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Review - 6055 - Prisoner Convoy

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#1 castlestrike666


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:25 PM

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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
Pieces: 112
Figs: 3 knights, 1 peasant and 5 (!) horses
Price: Cheapest new one on BL: € 500
My price: € 35  :grin:
Original price: Unknown
Year released: 1985


First impression: old school!! Jippie!  :wub:
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On the back you find some alternative creations
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The bit fragile outer box also contains a pretty solid inner box where all the new and shiny pieces come out  :sweet:
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The instruction booklet is folded, and contains a second and original Legoland brochure from the '80s
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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  :sadnew:
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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.
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First part: the lower piece of the coach itself, the basis to build the rest
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Second part: the back hatch to lock the bad guys up! :devil:
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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.
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Fourth part: front piece to chain the horses, and the roof installed.
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Final step: adding the actors. In this case, our three soldiers and the (escaped) baddie
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Now, everything packed in sealed bags and carefully stored in my drawer to probably lay there for a pretty long time. :look:
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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

Total: 25.5/30

Tip: If you ever find this set, box and instructions included, new or as new, don't hesitate and buy!  :thumbup:

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#2 Bram


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:10 PM

Never got this one, sadly.

Rather 'cheap' set for you. Where did you find it?
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

A nice review of a nice set. Certainly makes the $10 sets nowadays seem pitiful in comparison...

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#4 UsernameMDM


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for the review.

Five horses in any set these days would be awesome.

#5 BearHeart


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

I had this set as a kid. I remember having a heckuva time trying to get that door to stay on the back of the carriage. Unfortunately, most of my pieces from this set are really faded and worn now.

#6 Bram


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

View PostTereglith, on May 17 2010, 08:39 PM, said:

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Aaah thanks!

#7 castlestrike666


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

I bought it from a guy here in Belgium, who only has brand new sets from the old days, and he stops with his hobby. So I bought a couple of nice sets, and put some others in reserve because I was out of money  :tongue:

Bought the Legoredo fortress, few smaller western sets, the orient expedition fortress and the armada flagship.
He really has great sets, for great prices!  :tongue:
Can't wait for my next visit  :grin:

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for the review 'castlestrike666', gee it is an old set, lucky you to get it M.I.S.B.! :grin:
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 ! :grin:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:33 AM

I bought this set for $12 on ebay. My favorite part of it are 5 horses. I didnt really care for minifigs that much, as I already have well over 1,000 knights. And I just added 50 more today ;) It is a nice set and very playable, would buy it again...for $12
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:58 AM

Nice review. I bought an used set and played with it as well. I really like the minifigs variety along with the amount of horses made available for this carriage. However, I find the prison carriage quite small but the detail of this classic castle set is very much captivating. Nowadays, you don't see 4 horses pulling a carriage and for this realism point, this is one of the main reasons why people like this.  :sweet:

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