Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:02 PM
Found this on Eurobricks. Apparently these will be released around August.
There's more pictures in the EB thread, and a dealer catalog pic here.
My opinion? I'm thoroughly unimpressed. Blue-and-white good guys (with a lion motif again, of course) against black-and-red bad guys? Yawn. Saw that before in both Knights Kingdom lines.
The sets aren't anything to write home about either, they're the usual boilerplate for castle sets. In fact, I think they're pretty much beat-for-beat with the first Kingdoms wave. You've got an impulse set with one knight from each faction, a bad guy prison cart, a good guy tower with a bad guy catapult, a bad guy hideout (likely with a princess to rescue), and a good guy castle.
It's a shame, really. Lego was doing so well with the fantasy Castle line and Kingdoms, I have no idea what prompted them to decide to go back to safe, boring, and generic. The one bright spot is that the bad guys do look pretty cool. I can't tell if that's a dragon or a wolf on their shields - most likely a dragon, but I'm hoping it's a wolf.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:08 PM
I want to get my hopes up for this line, but I just can't seem to get very excited for yet another Primary-White and Color-Black Kingdoms war again.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:26 AM
The only thing that looks very interesting here is what appears to be possible new armor for the new horse design...
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:59 PM
And that's 13 years ago.
Orcs and Skeletons were cool, along with dwarves. If only they'd bring back the old dragon mold for the nostalgia feeling, but no... It's recycling. Or as others said earlier, multiple factions... that would be awesome, and add variety, so we wouldn't be restricted to the common locations. Forest hideout ? Cliff-side tower ? Things like that ...
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:25 AM
Basically we probably won't get a truly good Castle line again until after the Hobbit movies.
EDIT: Conversely, product lines that don't interfere directly with franchise lines tend to get a boost during these times. Check out Ninjago or Legends of Chima. Even the town stuff has been a bit neater than normal.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
Yes, the red guys are dragon knights. No, there's still nothing terribly interesting aside from armor for the new horses. I think the goodguy knight has a new sword. The badguys are using the LotR type swords.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:52 AM
Also, I think instead of starting a new Castle theme, they should have continued Kingdoms by adding new factions (Forestmen, perhaps?).
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:10 AM
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:29 AM
Ps. also lego needs to Euthanize star wars,
PPs. too bad they will suck every idea from the new movie ( #7 ) and pull yet another reboot of the sets
Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:37 AM
I'd say Lego's just doing their job, and rather well.
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