Review 7078 King’s Battle Chariot
Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:41 PM
Time to review the least eagerly awaited set of this year castle wave.
Set Name: King’s Battle Chariot
Set Number: 7078
Number of Pieces: 103
List Price: £13.99 (GBP) $19.99 (USD)
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Lets us begin with the box.
Lets be honest it doesn’t look great.
If you wanted the King to ride the horse why not include a saddle?.
Now for what’s inside.
The contents of the box, it doesn’t look like much.
Random page for the instructions
Already looking very bulky.
Now for figures, this is the cheapest set you can get the patterned up king in and he does look better than they old Viking torso. Otherwise we’ve seen the torsos before
Nothing to write home about.
Now part of the build as you can see it look really heavy and big, in my opinion it’s just to big and the weights to much.
Big and bulky.
Views of the finished chariot.
Now something for a little scale
How would anyone get into that thing!
The Rating System
Figures: 6/10 (Apart from the King nothing special. )
Parts 7/10 (Two new dark brown spears and two troll shields plus a blue plume not to shabby.)
Fun Fun Fun 6/10 (You can do something g with it and I child might enjoy the play value.)
Design 2/10 (Easily the worst chariot in my opinion far to large for only one horse)
Price 5/10 (At £13.99 far to pricey in my opinion to justify so few parts if I wasn’t collecting every set in the theme I’m not sure I’d buy it.)
Grand Total 26/50 (One of the lowest rating I’ve ever given)
It’s sad that this set saw the light of day, it seems like something we’d have seen in KKII rather than the much better designed castle range that we have at the moment. I was told though that with this wave of Castle Lego were concentrating on larger sets for Christmas rather than a general range. I hope we see better next year
Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:40 PM
I really like the new Castle, but this is too "easy" and I don't get it.
We've already gotten plenty of kings before and the carriage isn't really useful.
I'll rate it average, but I certainly wont buy more than one of this.
(I collect, so I need one)
A shame to use one of 3 released sets like this.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:01 PM
A course for ports unread.
I'll stand at mast, let north winds blow
Till half of us are dead.
-Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:04 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:16 PM
Per aspera ad astra.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:23 PM
I might buy one on Christmas sales.
Thanks for the review!
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:48 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:52 PM
This set is horrible .... But I guess I'll buy it anyway to complete my collection of the new castle line...
They should have made it more like the 6055 set
That one made more sence in the horse to chariot ratio and looked good.
As for 7078: poor design, high price, chance missed
Edited by Teddy, 27 May 2009 - 07:53 PM.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:27 PM
The set really is disappointing compared to the others and the previous ones.
Edited by Perterz, 27 May 2009 - 08:28 PM.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:49 PM
Long Live The Nizam!
Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:18 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:41 PM
I like this set. It has four great figures -a while back it was rare to get that many castle figs for that cheap of a price. Even if the chariot isn't the greatest looking thing ever, it has awesome parts, and that's good enough for me. Plus two orc shields is great! There's not even that many in the Troll Mountain Fortress! I'll happily pick one of these up.
A second horse (brown) would have been great, but I suppose the set would have been even more expensive if it included another one. The price isn't great of course, but what are you going to do...
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