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Lego Does Ancient Rome ... Sort of ...
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Many times before members of this Forum have opined wistfully of a desire to see Ancient Rome given the Lego Treatment. Lego has given us numerous sets of knights and ninjas, and even some ancient Egyptians (as part of their Indiana Jones take off) but nothing set in ancient Greece or Rome.

However...

They now have a Roman legionary mini figure.

http://minifigures.lego.com/en-US/Bios/R...ldier.aspx

Perhaps the future will bring us actual construction sets based on Rome (a temple, a marching camp, baths, Hadrian's Wall ...)

Anyway ... One soldier does not a legion make, but it is a start.

:wink:

Narukami
David Reinke
Burbank CA
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#2
Finally, the Playmobil legion is going to get some support!

"The other Minifigures sometimes take advantage of this, so you may find the Roman Soldier hard at work doing the dishes, taking pets for walks and building aqueducts all over town, just because somebody else didn’t want to get their own chores done"

Great! :mrgreen:

I confess, I already did some collecting of those min-figurines (Series 5).

I've got the gladiator, but am still missing Cleo; trying to get her led to my possession of a "thin red line" of Buckingham Palace guards.

So I guess I'll be drowning in Leprechauns before finding a legionary. Tongue But once they hit the stores, I'll have to try my luck. Thanks for pointing this out!
M. Caecilius M.f. Maxentius - Max C.

Qui vincit non est victor nisi victus fatetur
- Q. Ennius, Annales, Frag. XXXI, 493

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Quote:Many times before members of this Forum have opined wistfully of a desire to see Ancient Rome given the Lego Treatment. Lego has given us numerous sets of knights and ninjas, and even some ancient Egyptians (as part of their Indiana Jones take off) but nothing set in ancient Greece of Rome.

However...

They now have a Roman legionary mini figure.

http://minifigures.lego.com/en-US/Bios/R...ldier.aspx

Perhaps the future will bring us actual constructions sets based on Rome (a temple, a marching camp, baths, Hadrian's Wall ...)

Anyway ... One soldier does not a legion make, but it is a start.

:wink:

Narukami

Great, now I'm gonna sink 200 Dollars of my X-mas money into buying these guys. At least I have the fort to go with it (Made myself a roman fort, but it's missing pieces, workign on finding them online and stuff)

I hope they do late roman instead, all the cool armor, they can put franciscas, cataphracts, a LAte Roman fort would be an easy set to make, I've actually been woking on Designs for ROman legos for the past year and want to submit them for a potential series.
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#4
I am a veteran of finding the figures my kids are clamouring for. Usually you can feel a feature that indicates the figure through the packaging. That roman helmet should be easy to pick out. If you find a bin of thise little figs with all of the bags squished and deformed, I might have been there before you.
Paul M. Bardunias
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Quote:I am a veteran of finding the figures my kids are clamouring for. Usually you can feel a feature that indicates the figure through the packaging. That roman helmet should be easy to pick out. If you find a bin of thise little figs with all of the bags squished and deformed, I might have been there before you.

Lol, that's how I found the biohazaed guy - the distinct hat shape.

The helmet actually appears to be a variation of the Brickforge version.
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#6
For anyone after loose pictures (these arn't mine)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6525684339/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6525685845/

Google images is also flooded with every angle possible.
Damian Laurence Zamprogno
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