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Postby supernova » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:41 pm

Wow! I didn't know lego had the white plumes in an accessory pack! I always thought it existed only in 6086! That said, other than the white plume, I'm not too big a fan of anything else in this accessory pack. I like the black knights' shields and euro armour, but I have plenty of those already.

If it were 1993-1994 and I knew how lego is going to progress in the next 5 years (we aren't even talking about KK2 yet) I would shell out $3.50x 3-4 buy a few packs. But at today's prices, no way :)
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Postby Baned » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:53 pm

I wish I would have bought dozens of these (instead of zero). So much useful stuff. They should release these sort of packs again, or even just a plume pack, but that's getting off topic.

I really do miss theme-specific accessory packs though. :(
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Postby architect » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:15 pm

supernova wrote:Wow! I didn't know lego had the white plumes in an accessory pack!

It was in two packs:

LEGO probably made too many white plumes just for one set. These packs were a good way to clear out excess inventory.

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Postby leaf_of_lire » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:24 pm

I want this pack so much, I did not get it either. It has to be one of my favorite packs. Since I do not have it, I can't give it a overall :cry: .
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Postby Traveler » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:09 pm

The accessory packs were a great way to get specialty elements when the only way we had to buy LEGO was from TLC itself. Nowadays, most of us would go to Bricklink and pick just the things we need. So, this was a great set then, but not so much now.
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Postby DNorton » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:58 pm

Maybe in the future there will be more accesory packs
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Postby Kozai13 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:00 pm

I never had this, but I pretty much have all the pieces. It would be cool, though, to have another boost of useful accesories. The accesories from the era of lego castle this was released in were my favorites. They were just so cool and useful! :D :D
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Postby Kozai13 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:00 pm

DNorton wrote:Maybe in the future there will be more accesorie packs

I hope so, but I doubt it.
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Postby wunztwice » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:08 pm

Traveler wrote: So, this was a great set then, but not so much now.

Oh, I'm not so sure about that. I would gladly pay upwards of $4 for a very simelar product now straght from TLG. For instance if the '07 castle line had an accessory pack of the same basic make up (ie three diff. helms, six shields, bow and quiver, swords, etc) I would think that a $5 pack would actually be cheeper than buying those shiney, new, and 'rare' elements from seperate sellers on BL.

But maybe that's just me... :)
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Postby Lord Felix » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:39 pm

Knowing me when I was younger, I probably had this pack and lost 50% of it. I wish I wasn't so dumb now :shock:

Love these accessory packs, but wish they had a promotional fig in it, like a peasant.

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Postby Chrislad77 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:13 pm

I loved the accesories packs when TLG made them. I even bought a couple of the fright knight ones just to encourage Lego to keep making them. I don't understand the comments that things like this aren't so good anymore. The 2 euro armor alone are worth more on BL or Ebay than this set alone cost when released. I would buy several of a "crown knight/undead" version if TLG releases one.
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Postby Spongey » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:27 pm

Absolutely unbelievable. The array of weapons and accessories in this pack are great, including the armour, quiver, longbow, swords, and numerous shields. I hope LEGO comes up with something similar soon.
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Postby ericgizmo » Tue May 01, 2007 11:12 am

man i liked the armor but its really not a set to me just like if it were extras in case you lost pieces for other sets
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Postby jokkna » Tue May 01, 2007 11:25 am

Love it it is great :lol:
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Postby jangofett14 » Tue May 01, 2007 11:36 am

I very like this pack, because he has many necessary bricks, weapons, hats, and so forth :!:
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