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Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:34 am
by architect
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 6099 Traitor Transport.

Traitor Transport was released in 1997 for the Fright Knights. A dragon pulls this prison wagon for traitors. A mounted knight, a driver, a prisoner knight and various accessories are included.

A premolded plastic "Dragon Cave" piece was included with this version of the 6047 set. The cave was not system compatible.

Traitor Transport has the distinction of being last possible number of the original 6000 series devoted to Castle sets.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:47 am
by Sir Zeppelin
A decent set. It has some good parts, especially if you like the Fright Knights. However, I am not a fan of the huge, plastic cave.

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:58 am
by Shadowviking
I still have that huge ugly rock piece. :D
I love this set just because I have it. Thinking about it, it's actually kinda poor... but I was always a fan of the Fright Knights minifigures. I've definitely gotten good mileage from them.

Ahaha, that rock though... :lol:

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:16 am
by mrkovach
I love classic sets, but this, I mean, look at that rock. I think we have LURP's, BURP's and H(uge)URP's now. That thing is ugh. But besides that, who would pass up more minifigs w/ accessories?

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:55 am
by Ye Olde Republic
Outside of the black horse, the awesome barding and the nice torsos I have only one word to describe the set design:

YEEEEE-UCK!
A plate with some wheels on it is a wagon? What's with those curved top bricks on the front of that thing? Say what you want about KKII but IMO, fright knights were the darkest times in LEGO castle. When in doubt, slap a dragon wing somewhere....

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:17 am
by Elephant Knight
As far as design goes, pure bleh.

As far as pieces go, meh.

As far as figs go, not bad.

Best part of the set, is the barding, and the dragon. The figs are the next best part.

As for that HHOP, (Huge hunk of plastic, oooooohhhh, I likes), well, bleh.

Overall, a pretty pathetic set, only worth getting for the barding.

EKnight.

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:35 am
by The Blue Knight
Just about the bottom of the barrel for Lego Castle. This is certainly right at the low tide mark. What a horrible set, just, no, I can't go on...

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:13 am
by albero78
Looking at this set, I can understand why LEGO had in the past some big financial problems.
If nowadays' sets would be of this quality, I wouldn't buy any LEGO.
In any case thanks a lot for posting the set, because I didn't know it existed. :woo:

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:07 am
by Jojo
Hello!

architect wrote:Traitor Transport has the distinction of being last possible number of the original 6000 series devoted to Castle sets.
And that’s so true…

However, as ridiculous the design of this set is, the parts it consists of are quite useful. Except for this silly HURP.


Bye
Jojo

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:27 pm
by Count Blacktron
I think I got this for $14, which seems high in retrospect. At the time I was particularly hot for the horse barding, the grill helm Royal Knight and the Fright Knight footsoldier, the large wagon wheels, and a selection of the light gray parts in this set. Another thought I have here is that apart from the dragon wings all over the place, this carriage is none too different from many of the carriages of the KK2-Fantasy themes :twitch:

I don't remember where the cave piece went too, but I am sure I still have it. I never used it, likely because I have bricks and BURPs.

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:32 pm
by Maedhros
I had never seen that weird cave piece before. I did get the set though and remember liking it quite a bit (must have been age 9 or so). Sure the wings were silly but the slopes on top of the wagon were quite neat and so were all the figs I daresay, also think it was one of my first grilled helmets having missed out on most of the Black Falcons and Crusaders in my childhood.

But that cave... wow, it really did bring a new dimension of weirdness to LEGO that I had never really imagined.

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:19 pm
by stuifzand
What is with the cave :o
I have never seen this thing before. Maybe I should leave it that way :lol:

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:21 am
by DarkTemplar
I remember when this set came out I kinda wanted the set and rock. But that was a long time ago and I'm ashamed :( . It's still not too bad of a set; decent pieces, and I did kind some of the fright knights such as basil and the fleur de les guy. I believe some people may not recall the cave as it was within a special edition (I think Ben mentioned that above). Quite similar to this UFO set with a helmet http://media.peeron.com/pics/inv/setpics/6999-1.1167617931.jpg. I think at the time though it was a pretty nice set with very high on the playability factor, even the plastic molded monstrosity.

Re: Weekly Set Review: 6099 Traitor Transport

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:15 am
by Lord Lego 436
That cave is an all time low. It looks more like Mega Bloks than LEGO :o
I know, but I had to say it.
The figs are OK, but you could buy the main castle thing (which I have) and get the barding and some good parts. No matter what the price, I wouldn't buy it.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:57 am
by Robin Hood
Not much to say about this beyond what I presumably said about the other version of this set. Just that HURP. Back when this came out, and back when I was a significantly (relatively speaking) younger person, I actually wanted this set for the HURP. To me, it provided a wealth of possiblites. You have to remember that this was all from a view that focused exclusively on the playing aspect of Lego. Even now, if I ever came across this piece, I would take, if only just to have a unique piece of Lego history.

Dan :wink: