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Weekly Set Review: Night Lord's Castle

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Postby ottoatm » Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:08 am

Sir Kohran wrote:6090 was a proud, warm castle that was the centre of the Royal King's power, a bastion of hope in the land. With the lion flags, the Royal Knight figs, and the King himself, the set was full of power.

6097, in stark contrast, was a forlorn, cold citadel that was a place of fear and darkness for the Royal Knights. With the bat flags, all the reds and blacks, and the desolate, rocky backgrounds, the set really looked imposing.


Your right! I always thought this about the two sets, but I never would have thought to point that out - you did so very well - really captured the feeling of the two castles.
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Postby Damien » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:26 am

I'd love to get it. But I can't afford to blow 100 bucks on Bricklink right now (+20% since I'd be paying with Canadian dollars).

I'm buying a house, so my LEGO purchases have to be under the 20 dollar mark, and far between even then!
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Postby bannear » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:39 am

I like this set for the pieces it offers. Not to keen on the design, but everyone has discussed that.
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Postby Nick » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:31 am

Well, I suppose it's quite good for parts, especially custom, but I wouldn't ruin it by turning it into brick fodder, instead I modified the design, improved it, and it's great! I always improve Lego sets with spare bricks I have.
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Postby Damien » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:42 pm

On the other hand, Nick, you can't -have- any useful spare pricks unless you sacrifice some sets to the Gods of Brick Fodder. Unless you spend ludicrous amounts of money at Bricklink just buying piece by piece.
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Postby Nick » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:17 pm

Damien wrote:On the other hand, Nick, you can't -have- any useful spare pricks unless you sacrifice some sets to the Gods of Brick Fodder. Unless you spend ludicrous amounts of money at Bricklink just buying piece by piece.

You could buy dublicate sets, and turn them into fodder, keeping one intact.
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Postby Damien » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:19 pm

Certainly. But the fact still remains, some sets will inevitably become brick fodder.
Whether you have more than one of the set isn't the point. ;)
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Photos of the set

Postby Nick » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:15 pm

Here are some photos of my Bat lord's castle, with several modifications I've made. Does anyone spot the modifications?

Overall: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Miros ... verall.jpg

Second floor: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Miros ... _floor.jpg

The throne hall: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Miros ... e_hall.jpg

The very tall tower: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Miros ... _tower.jpg

And one of its sides: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Miros ... indows.jpg
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Postby Maedhros » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:43 pm

Certainly looks better than the original set. No big gaping holes or anything stupid like that. Good job ;)
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Postby Patron of the lego » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:05 pm

It is a okay set, I guess but why holes in the walls 5/10, on the other hand it has good pieces!
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Postby Spongey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:34 pm

Surprisingly okay set for the Fright Knight theme. The colouration and design are not half bad. The fig count is okay, but I agree with the problem with the lack of enemy figs.
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Postby Username » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:52 pm

This is one I wish I would have owned. Cool tower/multiple levels, love the arches. It's just about the only cool Fright Knights sets there is (aside from the Witch's Fireplace).

10/10
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Postby Horak the Great » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:31 am

When this came out, I bought 3 of them and made my 'dark/evil/black knight' castle. Expanded it but basically used the concept of the the original castle with central pillared hallway, tall tower in the back etc. I like this castle set, although compared to a 6086, a 6085, or a 6090 it isn't very impressive. Good for parts and has my favorite type of dragon made by Lego.

I'd give this set an 8/10.
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Postby Luís » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:44 am

20/10. 5000 thumbs up (gotta get some mutagenic antidote for too many arms)!
This is actually my favourite castle.
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Postby Blue Monarch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:56 am

This castle began my dark ages. I'll never forget the fact that I was waiting for the "new" castle line and when I got the catalogue, I about died. Horrid!

In retrospect, it isn't too bad. It actually looks a bit like a castle and the parts were great. the inverted roof slopes made their first appearance with these sets, but you could get them with the Fright Knight's wagon.

The parts were terrific, but I wasn't about to buy this set just to get them.
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