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Weekly Set Review: Knight's Procession

Postby architect » Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:16 pm

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 677/6077 Knight's Procession.

Knight's Procession, first released in Europe in 1979, was the first castle set predominantly composed of minifigures. It is a forerunner of the large castle minifigure packs of the 1980's and 1990's.

Two axemen pull a treasure cart while being defended by four more swordsmen. This set was released in America as 6077 in 1981.

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Postby Dragonlord Esq. » Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:17 pm

There's not a whole lot I wouldn't do for this set. 'Nuff said.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:48 pm

Awesome. Six neat knights with weapons. No flashy catapults or horses just some honest soldiers

If only they'd make that sort of stuff nowadays...
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Postby TheOrk » Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:13 pm

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Postby kajo163 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:34 pm

Nice, but why are the knights doing(?) a procession? :D

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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:05 pm

A wonderful army builder, though the basic brick contents of the cart is a bit lame. Still, there's no way a little quibble like that will bring a great set like this down. :D

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Postby Formendacil » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:23 pm

Great set! Some of the best-looking soldiers of the era, a great number of them, and well-armed in comparison with some other sets of that time: every man has a decent-sized weapon, and four of them have shields! The cart is rather ridiculous, and the contents seem rather pointless, but it is in general a great set.

Parts: 7/10
Playability: 8/10
Figs/Accessories: 9.5/10
Design (then): 8/10
Design (now): 9.5/10
Nostalgia: 7.5/10

Overall Score: 8.25/10
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Postby Sir Dillon » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:25 pm

Why can't TLC make sets like this now?! This set is awesome.

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Postby Robin Hood » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:49 pm

Well, for design, all minifig sets are the pits. But I don't think that is the point. I am not sure what the point (arpart from getting more figs) is to minifig sets but I still love em.

You can't get a better army builder anywhere. Four plain footmen with shields and two axment. What could be better. The wagon is slightly puzzling, but hey, maybe it has supplies for the troops.

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Postby Commander Redbeard » Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:03 am

This is the set that most catches my eye when I think of the Classic-Castle era. Three or four of these sets and you're on your way to starting a fairly sized army, and it is one of the best sources of generic soldiers I've ever seen. I, for one, would like to support the wagon. Even though it's not a work of art, a simple brick-built cart has always been a source of nostalgic memories.

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Postby rogue27 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 2:07 am

The contents of the cart are unspecific and generic allowing you to imagine they are whatever you want. Perhaps the soldiers are protecting some vital supplies from their enemies, perhaps it is valuable goods that are tempting to bandits. Whatever you want it to be.

The cart is not really the focus though. The cart is just an excuse to have so many identical minifigs. A bit of variety would be good, but this is still very good. I would definitely buy it if it was available today.

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Postby ezehogan » Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:10 am

I have no problem with the cart except that the wheels look out of place with a castle set. This is forgiven though, as the "castle wheels" didn't exist yet. I just assumed that the contents were containers that held valuables (rather than all being contained in a chest).

Again, except for the wheels, I don't see anything wrong with this set. If you were to buy two or three of these, you would have one heck of an army. This was fantatic as it was an affordable set. What's great is that they are all of one faction. The later mini-fig sets contained usually 1 fig of each faction. You had to buy a lot more than 2 or 3 to get a great army. Not so with this set.

Larger sets have been released that didn't have this many mini-figs. This is a testament to how great Lego used to be.

As a mini-fig pack, this is a 10/10. It doesn't get better than this.

As an actual set, I'd still give it a 9/10. The only reason it isn't perfect is the lack of any real structure.
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Postby HenrytheV » Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:26 am

This set is before my time, but it looked like it was a bang for a buck
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Postby porschecm2 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:33 am

I love this set. Not because I particularly care for the soldiers, or because the cart is awesome, but rather because this set is really and truly an army builder. I love the simplicity of the cart(though I can't say I'm fond of the rubber wheels). I love the 'gold' and assorted goods in the cart. Good set.


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Postby ottoatm » Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:52 am

This was the first "classic-castle" set I got, and I really love it! True, the wheels on the cart are a bit... interesting? But that's really no big deal... as to what the cart is carrying or...

Nice, but why are the knights doing(?) a procession?

This is the true glory of older Lego... they don't really tell you what's going on, just give you the basic stuff to let you make up a million stories all your own. :P

Awesome set, awesome figs, classic-castle rocks! 9/10
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