Review: 7950 Knight's Showdown
Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:08 AM
Lord of Dragon hahaha I love you man kekeke. Maybe it was all a big misunderstanding. She just went over their for tea and the Lion Knights get all worried >_<"
Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:35 AM
But yeah, this is a very nice set for being the "smallest non-impulse" in the line. Nothing surprising, but great minifigs and good amount of pieces and accessories.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:59 AM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:23 AM
This looks like its going to be a great line. And I'm not sure sure that the good/bad divide is so clear cut. I'm going with the different factions with different aims line.
Still, looking forward to picking these sets up, and as my son is approaching 4, its going to be a fun year playing with them with him!
Also, Star Wars The Old Republic Custom Minifigures.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:30 AM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:36 AM
You're not the only one. I don't dislike the figs per say... I'm just in disbelief that LEGO came out with a catapault I can't fault..... at all.
It's just perfect it really is. As I've said, there does not seem to be extra wasted parts that aren't needed on the thing. It looks
very authentic. The swinging mechanism is solid, so is the thing for loading lego pellets . Wheels are just right, size is
just right. I'm going to buy this set mainly for the catapault myself, I just can't wait
Edited by legobear, 21 April 2010 - 10:37 AM.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:38 AM
Btw. CopMike, did you shoot the pictures with 2 different cameras? The first ones look like from a cell phone and are worse quality, and the last few seem much better. Do you think you could take another picture from the dragon's knight. with the better cam?
Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:01 PM
I feel like I'm getting back into castle again, and I'll make sure to pick up these new sets.
I don't think the dragon knights look "evil" at all, TLC may turn them into the baddies of course, but that doesn't mean you have to! Just have the lion knights take the dragon king as their prisoner and there you go.
I'm thinking about combining my crownies with those, a third faction would be good for this line.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:52 PM
The front and back printing is fantastic. I am glad for this change with minifigs. I like the face printing and the new great helm is very nice. The weapons in the dark metallic are a welcome sight. A shield for the dragon knight would have been a nice addition.
I find the tiny catapult and weapons stand decent designs. I certainly like the wheels on the catapult. The part selection is great and I find all of those small pieces very useful. I love all of the plates that we get and some choco brown slopes as well.
I like the new bucket for the catapult. The old version was way too big for most applications.
The smaller one will look much better especially when TLG puts catapults right on the castle walls. And we all know how TLG likes catapults on those castles. I noticed that the fulcrum is very close to the bucket on this new part. We will only be able to make small catapults with the new piece. I am not quite sure if another use for this part has been found but it should be easier than MOCing with the old one.
I would give this set a 4 out of 5 mostly for the figs and good part selection.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:43 PM
"I don't have a problem! I can stop buying Lego whenever I want. I just...urmm, don't want to stop right now. Yeah, that's it. I'll stop later. Maybe. Someday."
Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:11 PM
Thanks for sharing with us another exclusive early review, and I am really very excited to these new Castle sets.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:17 PM
Its a "Pimped" version of my sig-fig now!
Nice Review, The set looks awesome to buy and enjoy playing with for hours, I did the same when I bought a small "Knights Kingdom II" set, I built it whislt I was watching the opening to Olympics a few years ago.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:09 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:45 PM
About this castle line: I honestly don't know what to think of it... It's not bad, especially with the new pieces in it, but there's something not quite allright with it, Eventhough I don't know what.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:59 PM
The figs looks great enough. The dragonknight looks like it has the face of agent Charge, which is a great head to re-use, and the lionknights head looks new to me.
The catapult (rule number one of lego castle designers: Put always a catapult in the line. ) looks very good with many pieces you could use for other buildings and mocs. The big catapult piece is changed to a little catapult piece, where I'm very happy about, because I never knew which I could do other with it and more of them take much storrage room.
The standard is nothing special, but has some nice pieces.
I like it very much they have two different coloured plumes, It was til now not very common.
I would liked it more when they had also added a dragonshield in this set.
Edited by Wout, 21 April 2010 - 07:02 PM.
Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:58 AM
Edit: the plumes are nice!
Edited by Stiel, 22 April 2010 - 06:58 AM.
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