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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Stand flush? What does that mean

I think it means when a minifig holds it like this.

Yes, I figured that much on my own. Sixteen years of soaking up literature has that effect on people, but I've never heard that term used as an adverb, and I wanted a more precise explaination.

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:47 am 
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Is there a need to have the handles run sideways for Lego minifigs?
Weren't some of the older Lego shields made with up/down handles?


There is actually a good reason for the handgrip to run horizontally instead of vertically. When designing the knight shield, we did consider both options but in the end opted for the vertical bar for two reasons. 1) it allows the minifig to bring the shield closer to his body without altering the angle of the shield. This is an important point when facing an enemy because it does not compromise the level of protection. 2) Holding a shield with a straight arm works for a smaller shield. But for something as big and heavy as the goblin shield, balance becomes an issue because the minifig can easily topple over.

Hope that makes sense :)

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:56 am 
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Redbean wrote:
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Is there a need to have the handles run sideways for Lego minifigs?
Weren't some of the older Lego shields made with up/down handles?


There is actually a good reason for the handgrip to run horizontally instead of vertically. When designing the knight shield, we did consider both options but in the end opted for the vertical bar for two reasons. 1) it allows the minifig to bring the shield closer to his body without altering the angle of the shield. This is an important point when facing an enemy because it does not compromise the level of protection. 2) Holding a shield with a straight arm works for a smaller shield. But for something as big and heavy as the goblin shield, balance becomes an issue because the minifig can easily topple over.

Hope that makes sense :)

RB

Thanks RedBean. This explains all my questions quite nicely.
BTW I really like the new stuff I got. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:41 pm 
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Redbean wrote:
Hope that makes sense :)RB


Oh sure, just waltz right in and make sense! :)
RB is exactly right his 1) is what I meant by sitting flush.

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 pm 
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*edited, problem solved*
On topic... I agree :D

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Off topic: I'm working on it now, Clone Bear. Darn spam bots *sighs*

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:21 am 
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Off topic: I'm working on it now, Clone Bear. Darn spam bots *sighs*


What's going on?

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Off topic: I'm working on it now, Clone Bear. Darn spam bots *sighs*


What's going on?


Who knows maybe a fight?

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:24 pm 
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The spam bots have come back to this forum and I'm trying my best to get on top of the situation and delete the posts. Sort of getting fed up, sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Goblin Shield
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:27 pm 
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The spam bots have come back to this forum and I'm trying my best to get on top of the situation and delete the posts. Sort of getting fed up, sorry.



It's okay we can see you're trying to keep the forums clean from spam.

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