Hello all Eurobricks members,
I will be doing the second wave of the 2008 Impulse set series, which had released recently. I bought this set earlier ago, and will like to share this comprehensive review with everyone of you.
Name: Troll Warrior
Theme: LEGO System / Castle
An image of a 5618, Troll Warrior
Let the march begin
The mighty brave troll warrior, carrying a dangerous cart equipped with a "flick" fire missile. Marching into the lands of the Crown Kingdom. Crown Knights must be ready for this new troll addition.
From what I see, this set has a very minimum piece count since it's an impulse set. There is no unique parts found in this set. However, this set has a couple of useful accessories, such as 2 spears and 2 wooden wheels and a grey mouse running around. This set is another alternative for Castle Army builders to buy multiple sets, to build a massive Troll armies.
In addition, the flick missile really works. Use a little bit of force from your finger and flick it, the missile will fly. Well, it certainly does not impress me at all with such playing feature.
Base of the cart
There is one thing I dislike about this set. The wooden wheels are too big, and it is the same as the ones in the Crossbow attack. I prefer the smaller wheels that exist in old castle sets that produced smaller cart. Since this cart size is similar to the old cart size.
The old wizard's cart is a very good example of the proposed wheel.
Bits and Pieces
Close-up on the warrior and the mouse
Playability: 5.5/10 (The playability feature is not fanastic.)
Design: 6.5/10 (Design is adequate. If the wheels is much smaller and the flicking thing disappear, the score will be much higher)
Price: 8/10 (An inexpensive set to get a troll warrior and a mouse.)
Overall: 6/10 (To conclude, this set is good only for army builders. A new range of millitary vehicle to be added. That's all)
Hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Critics are strongly welcomed.
Pictures can be found in My Brickshelf (When moderated)
Edited by KimT, 10 August 2008 - 01:29 PM.