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Review: #852701 Battle Pack Trolls

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#1 Jippon


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

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Set: #852701 Battle Pack Trolls
Theme: Castle
Year: 2009
Pieces: 34
Minifigs: 5

Welcome to my second review on Eurobricks. I am currently crawling out of my dark ages and trying to get some of the great Lego I missed in the past years. I was lucky enough to find this set, along with #852702 Battle Pack Dwarfs (review) at an online store. I checked the review database but I could not find a review of this set, so I decided to give it a shot.

The box

The box gets the job done nicely, when still in the box the trolls sit tightly against a nice backdrop of #7903 Skeleton Tower. The plastic casing keeps the trolls in place nicely, none of them were out of place when I received the set.
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We get five trolls (already assembled and equipped) and a mouse/rat in light bluish gray. Accessories include three shields, two jagged scimitars, a double bladed axe, a pike and a side-bladed spear.

Behold the trolls (and the rodent)!
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Although there is some variation in the torsos and armour, the faces are all the same. This doesn’t really matter with trolls, but a Shaman would have been nice. We get two standard warriors, two warlords and a chieftain. (not sure if that’s what they’re called, but you get the idea.
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I really like the capes, they give an extra touch of savage to the figs, which is good.
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As with the other battle packs of this series, some parts are produced in China. This is noticeable when the minifigs stand next to others, but not bothersome to me. Here’s a comparison with a troll warrior from another set. The one on the right is from the battle pack.
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Although I like the set, I’m not as psyched about it as I was about the dwarfs battle pack. The accessories are great, but the trolls themselves feel a bit lacking. Still, I have no regrets about buying it, but it went for the same price as the dwarves and comes with less pieces and accessories. The value for money is a bit less then with the dwarfs, but still decent I think.

Flickr set with more pics an high res versions of the ones above: Just for clicks!

So there you have it, thanks for reading and please tell me what you think about my style of reviewing, any tips?

#2 SirWacky


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

Very nice review  :classic:
I like this set and I wish I got some of those battlepacks.
I love that cape!
Once again nice review!

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#3 prateek


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:40 PM

Nice review! I see the quality isn't as bad as people say?

#4 Jippon


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

Yay, saw it was indexed. Thanks!

#5 KielDaMan


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

Good review Jippon, thanks for sharing this one. I never thought this was an interesting BP until I saw your review, it looks actually good.

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