Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Little Kingdoms Part 2

When the farming tools need repairs, Jon the Smith is the man you need. He forges weapons of swords and armors as well. His workmanship is widely acknowledge among the knight and uhum, well -some bandits.
The headpiece is the same with the 2009 Pirate's theme - The Governor.
He has black legs and hands. Matching up with it's black leather apron printed with a large pocket. It comes handy for him to keep his nails .
Underneath the apron is brown shirt (sleeveless as his arms are yellow).
If inspected closely, we can see printed grey hair on his visible chest.
He is wearing a dark brown hood to protect his hair from the heat of the fire.
At the back is printed thick black line, showing how he tied his black apron.
This minifigure made an appearance in Medieval Market Village set. He was also seen in the only Castle Advent Calendar.
Keep the coal burning, Jon the Smith!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Little Kingdoms

It has been six years since we last saw Lego Kingdoms or erlier theme like Fantasy Era on shelves.
Then there were Castle theme - good faction of blue and silver colors while the evil side came out with black and red code.
Later the Nexo Knights flooded the market. The Lego Group targeted kids with the introduction of futuristic knighthood. Vibrant colors of translucent orange and electric blue are vivid combination. So unreal for AFOL who MOCs natural colors of grey, black and brown.
What's missing from both themes Castle and Nexo Knights is the neutral faction of peasants and farmers.
Maybe I'm so attached with the past. I was fond with peasants with hoods during castle era in 80's and 90's.
There were also Forestmen and the bandits Wolfpack Gang - the factions entangled between the fighting clans of Red Lion and Black Falcon.
In this coming series I shall introduce some minifigures of the peasants that made appearance in Lego Kingdoms and Fantasy Era from year 2010 to 2011.
Here is the peasant boy as the first entry.
Watch the classic haircut and smirk face of him!