Bluesecrets wrote:Why not just buy what you want than request a whole new mold and production?
For me new set with the pitchfork would be nice. Even though I already have two. Because a set which includes a pitchfork would, likely, be a civilian farm type set. So, for me, its not so much about the pitchfork, so much as it is a return to civilian sets.
See now that's just it for me too. It's about thematic issues; if you have an official set released with a Pitchfork
element, then the characters will be bent toward civilian tasks. I have enough soldiers for goodness sake. Variety is not just found in shields, tunics, tabards and helms.
What the official sets lack, with some exception to the Castle Advent Calender, Medieval Market Village, Dan's Blacksmith Shop, the Guarded Inn, Majisto's house & shop, and OLD sets from the 1980s there are but a handful of actual village, peasant or merchant class sets to populate the Castle universe. The other hundred+ are all about conflict and men in armor. While those are fun, there needs to be some group caught in the middle of the conflict, or supplying the armies of either side.
Hence, the need for more chores of feeding the mounted knights' valiant steeds with hay bales and carts of feed. Gotta pitch it somehow, and why not a proper LEGO official windmill to churn and grind that grain into flour to make bread for the soldier armies? And you see, then you need a Medieval Bakery to feed them all, and then they'll be very thirsty so you are going to need a brewery. By the time you have done all that you have got
to have a mead-hall for the lord/king and his loyal retainers.
Well now that we've fleshed the village out a bit didn't you notice that we've got the *perfect
* set up for more conflict? We've just stumbled into the story of Beowulf
!! Get a new edition of the Viking Ship for you conflict fans and a Grendel Lair and you have absolutely captured not just the spirit of medieval storytelling but you have fallen completely into Danish folklore!
All because of the Pitchfork
, you see?
Six sets, perhaps more, and a theme LEGO could embrace and make a tidy little profit from while educating our children about the great literary epic of Beowulf.
Priceless, if you ask me. They should pay me.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. -Willy Wonka, 1971-