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CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby architect » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:58 pm

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This week’s set is 6095 Royal Joust.

Royal Joust was released in 2000 for the Knight’s Kingdom. One of the King’s knights jousts against a Bull’s knight. A rotating axe and shield device is in the middle of the joust. The rest of the set is a pavilion with a stained glass window, King Leo, and accessories.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby Athos » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:31 am

The new millennium began Lego's precipitous slide into mediocrity. These sets were the penultimate line before the nadir of KK2. And it shows.

The design is, charitably, uninspired. The piece selection juniorized. And the construction is a mismatch of uncomplimentary colors. Even the brick baseplates, which I didn't like at first, but have grown to love for landscaping, makes the sets seem cheap and juvenile.

Nice to get the barding. When I bought it, I was also interested in the stained glass window... though, in 12 years, I've never MOC'd with it. It was also nice that it included three lion shields.

Both knights need armor though.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:50 pm

I didn't like this set at the time, but compared to what came immediately after it...it was awesome.

I, too, was excited about the stained glass window...and never used it. I think I have 3 or 4 of them too.

I can pretty much second Steve's review.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby Count Blacktron » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:28 pm

It wasn't really a "set", as there was little more than a loosely connected assortment of parts in the box. I think to me it seemed more like a parts accessory set for Castle theme builders. Parts is parts was a common thing said of this set and others like it, best purchased on sale or clearance.

I liked the lion sandstone piece, the columns, the helms, swords, shields, torsos, barding, the window and all the assorted bits, but building them to the instructions was just plain rude looking.

All the sets in this series it should be noted were made to interact with the raised baseplate design of the castle 6091, sort of to fill in it's wall gaps.
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Re: CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby Elephant Knight » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:10 am

Not a great army builder.

Not a parts pack.

Not a good looking set

So in essence, this is not a set anyone would want multiples of. Two or three, maybe four, but after that you start getting way to many King Leo's, stainglass windows, and only a few pieces to offset it.

I never hanled a copy, so I shall rate this as a 7/10. Two horses with some pretty cool figs, plus three shields gave this set a respectable rating.
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Re: CC Set Review: 6095 Royal Joust

Postby captainamerica » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:19 pm

The mashup of colors makes this a very ugly set and the rather uninspired overall design doesn't help. But it was a cheap way to get the full barding, and it included actual horses, unlike the gawdawful 8779 Grand Tournament.
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