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Weekly Set Review: Dungeon Hunters

Postby architect » Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:54 pm

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This week’s set is 6042 Dungeon Hunters.

Dungeon Hunters, released in 1990, is a paddy wagon for the Crusaders. It comes with an armored knight, a driver, a forestman prisoner, and accessories.

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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:46 pm

This is a fantastic set! You get a Euro armored fig, horse, cart, forestmen, and a crusader. A really awesome set. 9.9/10.(Could have used another shield.)
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Postby Duke_Dave » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:47 pm

Hey I think this looks like a great set. However, I have never owned it. But it looks great, 1 fully outfitted knight is the best part. :lol: the wagon +2soilders+2 horses= A great set
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Postby jamitjames » Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:08 pm

This a nice set, all the things the other pepole have said, plus four brown weels :) 9/10.
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Postby Formendacil » Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:02 pm

Like so many Castle sets (most of the them actually), this is an awesome set.

One of the three (I believe) Euro -armoured Crusader knights, comes with two horses, a soldier, a Forestman. Works out to a great set.

Parts: 7.5/10 Nothing spectacular
Playability: 9/10
Figs/Accessories: 9/10 (Euro armour, you know)
Design (then): 7.5/10
Design (now): 8/10
Nostalgia: 8/10

Overall score: 8.17/10 (B+)

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Postby rogue27 » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:19 pm

I really liked this one when it came out. Again, I wish I had more money when I was younger because I only have one of these.

I loved that it came with a forestman, which is my favorite faction. A fully armored crusader and a cart to go with it. Excellent stuff all around.

As usual, I'm not one for handing out numerical ratings, but this is a great set. Nothing legendary, but, for it's size and purpose, it did it's part well.

Oh, I know what it is missing... There isn't a back-story involving knights who shoot lightning out of their swords... how can a castle set be complete without that?
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Postby wlister » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:21 pm

Everyone else has pointed out what makes this a great little set and it certainly is a great little set. But when I look at that poor white horse struggling to pull the big heavy wagon, all I can think is ouch. The other cart in this size 6055 Prisoner Convoy had four horses pulling the cart. This cart should have had at least two horses pulling the cart. That said, it is still a great set and I give it a 9/10 then and a 15/10 compared to sets today.

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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:21 pm

DIE CRUSADERS! :twisted:

Poor Forestman, poor, poor Forestman... :cry:

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Anyway, I think I might have this set, but I am not sure...it looks really good from what I can tell from the picture. Two horses, one good guy, two bad guys (bias, I know :D ), euro armor and brown wheels. The other parts are nothing outstand, but very usable.

8/10 back then, 11/10 now a days with KK2.
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Postby Webrain » Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:55 pm

I bought this set in 1990 only a few monthes after it came out to the stores. It was the biggest wagon after 6055. One point that Will mantioned that it could have used another horse to pull it. Basiclly the set design is nice, I was very fond of the jail doors back then. When I bought it I was dispointed because a little misunderstanding which that I thought it had a crossbow and of course it didn't (I know crossbow nowadays are something pretty common but it was 1990 - the year they invented them and I didn't have any). The knight is great of course and another forestman can always come in handy although it's really the common one. Overall it looks good. I have one of this sets from 1990 and hopefully I'll get my 2nd one in about 2 weeks :D

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Postby Snoopy » Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:24 am

I have this set! It's great. The cart is especially well-designed.
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:50 am

As has already been pointed out, great set! I still use it in it's original form as a prisoner transport. *sigh* those were the days my friends, those were the days...
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Postby kajo163 » Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:20 pm

Hey this looks really good, but why on earth is it called dungeon hunters??
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Postby DawnCrusader » Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:04 pm

This set is... well everyone already said it! :D
I wish I had at least a Knight like that... it's the perfect Lion / Crusader Knight in my opinion!

I still couldn't understand why would the seemingly good Crusaders wage war against the seemingly good Forestmen :/
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Postby Robin Hood » Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:53 pm

This is a great set 10/10. It has three great deals, two horses, the "knight", the wheels, everything. great set. :wink:
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Postby architect » Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:04 pm

Hey this looks really good, but why on earth is it called dungeon hunters


It is called dungeon hunters because the knight and cart driver are hunting for outlaws to place in the king's dungeon.

My review:

Dungeon Hunters is great because of the nice basic color scheme, good cart design, and great minifigures. Although the red "robin hood" figure is in almost every set with a forestman. Perhaps a rarer forest fig would have been nice.

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