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Weekly Set Review: Castle Mini Figures

Postby architect » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:53 pm

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This week’s set is 6103 Castle Mini Figures.

Castle Mini Figures was released in 1988. The set contains a lion axeman, black falcon soldier and archer, a villager, and two forestmen. Many accessories such as weapons, shields, and a pitchfork are included in the pack.

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Postby Barbapple » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:57 pm

This is what LEGO needs to make more of. Packs of figures. Enough to be a good army builder, and a variation so you don't have a 50 man army against an 8 man army. A small, inexpensive set. And look how happy they all are! 10/10!
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Postby forester3291 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:05 pm

This set looks so cool. I would buy 20. Great army builder!!!A 10/10 for everything! Lego should definitely get back to making stuff like this.
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Postby Webrain » Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:06 pm

ok 3rd set in a row in this castle reviews that included the peasent/thief figure:)
to end it Ben, 1974 will have to be next

ok, now for the real set. I know alot of you love this set, I was amazed to see it at first, wanted to buy it very much, but even to this day, I don't have it. Looking back I think 6102 is better but still it's a great set. I wish TLC will start making minifigs pack again, I really think it's about time. It got the dear shield which is still not that common and was only in another set in 1988 (6054) when it came out. It included a backpack which was again only the 2nd (after 6066). 2 forestman which were nice considering (well the more common forestman though), included as I said the peasent minifig as I mantioned, and 3 other great minfigs for those who loves the Lions and the BF. And as you all know the pitchfork, which I still don't consider that uncommon but nice to have. For a minfigs pack I think you really can't ask for more. I guess TLC will find it difficult to remake, not sure if the molds for the forestman hats still exists and I rather have the old version of BF and not the new one.

Well I guess 9.5/10 cause I like 6102 better a bit.
Still TLC can unite them both and make a real nice minifig pack for us (and as I know them they won't).
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:26 am

A perfect set! Villiager, forestmen, BF, and crusader. Wonderful!
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:48 am

MAN - now here is a set that should but never will be a legend. We do need minifig packs like this. You get a great assortment of tools, weapons, shields, and minifigs.
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:14 am

One day a few years back (like 11) I found 6 of these sets on a shelf at an Eaton's store that was liquidating its stock. This was close to the time I came out of my "dark ages". Never since then has there been a minifig pack to compare! 10/10! Will there ever be anything so useful again?
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Postby Sir Smittens » Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:05 am

I only wish I had been into Lego sooner! I would definitely have purchased at least 15 of these! Now, minifig packs are so expensive! 10/10.
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Postby medib » Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:52 am

This was my first and only castle set growing up.
It wasn't until I got a Night Lord's Castle that my
Castle collection took off... now with Legends, I am able to
buy more!! (or was able to buy more) :(

Anyways....the set itself rocks!! I love the variety. I love
the accessories. Great bunch of characters. Kept me
occupied for hours (and the minifigs alone!!)

10/10 (wish Lego would get some sense that these kind
of sets are worth their money!!)
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:12 am

One of the best minifigs packs ever. Not much else needs to be said beyond I wish thise one would be re-released 'cause I'd buy a boatload of 'em.
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Postby porschecm2 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:12 am

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Postby Daimyo » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:19 am

What's not to like? You get your standard Classic dudes, plus some rare pieces! 10/10!
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:29 am

This is a beautiful little set. Although I unfortuatly do not own it, it provides a nice assortment of weapons and acssesories (don't forget the pitchfork!) which, (unlike other packs lego is churning out) is well balenced with some worthwhile figs. There really is nothing bad about this set. A minifig pack done properly can never go wrong.
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Postby rogue27 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:46 am

Probably the best Minifig pack, past, present, or future.

3 factions and a villager. A good assortment of equipment. I got one of these a long time ago, and the extra guys really helped my (at the time) small armies. If these didn't go for like $30 on e-bay, I'd probably buy more of them.

I would love if LEGO would release a "classic figs" pack containing soldiers and and peasants, but none of those silly kings, witches, or wizards.
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Postby architect » Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:27 am

This is my favorite Mini Figure pack of the true packs. I prefer 677 Knights Procession, but that comes with a cart too. 6103 is a great set because it has variety. Two types of soldiers, a villager, and forestmen. The only improvement would be to have more women for our medieval villages. As people mentioned, the accessories are great. This was one of my favorite childhood sets.

I think that this should definitely be a small Legend. Even if the pitchfork was not included, it could be replaced by a rare brown shovel, or some other tool.

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