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It's Quiet, too Quiet...

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  1. 1. It's Quiet, too Quiet...

    • 6066 Camouflaged Outpost
      10
    • 6071 Forestmen's Crossing
      15
    • 6077 Forestmen's River Fortress
      3

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For easy reference:

6066: 6066-1-972357550.jpg

6071: 6071-1-966219881.jpg

6077: 6077-2-986527757.jpg

I have to go with 6066, but then there is the Forest Babe to consider... and the incredible brave (or slightly fool-hardy) knight in 6077 ;) .

So which would you nominate?

God Bless (as always :-D ),

Nathan

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For me it has to be 6071... I love the water feature plus gives the horse some drinking water...

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I should also mention I had the rare priviledge of owning a MISB 6077 in 2000 (for approximately 2 minutes). It arrived in the mail and I opened it with all the usual promptness. *Please not this is not a 'Guess what I got in the mail today' thread because I've all ready told you. And the title is different. And it just Isn't *wacko* .*

God Bless,

Nathan

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Now we definitely don't need another Guess what I got in the mail today thread as mine is still unsolved...

You open MISB sets? Is that wise?

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To keep this thread back on topic (since we have another thread related to MISBs) I voted for 6066 ;)

I don't own any of these unfortunatly since they came out during my long dark ages |-/

My choice is a question of design: I like the way the "building" incorporates into nature - being part of the tree!!!!!!!

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6066...then again, you could always combine all three to make one big outpost.

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The River Fortress isn't fairing to well. I don't own any of these sets so I feel my vote is premature. Does anybody own ALL of them?

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The River Fortress isn't fairing to well.  I don't own any of these sets so I feel my vote is premature.  Does anybody own ALL of them?

I do own all of them... and am going to stick with 6066. The river fortress needed an interior and a little more depth so it has to be betwwen the other two ;) ...

God Bless,

Nathan

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Interesting... You failed to mention the 6054 Forestmens Hideout...

6054_forestmens_hideout.jpg

Though the smallest of the above mentioned sets, I believe it is better than them all... Thus my lack of a vote... as of yet ;)

Life is Good.

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Are those blue cascading tiles at the front suppose to represent water or a roof? I've always wondered that...

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Interesting... You failed to mention the 6054 Forestmens Hideout...

6054_forestmens_hideout.jpg

Though the smallest of the above mentioned sets, I believe it is better than them all... Thus my lack of a vote... as of yet ;)

Life is Good.

Believe it or not I thought long and hard before leaving it out... Eventually I decided (perhaps in error) that it was in a different size category (let alone price...) and would confuse the vote because people would be thinking 'excellent small set' or 'brilliant add on' when I wanted to focus more on which of the large hideouts was the best...

Confusing ramble over, you can come out now....

God Bless,

Nathan

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I should further add so as not to seem bias that I have 6054 as well... It included my first target piece *wub* ...

God Bless,

Nathan

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You certainly must be pleased then! However you having answered my question regarding whether the blue cascading tiles at the front are suppose to represent water or a roof?

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I went 6071. If I had a choice between any of them to own I would have picked 6066. I have always liked 6071 though. It makes me think of that catalog I spent hours wishfully thinking about all the sets I would want. That and it is built on a blue (water) baseplate. Like the wolfpack tower, sets built over water have a specialness to them.

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  However you having answered my question regarding whether the blue cascading tiles at the front are suppose to represent water or a roof?

I am qoing to guess it is a roof (since it is on top of the interior and on top of a tree...) but the idea that it was water was the original inspiration for my Woodsmen Waterfall featured in my avatar :-D ... So I guess it is a common thought ;) .

As always God Bless you all,

Nathan

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I voted the 6066.

I like this set very much for it's looks. It is not a fortress like the 6071. It's really a cave with a big tree. you don't expect a hide-out in there.

The Forestmen crossing has a same kind of look, but the crossign looses from the hide-out when it comes to playability. the 6066 has three (!) hidden (!) entrences! And a guardtower hidden in the big tree. And a brown horse (hard to get those days), and a black forestman.

The crossing is more like an addition to the Hide-out. It's like the secret road from the hide-out the the King's Mountain Fortress. The crossing can't stand alone, for it needs two places and a road to exist.

While the hide-out can stand alone, and it doesn't necessarily needs a crossing like this.

which doesn't mean the i don't like the crossing. I just like the hide-out more.

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What do you dudes think about the Dark Forest sets 6024 Bandit Ambush, 6046 Hemlock Stronghold and 6079 Dark Forest Fortress? Do you see this as a continuation of the original Forest Men sub theme or a different and maybe inferior sub theme?

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What do you dudes think about the Dark Forest sets 6024 Bandit Ambush, 6046 Hemlock Stronghold and 6079 Dark Forest Fortress? Do you see this as a continuation of the original Forest Men sub theme or a different and maybe inferior sub theme?

I look at them as an inferior sub theme... mainly because the sets were not designed as well as the original Forestmen & the fact that they call them "Dark Forest" sets...

Life is Good.

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For some reason "Dark Forest" reminds me of a flavour of Yogurt. I'm sure I'm getting my wires crossed somewhere there. Unless some Yogurt company has had a LEGO promotion...

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I voted the 6071 because of the bridge, realy nice *glasses*

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Yes I liked that one too. The whole bridge over the river thing really does it for me...

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I voted the 6066.

I like this set very much for it's looks. It is not a fortress like the 6071. It's really a cave with a big tree. you don't expect a hide-out in there.

The Forestmen crossing has a same kind of look, but the crossign looses from the hide-out when it comes to playability. the 6066 has three (!) hidden (!) entrences! And a guardtower hidden in the big tree. And a brown horse (hard to get those days), and a black forestman.

Hi,

loved your reasoning... and especially your avatar :-D 6066 stands alone as a lego set which is 'hidden' from all 4 sides and still playable...

God Bless,

Nathan

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After reading some explainations, I have come to the realization that the rationale for 6066 seems to be the best... Therefore, I will say 6066 (but only because 6054 is not listed ;) )... You can't go wrong with a hideout that is hidden from all angles + 6 Forestmen minifigs...

Life is Good.

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After reading some explainations, I have come to the realization that the rationale for 6066 seems to be the best... Therefore, I will say 6066 (but only because 6054 is not listed ;) )... You can't go wrong with a hideout that is hidden from all angles + 6 Forestmen minifigs...

Life is Good.

Good to see you come round... my sword arm was tired of being pressed up against you back ;) . Also don't forget that one of the woodsmen was the black crested one...

We're so close to at least a tie now...

God Bless,

Nathan

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Well, the sentimental part of me would have said 6077, because it was the first set I remember getting as a gift (along wiht the 6054, same day ;) ). But I can't argue with six Forestmen in a fairly low-priced set ($22 at retail in the USA originally, I believe)... Oh, and you can lower your sword now, unless it is light grey or black, & I will be stealing it from you ;) as I could always use more...

Life is Good.

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