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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby TheMaster » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:45 am

I think that this set is a great army builder.Although the set design is ugly. Would be even better if it came with a sword and/or a spear and if the boat had a better design. However then the set would not be an impulse set.

7/10 purely for the fact that its an army builder.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby outcast » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:25 am

This set seems to be a classic medieval ship-open,wooden and has big pieces of metal that shoots projectiles. However, classic medieval ships don't make good rowboats.

Still, its good for pieces.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Teherean » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:25 am

This set is great! It comes with a nice fig, shield, crossbows and oars. :D
Too bad that it didn't come with a quiver. Then, it would have been the perfect army builder.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby mrkovach » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:23 pm

I'll try to get this is in before Church :lol:
I think that if they came out with this again today, they would do good.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:29 pm

Looks like a nice little set. Was this a polybag? I really miss those. Nice, cheap and a good value.

Looks like a nice army/navy builder. To be fair I love boats and could use this or multiples. I'd likely arm the guy with a sword or spear but all and all a nice little set to build up an army.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Amifin » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:22 pm

It's an ordinary small boat with a soldier. The bows are the only bad in it. How the h*ll is he supposed to shoot from there while he's rowing? Anyways, a good boat and it reminds me of a funny song :)

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Athos » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:09 pm

I wish they'd make more little sets like this which include a shield...

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Chrislad77 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:33 pm

Great little parts pack. You get a man, two weapons, and a shield. The black cones can be useful. I wish little sets today came with shields (orc warrior inpulse).

Was this a 2 dollar poly bag?
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby CastleLord » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:18 pm

I like it since this was my only set in this theme i am glad i bought it.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby DraconisTerrena » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:57 pm

Teherean wrote:This set is great! It comes with a nice fig, shield, crossbows and oars. :D
Too bad that it didn't come with a quiver. Then, it would have been the perfect army builder.


For the longest time, lego crossbowmen didn't come with quivers. I always thought it was weird.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Sir Prog » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:50 am

Lotta small set love these days...lol, they're great assets if you aren't a wealthy kid/collector :)
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:00 am

To be fair the lack of quivers for crossbows never bothered me... mostly because arrow quivers and bolt quivers are very/totally different. So are arrows and bolts for the most part. One is around or just under three feet and the other around or just under a foot on average. Having a quiver that hold three foot long arrows for a bolt that is just one is almost odder to me. Of course in the medieval period back quivers were not common in Western Europe, they had belt quivers. :twitch:

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Evil Ben » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:47 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:To be fair the lack of quivers for crossbows never bothered me... mostly because arrow quivers and bolt quivers are very/totally different. So are arrows and bolts for the most part. One is around or just under three feet and the other around or just under a foot on average. Having a quiver that hold three foot long arrows for a bolt that is just one is almost odder to me.


That's what I always thought, too. The quivers look 'right' (in a Hollywood-Robin-Hood kind of way) with bows, but a bit odd (to me) with crossbows. Which has spared me some anxiety about quiver shortages, at least. :wink:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby Elephant Knight » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:51 pm

This set lacks something. A sword If this set had a sword, it would be a lot more useful, but as it is, it isn't a great army builder. Who wants a army of men who have crossbows? I don't. Though owning this set, as well as 1843 (A space and castle value pack) gave me an option on what weapon the dude got.

Peice wise, it is more useful for Space than for Castle, IMO, not including the obvious. (The crossbows ,shield and paddles)

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Boat

Postby gormadoc1 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:40 pm

Ithis is one of my favourate sets because its a great small set with a minifig, weapons and a boat. :D
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