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Weekly Set Review: Catapult Crusher

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Postby Jansen » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:24 pm

The reason I like this set is because it brings back memories. This was my first Castle set! The actual set isn't that great, but I do like the figure, and the sword and barrel are nice too. Overall I'd say about a 7.5/10 :|
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Postby Spongey » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:28 pm

It's okay. It gives a good weapons selection, but the catapult itself is not amazing. I do like the greatsword that the guy's carrying. I think I had one, and then lost it somewhere. :(
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Postby Damien » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:38 pm

Unlike a lot of posters here, I think this is a great set. The one-piece catapult arm may not be great for anything else, but it works really well -as- a catapult arm, and in my opinion looks better than the brick-built ones. BURPS aren't so bad when used sparingly.

Further, I strongly feel this is TLG's best catapult. Solid wheels, a low-sitting design, chunky enough to be believable, etc. Just overall a great design, and much better than older designs that preceeded it.
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Postby Patron of the lego » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:58 pm

I catapult that is durable and bulky. Hey at least it works!
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Postby wunztwice » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:09 pm

Hmm, definaely NOT my favorite set ever. I do really like the torso, and an extra barrel is always good, but as far as the set design and piece inventory go this is not a winner in my book.
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Postby kelderic » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:59 pm

I don't like the design, but it has great pieces. The big wheels, and the minifig are great.

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Postby fuzzy » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:24 pm

im gessing a 4.5 Because of the horrible design but it is saved by the fig and weapons.
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Postby bannear » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:44 pm

I like the colection of weapons, and think the remaining parts could be well used for other things - ox carts, ice cream factories, .... :wink:

It could use at least one more fig with it.

I would never have bought this just for the payability factor, but my son and his friends like this one.

If it was ever re-released, I would only buy it if it was a very low price, and then primarily as MOC fodder.

I am sure I have seen some deals on these at the used catapult lot down the road ...

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Postby Lord Felix » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:50 am

Eh. Eh. Ok set. Ok torso. It's ok.
Not really else to say. The torso looks good for a villager, and the barrel is always nice, but these sets just didn't work for me. KKI just wasn't my thing.
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Postby C0M3_GeT_5OME » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:17 am

I have this set but the only reason i got it was cause i got it cheap otherwise i might not of got it at all. The minifig is not too bad but i think the assortment of weapons is the only thing making this set worth while.
I think the set design was really bad and nowhere near as good as 6030 which was 1 of the first sets i ever got back in '85. This set definitly needed another minifig to make it a decent set
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Postby LegoHobo » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:01 am

I by chance have this set and dislike it. Sure It's got some useful pieces and sure it has a varity of weapons, but thats it. I mean the wheels have eqaul mass to the catapault. Come on "Lego" spend a few more bucks and ad more pieces onto it.
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Postby PunkRockCowboy » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:43 pm

Is it just me or has Lego developed an obsession with catapults as time has gone on? Unfortunately, as quantity has increased, quality has decreased.
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