Knights Kingdom 2005
Posted 12 February 2005 - 09:07 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:13 PM
DoubleT, on Feb 12 2005, 10:20 PM, said:
AND I like the big Bionicle swords by the bridge!
Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:11 PM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 02:44 PM
Bloody Jay, on Feb 26 2005, 06:56 PM, said:
Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:37 PM
vader316, on Mar 1 2005, 01:50 PM, said:
Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:53 PM
Bricks0937, on Mar 2 2005, 06:54 AM, said:
That was my main beef with the first wave of Knights.
I like my heroes to be in the minority, so they overcome adversity.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 08:33 PM
languages, on Apr 5 2005, 02:20 PM, said:
Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:50 PM
As far as all you (star wars loving) castle haters out there ;) I am here to say, and I quote myself, "shame on you!" :oo LEGO has never been about realism or historical accuracy. They only mimic real concepts and transform them into wonderful, nearly indestructible childrens toys. No LEGO castle has ever been realistic. No bathrooms, beds, fireplaces, hallways, cookerys, servants, or any other such thing you would find in a real castle is to be found. They never even had stairs or ladders in most of them. |-D
That is the beauty of it all. Imagination, play, explode and rebuild what else do you need? I know some people on this forum are from England and France too. The thought of the red, green and black armored knights should make you happy. Almost every Arthurian legend has those characters in it. The blue and purple knights might be a little out there but certainly not the others. Honestly, I was hoping they would have made more colors for year two. Imagine a classic yellow, white, blue knight or something newer and bold like dark red, dark blue, teal, orange or pink. *sick* Well no, not pink. Each one from a different land with a different heraldic symbol. Each one could make up a knight of Camelot. Add merlin in and away you go. :oD
Well one can dream of a dozen different colored knights sitting round the giants ring with flagens and turkey legs in hand. *wub* Long live Camelot, long live king Arthur, long live those funny little LEGO figures that have romantic and silly looking armor on, long live LEGO castle! :P
Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:15 PM
The old castle sets were perfect. I suggest you buy one Royal Knight's Castle and one Castle of Morcia, compare the two, and then report back.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:41 PM
I'll agree with Bloody Jay. We LIKE castles, and we WANT castles (take those words from a HUGE SW FAN ;) ). I was not a great fan of the first series of KK, especially for the colors of the knights themselves: its as horrible as those crappy DINOs ;) .
I think that year 2 is getting real good!!!!, especially for parts (great new color of armors and weapons, great black pieces...).
If only TLC could make a Knight of the Round Table theme *wub* , oh well its never gonna happen, but I do look forward to these new sets ;)
Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:29 AM
I agree that while the year one KK2 ended up being 0.12 a piece, it is still reasonable. Dragon Masters* was almost 0.15 a piece and you ended up with less minifigs if you bought 1 of every set in each theme. With inflation and increased market costs, you would think a theme sold in 2005 (per piece) would be much more than one made in 1993. In 2000 the original KK was released at over 0.16 cents per piece. *wacko*
As far as king Arthur goes the knights in KK2 are less colorful than those in legend. In the tale of Gawain and the green knight, the knight not only has green armor and a helmet but his skin is greenish and so is his beard. *sick* We are talking green! Mordred wore armor that was entirely black much like what Vladek wears. :^D I know there is another knight that wear all red armor. Though I do not remember his name.
For me the bottom line is that while every** castle series has it's short comings KK2 really has some great personality. The sets can be lack luster in areas but I never keep sets built anyway. The color of the armor is great in my opinion. I really like having my elite guards all dressed in red armor. No one says how silly the orange rebel pilots look, or how the royal guards look unrealistic in red. It is fantasy. :X:
Besides if all your knights wear gray or dark gray with a different color plume stuck in the top wouldn't that be boring? I have some pictures of a battle scene I recently did for CC. Check it out. Battle You can see some of the uses I have for my green knights. *twisted*
*comparisson (I chose DM because some of the earlier themes intermingled too much to determine what belonged where)
**with the possible exception of the entire forestman theme
Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:44 AM
As far as the knights, if they're GOING to do Arthurian sets, they should just DO them. As far as I can tell, the raid of the Citadel of Orlan for the MYSTICAL 2X2 TRANS-ORANGE DISC :oo isn't part of any legend. I agree - Arthurian sets would be cool. That's not what these are.
The reason nobody says how silly the Star Wars figures look is twofold:
1) they don't look silly.
2) they're movie-accurate.
I'm not saying every knight should be identical - I'm all for army diversity - but they shouldn't be fruity either.
Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:39 PM
We will need a referee type official to lay down some fair rules. Then we can build and let the Eurobricks community decide which looks silly and which doesn't. I think we should limit the size and building time. You can build in either Star wars or pre-KK2 and I will build in KK2.
Do you accept my challange? :o
Is there an official man (or woman) enough to handle the rules? :o
Will this post get me excessively flamed and booted for Eurobricks? |-D
Who rocks the house, KK2 rocks the house!!!! :^D
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