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Weekly Set Review: Sea Serpent

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Postby Silent Arrow » Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:44 pm

An awesome set indeed.... Beautiful design and good selection of colors....
But I disagree that the figures are excellent. I never liked the gray leggings, and three of the figures have them... Especially the black falcons with gray leggings and gray helmets (the archer) are ugly....But this is a minor weakness in an impressive set.....
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Postby Norro » Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:55 pm

I always liked this set, though as a child I could never figure out how the black knights related to the falcons; some sort of anti-crusader joint venture perhaps?

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Postby howie » Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:19 pm

I think this is a pretty cool set. I love the way the ship is built. And it comes with Black Knight's AND Black Falcons, that's always a plus. Althought i was quite small when most of these sets came out and never had a chance to get one, i'll always keep my eyes open for one of these.

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Postby Duke_Dave » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:06 pm

Finally a set I onced owned! As said, A very awesome set! Love all the figs., sail, and I still have the hull and fortiacation pieces, from the original.

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Postby Loneranger » Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:24 am

Man, I remember drooling over this set while looking at the LEGO books and magazines. I must have asked my mom a 100 times if I could buy this set.

I finally got the parts for it in a box of LEGO I bought from Ebay.

Great set, 5/10

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Postby rogue27 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:09 pm

I have two at least partial copies of this set that came in two separate lots I obtained in the past couple years. I should build one of them sometime.

This looks like a nice set. Once again showing the glory of the old days when the $20 sets included much more than two minifigs.

Sadly, this was the last Black Falcon set, and I never picked it up because my dark age was beginning.

I saw an MISB copy of this set go on eBay for almost $50 on Friday, so this set certainly has it's share of fans.

TLC once again demonstrated their inability to remain consistent within their own product lines, especially where Black Falcons are concerned. Ah well.

This is the fourth and last boat TLC ever produced if my memory is correct. I guess medieval boats as a sub-theme isn't very popular. (Just like the boats in WarCraft II did not return in WarCraft III.)

Despite it's flaws, this was still a great set due to the number of figs and the uniqueness of it.

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Postby porschecm2 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:32 am

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Postby Croaker » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:46 pm

This is the first set I purchased in bulk. I remember getting some as cheap as $9 at the time. I still have at least 3 of these ships left unopened. It is a great source of knights and a good model on its own.
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Postby architect » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:47 pm

Thank you for the scans Cm2. I appreciate it very much. This means I will have to update a few archive pages ;) If anyone else has older shop at home catalogs and would like to scan them for archive purposes, please shoot me a pm or email ( ) Thanks!

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Postby Webrain » Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:53 pm

Chris, thanks alot for the scanning, great to see them

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Postby jwcbigdog » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:50 pm

Finally, a set that I actually own!!!

I have always really liked this one, great playability, especially with some of the other possibilities. You can take those blue turret pieces and make a nice little tower for the crew of your ship to assault if you want, or just build according to the directions and still have a great model. Great figs, great weapons, great design, and very unique. I have to give it a 10/10.

Looking at that catalog scan is a little sad, you have some great sets in the first link, then the downfall begins with the next. Thanks for the memories Cm2.
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Postby ottoatm » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:57 pm


Look at those prices!!


Anyway... cool scans ~ brings back memories! Really cool to see that again.
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Postby kajo163 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:57 pm

It's one of the best. I meen looka at the design, the accesories and let's not forget the fig count.

It's great!

Still looking for that Black Knight harbour though;)

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Postby LusiferSam » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:04 am

Over all I think this is a good set. The figure count is good and I like the mini figures that come with it. The design of the ship leaves something to be desired. As a kid I have Black Falcon and the Black Knights fighting together against the forestmen or lion knights. And this set only reinforced that idea.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Sea Serpent

Postby Teherean » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:32 am

Wonderful set It once formed the beginning of my Black Falcon collection. Great boat design as well. Much better than with the prefab boat pieces of current sets.
10/10. great price, pieces and figs.
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