Great set, for what it is.
This is one of those sets that's virtually useless unless you already own other sets. For most of us.. that's a non-issue. But for a kid -- this shouldn't be your first LEGO set.
That said.. the design is weird.. and the idea of a soldier lugging around a hand-cart never sat well with me. As a kid, I gave the cart to my peasants, and put the soldier in with his fellows.
So it's really just a theme builder, and not much of a set in and of itself.
But like all of LEGO's older minifig packs and small theme-builder sets.. it's awesome and anyone that didn't buy it when it was out clearly wasn't thinking straight.
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