Post by AK_Brickster on Apr 9, 2015 7:06:10 GMT -8
Greetings Merlin's Beard Community!
lilcurt and several other past draft participants have expressed interest in doing a summer online draft (for more information on what this is, check this link).
This thread is to express your interest in particpating in a draft and if so, what set you'd like to do. Lilcurt has offered to host the draft. Participation will be limited to 6-8 drafters. Admins reserve the right to restrict participation to well-established members who have good transaction history.
Here are some possible suggestions (feel free to suggest alternates in the comments as well):
Post by AK_Brickster on Apr 9, 2015 7:41:09 GMT -8
Pros/Cons to each set suggested above:
Elves Treetop Hideaway Pros - lots of new colors and sand green decorative fences. Large 'standard' plates. Cons - lots of 'girl' colors that might not be terribly useful to castle builders. Minidolls instead of minifigs.
Chima Saber-tooth Walker Pros - lots of cool trans light blue parts and good stuff for building dragons. Cons - lots of technic parts that might not be terribly useful to castle builders.
Pirates Soldier's Fort Pros - New dark red masonry bricks. Some good castle parts and white pieces for snowy landscapes Cons - Minifigs, flag and cannon not great for castle builders.
Hobbit Attack on Laketown Pros - Closest to a "castle set", the figs are great and pretty much all parts are useful to castle builders. Cons - Lots of brown. Fleshie figs not most people's preference
I vote for the elves set. Price per piece point is at .09 cents. There really isnt a whole lot of girl parts in this set. And we get new elf hair. Also would go for a lake town set as well. But it is up to you guys also to be up front my wife helps a ton with these drafts when I host and she is intrested in drafting for her own collection, but is not on any of the forums. So count 2 spots filled for us, and we both lean towards the elf set too...
Post by mattiusxavier on Apr 9, 2015 16:12:39 GMT -8
I'm certainly in. Even with the downfall's of the last one. I found once Lilcurt took action on it and moderated the movement within the google doc we had a really good thing going.
Also I really like the choices on this one...but that Elves tree top has me super interested...as a set on its own I would probably not buy it...but the chance to get some purple leaves en masse...along with red apples.
Hey guys I have 3 of the sets above and will go through them as to what I feel are also pros and cons in a bit. The best bang for the buck out of all these sets is the elves set. Anyways stay tuned Edit:
Price point as I noted is about $.09. Total pink/blue bubble gummy parts total #73 pieces or Approx 14 % of the kit parts ( All limbs included in this group ). Not including the mini dolls animals. Which still leaves about 375 parts in good castle colors. a good mix of newer Reddish brown slopes and tree parts, Tans, Etc...
Here are the parts to the saber ( I don't own this set );
Price Point is at $.09 Per piece. Price $39.99 at Lego.com
As AK Noted a lot of Technic Pieces, Ball joint etc... If your into building Dragons this set is a good parts pack. However drafting could be difficult because of parts designed to work together may be split in different lots, Pending the groups decision. Also Some specialized Chima parts that don't blend well within the Castle Realm, and lots of trans blue that is not basic brick.
This would be a good set for Pirate lovers or a set to Build Mediterranean castle. The whites are not good for snow scapeing and very large and clunky bricks IMHO. The set itself is fairly juniorized in its build. Meaning lots of basic brick. The red masonary brick which is a key point, there are only 6 in each set, Not as many as one would hope for. Also The pirates related parts detract from this set as a generic set totaling Approx 26 Pieces, or about 12% of the set.
This is the most castleish set as AK noted. Price per piece better then Pirates and has more "Useable" parts then Pirates. Down fall, Not everyone likes fleshies, Also as noted above Lots of Browns. However a good set for mini figure parts.
So definitely a lot to think on. I still think that the Elves is the best bang for the buck because of Current Rare parts i.e. the Limb color, red apples, Elf hair, Large Plates, etc... Also the Trans Purple Chain! Anyone else have any other sets to put in the mix, I am open to sugestions. My wife and I are willing to do up to 10 draft participants, with set pieces totaling 500-600 pcs.
Discussion is open
Also Once set is narrowed down; and the list of participants is chosen I will start the "Official" draft thread with all rules outlined. As AK stated don't sign up if you don't have the funds as I will not be able to Float any participants Set.
I am absolutely interested. Of those mentioned, I would be most interested in the elves or Laketown set. I would love to draft the Wizard Battle if it were bigger. If we do a medium sized set, might we consider adding it?