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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby Elephant Knight » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:16 am

I easily love them all, but the Cimmerian Pickaxe is my favorite by far.

Only nitpick I have is I feel the halberd is too small.

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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby The Blue Knight » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:51 am

Well I did get my hands on a couple of halberds over the weekend. I told Will how much I liked them. I love the rest of these as well. It's great to see Will take brickArms down the bladed weapon path. His designs have always matched the chunky-ness of our beloved mini-fig world.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby SEdmison » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:48 am

AK_Brickster wrote:...I would say the Naginata is my least favorite, but probably because it looks a little oriental to me, which isn't my thing.

Well, yeah, it is a Japanese weapon.... :P Personally, I think it looks really good, and it makes me want to build some samurai-themed armies (a lot more than the silly Ninjago sets ever could).
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby SEdmison » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:59 am

divonic wrote:I wish LEGO had a longer haft in line with the Little Armory pikes.

How about this?
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby OverLoad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:07 am

I don't have any of these prototypes, but I have to say, these look really cool. The "havok blade" looks to be a really nice Orc blade, but my favorite has to be that halberd. :D It looks like it's such a big step up from the original LEGO one, but it's not going into the realm of the halberd/pike combo thing. :)

I sure hope these make it to production so I could buy a few, hey I may even buy a LOT. :)
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby Tedward » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:46 pm

Elephant Knight wrote:Only nitpick I have is I feel the halberd is too small.

In person it looks very nicely proportioned, much nicer than the LEGO version which is comically over-sized.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby BiggerJim » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:12 pm

Tedward wrote:
Elephant Knight wrote:Only nitpick I have is I feel the halberd is too small.

In person it looks very nicely proportioned, much nicer than the LEGO version which is comically over-sized.



I agree with Ted on this.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby Fraslund » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:32 pm

I was also fortunate enough to see these in person as well and thanked Will in person.

I love all of them particularly the contrast between the blade and pole colors. Each weapon looked amazing and very high quality (which is a given for brickarms) and had great detail.

The only thing I would change would be to have the killstrike saber and havok blade slightly longer. Also the killstrike blade in the form of the Naginata (polearms) would make an awesome staff weapon.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby SEdmison » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:31 am

BiggerJim wrote:
Tedward wrote:
Elephant Knight wrote:Only nitpick I have is I feel the halberd is too small.

In person it looks very nicely proportioned, much nicer than the LEGO version which is comically over-sized.


I agree with Ted on this.

As do I.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:56 pm

I was messing about with them last night and I discovered another haft option. Flex tubing is the right size and comes in many lengths and colors. The mid-size lengths that I had worked really well in black. I'll try to get pics up this weekend.

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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:41 pm

If we end up doing an Age of Empires collaborative next year, these babies could really come in handy. Maybe you could even check out the game to see if there are any other weapons that look like they might be worth producing? Top-notch work!
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby Eklund » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:22 pm

These are really cool, the halberd and the cimmerian pickaxe really caught my eye. I like how can you stick the halberd onto any size pole you want. Making it customizable like that is really neat.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby andhe » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:48 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/enigmabadger/6213060714/

This one is pure win. Is the blade seperate from the handle or part of the moulding though?
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Postby DraconisTerrena » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:42 am

I would buy all of these.
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Re: BrickArms Polearms - Will Needs *YOUR* Feedback!

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:48 pm

andhe wrote:Is the blade seperate from the handle or part of the moulding though?


No, this one is over-molded. Two different colors but all one piece. Will has also made them in one color.

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