Hello all Eurobricks members and Castle collectors,
The Black Dragon is on the loose! Yes, Cedric from the Black Bulls Kingdom has decided to adopt a Dragon Squadron to form its attack formation, fighting against the Dragon Masters and Lion Kingdom which led by King Leo. What havoc could this black dragon rider caused? Discover the evil below!
Name: Dragon Rider
Theme: LEGO System / Castle / Knights' Kingdom
Price: USD$5.00, SGD$6.90
Resources: Brickset, Peeron
An image of a 4818, Dragon Rider
Look at the beautiful display, which prompts you to complete the entire set.
Here comes the Dragon Rider
Cedric is determined to rule and dominate neighboring kingdom. With its intimating Black Dragon Squadron, the above dragon is one of its Black Dragon Riders.
The 4818 Dragon Rider is one of the small sets that was released in 2000 under Knights' Kingdom which is a power struggle between King Leo and Cedric. These is the Castle theme back then. This set has an interestig concept, which required a complete set of 4 in order to have a special bonus weapons and accessories.
This is one of my favourite small sets, and is useful to build an army of dragons at a relatively low price. In addition, you are able to obtain very good accessories. More importantly, dragons are my all time favourite mythical creatures. Although this dragon breed is under the bloodline unlike its green counterparts, but these dragons are fierce in battle, with one objective in their mind, eliminating its enemines with its ferocity flame.
Different angles of the Black Dragon
I love how TLG creates such dragons. In fact, such design is simple to play with, uncomplicated, and having an elegant design. Indeed, all dragons are elegant, proud looking creature which only respect its rider and nowhere else. The difference between the green dragon, is its black allure body and its flaming red wings.
Taking the dragon apart
Meet the Rider
The rider is equipped with its halberd and shield. It wears its intimating fiery bull attire and a bright unique chrome silver headpiece.
Exclusive part in 4818
This chrome silver helmet headpiece is an representation of the Black Dragon Riders. This helmet is available in this set and is part of this unique collection. This is a must get, for Castle Collector rare accessories.
Meet the Black Dragon Squadron Leader!
This is the special bonus image which required all 4 sets to display this maginificent minifig rare accessories, which is only included from Set No 4816 to 4819. The leader of mine Black Bulls Kingdom, King Cedric in this awesome outfit. Oh, the black robe/cape is my add on to complete its fearing aura.
Black Dragon Riders in action
To conclude, I love this set very much. I love it so much until I felt so regret, not buying multiple sets of this. In fact, I only have one MISB set left. At that time, this set was not offically released in my country. It was a rare shipment which was displayed in one of the LEGO shops and selling at a very affordable price. This is a lovely dragon. I am sure Dragonator, will agree with me that this is an awesome Dragon Builder set. Tell me, how often are you able to see dragons at such affordable price. Furthermore, there is a rare headpiece included in this lovely set. What more can I complain? The only thing I could think of complaining is, why don't they include Green Dragon as well.
Playability: 10/10 (Awesome playing possibilty. Leave it to your imagination in your medieval kingdom.)
Design: 10/10 (Simple and effective dragon rider design)
Price: 10/10 (A very inexpensive set. Great way to build an army of black dragons.)
Overall: 10/10 (An outstanding army builder dragon set with an exclusive rare head piece.)
I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours?
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, 14 September 2008 - 05:53 PM.