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Idea Book 250: Week III Reviews

Postby architect » Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:33 pm

Check out the medieval fair! See the Sedan Chair, Princess' Coach, Keg Stand, the Golden Barrel, the Barbeque, Knight's Training, and Knight's Tent.

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Postby Sir Terrance » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:26 pm

Wow, I like them all a lot. My favourite is the last one, since I really like the black and red on the tent. The little chicken on the fire is a neat design too. Very cool models.
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Postby cnelson » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:07 pm

This just got me thinking how TLC would implement the sedan chair today:

http://www.carlnelson.com/images/lego/newchair.jpg

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Postby Linus » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:07 pm

These are great! My personal favorite is the Barbeque.
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Postby Formendacil » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:26 pm

I love all of these!

These are better than the others.

I love the bar. (If I may be so modern as to call it that.) And the tent.

And the rest of it.

These would make better sets than the real ones we have today. Maybe spruce them up with civilian figs and a few additional pieces. Maybe change the faction symbols to KK2 (SIGH!!!), but you've got some good sets here.

Pity TLC doesn't look at it that way.
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Postby Dragon Master » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:51 pm

Ben and Yaron,

You guys are doing such a great job on this. Its nice to see the models separate and with a bit of a description, the little ones can be overlooked when taking the pages as a whole.

What I love about this week is that it is absolutly essential stuff. One of my qualms about the "Golden Age" was that there was rarely a barrel or piece of food. These look nice alongside the often hollow castles of the age.

Sadly, TLC has since lost all sight of this realism.

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PS Yaron and Ben should make all the idea books (except the last one).
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Postby footsteps » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:11 pm

cnelson wrote:This just got me thinking how TLC would implement the sedan chair today:

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Blech.

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What really scares me is how right you are. The comparison is 'night and day'. I'm loving these 'new' old models. Three cheers for unbridled imagination.

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Postby Sir Vincent » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:02 pm

I want instructions for the barbeque and the pub...
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:30 pm

Redwine: "Let's go the Golden Barrel first!"

Two-Tonic: "Keg Stand!"

Redwine: "Golden...wait, BABES!"

Two-Tonic: "I like the one in carriage."

Redwine: "You're not sober! The one in the sedan chair!"

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Postby Emperor James » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:32 pm

These are awesome. I would like to see tlc try to do one of these with kk2... they would very much regret using all of the baby blocks.
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Postby wlister » Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:52 pm

While all of these models were nice to look at, I was never able to build them well enough to make myself happy. These were well before the Internet was on the horizon and waaay before Bricklink. I love the inventiveness, but the use of all those rare slopes and non-castle pieces did take away from the enjoyment I had as kid . I had the idea book and only castle sets to make these alternate models with. So I love the designs, but I have to give it an 8/10 because I had the book and not being able to make these fine models was disappointing.

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Postby Daimyo » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:19 pm

I love both the beer stands. Live, from Black Falcon's Fortress... Oktobrickfest!
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Postby tanzirian » Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:50 am

The chair and tent are beautiful little creations. Some of the early castle system would benefit from colorful additions like these. For instance, if I was dictator of TLC and rereleasing 6080, I would put that tent on the outside (and add red/yellow and blue/yellow horse barding!).
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Postby Webrain » Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:08 pm

Let me start by saying thanks for all your comments. Ben and I are glad that you liked the article so much. We never expected such a great response...

I have to agree with you guys that the models this week are probably the best ones.

Cnelson Wrote:

This just got me thinking how TLC would implement the sedan chair today:

http://www.carlnelson.com/images/lego/newchair.jpg


To our horror you are probably correct. So I wouldn't give TLC idea's like that :lol:

Dragon Master Wrote:

Ben and Yaron,

You guys are doing such a great job on this. Its nice to see the models separate and with a bit of a description, the little ones can be overlooked when taking the pages as a whole.


Thanks

PS Yaron and Ben should make all the idea books (except the last one).


I don't see us doing the other books in the next short period, however we might make a few selectable models out of them

Sir Vincent Wrote:

I want instructions for the barbeque and the pub...


The Barbeque model is really easy to make, don't give up :lol:

Wlister Wrote:

While all of these models were nice to look at, I was never able to build them well enough to make myself happy. These were well before the Internet was on the horizon and waaay before Bricklink. I love the inventiveness, but the use of all those rare slopes and non-castle pieces did take away from the enjoyment I had as kid .


I know eactly what you mean. Nonetheless even though I workede really hard to get those parts, those models just worth it.

Thanks again everybody for the great comments

I hope this article will give you inspration to build. Nowdays thanks to BL and Ebay we can get our hands on weird unavailable bricks...

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Postby cnelson » Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:26 am

These posts got me thinking (therefore I'm probably off topic)...

This probably sounds strange coming from someone who's working on a modular castle where the average module is 1,000+ pieces, but true skill is building something on a small scale that is elegant, clever, and makes good use of bricks. These Idea Book models show why the designers work for Lego and not I. ;-)

Take, for example, the cat in the brick built beasts article--5 pieces, yet eloquently evokes the spirit of what it represents.

That is why Yaron and Ben deserve heartfelt thanks for making these Idea Book creations.

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