6038 : Wolfpack Renegades
Making this review, I discover that the Wolfpack is one of the smallest castle sub-themes, with only three sets in the range!
So, let’s go back to 1992. I was 7 years old, and I had good results at school . My parents, to award me, gave me 20 F. Then, I ran to the supermarket, and look for a good set to buy. I found this one really cool, because I hadn’t yet had a horse. So I bought it.
According to the 1992 Lego catalog, the Wolfpack is a feared group of renegades. They won’t let anything or anyone stop their quest for riches.
Before starting this review, I would like to warn you because of the time, I loose a part.
The head of one the renegade should be and I can’t find it. I’m pretty annoyed with that. To make my review anyway, I replaced it by this head that I judge pretty similar to the other one. I apologize for this mistake.
6038: Wolfpack Renegades
Theme: Lego Castle
Price: According to Lugnet 8$
Building time: 10 min
More info: Bricklink and Peeron
Lego Castle: Wikipedia
1992 Lego Catalog:
This is an image extract from the 1992 Lego Catalog. We can see our two renegades hunted by a black knight. On the picture, you can catch a glimpse of the 6086 set : Black Knight Castle on the right and the 6075 : Wolfpack Tower on the left.
But enough talk. Let’s go for the review!
Unfortunately, I didn’t keep the box (excuse me I was sooo young!), so I put the one from Bricklink:
This picture show us the cart fully armored with its two renegades ready to commit a crime! It is also specified that the 93 pieces are interlockable ! Great !
The 93 pieces are here, in front of you. There is not a lot of special parts: two balaclavas, a grey parot (I used to think it was a stone parrot , but now I guess it's a kind of pigeon!), and a red flag printed with the Wolfpack logo match with the shield. Moreover, we can notice a lot of weapons: 3 swords, 1 spear, 1 bow and 1 crossbow with arrows.
(Apologies again for the wrong head)
Our two renegades are wearing the old rigid cape and a balaclava. Their torso is pretty good with this head wolf. However, the red cape is a bit odd for a guy living in the hood.
Frame of the cart:
The building starts by a strong frame for the cart.
The frame is black, until now everything is OK.
But let’s add some color!
The following step add a very strange blue color to the cart. This color is everything but medieval! We can notice that the harness is linked to the cart by a turntable. Clever build, thus the cart is able to turn! Moreover, there are two hinges at the back of the cart. We will see later for what…
Add of a structure:
The building goes on, and we add a structure on the cart.
This structure has a lot of clips to put all the weapons.
The two hinges allow the cart to open up, revealing a secret emplacement!
Add four wheels and a horse and we have the complete cart!
The complete product:
This is how the set looks like when the building is finished.
The Wolfpack flag proudly flutter in the wind, and our two renegades are ready to attack a poor yokel or anybody else!
Oh, our two fellows had stopped their cart! What are they doing?
The hidding phase:
Mmmh, they are hiding their chest in the secret compartment of their cart!
Oh, and here is a Lion Knights’ patrol!
The first trick:
“Ola yokels! Do you have anything to declare?”
“No, nothing, we are just going to grab some wood.”
“Ok, let’s move!”
Their secret slot allows our renegades to go through all the royal taxation’s checkpoints, or even bandit ambush!
The enjoying phase:
Finally, they are in a safe place, and now they can enjoy the results of their crimes!
This set is interesting because, first of all, it’s an original cart with two minifigs heavily armored and a horse. In an other hand, the hidden compartment for the chest is very well done. The chest fit perfectly in it, and it’s easy to remove it. The only bad point of this set is this weird color scheme. I know at this time, brown bricks were not very spread, but why blue? To finish, the harness and the turntable are a very strong point of the set. The car is in this way, less rigid. Nevertheless, the steering lock radius is limited because the wheels are touching the side of the cart.
Overall rating: 4/5
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