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Weekly Set Review: Rogue Knight Battleship

Postby architect » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:16 am

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This week’s set is 8821 Rogue Knight Battleship.

Rogue Knight Battleship was released in 2006 for Knight's Kingdom II. Drascus and a rogue knight man their dragon sail ship for invasion. Kentis guards his tower dock with a catapult.

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Postby kelderic » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:20 am

This set is one that I like somewhat. I don't like the design of the fort or the ship. However, the minifigs and accesories are very nice. The three euro armors have very cool printing on the one guy has a flair, which rocks. Overall:

6/10

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Postby Anubisconq » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:25 am

My first impression: That ship will never sail!

This is an alright set, but it is definately not worth the 20 bucks it is priced at. I think it's closer to 15. The one knight, Dracus, looks like he forgot to get dressed! I mean, what's up with yellow hose!?! It wouldn't be so bad if he was a fleshie, but he is yellow skinned, therefore giving the appearance of him being in a pair of underwear. How embarrassing!

Also, there'e the catapult. I will call it what another user called a different ballista- I christen thee the crapapult. I mean, look at it! It's tiny! It's almost as bad as the horse mounted catapults.

The only items of virtue are:
-The wings/sails on the ship. I like the silver edges
-Dark green armor. I know it's jelly-ish, but the chainmail is sweet.
-Two Shadow Knight helms in that goofy silver-black combo color.

There's my two cents.

EDIT: Why is the picture different from when this topic was first posted? The first was clearer.
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Postby Athos » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:04 am

This is one of the KK2 sets I passed on and I'm usually a sucker for boats. This one however looked pretty poor on the box cover and now looking at it on the front page, it looks even worse. Glad I passed.

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Postby Emp.Justinian » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:30 am

This set, while a marked improvment over KK 1and 2 still esentialy stinks. As Anubisonq said the bad knights look exactly like they are still in their underwear. It's like the knight equivalent of those dreams where you go to school and forget your pants. Also this isn't a symptome of sickmindedness, it's just the way the guys look. Also the boat dosn't compare at all to the sea serpent. I get the feeling that Lego was trying to recreate that here. Still not the golden age by far. But not the worst KK2 set either.

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Postby Baned » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:55 am

The figs and their accessories are great, except the yellow legs.
The mini tower seems like it serves little other purpose than to hold the catapult.
The boat just doesn't seem finished, and dragon wings are NOT sails, sorry. And instead of an even smaller catapult, crossbows would be a much better ranged weapon.
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Postby zac_schmitt » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:32 am

this boat really works for me. it's got a sleek look to it, and while the dragon wing sails didn't suit my fancy at first (it seemed to me that lego was simply gypping me out of sails), they've quite grown on me. it's not too much of a stretch of the imagination that these guys have dragons as part of their heraldry because they're so good at killing the beasts...and using their body parts in their ships. i also figure dragon wings would be light and strong, considering their primary function on the dragon itself. still, the look of it is very much a matter of personal preference. at worst, though, it's a pair of dragon wings in a color unavailable on any other dragon i'm aware of.

the yellow legs (i always thought they were supposed to be wearing yellow clothing, which, of course, happens to match their skin tone) i also reconciled figuring that that they hailed from a warm climate and took a greek or roman sort of a approach to arms and armor.

the harbor/tower thing is simple but neat in its own way as an extra. the armor, especially dracus's and kentis's breastplates, are quite cool as well.
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Postby ericgizmo » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:13 am

my friend got this set but it only came with 2 figs
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Postby wunztwice » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:17 pm

Hmm, the design of the ship and tower weren't as good as I had initially hoped and I never ended up purchasing this set. I like the rouge knight, but that's really all that interests me in this set. I would much rather buy the gate set for those figs (copper armor).

I do like that the ship is make out of parts, but it still lacks something drastic to me. The dragon wings as sails are alright, and were a nice idea, but soemhow they just don't come off as I think TLG was thinking they would.

Overal not great, but not horrible either. If I were younger this set would probably appeal to me more.
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Postby leaf_of_lire » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:55 pm

I got this set including the rest of this KK2 series for my B-day, one of the better sets of KK2. The armors were good, and the green guy has a mace. The tower/port had a nice little design. Overall: 7/10
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Postby Rusty Brick » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:38 pm

I got this set half off, and that is about all I would have paid for it. I was more impressed with the boat than I expected to be--I like the different positions the sails can be placed in. However, the set didn't last a week before I pulled it apart for pieces.

What is really sad is how much I miss the Scorpion Shadow knights. The Naked Knights (or whatever they are supposed to be called) have cool euro armor but no pants. Also, I'm not planning on collecting an army of the skeleton faction with the new castle 2007 line. I realize the Scorpion 's of KKII are not really true to heraldry, but at least they were alive and wearing clothing.

Sorry for going off topic. The set is maybe 6/10.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:08 pm

This set has some merits, but the figs can all be gotten in the much bigger and higher quality Battle At The Pass so I didn't see much point in buying it. However, I'm sure someone can find a use for the dragon wings.

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Postby Jojo » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:28 pm

Hello!


Being a set-collector (sigh) I also got this.


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Postby Patron of the lego » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:17 pm

I got his set. But I have to say I thought it has its ups and downs. Lets start with the downs. The tower and the catapuly platform has no way to get up. The tower design is very stupid. The sails are dragon wings. The ups are the boat hull, the minifigures, and the weapons are great. Also the catapult designs are cool.
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Postby Spongey » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:36 pm

For a KKII set, it's okay, but the design and colouration will never compete with a Classic ship set like the Sea Serpent. Overall, it is mediocre.
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