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Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

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Postby David Girard » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:57 pm

I agree with you Stephen. This set prove that with Lego you can make things in a lot of way.
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:07 pm

Beautiful set, decent model, killer parts. Wht more could a set this size need?

Parts: 7.5/10
Figs/Accessories: 9.5/10 (pitchfork!)
Design (then): 8/10
Design (now): 10/10

Overall Score: 8.75/10
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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:05 pm

A very nice set. Two great guys, a horse and sadle, and most of all a pitchfork! :wink:
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Postby legodude101 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:53 am

small but, useful and a cool one me need
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Postby ed_dotcom » Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:52 am

This set brings back many memories to me. I don't remember the exact Christmas, but I remember getting three of these sets (with the cooresponding set packs) from three different relatives. It was wonderfully designed, and I am happy to say I still have all three :wink: I have also found that the pieces are so common, I have actually made about six more of them in various colors in the past few months...which only adds to the wonder of this set. 10/10 definetly...

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby LegoLord. » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:36 pm

I wish I had this, I love those pitch-forks and one can never have to many forestmen.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby Blego7 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:46 pm

Very nice set. The design of it I believe to be very simple but also very well built. Pitchforks are always welcome. Love the smuggler idea to this. :)
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby elondisc » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:17 pm

A lot of early sets were brightly colored, there was that yellow castle ; ). Maybe they are trying to impersonate gypsies so they used bright colors.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby Tastymuffins » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:34 am

I think it's great that it comes with a saddle! None of the recent castle sets with chariots and carts do. I wish I could have owned this set but it's before my time. I need to buy some forestmen! The pitchfork is soo cool also.. We need more!
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby DerBum » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:10 pm

My brother had this set, I did not. I have always been a fan/advocate for carts in castle. Carts add commerce and mobility to Castle figures who would have to rely on LPCs (leather personnel carriers) otherwise. I enjoyed the Forest Men sub theme a great deal, but the peasant shirt figure was over used (I still have a handful from the Castle Minifigures packs http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6103.html) Still, today I would gladly buy up another handful if they were rereleased (this is one line of only a couple sub themes I would not mind seeing in stores again).

The cart is nice because it is more of a heavy wagon which could be used for larger cargos. I dont mind the colors since the blend in well with other Castle sets from the same time period http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6054.html: notice the blue roof... in a tree, not very stealthy either! The Knights Challenge http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6060.html was among my favorite sets from that time period and the colors were very bold indeed. My opinion, as a child, was that carts were always good for playability. This seems to be borne out by my oldest daughter who really enjoys the carts I build when we play Castle together. Finally, I always considered the forest men to be civilians (just a potentially criminal element), so this makes a nice useful civiliain set.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby Redav » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:51 am

Seeing as though this thread was revived relatively recently (considering it's age) and I only acquired this set on the weekend, I thought I'd chime in.

I only found out about this set in the last year. Whilst there's nothing brilliant about it, I think it's a neat little set that's kinda cute and I'm glad that I have managed to source one. It only came with two of the Forestmen however I was fortunate to have a spare blue Forestman to correct this (to make it match 1680). For me it's one to feature as it is in a scene that's faithful to the original Lego set scale and style. I don't mind the bold blue colour either.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby J_MAN » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:54 am

This is a cool little set. I don't have a copy unfortunately. I wonder why it's called "Crusader's Cart". Considering it doesn't come with any Crusader's.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby architect » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:01 pm

J_MAN wrote:This is a cool little set. I don't have a copy unfortunately. I wonder why it's called "Crusader's Cart". Considering it doesn't come with any Crusader's.


The set was created before the Lion Knights were branded "Crusaders" by LEGO marketing in the USA in 1992.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: Crusader's Cart

Postby J_MAN » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:35 am

architect wrote:
J_MAN wrote:This is a cool little set. I don't have a copy unfortunately. I wonder why it's called "Crusader's Cart". Considering it doesn't come with any Crusader's.


The set was created before the Lion Knights were branded "Crusaders" by LEGO marketing in the USA in 1992.

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Oh, okay. Thanks for the info. :)
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