Jump to content


Review: 6020 Magic Shop


8 replies to this topic

Poll: Do you like this old 'Impulse' Set? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate this set?

  1. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Below Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Average (6 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. Above Average (11 votes [45.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.83%

  5. Outstanding (7 votes [29.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.17%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Zorro

Zorro

  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:40 PM

Posted Image
The Wizards are the backbone of the Dragon Knights Clan, not only do they control the mighty dragons, they also supply their armies with special weapons, enchantments, potions and other magical stuff...

Set name: Magic Shop
Theme: Castle
Subtheme: Dragon Masters
Set number: 6020
Number of pieces: 45
Minifigs: 1
Released: 1994 (discontinued)
Release price: 4,50 USD (I paid mine 100BEF (2,5 Euro) but it was on sale...)
Current price: 5-10 USD on ebay and Bricklink; 15 USD for MINT

Brickshelf
Peeron
Bricklink

The box
Posted Image
The front, a Brickset find, with thanks to WhiteFang  .
Posted Image
The back of the box shows us some really good alternatives! And yes, the magical wand glows in the dark, just as the LEGO ghosts do! With thanks to brickshelf.

The instructions
Posted Image
Page one.
Posted Image
Page two, so just two pages in total with very easy steps!

The Wizard
Posted Image
One of the first minifigs wearing a beard!
Posted Image
And his back...just plain blue covered with a black cape.

Parts
Posted Image
No unique parts in this set, but still some usable parts like a sword, a wand, a scroll with spells, some colored bricks that represent herbs, a bird and a cup.

Overview
Posted Image
A hollow tree filled with some supplies every wizard or decent army needs!
His grey owl/bird stands on watch to discover possible enemies.
Posted Image
One of the sides, the other side is just the same but without the branch.
Posted Image
And this is a picture taken from behind, his magic shop is invisible if seen from here! Just another safety issue...

Price: 8/10 (Fair price considering you have to pay for the packaging as well, but if you can you are better of buying larger sets.)
Design: 8/10 (Yes, I truly like what they have done with such few pieces! Only thing missing is another 'magical' weapon.)
Minifigs and parts: 9/10 (Well, it is some kind of impulse set, so you know it only contains one minifig.)
Playability: 7/10 (You just need at least one other set to have some real 'action', but in regard to the low cost, most of us can easily buy another one)

Overall: 8/10 (Although I am no real Castle fan, I did enjoy adding this set to my collection. Impulse sets like this one are just great for armybuilders too!)

Conclusion: Since I like nearly all Impulse Packs, I like this one as well. (especcialy since Castle and Pirates are my favourite LEGO themes!) They are very cheap and allow someone to own the most important minifigs without spending very much money or effort. Even the S&H is nearly free and mostly they include some popular items and/or weapons.
This one has the magical wand and the tree includes some good bricks as well. And I didn't have a Wizard before, so I was truly happy to receive this set for free (read intro), together with the 6043-1: Dragon Defender, which I will be reviewing shortly! Thanks, nephew!

#2 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis

  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6881
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:12 PM

Great review Zorro!

I think this is a pretty good small set, the exterior isn't the most beautiful, but you get a nice minifig and a well stocked interior.

The scroll piece is lovely! :wub:

Thanks for the nice review. :thumbup:

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#3 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:04 PM

I gave it an average.
The wizard is useless to me (I never fancied men with fairy sticks)
But the brown corner wall panels are awesome.
Some good bricks and without the hat and beard the minifig can be used as a regular civilian.
Thanks for reviewing this - I've added it to the index.
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#4 Natman8000

Natman8000

  • Dorky Obnoxious Tusken Accountant


    Posts: 2289
    Joined: 27-February 08
    Member: 2813
    Country: USA

Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:33 PM

I love the elements that come in this set. Nice review.
Posted Image   Posted Image

#5 WhiteFang

WhiteFang

  • Beep beep!


    Posts: 15893
    Joined: 31-December 07
    Member: 2351
    Country: Singapore

Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:32 PM

Zorro, nice Dragon Masters review. I like this small little set which has some nifty useful parts such as the magic scroll and grey parrot. I think I do own this set in the past or somewhere, but I can't seem to find mine. It brings back lots of nice memories. Good job! By the way, I have done a little minor editing at the top of your review, by changing the hyperlink(url) description, to Brickshelf, Peeron and Bricklink. Hope you don't mind.  :tongue:

My BrickLink Store // Sign up for Reviewers Academy // Trains & Town Reviews // Black Knights Kingdom (EBRP) // Watch out EB News!

Click here to find out more about WhiteFang


New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


My name is Wilhalm Bloodaxe and I am back to be part of the Ragnarök Now Redux.

Lord Kenneth Valise, Level 1 Knight, 28yrs old human
Power: 4 Health: 10/10 Gold: 10
Inventory: One potion, a Greatsword (WP: 3) and a Shield (SP: 2)


#6 Zorro

Zorro

  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:39 PM

Not at all, thanks.

Edited by zorro3999, 07 December 2008 - 09:41 PM.


#7 Sandy

Sandy

  • It's definitely not an anagram!


    Posts: 10369
    Joined: 31-May 08
    Member: 3211
    Country: Finland

Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:56 AM

Nice review, although I disagree with calling this an "impulse set". Sure, it's small, but it's not as small as the other impulse sets, and it isn't grouped with them either. The wizard comes in an even smaller set as well (with a cart), and that's what I call a true impulse set.

Anyway, I own this set, and in my childhood I had loads of fun with it. Unlike you, KimT, I actually prefer men with "fairy sticks". :tongue:

~Now playing as Ellaria Arbour the Druid in Heroica RPG!~


#8 Wout

Wout

    Posts: 2638
    Joined: 29-March 07
    Member: 1485
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:44 PM

Nice review.
I like this set very much. I bought 3 of it secondhand. Not only the minifig and the special pieces are nice, but the leavespieces and the 2 brown countered castle walls make it a great tree impulse. :classic:
Actually I would like a tree impulse set but then with brown half bows instead of black. :wub:
Duke of Equestria

#9 legobear

legobear

    Posts: 199
    Joined: 20-July 07
    Member: 1820

Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:32 AM

I had this set as a child, I loved it so much!
I remember the warm comfy feeling of putting him inside the tree trunk
or having him take a drink and practice his magic spells.
I also remember shaking those little jewels inside the barrel.
Because of your review I decided to purchase a MISB of this set once again
because my brother gave away all of my Lego sets : (.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users