I wonder, why has this set has been filed under "out of production" in the CCC-set list, while Canada and USA are the only two S@H countries where it is not available anymore? I've mailed Ben about this, but didn't recieve any reaction.
The Green Meanie wrote:Woah, lets not go overboard there, Pachino. Its a great set yes, but I'm not sure about best ever.
In my and many others opinion, it is the greatest set ever. It has been voted by LUGNET members as number one, and the only reason that it's not at the #1 spot currently, is that some very envious Space fans malliciously downrated all the sets that stood above their own favourites with zero ratings. And I'm very proud to say that for the Blacksmith Shop they had to use even two zero's to nock it of the top position in the list, that's how wide the gap was.
architect wrote:The interior modifications by the product designers were good for the most part but it would have been nice to leave certain items like the spinning wheel in the new model.
This was 100% intentional. The ommision of the spinning wheel can be explained from the fact that Daniel had a special clause included in his contact with TLC, describing the design of spinning wheel specificly excluded from the deal. He wanted to keep copyright on this particular design for himself, because he foretold the posibillity for later use in another custom set. Indeed his final set, Vlad's Tower, contains the spinning wheel again. Legaly, he would not have been able to do that when the design was not excluded.
With friendly greetings, M. Moolhuysen.