Review - 6055 - Prisoner Convoy
Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:25 PM
Dear Lords and Ladies
Here's an attempt to do my first review.
This week, I bought the brand new Lion Knights set 6055 - Prisoner Convoy, and I saw it still needed to be reviewed, so here we go!
Set #: 6055
Set Name: Prisoner Convoy
Faction: Lion Knights
Figs: 3 knights, 1 peasant and 5 (!) horses
Price: Cheapest new one on BL: € 500
My price: € 35
Original price: Unknown
Year released: 1985
First impression: old school!! Jippie!
On the back you find some alternative creations
The bit fragile outer box also contains a pretty solid inner box where all the new and shiny pieces come out
The instruction booklet is folded, and contains a second and original Legoland brochure from the '80s
Three strong Lion Knights: 1 Guardion on his horse with a grill helmet, one longbowman and one footsoldier; who drives the coach.
And of course: our villain (or innocent peasant). The choice is yours
Five beautiful horses, which is pretty rare in recent sets. If there's even one single horse, you can praise yourself lucky! Back then, 5 horses were a common fact, even for a small set like this one!
3 white and 2 black horses. The remaining white horse is for the guardian to protect the convoy.
First part: the lower piece of the coach itself, the basis to build the rest
Second part: the back hatch to lock the bad guys up!
Third part: they also need a window, don't they? Right and left contains the black wall piece with a small window for the prisoner to take some fresh air/light.
Fourth part: front piece to chain the horses, and the roof installed.
Final step: adding the actors. In this case, our three soldiers and the (escaped) baddie
Now, everything packed in sealed bags and carefully stored in my drawer to probably lay there for a pretty long time.
Playability: Due to the fact there are 4 minifigs and 5 horses, and the vehicle itself is moveable, fun is guaranteed! 8/10
Design: The design of the carriage is great! But I wouldn't like to be the bad guy sitting in his small room for miles and miles on non-paved roads. The whole carriage is 4 studs wide, but it's just wide enough to fit for one minifig. The parts used to create the whole coach and the weapons and attributes for the knights alone is worth buying! 8.5/10
Price: For me, it was a real bargain, but I was lucky to find the set so cheap. I don't have a clue about the price back then in the '80s, but I think it was pretty cheap compared to what you get if you buy one of the recent sets. 9/10
Tip: If you ever find this set, box and instructions included, new or as new, don't hesitate and buy!
Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:39 PM
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:47 PM
Five horses in any set these days would be awesome.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:21 PM
Bought the Legoredo fortress, few smaller western sets, the orient expedition fortress and the armada flagship.
He really has great sets, for great prices!
Can't wait for my next visit
Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:57 PM
Five horses - gee Lego back then made sure you really got value for money eh ?
Simple build, but it does the job as a prisoner wagon, at least he or she wouldn't get wet in the rain !
Keep on bricking everyone !
Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:33 AM
Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:58 AM
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)
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