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Weekly Set Review: Bat Lord's Catapult

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Postby Brickboy » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:17 am

7/10 :D
good times
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Postby The Blue Knight » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:07 am

I guess I'm in the minority here. The set's OK. But I saw the torsos of this line as good non-faction army builders. Some went into my burgeoning Viking line, others to a Crusader group. the set gets a 6 of 10.
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Postby David Girard » Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:47 pm

This is not a bad set. The colors are great. The style is not so ugly. But what I hate the most in all the sets of Fright Knights, is that they overused (if this word exist) the flames. No need to have so much flame around, at least not on a cart ! :?

I'm not agree with you Jojo, that it's the worste set with 6037 wicth windship. 2848 and 2540 and 6087 are worste. This one (6027) is a mid one.

The use of a barrel for the catapult is interesting.
i give it a 7/10
(I'm surprising myself. I didn't know I could be so generous with a Fright Knight set).
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Postby Sir Garth » Sun Jun 27, 2004 5:34 pm

One of the better fright nights' small sets, they weren't to expensive and you got a horse (which the fright knight in the set could use). The catapult isn't great I know, but I think if you want to buy this set you better buy it for the two soldiers, and the much weapons.
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Postby MarioDAlessio » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:03 am

At this time I was collecting Lego castle sets only for the minifgs.

I liked this set because I considered both of these figures together with the dark forrest figure the pick of the fright knights, the studded amour front was the same as from the soccer sets and I understood the front of the other minifig to have a type cuirass as opposed to the earlier silver plain breastplate pattern. (Am I right?)

The set was not overly expensive both knights were well armed and had many additionally useful elements including; red minifig plumes, whip, chrome great sword, horse, barrel, turn table horse hinge and wheels in two sizes.
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Postby jokkna » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:08 am

The figs are ok and the parts in the cart are ok but the design of it is ehhh... horrible.
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Postby Astuanaks » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:18 am

The design is not the best, but I don't really care about designs of sets. I buy sets mainly for the parts.

Good points:
-The figs are good: nice torsos which are useful everywhere, enough weapons, accessories, plumes (!)
-The cart pulling thing is nice. It is a rare piece in my collection.

Bad points:
-I really hate it when I get a horse but not a saddle. This set should include a saddle.
-While we are at it, a lid for the barrel would be nice too.

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Postby Kozai13 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:17 pm

This is a pretty decent set. A bit unrealistic, but then again, thats what fright knights is. It has some good pieces and accesories and minifigs so its a good set to own. Unfortunately its the only fright knights set i dont own :(
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Postby Chrislad77 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:16 pm

This was one of the best of the fright knight mess. If you look at it for just the pieces it's not too bad. Old colors are always nice too.
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Postby Spongey » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:19 pm

This is one of only a couple of pre-KKII sets that I own. Although the catapult itself is shoddy to say the least, the wagon design is fairly decent, and you get a knight with a greatsword as well as a soldier with a short sword.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:47 pm

I liked the set. I explained why the catapult differed from others as a sort of cultural difference, as in how european swords differ from arabian swords. Another example would be how US Sherman WWII tanks differed from German Panzers. Maybe this catapult has more speed in deployment on/off the battlefield. Perhaps its target is more of thinner town walls as opposed to thicker castle walls.
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Postby Jibbajaba » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:58 pm

I would be lying if I said I thought this was a super-cool set, but had I not been in a Dark Age when it came out, I would have picked up a few. US$6.75 for a horse, 2 minifigs, 2 sets of wagon wheels, the cool swivel harness thing, a barrel, etc. etc. is a good deal. The set is good for parts.

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Postby DanDanLegoman » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:01 am

Hey guys!

I think this set would have worked better as a supply wagon. Ditch the catapult and beef up the wagon itself, maybe make the whole thing 4 studs wide, add some rails on the sides, and add another bucket.

The parts are pretty good though. Two cool soldiers, a horse, two sizes of wheels, a bucket, a bat, a big shield, plumes, a whip, and a big chrome sword.

I'd say this old set woulda been worth buying for the parts at least.
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Postby The_Hun » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:41 am

For many reasons that others already mentioned, I dislike this as a set. I still think it was worth to buy it for the two figs, black horse, weapons and accessories (wagon wheels, barrel, whip).

Like every set in the Fright Knight series, the wagon itself is lacking in design, though it's probably fine as the basic frame for some kind of supply wagon MOC. I also hate the colour scheme - one would think they created the Shell promo sets first and liked the red and yellow so much that they based the whole FK line on them. This is from the age when Lego began avoiding putting two pieces of the same colour on top of each other anyway.

On the other hand, the "regular" FK figs, meaning all except the Bat Lord and the Witch, are one of my all-time favourite army builders.
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Postby jokkna » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:45 pm

But this is not the worst catapult lego ever made i think it is nr 5994
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