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Den of Evil and Medieval Building sets -- comment and question 7 Years ago  
So -- I really dig the new sets, and some of you may have noticed that I've posted a LOT more pictures of the MBS than of the DoE. And there is actually a reason for this.

When I'm putting something together, I've noticed that I can think of a lot more to DO with the DoE. On some level, I'm not sure why this is. I have regular building elements aplenty for both; I have columns for both, I have stairs for both, I have big floor pieces for both. Pretty much any element I have for one, I have for the other. That SHOULD mean that anything I can do with the MBS, I can do with the DoE.

But for some reason... it just doesn't feel like that's true to me.

Maybe it's just the railings included in the MBES, but somehow, stacking and making balconies and second floors, coming out with funky layouts... they just feel like they'll be really cool with the MBS, but look cluttered or just plain unimpressive with the DoE. It feels like the best thing to do with the DoE is just make a straightfoward set of rooms. Still very cool, but ... somehow less FLASHY than the MBS.

It could be the types of photos that I take -- while the layout of a DoE setup can be very cool, any particular closeups of certain areas will be pretty much the same thing over and over again. It doesn't feel like that with the MBS. With the MBS, I feel like I can get a distinctive tone for each part of the map, so that no two rooms really feel the same. It could be that the MBS allows for so many furnishings, while the DoE has to be pretty sparse.

I don't know -- does anyone else feel this way? Setting up the DoE can be really fun, but it's harder to come up with tons of photos for it, because so many of them are going to be somewhat indistinguishable from one another.

Of course, as I'm writing this, I'm thinking of ways I could try to get around it -- funky layouts and setups that could exploit the new stuff and challenge the very restriction I'm feeling....

Just curious about other people's experiences...

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Den of Evil and Medieval Building sets -- comment and question 7 Years ago  
I tend to agree, and am "glad" in a way that the DOE is a limited addition set and the MBS is not. I'd be happy with one or zero more DOE sets, but would like to see plenty more expansions and furnishings for the MBS.
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Den of Evil and Medieval Building sets -- comment and question 7 Years ago  
I'm a HUGE fan of the Den of Evil...to say the least! I would LOVE to see a couple more expansions for this line. I personally feel that it's just an iceberg waiting for more depth to be revealed!

The M.B.S. is awesome in it's own right and probably easier to create different set-ups right now because of it's versatility and the perceptions that we all have of making "common" buildings. To me, the DOE is a demonic, mythical, "uncommon" place where one can only imagine it's true structure...as the artist slowly reveals it. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but I have suspicions that Stefan is not quite done with his dark vision of this "thing".

Although I haven't received my new DOE room sets yet, I'm already eager for pre-order of the next DOE set(s). Stay tuned guys, I have a feeling that DOE is just busting the surface! :)

Keep those pictures coming, L ...I love the ideas they give us!
~Cheers
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