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  1. josebricks

    Let’s talk armor

    I’m on the ridged shoulder train. Fiddling around with configurations for a Rohan hero and finding that armor was just *chef’s kiss*
  2. the helmets are great! I picked some up from a bricklink seller a couple months ago, knew they were legit once I had them in hand, then was very confused when they weren’t included in the Viking ship set
  3. Gray armored knight with gold visor reported to be in CMF series 23. Hope that means the visor mold is back! My wallet hurts trying to equip my men-at-arms and knights
  4. Anything about specific accessories in there? I saw the statement about a variety of weapons, but thoughts about knights’ moveable visors, or reintroduction of some of the other helmet types in silver or metallic colors? If horse barding is happening then I’m thrilled!
  5. josebricks

    Post Your Castle Army Here!

    Awesome army! I enjoy your war wagons and their riders especially :)
  6. Yep. I have torsos that I flipped to have a plain blue French crossbowman (quivers cover most of the falcon crest), and with an armor over top they look good as well, with the metallic arms and leg detail complementing it well. Got some extra legs to add to KTown blue torsos with brigandine… need to build a big 100-years war MOC now haha
  7. josebricks

    Future Castle Sets?

    No idea how good an indicator this is, but some European sellers have the new Viking helmet in bulk in pearl dark gray. Wondering if this means that will be in the creator Viking set…
  8. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Wow! I would love to be able to get the troll armor/helmet from Minas Tirith….so sad they never made the mold
  9. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Not to my knowledge, though the revival wouldn’t necessarily have to start right away. The original theme came out in 2012, eleven years after the movies launched. I would think that “cartoon-y” spin offs like the Rohirrim movie would help down the line…perhaps after (if) the show is successful. Purely speculative, but still fun to think about as a medieval/LotR builder.
  10. josebricks

    [MOC] The Great Temple of Ulric

    This build looks very crisp, a good combination of shapes! Keeping a uniform color keeps it from looking overly “busy” visually, which I think can clutter a lot of medieval/historic builds. Great work :)
  11. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Glad to see in the latest info, that the show will aim to appeal to “11, 12, and 13” year olds, negating the R-rated GoT fear that would preclude a Lego line
  12. josebricks

    Lego Creator and Historic Sets

    I had a hand in my local Costco running out of the Castle 3-in-1, and it only lasted a couple weeks there (albeit at 25% off). Walmart near me seems to always have stock of both that and the pirate ship, not consistently sold out like some of the Star Wars sets though. I could see there being a forestmen set, with lots of the greens then being available for a large dragon build. Or perhaps an age of invention set, with a main biplane build being convertible to a large bicycle or small telegraph or radio station scene.
  13. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    True! I was in my dark age for all but the last couple Hobbit sets, and though I was able to get multiples of some sets for cheap cheap (RIP USA Toys R Us), I would kill for a chance to go back and get some of the LotR sets
  14. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Overall thoughts: just in brainstorming these few basic ideas, I think that a middle earth theme with a large number of sets would be difficult. If the show has monstrous trolls, dragons, and the like, then I could see buildable creatures helping to make a line with broader appeal. Ships would help as well. If Lego does revive, then I could see the more recent adult-centric marketing being another alternative, perhaps with a modular series expanding into each of the cultures depicted in the show. I see the biggest problem as being the difficulty in having sets that are cheap enough, but having enough detail to give dwarven and elven architecture justice, not to mention the varied cultures of numenor, umbar, harad, and proto-Rohan.
  15. josebricks

    Lord of the rings sets returning?

    Thanks! First wave sets possible: Scene: Eregion Forge— Celebrimbor, “pretty” Sauron, random elf as figures, build setup similar to the Mandalorian forge set if a small set, otherwise a larger blacksmith-size set with elven architecture Scene/structure: Dwarven-themed doors to Moria, perhaps with a small market outside, treasure room inside Buildable figure: troll or ice-troll, facing off against an elven and human solider. This with the presumption that the “baddies” will be a little more off in the distance and monstrous compared to LotR. Perhaps with a wraith of some kind as well. Vehicle/ship: Trading vessel, either of Umbar (stylized middle eastern theme) or Numenor (medieval with just a hint of steampunk perhaps) Second wave: Larger structure: build in a more modular style and size, strong architectural link to Rivendell, includes several main elven characters. This could be either a house or lesser palace Buildable creature: Oliphaunt, includes a small scene with a ruler of Harad (one of the ring bearers/Ringwraith-to-be) Vehicle: nomadic wagon—Rohan precursor humans, depicted as more nomadic, so with a steppe/Mongol vibe and thus the vehicle as a large dwelling-on-a-wagon. They could be barbaric, but more like Vikings than Game of Thrones horse-lords obviously