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Weekly Set Review: Witch's Magic Manor

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Postby draugaer » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:55 pm

I owned this set, was one of the last sets I got before I got out of legos. I was glad to have gotten the set, it has some nice pieces (all the rocks, slopes, arches and big green plates). Also, some the features were kind of cool, like the hidden entrance and the falling rock.

However I think the execution is pretty terrible, as with other FK sets, the colors are pretty obnoxious and overly-cartoonish, and the form of the structure as a whole just isn't that pleasing to the eye. One of the ugliest sets imo.

Also as I remember it, even though the set was rather large, with the huge number of burps the construction was overly simplistic and lasted all of about 5 minutes.
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Postby CVfan13 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:49 pm

Also as I remember it, even though the set was rather large, with the huge number of burps the construction was overly simplistic and lasted all of about 5 minutes.


Looks like I'll be building this, unbuilding it, putting it back in the box, and doing it all over again once I get it in the mail then! :P
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Magic Manor

Postby Gilnar » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 pm

Ok, I realize this thread is good five years old, but I just had to register here to say what I'm going to say.

Because I really dig this set.

It ISN'T BAD AT ALL.
Ok, that helicopter is completely silly, but it fits that gothic/frankenstein feel of the whole FK series. I didn't think much of that series as a kid, but I've grown to appreciate it as, IMHO, last series of the old Castle. All that stuff that came after just didn't do it for me. As already mentioned, the set has lots of great parts, but I think it works really well as a whole, too. It's not a castle, it's just a desolate mountain crack (or maybe ruins of old fort) in which the witch set up her freakish hideout. What it lacks in proper fortifications, it makes up for with all those cool details like the prison, secret entrance (with a skeleton - yay!), laboratory and the falling rock/gate.

FK wasn't as good as it's precedessors, but still, it was the last of the venerable old Castle series'. This medium-sized set is just as good as any other from the FK line. I like it. You should too ;)
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