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#401 Wout

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:27 PM

I'm very happy about the new pirates set (and the fish :pir_laugh2: )
the only thing I can think about is maybe the big island piece, I hope it is not too big and made of smaller bricks
I'm also happy there is a normal soldier in the impulseset and not an officer. In the good old pirates set the normal soldiers were mostly outnumbered by officiers   :pir-laugh: (atleast in the set I have)

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#402 Faramir

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:05 PM

View Postblueandwhite, on Sep 4 2008, 10:25 PM, said:

Also, when LEGO first announced Dino Attack/Vikings, didn't they initially intend for the two lines to be market specific (Dino Attack for the US and Vikings for Europe).  Who's to say that LEGO might not re-attempt something like this?  I hope I'm wrong (I really want a couple of those ships without having to import) but given that we haven't had any official announcement on this line I don't want to be disappointed as I was with the Advant Calender.
Vikings was, ultimately, released in the US. And since we haven't seen any other lines that look like they would be US specific, I don't think Lego would be released different lines in different countries again.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:42 PM

View PostFaramir, on Sep 6 2008, 08:05 PM, said:

Vikings was, ultimately, released in the US. And since we haven't seen any other lines that look like they would be US specific, I don't think Lego would be released different lines in different countries again.
Do you mean to say that the Vikings theme was only released in the US? If so, how did I buy sets from it in a number of different shops, in England?  :pir_wacko:

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:18 AM

I believe the original pirate line was released in the U.S., and so will the new one.  There is such a demand for a new pirate line that it would be dumb for the Lego group not to release new pirate sets unto us North Americans.  I sure as hell will buy them, and if they were not released to us, I would order them.
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#405 Faramir

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

View PostShoc, on Sep 6 2008, 05:42 PM, said:

Do you mean to say that the Vikings theme was only released in the US? If so, how did I buy sets from it in a number of different shops, in England?  :pir_wacko:

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Umm... no, I meant just what I said  :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:58 PM

View PostFaramir, on Sep 7 2008, 08:40 PM, said:

Umm... no, I meant just what I said  :pir_laugh2:
Oh yeah, sorry, I see now. I was confused then, I'm not sure why I said that when it was obvious what you meant...  :pir_wacko:  :pir-laugh:

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:36 AM

I'm also scared that these might not make it to North America.  The fact that power miners was not in the Spain catalog and pirates was not mentioned in the press release might just be a coincidence, though.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

I caint wait till the Pirate Line returns to shelfs. My first set'll be the fort, well that is after I get 10 Star Wars Clone Battle Packs and an AAT. But I'll getthat fort yet. Plus they come out at different times.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

View PostFaramir, on Sep 6 2008, 09:05 PM, said:

Vikings was, ultimately, released in the US. And since we haven't seen any other lines that look like they would be US specific, I don't think Lego would be released different lines in different countries again.

Except for auqaraiders. Wich was only released in europe in very limited numbers (S@H, lego stores...)

edit: Avatar was also US only.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:12 PM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Sep 9 2008, 04:50 PM, said:

Except for auqaraiders. Wich was only released in europe in very limited numbers (S@H, lego stores...)

edit: Avatar was also US only.
Really? I thought Aqua raiders was a general release. Ah well.  :pir-sceptic:
And Avatar was US only because I'm sure no one has heard of it outside of the US.  :pir-hmpf_bad:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:37 PM

Aquaraiders was in the shops (Smyths Toys) here in Ireland.

The only reason I can think of for Lego not releasing Pirates in the US, is with the dollar even still being worth less, they may try to maintain a US presence but not commit as much to the market. Fortunately the dollar is appreciating a small bit again (now the Pound Sterling is going down against the Euro - nice for anyone here in Ireland buying from UK on ebay :)

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:02 AM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Sep 10 2008, 07:50 AM, said:

Except for auqaraiders. Wich was only released in europe in very limited numbers (S@H, lego stores...)

edit: Avatar was also US only.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:19 AM

These are some great looking sets. I'm bound to hunt for those Guard Impulses, and also the map battle set. A good number of those will give me quite a few guards and cannons. Coupled with the Imperial Fort set, a little bit of adding onto it, and I'll have a nice little base. Then I'll look at acquiring that ship...so happy to see Pirates are back!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 12:51 PM

I think removing the big ugly Jolly Roger from the ship's sail was a smart move... If they really remove it in the final version that is. As for the Impulse sets, I'm going to get plenty of the soldier ones and maybe just one/two of the pirate ones (I prefer having another large military force to having another horde of pirates  :pir-classic: ).

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:02 PM

View PostDreamweb, on Sep 15 2008, 10:51 PM, said:

I think removing the big ugly Jolly Roger from the ship's sail was a smart move... If they really remove it in the final version that is. As for the Impulse sets, I'm going to get plenty of the soldier ones and maybe just one/two of the pirate ones (I prefer having another large military force to having another horde of pirates :pir-classic: ).
Sounds like a plan. It always annoyed me that lego pirates had better ships and more men than lego navy. Historically inacurate.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:08 PM

Well, that's because the theme was called Pirates, so it was like "pirates featuring soldiers" and not the other way round... Fortunately we MOC builders have the power to get it straight.
I still hope they release a ship for soldiers in the next wave of sets though.

Oh, and it just hit me that the lack of pirate symbol on the sail makes the new ship more versatile and easier to use as a soldiers' ship... Just like BSB in the good old days...

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:34 PM

View PostNorrington, on Sep 10 2008, 12:12 AM, said:

Really? I thought Aqua raiders was a general release. Ah well.  :pir-sceptic:
And Avatar was US only because I'm sure no one has heard of it outside of the US.  :pir-hmpf_bad:

Yes we have, I watched every episode in english, and its coming on a local tc show for kids in german (sucks though) in germany here ;)

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:55 PM

View PostDreamweb, on Sep 15 2008, 11:08 PM, said:

Well, that's because the theme was called Pirates, so it was like "pirates featuring soldiers" and not the other way round... Fortunately we MOC builders have the power to get it straight.
I still hope they release a ship for soldiers in the next wave of sets though.

True, but very very inaccurate! I do hope there will be a wave of sets following.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:06 PM

I hadn't noticed that about the absence of the skull and crossbones motif on the sails in the latest photo. I sincerely hope that is the case with the final version.

A pity about the chain to hold up the front sail. I'm all in favour of doing away with loose string (it's an awful hassle and always seemed unlego-ish), but surely they could have used that special string piece that has studs attached to either end, rather than a clunky chain halfway up the ship mast?

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:20 PM

I agree. A stupid design there. That's for sure. Oh well. All we can do is be grateful pirates are back at all!

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:10 PM

Yes, I too am glad the the UGGGGLY skull and crossbones was removed. I *barfed* when I saw it! But 79.99 Euros for the ship... *megablocks*! Way too much, as is the 49.99 Euro Soldier Fort thing.

Yes, I too am glad the the UGGGGLY skull and crossbones was removed. I *barfed* when I saw it! But 79.99 Euros for the ship... *megablocks*! Way too much, as is the 49.99 Euro Soldier Fort thing.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Sep 17 2008, 02:55 PM, said:

True, but very very inaccurate! I do hope there will be a wave of sets following.
Inaccurate - yes. But also - probably - more appealing to children. And I don't think that proportion is gonna change in new wave of sets. But I won't cry because of that - I'll just buy more soldiers and less pirates...  :pir-classic:

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

I nearly missed those new pictures, the impulse set is perfect and just want I wanted. Now with any luck the shako price might come down to something more affordable.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:38 PM

View PostCardinal Brick, on Sep 17 2008, 08:29 AM, said:

I nearly missed those new pictures, the impulse set is perfect and just want I wanted. Now with any luck the shako price might come down to something more affordable.


Are there new pictures somewhere?  Can someone provide a link please?  Thanks!


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View PostGen. Knowledge, on Sep 18 2008, 04:38 AM, said:

Are there new pictures somewhere? Can someone provide a link please? Thanks!


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