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Weekly Set Review: Bat Lord

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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:17 am

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Bats on dragons? No. No, no, no, no, no! Sorry, all Dragons are immediately taken from Bats and Bulls and given to the Dragon Masters.

I agree - and I do the same thing - dragons go to dragon masters. Still, for what it is, this is not a bad little set for figs and dragons (if thats what you want).

Nice easy way to get a dragon and a figure. I agree to puttting things right and have the dragon go to the Dragon factions and the knight to the Bat Lords. The Bat Lord's staff is simple and cool; I like it. The chrome two handed sword was useless as I rarely use them (don't like the chrome flaking off on the handle).

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Postby sidewinderl » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:55 am

To me the set really doesn't stand out...which, in a way, is a good thing, since it isn't controversial like other FK sets, but it isn't that great either. Imagine if the set had a horse with a FK barding instead of the dragon...

The dragon is ok...but you don't usually want more than a couple. The bat lord himself is decent. The bat staff thing is pretty useless, but I like the rest of the accessories (helm, chrome greatsword, cape). I'm not a fan of the torso, though, but it can still be used somewhere. The basil face is kinda crappy, but it does work with the helm. The legs are definitely useful for Castle figs.
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Postby CastleLord » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:32 pm

Don't own it but i would give it a 6/10. :D

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Postby rogue27 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:56 pm

Had I been collecting at the time, I would have bought a few of these for the dragon. As a set, however, it's absolutely awful.

Bat-wand? *shakes head*
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Bat Lord

Postby Norro » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:08 pm

architect wrote:with a magic bat wand

It had to be the most notable part of the set... Lego's only(?) scepter. Other than that I agree with Josh about the torso's uses for poorer noble or middle class figs, I generally use it for well to do merchants.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Bat Lord

Postby architect » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:12 pm

Norro wrote:
architect wrote:with a magic bat wand

It had to be the most notable part of the set... Lego's only(?) scepter

One other set has a scepter:

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Postby CVfan13 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:03 pm

I just purchased this, Bat Lord's Catapult, and Witch's Magic Manor, all complete in box, for about $50 (yeah, the Fright Knights-loving Lego geek I am. :P) on Bricklink. I only ordered yesterday, so I obviously don't have them yet. I can't wait though. Anyway, this set is great. A cheap, easy way to get a Bat Lord fig and a Dragon. My only complaint is the lack of uniqueness: this set is essentially included with Traitor Transport and Night Lord's Castle. I think it would have been better had they combined this with Fright Force and made the awesome army builder it was into a bigger pack. I give it an 8/10.
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Postby Brikbud » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:30 pm

Hmmm... what can I say?
It's a dragon and a Bat Lord (I'm not a big fan of either).
I guess it's an ok set, especially because you can get it for $5 or less.


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Re: Weekly Set Review: Bat Lord

Postby Norro » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:01 am

architect wrote:
Norro wrote:
architect wrote:with a magic bat wand

It had to be the most notable part of the set... Lego's only(?) scepter

One other set has a scepter:


Dang, I should have remembered that one...

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Postby Teherean » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:08 pm

There's stuf I like and don't like on this one. the dragon is pretty much useless if you don't build fantasy. The sceptre is a nice one though, as the transparant red pole has more uses.
The bat lord's helmet is an awesome helmet if you try it on helbardiers, especially with a falcon torso :)
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Postby Bandit » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:25 pm

I really like those black dragons better than the new-age dragons and the green DM dragons! And, Batlord helmets are pretty cool.
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Postby Coatsy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:48 pm

Whew! Not much love in the house for Basil the Frowny Bat Lord and his trust steed... I mean dragon.

~ Love the black dragon
~ Basil's toros is great
~ The chrome sword is mighty and should not be shunned! Every army needs the one goober with the giant sword running around.
~ The set was CHEAP to pick up back in the day! I'd go by the local TRU and pick up a few every chance I got.

~ The bat scepter. It fell apart very easily and I lost El Bat-O quite easily.
~ The Bat-Hem. Although I have come to like it sort of like an ugly dog that is so ugly its cute, I was initally not to fond of it. Hey it hid Basil's ugly mug.

To sum it up, I wanted more dragons after the Dragon Master line, the Fright Knights helped this out and BAM! I've got my Dragon Air Froce.

I actually miss the old dragons since the Crownies have the larger ones.
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Postby darkstarsk8er327 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:55 am

i dont know why but i only have the dragon master. hes pretty kool. great army builder
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Postby Crazylegoman » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:43 am

I remember seeing this set when it first came out and really liking the idea of a cheap little set that included a black dragon. I bought one at full price ($4 or $5 I think) and then hoped that I could find some on clearance some day. My patience paid off; one day I saw them in Target on clearance for $1.90 each, and I bought 5 more.

Back when this set came out, silver swords were pretty new, so that was a plus. (The #1 plus for me being the black dragon in the set.) The winged helmet is sort of weird, but very unique. The torso isn't bad either.

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Postby Lord Brian » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:24 pm

Not much in the set, but hey, cool dragon and longsword. True, a bat riding a dragon is indeed a bit odd...
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