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Postby Spongey » Fri May 18, 2007 7:44 pm

This looks like one of LEGO's first steps to rehabilitation. Although I don't like the back tower too much, or the amount of prefab pieces, it is still a great set. The high point is the fig/accessory package: haven't seen helms and breastplates like that in a while. Can't wait to get it!
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Postby ZIGGY! » Fri May 18, 2007 8:06 pm

This is awesome Ben!!! I am totally pumped. I don't have the money for a while however I have entered a Battle Machine in the new Exo-Force contest on hopes of winning the castle.

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Postby Kev » Fri May 18, 2007 8:54 pm

Nice review. I like the use of pin construction, here's hoping that follow on sets featuring add-on wall sections & siege equipment are to follow. (Along with second human, not obviously EVIL faction to face off against or ally with, the crown knights.)

With that little tower room shooting off the side of the back tower, I see that they added something I never thought I'd see in a lego castle, a garderobe! :lol:
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Postby Blue Head » Fri May 18, 2007 11:28 pm

I really like it, makes me think lego has been doing well in their building for once.
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Postby bobthelegobuilder » Sat May 19, 2007 6:47 am

I can not wait for this set to come out and I am still waiting for reviews on the two sets that we have not seen reviewed yet.
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Postby wunztwice » Sat May 19, 2007 7:07 am

bobthelegobuilder wrote:I can not wait for this set to come out and I am still waiting for reviews on the two sets that we have not seen reviewed yet.


Actually, they are already out...mostly, the joust set is set to ship soon.

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Postby Brickzone » Sat May 19, 2007 11:26 am

wunztwice wrote:Actually, they are already out...


Except in UK/Ireland where only two little sets are available online and not in real shops yet :(
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Postby supernova » Sat May 19, 2007 12:26 pm

Brickzone wrote:
wunztwice wrote:Actually, they are already out...


Except in UK/Ireland where only two little sets are available online and not in real shops yet :(


On the contrary, I called up Bluewater Lego store a couple of days ago and they had 7009 (joust) and 7090 (small catapult). So it is on *some* stores, and apparently the selection is different from online!

I would probably wait a couple of weeks before picking them up tho, just so my trip won't be to get 2 small sets :)
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Postby DNorton » Sat May 19, 2007 12:32 pm

I cannot wait to get this set. probaly not the best set ever but it is still awesome
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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat May 19, 2007 2:14 pm

supernova wrote:
Brickzone wrote:
wunztwice wrote:Actually, they are already out...


Except in UK/Ireland where only two little sets are available online and not in real shops yet :(


On the contrary, I called up Bluewater Lego store a couple of days ago and they had 7009 (joust) and 7090 (small catapult). So it is on *some* stores, and apparently the selection is different from online!

I would probably wait a couple of weeks before picking them up (though), just so my trip won't be to get 2 small sets :)


Yes, as I said on the other thread I got 7090 a few days ago.

As to the castle...well almost everything has been said. I like the good assortment of figs, and the front of the walls and the gate is particularly good; reminds me of 6074. The back is less effective - I don't like that chunky piece sitting precariously on that arch like that. Still, overall this is a great set and a sign that Lego is in some ways back to the good old days.

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Postby ericgizmo » Mon May 21, 2007 11:04 am

wow i like how this set looks i am defiently buying this!
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Postby bonaparte » Mon May 21, 2007 5:04 pm

Thanks for this great review Ben!
Are you allowed to keep the set once you've reviewed it?

About this set:
It's not bad but I like the old castles (from the Crusaders and Black Falcons) 10 times more. I don't want to be negative, but this set is a bit a missed opportunity to revive the castle theme in it's original glory. To finish with a positive note: the parts are excellent for making MOCs ...
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Postby architect » Mon May 21, 2007 5:44 pm

bonaparte wrote:Thanks for this great review Ben!
Are you allowed to keep the set once you've reviewed it?


Yes. When LEGO Ambassadors or fans are sent sets to review they get to keep them. This is the first such case for CC, but I know other sites have been sent sets for review in the past.

About this set:
It's not bad but I like the old castles (from the Crusaders and Black Falcons) 10 times more. I don't want to be negative, but this set is a bit a missed opportunity to revive the castle theme in it's original glory. To finish with a positive note: the parts are excellent for making MOCs ...


I agree that the old castles had a slightly better design but I think this set is great compared to recent castles. I am really excited that it has a modular design, nice figures, and a good brick selection.

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Postby Brickzone » Mon May 21, 2007 11:43 pm

architect wrote:I agree that the old castles had a slightly better design but I think this set is great compared to recent castles. I am really excited that it has a modular design, nice figures, and a good brick selection.

Ben


Personally I think it's better than any of the Royal Knights stuff either nevermind the recent stuff. And the Dragon Knights didn't have a very large castle, so really we are talking the first decent castle here in a *long* time.
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Postby kelderic » Tue May 22, 2007 1:26 am

Very nice review, Ben. It's almost like having the set. I can say with certainty that I will be picking up at least one copy of this.

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