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It's Quiet, too Quiet...

  1. 6066 Camouflaged Outpost (10 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. 6071 Forestmen's Crossing (15 votes [53.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.57%

  3. 6077 Forestmen's River Fortress (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

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#1 Norro

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 12:37 AM

For easy reference:
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     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?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 12:42 AM

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

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:21 PM

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* .*

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:42 PM

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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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:51 PM

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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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:58 PM

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

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 02:36 AM

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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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:05 PM

mister_phes, on May 8 2005, 02:36 AM, said:

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  ;) ...

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:27 PM

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

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:33 AM

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

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:38 AM

ed_dotcom, on May 8 2005, 07:27 PM, said:

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

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    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....

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:03 AM

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

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:09 AM

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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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:47 PM

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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Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:13 PM

mister_phes, on May 9 2005, 01:09 AM, said:

  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  ;) .

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:34 AM

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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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:25 AM

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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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:37 AM

mister_phes, on May 10 2005, 09:25 AM, said:

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...

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:12 PM

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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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

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

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:43 PM

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

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:29 PM

ThomasBrickheim, on May 10 2005, 12:34 AM, said:

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...

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:51 PM

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...

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:54 PM

ed_dotcom, on May 10 2005, 08:51 PM, said:

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...

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       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...

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:14 PM

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...

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