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Weekly Set Review: Crossbow Cart

Postby architect » Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:42 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 6004 Crossbow Cart.

Crossbow Cart was released in 1997 for the Fright Nights. This crossbow-firing cart is pushed by a siege worker and includes various weapons and shields.

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Postby Dragon Master » Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:56 pm

This is the best set of the line.

It was cheap and had just what you wanted. The cart itself is kinda lame, but eveything is great for parts.

And that fig has a sweet toros to use too.

I'd buy it!
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Postby Webrain » Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:43 pm

OK, I needed crossbows back then, this one had 3 and for a small cheap set, so I bought 6. Beside the shields are cool and a usefull minifig.

One of the better small sets 9/10.
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Postby rogue27 » Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:11 pm

For $2, this appears to have been a great deal. Terrible set design, but a good minifig and a bunch of equipment.

I would have bought a bunch if I was collecting LEGO while this was available.
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Postby lil Jon » Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:30 pm

The fright knight faction is stupid. I never owned any, don't plan on owning any.

The only thing i like about this set is the soliders torso, but i dont think its that great.
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Postby MaxiVisVires » Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:34 pm

Great deal for a cheap set. Many weapons, and a great minifig. Great for army building. 8/10
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Postby doctorsparkles » Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:01 pm

I like this set. The fig has a great head and torso, and I think the cart is actually kind of neat. One thing that has always bothered me though is having more crossbows or longbows than I have quivers, but I guess it would be too much to ask for a couple extra quivers in sets like these.
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Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:21 pm

Great for parts. The fright knights are known for being the downfall of TLC, but this set is good for minifig/accessories and at a low price...not bad.

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Postby TheOrk » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:38 pm

I likethe set.
The only problem is the cart is ugly and I have too many crossbows now...
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:41 am

Mounting three crossbows on a cart doesn't make a whole lot of sense - I'd prefer a proper bolt-thrower. But ignoring that, you get a decent fig, and lots of weapons and shields, and enough of a cart to build your own ballista on. So I still have to give it decent marks. 7/10.
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Postby Luís » Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:31 pm

The car who has the stuff if you want minifigs.
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Postby architect » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:36 pm

6004 is one of my favorite Fright Knight sets. It has my favorite FK soldier with a wonderful torso design (see Anthony's sticker variations for Musketeer and Cardinal's Guards variations of this torso ... orsos.html )

The crossbow cart itself is a well designed small sets with some useful plates, wheels, and of course weapons and shields. All together for that price it was a great bargain.

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Postby Silent Arrow » Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:47 pm

Very vivid colors for a Lego Castle set....
I don't like it, especially because it isn't difficult to built it without a plan. Amateur's work.......
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