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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:16 am

These pics give some nice additional angles on these sets from what I'd seen before. BTW, I hadn't said this before, but the new chicken element really reminds me of the old style Fisher Price people (the round wooden ones, as opposed to the new molded plastic ones) farm chicken:
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Re: New York Toy Fair 2011

Postby DaleDVM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:37 am

OrangeBlooded31 wrote:The only set I'm not a big fan of is the Dragon's prison wall (?) The barding and new Knight is awesome, but I think we could have received a better design than a wall for the next Dragon building.


Actually I for one am glad it is just a facade on the prison. I really wanted the barding to come in a $20.00 set so I could get multiples. I love the Lion Knight's barding from Dragon Prison set last year. Unfortunately a $50.00 pricetage is just a bit much to collect many of them.

The way I look at this set is... it is a battlepack with an armored horse instead of one of the figures. Then throw in $5.00 worth of brick to top it off! In that light, I find this the best buy of all the sets. It is minifig rich with a low price per piece!
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby Username » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:40 am

Looks like a new plate/slope combo piece in front of the water wheel connected to the blue plate.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby DaleDVM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:47 am

Good catch username. It certainly is a new part.

I am just wondering what purpose they made the part for? I haven't noticed it in any other sets coming out.
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Re: New York Toy Fair 2011

Postby OrangeBlooded31 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:57 am

DaleDVM wrote:Actually I for one am glad it is just a facade on the prison. I really wanted the barding to come in a $20.00 set so I could get multiples. I love the Lion Knight's barding from Dragon Prison set last year. Unfortunately a $50.00 pricetage is just a bit much to collect many of them.

The way I look at this set is... it is a battlepack with an armored horse instead of one of the figures. Then throw in $5.00 worth of brick to top it off! In that light, I find this the best buy of all the sets. It is minifig rich with a low price per piece!


That is a good point. I'm still coming out of my "dark ages" and need to start looking at sets more in that light.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby Papy.G » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:44 am

DaleDVM wrote:Good catch username. It certainly is a new part.

I am just wondering what purpose they made the part for? I haven't noticed it in any other sets coming out.


It was already stated on the nurnberg's topic two weeks ago, but nobody seems to have read others' contributions. :roll:
The blacksmith will have at least 3-4 of this part, two under the roof top.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby DaleDVM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:26 pm

Sorry about that Pappy G. I do remember reading your comment but on the lower resolution pictures I couldn't figure out which piece you were talking about. My bad and a great find on your part.

This is the offending part in question.

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It was also used on a car in one of the police city sets. However, neither of the uses I have seen of this piece are very imaginative. I think we will soon see a more useful implementation of this parts usefulness. As reviews of the 2011 sets come out we should get an answer. I can't imagine TLG making a new mold without a good use for the part.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby H3LLB0Y3 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:12 pm

Oh good! Moar links :D
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Its nice to finally see the mini weapons on the blacksmith set in detail. im sure ill picking up a few of these to add some variety to my men-at-arms.

Also, although this is terribly trivial, its nice to see the POTC bottle piece getting into other 2011 sets. its such a cool and much needed piece IMHO.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby Karrde » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:15 pm

That slope is also available in some of the new Atlantis sets, it's a lovely little part and could be very useful!
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby BTappel » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:19 pm

Does anyone know if the king is getting a silver sword this time? The new pics make it look that way.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby DaleDVM » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:55 pm

According to Nabii, who designed the new slope piece, it was designed primarily for use with cockpit windshields. A realm of building I know very little about.

Obviously Nabii found a way to make a smooth roof with the piece as well as you can see if you follow Karrde's link. However, to get the nice smooth roof you really have to use a lot of parts. I'm not sure the look is worth it. On a small MOC it may be useful but my buildings are just too big to go through all those parts for what I consider a minor improvement.

I would imagine the piece will be used readily to add shape and dimesion to a lot of MOCs. Since it has the plate attached, perhaps more easily than the cheese slope piece.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby elondisc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:39 pm

i don't get the chicken pieces. in the medieval market place village all the birds are made out of bricks and they look great! why shift over to the pre made molds? I think they look cheap and out of place, more playmobil than lego style.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby H3LLB0Y3 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:16 pm

elondisc wrote:i don't get the chicken pieces. in the medieval market place village all the birds are made out of bricks and they look great! why shift over to the pre made molds? I think they look cheap and out of place, more playmobil than lego style.

I disagree. all Lego animals have a certain style that sets them apart. personally i thought the brick-built chickens were a sad joke in a menagerie of fantastic animals :?
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Re: New York Toy Fair 2011

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:26 am

Papy is right. I just goes to show how often people acutally read the topics here. ;) Since these Gizmodo pics are probably the images we'll find on the s@h website soon and really don't show anything we haven't seen before, this topic is getting merged with the NYToyfair thread.
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Re: Gizmodo Kingdoms 2011 Pics

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:14 am

elondisc wrote:i don't get the chicken pieces. in the medieval market place village all the birds are made out of bricks and they look great! why shift over to the pre made molds? I think they look cheap and out of place, more playmobil than lego style.


The same thing could be said for horses. Most people regard the molded horses as a success, but among my figures, they're a little bit out of place.
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