Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:25 AM
One could almost say that the new Pirates theme is predominantly a "land-lovers" theme at the moment, with more land sets than ships. This may change in the future, but at least at present.
In comparison to License themes like Batman where vehicles are predominant, would you have expected the new Pirate theme to have more ships & sails or land-loving island sets?
As a pirate fan, what do you enjoy more?
I'm not sure if a topic like this has been previously discussed, but I'm curious to read your thoughts on the subject. I've added a poll for some extra fun.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:31 AM
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:51 AM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:02 AM
So, I guess I'm a land-lover.
PS: Why is this thread called "Vessels & Vehicles"? Shouldn't it be more something like "Vessels & Islands"?
Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:08 AM
I was comparing ships and vehicles (for non-pirate themes), with buildings and structures. Savy?
Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:55 AM
But for this poll I have to say that I like ships better.
When I get the Soldier's Fort I am going to take the two weapon racks from two Soldier's Arsenal impulse sets and make a small armory to fill one of the empty structures. I'll have to wait to get a ship when maybe a cheaper one comes out since I am on a tight budget.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:52 AM
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Nah, I like structures these days, but I would still like a decent Imperial boat.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:56 AM
Even small ships that have brickbuilt hulls like the ship in the imperial trading post would be nice. Sure, we get an occasional raft- but what about a few more merchant ships with a raiding pirate longboat hot in pursuit?
As far as a variety of sail configurations, maybe Lego could build a schooner that actually has a schooner like sails configuration!
I vote ships- but I ships that are not all the same.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:22 AM
Of course, with a Pirates line, you have to have a fair share of ships. But without a fort or village to pillage, or an island to hide your treasure on, all those boats become kind of pointless, and totally repetitive.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:00 AM
But I think ships are the main part of a Pirates theme! So I voted ships
Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:42 PM
I've only created a pirate display once before. It had two ships that were both set up as docked, rather than an epic battle at sea. My desire to set up a pirate scene focusses on the land aspect. I think that the land/island just offers so many more possibilities and play, rather than a ship. If you had asked me to compare these when I was much younger, I probably would have said I liked ships better for that swoosh value (mentioned by someone above).
Tacitus mentions the Batman theme above, and this is exactly what I was thinking when I initiated this poll. In most themes, I think I like buildings/bases better than vessels and vehicles.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:31 PM
I voted ships. It is the key thing that makes me interested in the pirate theme in the first place.
Also, the contitution i'm currently building is much bigger than any pirate fort i've made in the past.
I'll be hard pressed to make a dock big enough to manage that ship.
Clipper ships were the first sailing ships i liked,
then master and commander came out and i've been reading about ships all over the world ever since.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:56 PM
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:12 AM
It's a shame they've abandoned showing alternate models as having a pic of a really long and varied Soldier's Fort on the back of 6242 would probably inspire a lot of kids to pester their parents to get more copies of that set!
Obviously you can't have a Pirates theme without vessels and vehicles but it seems that TLC will always produce more vehicles than places to navigate them between, so I agree with Fluyt that it's really a question of priority.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:17 AM
My reasoning is, I love the bsb, and ITP, the ITP is on land but I would still class it as a sailing set (due to the harbor and the merchant). I honestly can not stand those pirate hideaway islands, the only "island" I like is enchanted... and thats not pirate territory.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:57 PM
I'm interested in land-things too of course but ships are just better.
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