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Postby Teh Stud » Sun May 08, 2005 5:12 pm

I was really happy with this set when I was growing up. I had two 6022 Horse Carts, and the addition of this wagon allowed me to have a larger caravan of troops and wagons on their way to sack the Black Falcons. I really didn't think much about the space hoses over the top, I was happy with a second cart.

Now, I would never recreate this set. It doesn't come even close to the beautiful 6022 set. Still, it brings back fond memories!
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun May 08, 2005 5:42 pm

Not a bad set, but not a good set. I'm not sure what the purpose of the bendy tube parts is, and the old-style plate print is one of my least favorite torso designs. 5/10.
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Postby Norro » Sun May 08, 2005 6:00 pm

This was the first set I ever bought used... I liked the hoses and thought it had a nice 'supply convoy' look... It hinted at what lego could do as a great set: a field forge...

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Postby Thrall1138 » Sun May 08, 2005 9:38 pm

I kind of like it, you get a horse, some weapons, and the cart almost looks functional!

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Postby Robin Hood » Mon May 09, 2005 2:32 am

Not a bad set. Quite frankly I can't see whats wrong with it. Its got a fairly good weapons selection (I am not opposed to using those small axes), a horse (even if it is a white one), and a good fig. I like the fact that the fig has no specific design. It leaves the option of a different faction, which is something most soilders lack.

I think it is kinda neat to have a weapons wagon. I mean, in real armys there were wagons with this perpose. I don't own the set, but I have seen one up close and I can't see whats bad with it. Personally I like it.

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Postby quiksand » Mon May 09, 2005 6:36 am

Yeah. Not the best of sets. Not even close. Even the soilder was a poor design choice.

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Postby wizardnoob28 » Wed May 11, 2005 12:01 pm

it's a great set if you want to show your minifigs going to battle, or to use them as supply wagons, but the overall structure is bad.

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Postby Athos » Fri May 13, 2005 4:40 am

Its a nice little cart. I like the carts, because it gives something for the peasants to do (since they don't have any farms or workshops, they just drive carts around all day). Nice generic soldier with some extra weapons, a horse, wheels, and some bricks thrown in to boot. Where are sets like this nowadays?

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Postby ottoatm » Fri May 13, 2005 11:58 pm

since they don't have any farms or workshops, they just drive carts around all day)

Agreed! :? TLC never seemed to graduate above carts... I guess that's a source of some of the frustration for some members... which makes sense. Oh well, thank goodness for bricklink. 8)
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Postby Spongey » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:24 pm

Not a bad set, but there are definitely better ones around. That said, I'd prefer this one to 5994, hands down.
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Postby Blue Monarch » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:28 pm

I loved this set as a kid. In retrospect, it doesn't live up to how I remembered it. I never really liked that torso (in any color). I liked how the bendy things moved (and were almost nearly indestructable!).
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Postby wunztwice » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:52 pm

Yeah, what everyone's said is basically my take on the set too.

I wanted one to have to help complete my collection of older castle sets, but it's not my favorite design. I hve to say I kinda admire the designers for trying something new with the hose parts (I think they are supposed to be supports for a canopy!). While it didn't quite give that effect completely, I don't mind have this set at all.

I would have liked to see a lion or axe torso design, but hey, mix'n'match people! Oh, and the extra axes I like...alot!

If this were to be out now I'm sure a bunch of us would buy it for the fig and accessories alone, so...
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:11 am

ottoatm wrote:Hmm... well, I guess I will take the less popular side of these reviews, because I really like this cart. I like the pipes, or whatever they are on the top, it gives it a rustic look... does that make sense? I dunno... this cart is different than the rest to me - it looks very utilitarian and not so flashy - I can see it going through the ranks of a Crusader army arming the soldiers as they prepare for battle. :)


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I liked this set as back then I was coming out of a dark age. It reminded me of a a knight starting out in the kingdom with little to his name but some armor, shield, and some weapons plus a good horse to help move his stuff. Not every knight will have the funds for an elaborate carriage, kind of like your first car. Not everyone can afford a Ford GT-40 or Dodge Viper right off the bat.
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Postby evilnailman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:30 am

I bought this last year from eBay for completeness. I can't say I thought it was amazing. I prefer the 6010 supply wagon to this. Like several of the carts from that period the size seems wrong, they are too small to transport good ala a wagon and are built wrong to carry passengers. IMHO the best carts of the time are the maiden's carriage and the prisoner convoy, although this is one of the sets that I seem to have lost in my recent house move :cry:

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Postby jokkna » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:12 am

Could be worse could be better. I really like those small axes because not everybody would have afforded those great big axes. so when farmers and bakers and fishers were called to war they just took their small axes they used for woodcutting and went to war for their king. but i agree that the cart could have been bigger.

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