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  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    light green? only if the lighting is really funky or something. i think the bush in the castle is dark tan, and the leaves in that tree are light tan. but maybe they could be olive green? whatever they are, they are the same color as the arches in the boat just to the right - and maybe the same as the arms of the boat driver.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2012
    The box art is available in some places but is marked confidential so cant bs linked to here. Interesting though.

    ps that tree leaf looks a normal bright green on the box art
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2012
    Using the box art I can identify the sets as follows (and intriguingly obscure translations from the polish):

    furthest set:
    9466
    Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster in his laboratory. Both figures are well known from the series Minifigures

    the big castle set:
    9468
    The largest set is probably the fortress of ghosts, pay attention to different colored triangular shapes seen on the central tower, is it just for this was a war between the creatures and the Warlords? The set, you can see Dracula, his concubine (?) And two ... flying werewolves? Busters are represented by two individuals, and as a means of transport is the greenish car with very sporty.

    train and plane set:
    9467
    Ghost train where the crew are spirits - despite the fact that ghosts appear for years in LEGO, in terms of shape they promise to be quite new. Of course, no strange creatures can not have a moment of peace, and disturb their peace here slayer of monsters, this time in his aircraft.

    werewolf tree
    9463
    Strange and motley colored tree (?) Probably hiding a treasure. If he is, and treasure, one would expect, and the guard, and in the backwoods is best for this purpose we give the Werewolf. In particular, as has the claws really borrowed them from a Wolverine? Monster Hunter recalls a professor of Pharaoh's Quest series, the more that his vehicle is a stylish and maintained in the spirit of Adventurers car.

    tiny swamp craft (front right)
    9461
    Green monster from the swamp in the clash with the tamer of monsters sitting in a sort of hydrolotu.

    and 2 more not in the picture
    9462
    Mummy in a chariot drawn by a horse the bone shape is already known from the series Castle (Fantasy Era). The horse seems to shine, did you mean "glow-in-the-dark"? Slayer of monsters chasing poor mummy in his little helikopterku. I wonder what it is purple, pinned to a scorpion on a horse?

    9464
    Gear caravan with reduced suspension and features a huge engine! For the two monsters, including the Count Dracula wielding a strange gem (?), Shape resembling a scorpion as pinned. Slayer of monsters chasing the cheerful small group on a motorcycle, and the weapons used his rapier.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2012
    PS the wheels of the train are made of technics pulleys with rubber on and so the train doesnt look like it'll go on rails.

    also because the big wheels on the engine are out of alignment with the leading wheels on the engine.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    9468 - I know I could do a lot technically with that set/pieces with the various castle MOCs I like to specialise in. I am therefore looking forward to the pieces and also some more inspiration from the general hammer design.
    9467 - I just know my young daughter will love this, as she is mad about Halloween and Monster High dolls and also loves our existing passenger train that catwoman is currently driving...
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    I'm loving this theme. I'm a big fan of the old studio sets and these seem to be modern remakes of them.

    Specifically, 9466 seem to be a rework of ...
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=1382-1

    9463 seems like a rework of
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=1380-1

    and 9468 is a very different take on
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=1381-1
    and
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Great information @Si, keep it up :)
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited February 2012
    ^ Looks tan to me.

    Also, the green dude next to the werewolf tower looks like it might be some sort of "creature from the black lagoon" type monster.

    EDIT: Whoops - didn't read page two on this thread.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,393
    There a nice little video showcasing the sets and showing how different features work. I'd have liked a bit more of a focus on some of the figs but you get a good idea of what to expect.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    I'm really liking the look of this theme.

    Then again, I really liked Alien Conquest and (some of) Atlantis, so maybe that doesn't bode well.
  • infernalbrickinfernalbrick Member Posts: 24
    I missed the studio sets so these are a definate purchase for me. Its a great theme but with so many other big themes and lines out this summer, its going to be hard to compete
  • anastasiaanastasia Member Posts: 20
    I really love the look of this and I'm definitely going to be getting the lot. :) Good to see hubby is now on board too. ;)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,593
    ^ Ahh, but who will get to build them? :)

    I have a couple of those Studio sets, they're really quite fun. I love the retro feel of them, which looks to be continued in this theme.
    I had previously said I wasn't going to be interested in Monster Fighters if all it was going to be was the same figs as had been available as CMFs unless the settings were interesting. However, Dracula's castle looks like a must. Whether I buy the others will depend on price and minifigs included with each set (and whether I have any money left by the time they come out!)
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 961
    Disappointed that the use of CMFs wasn't just for preliminary images, and that they're actually being used in the real sets. The continued dilution of the CMFs annoys me a little, but that's a whole other debate I guess. Some of the other minifigures look quite cool, particularly the swamp monster and the new werewolf. I'm not too big on the train, but the vampire castle looks quite good.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited February 2012
    Drac's Castle is a must get. The plane's very 'steam-punky'....I'm diggin' it.
    You know those chomping dogs with their food bowl's at the beggining of these videos crack me up...I want one!
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I am so absurdly surprised by this line. The train and castle strike me as amazing. This will be my first LEGO train...
  • goosebogeygoosebogey Member Posts: 35
    The castle looks really good in that video. I'll definitely be getting the train too, although I hope there'll be some way to run it on track and motorise it.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Looks like some new sand green curved slope parts on that vehicle.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    I am pleasantly surprised, I did not know what to make of this Lego theme.

    I really like those ghost minifigs from that train. And as a castle fan, that castle has a lot of nice features, it looks pretty good. However it is somewhat of a pity that it seems to be made up of such an insane number of these huge diagonal wall elements for making octagonal shaped towers, and does not seem to have that many small bricks. On the plus side; that spiral staircase is very nice, and the overall gloomy feel it has. The Count Dracula seems an exact copy of the CMF series, which I think is a pity if this indeed proves to be the case. I hope his face, and torso print will be somewhat different!?! Never the less Count Dracula from series 2 is one of my favourite figs (one of the few I have from that series). The Vampirella or female vampire (if you prefer) is absolutely gorgeous! So if I have some money left over with all the LOTR goodness that comes out this year, I might be very tempted to get this set too, since I think it will fit in nicely with all my Kingdoms, Castle, PoP, Pirates, and LOTR sets.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    @Odindusk this'll be my first LEGO train too! I was on the fence about this theme at first but still wanted to support non-licensed LEGO sets so I still planned to buy some. But now that I saw that video I'm so impressed with this theme! And all the features seem to actually WORK, did you see how far that net went!? The castle is amazing, I might even buy 2 to make it connect all around. I'm actually more impressed with the sets than the minifigs.

    @TheBigLegoski I'm pretty sure Dracula has a different torso printing and head printing. Don't remember if I saw it somewhere or read it somewhere. But the mummy looks exactly the same. How many extras of those did LEGO have?? First they release it in the VIP minfigure set, now monster fighters..
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    How good is that spiral staircase!! Very cool feature.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I know it seems like a minor thing, and I suppose it is... but those boxes look sweet!
  • anastasiaanastasia Member Posts: 20
    @LostInTranslation I suspect we'll do what we normally do - build them together (if possible) or share them out.

    I do think it's a shame that there seem to be a lot of big diagonal wall type pieces in the castle, but I still reckon it's going to be fun to build. And it's going to look great.

    I really love buildings (it's my main theme that I'm collecting for Lego), so love castles. I managed to get a King's Castle from Argos the other week, and really loved that. And hubby made up his really old castle as well, which looked great. So maybe castles will become a sort of sub-theme for me! :)
  • JDSJDS Member Posts: 5
    Why no Phantom of The Opera set?
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Phantom of the Opera was published in 1910. As a result it may not be in the public domain in every country of sale unlike all of the other characters.
  • JDSJDS Member Posts: 5
    Oh, Well that's a really smart reason why! It'd be so awesome though with the organ and the giant chandelier to come crashing down.. some secret passages up in there.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    ^ sounds like a great idea for a MoC
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited March 2012
    what a super idea!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,593
    ^ and ^^ I want to do a theatre MoC, where the play that's showing on stage is Phantom - with chandelier, of course :)
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited March 2012
    ^ and ^^ I want to do a theatre MoC, where the play that's showing on stage is Phantom - with chandelier, of course :)
    I've actually been working on just that (literally with PotO on the stage as that was the first musical I ever saw on Broadway) but am unhappy with the results as I've been keeping it somewhat in line with the Modular designs and they've all got a major flaw: the buildings are wider or at least as wide as they are deep whereas most real street buildings are far deeper from the street than they are wide.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,593
    @prof1515 - it was my first (and favourite) musical too (West end though, not Broadway :) !
    I was intending to do a side-on, cross-sectional type view, so you could go back further, have the entrance, then foyer, then seating, pit, stage, backstage. Not sure it's doable but I'll give it a go. I'd love to see pictures of yours.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Mine is still only in digital form and incomplete so as such it isn't much to look at. I may just break the Modular design (I was using 20 studs deep, like Town Hall, anyway) and try for something bigger.

    I regret not going to anything in the West End when I was in London in '08. Of course, I had another two months (three actually as it turned out) of travel ahead of me and so I wanted to watch my spending. I did see "The Merchant of Venice" in the Courtyard Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon though but those tickets were a mere twelve quid.
  • BlueTaylorBlueTaylor Member Posts: 51
    edited August 2012
    So it's August 3rd and I am yet to see the Monster Fighters sets anywhere here in Australia. I call Myer everyday but no luck as yet, anyone seen them anywhere???
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 282
    One of the first buildings I designed in LDD was a theater. Trying to fit everything in, I think it ended up being 48 deep... it is huge, but still feels a bit claustrophobic.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @BlueTaylor I can't speak for Australia but they are everywhere here in the US. I am even more impressed with them than I expected to be. Hope they will be released there soon.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    Currently sat in the cinema with my kids. Interestingly, a trailer for a new forthcoming animation was just showed called Hotel Transylvania. Having only just this morning introduced my kids to the Monster Fighters theme, I am reasonably famillar with the minifigs now. Of course, I appreciate that some of the characters will be shared by the film and the lego theme, but I tell you what, even many of the many obscure characters are identical. I wonder if TLG got wind of the movie and used the familiararity of the characters to their advantage. Having just seen the trailer, the resemblence was uncanny.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,393
    flump said:

    Currently sat in the cinema with my kids. Interestingly, a trailer for a new forthcoming animation was just showed called Hotel Transylvania. Having only just this morning introduced my kids to the Monster Fighters theme, I am reasonably famillar with the minifigs now. Of course, I appreciate that some of the characters will be shared by the film and the lego theme, but I tell you what, even many of the many obscure characters are identical. I wonder if TLG got wind of the movie and used the familiararity of the characters to their advantage. Having just seen the trailer, the resemblence was uncanny.

    Such as? Aren't the minifigs just representations of classic monsters, rather than specific 'characters'? Eg comedy mummy.

    (Sorry that sounds a whole lot more sarcastic than I intended!).

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    edited August 2012
    It's okay. I got the sarcasm. :-)

    Yes, that is what I was trying to convey although admittedly didn't do a good job.

    The classic creatures such as Dracula or the Mummy for example, I would expect to find in any kid's comedy horror theme, granted. However, the 'Bat Monster' and clothed Werewolf stood upright for example were soooooooo uncannily similar. There were other characters I thought were similar at the time but they escape me now (still watching Mirror Mirror).

    And then you have the timing of the Lego theme release right before the film release? Too much for me to accept as coincidence.
  • citruscaesarcitruscaesar Member Posts: 16
    I'm really excited about this theme, especially the epic haunted house! (Although whether I will be able to afford it is another matter). I just want to add though that I'm quite disappointed by the mummy set, it seems in my eyes inferior in quality to the other sets in the range.

    I went to Toys R Us the other day and they had recently added the Vampire Castle for sale, but no other sets (much to my dismay).
  • BlueTaylorBlueTaylor Member Posts: 51
    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Our release date is 'August', I know they've been out in America and the UK for a while already - unfair! I don't really understand the difference in release dates in different countries, for example, we already have Series 2 Star Wars Buildable Galaxies which the US doesn't have yet. I don't know why they chose to release those in Oz first and Monster Fighters etc. in the States/Europe before Australia. Unfortunately for me I'm just going to have to keep calling and wait for them to arrive in stores! -_- Sigh. I am very excited about them though, my credit card not so much! Haha.
  • BlueTaylorBlueTaylor Member Posts: 51
    Is it just me or does the ghost look like a member of the KKK?
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    Just you! :D
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @BlueTaylor the wait is down to days now! I know what you mean about the credit card! Our CC company loves us right now.

    The ghost looks more like the kid in town whose mom forgot to go buy a Halloween costume so she grabbed the oldest sheet in the house and cut eye and breathing holes in it!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,439
    What's KKK?
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    ^I hope you're joking? In case you are not it's the Klu Klux Klan.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,439
    I am joking, and forgive me for trying to erase this awful scar on our history :(
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    we've had the star wars series 2 galaxies here in NY for at least 2 weeks now, and monster fighters for maybe a month and a half.
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