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Weekly Set Review: Treasure Cart

Postby architect » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:06 pm

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This week’s set is 1463/1695/2889 Treasure Cart

Treasure Cart was released in 1992 for the Crusaders. It has on soldier, a treasure chest, and various accessories. In 1998 Treasure Cart was released again as set 2889 for Kabaya in Japan.

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Postby babyjawa » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:10 pm

This is a very small, but useful set. It is great because you can use it as an army builder, but if you don't buy a ton it is pretty much worthless.

I give it a 6.5/10.
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Postby eNiGMa » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:11 pm

I like the shield and the fig the most. Wagon wheels are always good to have, too. Do I see a classic sword poking up behind the chest? :D

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Postby lil Jon » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:14 pm

I like that it comes with accesories. I think it has a sword, but I'm not for sure. I like the Crusader faction, they have a great shield, which is another plus that this set has.

and it's a great "army builder"
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Postby kajo163 » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:24 pm

One of my earliest purchases. It's small, and simple, like most castle sets, but I like it!

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Postby Athos » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:24 pm

Nice little cart. I think this might have been the first set I bought multiple copies of. Good figure, nice armory. About the best it could be given its size and price.

9/10

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Postby boses » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:38 pm

Neat little set, not much to complain about---but that fig would be way buff if

he had to lug that cart around everywhere!!! :shock:

Get that man a horse!!! :wink:
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Postby Kanduu » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:55 pm

It looks nicely done, from the instructions (since I don't have it and don't feel like building it).

eNiGMa wrote:
I like the shield and the fig the most.


Pretty much, yeah. There isn't much else, although the wagon wheels are nice. I don't really care for the single-piece axle, since you can't do as much with them, but it's not too bad.
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Postby Bruce N H » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:02 am

Hey,

That has to be one of my favorite shields, so just as a source of that this set gets top marks.

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Postby Damien » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:55 am

Great set, for what it is.


This is one of those sets that's virtually useless unless you already own other sets. For most of us.. that's a non-issue. But for a kid -- this shouldn't be your first LEGO set.

That said.. the design is weird.. and the idea of a soldier lugging around a hand-cart never sat well with me. As a kid, I gave the cart to my peasants, and put the soldier in with his fellows.

So it's really just a theme builder, and not much of a set in and of itself.

But like all of LEGO's older minifig packs and small theme-builder sets.. it's awesome and anyone that didn't buy it when it was out clearly wasn't thinking straight. ;)
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Postby The Hordesman » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:07 am

Good army builder, but you can easily get too many chests and wheels. I like the addition of a spear and a sword.
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Postby Graynar » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:11 am

Damien wrote:
it's awesome and anyone that didn't buy it when it was out clearly wasn't thinking straight.


Oops, I must have been to young back then.

I would buy this by the wagon load today. If only TLG would produce one like this today, but with a shadow knight instead of the crusader. :wink:

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Postby ezehogan » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:10 am

There isn't much to this set but it was still a decent buy.

For a few bucks you get a yellow flag, a spear, a sword, a shield, and a Lion Knight as well as a treasure chest and some wheels.

I like that the set comes with plenty of weapons so that you may pick and choose how you wish to arm your forces. The only real downside is that I don't like the choice of helmet for the soldier. I only use that type of helmet on archers, and this set comes with neither a bow or quiver.

Still a nice little set, and something exciting for a kid to buy with their allowance.
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Postby Norro » Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:26 am

it's just so cute! I have always had a soft spot for this set. Mind you until recently I thought you couldn't run out of chests...

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Postby Maedhros » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:41 pm

I´ve always loved this set, it´s my very first set i think. I remember when...nostalgia, nostalgia etc

Anyway it´s a neat little armybuilder.
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