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Weekly Set Review: Witch's Fireplace

Postby architect » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:39 pm

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This week’s set is 2872 Witch's Fireplace.

Witch's Fireplace was released in 1998 for the Fright Knights. Willa the witch casts spells with a crystal ball next to her fireplace. Various accessories are included along with a black cat and a bat.

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Postby Formendacil » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:44 pm

Well, this set seems to have been SLIGHTLY better designed than similarly sized Fright Knight sets of the same era, but the fact that it has Willa, and not a soldier, really wrecks any reason for me to get this set.

Parts: 5/10
Playability: 4.5/10
Figs/Accessories: 3/10 (an all-time low...)
Design (then): 5.5/10
Design (now) 6/10

Overall Score: 4.8/10
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Postby Jojo » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:57 pm


This set is excellent for parts. You can't have too many black 75° slopes. And even if you dislike Willa the Witch her skirt is a useful black slope as well.


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Postby Robin Hood » Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:13 pm

Well I never knew of this set before. I looks ok. I has a black cat, a bat (you can never have enough of those) and well its ok.

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Postby Webrain » Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:42 pm


Bought 3 cause I needed the black 1x2x3 slops, for a small set really nice parts, as a set it's as always with those small ones pure crap

Score: 8/10

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I has a black cat, a bat (you can never have enough of those)

Have enough of those :lol:
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Postby rogue27 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:23 pm

It was a $2 set, and for that price it is a good parts pack. I wish it included the witch's cape, and a head that didn't look stupid, but you can't have everything I suppose.

I wish they still made small simple sets like this.
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:39 pm

i never saw this set, or i probably would have gotten it. If you ditch the head, she makes a decent witch, and I have yet to have a cat.
got enough bats though.
there are some other useful parts in there too.

guess it depends on the price..
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Postby porschecm2 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:37 pm

Hmm...if I found it for a good price, I might pick up a few. For the most part though, I would say that's not too great a set. I'd give it a 4/10.

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Postby The Brick Rat » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:33 am

Like Jojo and others have said, a nice little parts pack. And if LEGO had built this on a 6x6 or 8x8 plate, it would be a vignette. :)

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Postby J1A3L5 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:37 am

I have this set,

The set itself is...well...useless? It just doesn't do anything for me.

As mentioned, the parts are cool: Especially the barrel, cat, bat, black triple 1x2 slope, and 4x4 grey plate.

I'd give the set a 5.5/10, probably.
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Postby jwcbigdog » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:15 pm

I wasn't really collecting when this one came out, Fright Knights kinda ruined LEGO for me. The parts look decent enough, but not good enough for me to but it just for that. My opinion, this is one of the worst sets to be posted in this forum in a while. 4/10
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Postby kajo163 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:00 pm

Never saw this seems small to me, even for a 2$ (~2SEK) one.

It's a nice fireplace, come to think of it. It looks a little like the one I built in to my inn.

Maybe, then I would have bought it...But just maybe.

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Postby Luís » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:21 pm

I have it.
And, I, suporting by being a kid that grown with Fright Knights, I loved this set.
I'll give it a 9/10.
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Postby Longbowmen » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:08 pm

That was one of my first lego sets....
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