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Weekly Set Review: King Leo

Postby architect » Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:51 pm

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This week’s set is 6026 King Leo.

King Leo was released in 2000 for Knight's Kingdom. This set contains King Leo on horseback, one foot soldier, a wall section, and various accessories.

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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:01 pm

My first KK1 set. I loved the John of Mayne figure; his face is very useful, as is his torso. King Leo, on the other hand, was far too common for a King, and looked a bit too simple, though his face is brilliant. You know, I think that was the mayne (pun, awful, I know) good point of KK1: faces and figs.

8/10
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Postby eNiGMa » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:11 pm

I never got any of the "original" Knight's Kingdom sets, and I regret that now after seeing all these figs from an FOL standpoint. King Leo was far too common, but what king hasn't been? At least he comes with a horse. The soldier in this set is great, though. Good legs, great torso, cool face, a kettle helm, and a classic sword.

Overpriced. Five dollars for two figs and an outhouse!

3/5 (the soldier saved the rating from being any lower)
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Postby venvorskar » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:32 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:My first KK1 set.


It was my first too. It is useful because of the horse and figs, and the tower is good for the towers on castles.
8/10
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Postby Formendacil » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:02 pm

Army builder...

Bit of a poor army builder, what with a king, but still an army builder. Good in that it came with a horse, and the tower, while not exactly stellar, had its uses.

Parts: 6/10
Playability: 5/10
Figs/Accessories: 8/10
Design (then): 6/10
Design (now): 7/10
Nostalgia: 5.5/10

Overall Score: 6.25/10
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:54 pm

A great army builder, I got 10 of these when on sale. A king without a crown is no king at all! Slap on a kettle helm, conical helm or archers helm and you have a soldier. Mix 'n match the heads among your other figs...well you get the idea.

I hate that castle wall piece :evil: If it had another fig (or 3 :D ) this would be like a castle minifig pack.....
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Postby TheOrk » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:48 pm

venvorskar wrote:
Sir Kohran wrote:My first KK1 set.


It was my first too. It is useful because of the horse and figs, and the tower is good for the towers on castles.
8/10


Same here.
I always wanted a Sean Connery minifig.

buildability-5 the tower is nothing much on it's own but can be added on to other mocs.

Minifigs-8 The soldier rocks and that is the only King Leo I bought in a set

Nostalgia-5 A fine set from the olde days...
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Postby Dragonlord Esq. » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:59 pm

The soldier's great. One can never have enough kettle-heads. I've always thought King Leo looks like he has pajamas on. Don't really like the guy.

Overall, unimpressive. 6/10
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Postby Robin Hood » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:03 am

Hmmm, I guess this set isn't bad. It was my first KK set, and I got a favorable impression of the whole line from it.

For pieces its not bad. You get the great soldier, a horse and the cheapest way to get that tower piece (assuming you want to get it). Of course, all that good stuff is countered by the fact that you get a king.

The design is actually a lot like an older set. Two figs, one on horse, a small tower-thingy.

From a little kid's point of view, this is a cool set. You get a cheep king, another knight, and a building.

So I guess this is a good set.

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Postby Jojo » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:40 am

Hello!


Nostalgia-5 A fine set from the olde days...

Man, I'm getting old.


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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:46 am

(putting down the new Potter book while dinner finishes up)

Useless extra pieces - this is about the figs. I whine about Yet Another Catapult, but those beat the one piece towers.

The foot soldier with breastplate print and kettle hat is always great, though I would have prefered a shield or a two-handed weapon rather than just the sword.

The king. How many crowns do you need? The standard complaint about making what should be an uncommon figure common. Putting that aside, I'm quite happy swapping out the crown for a real helmet. The king makes a fine looking crossbowman - I like the subdued colors rather than usual over-bright ones. Ain't perfect, but it ain't bad as an army builder.

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Postby The Hordesman » Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:44 am

I love the footsoldier, while a king is annoying in numbers. Still, I find the king useful of many reasons; everything except crown. The head rocks more than all other elderly heads- Sean Connery! The torso makes good soldiers and legs goes well on alchemists or nobles.

The tower is useless, however. I would want another shield too.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:03 am

Robin Hood wrote:
TheOrk wrote:
venvorskar wrote:
Sir Kohran wrote:My first KK1 set.


It was my first too.


Same here.


It was my first KK set.


Man, everyone seems to have this as their first KK1 set. :lol:
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Postby Webrain » Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:00 pm

Jojo Wrote:

Hello!


Quote:
Nostalgia-5 A fine set from the olde days...

Man, I'm getting old.


Bye
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If KKI is the good old days....
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Postby GrayKnight » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:13 pm

I liked this set. I think I ended up with about five or six. The horse is good. The footsoldier is good. The king is okay if you switch some stuff around (I use them for castle guards), and it comes with two swords.
It could have used another guy for the price. The tower is okay but could have been better. Another shield would have been great and the king could stand to have been switched for someone else or at least not have a crown.
Overall I would give it a 7/10
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