rogue27 wrote:I voted for Camouflaged Outpost. Really, could I have voted any other way?
I do think it is a shame that the Forestmen votes had to be split by having two sets in the poll. Pesky Crossing. Anyway, I chose Outpost over Crossing because it's a much better set.
The Crossing is only valuable because of a few rare parts, and those parts would no longer be rare if the set was re-released. Thus, the thing that was special about the set would be gone. The Outpost has no rare parts. In fact, it's parts selection is about as ordinary as a Castle set can get, aside from the new (at the time) forestmen caps and foliage parts. The Outpost's value lies in the fact that it is a well-designed hideout with plenty of useful parts, plenty of minifigs, and a good price. The Crossing is too wide-open and artificial looking.
The Outpost awakened my imagination and got me into Castle LEGO when it began the Forestmen sub-theme. The Crossing simply made me say, "This has some neat parts."
TwoTonic Knight wrote:Allow me to differ with this analysis.
I don't care if the valuable parts in the Crossing set would become less valuable. I just like the set as it is - it is has nothing to do with the value of the parts.
However, if this was actually a vote before LEGO, I would campaign to have just one forestmen set on the list, and I'd happily vote for the Camouflaged Outpost if that was the one. Personally, I view the vote as Forestmen beating 6080 at the moment.
There's no right way to run a poll like this, though. Replace 6071 with another legitimate contender in 6086, and watch the vote change radically. I suppose the best thing to do would have been a runoff between 6080, 6086, and 6085 (sorry, the Yellow Castle got stomped in the original official LEGO poll, but heck, throw it in, too); the two forestmen set in the own poll; a modular wall-plug in set poll; and a stand-alone medium non-castle set (6030, 6057, 6060 for example). Then the winners can have a showdown with no overlap messing up the finale.
But it ain't my poll, and I'm just part of the peanut gallery.
eNiGMa wrote:I voted Camouflaged Outpost. [snip]
EDIT: I can't change my vote on the poll, but I've changed my mind and am going with the River Crossing. I overlooked certain things in it before, like the baseplate, brown ladder, and the forest babe.
Same deal with Knight's Challenge. Most people would probably be at least as happy with a minifig pack containing the figs and accessories from Challenge.
The Crossing is a good set, but it is the weakest of the four Forestmen structures. I believe that a child who had no idea that specific parts were rare would get more value from Outpost than Crossing after you factor in alternate models and everything.
The fact that the author couldn't come up with a real negative shows how strong 6066 really is.
...and it's not like it matters. This poll isn't going to LEGO and it's just being done for fun.
I also believe 6086 would stomp everything else if it was in the poll
who's to say that Battering Ram and Armor Shop aren't currently stealing votes from King's Castle?
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