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Postby David Girard » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:04 pm

Yes it's true. Without armor the head look very heavy ! It's kind of cartoon.

So it's no a joke. The warrior look strange with the addition of a 1x2 brick. He has short legs.
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Postby Formendacil » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:15 pm

This set deserved to be revisited ages ago... Look at all those positive comments!

I really have nothing to add. As noted, a horse, weapons, fully armoured fig, dragon plumes in one, cheap set is a killer deal. If these were around again, I'd easily buy ten in one go. And then more. And more....

(Are you listening, TLC?)

Parts: 7.5/10
Playability: 7.5/10
Figs/Accessories: 9.5/10
Design (then): 9.5/10
Design (now): 9.5/10
Nostalgia: 9/10

Overall Score: 8.75/10
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Postby The Hordesman » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:37 pm

I thought I had about 10... looking back, to be more sure I had about 12. Me father bought these cheap for 1$ per knight, hoho!

The only things that could be better was a barding and a brown horse in my opinion, but those are luxuries. :wink:
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Postby bannear » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:48 pm

I would love to have a dozen or more of these - but right now only have 1 :cry:
Great set 10/10.
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Postby ed_dotcom » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:33 am

I was lucky to score 15 of these on clearance for 59 cents apiece many years ago in a local Target store. That was back when I lived in California, in a virtual 'black-hole' of LEGO collecting... I got so many sets on clearance because no one ever bought LEGO in the stores there... ahh those were the days... but about the set, what can I say, I have 18 of them now & I absolutely love them! I hope that TLC makes another set like this (and as cheap as it was initially)...

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Postby Horak the Great » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:37 pm

This was one of the first Lego sets I had purchased after my 1st Dark Age; it reminded of me of how really neat some Lego sets are. Very nice. The armor... The helmet... Need I say more? Barding would have been nice.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:07 pm

I just dug through my insrtuction and I have 33 for this set. It was a great one to be sure. Can't we have more please?
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Postby wunztwice » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:42 pm

This was one I've had since I was a kid. I wish I would have bought more. I was an awsome army builder. Look at all the great little armor and weapon parts that come in such a small set!!!
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Postby Spongey » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:27 pm

Great to stock your army, and also to build up cavalry. With the crossbow, shield, horse, and two swords, its definitely a great LEGO set to get in bulk.
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Postby Coatsy » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:11 am

Great set, This is the type of knight that I love. The pointed visor and the grey plate armor. This is solid set. I finally got another one of these bad boys off of E-Bay. It made my day when the package arrived.

Also to answer an earlier question,

Super Knight can = Heavy Cavalry.
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Postby Lonan » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:17 am

They just don't quite make 'em like this anymore. But they could. Maybe they will.

I've really got nothing to add, except I don't have one, but I would really like one...or ten.
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Postby supernova » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:57 pm

Has this since I was a kid.. 2 in fact. an excellent addition to my army. if i were older I would have gotten a lot more! :)
10/10 IMO
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Postby Athos » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:01 pm

Sorry to keep adding replies over and over (its a pretty slow day at work)...

Anyhow, I'm really digging the new format. It looks as if Lego is moving back towards the diorama pictures, from the catalogs of old. Definately a step forward, or is that backwards... well whatever way, its in the right direction.

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Postby g2 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:15 pm

This set is one of the main reasons, I had switched from space to castle (many, many years ago). I absolutely loved the armor and visor – my first ever knight. I bought several of these sets, and even though I would have preferred my knights to be all gray in color, this guy was absolutely stunning.

I think I still have 2 boxes in unopened mint condition.

Rating: 9/10
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Postby Patron of the lego » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:02 pm

One of the first sets I ever got off bricklink. At first I thought it is rather expensive set none the less. But on the other hand I bought two due to the armor and weapons. I wish I bought more, since I now know it is a exellent deal, not a ripoff.
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