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Postby ottoatm » Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:27 pm

I like this set for the fact that it's got a nice little knight and some cool doors. Nothing amazing, but the knight is a welcome addition, and I appreciate the doorway.

A great set. :)

The only bit I don't understand is why the ghost is of the monarch himself, I thought he was alive and well! in fact, you get him with the main castle of the faction!


I have the main castle, but I don't recall getting the Black Monarch... just some soldiers and cool knights. Did I miss something?
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Postby Nick » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:16 pm

[/quote]I have the main castle, but I don't recall getting the Black Monarch... just some soldiers and cool knights. Did I miss something?

I think that one of the knights in your castle is the monarch himself, but I am not sure which one.
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Postby The Hordesman » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:55 pm

The Ghost= Black Monarch.

Lovely set. I had one once. I remember the instructions to be complicated for some reason. A good knight is a black knight. :)
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Postby Nick » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:42 am

Hang on, hang on! How can a ghost that hides in a small tower rule a kingdom? The word monarch is equivalent to the word king.

Oh and another thing - in the set, there is a strange part at the foundation of the tower, the Technic Brick with Hole. And the Technic Pin in one of them. I am really not sure why it's there. Can anyone explain???
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Postby The Hordesman » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:57 am

Nick wrote:Hang on, hang on! How can a ghost that hides in a small tower rule a kingdom? The word monarch is equivalent to the word king.

Oh and another thing - in the set, there is a strange part at the foundation of the tower, the Technic Brick with Hole. And the Technic Pin in one of them. I am really not sure why it's there. Can anyone explain???


1: Because Lego has shown us that before, or to be exact; The Black Monarch ruled the first years of the Black Knight's existance and later died, but ruled them after that.

2. I think the ghost could jump out or something like that, I dont remember.
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Postby Nick » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:39 am

The ghost can't jump! The wierd technic parts don't serve any function, they are just there! Very peculiar.

Thanks for explaining about the monarch. I understand now.
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Postby Jojo » Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:20 pm

Hello!


Nick wrote:The wierd technic parts don't serve any function, they are just there! Very peculiar.

The Technic parts are there because this set belongs to the modular wall system of the old days. Though I have to admit this set is not the best example of this system and not well executed. The clip is in the way:

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Postby Nick » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:16 pm

Ok, now everything is clear. :D
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Postby ottoatm » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:38 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!

The Technic parts are there because this set belongs to the modular wall system of the old days.


Wow... I've had that castle for years and had no idea it was meant to be a modular like that. :shock: :shock: :shock:

I have to admit, the King's Castle modular is much better than this one - I think I prefer this particular castle by itself (no additions).

I was just putting together the King's Mountain Fortress last night and found the same Technic part - this one sticking out in a random place on the outside edge of the ramp.

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When I was done, it just sat there on the outside of the ramp, the peg sticking out with no apparent use. Any idea what that might be for?
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Postby Jojo » Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:50 pm

Hello!


ottoatm wrote:I was just putting together the King's Mountain Fortress last night and found the same Technic part - this one sticking out in a random place on the outside edge of the ramp. (...) Any idea what that might be for?

That's the last remaining reminder of the great days of the modular Castle walls.


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Postby Robin Hood » Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:52 pm

Nick wrote:Hang on, hang on! How can a ghost that hides in a small tower rule a kingdom? The word monarch is equivalent to the word king.


Probably because the ghost was a king. But there is no real offical story. Thats for your imagination to figure out. The ghost doesn't even have to be a monarch, it could be a ghost that belongs to the king, or whatever. It was just a name given to the set by the designers. There is no real reason for it being called that, just some guy's preference.

So in answer to your question "how can he rule from the tower", that is for you to know and us to find out.

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Postby babyjawa » Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:59 pm

Man I wish I wasn't just born then cause I don't have it :(

but I give 9.5/10

cause that is a nice set with the knight and all
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Postby Nick » Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:15 pm

As far as I understand now, these seemingly useless technic
pins and bricks are there for connecting various independent sets in order to create a larger set.
That really solves the mystery!!! Hehehe, excellent.
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Postby Horak the Great » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:56 pm

I realize it may be a little late to comment about this set, but I'd like to comment about it anyhow. I just joined the forum, so please bear with me. I hope people don't mind.

This is the first Lego set I ever purchased after my 1st Dark Age (no pun intended). When I was younger, I spent most of my time creating with Lego Technic (usually making cars and ramming them into bigger objects to test for durability and 'safety'). Several years later, I stumbled upon 6034 at a toy store overseas and I thought to myself, "Wow, what a cute Lego set." Without hesitation, I purchased it.

The Black Knight faction is one of my favorites, it's a real pity that it didn't last longer. This was a good, affordable set that is highly recommended.
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:25 pm

Horak the Great wrote:I realize it may be a little late to comment about this set, but I'd like to comment about it anyhow. I just joined the forum, so please bear with me. I hope people don't mind.


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