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Weekly Set Review: Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:02 pm
by architect
Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 6047/6099 Traitor Transport.

Traitor Transport was released in 1997 for the Fright Knights. A dragon pulls this prison wagon for traitors. A mounted knight, a driver, a prisoner knight and various accessories are included. The 6099 version of this set came with a premolded plastic "Dragon Cave" piece attached to the box.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:30 pm
by TheOrk
I never got the set but I can still see some good things and bad things. The batlord and the other minifigs are good, as well as the dragon. The wagon thingy, looks over detailed.
8/10

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:37 pm
by Sir Dillon
I wanted this set but never got it.
It has some great figs and pieces though I'm not entirly sure why the cart has those wings on it? :?
7/10

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:38 pm
by Scnicker
This is one of the nicer Fright Knights sets. First of all, it's like a dragon wing extras set. If you have any wings lost, this is the set you should purchase. The minifigs are quite good and the traitor/prisoner comes with a grilled helmet.You also get the Bat Lord barding, which is quite plain and cool. Also the pieces are pretty useful for mocs. I don't really see any negative sides of this set. Maybe one more minifig could be included.

9/10

Re: Weekly Set Review: Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:54 pm
by JoshWedin
Probably one of the best Fright Knight sets. Lots of useful pieces, 3 figs, a dragon, a horse, a barding, a grilled helmet (which is cool in case you missed the earlier ones), lots of wings, etc. I like Fright Knight torsos, for the most part, but that batlord helmet is not so hot. I usually cut the wings off of mine. I really only have one beef with this set: Why is it made of stone?

Josh

PS. Anyone have any thoughts on which fig is the traitor? I think it is the fig with the grilled helmet, since that is not a Fright Knight helmet. He must have got it from his nefarious Black Falcon contacts.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:17 pm
by Dragon Master
Last chance to get your grill helm! (well untill the Legends)

The overall set design doesn't bother me. But I'll take points off for that stupid piece of plastic.

3/10

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:24 pm
by Blueandwhite
Hmm...

On the one hand, this set comes with a great selection of pieces, including the Fright Knights' barding. On the other hand, this has got to be one of the goofiest designs LEGO has ever produced. I mean, we have a dragon pulling a prison wagon... with WINGS :shock: !!

WOW. This was one silly set.

2/10

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:42 pm
by TwoTonic Knight
Actually, this one isn't too bad. Yes, it's nonsensical that a winged dragon is pulling this thing, but ignoring that, the figs are nice, the barding is a definite plus, it's all reasonably color-coordinated, and it has some nice parts - all-black dragons were made possible by this, rather than the garish red wings, or even more garish neon red wings. The wagon is a little overly decorated, but that's easier to address than if the parts weren't there.

8/10

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:43 pm
by ezehogan
This came out in 1997, the year I looked at the Lego catalogs and was so disgusted that it sent me into a dark age (even though I would have prefered to continue buying Lego). The Fright Knight's were the main reason I decided to give the hobby up for awhile, so its a given that I do not like this set.

However, I can tell by looking at this that it is one of the better of the bad Fright Knight sets. The overall design of this set is poor. I don't like the cart itself or the idea of a dragon pulling the cart. However, unlike some of the other FK sets, this one at least has some pieces that can be used.

Overall I'd give this a 5 of 10. Its still garbage, but it can be salvaged.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:45 pm
by Scnicker
Blueandwhite wrote:Hmm...

On the other hand, this has got to be one of the goofiest designs LEGO has ever produced. I mean, we have a dragon pulling a prison wagon... with WINGS :shock: !!

WOW. This was one silly set.

2/10


Well, Lego is based on imagination so I think the design's uniqueness shouldn't be something to take off 8 points.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:19 pm
by Formendacil
Perhaps the best Fright Knight set. I comes, after all, replete with barding, dragon, three generally useful figs, one of which is a mail-shirted, grill-helmed Royal Knight (it's the same as one of the knights with 6090, but the colour scheme could easily make him a Black Knight, if you felt like it). The waggon itself isn't much for pieces, but the ones it comes with aren't too bad.

The best advantage over other FKs: while it comes with all the above, it DOESN'T come with Willa. Big bonus!

Parts: 6/10
Playability: 8/10
Figs/Accessories: 8/10
Design (contemporary): 8.5/10
Design (universal): 5.5/10
Nostalgia: 7/10

Overall score: 7.17/10 (B-)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:30 pm
by Athos
Nice set. Got mine on sale (dont' remember how much though). Wouldn't mind another one. Nice selection of minifigs. Mostly made of bricks, with pretty minimal juniorization. And you get the batlord horse barding...

Steve

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:14 pm
by Robin Hood
Actually, I really like this set. Pity I never got it.

For one thing, it has a Batlord on a HORSE not a dragon, which in my opinion is a plus, and the horse has the barding, another point. Also, the very idea of a dragon pulling the cart isn't that dumb, maybe they don't have many horses. I thought that that was cool.

I like the fact that the wagon is rather fancy, it gives the possiblity that the Fright Knights have culture. And last, but not least, the Royal Knight. One of the few sets that have seperate factions. A plus, espically for playing with, its a lot more fun to play with a set when you have good guys and bad guys. And the price was fairly good for all you got.

Dan :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:02 pm
by Dragonlord Esq.
Probably the best of the Fright Knight sets. It's the only one that you could just knock a few goofy parts off of and have a relatively sound set. All the rest are so fundamentally flawed that they're only good for parts. That is, if you like BUMPS and small red pieces. Plus, it comes with a very nice barding.
6.5/10 where 10 is Dungeon Hunters