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Postby Anubisconq » Tue May 30, 2006 10:11 pm

I don't like it very much. It has too much bley.
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Postby baniaj2 » Tue May 30, 2006 10:35 pm

Pretty much in chime with others, its only perk is the banners and that its built from bricks
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Postby kelderic » Wed May 31, 2006 6:24 pm

I really liked this set because it contains a large number of castle bricks, like the inverted 3 x 2 x 1 slopes, and the curved balcony pieces.
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Postby Fry_slayer » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:39 am

Jojo wrote:It may be good for entering Omaha Beach, but how is it propelled?

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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:14 am

Fry_slayer wrote:There is a will there is a way


So that is what all those big flags are for...sails! Awesome pic, Fry, awesome.

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Postby wunztwice » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:05 am

When I was a kid I always wondered why sailing ships didn't carry large fans... They didn't need to, all they needed was a red guy with alot of hot air...
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Postby Danju the Clever » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:31 pm

About it being a "stone ship," maybe it's wood painted grey?
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Postby Jojo » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:49 am

Hello!


Danju the Clever wrote:About it being a "stone ship," maybe it's wood painted grey?

Nope.

If a set doesn't show on first sight what it is, and if a set requires to make up some story to explain its look or its features - it's a bad set. There must be no Maybes and Might-it-be-possibles. The customer in the store, seeing the set on the shelf, doesn't know any background. He's just seeing what he's seeing.

So in this case he sees an ugly grey ship-like thing without any sail or oars.


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Postby Danju the Clever » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:42 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!


Danju the Clever wrote:About it being a "stone ship," maybe it's wood painted grey?

Nope.

If a set doesn't show on first sight what it is, and if a set requires to make up some story to explain its look or its features - it's a bad set. There must be no Maybes and Might-it-be-possibles. The customer in the store, seeing the set on the shelf, doesn't know any background. He's just seeing what he's seeing.

So in this case he sees an ugly grey ship-like thing without any sail or oars.


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Um, it's Lego. You imagine. So therefore, I imagine it is a painted boat.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:14 pm

Very reminiscent of the landing craft from the grisly Omaha Beach scene at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan...the violence and gore and destruction of that scene still gets me. I wonder if this was intentional on Lego's part...showing us the horror of war through a set.

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Danju the Clever wrote:About it being a "stone ship," maybe it's wood painted grey?

Nope.

If a set doesn't show on first sight what it is, and if a set requires to make up some story to explain its look or its features - it's a bad set. There must be no Maybes and Might-it-be-possibles. The customer in the store, seeing the set on the shelf, doesn't know any background. He's just seeing what he's seeing.

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All sets require some sort of backstory. For instance, in 6034, we have to think of our own reasons as to why there's an undead spirit there - is he the soul of a deceased person on Earth, or a moster from the underworld, or something else? The question's the same for this set - is it made of grey wood, or of metal, or something else?

One of the things I love about Lego Castle is that you DON'T know what it is on first sight - you can explore it; use it; adapt it; explain it. You don't know the background of the set or the world it's in - it's because IMAGINATION that counts in Lego.

Frankly, I'm a bit shocked that people complain that KK2 tells us too much, but then complain that we don't know enough about it. Whatever happened to the good ol' days of imagination?

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Postby ragnarok » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:49 pm

One of the things I love about Lego Castle is that you DON'T know what it is on first sight - you can explore it; use it; adapt it; explain it. You don't know the background of the set or the world it's in - it's because IMAGINATION that counts in Lego.



That's how things used to be until KK1. Then the jelly bomb went off painting the world in bright colours and "originality".
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Postby Shurtugal » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:32 pm

Well hey, I like originality, imagination, and even the 'jelly bomb'

What I don't really like is this set. It comes with some colourful knights and a few castle pieces I really don't need.
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Postby philthepitcher » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:13 pm

it's not very creative. lego could have done better, kudos for using bricks instead of newly formed large pieces.
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Postby dJOLe_sk8 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:22 pm

Oh,yesss....power rangers are attacking in their from-stone-made boat...and they have banners with cartoon-designed-lion...

I've been sarcastic as much as I can 'cause of my bad english...but this set is just so bad...As someone said,it could be good toy for kid,but as many-years-LEGO-fan I must be this negative...And,yes,this is not worst than other KK2 sets...
please,LEGO don't make mistakes like this anymore....
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Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:13 pm

The best part about this set is that as a Toys R Us Exclusive, it isn't clogging up shelves at Walmart. Other than that, there isn't anything much to be said.

If anything, this set truly shows how little respect LEGO has for Castle fans. They think we'll buy anything!!


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