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Weekly Set Review: Treasure Cart

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:06 pm
by architect
Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:10 pm
by babyjawa
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.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:11 pm
by eNiGMa
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

4/5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:14 pm
by lil Jon
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"

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:24 pm
by kajo163
One of my earliest purchases. It's small, and simple, like most castle sets, but I like it!

joel

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:24 pm
by Athos
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

Steve

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:38 pm
by boses
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:

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:55 pm
by Kanduu
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.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:02 am
by Bruce N H
Hey,

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

Bruce

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:55 am
by Damien
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. ;)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:07 am
by The Hordesman
Good army builder, but you can easily get too many chests and wheels. I like the addition of a spear and a sword.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:11 am
by Graynar
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:

Graynar

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:10 am
by ezehogan
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.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:26 am
by Norro
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...

God Bless,

Nathan

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:41 pm
by Maedhros
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.