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April 2009
Weekly Set Re-Review: [Dragon Master's Chariot]
Ben E. 26 IV 09

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 1794 [Dragon Master's Chariot].

[Dragon Master's Chariot] was released in 1994 in the United States. It was part of Variety Pack 1723. This chariot comes with one Dragon Master's knight, a whip, and several weapons.

Castle Evolution
Bruce N. H. 19 IV 09

Daniel Z., or DNL in our forum, is in the middle of a very ambitious project. In part inspired by James Stacey's Castle Project and other builders who took a single castle and expanded it over time, he wanted to consider the evolution of Hrothingas Castle over several centuries. In stage 1 a wooden fortress is built around 950 AD. Over the next 150 years, the residents have started building stone walls and a more permanent central keep to give stage 2. The stonemasons were hard at work in the next couple of centuries, giving stage 3. It's not over yet; Daniel anticipates at least a couple more stages before he's finished with this project.

Daniel currently lives near Oslo, but is previously from Amsterdam, so he is active in Lowlug. He's also a member of Eurobricks and the Forbidden Cove. His creations can be seen on Flickr, Brickshelf and MOCpages.

Weekly Set Re-Review: Crossbow Boat
Ben E. 18 IV 09

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 1752/1804/2892 Crossbow Boat.

Crossbow Boat, released in 1996 for the Royal Knights, is the smallest LEGO Castle boat. It comes with one soldier, two crossbows, and a shield. The European boxed version of this set was 1752 while 1804 was the American polybag. 2892 was released in Japan by Kabaya in 1998.

Sharp new weapons at BrickArms
Ben E. 12 VI 09

CC member "the enigma that is badger" recently announced the latest offering of custom blade weapons by BrickArms. This new blade pack contains multiple copies of a rapier, dadao, damien blade, machete, and combat knife. The elements could be quite useful in castle and pirate mocs. Check out the assortment and comment in the discussion thread.

Bruce N. H. 4 IV 2009

Most forum members will readily recognize SlyOwl, including his recent success in the CCC as runner up to Master Builder. He hails from London, where he's been building with LEGO ever since he graduated from Duplo as a three-year old. He loves building in the castle them, because as he says, "It's Lego's best line, and thus the parts and minifigs are adapted best for MOCing. It also has the non-linear/regular building style (unlike Space/Town) that I enjoy in Pirates, whilst having a wider range of MOCing possibilities." He's been thinking ahead to the annual Battles Contest, and while watching the movie version of Prince Caspian, he was inspired to take on the big battle outside of Aslan's How. First, he had to come up with designs for some of the many fantasy creatures involved in the fray. He found great centaurs designed by Onishi Shinji, Chris Malloy and Micah Berger, but none of these quite met his needs, so he came up with his own version. Look for an army of these soon, along with other creatures, in his recreation of the battle from Prince Caspian.

In addition to Classic-Castle, SlyOwl is a member of Eurobricks and Classic-Pirates, where he is a mod, and also occasionally visits Classic-Space. His MOCs can be found on Brickshelf and Flickr.

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