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Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Username » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:21 pm

I noticed that the Collectible Minifig series 4 Hockey Player and SW:CW Savage Opress are wearing the same armor piece with different printing. Does anyone else think this piece would be great for historical or fantasy armor? I could at least see it used as lōrīca segmentāta (of course with the appropriate printing):

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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Halberd777 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:11 pm

I might appear stupid for asking this question however, if the shoe fits. Is that wearable armor? If so I think it would go nicely for fantasy armor. It is thin and looks good. The problem it would create is how to meld it with the other armors that castle has out currently. Those armors are completely different.
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Username » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:36 pm

Yes. Apparently it's the same piece from the old hockey line.
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:00 pm

I don't really see this piece being a great choice for armour. It looks extremely modern and doesn't really lend itself well to either a historical or fantasy setting. It's like the KKII helmets; they serve a purpose but they really are a poor substitute for the pointed visor (and now the bucket helm). I'd rather see LEGO going all out and giving us some new molds instead.
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Username » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:20 pm

Blueandwhite wrote:It looks extremely modern and doesn't really lend itself well to either a historical or fantasy setting.


Looks pretty similar to the (imo) cool looking armor for the Lego Universe heor/knight:

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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:50 pm

Blueandwhite wrote:I don't really see this piece being a great choice for armour. It looks extremely modern and doesn't really lend itself well to either a historical or fantasy setting. It's like the KKII helmets; they serve a purpose but they really are a poor substitute for the pointed visor (and now the bucket helm). I'd rather see LEGO going all out and giving us some new molds instead.


I would agree with this sentiment. It doesn't look authentic enough compared to the more common armor thats been around for a while. The hockey armor looks like what it is: something you'd see on a rink or a football field. I just don't see it on a knight 700 or more years ago.
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:26 pm

Blueandwhite wrote: It looks extremely modern and doesn't really lend itself well to either a historical or fantasy setting.

I really agree with Username's original suggestion for this piece. As for fantasy, I think the piece, as-is on Savage Opress, makes an ideal piece of fantasy armor -- S.O. pretty much already is a fantasy figure? (Just LOOK at him!)

As for historical armor, I think with some clever printing, it might make an ideal linothorax for ancient greek figures: http://www.300spartanwarriors.com/images/259_My_linothorax.jpg. And by "clever printing" I mean observe Opress's shoulder; Are we sure it's even the same piece as the hockey player's? On Opress it looks like there's a ridge between the two shoulder plates.

By the way, to cover a point of order, has information on the set with Savage Opress actually been made public yet?
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby Username » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:48 am

Tower of Iron Will wrote:I would agree with this sentiment. It doesn't look authentic enough compared to the more common armor thats been around for a while. The hockey armor looks like what it is: something you'd see on a rink or a football field. I just don't see it on a knight 700 or more years ago.
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Pretty sure lōrīca segmentāta, the example I used for historical armor in the original post, is more than 700 years old. I never suggested it should be used for Middle Ages or Renaissance.
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Re: Please Make This Piece Into New Historical/Fantasy Armor

Postby davee123 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:04 am

I actually remember it being used here:

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