Lord of the Rings
Four new sets for August, all of which were fantastic.
79005, The Wizard Battle, small £12 set featuring Saruman and Gandalf the Grey
79006, The Council of Elrond, £30, looks pretty much like I remember it from the film, and features Elrond, Arwen, Frodo and Gimli
79007, Battle at the Black Gate, £60, which we've all seen and which contains Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Mouth of Sauron and two Mordor Orcs
79008, Pirate Ship Ambush, £90, quite a reasonable ship using the usual parts. I think it has three mid-sections. Brown sails, nine minifigs: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, KIng of the deas, 2 soldiers of the dead, Pirate of Umbar, which the guy on the stand reckons is supposed to be the one played by Peter Jackson, and two Mordor Orcs.
Very few of the finished minifigs were actually on display so I can't tell you whether the orcs were different to last year's.
Huw wrote: 70403 Dragon peak, £35: Damsel imprisoned in a small prison, which is raised up and reached by spiral staircase. Two of knights with a large catapault, a red/black wizard (I presume) and a red dragon, not unlike those in the fantasy-era castle sets.
Sir Bragallot wrote:Sir Prog wrote:...And where's that MAYAN's Lego line?!?!
It went extinct.
AK_Brickster wrote:Let's stay on-topic, gents.
If the small castle set is $10, then that's only $2.50 a minifig, plus parts. Seems like a whale of a deal to me!
Sir Bragallot wrote:The bottom line of what I'm saying though, is that if themes last longer and are (slightly) overlapping, it just creates sooo much more possibility... It even gave rise to the biggest Lego Castle mystery to me: is the Royal King a Dragon Knight? Or was he a Dragon Knight first before he became King? If any of these scenarios are ture, what is that Dragon Knight doing in Royal Drawbridge? See, this is what gets kid's imagination going, rather than short lines with clear relationships where everything is made out. I don't know if this is true for everyone, but I think most people also appreciate having time to get together a proper, consistent force... even as a kid I stayed loyal to the overall (in terms of parts) disappointing KK I theme, and I stopped buying because the Rainbow Knights could fit in nowhere with the guys I had.