I got it from a local toy shop yesterday.
Set Name: Prison Carriage Rescue
Set Number: 7949
Date Released: Summer 2010
Price: 9.99 USD, according to S@H, 90 NIS in Israel- about 23 USD!
Resources: S@H, Bricklink, KimT's Review
Great Box art in each and every side. I like the "bricks" seen on the right side of the picture.
Random Instruction Page
Sorry for the bad pictures
The black part always look dark bley in the instructions
Although you can't see it here, the horse helmet and the unicorn horn come in a different hard-to-open-because-it's-made-of-annoying-material bag- maybe these are the parts that are made in China.
it makes sense- thhe box says that some of the parts are made in China, and the horn is a bit softer than the other pieces.
The horse itself comes without a bag, and there is no dreaded sticker sheet- a big relief after a lot of City sets.
Arranged in square(-ish) form:
The spare parts will be shown soon.
Parts of Interest
The wonderful new shields, the 1x1 Cheese Slopes, in pearl gold and in dark green, the plume part and the great parts in the (new?) dark pearl.
I didn't do a close-up of the new helmet piece, but KimT did.
Three great printed torsos, dark pearl weapon and helmet, new helmet piece and printed armored legs- good addition to every MOC, army or collection.
I think that KimT is wrong- he said that the minifig with the red arms belongs to the "Lion" kingdom, and he doesn't have any symbol on his torso- only a chainmail and some belts.
Backprints! Double printed face! (And spare parts on the left side).
The build is simple and easy- you can build it with no instructions. In fact, you can build it with parts that you have without buying the set (from looking on a picture).
An attempt to recreate the scene on the box:
The rear hatch is really "hideous", as KimT said, but this problem can be fixed easily with replacing the light bley holder with 1x2 grey plate and putting the holder above:
If you'll look on the last two pictures, you'll see that the bars prevent the prisoner from sitting properly- he can only stand while pointing to the left or to the right, or as seen in the front sode of the box.
Design: 6/10-For the "hideous" hatch that can be fixed with the 1x2 plate and for the bars thing.
Build: 5/10-Easy and boring.
Parts: 9/10-Great color scheme, unique parts- but some of those are made in China.
Minifigures: 3/10- Great printings, backprints, great heads- but many of my other heads cannot connect with the torsos- they just fall off- and my other heads are connecting, but loosely. (I don't know why, but if it was proper, I would give it 11/10)
Price: 10/10-I wish I could buy it in 10 USD in Israel, but in Israel it gets 0/10.
Total Score: The set I bought gets 23/50, but a proper set bought in the US would get 41. It is (supposed to be) a nice, cheap set with good equipment for minifigs and great minifigures- fun set for kids, but supplementary set for TFOLs and AFOLs- it will probably be good when combined with any other kingdom set (even the one with the jester)
I wrote it as a reply to fred67:
(I quoted myself so you'll know when the qoute ends.
If you combine it with the wizard set, you can make a dragon knight transporting the wizard and again, two raiding lion-knights.
But if you want to buy this set only to combine it with the other Kingdoms sets, you may consider building it from parts of your own, because this set has no parts that doesn't appear in other Kingdoms sets, and if you do not care about the color scheme and the horse helmet, you can build it yourself with no minifigs.
"Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!"
..."I'm not dead yet!"
So, what do you think about this set?
Edited by noname, 21 August 2010 - 10:11 AM.