Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Weekly Set Review: Knight's Castle Wall

Discussion of official LEGO Castle Theme sets and products

Weekly Set Review: Knight's Castle Wall

Postby architect » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:53 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 8799 Knight's Castle Wall.

Knight's Castle Wall was released in 2004 for Knight's Kingdom II. This castle wall section has two large entrance doors underneath a tower. A cauldron with rocks can be poured onto invaders. Jayco, Santis, Rascus, and various accessories are included.

Image
Last edited by architect on Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:55 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
architect
Baron von Ellermann
Baron von Ellermann
 
Posts: 4732
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:10 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO USA

Postby Ayden » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:58 pm

actually this is one of the few KK2 sets I like. It kinda reminded me of some of the older sets(not sure why :? ). It had the cool doors and 3 knights(if you can call ethem that :lol: ) I got it in the 2 pack with the vladeks atack tower so maybe thats what made it seem cool.
User avatar
Ayden
Apprentice
 
Posts: 188
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:59 am
Location: Oregon

Postby Norro » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:02 pm

One of the first sets to receive my no new grey boycott...

God Bless,

Nathan
Image
User avatar
Norro
Councilor
 
Posts: 1197
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:45 am
Location: Ireland

Postby The Hordesman » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:03 pm

I bought alot of this set, my first KK2 set too. The cheapest source of jellybeans, the golden disk and huge doors are useful.
User avatar
The Hordesman
Merchant
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 7:03 am
Location: Pillowland

Postby TheOrk » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:16 pm

I got this set for christmas with it paired up with Vladek's seige tower. Both a good sets, mainly because there very similar to an older set.

A good source of minfigs, I would ahve prefered it if the attackers outnumbered the defenders though. I would have prefered it even more with generic soldiers.

It has a great design, if you count premolded walls well designed.

7/10
Avatar by Graynar
User avatar
TheOrk
Master
 
Posts: 1755
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:39 am
Location: Canada

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:39 pm

I got this along with the siege tower. It's a decent wall, but not much else. Cheapest set with Rascus in it. Black doors are a bonus. Also good if you want to build up on your new grays (which I do). If not, there's not much there.

Parts: 6/10
Playability: 5/10
Figs/Accessories: 6/10
Design (then): 5/10
Design (now): 7/10
Nostalgia: 3/10
In the process of converting to Flickr.
User avatar
Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Earl of Wells
Earl of Wells
 
Posts: 3291
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:20 pm
Location: Eureka, CA

Postby Nick » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:31 pm

I don't like it as a Lego set. It's just a wall, nothing else. I don't like these silly coloured knights, so I wouldn't get it for minifigs.
I suppose the wall sections; the large gates and other parts make it quite valuable for brick fodder.
The playability is not great, there is just a wall, and there is nothing to play with.
Overall,
Parts: 8/10
Playability: 3/10
Figs/Accessories: 3/10
Design: 2/10
Nostalgia: 0/10
So for me, this set crumbles in shame.
User avatar
Nick
Steward
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:42 am
Location: U.K.

Postby Damien » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:55 pm

The best set of the original KK2 line by far.

Why?

Because it harkened back to LEGO's older days. Anybody remember this set?

If Knight's Castle Wall had come with a small siege weapon and an extra figure or two.. it would have been the spitting image of 6059 Knight's Stronghold. Different style and colour, obviously.. but very similar.

So I think it was a good set. Another bonus is that you get three of the figures in a pretty cheap set. Whether you like them or not -- the KK2 guys are pretty good for customizing, and Rascus looks pretty good right out of the box.

I'd give this set a 7 or 8 out of 10. This set would be a perfect 10 if it came with a Scorpion Knight and a small catapult or ballista, or something.
Forge not works of art but swords of death, for therein lies great art.
"The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that it was good." - Manowar
User avatar
Damien
Grammer Guru
 
Posts: 590
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:50 pm
Location: MA - USA

Postby Ayden » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:28 pm

hmm... I was thiking it resembled this set to http://media.peeron.com/scans/6061-1/1/. I have this one and the knights stronghold (both great sets btw)
User avatar
Ayden
Apprentice
 
Posts: 188
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:59 am
Location: Oregon

Postby ottoatm » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:41 pm

I am also a fan of this set - it has a lot of decent mid-to-small size pieces for building, and the wall is not all that bad... buy two or three of them and you can start building an actual defense for Morcia's castle. ;-)

I like the oil pot too, I hadn't see that since the Fright Knights... it was a good addition.
Knight Templar
n. pl. Knights Templars or Knights Templar
1.A member of an order of knights founded about 1118 to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land during the Second Crusade.

My Lego Stories: The Land of Legelot!
CW-THE Lego Story Writer's Guild
User avatar
ottoatm
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
 
Posts: 3081
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:52 am
Location: New York

Postby Nick » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:52 pm

I like the oil pot too, I hadn't see that since the Fright Knights... it was a good addition

That's true; the last one I've seen was in the bat lord's castle.
As I've said, this set is good for enhancing and improving other sets. This means that it itself isn't good, and you can't be a fan of it :wink: . A slight contradiction.
User avatar
Nick
Steward
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:42 am
Location: U.K.

Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:58 pm

I didn't bother with this set. The Jellybean Knights don't really add anything to the set, and I'd rather save up and get Vladek's castle or Vikings. The set itself is okay, I just didn't have a real use for it. 6/10, but I won't argue with a 7/10.
Redwine the Ribald: Stare long enough into the abyss...
Two-Tonic Tippler: ...and you spit into it.

Image
User avatar
TwoTonic Knight
TwoTonic of Many Colors
 
Posts: 1815
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:33 pm
Location: The Lowest Pit of Hell

Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:02 pm

If Knight's Castle Wall had come with a small siege weapon and an extra figure or two.. it would have been the spitting image of 6059 Knight's Stronghold. Different style and colour, obviously.. but very similar.

So I think it was a good set. Another bonus is that you get three of the figures in a pretty cheap set. Whether you like them or not -- the KK2 guys are pretty good for customizing, and Rascus looks pretty good right out of the box.

I'd give this set a 7 or 8 out of 10. This set would be a perfect 10 if it came with a Scorpion Knight and a small catapult or ballista, or something.


Actually, this set came as a two pack, as shown here, with a siege tower that had two enemies with it, thus the "dream" you described above is actually reality. 8)

Review coming soon...
User avatar
Sir Kohran
Sheriff
 
Posts: 1567
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:24 am

Postby Tanotrooper » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:17 pm

I like it, i think i'm gonna buy it :)
User avatar
Tanotrooper
Gentleman
 
Posts: 737
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:36 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium

Postby Damien » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:49 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:Actually, this set came as a two pack, as shown here, with a siege tower that had two enemies with it, thus the "dream" you described above is actually reality. 8)

Review coming soon...



Yeah, but you can buy them separately as well. And in my opinion, the siege tower with Vladek and Scorpion Knight caused an unnecessary jump in the price.

In other words.. this set is pretty good but would be better if it -came with- a small siege weapon and a baddie. But the two-pack isn't what I mean (since the Vladek portion is big enough to qualify as its own set).
Forge not works of art but swords of death, for therein lies great art.
"The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that it was good." - Manowar
User avatar
Damien
Grammer Guru
 
Posts: 590
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:50 pm
Location: MA - USA

Next

Return to LEGO Castle Sets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests