Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

this is just plain ridiculous

Discussion of official LEGO Castle Theme sets and products

Re: This is just plain ridiculous

Postby OverLoad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:17 am

Knight Man wrote:I think that the Lego designers just took all their crazy ideas and made Fright Knights, I mean that theme has some weird stuff and some lousy building. ~KnightMan~


Ever heard of Time Cruisers? Those LEGO designers of the late 90s had to be on some less than legal substances when coming up with it. http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp ... String=157
User avatar
OverLoad
Steward
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:34 am
Location: Windfall Island

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby theboywarrior » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:58 am

That set is the Witch's Magic Manor. It seems that, when designing an alternate build, they got very bored or very drunk... Also, they had too many wings on hand... Hence wotsisname on the horse. What happened to the dragon's original red wings? According to my brother, some guy already tried the stunt with them. :lol:
Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the back of us yet
We’ll fight as long as we live

Image
User avatar
theboywarrior
Steward
 
Posts: 588
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:02 am
Location: Trenzalore. Help.

Re: This is just plain ridiculous

Postby Knight Man » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:55 am

OverLoad wrote:
Knight Man wrote:I think that the Lego designers just took all their crazy ideas and made Fright Knights, I mean that theme has some weird stuff and some lousy building. ~KnightMan~


Ever heard of Time Cruisers? Those LEGO designers of the late 90s had to be on some less than legal substances when coming up with it. http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp ... String=157

Yes I have, the sets look like a bunch of random pieces from many different themes combined, Oh wait they are :lol: . And the last six pages of 697 (1998 alternative model book) are really odd http://www.flickr.com/photos/76575933@N ... hotostream. Oh and almost forgot about U.F.O. and Insectroids. ~KnightMan~
Romans 8:37~ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Joshua 24:15~ ...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Image My Flickr My sets
User avatar
Knight Man
Journeyman
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:00 am
Location: Upper-Midwest, USA

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby mencot » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:28 am

time cruisers, what the :) it is good that I have missed this another is Knights Kingdom II, ridiculous.
Sir Mencot Paladin and rogue
ImageImageImage
Flickr
User avatar
mencot
Twifealdlic Builder
 
Posts: 1179
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:28 am
Location: Den of unforgotten heros

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby Sir Bragallot » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:57 am

Holy mother of... I never saw that line, but it beats Knight's Kingdom II, something I deemed impossible... It doesn't even have any useful parts (not even the mini's!), and the designs look like something my 13-year-old me would put together.

I agree the designs with Fright Knights weren't the best, I very much liked the figs (those torsos and faces, yay!) though, yes even the witch, because Lego hasn't really given us many witches up to this point and thus she's kinda unique. It was also an interesting line for me because of the whole 'Fright' theme; putting scary bad guys in the role of the protagonist was kinda unique for them as well. Practically every time someone creates bad / dark / evil doods, you see at least some parts of the Fright knights appearing.

Of course I may be biased because 2 of my first 3 sets were Fright Knights, but then I agreed the designs weren't all that ;) I believe Lego wanted to give their territory a bit of a 'ruinous' feel, which is interesting, but didn't work out so well...
User avatar
Sir Bragallot
Artisan
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby ffilz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:39 pm

I actually kind of liked Time Cruisers. I thought 6494-1 Mystic Mountain Time Lab was decent. I was happy to get some of the random pieces. I have used almost all of the extra Ice Planet visors I got from these sets to patch up used Ice Planet minifigs I got off eBay. The castle headgear was also useful.

Frank
User avatar
ffilz
Apprentice
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:54 am

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby Shadowviking » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:11 am

lord_of_orks wrote:yeah, I noticed that, but there is still a fright night wearing a skirt and a dark forest man trying to fly on a horse :roflol:

Don't wizards usually wear robes? :P

The dark forester is pretty silly though. :lol:
...and that's how Equestria was made!
flickr | tumblr | teller's tales
User avatar
Shadowviking
Councilor
 
Posts: 1066
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:04 pm
Location: Holland MI

Re: This is just plain ridiculous

Postby Knight Man » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:12 am

You know the witch with the beard maby its a Scottish wizard wearing a kilt :lol: . And it looks like the guy (or maby not) on the dragon has Willas head. So to sum it all up, a Forestman flapping wings at the edge of a cliff, a wizard wearing a kilt or a witch with facial hair issues, and possibly a woman with a spear on a dragon trying to kill the witch/wizard :twitch: :lol: . ~KnightMan~
Last edited by Knight Man on Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Romans 8:37~ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Joshua 24:15~ ...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Image My Flickr My sets
User avatar
Knight Man
Journeyman
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:00 am
Location: Upper-Midwest, USA

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby Sir Kohran » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:06 am

I think whoever was responsible for the packaging images was just having some 'wink to the adults' fun. Or they were extremely careless.

I agree the Fright Knights theme was a ridiculous mess, and it's not so difficult to figure out why Castle effectively vanished for seven years thereafter. What is difficult to figure out is how Lego went from releasing a set like Black Knight's Castle to this in just five years.

I also agree about the hilariously over the top backdrops. Did the Fright Knights skip nearly a millenium and build a shuttle that took them to Mars?
User avatar
Sir Kohran
Sheriff
 
Posts: 1566
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:24 am

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby richardanthonyc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:39 am

Sir Bragallot wrote:Wait, I just realized, they're actually on Draenor.


:lol: You sir are absolutely correct, looks like they are doing a group quest and someone got polymorphed :lol:
SIlent enim leges inter arma

Image
User avatar
richardanthonyc
Archer
 
Posts: 383
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 7:10 pm
Location: The Windy West Of Hibernia

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby Sir Bragallot » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:38 pm

Lol.

Now that we're talking about funny covers anyway, it's not as blatant, but the cover of Black Knight's Castle is pretty funny too. The way it's depicted it's almost like the whole Black Knight army is chasing after the 1 unarmed Wolfpack dude :lol:
User avatar
Sir Bragallot
Artisan
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby BlackenedPurple » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:53 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:I agree the Fright Knights theme was a ridiculous mess, and it's not so difficult to figure out why Castle effectively vanished for seven years thereafter. What is difficult to figure out is how Lego went from releasing a set like Black Knight's Castle to this in just five years.



Looking at the new Monster Fighter's castle makes me wish the Fright Knights had been more along those lines in terms of set design.
Childhood: The flame that burns its brightest when we are least cognisant of it.
User avatar
BlackenedPurple
Peasant
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:40 am

Re: this is just plain ridiculous

Postby Sir Bragallot » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:09 pm

I've noticed the 'alternate build' images included in the instructions are usually quite ridiculous - have you seen those of Royal Knight's castle? :roflol:
User avatar
Sir Bragallot
Artisan
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Previous

Return to LEGO Castle Sets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests