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Weekly Set Review: Fright Knight's Catapult

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Postby Shadow » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:49 pm

This set seems to have a unique design, although the fig isn't the best. The use of the cup for the catapault (excuse the spelling) is cool as well as the wheels you can tote it around on. I'm not really a fan of the bat dudes, but for its price, it isn't that bad.

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Postby Kanduu » Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:06 am

This seems like a basic really little set. Not that intriguing, and it's Fright Knights, which is never really a good thing.

I'm also kinda wondering why some of you are excited about the 2x4 piece. I'm assuming that it's only because the other parts aren't that interesting. :wink: I'd say the pot and wheels look to be the best parts.
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Postby Graynar » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:17 am

Just another one of those old little sets we never see anymore.

I'd buy these today, but not back then. It's not too bad, can't go too wrong with a little set like this one. Cart could come in handy though.

And why does the bat lord have no weapons?

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Postby Tanotrooper » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:54 am

i think its the fright knights' cook. He pulls his cart everywhere and then pull of his pot to cook something for the soldiers. OR

he fires some rocks, sees the enemy coming, he takes the pot, aand he smashes every knight with the pot! :D
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Postby ottoatm » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:57 pm

Tanotrooper wrote:i think its the fright knights' cook. He pulls his cart everywhere and then pull of his pot to cook something for the soldiers. OR

he fires some rocks, sees the enemy coming, he takes the pot, aand he smashes every knight with the pot! :D


Ha ha ha ha -

Now this is an interpretation I can respect. :-D

I think this set is fine, for what it is (like most of the Fright Knight sets). I often find myself saying "Army Builder" during a review of Fright Knights, and that seems to be because most of the sets were just that... the Fright Force, the Traitor Transport, and all these little Shell packs.

Such army builders have given me a healthy horde, so I rate this one as "average" overall simply for that contribution.
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Postby Robin Hood » Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:06 pm

Sigh, yet another tiny Fright Knight set. Hopefully, this will be the last.

The point of this set is lost on, like the others of its kind. Why it the batlord, the leader, pushing some kind of cooking devise? The whole thing looks rather top heavy and there aren't even any pieces to make it worth buying.

About the only thing in its favour is that it doesn't shoot flames, rather those 1x1 yellow round plates.

All in all, a ugg set.

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Postby Nick » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:10 pm

Sigh, yet another tiny Fright Knight set. Hopefully, this will be the last.

Why? I like the fright knights mostly, apart from that vile flying machine. Although, I suppose they made too many minor sets and not enough large sets for this theme.
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Postby Robin Hood » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:54 am

Nick wrote:
Sigh, yet another tiny Fright Knight set. Hopefully, this will be the last.

Why?


Because, they made way too many, pointless little, uninspired little sets like this. One or two would be okay, but no more. But lets not sidetrack the thread.

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Postby Nick » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:57 pm

I agree,
they made too many minor sets and not enough large sets for this theme.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:01 pm

Wasn't this another one of those Shell sets that you could get for $1.29 with a fill up (and gas didn't cost $3.00 a gallon)? (Checking Lugnet) Yeah, it was one of a set of three you could get at shell. I got a few of these, but only when they ran out of the 2538 sets that had the more interesting and unique torso print. For all the whining about these sets, I gotta say I wish that there were a set of Shell Viking sets with the exact same nonsense so I could get the figs.
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Postby Wilod King » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:28 pm

No sir I don't like it :? (aagh catapults everywhere). I don't have it, but it looks somewhat good for parts. I don't have anything from this line, but I like the fig, torso and such, but one does not need so many bat helmets. The torso's cool though.
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Postby dragonblade24 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:17 pm

Its a decent set but i think it could have been better by adding a little bit more to the set. and i dont get why batlords pushing the catapult of all other knights. :?
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Postby Aharown » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:48 pm

Hmm, not much more to add, except that I missed this when it was out. (Perhaps it wasn't out in Canada).

No great loss, although if I did happen to be at a gas station and they had a Lego promo going on, I would have certainly picked up a few.

Nice fig & parts, as others have said.
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Postby King of the West » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:33 pm

Its sort of pathetic that this is one of the best Fright Knight sets...
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Postby Jojo » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:46 pm

Hello!


I'm pretty sure sets like this formed the public opinion about the Fright Knights theme as a whole. That’s not fair, though. Such little impulse sets are meant to promote a theme (or Shell for that matter) by displaying one of the core figures along with something to build. This something often is ..erm.. close to absurd. In this case it’s only half as absurd as the Batwing Flyer 2539, insofar as a catapult is more believable than any flying machine. However, it’s ugly.

King of the West wrote:Its sort of pathetic that this is one of the best Fright Knight sets...

No, it isn’t. Neither partswise nor figurewise nor in regard to the model. The Fright Knights are clearly underrated. This theme came with some of the worst sets in the history of Lego Castle (until then), but it also had great figs (yeah! don’t mind Willa!) and good models with great parts.


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