Product Idea

Goblin War Chariot


Gobguz 'the Shiny', most feared of the Goblin Warlords in all of Middle Zealand (at least in his mind) surveyed the battlefield from his vantage point at the top of the hill.

With his troops amassed below him he felt confident that they would definitely win the battle this time. Or at least cause the humans to think twice before trying to claim Goblin tribal lands again. Looking to his left and right, he nodded with satisfaction at the group of chariots around him. It had cost him a personal fortune to get these made and privately he often wondered if he was doing the right thing. Neither the chariots nor the hounds pulling them had come cheap.

Now, however, on the brink of battle, he knew without doubt that they were going to be worth every gold shell he had to paid."

"So, are the wolves ready, Catsnot?" he asked his driver.

"Yes Boss," was the cautious reply, "but..."

"BUT?!" Gobguz barked.

"...well, its just that Gazgob the Wizard said that we should, you know, kinda wait with the rest of the lads here on the hill like... Until the humans come closer to us... Until they start marching up the hill."

"Bah..." the Warlord spat, "that meddling mess of mumbo jumbo has no idea about proper fighting. He spends all his time sat on that big spider of his, away from the action. No, Catsnot... we're not waiting for my brother. Never have, never will. We're going... now..."

"Now?"

"Yeah, Now... It's what our big ugly cousins do... You don't see Ugglug and his armoured orcs sit around on their boars picking their noses do you? No... and nor will we. So move!"

A quick dig into Catsnot's ribs was all that was needed to get his chariot rolling slowly down the hill. The squeak of wheels and chorus of menacing howls around him signalled that the rest of his lads were already getting the rest of the chariots moving.

Gobguz smiled. It was going to turn out nice again.

 

PIECE COUNT : 64 (including wolves but not including minifigures or accessories)

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DESIGN NOTES

Having very much enjoyed making the Elf Battle Chariot (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/128555), I felt that my hordes of greenskin forces needed some help in that regard. Having Orcs already riding boars (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/132944) I wanted to use another animal, and since TLG have made some perfect wolf type creatures already, it made sense to get the Goblin War Chariot pulled by wargs - although they are definitely wolves in my mythos.

I wasn't necessarily trying for an all-black chariot to be the opposite of the all-white Elven chariot but it turned out sufficiently spiky and chaotic for it to work. It is smaller and more compact than the other chariot but with the bones and horns and chains it certainly gives it a different feel although still conveying a sense of speed to its movement. The chariot itself articulates very smoothly and the wheels turn well on moving. I especially like the spiked horn, analogous to scythed chariot wheels, because it was difficult to implement but the design you see is robust enough to hold well on movement and play.

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