7979 Castle Advent Calendar
Price: 13 Pounds
I ordered two of this set from SAH and both of copies had only one kind of crown knight even though it shows two different crownies in the box. I have seen other people receiving the two different figures so it might be just my luck. My luck in a good way! The duplicate figures I received have a new design released with this set and I'm happy to own four them. So please note that I'm reviewing a faulty version of this set!
Aren't we all tired of those silly Town calendars each year, all those different presentations of the same content? The same garbage men, police officers, firemen.. We already got them from regular sets! Finally TLG managed offer something completely new and it makes up for all the lost years of Castle theme. Meet our new Castle advent calendar:
There are 24 (surprise!) seperate polybags for each day:
Strangely they have different sizes?
All those brown parts will be useful for any castle builder:
We get quite a lot of transparent parts as well.
Various containers and a small treasure:
Wouldn't it be nice if we had a coin pack instead of one of the gem sets?
Pottery, food and animals:
Probably animals and food meant the same thing back then!
Lots of figure accesories, we could use some more shields though:
Gotta love that magic spark! It only came with 7093 before the calendar.
Isn't that carrot top cute ?
We have nine unique figures, five of them are released with this set:
Don't mind the picture, I received one type of crown knight instead of two.
Jester is one of the bestest figures of all time:
Harley Quinn from 7886 would be a great match as his enemy.
We haven't had an witch for some time. They will be a great couple with the evil wizard from 7093:
The wonderful maid has two different faces, the other one can be seen in of the pictures below.
Dreadful witch quarters:
Snake soup for dinner? Yuck!
The evil band of undead:
Brown crossbow on a black skeleton doesn't look so good.
Hard working dwarf with his tools:
If only the cart could fit in the railway sytem of 7036.
The visor is nice:
You already met my twin crownies.
Archery range is really sweet:
The two battle tools are not so interesting.
Watch out for Spidey!
The desk and the stool is well-designed. I love the plate/glass color as well.
All the castle folk:
Carrot, apple and mouse doesn't match. Hit him in head maid!
Folder when public:
-Figures: 10/10 It would be better to get something else instead of the skeletons but that wouldn't be possible without a raise in the price.
-Parts: 7/10 We get quite a lot of interesting parts such as food, containers, animals, accesories.. They make nice details. But the rest is just standart parts.
-Price: 10/10 I'm willing to pay 25 Pounds for this little treasure!
-Design: 8/10 Not much to design here, but the stool, archery range, shelving.. is useful in MOCs.
-Building: 8/10 It will be exciting to place these little models by your window every day. If you can wait until Christmas :)
-Total: 43/50 Jump out of the window if you don't like this set!
Nothing much left to say, pictures speak for themselves. We all have been waiting for this set since its picture leaked early this year. I'm really happy that it wasn't a fake one and I hope TLG will make another calendar for next year. I'm sure this one will be top seller and eventually it will be released in North America since there is a great demand and market. Order yours right now!
-Once again, I'd like to mention that the two copies of this set I own came with one type of Crown knights instead of two. I ordered my sets from UK SAH and I don't know how common this problem is.
-I just realized that I could have replaced the figures from my inventory but I was a little slow to come up with this solution. I already took the pictures and I'm too lazy to start shooting again. Sorry!
-My camera has white balance problems and my light source continuously changes so the images do not reflect the original colors of the parts. I'm sorry for that.
-WhiteFang just told me that magic spark doesn't only come with 7093 & 7979 but with various other sets as well. I must have missed it, sorry !
Edited by KimT, 23 September 2008 - 07:59 AM.