Kev wrote:Got my first '13 castle set. The small one with 4 figs & a dog. I had forgotten that they replaced the classic sword with the new one with the redesigned crossguard. What a piece of junk! It's as close as i could imagine of something coming from megablox.
Why they got rid of the useful minifig hand/clip compatible on the old sword with the new one that gives me flashbacks of that nasty sci-fi sword that came with the jellybean knights a few years back. Stupid, stupid decision. Question: Do any of the designers at lego ever actually play with the toys?
I know. I feel the same way. The new sword is pointless. Why not use either the gladius, claymore, or classic sword? I mean, the classic sword even looks better. And the crosspiece is a bar! That can be useful. I don't know what the Lion king was thinking when he equipped his mounted knights with something that withers in comparison to what(claymore) a dragon unmounted knight(see kings castle) is using. Use the glamorous or claymore or bring back the classic sword.
Sir Erathor wrote:
I haven't built the King's Castle yet, but so far Dragon Mountain is my least favourite for what you get for the price, though the dragon is awesome. The Forest Ambush and Gatehouse Raid tie at the top of my list.
By the way, has anyone noticed that in the LEGO catalogue the Lion knight included in the King's Castle is named 'The White Knight', even though he's exactly the same as the Lion knight included in Dragon Mountain? The Dragon Mountain knight is just called 'Lion Knight'. Not a big deal, just something I noticed
Actually, I've seen what the one from dragon mountain looks like, and I have the kings castle(which is awesome), so I know they have different faces. The kings castle ones face is awesome. It's got a grimace and a grey-Brown beard.
Formendacil wrote:Do those who have the new Castle sets want to weigh in on the new bardings? So far I have failed completely to warm to them from the pictures in the box-art--possibly because the poses they're given that utilise the new horse's ability to rear don't "work" in my imagination with the barding (an imagination coloured by an understanding of how the old horses and bardings worked). How do they come off in person?
The new bardings are fine, but they look a little.....dress-like=p. Although, they look a lot better in person then when I saw them online. The new helmets are great, and have a nice "scaled" effect on the neck area. There is a bar hole on the "forehead".
Medieval Guy wrote:
Tastymuffins wrote:Does it bother anyone that the breastplates on these guy are darker than their helmets. It just looks off.
I always try to avoid weird color differences like that when I'm making minifigures, but it's actually kind of difficult. There are too many different colors that can be used for metal.
Is the King's crown metallic gold instead of the usual color?
Yes, it's metallic. I have the set. He also comes with a nice dark blue cape, too.