Edited by Jack Bricker, 15 October 2011 - 03:17 AM.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:01 AM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:16 AM
Supporting in Cuusoo: trebuchet, big trees, medieval theatre wagon, blacksmith's house...
Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:24 AM
Yeah, I found that out after I posted. What a letdown. Ah, well maybe Lego will come out with a dragon castle next year. I have heard a lot of rumors that Lego LOTR is coming out so maybe those sets will be good too. I do have to say though that I am a little worried that Lego will botch LOTR like they botched POTC. If Lego did that I would be really disappointed.
Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:46 PM
Of course, I tend to have a more positive view of a lot of sets than many people, so perhaps you're right and the PotC sets simply didn't meet customers' expectations.
This same factor, of course, does make me worry whether a LotR license would have staying power. And while I don't feel a theme has to be a multi-year success to be enjoyable, I would rather see TLG explore the potential of Kingdoms more thoroughly unless they feel another castle theme would offer more lasting creative opportunities.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:15 AM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:46 AM
Not to be a stickler for a tickler but that movie actually did much better in theaters both in the US and around the world, but I agree they could have done a bit better on sets.
— Terry Pratchett
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:20 AM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:44 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:53 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:58 PM
Real shame... But I guess we were bracing ourselves for it because of the Joust set. Do you have any info on a replacement theme?
Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:06 PM
I think the release schedule is an overlooked source of information. It doesn't contain any information on sets. It lists the themes that gets new sets in a specific month and also how many sets that theme gets.
Kind of like this:
... and so on
(I just added random names and numbers to the list)
The list we have at work is for the full year. There are two new themes for 2 HY on that list that are yet to be confirmed and I believe that at least one of these themes hasn't been mentioned on this site at all.
Edited by Mirandir, 17 October 2011 - 06:07 PM.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:22 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:48 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:35 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:03 PM
I look forward to hearing more details from you, Mirandir. Hopefully I will like one of those two new second-half themes. Thanks for commenting.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:10 PM
I think we will see some summer sets announced later. Much like it happened last year.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:19 AM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:24 AM
So while a lot of people were happy for a new pirates movie, I think the... fandom? just wasn't as great this time around.
EDIT: Let me get back on topic, though... I, for one, will be a lot happier spending less on sets next year. I may not even buy the joust set... definitely not two. I only like the maiden in the green dress.
Edited by fred67, 18 October 2011 - 02:27 AM.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:10 AM
What is MMV?
Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:20 AM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:13 PM
I think it is probably more a case of their target market (ie kids) having the attention span of... erm children
If there really are new themes coming out, they need to retire some so as not to compete with themselves (especially if they have indeed paid a lot for a licensed theme).
Edited by andhe, 18 October 2011 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:27 PM
So is there a new non-licensed Castle theme on its way?
Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:06 PM
I don't think Lego realise how attached children are to the toys they had when they were six when they turn eight. I must have watched each episode of the Transformers at least five times (that is, the original episodes before all of the cast changed and I didn't know who they were any more)
Edited by David Thomsen, 18 October 2011 - 01:10 PM.
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