My darkage ended 2 years after the last of the Viking
-sets was removed from the shelves. But being a Dane (from Scandianavia) I love Vikings... well, the romantic perception of them at least (as I like gladiators and all other such masculine stuff). I was lucky to buy the large Viking-ship
secondhand from some that have had it gathering dust on a shelf for 6 years. And I got the dragon from another Viking-set
and I just won the small Viking boat
in a good ebay-deal. The rest of the sets are a bit... less Viking'isch, or totally overpriced.
Quick thoughts about the theme:
Vikings really rock... but the theme but has a few flaws... to my taste:
1) The minifigures are well printed but a bit too colourful
and the swords are not fitting - I guess that was how LEGO designed them back then. Alot has happened since (evidence 1
2) The combination with mythology creatures is a great idea. But the monters is a bit too much BIONICLE
to me... specially the faces, claws etc. It's a personal opinion I know, but I prefer the Atlantis
monsters... which are a bit more brick-build in their expressions.
3) The shooting functions are fun... gotta admit that! But it does make it a bit childish
. And it crashes with the authenticity and feel of the theme.
Do anyone know if Vikings sold well? How did it go world wide? Was it as success? Was it WorldWide at all?
Does people outside Scandinavia like Vikings?
Would such a theme stand a chance if LEGO made an updated version of it...
What do you think?