Review: 6090 Royal Knight's Castle
Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:05 PM
Set Number/Name: 6090 Royal Knight's Castle
Theme: Castle/Royal Knights
Year Released: 1995
Pieces Count: 764
Price: You should be able to get a used set for less than 80 euros on ebay.
It's been a while since i told you i'm gonan do reviews of a few older sets that are still missing in the review index here. Been a bit busy, but now i'm back! All the reviews from the new kingdoms sets forced me to dust off another set today and take some pictures. Let's begin!
The good old yellow-orangeish instructions like we know them - not much to say here.
Wow! That's 9 figs, with a total of 6 different Torsos. When there's something good about classic sets, it's the amount of figs you get! The only "issue" is, that there is no character from a rivaling faction in this set. Is there anything else? Oh yes, we also have some characters that are not human here:
Horses & Ghost:
Overall views of the set:
I really like the overall design of this castle. The raised baseplate is unique and has a good shape. If there's something to critisize for me, it's the backside. I don't know, i just think it's not the ebst design, probably the wall should have been a bit higher.
Moving from the inside out, we begin with the fountain on the deep ground of the castle, a very nice thing to add!
Right beside, there is the prison - it's got plenty of space, but the royal knights seem to be in times of peace so right now it is empty:
If we move a little to the right, we find a very well hidden secret entrance "Hey look, there's steps and a secret door!":
A bit above that, we find the king's throne, also featuring a trap door if the mighty one isn't in the mood to talk to someone:
Back on the ground again, there are happening very mysterious things:
And if that didn't frighten you enough, the spooky ghost comes out of his little home:
This has to be one of my favorite castles ever, right behind 6086 Black Knight's Castle. It has lots of playing features, plenty of figs and tons of accesoires! I can't imagine a child ever getting bored with this set. Hope you liked the review, see you soon with the next one!
Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:10 PM
I always loved those large baseplates, in my opinion this castle is better than the new one
Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:25 PM
Avalonian Orc Commander
Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:37 PM
Total of 9+2 figs (skeleton and ghost apart), including two archers and three horseback riders is good.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:54 PM
You're right. There's so much details in this set it's easy to overlook some. :P Also recoginzed i forgot the poll, gonan add that right now.
Edited by metalandi, 22 May 2010 - 09:54 PM.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:07 PM
This is easily one of my favorite Castle sets of all time (and one of my favorites regardless of theme). The castle is so eye catching, thanks to both it's size and amazing design. This set has got so much going on, there are seemingly endless details and hidden features. As with many older castles, there are plenty of wonderful minifigures and horses for them to ride on. I could honestly go on all day about all the great aspects of this set, it truly is an example of Lego castles at their best.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:16 AM
AWESOME clasic castle set - but why is everyone smilling ?
Heaps to build and play with in this one !
Keep on bricking !
Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:41 PM
This castle was the last of the true raised-baseplate types. I have King Leo's Castle, but that one just can't compete because the baseplate isn't designed to make a lovely castle like 6090. What's so great about 6090 and some of the other castles you've reviewed is that the baseplate provides wonderful interior space, while still having towers and such to make it a grand castle. People might complain about not having a nice throne room, but all King Leo's Castle was was a throne room!
This castle is great, but it's sad that it was the last of its type. Maybe if LEGO makes another castle exclusive geared toward AFOLs (like MMV), they can give us a true raised-baseplate castle in this style.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:01 PM
What I regretted, though, is that LEGO decided to introduce new lion shields and torsos with the new lion symbol on them instead of staying with the old ones. I don't think that a change was really needed.
Edited by legotrainfan, 26 May 2010 - 09:02 PM.
I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
From: "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats
Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:06 PM
Edited by metalandi, 26 May 2010 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:00 PM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:49 AM
Great review, thanks a ton!
Ragvald Stonesplitter, Commander of the Brave Ursurpers
Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:13 AM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:39 AM
it's really a nice set. good review aswell!
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