HeartOfDarkness wrote:Thanks for the article. It's wonderfull to see the way decisions are made. I can't wait to see the aforementioned different factions next year. By the way, how much information are you allowed to reveal about the design process and new products?
Wow, Ben, what a great experience that must have been. Thank you for the article (very well written, by the way). It's a great to have a peek into the process it takes to create a theme.
Quickblade22 wrote:Excellent article Ben. I'm glad that they chose someone with very good idea of what fans want for this process. It's good to see that the company cares enough to get fan input like this. I think you made the most of your time there, which is probably the most important thing. Great job.
sidewinderl wrote:You should've suggested that they sell generic soldier minifigs by the garbage sack full!
That first knight (the one beside the wizard)...that's the one from the Skeleton Tower, right? Is that knight going to find its way to other sets? The visor knight seems to be pretty heavily used, which is fine, but I'd like to see a lot more of that one (especially in "good guy" oriented sets).
E of Alshire wrote:I had no idea you guys were working so hard! I had supposed the Ambassador program a token move rather than the massive effort it now is proven to be!
Great work guys!
I do not know if the grill helmet knight will be in other sets or not. You could purchase grill helmets on bricklink and place them on the Tic-Tac-Toe knights.
MarioDAlessio wrote:Can you provide any additional details/anecdotes on this prototype castle;
http://www.legofan.org/ambassadors/proj ... ells01.jpg
I like the extant of mechanical devices and the Great hall.
Ben your castle kitchen is a good example of what separates Lego from its competitors, the ability to create detailed brick built scenes using well designed and detailed blocks, plates and mini figure utensils and why I would always be willing to pay more for them, over other brands;
Yesterday when I first saw the mini figure selection in the latest 7029: Skeleton Ship Attack, I instantly thought I could see the influence of AFOL those crown knights heads give the impression of well seasoned man at arms and the homage to the pirates theme.
Tower of Iron Will wrote:I am glad to see LEGO take a serious interest in what AFOLs have to think. I am glad that our "community" had such representation and were able to help LEGO "build" a better Castle line. I hope this relationship will continue in the future.
Webrain wrote:ok is that for real or I'm too drunk, is it really red forest man hat? white cape? round red shields? are those elements were made some sort way or the other?
Cool stuff, Ben. Very, very cool. Thanks for your work on this, I know how painful it must have been *pic with Ben holding MISB set and HUGE grin flashes through mind* Wink Altruistic? I think not.
Troy T. Moore wrote:So if you did all that what did the others do? What about Lenny (who I haven't seen a post from in ages), was he just there for the foreign food?
Will Classic-Castle benefit from this, in the sense that product images will be released here (say a couple of weeks or a month before release date) to placate the community and build anticipation? I am sure I am not the only one who wants to see the Dwarves Mine 70XX that is supposedly coming out in November (although I was hoping October as my b'day is just over half way through that month).
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