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Weekly Set Review: King's Mountain Fortress

Postby architect » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:54 pm

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This week’s set is 6081 King's Mountain Fortress.

King's Mountain Fortress, released in 1990, was the first Crusader castle on a raised baseplate. It has a gate tower with a drawbridge and two doors. The main tower has a jail, trap door, and duel crossbow firing station on the top battlements. Two mounted knights, an axeman, a spearman, two crossbowmen, a lady, a ghost, and many accessories are included.

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Postby Troy T. Moore » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:01 pm

One of the first sets I got coming out of my dark age. I like the model, even though I am not a fan of raised base plates, it is very good. Euro armour, a nice maiden (need a few more female figs) and lion knights/soildiers.

Fun to build and fun to play with..... Of course the original model hasn't been built for a while, I like MOCs. 9/10
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Postby Sir Drake » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:05 pm

This is a nice set: 2 knights, 4 soldiers, a maiden and a ghost. It has some nice pieces and a good design. 9/10
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Postby howie » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:19 pm

Very nice set. Some good peices. I give it a 9/10 because of the pieces. Can't ever have enough soldiers.
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Postby Webrain » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:26 pm

When this set came out I wanted to buy it so much, unfortunatly I couldn't afford it (can you believe it I bought a history book instead - no kiddin').
For years I regreted that I don't have it but now I finally I bought 2 from EBay. Actually it a very nice Castle/Fortress. You can find some nice alternates of this set in 260 ideabook. Got a black parrot (exculsive to this set), a lion barding, 2 visors + euroarmors (which were new in 1990), a ghost (new in 1990), 5 crossbows (which were new in 1990), 6 knights and most importent the countess (well at least I refer to it as such) minifig.
It was the first castle ever built ion a raised baseplate (well castle I mean not pirates) and the last one that can still attached to the old ones. It signs the end of LEGOLAND castle and probably the golden era of 1984-1990.

Anyway I love this set a lot, in my list it's the 4th best castle. Not in my top10 Castle sets but it's somewhere between 11-15. Final score is 9.5 (even 10)/10.
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Postby CAI » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:57 pm

I got this for christmas one year along with Forestmen's River Fortress and Dungeon Hunters ...ahh the memories. I'm sure i still have every piece, very fun set.
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Postby TheOrk » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:04 pm

I wish I had this set, it has everything I would want.
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Postby JoshWedin » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:09 pm

Love this set. Bought a big lot on Ebay that had this in it. Everything except the black bird! Had to get that off Bricklink. Great set! 10/10

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Postby forester3291 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:44 pm

Looks good to me, plenty of guys even a maiden. Great set design, has plenty of accesories. And it's before my time so I nver bought it. :(

a 9/10 then and 100/10 now.
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Postby lil Jon » Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:28 pm

This set is awesome. I like that it comes with the cool lion barding. In my opinion the lion barding is the best barding LEGO has made. It also has a maiden!!!

Why Why Why can't LEGO make sets like this one anymore?!?
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Postby Athos » Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:31 pm

This is one of my favorite castles. I like the way it looks, and think it uses the base plate very well. I think the little window thing on the front of the castle, really adds to the appearance. Also I like the oak tree variation on the palm tree. And of course it comes with the only black bird and the maiden.

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Postby TheBohrok » Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:31 pm

I just got one of these from Bricklink less than a week ago and I had a great time just putting it together. I like pretty much everything about this set except that the trap door doesn't work very well. All the minifigs are great to have and the barding is nice.
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Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:49 am

I found this set on ebay MISB. I still have it in storage, only set I didn't sell. I was lucky to be the one to open this one and feel the rare parts. Even though I got it last year, it dates back to 1990. It was an amazing experience building it. Rare parts too. Don't forget the black bird :D

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Postby kajo163 » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:56 am

I saw this model at a friend house during a birthday party when I was in kindergarten.

I love it! It looks like an outpost should, it's not a castle but a border fortress and you can see the border guards doing their rounds...

sorry, just dreaming away for a moment.

It's a very nice model one of the best ever in my opinion.

And I like the raised baseplate :D

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Postby Robin Hood » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:31 am

My brother (Formedical) got this as his third Lego set, and I was soooooooo jealous of him ever after.

I like this set a lot. Great people, espically the knights. All that grey. And the base plate. 100000/10!

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