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Weekly Set Review: Fire Attack

Postby architect » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:09 pm

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This week’s set is 1288/4807 Fire Attack.

Fire Attack was released in 2000 for the Bulls. A Bull's knight pushes this fire cart. Various accessories are included. Kabaya released this set in Japan with the number 1288.

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Postby porschecm2 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:20 pm

Not too bad for a mini-set. Comes with the oval shield, a short sword, spear, and a good helmet. Simple set; direct and to the point. 7/10.

I am curious though, as to just how these fire carts were supposed to work. Do you wheel them up to the gate, and then stand there while they burn the gate down, and all manner of things are dropped on your head by the defenders? Or do you wheel your little cart around in a battle, hoping to scorch some unfortunate soldier who was too slow to move out of the way?

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Postby Jojo » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:20 pm


Yeah, I got it because I am a collector (even got the Kabaya version). Otherwise it's pointless. I see the cheap source for Bulls figs if you are into Bulls, though. But those ubiquitous flames really bother me.


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Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:28 pm

This is an awful set! I mean, what is it really? We have a Bull Knight pushing what looks like a popcorn cart merged with a flame thrower (that's probably being too generous). The pieces aren't bad, but the set design is non-existant.

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:33 pm

Doesn't seem to make a whole lotta sense. The cart itself would be more dangerous on the battlefield than the flame. :D

Anyway, the only real justification was getting it on sale for the fig. 4/10
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Postby JoshWedin » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:37 pm

Yup, poor design. I only got it because I was trying to get all the Bull sets. Not exactly a shining example of Lego design. I think it is actually for burning out weeds in the Bull's garden. We have a similar device on our farm, except you wear it on your back. :)

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Postby forester3291 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:16 pm

Cool set for parts. Terrible set otherwise. It comes with a fig, a shield some weapons. It's really not that special.

A very generous 5/10.
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Postby Athos » Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:20 pm

I'd have liked to have gotten several of them (preferably on clearance) for the figure. I want to create a good sized army of bulls. Other than that, its... ehhh.

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Postby Dragon Master » Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:23 pm

A terrible junk set.

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Postby kajo163 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:27 pm

No good. Stupid and pointless.

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Postby Webrain » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:43 pm


Crap set. And it wasn't even cheap here so it is really useless. But I have it as Jojo siad in a previous post cause I'm a collector.
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Postby castlebrickman » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:46 pm

i would only buy it for collection purpose only
other then that i think it looks like crud
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Postby De_EmU » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:30 pm

If Comic Book Guy was reviewing this set, he would say,"worst LEGO set, ever."

The only reason I would buy this is for the fig.


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Postby CAI » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:44 pm

You get a fig and some weapons...that ain't so bad.

I'm not saying the design is good, for $1.95...why not buy 5 or more.
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