In an epic battle between the two kingdoms, only one can be victorious. But will it be the Lion Knights, with their advanced war machines, or the Dragon Knights, with their fierce brutality tactics?
Name: 7950 Knight's Showdown
Theme: Lego Kingdoms
Price: $7 USD (with tax, so probably around $5.99)
Location: Got mine at my local TRU
After browsing my local TRU, I found this set, it was the only one. So I quick grabbed it, and got home to do a review. (And yes, I did pay for it. )
So onto the review then!
Some nice boxart, with a few bright colors.
Showing the knights settling it the man's way: One on One.
Showing actual size minifigure, and what's that? Nothing made in China? Yay!
So after opening the box, we are treated with two bags, some instructions, and one of those Club ads. (Not pictured)
While the instructions aren't crushed, it is a tad annoying that there's a crease down the middle.
I assume it's intentional, as I've seen it on a bunch of other newer sets. Hopefully, it'll prevent crumpling.
Some parts of interest:
Showing the difference of shades in the new metalic Gray:
Personally, I like the new color, it looks great on the minifigs, which I'll get to now:
What you've all been waiting for:
And with helmets removed.
Front of the Bucket Helmet:
And the back.
As it is a little set, I've just shown pics of the set already assembled, no assembly pics. Although I do have a random instruction page below.
Something that really annoys me is that on the box and the instructions, it clearly shows three "rocks", and only two are included.
On the bright side, when you put a rock in the catapult, it weighs the basket down, so you can instantly launch it.
On another darker side, it only launches 5 or 6 inches, but what do you expect form such a small catapult?
And the Dragon Knight's sword-holder-thingy-ma-bobber.
It's nice to get some dark green cheeses.
Yay! More DG cheese!
The random instruction page I promised you:
And an ad for all the other Kingdoms sets.
Price: Not that bad, even for TRU. 8/10
Minifigures: Great, especially that Dragon Knight. He looks ready for a really brutal battle with all that armor. Maybe for the price there could have been one more Dragon Knight. 9/10
Pieces: I like the new catapult, bucket helmet, and the colors are great. Nothing to really complain about here. 9/10
Build: The color differentiation is good in the manual, nothings confusing. The build is quick, simple, and the set is has playability. 8/10
It looks like a great little set to start this line off. I'll definitely be buying more.
Note: I know I'm in the Reviewer's Academy, but this set is new, so I thought I'd try and get it out there ASAP.
Whoops, almost forgot the parting shot!
Edited by Sir Dillon, 09 July 2010 - 03:51 PM.