7038 Troll Assault Wagon
Price: 20 USD
Pieces: 137 (4 minifigures)
With the orcs using the neverending source of energy, what will our hero crownies do? Yield to fate or fight to death ?
We have one booklet for instructions:
No alternate models.
Standart parts for a castle model:
The wheels are the ugliest things I have ever seen.
We don't get a sticker sheet with this set.
4 figures for 20 USD:
We have two different crownies, a nice orc and a great troll.
The big troll is a beautiful beautiful creature!
He can hold other figures in his hands, mostly crownies unfortunately.
He has spikes on his back, I wonder if they hurt when he's sleeping?
I love the sand green color, it looks better than the dark tan troll which comes in 7036 Dwarves' Mine.
We get a good variety of weapons with this set:
It would be perfect if the big troll had a club.
The cart is cute but the handle could have been a little shorter:
I'll modify this and use it in MOCs.
Building in progress:
Too many Technic elements for a castle model.
There are three missiles hidden behind the flag:
They are fired by pulling the spring stand. Flag slows down the missiles though.
I don't want any more of that useless spine!
I wish we had cloth flags instead of plastics:
Metallic silver 1x1 round plates will come in handy.
It's very empty on the inside:
7092 Skeletons' Prison Carriage was much better when it came to building.
It's very hard to drive the wagon, chains will break immediately.
Won't stop until he gets the chicken leg:
Actually the whip is a little short.
Oldest trick in the book, but it works with our dumb troll:
He is mostly fed with crownies so food is cheap. Why not use his power to pull battle wagons?
Folder when public:
-Figures: 8/10 All of the figures are nice and detailed, big troll is the ultimate figure. But we could have one more at this price.
-Parts: 6/10 Nothing new and interesting, too many Technic elements. Figure weapons are nice though, I love the orc sword.
-Price: 7/10 If we had some other figure instead of the big troll it would be extremely pricy. We get very few parts too!
-Design: 6/10 I don't find it appealing and it's doesn't have much playability.
-Building: 6/10 All that Technic building is boring when you want to play with something castlish.
-Total: 33/50 If it didn't have the orc and the big troll, I'd probably pass this one.
Figures are interesting for castle builders, other than I don't find anything appealing with this set. It's poor to play with, part count and selection is awful. Considering the price tag, it's not a shining model. None castle player will definetly avoid this one but castle builders will probably get this since it's the cheapest way to have a troll.
Edited by KimT, 23 September 2008 - 07:58 AM.