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Postby Jojo » Sat Sep 18, 2004 9:58 pm


This set is nice as it is. Looking at the pic I simply like the blend of colours and I like the things in the pic. We have a shrubbery, and everything green is always welcome! We have a target stand, and it shows a little of the every-day-life of a LEGO Castle minifig.

This minifig of course is a Black Dragon/Monarch fig, not a "Crusader" as could be supposed looking at the set's name.


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Postby Formendacil » Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:01 pm

Jojo wrote:This minifig of course is a Black Dragon/Monarch fig, not a "Crusader" as could be supposed looking at the set's name.

Well, with that colouration, and that bearded face, who could mistake him for anything but a Black Monarch/Black Knight? :wink:
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Postby Draygen » Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:28 am

Nice little set. Nifty target to shoot at and decent set of weapons. I assume this was cheap so all in all a nice little set.
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Postby Luís » Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:05 am

Great little set, a good army builder.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun Sep 19, 2004 5:35 pm

The basic scale torso fig is one of the best all-around castle figures ever. The greenery is nice, as is the target, but I'd have prefered a more traditional archery butt rather than the arch.
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Postby forester3291 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:45 am

Nice little set. I assume it would be cheap so you could buy a lot and get great stuff. The target,spear, and bush make this set a 10/10 for sure :)
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Postby eNiGMa » Mon May 22, 2006 4:50 am

This set is simple, small, and packed full of extremely useful pieces. That fig is one of my all-time favorites, and I just can't say no to a target and an extra bush. Plus, the fact that the fig is an archer is another great bonus.
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Postby wunztwice » Mon May 22, 2006 5:23 am

It's funny, when this set came up everyone I talked to really disliked it. I don't know how they could not like it. It's great all of you think its a good set.

I see so many good points about it. The target piece is one of the best! THe fig is how I have alot of my archers, and all the other parts are super useful. In fact I have several copies of this set, and when I bought them I built so many variants out of just the parts in the bag. To me, even this tiny set really embodies what LEGO should be about.
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Postby ragnarok » Mon May 22, 2006 12:07 pm

A typical army builder. It features my favorite black knights torso, a bush and the green plate which all can be (and indeed are :lol: ) put into good use. The target may be a rare piece but I seem to have quite a lot of them and only used them to create a Robin Hood story MOC back when "The Prince Of Thieves" was a blockbuster. :lol:
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Postby Sir Kohran » Mon May 22, 2006 1:17 pm

Nothing incredible - but handy. I'd love to be able pop into a shop sometime on the way home from school and buy a couple of these with some spare change - because back then, that's how easy it would have been back when these awesome little sets with their great assortmet of pieces were available.

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Postby Ristridin » Mon May 22, 2006 1:21 pm

Cool set, nice bricks, cool weapons, cool torso, 9/10
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Postby Jameson » Mon May 22, 2006 4:21 pm

Whats realy important to know is what this sets uses are.If you buy 1 you have a cool soldier.If you buy 3 you have an archery range.If you buy 5 you have a tournament.If you buy 20 you have a whole batalion of archers and spearsmen (and at a good price too :wink: ).I love almost all of the old army builders.If onely I was born during the legoland era :cry: .
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Postby Norro » Mon May 22, 2006 4:28 pm

I've always wanted one of these but the urgency lessened when I got a hold of a whole lot of target pieces... The fig is from my faviourite theme and every piece is useful so I still need to hunt this down ; )

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Postby porschecm2 » Mon May 22, 2006 5:58 pm

This is a great little set. Small, the kind you can buy everytime you go into the store without feeling guilty. Pretty good fig, not-so-bad target, and even at today's prices would probably be like $1.99. I like it. I wish Lego would have more sets of this size available at stores these days...

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Postby amadeus » Tue May 23, 2006 8:44 pm

I am a big fan of the scale-mail torso's, so I love this set. My mom bought me the variety pack when I was 5 (I'm 14 now) from a lady in a garage sale, and I loved it. This product was extremley cheap, and was a great army builder. I believe when it came out it was 3 dollars, and for 15 bucks, you could get 5 archers, so I think that's awesome.

I'd give the variety pack a 10/10, if you bulk bought the set 10/10, this set alone 8/10.
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