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Weekly Set Review: Fright Knight's Catapult

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Postby Bandit » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:40 pm

I think that this catapult is a very good seige weapon, but it's VERY dissapointing that LEGO didn't bother to give Batlord a hand weapon such as a crossbow or sword. Also, it's "pot flinger" doesn't shoot the studs far. I give it a 3/5.
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Postby Blue Head » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:23 pm

I love the pot, but like others have said, why is the king pushing the cart?

5/10

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Postby Aliencat » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:45 pm

This one fits right in with the rest of the Fright Knights line. A trait mostly hated among castle fans, but you gotta admit, it's what makes the Fright Knights the Fright knights, whether you like it or not.
It's yet another Basil, this time without even a weapon, pushing a dodgy-looking contraption (it looks like he could hide a bunch of treasure chests in there ;)) with a brick-flinging stew-pot. Not a set design I would praise, but definitely a genuine Fright Knight set.
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Postby Ben the lego king » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:53 pm

I have allways disliked the frate knights :x :( :oops: . the helmit is dumb and the cart is a joke. the parts are all right but not a very nice salection. over all its a 3/10 and I'm being generas :shock: .
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:16 pm

I imagine that the figure represents a knight starting out in his career as oppossed to bieng a leader type. Needs a weapon such as a sword, spear, or battle axe, though. Nice set.
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Postby Old_School_Fan » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:17 am

I picked up a couple of these recently off Bricklink. There aren't too many good factors about this set. Basil without a cape or weapon is unfortunate, and the catapult itself is ridiculous at best. The wagon wheels and lil pot are nice! And, personally, I've been a fan of Basil's torso.

Earlier castle sets used those 'flaming shot' pieces as gold, so if Wolfpack (for example) was to be at war with the Fright Knights, they'd run around gathering up the ammunition rather than being frightened. Maybe that is the point? Lure the enemy closer with a poor shooting, gold firing, catapult. :lol:
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Postby Kozai13 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:40 pm

Cool little set, I once found a shelf full of this and the other promo Shell sets for 99 cents each at a discount store, so for the price, there are some pretty useful pieces.
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Postby darkstarsk8er327 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:46 am

i dont as much like the catapult aspect of it but i think the torso and helmet are..... different...... all in all its just a little strange
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Postby darkstarsk8er327 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:59 pm

i think he needs a weapon
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