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Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

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Postby Username » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:51 pm

It's one of those quirky little sets that makes me happy for some reason.

10/10!

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby domboy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:46 pm

I had no idea the cat has been around so long... I thought it was a relatively new mold. Duh! Anyway, it's not a bad little set, if you don't mind the fig...
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby Username » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:16 pm

This set would have made a great Halloween impulse set.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby Evil Ben » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:24 pm

Username wrote:This set would have made a great Halloween impulse set.


Good call. One of the less absurd Fright Knights sets, and not a bad selection of parts. I'm not saying I want more than one of those heads, mind.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby Karalora » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:01 pm

This was the first actual Castle "set" I bought, a couple of years ago via Bricklink. I still sometimes pull out the parts and assemble it, just for laughs. Willa/Hubble Bubble has a goofy-looking face but I do like her body design. And as far as I'm concerned you can never have too many cats, bats, or crystal balls.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby wunztwice » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:26 am

Plegh...
Willa. Again.

I'll grant the 75 deg slopes are nice (can never have enough of those) and I don't recall a smaller set with a cat. This set always seemed like more-or-less a lame excuse to get rid of a buncha Willas.

I can normally find some redeeming value to get a set, but this one just reeks of fail. I don't know many kids who would spend their hard-earned $3 on this kinda set, I mean shoot, even the KKII mini catapult was better than this, and it's another catapult.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby Lord Lego 436 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:12 pm

I personally think that TLC should release more sets like this, and luckily they are! The sets that are small and have a useful minifig are one of the best things about LEGO.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby vinchenso » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:59 pm

cheap like all the other sets ofthis size and time... They don't give so much value for the dollar now.....ANyway the pieces are good with many desiable pieces for a cheap price. Design itself fails a bit, due to simplicity and possibly a 5min design, but based on the fact this is the old lego its excusable. Value for slightly better design and part is the trade off now... This set fits badly with the other sets for fright knights, but perhaps it is a good piece getter and is cheap.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby Laird Cashman » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:24 pm

Hm.... Im not really a fan of wizards and witches, particularly those specified for a faction. Not god parts, either. 2/10.
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Postby Sir Prog » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:45 pm

Formendacil wrote:Well, this set seems to have been SLIGHTLY better designed than similarly sized Fright Knight sets of the same era, but the fact that it has Willa, and not a soldier, really wrecks any reason for me to get this set.

Parts: 5/10
Playability: 4.5/10
Figs/Accessories: 3/10 (an all-time low...)
Design (then): 5.5/10
Design (now) 6/10

Overall Score: 4.8/10


Black bat, black CAT(?!?!), giant crystal ball, haters be ware!

10/10 I'd LOVE a modern [and less "flying mechanisms"] version of fright nights!!

...Oh wait, that was the Crownie/Army of Darkness theme that released while I was broke and jobless. :mad:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby evilnailman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:14 pm

I must admit I bought this on ebay for the cat.
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