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How do you rate the set?

  1. 1. Poor (1 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  2. 2. Below Average (2 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  3. 3. Average (4 votes [17.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  4. 4. Above Average (11 votes [47.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  5. 5. Outstanding (5 votes [21.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

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#1 Skipper 24

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:05 PM

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2872 Witch and Fireplace Review
Theme: Fright Knights
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Ever wanted to turn into a animal, wanted to curse your enemy or just wanted to be rich beyond your wildest dreams. You should go visit the Witch and her Fireplace. She can brew you up a potion for any occasion or purpose. So head down to see the Witch right now.

Although this set is from the Fright Knights theme it can easily fit in with any other castle theme due to the lack of specialised Fright Knight parts and printings. The set comes with no astounding parts but looks like the source for our good magician impulse set from the current castle theme. I think I got this as a promo set.

Official Pic. The box art for the set has the standard Fright Knight background and lego system logo followed by the set number. Down the left hand side of the box a cat is attempting a head stand. Also I think this box display the contents of the set in an attractive set up as usual.
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1. The whole set minifigs and all

Here is the witch. On the torso there is a spider amulet which is a little hard to make out due to the low res of the image. The Witches wand is the same as the Bellville fairy wands except in trans red like a lightsaber blade although it is completely useful as a lightsaber. As you have probably noticed the witch has no legs instead she has a slope brick with the dress pattern printed on witch (get it witch-which) looks better than Asajj Ventress' from the new clone wars sets in my opinon. (for this anyway)
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The Fairysaber (new word) duel.
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This is the old run down fireplace of the Witch. At the base there are two smouldering coals instead of fire witch (it's not funny any more is it?) doesn't make that much sense seeming as it is a fireplace. The little triangular brick on top doesn't really do anything I also accidentally put the wrong one on while building, it should be a sloping brick.
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Here are the coals. The old trans orange studs are less translucent than the new ones. I like how they have places them above the main baseplate on a 1x2 plate so they are in line with the rest of the fire place other wise it would look wrong.
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Here is everything else I haven't covered yet, the crystal ball, the pets and the magical potion vial. The crystal ball is identical to the one included with the Good Wizard impulse form the current castle theme. I like the molds for the cat and the bat although if the cat had some yellow printing for the eyes like the white cat had black for the eyes it would be much better. I think the trans green tube things are a little uncommon but I'm not worried about that.
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2. Overall

Build: 6/10 Extremely puzzling and difficult do not attempt alone :tongue: . It's pretty simple but seeming as it has a load of stuff you can move around it is good.
Minifigs: 9/10 I really like the witch and it couldn't have really come with anyone else also it came with the wand which is really good too.
Design: 8/10 It should have come with some fire and maybe some more orange bricks to put at the base.
Parts: 8/10 The minifigure isn't bad nor are the animals or the trans green part.
Price: 10/10 I am guessing this was pretty good. Seeming as I think I got this as a promo I gave it 10 because it was free.
Playability: 7/10 As wth all impulse sets there isn't much here but at least it comes with some animals to have a fight with or give the witch rabies.

Overall: 8/10 If it came with some more stuff for the fire place and the cat was more detailed it would have scored higher but because this set can easily be intergrated with other castle sets it got a mighty 8.

3. Mini comic !

Hocus pocus magic shocus turn my pets into dinosaurs (not to catchy is it?)
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*Poof*
Oh know
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I think I might drink my magical potion
glug glug glug
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Oh! my
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#2 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:46 PM

Thank you very much for this review, Skipper 24! :thumbup:

I voted for Outstanding since this set is a little but very lovely set. I really  :wub: it (although I don't own it yet :cry_sad: ) since it's very similar to today's Impulse sets: a minifig and some nice additional stuff. :thumbup: And I like the black cat which gives the set a more gloomy atmosphere.
Hopefully TLG will include a black cat and a chimney like in this set in the new advent calendar, too. :sceptic:


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#3 Lego12

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:52 PM

I chose above average. It has a great minifigure.... :wub:  I wish I had it....someday I will! :classic:
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#4 KimT

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:16 PM

You already know how I feel about the review.
As for the set, I'm not entirely sure.
It's a fine witch, but you've already gotten her in the Witch's Windship and a few other sets.
I vote average on this.
A good minifig (though one does not have the need for more than one witch) and some fine additional parts.
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#5 WhiteFang

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:37 AM

This is a very good review, no doubt about it.  :wink:

About this set, this is a cheap way to buy this set with a witch and some nifty accessories such as the black cat. In fact, I think this is the first time I had ever seen a black cat. It's simple, but not very useful in my collection. Because other Fright Knight sets also offer the witches too. I don't need many witches. Overall, I feel that this is an average set.

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#6 Shoc

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:23 AM

Yay, another Fright Knights review!
Odd comic at the end.  :tongue:

View PostSkipper 24, on Sep 1 2008, 07:05 PM, said:

Ever wanted to turn into a animal, wanted to curse your enemy or just wanted to be rich beyond your wildest dreams. You should go visit the Witch and her Fireplace. She can brew you up a potion for any occasion or purpose. So head down to see the Witch right now.
Sounds like a song or nursery rhyme, somehow.  :laugh:

Anyway, to the review, it is a great review, such a small set but you've summed it up well. This is one of the few unpromo Fright Knight sets I didn't get, sadly. Not 'sadly' because of Willa the Witch, I have about four of her, but the special cat, and the other bits (one can never have too many Lego bats). I voted the set outstanding, I think it is for its size.  :sweet:

View PostKimT, on Sep 1 2008, 08:16 PM, said:

You already know how I feel about the review.
Good or bad feelings?

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Edited by Shoc, 02 September 2008 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the cool review! :thumbup:
As for the set: a witch, a bat and a black cat!!!  :thumbup: That's more than enough for such a small set!

#8 KimT

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for the review Skipper.
I've added it to the Review Index
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#9 UsernameMDM

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:07 PM

For some strange reason, this is my favorite Lego castle set.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:08 AM

I voted "average" think the Minifig and black cat are great.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:55 AM

View PostUsernameMDM, on Sep 29 2008, 10:07 PM, said:

For some strange reason, this is my favorite Lego castle set.
You're damn right, that is strange :laugh:
Why is this your favourite?
Please explain, I'd love to find that out :classic:
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:54 PM

View PostKimT, on Sep 30 2008, 12:55 AM, said:

You're damn right, that is strange :laugh:
Why is this your favourite?
Please explain, I'd love to find that out :classic:

Haha!  I wish I could.  Well, I like small sets, and this is, aside from the Fright Knight's Flying Machine, comes in the smallest Lego box I have seen.  I just like the look and story feel of the set.  I wish Lego put out more sets like this and the 3075 Ninja Master's Boat.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

:laugh:
Ok, I see.
Actually they still make those small boxes.
The Duracell promotionals are released in them.
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