Mr. Shiny & New wrote:I think this set is underrated; it gets zero points for execution but it's probably a difficult concept to pull off. For one thing, LEGO is trying to build an airship that is powered by a dragon. The piece count has to be kept down (for the price point), and yet it needs enough "features" to satisfy marketing. Most likely it has to stand up on its own (physically) which is why the dragon is above, instead of beside, the airship, on those rigid 'rigging' pieces.
Other builders have built nice (fantasy-themed, of course) airships and the concept is not totally flawed. But the problem of trying to build a convincing airship, with enough 'weapons', etc, in this piece count, overcame the poor designer. This, combined with the hated witch minifig leads this ship to the pit of shame.
I think a good idea for those who hate this set so much would be to try to re-imagine it, using the same approx parts count, while trying to meet the marketing criteria: armed airship, dragon, magic-user (witch?)... It could be a good C-C.com contest
arc wrote:The problem with it, imho, isn't that it's too fantastic, it's that it's badly designed and it doesn't really "imply" anything. I look at this, and all I really see are some Lego bricks, whereas if I look at many of the other Castle sets, I see a cart, or a tower, or whatever.
architect wrote:However, Witch's Windship crosses a line of being more fantasy than castle, and that is bad.
According to InterTran, you've called this set a "collarbone".jokkna wrote:this set can be described in one Icelandic word: viðbjóð(your).
I disagree. Though it is an unimaginative little set, the catapult at least has useful parts.jokkna wrote:ithink it is the next worst lego castle set ever. the worst was set nr 5994.
Aliencat wrote:and the whole Fright Knights theme partially caused my dark age because it was so inferior to the themes before it.
footsteps wrote:According to InterTran, you've called this set a "collarbone".
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