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Citadel of Orlan - An Article

Postby architect » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:37 pm

Check out the latest set review article by Yaron Dori here: ... 80kk2.html

Yaron goes into depth about the different parts to the Citadel of Orlan including the construction, minifigures, accessories and playability. Please post your thoughts on this article.

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Postby castlebrickman » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:55 pm

wow i like how he goes in depth in ALL of it even the box :)
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Postby Dragonlord Esq. » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:58 pm

Great review for a terrible set. I'd elaborate more, but I think the pictures speak for themselves.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:54 pm

A pretty fair review for a very bashed set. I, personally, find the Citadel to be quite eye-pleasing and also it has plenty of accessories, as was said. Most of the problems were covered; the insubstantial structure; the hollow tower. But overall, it was an enjoyable read.
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Postby Robin Hood » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:59 pm

As I told Yaron, awesome job. He (and Ben) did a great job on disecting this set and getting to the heart of it. A very well done disection.

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Postby rogue27 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:11 pm

I like the amount of detail that went into the review - covering each component of the set separately. It would be great if all of the sets had a review like that on C-C.c. Maybe I should try doing a forestmen set one of these days.

However, a couple errors I spotted:

2 shields with the bear and lion emblem

I believe the other shield is supposed to be a monkey.

Also, the part you refer to as a new baseplate was used in some Jack Stone sets a few years ago:
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Postby Webrain » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:17 pm

Rogue27 Wrote:

However, a couple errors I spotted

Agree with them both, thanks for the corrections
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Postby Loneranger » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:57 pm

Wow, great Article Yaron! Just another excuse not to buy it! :p

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Postby Mr. D » Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:34 am

Really well done, Yaron! That was a very fair, if somewhat biased, review and extremely detailed.

By the way, I didn't mean to be negetive when I said "biased"; I just noticed kind of a negative overtone to it which is fine. :D

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Postby Mr. D » Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:46 am

Hehe, yeah; big time!
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Postby BuilderQ » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:05 am

A very detailed article! I thought it to be quite positive in tone, considering the reception KK2 sets often receive.
One good brick they do use in it is the gray slope 2x2x2, which is not common, especially in grey.
Gray and grey... is this some sort of subtle comment on the new colors?
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Postby bannear » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:29 am

Nice well presented review. Certainly can tell what you are in for if you buy it after reading this review.
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Postby forester3291 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:11 pm

Hmm...the review is great. I think the main issues with this set are Technic, emptiness, and the premolded pieces. Overall I think this is a nice set and I think you did well in reviewing it Yaron. :D
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