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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby TheMaster » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:00 am

In my opinion the set would be better if it was a mix between the Night lord's Castle and Doctor Inferno's Volcano base. The set is called Troll's Mountain Fortress but where is the mountain?
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Sir Prog » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:47 am

TheMaster wrote:In my opinion the set would be better if it was a mix between the Night lord's Castle and Doctor Inferno's Volcano base. The set is called Troll's Mountain Fortress but where is the mountain?


Oooooooh, SNAP (Brick)!

Do we have any immediate pics of Night Lord's Castle?
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Handar » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:31 am

Sir Prog wrote:
TheMaster wrote:In my opinion the set would be better if it was a mix between the Night lord's Castle and Doctor Inferno's Volcano base. The set is called Troll's Mountain Fortress but where is the mountain?


Oooooooh, SNAP (Brick)!

Do we have any immediate pics of Night Lord's Castle?


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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby TheMaster » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:31 am

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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Sir Prog » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:01 pm

TheMaster wrote:Image
Night Lord's Castle


i thought this was the one in question, but I wasn't certain. I'm a BIG FAN of this design! Maybe the first set to include a tower this tall?? I wish I would have been "in the game" when this set was in its prime...ownership would have been certain!
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby TheMaster » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:56 am

I think it has a great design and the Troll Mountain Fortress should have re visited the design, but instead we get a castle that is very similar to the Kings Castle Siege.
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:17 am

I am not sure if I'd have liked it better using Night Lord's Castle as a guide. It looks fine but not really the same, more of a tower than a castle really.

I think if Lego would have made the rocky base of the troll castle more irregular upwards, a few jutting mountain tops or the like, then built the castle onto that it'd look more like what you are saying. I agree they did not play up the mountain, in mountain fortress as well as it could have been.

I guess is is slightly like KCS but for the most part they are quite unlike each other from what I have seen. The troll fort being able to be placed at wild angles while KCS more or less set in floorplan along straight lines.

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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Sir Prog » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:36 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:I am not sure if I'd have liked it better using Night Lord's Castle as a guide. It looks fine but not really the same, more of a tower than a castle really.

I think if Lego would have made the rocky base of the troll castle more irregular upwards, a few jutting mountain tops or the like, then built the castle onto that it'd look more like what you are saying. I agree they did not play up the mountain, in mountain fortress as well as it could have been.

I guess is is slightly like KCS but for the most part they are quite unlike each other from what I have seen. The troll fort being able to be placed at wild angles while KCS more or less set in floorplan along straight lines.

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I couldn't agree more, and I feel as though this echoes most fan sentiment. If we truly embrace the fantasy narrative as Org/Troll not only as Other, but as more primitive, then it would have made natural architectural sense for the design to embrace a rugged, primitive design. Trolls/Orgs , as most fantasize them, are not into linear architecture as much as they are ready to go to war...so I envision their design much more sinister, full of archaic booby traps and tricks. The only supposition I guess you could make for the set is to proceed as if the Orcs/Troll inhabit a conquered or abandoned kingdom...perhaps once belonging to the Dwarves even??
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby gormadoc1 » Sat May 02, 2009 5:45 pm

I think its great to have a troll castle, especialy because the king has one as well so it kind of fits together. :)

what i'd like to see is a kings boat like sea serpent now to match up with the troll warship. :D
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sat May 02, 2009 7:33 pm

Gormadoc,

I was just thinking that today actually. How come TLC keeps making boats for the baddies but nothing for the good guys? Last one was 2005 knight's warbarge or something like that. Maybe they are afraid of water?

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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby chump » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:23 am

Sorry, to pump life into this years old thread, but this I thought deserved a mention of what the Troll Mountain's Fortress should have been (had you bought two and were named Hiffie)

http://www.youtube.com/user/HiffieLego# ... XLM12Hpq2Y
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Aliencat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:57 am

That's really well made, great use of two troll's fortresses!
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:34 pm

Neat! Very interesting way to display a MOC! Not to mention the build looks like a lot of fun. Very playable, which is something that I like to see :mrgreen:
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:30 am

Very nice way to display a MOC, plus some other funny movies as well. I wonder where he/she gets the music for the clips.
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Re: thoughts on troll's mountain fortress

Postby footsteps » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:58 am

For some reason, the point where "Another door" is identified tickled my funny bone. Excellent detail inside - that really impressed me.
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