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Weekly Set Review: Court Jester

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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Bluesecrets » Mon May 03, 2010 10:51 am

I like this set. The more variations I have in jesters, the more I can create a line of jesters competing for a job. Impulse sets are supposed to be about the fig. This is for me. I can't argue with the points others have made, so I won't. I do think it is a nice set for me. Will I buy more than one, of course. But then I'm the one who has 8+ of each of the jester and Harley Quinn.
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon May 03, 2010 2:41 pm

Good fig, good parts, no wheels. 6/5 for me.
I really love that the set is made up of standard brick and plate. Not that I hate wheels, I just have more than I need right now. I'll probably get two, one for me and one for the boys because it is after all, just a jester. Now if it were a mounted knight with a barding....
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Athos » Mon May 03, 2010 3:05 pm

Bluesecrets wrote:The more variations I have in jesters, the more I can create a line of jesters competing for a job.


Or a jester uprising.

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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Username » Mon May 03, 2010 3:12 pm

Athos wrote:Or a jester uprising.


Hmm...jester minifig + zombie head and hands...hmm.....
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby LegoLord. » Mon May 03, 2010 3:13 pm

I definatly like the new colors.
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Mon May 03, 2010 4:48 pm

If I judge this set by what exists and not what I wish would exist, I think it is one of the most spectacular castle fig impulse sets of late, outdone only by the Knight perhaps. I too can see it being dropped amidst an MMV layout, and in fact I may do that very thing if I choose to pick one up.

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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby nanuck95 » Mon May 03, 2010 5:16 pm

I'm looking forward to getting this one, I like the fig, and I like the little stage. As others have mentioned, it's good to see some civilian-focused castle sets, I'd love to see this as part of a bigger set, maybe a medieval carnival/circus?
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Mon May 03, 2010 6:47 pm

architect wrote:Court Jester was released in 2010 for Kingdoms.


The one word that keeps snagging in my mind is "was." Has this set been released? Someone posting on Brickipedia (http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/2010) seems to expect that this set will be released this month. But I cannot find any reference on the Lego website indicating that it actually has been released.

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Forestboy wrote:
Albatross_Viking wrote:
DaleDVM wrote:Also there are 2 promo sets 30061 and 30062



I have a question about these things. Anyone know how, where, when you will be able to buy them? They looks really good, with lots of useful parts.

A_V


After doing a bit of googling, it seems nobody knows, but everyone is itching to get there hands on them. But! While googling I came across a EB topic. The new impulse sets are now available for Austria at S@H. Here's the links:

7953 Court Jester
7955 Wizard

But even though these sets are available in Austria, they did give us a little more info on them with piece count, description, and a good High Quality Photo.

EDIT: It seems that the Wizard doesn't have its printing on in the photo. :tasty:

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I actually found the answer to this question from Forestboy in another thread.
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Aliencat » Mon May 03, 2010 6:54 pm

^ mind you this thread will be circulating for a while as weekly set reviews do.
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Athos » Tue May 04, 2010 2:53 am

Voran_the_Scholar wrote:If I judge this set by what exists and not what I wish would exist


That's an interesting notion. What is the proper perspective for a review?

Is it Aristotilian empiracism: how does this set rate to those that actually exist? Or is it Platonic idealism: how does this set rate in comparison to the non-existant ideal set?

Both have their problems. Aristotle's way is hard to define: do we limit it to those sets available on the retail market or all the sets ever made? And it could set the bar too low, giving a crummy set a high rating because it the other sets are terrible. And it leaves us no room to speculate how it could be better. Plato, on the other hand, will never be satisfied, because the set can never live up to that unobtainable ideal, but that method will likely encourage more improvement. Though, I must say the MMV was about as ideal as they come...

Personally, I'm a fan of Plato's idealism.

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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Aliencat » Tue May 04, 2010 9:21 am

Athos wrote:
Voran_the_Scholar wrote:If I judge this set by what exists and not what I wish would exist


That's an interesting notion. What is the proper perspective for a review?

Is it Aristotilian empiracism: how does this set rate to those that actually exist? Or is it Platonic idealism: how does this set rate in comparison to the non-existant ideal set?

I disagree Steve, I think that until I can actually buy this non-existent ideal set, I will rate sets against their existing counterparts ;) this includes anyting that's not in production anymore, because there's still plenty of ways to get those, so in essence every set ever made is still "available".
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Black_Walnut » Wed May 05, 2010 5:05 am

Very disapointed in this set being the weekly set review. This set is not offically released as of this posting (not even a picture or inventory on bricklink, for that matter). 232 (minus the 4 incomplete kingdom set listings, per bricklink) LEGO castle sets to have as "weekly set reviews" and you choose a set 99.9% of us can't even get our hands on? In my modest view, it's almost overcompensating for this sites position on "leaks" (that we all see and discuss on other fan sites).

Wouldn't a pinned topic of this set be more relevant, after it is in general release, a couple months from now be more appropriate?

I'll save my final opinons on this set until it's in my hands. But yes, I like the box art, and will be buying!
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby architect » Wed May 05, 2010 12:32 pm

Black_Walnut wrote:Very disapointed in this set being the weekly set review. This set is not offically released as of this posting (not even a picture or inventory on bricklink, for that matter). 232 (minus the 4 incomplete kingdom set listings, per bricklink) LEGO castle sets to have as "weekly set reviews" and you choose a set 99.9% of us can't even get our hands on? In my modest view, it's almost overcompensating for this sites position on "leaks" (that we all see and discuss on other fan sites).

Wouldn't a pinned topic of this set be more relevant, after it is in general release, a couple months from now be more appropriate?

I'll save my final opinons on this set until it's in my hands. But yes, I like the box art, and will be buying!


This set is currently available in the some European market's Shop at Home pages:

http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.as ... n=640&d=70

Once a set is on Lego.com and TLG is selling it somewhere in the world, it is a current product and no longer a leak. As we know from previous Castle impulse sets (ie: Good Wizard), this set may not be available in all markets. That being said, it does not make sense to wait to review the set because it likely will not be sold everywhere.

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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Kevin1990 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:01 pm

Its also already for sale in german lego shops
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Re: Weekly Set Review

Postby Jojo » Wed May 05, 2010 11:57 pm

Hello!

Kevin1990 wrote:Its also already for sale in german lego shops
Which I herewith confirm. I got one today.
As others have said it's not the most impressive set you will ever see, but that's not the point in impulse sets anyway. For me the sheer existence of a civilianish* set like this is a cause for joy. Non-military life gets another chance with Lego Castle. Put this jester's stage into your Mediaeval Market Village and have your peasants enjoy some fun!

*) Civilian-ish: The jester likely bears the colours of the Kingdom he's a subject to. Thus he is kind of in uniform.


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