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Weekly Set Review: [Knight's Kingdom II] Catapult

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Postby architect » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:26 am

I also like this set. I have been a sucker for small catapults (that aren't on horses) since the 80's idea books http://www.bricksonthebrain.com/instructions/offsite.cfm?linkID=180

It seems to be a good value for a $1 set. As many have noted, a figure to operate the catapult would have been great. I would have paid $2 to get it with a siege worker. The new wheels are a nice solution for smaller carts.

Note: The set review selection is pretty random. I wanted to choose a smaller set and one of my photographers was bothering me to edit more kk2 sets, so I chose this catapult. There are so many small sets that we need to review 1-2 a month just to get through them.

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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:24 pm

Meh. Another little catapult thingy. I'll admit that I am surprised at it's lack of dudes. Still, considering where it came, it's not too surprising.

Not much more to say than that. The wheels are a different idea, and possibly usable, but I have none of them, so we'll see. The idea of a crank is, quite honestly, astounding to me. That TLC would actually put a historical thing on something shows that there still is hope for them.

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:08 pm

Hmmmm, haven't seen this one before. Having the horse armor is useful, the wheels look different, and I like the crank. If I could find it cheap enough some where.....
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that horriblee catipult

Postby fuzzy » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:54 pm

not good 2/10. crank is the only good thing
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Postby baniaj2 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:30 am

Good for parts; very bad for anyone getting into legos: no figs=bad in my book
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Postby Brickboy » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:16 pm

UGLY!!!! I would never buy one of these even though they are only 99cents each.
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:31 pm

Wish I could find them for a buck! Worht it for the cool wheels and the crank.
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Postby Graynar » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:48 pm

Pieces wise, it's okay. But those baby blue horse heads can get very anoying when you have lot's of them.

Another one of those little catapults, with no generic figs as is the way of KK2. (with the exception of the Shadow knights)
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Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:51 pm

Terrible, little nose-bleed catapult for Castle sieges, however it is a very good little assortment of parts for the rest of your creations. For $1 each they were not so good in ones or twos, but given that here where I live in TN/USA the Walmart stores put them out at that $1 price on shelf clip-strips at 12 per store all in the same day I was able to multiply the number. Low price, high repetition of parts makes wonderful sense, and I stopped at a lot of stores that day so was able to get enough to make them worthwhile.

Set design 2/10
Parts pack 9/10

Best part=cart/cannon wheels
Worst part=baby blue horse armor (because it's baby blue)
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:18 pm

I don't remember seeing this set or if I did I was so turned off by the other KK2 stuff I ignored it. It would have been good to pick up one or two just for parts. Time has made me a little kinder towards KK2 stuff but they should have had a figure with this set.
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Postby RichardAM » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:02 pm

JoshWedin wrote:I have bought 7 of them! :)


I got three or four of these last year from the Jambalaya, I think they may actually have been yours Josh. :wink:

I like the wheels, I still do- the structure/build itself is pretty pointless, but there's a lot of good pieces in the bag.
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Postby darkstarsk8er327 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:56 pm

awsome but kinda out dated
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Postby Aliencat » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:00 pm

Explain why it's outdated? Your comment made me quite curious.
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Postby Lcuan82 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:38 am

I saw a bunch of these at the local dollar store a while ago... and I didn't buy any.

That about sums it up.
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Postby Duckingham » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:43 am

Lcuan82 wrote:I saw a bunch of these at the local dollar store a while ago... and I didn't buy any.

That about sums it up.


[Gasp!] The dollar store ?! I'da bought 'em and Bricklinked a few.
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