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Review: 852271 Knights Battle Pack


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#1 Erdbeereis

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:50 AM

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Is your knight army feeling short? Do your knights get consistently run over by the skeletons? If so, this is the set for you!


852271 Knights Battle Pack
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Set Info
Set Name: 852271 Knights Battle Pack
Theme: Castle
Released: 2008
Price: USD 12.99-GBP 6.49-EUR 9.95
Minifigs: 5


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Packaging
The figs come in a plastic box with a slide out tray. To open, you slide out a tab on the bottom, and pull the tray out.
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The Weapons
One plus of this set is the good weapon selection. You get a whopping 5 shields, a spear, a lance, acrossbow,  a pointed lance thing and a lovely chrome sword :wub:
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Minifigures
Now the main focus of this set, the figs! One thing that's nice here is that you get a good selection of different knights. The figs are quite nice, with different faces and helmets for almost every one.
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Minifig Backsides!
I really like the archer's quiver.
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Two sided head
The Archer has a scared head on the other side.
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And now, the ratings!


Price: 6/10 (Certainly a bit overpriced. It should have been $10. The Star Wars battle packs have only 1 less fig plus some parts for $5 less)
Parts: 8/10 (No bricks, but a nice selection of weapons)
Minifigs 9/10 (The figs are great)


Overall: 23/30
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Even with a bigger army, the poor knights are no match for modern technology...
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Summary
Even though the pack is a bit overpriced, it is still great for increasing your army's size. I would get this set if you are a Castle fan looking to expand your army, otherwise don't worry if you pass on this set.


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#2 WhiteFang

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:22 AM

Very good review!  :thumbup:

I enjoyed reading this. I want to buy these battlepacks. Until now, my country has not re-stocked these battlepacks. I wonder will they ever arrived again. I want to build massive armies with this outstanding battlepack set. Hope it will arrived soon.

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#3 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:51 PM

Nice review, which reminds me I must order some more of these battle packs at some point. Are you going to also review the skelton battlepack?

Also I hope this is a start of a running joke about castle sets being stomped by SW sets  :laugh:
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#4 Francis Marion

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:39 PM

I love this battlepack! :cry_happy: I bought two last time I went to Legoland California, and it certainly gave the knights a good variety of new troops.

However, I have one complaint, and that is the guy with the lance. I am wondering why he has a lance while fighting on foot. If TLG really wanted to give him a lance, they should have given him a horse.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:46 PM

Great review of a neat way to bulk up your castle guards and their associated weapons and shields. I hope we continue to see sets like this in the future, they have to be a good money maker for TLG and they always please the fans. :thumbup:

View PostFrancis Marion, on Sep 2 2008, 10:39 AM, said:

they should have given him a horse
... with that lovely new barding. Nobody would complain about the price then, even if it was $15.

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#6 The Cobra

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:33 PM

Great set, but with two HUGE cons.
- Availabilty: only on S@H? Well, surely not in Italian stores.
- Why are the figures already built? Are today's kids SO dumb? Let's go back to those old minifig packs!
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:28 PM

I've been thinking about buying this. I haven't bought any Castle sets since KK2. Plus I really need that scared face.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:31 AM

View PostImperialShadows, on Sep 2 2008, 08:46 AM, said:

... with that lovely new barding. Nobody would complain about the price then, even if it was $15.

I sure wouldn't... especially if it was the silver chainmail barding. :classic:

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:46 AM

View PostThe Cobra, on Sep 2 2008, 11:33 AM, said:

- Why are the figures already built? Are today's kids SO dumb? Let's go back to those old minifig packs!

Probably to reduce the size/complexity of the package, thus, saving TLC money. I don't see it being a big deal as customization is always an option.

Concerning the set: Not much to say other than it does what it's suppose to do: build up one's army of knights. The variance of faces and accessories are great. I especially love the chrome sword. The price isn't bad either since the package comes with five nice figs and some great equipment.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:13 PM

I was going to get this, but when i rang up S&H, apparently they'd sold out already. Price is a little on the steep side as well, and i can only see it going up on sites such as amazon as the number of people wanting them goes up, which it will it it's anything based on the star wars battle packs.
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:02 PM

After reading your review I might buy me one of these.
At first I thought it was quite useless, but I must admit that your review kinda changes my mind on this BP.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

How were you able to get three small shields. I only got two in mine. I am going to check the trash just in case.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:27 PM

View PostSWMAN, on Oct 6 2008, 07:27 AM, said:

How were you able to get three small shields. I only got two in mine. I am going to check the trash just in case.
I think it only comes with two. The extra one probably slipped in from another set.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

And another great review from one of our Academy teachers, I always look forward reading them !
I think the Battlepacks for Castle are a great initiative from TLC. I like this one, but also the one with the Skellies, you get some different looking soldiers and a few weapons and shields, so that's cool. The low prices make it so that most people could build a large army/battle if they want to.
A big  :thumbup:  for your review and another  :thumbup:  for TLC for making these.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:42 PM

I think this battle pack is a little expensive, but the minifig ,their heads and weapons and stuff are very very nice! but because of the price, I'll rate it " average" ^^
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:42 PM

I love this set. I bought one when I went to the Lego Store at Downtown Disney, and went home and bought another online. I love that it gives you a variety of weapons and figures. I like using the Bowl Helmet guy to man my catapults and crossbows.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:19 AM

Great review! I still don't plan on getting this set. :classic: I want to get more important stuff like the new Medieval Market... :wub:

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:37 PM

It's an ok set, but it's extremely overpriced where I live.  I simply couldn't justify paying $17.99 +tax for 5 minifigs.  The fact that these figures are featured prominantly in other sets makes this set a difficult purchase.  Given the price, I find it hard to look at this set with much enthusiasm.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:54 PM

it's way to expansive for what you get, besides you pay more for the package then its containts...  :thumbdown:
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:53 AM

I like your review on this battle pack. But I think that this battle pack was over priced. $12 for this? I am not paying that much for 5 knights.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:01 PM

Dear all,

I found this to be a very usefull army building set.
At 2 euro per minifig it is relatively cheap in my book, so i bought 4 battle packs recently.
Although, it could be difficult to integrate all of them in your army.
Personally, I reshuffled some of the weapons as to integrate them better.
But that is a personal preference ofcourse.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:26 PM

Yeah I have to admit, you expect it to be wayyy cheaper since:

A. No packaging to pay for(baggies and such)
B. No liscensing fees(like SW)

So why isn't this set a better deal than SW battlepack? Don't look at me, look at TLC(he he it rhymed) :tongue:



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