seen the fortress an exclaimed (and I quote), "Knights Kingdom is sooo yesterday!" :lol:
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Postby Glencaer » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:34 am

Troy T. Moore wrote:"Knights Kingdom is sooo yesterday!" :lol:


My new manta, indeed!!

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Postby footsteps » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:01 am

JPinoy wrote:Argh, I have an easier time scaling the size of minifigs than determining their "gender patterns". :lol:

Aha! So you are fallible!! Now I don't feel so bad :wink:

If it really is a female, I think TLC will find that these sets have a 'shelf life' of, oh.... 25 seconds or so before they are swept into many AFOLs' collections.

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Postby The Tennis Ball Kid » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:12 am

Does the female fig mean the fat lady has sung on KK2? Either way I'm very: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Postby Skudmunky » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:25 am

WOW. That is awesome. I'm definetly going for the longboat. That thing looks sooooo sweet.

I can't wait. Must get hands on all of them!

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Postby Jojo » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:40 am

Hello!


kajo163 wrote:This is going to be a great LEGO year, and I think we've earned it.

I wished I was able to earn as much money as I need for new LEGO this year...


Then the question arrises, is this castle?

Of course it is. It's more Castle than this crappish KK2-Powerranger stuff. At least there WERE Vikings back then in the Castle times. I don't see there have ever been Powerrangers in history. The Norsemen were part of the mediaeval European history, and a big part they were! Western Europe wouldn't be what it is today without them ransacking half the continent.


Does someone know of a releas date yet?

According to Jan Beyer again it will be released about this August.


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Postby Blueandwhite » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:00 am

Jojo wrote:It's more Castle than this crappish KK2-Powerranger stuff. At least there WERE Vikings back then in the Castle times. I don't see there have ever been Powerrangers in history.


Isn't that the truth. I mean, I would much rather have a bearded lady from Norway in my lego collection, as opposed to a bunch of effeminate Knights!

After reviewing both the new Viking line, and KK2 year 2, all I can say is "Hurray for hairy women! Down with girly jellybean Knights!!"
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Postby ottoatm » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:09 am

Oh....my.... oh... I... don't know... what to say... :shock: :shock: :shock:

I am too speechless to talk right now... I don't even know what to post... :lol: :lol:
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Postby BreadMan » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:00 am

Thank god, I was really worried that lego was done for with all this Knight's Kingdom bs. I think they may be shifting a little bit back towards the right track now. *eagerly awaits better quality scans*
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