For a few years, many Lego characters were unique and each had a name; that mostly happened with Adventures and Castle. So, get ready to meet brave knight Danju and evil Vladek
8777: Vladek's enconunter
Subtheme: Knight's Kingdom
Pieces: 42 (+mini packaging with 3 cards and special instructions)
Price: 9/10 USD / EUR / UKP
Building time: less than 10 minutes
MISB on review: Yes
More info: Brickset - Peeron
Box front: as you can see by set name and details, I bought (on the net) in the U.S. of A.
Box back: no chance of alternate models, so let's show some action.
Box content: loose horse, loose barding, pieces bag, cards bag, instructions.
Cards front and rear; English and French instructions: big images, so I'm posting thumbnails.
Random instructions shot: building the catapult.
Loose pieces: let's get ready to build!
Danju: The Knight of the Wolf wears purple and gold.
Vladek: now, isn't he evil?
The catapult: it works good; comes with three "bullets".
Catapult - complete: plus extra horse pieces.
Catapult complete: a view fom the front
Full set: who's gonna win this battle?
Comic page: all KK set were shown as comics in the instructions book.
Review: While in my dark years and searching on the net for what I've been missing, I thought this was a good set; that's probably why I bought two of them at once. Danju looks good, his face is exclusive to his character (see here) and waaaay better than the stupid face of the good knight in set 7009. And Vladek is impressive, with his helmet and armor and barded horse. And a scary face. Plus, the "bad guys" really look great in their dark colours with the Scorpion emblem. The catapult is ok, I think kids can enjoy it. This could be a 5/5 set, but it's really overpriced (just as some other KK sets). 10 bucks? You can buy a 7091 with that money, and it comes with twice as much minifigs and a much larger shooting machine. A small con is that there were too many Vladeks (I own 7 KK sets and 4 of him!), but you can just think of it as a mounted soldier.
Edited by The Cobra, 22 November 2008 - 12:34 PM.