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Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

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Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby OverLoad » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:10 pm

Dear LEGO,

There are two non-helmet headgear pieces that I think most define the Castle theme, the cowl and the hood. While the former has seen a resurgence in Castle sets as of late, I feel that the hood needs to be implemented into Castle sets. While I realize the piece was originally created, and primarily used by Licensed themes (Star Wars, and more recently in the LOTR sets), and that it WAS featured in 2007's Fantasy theme, I think that it would be a great idea to implement in future peasant based sets.

Going along with the idea that the piece should be implemented in peasant sets more, I think it's time that both pieces are introduced in more "earthy colors" as well as in white. It's true that the Jedi hood has been released in 6 colors, 2 of them are browns, with the other four colors being red (released in CM), dark blue, dark bley, and black. The cowl, although present in the LEGO world since 1984 has been released in 3 colors, which like the hood above, 2 of the colors are browns. Now, as I mentioned before, I, and many others I'm sure would love to see them in earthy colors (tan, dark tan, earth orange :D , sand green, green, etc) as well as white. Earth colors for a variation among peasants who choose to have headgear as opposed to a selection of hair (which I am not complaining about, the headgear department of hair pieces/colors is amazing) and white for clergymen, angels, nobility, and even a trio of cross-era assassins. :wink:

So, in conclusion, I am suggesting, (or pleading, depending on how you look at it :lol:) for garb prominently featured in Castle MOCs for peasants be made into new colors and featured more prominently in sets. Please (didn't forget the magic word!).

What do you fellow Castle builders think?
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby krzyzak » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:01 am

I think the hood is excellent for criminals and assassins. It would be awesome if it came in the the color brown more often. The cloak I like little less but it is still great for peasants and the famous wolfpack.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Karalora » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:16 am

It would make sense to have the cowl and/or hood in every color that the capes come in.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Medieval Guy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:56 pm

I like both of these pieces quite a bit. I'd definitely like to see them in more colors.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:28 pm

I'll jump in here to add my vote in the affirmative. I'm very happy to have the hood in dark blue and red, but more colors, (Dark Green and White) would be awesome!
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Redav » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:56 am

At the risk of being banned :lol: has anyone considered painting them? :twitch: I find it as abhorant as the next person but a coat of gloss paint would give that level of flexability. I only mention this because we used some minifigs as a trophy for a Wheelbarrow race on the weekend and they were glued to a base and spray painted in gold. As disturbed as I was, it looked really good.

I'd love to see them in green and dark green. If I were to embark upon a mission to build a Kai Monastery from the Lone Wolf books, then using Forestmen torso's with green hoods would be the way to go. I'd love to see green and dark green but could see white and another earthy colour or two being popular.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 pm

Redav wrote:...has anyone considered painting them?
:o Wait....HUH?!?!? :o

Seriously though, not a bad idea. Especially since you can get black ones from the online pick-a-brick store for only $0.25 EA right now. Buying a few to try painting green wouldn't be a huge investment. Maybe I'll try it.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby OverLoad » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Redav wrote:At the risk of being banned :lol: has anyone considered painting them?


While some of us are more liberal when it comes to LEGO pieces than others, there are still many purists. My opinion, painting can look great, but it's a no-no for me as well as cutting and gluing. Third party accessories? Sure, so long as they aren't clone brands.

So while painting is, and has been, an option for many, there are still many purists and semi-purists (like me!) out there. Enough, I think, to constitute some new colors.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:39 pm

Yeah I'm a purist also, but I might try painting one or two just to see what they look like. Though that would mean buying hobby paint for a very small batch, which might not be worth it.

Definitely would like to see more colors. Painting/customizing shouldn't ever be the final solution, in my opinion, especially since the mold already exists. It can't be that difficult just to put a new color into it, can it?
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby SPACE MARINE » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:44 pm

I'd love to see hoods in white, amongst other colors **cough cough, purple, cough cough** . Although I have no issues with painting pieces, I'd rather just get the real deal, genuine pieces have a nicer feel to them.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Redav » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:44 am

AK_Brickster wrote::o Wait....HUH?!?!? :o

I know, I didn't even want to click the post button :lol:

AK_Brickster wrote:Seriously though, not a bad idea. Especially since you can get black ones from the online pick-a-brick store for only $0.25 EA right now. Buying a few to try painting green wouldn't be a huge investment. Maybe I'll try it.

That's probably the selling point.

OverLoad wrote:While some of us are more liberal when it comes to LEGO pieces than others, there are still many purists.

I must admit, I'm almost 100% purist. I was disturbed when a set I bought via eBay arrived with one Forestman who had had his shoulder drilled into. For the life of my I don't know why. He's been laid to rest. That said, sometimes I don't mind testing theories.

AK_Brickster wrote:Yeah I'm a purist also, but I might try painting one or two just to see what they look like. Though that would mean buying hobby paint for a very small batch, which might not be worth it.

I might try looking into this with some random hoods at some point. Not sure I even own any?

AK_Brickster wrote:Definitely would like to see more colors. Painting/customizing shouldn't ever be the final solution, in my opinion, especially since the mold already exists. It can't be that difficult just to put a new color into it, can it?

Agreed. The right solution is that LEGO would do more but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby andhe » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:11 pm

I've mentioned this as one of my highest 'wants' before but I'll seconded it here.

Would love to see the hood in dark green and white.

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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Quickblade22 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:50 pm

I can support this. I've painted hoods dark green and white in the past. The white one didn't turn out that well, but the dark green wasn't too bad.
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby mencot » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:21 pm

@Quickblade22: That dark green hood doesn´t look half bad :D
Actually it would be nice to see the cowl and hood in new colors. And I believe we will, lego has started to make more and more diffrent colors of their parts. And i don´t think these parts will be any diffrent, they have to have a good reason to make them. SO lets give Lego good reasons (ideas :D ) to make them in new colors!
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Re: Please issue the 'Cowl' and 'Hood' In more sets/colors

Postby Kosh » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:42 pm

AK_Brickster wrote:Yeah I'm a purist also, but I might try painting one or two just to see what they look like. Though that would mean buying hobby paint for a very small batch, which might not be worth it.

Definitely would like to see more colors. Painting/customizing shouldn't ever be the final solution, in my opinion, especially since the mold already exists. It can't be that difficult just to put a new color into it, can it?


I would like to see some new colors as well. While I would call myself a Purist in regards to LEGO I would also mention that Krylon makes spray paint for plastic that might be less expensive and/or more available than hobbist paints....
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