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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby RoyT » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:54 am

I brought two of these a few months ago before I went on vacation to be able to go home and build it. I built one and the second is not opened yet. I might use it for spare parts/extra pieces for future projects. The detail of this set is intense... so many small pieces.... but in the end it looks great. Im in the process of expanding it by slapping it on some grey baseplates and making an actual town out of the peices/sets. Too bad my vacation is over and need to go back to work so this is on hold.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby domboy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:52 pm

A couple days ago I discovered the Toys R Us is now selling the Medieval Market Village, at least through their website. I guess it's no longer a Lego exclusive... it was actually on TRU's Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale last week (unfortunately my local store didn't carry it). Maybe this is old news, but it's new news to me...
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:31 pm

domboy wrote:A couple days ago I discovered the Toys R Us is now selling the Medieval Market Village, at least through their website. I guess it's no longer a Lego exclusive... it was actually on TRU's Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale last week (unfortunately my local store didn't carry it). Maybe this is old news, but it's new news to me...

It's on their Dot Com, not in the stores.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby gormadoc1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:15 pm

The UK £-price is actually £68.49 :).
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:23 pm

This is such a nice set. But it takes soooo long to build! I hope I never have to again... :twitch:
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Jevil » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:46 am

Blue Moon Knight wrote:This is such a nice set. But it takes soooo long to build! I hope I never have to again... :twitch:

Aww, C'mon!

Half the fun of Big sets like this *IS* Building them!

Well; Thre quarters of it, if you count building and rebuilding it into a MOC...

...

Wait, I want to rethingk my answer. But my point is building it is part of the poiont of it.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:16 pm

Jevil wrote:
Blue Moon Knight wrote:This is such a nice set. But it takes soooo long to build! I hope I never have to again... :twitch:

Aww, C'mon!

Half the fun of Big sets like this *IS* Building them!

Well; Thre quarters of it, if you count building and rebuilding it into a MOC...

...

Wait, I want to rethingk my answer. But my point is building it is part of the poiont of it.

Except the parts weren't parted out, so I would spend like 10 mins. looking for one part...
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Handar » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:50 pm

Blue Moon Knight wrote:Except the parts weren't parted out, so I would spend like 10 mins. looking for one part...


For me, although obviously not for you, this was my favourite part. I remember growing up and building sets; there were no number bags. To recreate that experience, I ripped open all the bags from the Medieval Market Village and dumped them all together into one giant pile. Doing this means that searching for that one elusive brick becomes part of a ritual. I love it. :)
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:24 pm

You could have just spent the time sorting the pieces. Some people actually like doing that, it relaxes them. Personally, I rather liked having to look for them. I like having a longer set building experience. I built two MMV's and enjoyed every single second of both. And I'm not going to whine that the bags weren't numbered because I normally don't follow the numbered bags anyway. Its all about the building experience and the fun.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Laird Cashman » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:00 pm

Yeah, I agree with Bluesecrets and Handar. I didn't even realize the backs had numbers on them until about a year ago, and I still don't use them. Piles are more fun.- Logout [ Laird Cashman ]
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Papy.G » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:12 pm

Coatsy wrote:I totally went back to little kid mode and opened all of the bags and all the pieces are in a pile. Yup I get to sift through them and no I am not seperating them by color or type. This is too much fun!
Good times!


I'll have to dig out my lego mat to build it up.

Ceedubb of the Bulls wrote:Awesome set, plenty of fun, plenty to keep you out trouble with your gf. Until she finds the $160AUD receipt. :tasty:


gormadoc1 wrote:The UK £-price is actually £68.49 :).


My dear got me one for 79€, and no extra shipping, the internet site where she ordered it prepares its orders close to her parents'. :D
They don't have interesting regular prices, but some specials can be worth as the Taj Mahal at 269€ or the big boat 10210 for 129€.
I was argueing with her, seeing such a low price, (~30€ less than S@H including shipping!) to be allowed to buy at least one, but she was always saying no. Guessing that I would end up buying one or more against her advice, she told me she had already bought one for my birthday/christmas and it was supposed to be a surprise.
I'm like a kid, it's the bigger set I have ever had, can't help myself, 1600 parts, imagine, my whole lego "collection" is hardly 5000 parts.

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It seem so cool with those details, animals, and civilians, I think I couldn't have dreamed better year end. With the Kingdoms' advent calendar, 2010 will be my best lego Year/Christmas. And probably the last christmas we would be able to get the MMV.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby sleepysentry » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:59 pm

I'm getting my son the Medieval Market Village for Christmas. I wish they had this when I was a kid! I'm afraid I might end up playing with it more than him... Does anyone have advice on good Lego Castle sets to pair with this one?
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby architect » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 pm

My suggestion for current sets would be the 7946 King's Castle http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.as ... n=640&d=70

Buying another copy of the MMV is a good idea. The set will become very expensive once it sells out. It includes great pieces for building other tudor style buildings.

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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby rogue27 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:59 pm

sleepysentry wrote:I'm getting my son the Medieval Market Village for Christmas. I wish they had this when I was a kid! I'm afraid I might end up playing with it more than him... Does anyone have advice on good Lego Castle sets to pair with this one?


You're in for a treat! It's a long build with lots of pieces and interesting details. Plus it includes a nice assortment of people, accessories, and animals. It's the perfect set for adding some non-military life to your medieval world. I agree with Ben about buying more than one. Civilian castle sets have been extremely uncommon since 1986, and a second MMV would make it easy to get started on some custom houses/shops.

Regarding the current Kingdoms line, I would also suggest 7946 King's Castle. It's out of scale with the buildings in the MMV, but it's still pretty big and has a lot of going on. Stable, jail, armory, throne room, treasury, gatehouse with working portcullis and drawbridge, lots of towers, walls, and soldiers. The walls and towers all disconnect from each other so you can re-arrange the castle in different ways too.

With the exception of perhaps 7947 Prison Tower Rescue, the rest of the Kingdoms sets are nice add-ons but don't feel very satisfying on their own.
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Re: 10193 Medieval Market Village - Official Thread

Postby Count Blacktron » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:14 pm

The Kingdoms Prisoner Cart, Jester and Wizard Impulse sets are also full of win. :mrgreen:
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