This set came out in 1985 while on 1984 6061 http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6061
already included 2 black castle wall pieces.
Still it is true that they weren't too common.
Thanks Yaron. I made a mistake but now I have changed the main page description.
I think you meant to say that 5 horses is the most in any other LEGO set ever (not just in Castle).
Other themes exist?
Yes, this is true as far as I know.
rogue wrote:A few comments about this thread first:
I think putting the price is important in judging a set. For example, the $3 price tag is what makes "Supply Wagon" so good, while the $90 price tag is what makes the KK2 castle even worse than it already is. If it was $50, I think we would like it for parts anyway.
I still disagree. Comparing prices can be valid but only if they are adjusted. A three dollar set in 1984 will not be $3 today. We can not expect that. Since 1984, the largest castles of the larger theme have always cost more than $50 - from the King's Castle at $52.75 to the current KK2 castle. (Black Falcon castles cost less but were smaller in piece count than the King's Castle) In my opinion, we should expect better designs from LEGO and not to have their prices cut in half.
I believe what makes 6010 "Supply Wagon" so good is its pieces, design, and play value
, not its price tag twenty years ago. Set reviews should be on the set itself, not its price. Otherwise we will spend time talking about monetary value, like Antiques Roadshow, and not the play value of a toy.
Perhaps we should start a separate thread so we are not off topic in this one.
My set review:
Prisoner Convoy is an excellent set. To me it did not look very good from photo's. But once I actually owned one, I really enjoyed the construction (especially the back latch) and the playability of the set. Just with the five horses and 4 figures a child can have "hours of fun." As mentioned by several others, the subset models are also good.