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Postby dell_wood » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:34 am

I like this set quite a bit. I got two of them for my 7th (or 8th, can't remember) birthday party. I was psyched at the time because I actually had duplicate castle figs. I always posted the two guards at entrances...anyway. Good set then, and now (even with the castle piece).


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Postby CVfan13 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:25 am

'Twas my first KK1 set. I liked it, I remember, and I though the tower was like a castle... lol, I didn't realize how small it was, and how there really wasn't much to the set... still, those are some good figs, nice accessories, and everything else... so-so. I give it a 9.5/10, it would been nice if they'd made it a real wall, similar to what they did in the "Dungeon" set.
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Postby dragonblade24 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:31 pm

well this set does have a king but its not the biggest set out there...... i wonder if it is. anyway i like that they put an extra fig in it. :)
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Postby Elephant Knight » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:07 am

Not a bad little set. the soldier, tower (For some) are the good things of this set.

The bad part is the king. Who needs 10 king Leos? torso is okay, I guess, but the crown........

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Postby CVfan13 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:23 am

I actually like having multiples of the crown, for tossing into big heaps of treasure! :lol: Seriously, have you ever tried tossing all your gold and gems into a big pile and have it guarded by a Dragon? It's cool, I like Treasuries.
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Postby Gomur » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:36 pm

I was planning on some sort of treasury type thing at some point with the centerpiece being the Gold brick from the 50th anniversary set that my parents bought my son last week.

/... yeah, slightly guilty for snagging the gold brick, but hey, he's two he doesn't appreciate it!
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Postby CVfan13 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:09 am

LOL! You're so cruel! And to your own son... well... yeah... I figure if I ever have a son/daughter someday, I'll still have my Lego collection, and then there's the problem of sharing it... brrllblbbphpf! Oh well... :roll:

So yes, for many reasons this is a very good set. The minifigs, like all of the KK1 figs, are excellent, and the accessories, and the horse are good too... those three bricks on the tower are always cool, and the turret itself... with the right use of it, becomes a very good piece to have in a MOC.
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Postby forseti » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:25 pm

Worth the purchase for the faces and knight's torso alone. just got a bunch of both heads from bricklink in the mail today (finally), they're awesome.
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Postby Coatsy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:16 pm

"I always wanted a Sean Connery minifig. "

Indeed that is the first thing I thought when I got this set. It is a failry decent army builder. one horse and two figures. I ended up using the king's torso for archers. And now I have a lot of extra crowns most of which ended up on my skeletons.

It could have used some more minifigs, but it is not a wretched set.
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Postby Lord Tyler II » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:51 pm

It's kind of an odd little set, but of course it's great for army guys and those tower parts. I, personally, don't own it...
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Postby CVfan13 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:01 pm

Coatsy wrote:"I always wanted a Sean Connery minifig. "

Oh wow... I knew ol' Leo looked familiar... haha, he had to have been inspired by the movie "First Knight".
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Postby Blue Monarch » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:20 pm

As a set, it is unappealing to me. Sure you can just buy it for the soldiers, but really, as a set, it is extremely lacking. At least with the ubiquitous catapult sets, you could have a small battle. But the figs are good enough for a decent review.
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Postby darkstarsk8er327 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:22 pm

good army builder
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Postby Aliencat » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:33 am

darkstarsk8er327 wrote:good army builder

If an army of kings is your thing...
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