Review: Set 7090, Crossbow Attack
Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:12 PM
Set Name: Crossbow Attack
Set Number: 7090
Price: 5.99USD, 3.99 EUR, 7.99 CDN
Legoshop.com description: Ready, aim, fire!It's a battle of brave knights against the evil skeleton rider! Includes 2 knights, skeleton and a skeleton horse! Rolling wagon has a launcher that really fires!
Now, On to The Review!
As you can see, the front of the box illustrates the set very nicely, showing the skeleton warrior attacking and the knights firing their crossbow.
The Back of the box shows a small battle happening between a knight and a skeleton, as well as the main feature of the set, the firing crossbow (more on that later.)
Not much to say here, its the same as the front of the box.
The Back of The Instructions
This merely shows pictures of other sets in the castle line.
Random Instruction page
This set does not use piece callouts to tell you what parts you will need in each step. However, the set is so small you should never have trouble finding a piece.
This is the main reason I bought this set. You get two knights, one with a standard helmet, and the other one with a new mold. You also get a skeleton warrior.
The set comes with a skeleton horse that looks great. However, it is a single molded piece that has no articulation.
Close-up of the Warrior riding his horse
Here you see the brave skeleton riding in on his...ah......er......um......noble steed!
For Minifigure Accessories, you get an axe, a skeleton sword, and a skeleton shield.
I was left with one skeleton arm and one leg when I was finished the build.
The Crossbow Wagon
and now, to the main part of the set, the crossbow wagon. It is really just a plate with some whells attached and a lot of those cheese wedge pieces to create the track for the projectile.
This view shows the mechanism that makes the crossbow fire. It is powered by a rubber band. You pull back on a technic piece, which creates tension in the elastic band. When you let go, the elastic pushes the piece forward, which in turn hits the projectile and makes it fire! It works fairly well, but I would have prefered it fired farther.
The Skeleton charges at his adversaries!
The knights prepare to counterattack!
Build: 10/10 The build is simple, easy and quick.
Set design: 7/10 The crossbow could have worked a bit better.
Playability: 8/10 The crossbow is fun to shoot.
Minifigs: 10/10 It doent get much better than this. I love that domed helmet mold!
Price: 8/10 The set is very affordable and worth the price.
Overall, this is a great set and a solid army builder. You get three minifigures for a fair price and the crossbow wagon adds some much-needed playability. I bought two of these to bolster my army and to stock up on those rare domed helmet pieces. Basically, get this set! Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope you liked it!
Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:04 AM
Thank you for the review and the other review concerning The Knight, of which I hope to buy in the near future as it looks like it comes with a great deal of goodies. The weapon rack is useful, too.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:10 AM
Great review, by the way, it captured the key elements of this fantastic small set.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:51 AM
One more small comment. I also love those domed helmets, even if they aren't actually new. My favorite of them all, being followed up by the racer helmet.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:47 AM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:55 AM
I've experienced that problem too. I find my knights outnumber my skellies about 3:1.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:08 PM
It's so hard to perforate the lungs or pierce the heart on a skeleton with a spear or crossbow bolt, isn't it?
A great set with a reasonable price.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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