JPinoy wrote:Okay... I think this is just a set for a type of "flashback" into time. (because) that doesn't look like King Jayko to me... maybe it has something to do with the ancient past in the Knights Kingdom storyline.
Actually, this doesn't have anything to do with the Knight's Kingdom "Mythology" (if you can call it that.) Check out the summary of the set:
"The King’s Castle is back! This special-edition set recreates the classic #6090 King’s Royal Castle with updated parts and colors. Relive the excitement of the Age of Knights by building one of the biggest and best LEGO castles of all time!"
This refers exactly to Architect's polls, ( like this one, http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/vie ... php?t=7342
) and apparently Lego decided that we could have an altered version of a Lego Legend, this one being 6090.
Well, off the bat I can say it doesn't come anywhere close to representing 6090, besides the grey-pillar black wall pieces, but nothing else is the same. I mean just look at 6090 and then back at 10176, the difference is huge!
I understand they had to "upgrade" some parts, but this is a totally different castle. As for the structure itself; it's sorely lacking in several areas including troops, towers, walls, and everything else a great castle needs; however, they did remember to add in a catapult.
There isn't a single strong point in this castle, and the price is absurd. Think about it. You can get Battle of the Pass for $40, with more troops and weapons, although probably a poorer wall. 2x, and you save $20, get well over twice as many troops and 8 grey helmets compared to one. This set doesn't please the Knight's Kingdom crowd (if such a crowd exists) simply because it doesn't have anything to do with the mythology, and it also displeases the Castle or "Legends" crowd because it's nothing like 6090. Overall, quite disappointing.
P.S. Thanks tnickolaus for your finding of this set at S@H.