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Postby wizardnoob28 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:03 pm

hello!


Nick wrote:
although the halbards are weird


Why??? these are the most common halbards in the old sets.

I meant the halberds placement seems weird to me.
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Postby The Yeti » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:50 pm

the desing could be a bit modified, but to me its just fine. plus you get a horse, and all those nice feathers. i cant rate it personally though, for i do not own it :(
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Postby E of Alshire » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:17 am

My first post, and my first set!

I love this set. I don't understand the problem everyone has with the Dragon Masters, they were my first [and only] faction for quite some time.

As for the inaccuracies, I just fix them myself. Lego has done several carts but this is one of the few [if any] chariots.

It would have been cool if this came with another fig, though.
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Lots of playability otherwise, I used to love mauling footsoldiers with those awesome halbards.
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Postby ezehogan » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:03 am

E of Alshire wrote:I don't understand the problem everyone has with the Dragon Masters, they were my first and only


I don't like the figures themselves because I think the color scheme is poor and the heads ugly.

I also think the Dragon Masters were the start of poor castle sets when compared to the earlier factions.
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Postby ottoatm » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:56 am

Jojo wrote:The reason why it comes with these halberds is as simple as intriguing: They are hinged and can be flipped down.

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Although I've admired and sought after this set for a very long time, I never knew the halbreds did this! I love this feature! I'm also kind of impressed that LEGO added it for a simple cart - it shows a creative side I am not used to from them when they design carts.

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Postby Nick » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:14 am

The reason why it comes with these halberds is as simple as intriguing: They are hinged and can be flipped down.

Wow, very impressive! this improves the set's rating yet further. This feature really shows that Lego always would include intersting details and functions to small sets, as well as large ones.
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Postby wizardnoob28 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:55 pm

hello!


Jojo wrote:

The reason why it comes with these halberds is as simple as intriguing: They are hinged and can be flipped down.

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wow, that improves my rating to a 8.5/10.
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Postby Damien » Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:24 pm

I had this set, I liked it.

As someone else mentioned -- some people just expect too much from a little set like this. For what it is - it's great. A brown horse -- awesome. A minifig with a sword, whip, and halberds.

I never liked the halberds, but they're easy to clip down to a more reasonable size. And yes, the Chariot is bulky, but in my opinion it's a lot better than horse-mounted catapults (cough-KK2:2-cough), and it harkens back to the glory days when LEGO tried to put in as many pieces into even the small sets as they could.


My only complaint was a lack of shield. When I first bought this set as a kid, I was quite upset that it didn't come with one of those awesome oval shields with the dragons on it.


Overall, it's a great set, but not as good as many others of its time.
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Postby Ibzonder » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:42 pm

If you ask me, this set is good.
Small, cheap, but still with plenty of parts and a fully armed fig. The design's good too, it makes a good little set in my opinion.

8/10
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Postby jwcbigdog » Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:13 pm

Man it has been a long time since I posted.

I was never a big fan of the Dragon Masters, but I don't mind this set because it is pretty functional. I liked the brown horses (it took me forever to get one), and I also liked the long halberds as well.

I give it an 8/10.
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Postby Nick » Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:16 pm

Just to note:
I've never seen this set in catalogues, neither with dragon masters, neither with out. I didn't see it the minor set lists either.
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Postby Formendacil » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:04 pm

I'm actually mildly impressed... For a little cart, for a set of this size category, there's a goodly number of useful pieces in the set. The design is... funky, but not as distasteful as many other sets we have seen.

Parts: 7/10
Playability: 6.5/10
Figs/Accessories: 7.5/10
Design (then): 7/10
Design (now): 7.5/10
Nostalgia: 6/10

Overall Score: 6.92/10
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Postby Sir Kohran » Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:26 pm

Nick wrote:Just to note:
I've never seen this set in catalogues, neither with dragon masters, neither with out. I didn't see it the minor set lists either.


If you were only looking at UK catalogues, then it's no surprise that you couldn't find it. Us UKers missed out on this set. :cry:

However, I don't think it was displayed in any catalogues, as it was part of a special edition service pack. I'd look in the Brickshelf Library, but it no longer exists. Peeron has the instruction scans, but not the catalogue scans...*sigh*

Anyway, a lovely set that I wish Lego would have released this side of the pond. I can just imagine a wave of these things smashing into a tightly packed horde of soldiers...

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Postby bannear » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:33 am

Hello All,
I would buy a bunch of these for the fig and horse - I'm working on a Dragon oriented keep, so it fits for me.
Aside form that I think that it is a nice addition to a castle set up - horse, fig, halberds,and cart wheels - you don't get many chariots. I would rate it 7.5/10.
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Postby FUBU » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:42 am

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