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Postby Horak the Great » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:35 pm

This is probably my favorite of all the Dark Forest sets. Better than 6079. Neat Catapult. Cool minifigs.
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Postby baniaj2 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:27 am

I loved the forestmen sets.

Alas, I strongly disliked this dark forest set. It was my first foray into anything lego castle in a very long time (6077 Forestmen's River Fortress was before this) Lego city and space sets filled the intervening years.

I used this set for parts. I really liked the well/sink thing. It never hurts to have more arches...lessens the struggle between castle expansion or scenery...

And the rooftop catapult...well some things are best left unsaid, especially when stated so well by others...
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Postby Patron of the lego » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:42 am

Odd structure but good fig, and plants are a plenty here... 9/10
I am leniet to all lego sets :) gooday to all
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Postby baniaj2 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:58 am

I am rather negative on this set.

It has ok figure selection, very poor structure design. The

curved pieces for the well were nice.
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Postby Traveler » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:20 pm

Let's let sleeping threads lie.
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Postby JoshWedin » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:25 pm

Traveler wrote:Let's let sleeping threads lie.


It is okay to revive set reviews. After all, that is why they are here. It is the old, irrelevant threads that we discourage new members from reviving.

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Postby Lord Felix » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:25 pm

Let's let sleeping threads lie.


I agree. Please stop diggin' up the oldies! I keep on thinking that this is the NEW set review for this week, and then... :lol: it isn't.
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Postby Spongey » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:07 pm

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Let's let sleeping threads lie.



I agree. Please stop diggin' up the oldies! I keep on thinking that this is the NEW set review for this week, and then... it isn't.


I disagree with this, and agree with Josh. I believe that newer members should have the right to express their opinion on sets who were a weekly set review before they joined. However, I also agree that members shouldn't be posting about irrelevant topic; set reviews are still okay.

Personally, I never got to review this set, so to avoid double posting, I'll do it now. I like the Dark Forest sets, however meagre their numbers, and believe that this one is good both as a single set, and as a builder for a forest complex.
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Postby architect » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:13 pm

Set reviews are different than other old threads. I encourage anyone who has not commented on a reviewed set to do so. This is why each set archive page has a link back to the set review. So if you want to review Dark Dragon's Den, go to the page here: http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6076.html

Recently newbies have been digging up old irrelevant threads (ie: What new KK2 sets are coming out in 2005). That is not acceptable. Commenting on a set review is. In addition, mods and admins can correct poor forum behavior, not general members. That is in the Terms of Service.

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Postby Traveler » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:46 pm

architect wrote:Set reviews are different than other old threads. I encourage anyone who has not commented on a reviewed set to do so.


Ok, sounds good to me. I just wasn't aware of this policy.

EDIT: And sorry for taking this thread off topic!
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Postby Legendary_Corsair » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:50 pm

I like that one a lot but it does look a bit different than all the other ones,still a pretty good set. :wink:
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Postby Chrislad77 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:38 pm

I actually played with this set at a friends house, what I remember was the piece selection was limited so even though the tower tree thing wasn't that good , you couldn't do much better without adding a lot of your own blocks. The rare torso piece is a nice touch.
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Postby Knight David » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:33 am

Very nice set, i like the way it comes with a lot of mini figs.

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