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Yellow Castle makes a comeback! Sort of...

Postby Mog » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:34 am

http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=6193-1

OK, it's not really a Castle set per se, but it comes with a knight, and the use of the color yellow is an obvious nod to Castle's roots, no? I already sort of collect Creative Building sets (weird, I know) so I will obviously be buying this one. There's a surprising amount of good pieces in there - from the drawbridge chain to the flags to the leaf/vine/things. And being a Creative Building set I expect a relatively low price per brick. Anyone else gonna bite?
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Postby Sir Kohran » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:33 am

Wow, what on earth is that meant to be?
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Postby Brik Masta » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:23 pm

I'd buy it, then put in a lego comic as some weird dimension.
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Postby Username » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:19 pm

I'll probably pass since I don't see anything unique to the set.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:24 pm

Weird. I guess given enough time anything's possible. Now if they could make that figure available at LEGO stores in the PAB section...
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Postby Aliencat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:35 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:Wow, what on earth is that meant to be?

It's a set in the Creative Building series, a series that usually consists of big tubs of coloured bricks. This one is themed for Castle, with a knight and a brick-built horse (just like all the animals in the Creative Building series are brick-built). But it is not a set in the Castle Theme. It's not meant to go with the rest of the line, but more as an introduction into Castle through the Creative Building theme, which is targeted mostly at young kids.
It's not meant to have unique parts or be in the PaB/Factory series, but as far as PaB goes, anything is possible.
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Postby Garbageman13 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:36 pm

I've seen this on Flickr before. Looks real interesting. I wonder, are those leaf pieces supposed to be wreaths or Christmas ornaments on the walls? Will this come out before Christmas? I'm curious as to what that is.
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Postby Crusader » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:58 pm

Well...it certainly looks...festive? Actually it's a cute set. I could buy it for my four year old who likes knights. I imagine it's designed and marketed to appeal to fathers, now in their thirties, who had the 375 castle in their youth and now have 4 year olds of their own.

Good job Lego, I see your marketing team has managed wrest that last $20 in my wallet.

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Postby MaceyWindu » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:41 pm

Aliencat wrote:It's not meant to have unique parts or be in the PaB/Factory series, but as far as PaB goes, anything is possible.

It doesn't have anything unique per say but the knight is different than his brothers. He has blue arms and the face is a new one (for castle).
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Postby rgurskey » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:44 pm

I would say that the plants represent ivy growing on the stone walls of the fortification.

I like the inverse slope corner pieces in the tower.
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Re: Yellow Castle makes a comeback! Sort of...

Postby footsteps » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:41 pm

That's a fascinating design for the horse's head. I must try that out on my own brick-built horses. It could solve some problems I've been having.

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Postby Saaz » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:46 am

From an AFOL point of view I find this set pretty disappointing, because it could've been so useful if only it had been made of gray bricks... I would've bought an armload of them if that had been the case.
But I can understand that they're targeting a younger age range and maybe they felt brighter colors would be more appealing. I guess it's nice that they're releasing a castle-themed basic set- they're usually more town themed. Oh, ok, it's also nice to think maybe it's an homage to the yellow castle. ;)

I might pick up a couple as gifts for young kids, but probably won't be getting any for myself.
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Postby CVfan13 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:59 am

Now, THAT is what I call a color catastrophe! Eh, I might pick it up for the few dark bley pieces (hooray for inverted double convex slopes! :P ) and.... the green pieces. Oh, and who doesn't need another foot soldier?
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Postby Formendacil » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:19 am

I must say: I approve whole-heartedly of this move on LEGO's part. I've thought for years that the Freestyle/Creator/Whatname'llcomenext theme didn't need to apply just to Town figs. And, in a sense, a new "official faction." :P

I'll probably have to get one or more of these just for the novelty. I've never not been able to use more basic bricks.
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Postby Garbageman13 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:38 pm

rgurskey wrote:I would say that the plants represent ivy growing on the stone walls of the fortification.

I like the inverse slope corner pieces in the tower.


Shame, I was hoping for this set before Christmas! :twisted:
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