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37 replies to this topic  – Started by Southwest Chief , Apr 07 2007 07:38 PM

#26 Sir Norman Ray

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:23 PM

Ahh, the joy of living in England. All I ever knew was shooting cannon, and that "I'm not allowed to fire the cannon anymore as I almost hit the vase/will loose the cannonballs/hit the cat/dad will step on the cannonballs etc"
Personally, I find it very, odd, that America, home of violent movies, games, TV and locals would ban a simple toy firing a brick a few feet. The last cannon I got was in a Western set and it was still firing.
It may have been Health and Safety. In some little town two days after the first firing cannon was released in the USA, Billy shot his best friend in the eye with a cannon, and suddenly the word was out: Lego could kill.
England, taking Darwin's rule of Survival of the Fittest, swore madly at America and went back to giggling at the boats. (As if this blooming country doesn't have enough already. I stand to inherit three myself!)
As for the hollow head stuff, I have no comment. I noticed a difference, but forgot about it. After all, it was only a toy. :-P
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#27 Captain Charles F. Harlowe

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:58 PM

Hello!


I lived to see some Lego Cannon Barrels bearing elaborate Decorum on them, and as I never saw them myself as a Part of any official Lego-Set during my "Dark ages" I am eager to inquire for the Scource of those Cannon Barrels.


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:04 PM

We have a couple threads on this now. this one being the most recent. From what I understand, the crossed cannon design is a characteristic of a non-shooting cannon sold in the United States while the cannons that lack the design are shooting cannons sold in Europe.
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#29 Captain Charles F. Harlowe

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:43 PM

UH....okay.......


:-||  Typically: The whole Nation is running arround armoured and gunned like Hell, every few Weeks some Idiots run Amok in Schools/Universities, but changing Laws concerning Firearms...nope....but Toy Cannons are banned.... *sigh*

Nothing against Americans as a whole...I know some and a few Friends of mine spent a Year there, nice and warm People, but.....The Government and Authorities are ...stupid

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 02:01 PM

View Postoo7, on Aug 31 2007, 03:04 PM, said:

We have a couple threads on this now. this one being the most recent. From what I understand, the crossed cannon design is a characteristic of a non-shooting cannon sold in the United States while the cannons that lack the design are shooting cannons sold in Europe.
Thanx for finding that thread Double O! *y*

Hey Captain, i'd check out the thread that Double O Seven mentioned, it should answer your questions  X-D (with a little reading 8-| )

View PostCaptain Charles F. Harlowe, on Aug 31 2007, 03:43 PM, said:

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but Toy Cannons are banned.... *sigh*
M*#@bl*k$ make shooting cannons still, so they're not "banned" ;-)

View PostCaptain Charles F. Harlowe, on Aug 31 2007, 03:43 PM, said:

Nothing against Americans as a whole...I know some and a few Friends of mine spent a Year there, nice and warm People, but.....The Government and Authorities are ...stupid
I agree, i think my government is really screwed up :S

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Edited by phred, 01 September 2007 - 02:02 PM.

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#31 Captain Charles F. Harlowe

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:03 PM

Oh, well, than it makes even less Sence to me that Lego made special Cannons for the USA Market.  :S


Well...he he, maybe that'S the Way to make my first Multi-Million! Trading shooting Lego-Cannons to the Colon...erm States...  :-$


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:10 PM

Goodmorning!
I've been putting together my old sets and seemed to have run into a cannon shortage.  I seem to have too many cannons with Imperial Markings.  To the best of my memory, the first time these cannons appeared was 1992 with the Imperial Flagship and Trading Post sets.  Does anyone know if this is correct or were any of those cannons inclulded in Lagoon Lock-Up or possibly Sabre Island?
I've also purchased a few later sets on Ebay and Bricklink, Treasure Island and 6296 Shipwreck Island, and received the Imperial Cannons with Pirate Sets which I wouldn't expect to have them but maybe they did?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:27 PM

I have a sabre island set and the cannon it isn't marked ;)

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:45 PM

This has been discussed in the What sets came with these pieces? thread. 'Threads merged'

Also, it does matter when these sets were bought and what year.

If they're US sets, the only time shooting cannon sets have been available in the US is the first year System pirates was released.
This is according This Post in the thread i mentioned.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

Thanks for the link, I've been searching for message boards or articles on the topic.  
I wasn't too concerned for the shooting cannons, I remember when those were 'Outlawed'!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:50 PM

You should, we'll buy them all!!!  ...Its kinda like oil.....

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:42 AM

Oh goodie!  We get to merge another thread!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:51 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Oct 4 2007, 06:42 AM, said:

Oh goodie!  We get to merge another thread!
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