LOTR Project: The Return of the King
Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:41 AM
It's a good argument. I dare-say that the design team at Lego has similar arguments on a daily basis, how to bring the cost of set down whilst retaining the essence of what they're trying to develop.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:36 PM
Great parts usage so far. I would fully expect the army of the dead to be in a sand green similar to your use instead of trying to create a translucent sand green figure.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:45 PM
I like it, but needs more meat on the bones (pun unintended!). Need at least 2 generic oathbreakers (ghostly soldiers) minifigures to go with the king.
Love the dropping skulls play feature!
As for you Witch King Demise set, I think it's a little bland and redundant since your Minas Tirth set already comes with a Witch King on Fel Beast. The only saving grace of it being the Eowyn and Merry minifigs, but both could easily be added to the Minas Tirith set.
Conversely I would rather see you just add the Fel Beast to the Witch King Demise set and that way you can get rid of the Witch King and Fel Beast in the Minas Tirith set to keep the cost of that set lower since it's already getting pretty high (like I mentioned before). I mean there really isn't a lot going for the Witch King Demise set other than the minifigures. Sure the rotating platform is cool, but I think this set would do MUCH better as a 20 dollar set that includes everything you proposed, as well as the Fel Beast with it.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:49 PM
I think that sounds like a decent idea. Boost the price to $15 or 29, but it'll be a lot more substantial. (Maybe add Merry/Eowyn's horse, too) I like the rotating platform as well, but it's a bit of a bland set.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:42 AM
Retrospectively, I agree that putting the Fell Beast into the Witch King Demise set would have made more sense, and also would've brought down the price point of Minas Tirith, both of which would've been good things. However, I needed to have a "small set" in my ROTK line, and I guess this particular scene seemed best for that. Location-wise, though, this really is a boring choice for which to do that - adding the creature would've been both more realistic and more interesting, and I think I could've probably come up with something else small to fit the bill. Alas, the sets are already photographed...
Hopefully my next set - in the works at the moment - is a more sensible one!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:15 AM
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:59 PM
If it has not been said already I would break this into three models. With other sets to make up the rest of the battles of the book/film etc.
1.The Attack on the Gate.
This is effectively the lower city wall, a battle like the Helms deep set. Including 2 defenders, Grond and 6 orcs. Aiming for a £75 to £80 price.
2. The Houses of Healing.
A middle city section and the place where all the romance occurs? Faramir, Eowen, Ioreth (a city townswoman) and Beregond, as a standard Citadel guard. Aiming for a £50 to £60 price.
3. The White Tree and Palace. The upper city. Which would have Gandalf the white, Shadowfax, Peregrin the Squire and Denethor with The Palantir. Again this might need to be an £80 to £90 set.
4. A battle set with Prince Imrahil?, Theoden, Dernhelm, Merry, three horses and the Fell beast with Witch king. £40
5. An orc battle set. £12
6. A southron battle set. £12 or if they include a mumak £25.
7. Army of the Dead. 3 glow in the dark skelton horses and 4 skeleton warriors, 1 elf (Elladan/Elrohir) and Strider/Ranger of the North. I would make this £15.
Edited by Venunder, 22 August 2012 - 07:44 PM.
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