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  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    I thought Bouillon castle was in the town of Bouillon? Nice castle, though you'd need to build a lot of rocks to put it on.
    icey117
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    Blair Atholl - Scotland. Would be nice. Especially if you have alot of white bricks! http://visitcairngorms.com/assets/images/Atholl Highlanders and Blair Castle 1.jpg
    icey117
  • StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
    edited March 2013
    I hope they do more with this new Castle range. Nice to see a farm in Kingdoms with a windmill and barn. But I also feel they could do new versions of things which were in the original 1980s Castle range such as a siege tower, battering ram and catapult. I know there are catapults in some of the new ones but they're kind of weak.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,764
    The problem with doing real castles is that the lego ones never look like what they are meant to be, unless you have a huge piece count. For that reason alone, I prefer generic ones.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    icey117 said:

    Real castles please. As Architecture sets they would be really great.

    I suggest following three:
    1) Neuschwanstein from Füssen, Germany, would be the nicest!
    2) Haut-Koenigsburg from Alsace France would be the most advanced battlewise.
    3) Carlsbourg from Belgium is historically cool, though it is a bit small.

    Neuschwanstein would be fine as a set in the Architecture line, but it's not really a castle. If LEGO were to produce a line of sets based on real castles, I'd prefer to see those from the 14th century or earlier, which had military/political significance.

    icey117
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited March 2013
    very good point .. real castles not just fancy stately homes would be better. mind you id be happy with either really especially compared to the forthcoming range.

    theres a great neuschwanstein castle microbuild on cuusoo and its still 4000 pieces!
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    Bear with me, I have been away from Brickset for awhile (so redirect as needed).

    I am not overly impressed with the 2013 castle sets in terms of build quality or presence, but they seem to be adequate. Yes the sets seem to be rudimentary, but I think that this is the direction Lego needs to go in order to recruit a new generation of castle fans.

    However, for Lego to re-introduce the Castle Theme with the stale Lions and Dragons is just ridiculous. Would it be too difficult to reintroduce the Castle Theme without recycling these played-out animals? There are an innumerable amounts of standards that they could have imposed on the shields, flags, and bardings.

    Why not promote an Eagle, Stallion, etc? I know I am just ranting, but as an Avid Castle AFOL building my own Kingdom as well as introducing my own sons to LEGO castle, this is just tiring.

    Anyone else feel the same?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,764
    You are probably better off reading existing threads first and posting in the correct place.

    There is a thread on the new castle sets here:
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/9639/thoughts-on-future-castle-sets/p1

    I am not a fan of the castle buildings, but I like the Lions and Dragons as factions.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,328
    An obvious choice but there you go, Bodiam Castle: http://www.worldfortravel.com/2012/12/12/bodiam-castle-england/castle-bodiam/. The most perfect castle in the world if you ask me, and very local.
    StuBoy
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