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Weekly Set Review: Knights' Catapult Defense

Postby architect » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:52 pm

Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 7091 Knights' Catapult Defense.

Knights' Catapult Defense was released in 2007 for Castle. Two armed siege workers attack the two skeletons' wooden barricade with their boulder launching catapult. Various accessories such as spears, shields, a flail, a crossbow, and a sword are included.

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Postby man at ye old well » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:07 pm

This is a really good set for bulking up on crownies with shields and skeletons. At only 12.99 can it is a good priced set. This is the only set I have ever bought 3 of. The catapult is cool but the barrier just seems to small but when you place 1 on each side of the skeleton tower it looks really good.

Over all 9/10 (still not as good as the black falcon catapult set #6030)I would suggest you buy this set if you don't have it yet.

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Postby Formendacil » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:29 pm

One of the great army builder sets of the Castle 2007 line, with two skellies and two Crownies.

The catapult is one of those ubiquitous catapults so endemic to LEGO's Castle themes, but unlike the vast majority, it is actually a rather pleasing design, and I certainly haven't minded bulking up my artillery with them. The fact that this set actually comes with three shields is also a bonus, and the inclusion of a skeleton horse is appreciated as well. Excellent value all around.

Parts: 8.5/10
Playability: 9/10
Figs/Accessories: 8.5/10
Design (contemporary): 8/10
Design (universal): 8.5/10
Nostalgia: 8/10

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Postby castlebuilder100 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:55 pm

I got three of this set. The main reason was because of the four figs. The big half barrels and the 4 round 4x4 bricks were nice too.

9/10
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Postby Sir Dano » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:02 am

Having purchased five of these, I give it 9.5 out of 10.
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Postby Robin Hood » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:18 am

Hmm what to say.

Well for pieces, its passable. Worth the money I think. Certainly the figs and their accessories come in proper amounts, including the inclusion of a shield for every fig. The black studless plates are always useful.

Design? Eh, considering that Lego has to make these sets appeal to little kids, as well as "us", they did an okay job. The catapult does what all little kids seem to like, but it actually shoots a decent sized rock. It's design is much more, well not realistic, but certainly more believable. It actually looks like it could hold that rock. As opposed to certain sets where the catapult is strapped to the side of a horse.

For the price it's at, I would say this is worth it. I certainly have no big qualms about mine.

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Postby Elephant Knight » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:09 am

I bought two of these. I haven't regretted it. Best set of the three small sets. Four figs and four shields is great. Espescially considering nowadays.

The playability is awsome. not much else here.

For parts, this is pretty good. Tiles, plates, technic peices, even a few bricks. And there are a lot of variety in the weapons. There are,

Three spears
One sword
One flail
One crossbow
Two Crown shields
Two skellie shields

Not bad.

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Postby burkey42 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:22 am

I bought five of these sets - four for 'go' one for 'show'(keeping boxed.) Great set from a bricks, army building and price perspective.
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Postby ELMAS » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:37 am

Cant complain much about this. Good price/minifig ratio an all figs have weapons/shields.

Wish they did a similar set with Dwarves and Orcs.
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Postby castlebuilder100 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:51 am

ELMAS wrote:Wish they did a similar set with Dwarves and Orcs.


Well, the Mine Defender is very similar except it only has three figs.
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Postby Jojo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:22 am

Hello!


This is a good set. The catapult has a pleasing design and is brick-built rather than coming with this boring catapult-arm-prefab-piece. It's unlikely, though, a real movable catapult would have a turntable. Anyway.
The barrier has an interesting design as well.


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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:54 pm

It's a nice set. No figures without shields. Stout catapult. I know I have at least three, I might pick up some more to suppliment my Crown Knight army. Very cool set and I'm glad I purchased it. :)
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Postby hulk hogan » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:27 pm

I built the Catapult, but didnt bother with the Skeleton Defensive thing. Great figures.

Oh I'm using the poeace for a skeeton castle of mine.

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Postby Athos » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:45 pm

This is a pretty good set. I don't like the technic-bar construction of the catapult arm, but its better than the standard catapult piece.

Its also nice that it comes with shields for all the men. And the barracade is also good for a battle scene, even if its going to get whomped by that boulder...

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Postby Ben the lego king » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:42 pm

finally a set that I have :D . I only have one but it is a good set. One of my favorite sets of the CASTLE line. (or as B.L. calls it, Fantasy Era.) Nice for the figs and the parts. I shode get more but sadly I don't have a much money to spend :cry: . oh well :?
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