Sir Kohran wrote:This has been discussed plenty of times before now and the conclusion has always been that kids simply aren't as interested in civilian life as they are in action/military sets.
Actually, given LEGO's success with AFOL oriented products like the Cafe Corner, why should this be a stumbling block? The first fan designed set was Siskand's Blacksmith's Shop afterall. Your conclusion may have been that there is no interest in civilian life, but I suspect that alot of AFOLs would disagree.
Really, I'd like to see a medieval square or some sort of trade guild as an AFOL oriented set. I know that some fans still deny it but there is a large AFOL market out there. With new the Factory Space sets as well as the strong town theme, I don't see why a similar medieval line would be problematic. Alot of AFOLs don't want fantasy figs. Merchants, traders, and shopkeeps are another story.