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Weekly Set Review: Skeleton and Ghost

Postby architect » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:42 am

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This week’s set is 970661 Skeleton and Ghost (for Amusement Park Set).

Skeleton and Ghost (for Amusement Park Set) was released in 2002. This Dacta set is a supplemental pack for the educational Amusement Park Set. It contains more skeletons and ghosts than any other set.

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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:23 am

LOL! What a great set to review. To me it is the alternate models that really make this set. :)

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Postby JoshWedin » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:21 am

You know, I never knew this set existed and it looks like no other sites know about it either. Good find, Ben. But I'm mad at you because now I want it. Not that I need more skeletons or ghosts, I just want it. :)

Bruce N H wrote:To me it is the alternate models that really make this set. :)
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My favorite alternate model is the pile of bones. But the sheets on a clothesline is good too. ;)

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Postby wunztwice » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:22 am

Wow what a choice. I can see all the possibilites now as they come gushing into my mind. Wait...there are only several fig parts...

It would be a great fig pack if I was really into skeletons and ghosts. I think it would have been better had they provided the blank fig for inside the shroud though, rather than just the skeleton.

I've never even heard of this set though, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:53 am

Eh...

Back in my day, we had to get all of our ghosts and skeletons the hard way! Blood, sweat and Brickbay! Err... Link.

That's how I got all 107 of dem skeletons for my gall dern story!

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Postby rogue27 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:16 pm

This set was once a decent source of income and free parts for me.

I would order a bunch of these for $7. ($8 after shipping) Then, I would list all 10 ghosts on bricklink for $0.70 each, and a three of the skeletons for $1 each. It would all sell very quickly, and I would finish with $10 and 7 skeletons for each $8 investment.

Ultimately, Precious Princess Palace decided to rain on my parade, and listed thousands of ghosts for less than my price. I didn't want to be stuck with dozens of ghosts, so I lowered my price. Sold a few more. PPP lowered their price, I lowered my price, and PPP lowered theirs again. I decided it was not worth lowering the price anymore and gave up that fight.

Thus, my telling of the undead wars is complete.


It's a decent parts pack, and the price is right. Aside from battling with other bricklink sellers, the playability is pretty low on it's own. However, it would be great for building an undead army.
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Postby The dark tide » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:13 pm

This was actually a real set!?!? I dont ever remember seeing it in my whole history of lego. The set would be fantastic if you were building a skeleton army [which I am]. It seems miraculous that lego released something like this, normally they go so sparingly on there minifigs.
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:53 pm

The dark tide wrote:This was actually a real set!?!? I dont ever remember seeing it in my whole history of lego. The set would be fantastic if you were building a skeleton army [which I am]. It seems miraculous that lego released something like this, normally they go so sparingly on there minifigs.


There are a lot of sets that the general public never sees, like this one, that are sold through LEGO's educational wing, LEGO Dacta. Anyone can order from Dacta, but because it's supposed to be for educational purposes, its not advertized. LEGO Dacta for many years has been the source of new LEGO Technic parts that were otherwise unavailable.

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Postby Kev » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:15 pm

So how many arms do you get in this set? 30? :lol:
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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:58 pm

I never about this either. Does it come with just the ghost shroud? This would have been an ideal set review about 3 weeks ago <:^)
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Postby lil Jon » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:20 pm

What a strange set. I could see a use for ten skeletons, but not so many ghosts.

How are these educational? Oh well.
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Postby TheOrk » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:21 pm

That looks like a great set to have, but what are you supposed to do with the ghost shrouds? Tie them to a string and hang them up for Halloween? :roll:

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Postby smcginnis » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:12 pm

I haven't been participating in the set reviews since I don't own any of the reviewed sets. But apparently, nobody owns this, so I'll comment. It'd be very nice to have if you wanted to build an undead army, and you could use the ghost shrouds for an army of wraiths, or sea-creatures, or possibly make them into glow in the dark clothing for a giant.
Kev wrote:So how many arms do you get in this set? 30? :lol:

So all skeletons come with three arms? I wasn't sure if it was just the one I own or not.

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Postby garraofthesand » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:27 pm

Sweet, by the way, i checked on Dacta and the mosaic sets are being sold there. Don't no how that educates the kiddies, but it is there. :? :arrow: :cry: :arrow: :?:
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Postby Spongey » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:35 pm

Great set to use for a haunted/abandoned castle. I wish LEGO re-released this set and made others like it.
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