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Postby Mr. D » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:37 pm

This actually was my first castle set of all. It is mediocre: it could stand a few more bricks instead of the one-piece tower, but it's not that bad as an army builder...

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Postby ottoatm » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:44 am

I still don't own this set, I don't want any more Leos and I've actually got more than enough kettle-helmet-dudes.

If you wanted to build an army, this would be a nice set for it - and the Leo's could make good royal troops or castle guard or something.

I guess I'd give it a 6/10 for that.

Funny, KK1 still seems like one of the newer lines to me, but I realized after reading some of the other posts... it's not! :shock:
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Postby Jyp » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:03 pm

The tower is really too cheap! That, a tower? :evil:

That is a perfect example of these castle built with two ugly big parts...

3/10 because the tower
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Postby Patron of the lego » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:23 pm

It is a shame that I scraped my allowance for this set. To make things worse I got King leo's castle about a month later...
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Postby Username » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:43 pm

Great army/castle bulding set.

1. Two minis
2. A few weapons
3. A horse
4. A tower piece

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Postby Sir Ninja Pilot » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:54 am

I never did own this set but I owned King Leos Castle (which I lost in a flood). Like everybody else is saying, the soldier is the best part about this set. :)

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Postby MarioDAlessio » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:09 am

TwoTonic Knight wrote:
The standard complaint about making what should be an uncommon figure common. Putting that aside, I'm quite happy swapping out the crown for a real helmet. The king makes a fine looking crossbowman

Agree with this observation.

Maybe it should have been that the castle crowns should have been uncommon not both the kings torso and crown.

I much preferred this set then the 1996 stand alone King set:

Because of the additional Richard figure this set was my Army builder set of choice for KK1. It was a great source of mounted knights and I too armed the extra King Leos (minus crowns) with crossbows, they were very common in 2000.

Typical Lego cliché, those good KK1 knights all ended up having white horses.

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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:34 am

I purchased this set but there were other sets like the defense archer that were better for army building. The figure design is excellent, along with the others of KK1. Doesn't hurt to have an extra Royal figure. Nice set. 10/10. The last (imo) of the Great Lion factions, I would hope we see them again reborn.
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Postby Teherean » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:00 am

Nice figs! the king isnt that bad and the soldier is awesome. good accesories etc... but the tower is awefull! and the set is overpriced. my marks: 3.5/5
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Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:29 pm

Ah, one of the best army builder sets of the line. No it didn't come with a vast array of weapons and I concede that the crown becomes a bit useless as you acquire 50+ of them, BUT both knight torso, leg and head combos work well for building an army. $5.00 was the average price in 2000 and you got the two aforementioned figures, a small weapons assortment, a white steed with saddle (and the back-bricks) and the incredibly odd by itself Imperial Outhouse. Luckily LEGO was overproducing these sets and the clearance prices I snapped them up at ran between $1-3 USD each. I ended up with a few score. LEGO S@H and Bricklink provided weapons, helms and plain smileys for a true neo-lion knight army.

Long live King Leo... or at least his legs and torso. :wink:

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Postby The Crusader » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:11 pm

Looks lame, I wasn't collecting Legos at this time, if this was out I'd pick up one or 2 depending on the price
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Postby JoshWedin » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:37 pm

Anyone else have trouble building that tower, due to the lack of instructions? No? I must be lame.... :)

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Postby rogue27 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:39 pm

A big nerd on a horse with a curly moustache dude!

This set looks dumb, but I must sadly admit that I would have bought it if I was collecting at the time.
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Postby Athos » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:30 pm

The king would be a lot better if he came with a cape and plume. Though how many crowns do we need? The soldier is pretty nice.

Not sure about the little outhouse thing...

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Postby Ben the lego king » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:16 pm

I like this set it has two nice figs. (by the way I call the king nice because if you swap out his crown and his head with a helm and a another face he looks like a half way desent fig) the tower can be used for anything realy. the kk1 figs are my favoret figs in the history of lego. 8/10 for now and 7/10 back then
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