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Postby armothe » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:40 pm

Just wanted to drop a note in here and mention that our new animals are up for sale on our website.

Cow - Black
Cow - White (w/ Holstien pattern screen print)
Horns - White (to convert your cow into a bull/steer)
Udder - Pink (to turn 'Brutus' into 'Bessie')
Pig - Black
Pig - Pink
Pig - White (coming soon)
Sheep - Black
Sheep - White
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http://www.brickforge.com/products/plastic/animals/index.html
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Postby Athos » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:56 pm

Those are very nice. I just wish they were official parts, so purists like me could use them. Though I'm still sorely tempted...

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Postby Lamanda2 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:10 pm

This really just made my day!

Cow - White (w/ Holstien pattern screen print)
I'm a little curious here about the 'screen print', could you shed a little light on this if possible?

These new products are incredible, looks just like the way Lego should do it. I'm so happy they are finally out- I've been holding back an order until these were for sale.

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Postby Tedward » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:42 pm

Lamanda2 wrote:This really just made my day!
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These new products are incredible, looks just like the way Lego should do it. I'm so happy they are finally out- I've been holding back an order until these were for sale.

Me too!

I put my order in as soon as I saw this thread!
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Postby armothe » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:44 pm

Athos wrote:I just wish they were official parts, so purists like me could use them. Though I'm still sorely tempted...


One of our goals at BrickForge is to build up to a wide enough array of products that purists can't help but cave. No matter how purist, everyone has a breaking point.

Lamanda2 wrote:I'm a little curious here about the 'screen print', could you shed a little light on this if possible?


Sure thing. The eyes and bridle on a LEGO horse, for example, are screen printed. The designs on minifig torsos and shields are screen printed as well. Going into this project RedBean and I knew a plain white cow just wouldnt cut it. Thus, we decided to spend the money to have the white cows patterned after a Holstien - the very recognizable dairy cow seen here:
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We felt this brought a bit more realism to the animal and the project as a whole. The future could see our black cows with an eye and bridle pattern and perhaps both brown and tan cows with their own screen printed pattern/s.

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Postby architect » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:56 pm

I placed my order today. These animals look fantastic in person and I can't wait to get a few for my castle mocs. Thank you for making such a nice product for us.

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Postby Pallando the Blue » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:28 pm

Never have I been so tempted to buy non-official parts. The sheep and pigs are both really good. The pig looks so much the same style as the LEGO dog, one would think these were official.
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Postby Saaz » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:45 pm

armothe wrote:One of our goals at BrickForge is to build up to a wide enough array of products that purists can't help but cave. No matter how purist, everyone has a breaking point.


Yup, I think I've just reached mine. These animals look SO good. As Pallando said, you really nailed the style. When I saw the first pics a few weeks ago, I thought they were a preview of official parts.
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Postby smcginnis » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:34 pm

I guess I'm not really a purist, as I've always thought about buying custom accessories; the only reason I don't is I hate spending money. But I could always ask for them as gifts. I'll still never modify an official piece though (even a broken one... except perhaps with glue, to fix it).

Anyway, to repeat my comments from Duney's thread (arranged a bit more coherently/sensically):

YESSSS!!!!! :mrgreen:

I have to get these, or at least ask my parents to get them.... Now I just need to force myself to do so.... Hmm, Christmas isn't too far away....

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Postby plums_deify » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:20 am

:D Thank you!

Order placed....Oh yes. Definitely.
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Postby Peppermint Pig » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:35 am

Though I'm not ready to cave, I think these are great, high quality pieces. I bet big brother Lego is watching! If so, they could take a lesson from the forge. We need farm sets, zoos, animals for trains, pets, etc... I'm in total support of the effort. Eat Lego's lunch!

How good are you guys at producing matches with Lego colors? I'm imagining dark tan pigs would look good. :P
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Postby armothe » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:30 pm

Darkie wrote::D Thank you! Order placed....Oh yes. Definitely.

I don't think you'll be disapponted. Interesting timing though, I was just browsing your minifig gallery when I got the order!

Peppermint Pig wrote: I bet big brother Lego is watching! If so, they could take a lesson from the forge. We need farm sets, zoos, animals for trains, pets, etc... I'm in total support of the effort. Eat Lego's lunch!

Thanks PP - I think I'll have to make a red/white striped pig in honor of your name. :) We aren't out tot eat anyones lunch (maybe scoop up a few crumbs?), we are huge LEGO fans and would never want to compete with them. We know it costs them quite a bit of money to produce one piece, so we just want to fill in a few of the gaps. Color match is tricky. There is already a lot of variance built into LEGO bricks such as fading, quality control and even depending on what part of the world you live in. We do our best to match- and are 99.5% successful, but are always continuing to improve the process. Dark Tan wouldnt be a problem - and perhaps even a better option than the Tan we were already planning.

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Postby McBrick » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:45 pm

I really like this idea. Will put my order soon...
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Postby Saaz » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:31 pm

As long as we're throwing out suggestions... Yes, Dark Tan would be great for pigs - or cows. I was also thinking brown cows would be nice. But you picked good colors for the first run.

Now how about goats and chickens? Pretty-please?
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Postby The_Vanquished » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:19 pm

I love the ability to place a sattle on the cows, As soon as I get mine(maybe christmas?) I'm making a Cow Knight.
wrap me in a bolt of lightning,
send me on my way still smiling,
maybe that's the way i should go:
straight into the mouth of the unknown....
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