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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Lord Tyler II » Tue May 19, 2009 11:52 pm

Yeah, it's a little pricey, but you get a nice selection of figs and some less common weapons and things. I bought one, it's nice to have the parts I got.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed May 20, 2009 1:51 pm

A bit pricey as others have said. I would agree that the figures should have come "disassembled" -sp? so that there would be less of a chance of bent weapons. I bought three sets just because of my overall approval of the Fantasy line. I bought three Skeleton packs for the same reason. Now, if they could make one for Orcs, well, that would be capitol. :spin:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Jojo » Wed May 20, 2009 3:17 pm

Hello!

Yeah, it's a little pricey

That's a pity but nevertheless reasonable. 1 Minifig is more than 1 part, so it's expensive in production. At least they have to produce 1 left leg, 1 right leg, 1 hip, 1 torso, 1 left arm, 1 right arm, 2 hands, 1 head, 1 headger. In some cases also 1 bodywear (armour) and 1 head gear accessory (visor). Head has to be printed, torso usually has to be printed, newadays armour has to be printed. (In some cases also legs, hips and arms have to be printed.) Furthermore the legs have to be attached to the hip, and the arms have to be attached to the torso. Hands have to be attached to the arms. They used to attach the head to the torso as well, but recently heads are loose.
Also add the accessories like sword, lances, flags, shields.

I admit they could have saved costs by not assembling the figs alltogether in this set. However. It's a cool set and I wished they had it just regularly available, rather than exclusively sold through Lego Direct.


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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Username » Wed May 20, 2009 4:09 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!

Yeah, it's a little pricey

That's a pity but nevertheless reasonable.


How do you reconcile that though with SW battle packs with 4 minifigs with weapons, helmets, gear and bricks (and licensing) for under 12$? I wonder if the plastic packaging adds that much to cost. If so, like I said before, I would rather have a Castle battle pack like the SW battle packs.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby architect » Thu May 21, 2009 12:07 am

Username wrote:
Jojo wrote:Hello!

Yeah, it's a little pricey

That's a pity but nevertheless reasonable.


How do you reconcile that though with SW battle packs with 4 minifigs with weapons, helmets, gear and bricks (and licensing) for under 12$? I wonder if the plastic packaging adds that much to cost. If so, like I said before, I would rather have a Castle battle pack like the SW battle packs.


Star Wars battle packs sell in extremely high quantities which can justify giving more bricks at a better cost. Comparing other themes to SW is not realistic.

On the other hand, the latest town figure pack has four figures and miscellaneous accessories (park bench, lights, fire hydrant, etc) for $10. This better price is likely due to one less figure and that the elements are boxed. Figures are probably partially hand assembled and placed into blister packs. This has to increase cost somewhat.

Overall, I think our current knight battle pack is an excellent set. Like Jojo, I wish that these types of sets were in retail shops. Perhaps a future boxed minifig pack with more variety (a civilian and or female castle fig) is something we fans should request.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby JoshWedin » Thu May 21, 2009 6:39 pm

I like this set. It was good to finally get Castle fig packs again. It has a decent assortment of figs and a plethora of weapons.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby LegoLord. » Wed May 27, 2009 2:57 pm

JoshWedin wrote:I like this set. It was good to finally get Castle fig packs again. It has a decent assortment of figs and a plethora of weapons.

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Mmm, plethora, I like that word. I also like this set, simply because I'm in love with the Crown Knights. I will say that the price should probably be dropped 3 $, but I'd pay for it anyway. And the plethora of weapons is nice. =D
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Ben the lego king » Fri May 29, 2009 1:55 am

hey

didn't some one alredy do the math and said that it would be ceaper to buy the small sets and for the same price get the same figs and more bricks. I also dont like sets that have no buildings and no boards. the only thing thats good is some unique figs.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Sir Kohran » Fri May 29, 2009 9:17 am

Nice figs in themselves, but as a set I don't think there's anything you couldn't get elsewhere.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Count Blacktron » Fri May 29, 2009 10:51 am

If you are desiring to build up the ranks of defenders in King's Castle Siege then this pack is perfect. I only wish this had been packaged in a box no larger than the Final Joust set, was given some matching Castle artwork and had been available at retail shops such as Target or Toys R Us also. Other than that it's a flawless minifigure set.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Knights Battle Pack

Postby Papy.G » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:06 am

Price is not too bad in euros, it goes for 2€/fig.
The shield/minifig ratio is quite high, compared to other sets of this era.
This pack is nice once for the crownies' castle, but I see no sense in getting many, it would make a too much knights' army.
Otherwise, it can be used with an older castle to turn it into a crownies', using printed euro armours on any torso to have two more crownies.
Another one with civilians and only foot soldiers would have been welcome.
Although I'm not into crownies this much, I'm gonna get one if it is available next time I order some PAB.
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