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Weekly Set Review: 5184 Castle Accessories

Postby architect » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:11 pm

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This week’s set is 5184 Castle Accessories.

Castle Accessories was released in 1989. It contained a variety of weapons, shields, headgear, flags, and plumes for the Black Falcon, Black Monarch, and Forestmen themes.

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Postby Slobey » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:17 pm

What can I say? Excelent array of weapons and heraldry of the availiable factions at the time.

Not a bad way either to transform other factions into your favourite as torsos were fairly generic back then

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Postby JCool » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:38 pm

I remember getting a few of these from the catalog a long time ago. What a GREAT accessory pack! There are a good amount of shields, weapons, helmets, etc... and the best part is that they're all from a GREAT era in castle!!

Simply put, I'd say 10/10.
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Postby Jojo » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:57 pm

Hello!


Good selection of accessories though not completely perfect. Id' have liked it better if it came with black helmets (other than the grill cisor helmet), too.


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Postby Troy T. Moore » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:07 pm

I bought 2 of these back in the day. This was before I understood the "shelf life" of a LEGO product. Lances, antennae, and flags less useful, but worth it to get the rest.

Would like it if we see something this useful again with such classic elements. (Shadow knight helms are neat and all, but the classic helms are more historically believable.)
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Postby Sir Kohran » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:16 pm

Wow. A beatiful accessory pack - something that we could do with these days - containing tons of useful parts, all of which are quite generic, so you could use them on pretty much any faction and have them look good. My only criticism would be the lack of a Lion Knight shield. But aside from that, this is the best accessory pack ever released by Lego. If only we could get something like this nowadays...

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:07 pm

I lusted after these long after they were gone. Then some actually showed up (along with pirates accessories packs) but only available in Great Britain. James Stacey (if I remember correctly) offered to relay the sets to interested parties, and I bought 20 of these, along with 20 Pirates packs. I was finally ahead of the game in getting spare parts when these arrived.

This particular set had a good selection of headgear, shields, and weapons, in part because it included forestmen stuff, and spare Black Falcon shields are always appreciated.
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Postby The Hordesman » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:00 pm

Fantastic. Just amazing stuff!

The only things I would switch is the red feathers for blue or black instead, grey grilled helmets, peasant coifs (brown) instead of forestman hats and pitchforks instead of lances.

But then, this is by far the greatest pack Ive seen.
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Postby MaxiVisVires » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:38 pm

By far one of the best accessories packs, only things I would change is have the helmets have both their Black and Dark Grey counterparts. And for the Forestmen hats, one green, one brown. Now it would've been nice if red plume was blue, but judging that this came out before 10066, it would've been better if LEGO made 10066's blue. All in all, I wish accessory packs were still made like this.

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Postby Formendacil » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:19 pm

I remember these.... never got one this old, but still... as drool-worthy for those unable to attain it as the Black Knight's Castle.

Of course, this one is rather hard to review...

Parts: 9/10
Playability: N/A
Figs/Accessories: 10/10
Design (then): 9/10
Design (now): 10/10
Nostalgia: 8.5/10

Overall Score: 7.75/10
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Postby Lord Nev » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:32 pm

I only have the new castle accessories, but the weapons, sheilds, and every single piece is awesome! but what the heck is that round piece?
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Postby JCool » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:50 pm

Ah the classic round piece... back in the days of the more classic castle factions, warriors were not simply born with the superior skills. They had to actually train (i know, perish the thought!). The round thing is a target used in archery and can also be found in older castle sets such as some Forestmen sets. Hope that helps clear things up.
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Postby wunztwice » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:47 pm

Overal a fairly good accessory pack. If they were still around for a decent price I certainly wold buy a bunch. I am always running out of swords and black falcon shields. Out of all the service packs for castle this one includes the most different factions. However I do have some particular problems with this set.

-helmets in grey and black
-more swords (why the heck are there only ever two or less in these packs?)
-crusader sheilds (i understand crusaders weere gone, but they're my fav)
-brown forester hat
-peasant cowls (black and brown)
-more colors of plumes (black, white, blue)

That being said, this is is the best accesorry pack with the largest spread of usseful pieces. However if anywone has a complete or mostly complete 5059 pack I will gladly purchase it for a reasonable price. Also, for a recent one 10066 is perdy good too, but definately the 5184 is best overall

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Postby Shadow » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:43 pm

I wish this was still available, for it was nice to have a cheap accessory builder on hand. 8) Do any of the admins know if TLG has any plans on releasing some more of these anytime soon? Sadly, it might be all baby blue. :(

9/10 (Modifications could be made to make it better)
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Postby E of Alshire » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:46 pm

Lord Nev wrote:But what the heck is that round piece?


A spare target in case you don't have any Jar Jars or Timmys.

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