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Level 5: Boudicca Unites the Celts at Stonehenge
"CIVILIZATIONS AND EMPIRES" LEVEL 5: BOUDICCA UNITES THE CELTS AT STONEHENGE
The nations of the world begin to join together to fight the new common threats that face them all. The gods of Olympus continue to race around the world, manifesting themselves as the deities of every civ, rallying humankind to the common cause. Apollo and Artemis manifest as Belenus and Brigantia, to unify the warring nations around Stonehenge, and mount up the troops the world needs to defeat the monstrous Titans!
Trace cosmic alignments and omens with a circular Stonehenge and authentic megaliths!
Titus Germanicus has been sent to save his golden eagle... and smash the sacred stones!
Build the modular European fort... Summon magical powers from all the modular henges!
No more generic and boring barbarians... Now you get the authentic tribes of Ancient Europe! This set gives you the power to make infinite variations of archaeo-astronomical alignments, megalithic stonehenges, heroic dolmen tombs, and iconic trilitha across your Lego landscapes, plus a realistic fort that can be used by the Celts or the Romans on the frontier. Plus it's designed to interface perfectly with Castle sets and Lord of the Rings!
The Epic story begins in Rome, so be sure to start there. Next, be sure to vote your support for free by pressing the big green button at the top right of each page. It's totally free to vote for as many sets as you want, since most of the fans are kids!
As soon as you have done that, you are ready to continue your journey onward to Civilizations and Empires, Level 6: The Titans Unleash the Kraken...
"The Real Indiana Jones"
THE CREATOR'S NOTES:
You can see the Flickr slideshow of hi-res images and inspirations for the whole series.
These sets have been in the making for 36 years now. In sum, this is the fruit of the input of over a hundred archaeologists, scientists, and historians from six continents, most of whom have 4-to-8-year-olds of their own now. And when they see this, all of them are all asking the exact same question... "Why hasn't Lego done this years ago?!"
I carefully designed this set to be right around the $120 to $130 mark for everything you see on the whole page, just like all the bigger castle sets and headquarters sets. I planned it within that limit so they could sell this on the shelf at any store in the world... but if you want, you can vote to make it bigger or smaller when you click to support!
Belenus was the Celtic god of the Sun, the equivalent of Apollo, and so he would have the power to control the solar alignments at Stonehenge and all of the other Megalithic solar calendars across Celtic Europe.
Brigantia was the Celtic goddess of the Highlands, the equivalent of Apollo's twin sister Artemis, also called Diana, who was the Greco-Roman goddess of the moon, wild lands, wild animals, and the hunt.
Here, the Romans command two unique and never-before-seen highly-experimental units in the field, the Ballista-Mounted-Elephant, and the fully-armored juggernaut of the Byzantine Cataphract Cavalry.
The Stonehenge will naturally hold its round shape perfectly, since both the inner and the outer stone rings are designed as fixed circles of plates and rigid isosceles triangles, as seen from above.
All of the temples and all of the fortifications in my sets can come apart into neat modular sections, based on an 8x8 grid... And so they can all be rearranged in multiple ways, they can all be expanded and redesigned easily, and they can all be connected together for maximum modular possibilities! There is also great potential to do expansion sets with additional wall segments for each unique civ.
If sets like this are a success, it could lead to many new things. For starters, I know that there is tremendous potential to sell beautiful and educational sets like these in major museum gift shops around the world, as they already do with the Architecture Theme, which would boost Lego's overall brand awareness and reputation with parents from all over the world.
For the future, they could easily branch out into sets for the Aztecs, the Mayans, Africa, India, China and Japan. And it could be expanded into the Medieval, Renaissance, Napoleonic, Steampunk, Modern, and Futuristic Eras. Plus it could inspire them to add more historical details and more educational value into Castle, Pirates, and Indiana Jones-style Adventurers sets. Will it be as popular as Batman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Ninjago, Chima, Zelda, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Only one way to find out...! If they make a few new prints, they can keep using them again and again for the next 10,000 years...! Let's do this! =D
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