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Which King is best

Poll ended at Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:41 am

King Leo
9
18%
King Mathias
3
6%
King Jayko
0
No votes
The Good King
21
43%
The Troll King
16
33%
 
Total votes : 49

Re: The Five Kings

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:19 pm

Yeah in the old days of Castle, Lego seemed to use fairly open or vague but at least decent names, Black Falcon, Black Monarch etc. I actually think they should avoid naming them with proper names as the owner should be able to name them as they will. I really do not mind them making such general names though, especially titles, as Good King, but Giant Troll is just silly.

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Re: The Five Kings

Postby DO+1 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:45 pm

The Good King is the best that we have had in a while;Gold Sword,cool Euro armor, and now, a cool new body and printing on the legs!
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:03 am

[quote="DO+1"]The Good King is the best that we have had in a while;Gold Sword,cool Euro armor, and now, a cool new body and printing on the legs![/quote]

You pretty much just summed up the good king :lol:
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby Count Blacktron » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:10 pm

Back in the day, my first LEGO monarch had no name. I got him from the Knight's Tournament 6083 set along with his red-haired queen. Names are to be asked for, not given. Any mage will tell you that you should not give your name away so freely. :P
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby ragnarok » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:06 pm

I casted my vote for the so called "Good King" since this minifig comes with some very nice parts and the colour scheme is well chosen. I don't think that the same old crown just painted in brown fits for a troll king. May be TLC should have come with another solution to distinct troll royalty (or more probably chieftain).

If there was a possibility to chose the king of the Lion Knights I would have voted for it for sure. It has a very sentimental value for me. Furthermore it introduced the crown piece and came with a formidable cape (apart from the chariot set). I also switched the blue legs of this minifig with white or red - still think it's better that way.
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:09 pm

Thats what I liked about the 90's sets they had great capes.
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:32 pm

Well the poll has ended and from the results we can certainly see that the good King was voted the best and it looks like he's here to stay. It's been an intresting poll with everyone's diffrent opinions but its nice to hear what people think about the king and what appeals to them. I've only kept this short but thankyou for your contribution to The Five Kings poll. :)

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Re: The Five Kings

Postby Barbrickian » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:41 am

I don't quite understand why there's quite so much love around here for the crownies, the "good king", and all the other current castle line. I guess I just like the old '80s and early '90s stuff best and probably always will.
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:10 pm

I absoulutley agree with you, I alays liked king richard for the royal kings but the crownies are just the main feature at this time of the castle line, but I liked sets from the 80's and 90's too, It was always the golden age of castle in my eyes. If TLG incorporated another human faction as well as keeping the fantasy side then it would make castle more popular and create a more medieval clash against the fantasy side but the line may change again in a couple of years. :)
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Re: The Four Kings

Postby Jojo » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:28 am

Hello!

Aliencat wrote:Also, somewhat unrelated, but as far as I know the Royal Knight's King is nameless, does anyone know if he was ever "officially" given a name by Lego? When I was a kid (I was 11 in 1995, when he came out), I always just called him Richard the Lionhearted, because he was the first real Lego king and had a lion crest.

In the German catalogue set 6008 is called "König Richard".
(And 6090 is called "Burg Königstolz", which would be "King's Pride Castle". And I like its British name: "Saxondale Castle". Tops them all.)

As for "trolls" and "giant trolls": Lego probably didn't know how to call the orcish boys properly without infringing copyrights. Naturally the so called "giant trolls" are trolls and the "regular" trolls are orcs. That's how every reasonable man would call them, but the term orc might be under copyright. Or they simply did not want to make this strong connection to the Lord of the Rings.


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Re: The Four Kings

Postby Barbrickian » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:49 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!

Aliencat wrote:Also, somewhat unrelated, but as far as I know the Royal Knight's King is nameless, does anyone know if he was ever "officially" given a name by Lego? When I was a kid (I was 11 in 1995, when he came out), I always just called him Richard the Lionhearted, because he was the first real Lego king and had a lion crest.

In the German catalogue set 6008 is called "König Richard".
(And 6090 is called "Burg Königstolz", which would be "King's Pride Castle". And I like its British name: "Saxondale Castle". Tops them all.)

As for "trolls" and "giant trolls": Lego probably didn't know how to call the orcish boys properly without infringing copyrights. Naturally the so called "giant trolls" are trolls and the "regular" trolls are orcs. That's how every reasonable man would call them, but the term orc might be under copyright. Or they simply did not want to make this strong connection to the Lord of the Rings.


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It doesn't appear that the word orc is copywritten: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:20 pm

Perhaps like Jojo said they just want to give it its own independence so that people dont asociate it with something like Lord of the Rings yet Orc's would be a better name than Troll's but I'd keep Troll for the big Trolls. :)
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby Barbrickian » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:56 pm

Goblins would've been a better choice than trolls without associating too much with LOTR.
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Re: The Five Kings

Postby gormadoc1 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 pm

Good point, but to be honest as long as it makes sense then TLG probably wont change the name.
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