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Postby teraflop122 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:12 pm

EDIT: Megablocks, I failed to make note of the last post date. My apologies for digging up the grave, everyone.

Hello everyone. This is my first post here.

I know its a bad foot to start on, but I rather like raised baseplates. Raised baseplates make a castle larger, more ominous, more powerful if you will. After all, a castle on a hill is all the more defendable.

I'm not a fan of this particular baseplate design, and I enjoyed Vladek's Dark Fortress, but I have to come to the defense of the raised baseplate.

Just food for thought I guess.

PS I received this set recently, but I have yet to open and build it.
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Postby JoshWedin » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:21 pm

Now that's gutsy first post, I like you already. :) I have to say that I have always had a secret liking for raised baseplates myself. However, they really hard to use well. That is why I have a "Raised baseplate challenge" section on my MOCpage.

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Postby DS9 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:21 pm

i dunno yet.... it looks like they put that dacta set and some crappy stuff together of the castle things of the last few years.... strangly it look good.... :shock: not sure about it (though).

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Postby supernova » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:35 pm

well i must admit the castle looks good, but i think its way overpriced (especially in the UK) and I can get 6090 off ebay for a third of that price!
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Postby teraflop122 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:52 am

After a quick search through peeron and lugnet I have come to a startling conclusion...well, not so much a conclusion as merely a tidbit of information: this castle has more peices than any previous castle set, including 6090 Royal Knight's Castle. In fact, 10176 appears to beat out 6090 by 100+ peices strong (871 > 743) even when you subtract 10176's juniorized gate and 4x3 tower pieces! The MSRP of 6090 was 95 dollars, but I doubt it went on shelves for less than 99 bucks.

So...despite the raised baseplate, and despite the juniorization, the part count has risen yet the price has remained the same.

I finished building 10176 (the name is too generic to remember) a few hours ago. It isn't perfect, but such is a good thing: you look at it and it just begs for you to hunker down and make improvements. A few changes to its configuration- move the central tower forwards, displace the central tower's side walls to the rear of the castle- and you have a fully enclosed fortress.
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