Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Discussion of official LEGO Castle Theme sets and products

Postby Athos » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:56 am

Zacku wrote:
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.


I got nothing.


Uhh... it comes with Rascus's platemail? :wink:


I've gotten to where I prefer the printed torso better...

Steve
User avatar
Athos
Councilor of the Realm
 
Posts: 4150
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:33 am
Location: Nevada

Postby Zacku » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:09 am

Athos wrote:
Zacku wrote:
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.


I got nothing.


Uhh... it comes with Rascus's platemail? :wink:


I've gotten to where I prefer the printed torso better...

Steve

I actually found a very good use for that. I gave it yellow arms and used it as a female's dragonhide armor torso.
Your ad here.
User avatar
Zacku
Laborer
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:08 am
Location: Inglessa Province

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:26 pm

Zacku wrote:
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.


I got nothing.

Uhh... it comes with Rascus's platemail? :wink:


I can get it much cheaper in this set:

http://guide.lugnet.com/set/8799

Along with a cauldron, black doors, four shields, two black cups and misc. bricks.
In the process of converting to Flickr.
User avatar
Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Earl of Wells
Earl of Wells
 
Posts: 3291
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:20 pm
Location: Eureka, CA

Postby Fry_slayer » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:03 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.
Try... thinking outside of the blue box, the set passively amplifies the value of your classic sets. :twisted:
User avatar
Fry_slayer
Steward
 
Posts: 539
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:52 am
Location: was in Legoland

Postby Zacku » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:14 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:
Zacku wrote:
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.


I got nothing.

Uhh... it comes with Rascus's platemail? :wink:


I can get it much cheaper in this set:

http://guide.lugnet.com/set/8799

Along with a cauldron, black doors, four shields, two black cups and misc. bricks.

I could never find that one... which really stinks, because it has just about everything I needed.
Your ad here.
User avatar
Zacku
Laborer
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:08 am
Location: Inglessa Province

Postby psu_ericksen » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:22 pm

Ah, Castle of Morcia, I hardly knew ya!

It's one of the few sets that I actually returned (along with 8780 and 8799). Hmmm... all KKII. I see a pattern. My wife got them for me for Christmas. Hey, she still owes me, like, $150 in LEGO. I guess this proves the saying that I saw somewhere, that "a set in the hand is worth 2 on the shelf." :lol:

Anyway, the fact that I returned this set should give you an idea as to what I think of it. And KKII, for that matter.


Sean
"All my life I've had one dream...to acheive my many goals." - HJS


Visit my Brickshelf gallery.
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=108432
User avatar
psu_ericksen
Foot Soldier
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:30 pm
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:43 am

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with something positive to say about this set.


I got nothing.


It comes with a normal blue horsehelment, and the barding.

But this isn't enough to justify buying the set. I suppose that a young (6-10 year old) might buy this, since he has no other castle (being born after the other castles) and thinks it kinda cool. I mean, as much as we would like to think otherwise, this set wasn't designed with AFOL's or TFOL's in mind. From a kid's point of view this is an okay set. At least he'll think that until he learns about a better castle.

Dan :wink:
I build, therefore I am.

Brave words coming from a guy called grapenuts.
User avatar
Robin Hood
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
 
Posts: 2084
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 2:35 am
Location: An empty room.....somewhere.

Postby Mike Viper » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:59 am

But this isn't enough to justify buying the set. I suppose that a young (6-10 year old) might buy this, since he has no other castle (being born after the other castles) and thinks it kinda cool. I mean, as much as we would like to think otherwise, this set wasn't designed with AFOL's or TFOL's in mind. From a kid's point of view this is an okay set. At least he'll think that until he learns about a better castle


well, I'm 15, and I just missed king leo's castle, I have the magazine advertising it. Then this one came out, and I compared them. Although the pieces are more, the olf KK1 castle was way better, even if you dropped out the jelly beans of new and the knights of old, KK1 castle still rocked.

I would buy this set, as I am the
might buy this, since he has no other castle (being born after the other castles) and thinks it kinda cool
guy. Well, I don't think it's "cool", but it'll deffinately boost my collection, but my parents won't let me buy over $80 lego sets cause mom thinks it's a waste. sigh. But you look at this set and think

"that's a castle? :shock: it is! how can I tell? Cause the box says it is!"

Seriously, this castle has so many nooks and crannyies and just downright bad design, that peasants could take it down, and cut through the jelly beans plastic armor with wood.
I ow it to wunztwice for directing me here.
User avatar
Mike Viper
Archer
 
Posts: 377
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:38 am
Location: At home practicing my singing, building, or hanging around with friends.

Postby Graynar » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:11 pm

Seriously, this castle has so many nooks and crannyies and just downright bad design, that peasants could take it down, and cut through the jelly beans plastic armor with wood.


The true story of KK2.

Not a great set, it had a few good pieces, a shadow knight (always good), yes, the horse barding, King Mathais is good too. Not much else is good here though.

Very stupid though:

Vladek: "Attack the castle, all forces advance!"
Shadow knight: "Too bad there's only one of us."
Vladek: "Curse those jellies. Out numbered 5 to 2! 3 to 2, 2 to 1, gosh was evil outnumbered in every KK2 set!?"

(Not counting KK2:2)
User avatar
Graynar
Gentleman
 
Posts: 763
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:23 pm

Postby Maedhros » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:53 pm

The design is terrible, piece-wise it´s terrible... in almost all aspects it´s terrible... but still it is LEGO and when I got it, it still had this "aura of awesomeness" that all LEGO sets have (IMO). I bought this last summer while being in a "twilight age" of sorts and I´m actually glad I did. I was quite amused by how ridiculous the design was and I took it apart almost immediately after building it but it sparked something within me... I don´t really know what I´m actually trying to say but I think we whine a bit too much... or maybe it´s just that I can´t really dislike a LEGO set, no matter how terrible it is..
"Hinc satis elucet maiorem habere uim ad discenda ista liberam curiositatem quam meticulosam necessitatem.”
- Augustinus Hipponensis
User avatar
Maedhros
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
 
Posts: 1908
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:22 pm
Location: The dark forests of Sweden

Re: Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Postby J_MAN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:45 am

This is definately my least favorite castle Lego has made. I dislike the wierd blue color they included in the Knight's Kingdom 2 sets, it just doesn't work well with anything else. I purchased this set when it first came out because I had always wanted a castle, I was hugely disapointed. In fact this set turned me off from castle for a few years until the new Fantisy Era sets came out. Overall I would give this set a 4.5/10.
J_MAN
Gong Farmer
Gong Farmer
 
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:51 pm

Re: Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Postby quaraga » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:37 pm

well as for minifigs...
change the kings blue to red and you've got a lannister
get rid of green dudes shield and armor and you've got a tyrell
same thing with blue and theres an arryn
red dude needs a color change but then youve got a mormont.
(george rr martin minifigs coming soon in a moc)
the castle reeks of problems.
the scorpion seige thingywatsit is decent a few modifications and it might be good.
however the age old lego castle problem still stands, there are more people in the castle than there are beseiging it. :lol:
He who thinks you should look at the box that says "Quaraga" if you want to find out his username (about as useful to you as his real name). he only wants you to look so he can laugh about you looking there because he's a total smart...
User avatar
quaraga
Total n00b
Total n00b
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:10 am
Location: roflysst (rolling on the floor laughing, yet still somehow typing)

Re: Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Postby Sir Prog » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:16 pm

I give COM high marks for not being "EVERY SINGLE CASTLE DESIGN" since. This was the last base plate design for some time, and while many are glad to be rid of it, I now have more non-base plate castles than base plate...so suffice to say, I think it's healthy to enjoy a blend of both. As for the KKII line, I have my theories as to why they are so hated by everyone (i.e., when I say theories, I literally mean I've done a theoretical analysis on the "why".).

Personally, I really enjoyed KKII b/c of the intricate story line that allowed or better yet invited collectors to play along. I'm not just talking about the cards that were included with sets. I'm talking about the 10-issue animated comic at the Lego website. It was an INCREDIBLE story with numerous tie-in games. This was a brand extension unlike any Lego had ever created for the Castle line. However, so few people actually viewed the comics that they had no idea how much each set played in the story line!? Anyway, because of the intricate story tie-in and cool base plate, as well as the new additions of colorful knights, more detailed than prior versions, I give the set a 8 out of 10 for guts, commodity branding, and creative color palette. Heck, these colorful knights banding together for the sake of overcoming the 'black' threat of death foreshadowed the Green Lantern color spectrum and mega-event Blackest Night (okay, a liberty for sure, but you can see the correlations!). : )

8/10, especially if you got it on sale
For the King's Castle!
User avatar
Sir Prog
Laborer
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:15 am
Location: The Yukon Plains of Oklahoma

Re: Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Postby Elephant Knight » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:11 pm

Sir Prog wrote:I give COM high marks for not being "EVERY SINGLE CASTLE DESIGN" since. This was the last base plate design for some time, and while many are glad to be rid of it, I now have more non-base plate castles than base plate...so suffice to say, I think it's healthy to enjoy a blend of both. As for the KKII line, I have my theories as to why they are so hated by everyone (i.e., when I say theories, I literally mean I've done a theoretical analysis on the "why".).

Personally, I really enjoyed KKII b/c of the intricate story line that allowed or better yet invited collectors to play along. I'm not just talking about the cards that were included with sets. I'm talking about the 10-issue animated comic at the Lego website. It was an INCREDIBLE story with numerous tie-in games. This was a brand extension unlike any Lego had ever created for the Castle line. However, so few people actually viewed the comics that they had no idea how much each set played in the story line!? Anyway, because of the intricate story tie-in and cool base plate, as well as the new additions of colorful knights, more detailed than prior versions, I give the set a 8 out of 10 for guts, commodity branding, and creative color palette. Heck, these colorful knights banding together for the sake of overcoming the 'black' threat of death foreshadowed the Green Lantern color spectrum and mega-event Blackest Night (okay, a liberty for sure, but you can see the correlations!). : )

8/10, especially if you got it on sale


Well, This is my opinion, so no hard feelings.

I think that most AFOL's, and a few of the TFOLs really don't care much for the story. They much prefer to make up their own story, and thus, the sets get in the way of that.

EKnight
Don't ask about something: Just do it.

Flickr, Colour it Blacktron, A Pirate's Life

The theory of Ketchup: With enough Ketchup, everything tastes the same.
User avatar
Elephant Knight
CC Spriggan
 
Posts: 826
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 am
Location: Hiding.

Re: Weekly Set Review: Castle of Morcia

Postby Nicker » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:47 am

This castle is my least favorite large castle set design of all. In my opinion the whole KK2 theme had a very "Power Ranger" feel and look to it. This set has very little appeal to adult collectors though there may be a few that like it for one reason or another and even some older kids my be put off by it's unrealistic colorful design scheme. Fright Knights was one theme I could accept on some level but KK2 with it's rainbow colored minifigs and sets was almost like it didn't even belong with the rest of the castle line.
Classic castle fan to the core!
My Blog http://nicksbricks.blogspot.com/

My collection http://www.brickset.com/search/?owned=1
User avatar
Nicker
Peasant
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:45 pm
Location: Regina, Canada

PreviousNext

Return to LEGO Castle Sets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests