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  • 4.3
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  • October 26, 2012
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  • January 20, 2013
    Last Review
 
 
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 Swarm Interceptor
Swarm Interceptor
Swarm Interceptor
 
Posted:January 20, 2013
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Age: 45-54 years old
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
incredibly swooshable Futuron fun!
" Swarm Interceptor has it all -- a couple of cool-looking minifigs (astronaut and alien mosquitoid with neat holographic wings), and one of the most fun spaceships ever. It's an instant play set right out of the box, and quickly became my boy's favorite.
Not only does it look good, but the cockpit/escape pod swivels 360 degrees so the pilot stays upright, no matter what angle the ship is at. The wings can move from flat to banking angles, to fully 90 degrees down to serve as landing legs. There's a hidden bank of flick-fire missiles, with a little place for the astronaut to stand and shoot. Normally, I don't like stickers -- but these actually look great, and I added them. They're made of transparent plastic, so they don't look as obviously "stickery" as the paper ones.
The alien speeder is a cute build with a creative use of a jackhammer for the steering mechanism and a pair of lightsabre handles as guns. It looks like a fast, annoying little craft -- perfect for a mosquitoid to buzz your pilot with!
And should you need reinforcements for your Futuron army, this ship will fit in perfectly! ;-) "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Kingdoms Joust
Kingdoms Joust
Kingdoms Joust
 
Posted:October 26, 2012
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Age: 45-54 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best joust set yet
" This is a great set -- superb figures, including a wonderful Green Princess and Nobleman, a Lion Queen, Squire (no original parts, but a new combination), and yet another Lion King. Also, you get three Lion Knights (you can never have enough lion knights!) the gorgeous Lion and Falcon armor and barding, and a mysterious Black Falcon Knight. Good stuff.
I loved the way the jousting pavilions were different from each other. I was impressed by the little details in the towers, and the creativity in construction. I did add a 2x6 plate to the base and a pair of 1x1 round plates to the columns of the blue house wall to make it sturdier. Other than that, I thought construction was great. The tiny differences in tower techniques were a nice touch.
This build took us several hours to do -- but it was broken up into smaller, playable sections, so we could stretch it out and get a lot out of it. The joust section alone was worth an afternoon of play! Good planning on the part of Lego Group.
This set blends and fits perfectly with Medieval Marketplace. I look forward to a Black Falcons theme in the future (Black Falcons against Wolfpack?) and more great castle themed sets! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+7points
17of 27found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO® Kingdoms Chess Set
LEGO® Kingdoms Chess Set
LEGO® Kingdoms Chess Set
 
Posted:October 26, 2012
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Age: 45-54 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great army builder (with just a few tweaks)
" Great way to build an army! Lots of knights, weapons, and shields, plus the dragon wizard, lion king and lion queen. I especially like the nice range of weapons given the troops (although I question the validity of handing a crossbow and quiver to a jester and calling him a knight.)
My only disappointments:
1. all the same rank figures have the same faces (which means 8 goofy faces for the dragon pawns.)
2. no lion knights with armored torsos -- instead, you get a pair of jesters to use as knights. That's ridiculous.
But it's a fun way to teach a kid chess, and to build an army for your castle.
For our set, we added more faces for variety, replaced the jesters with a pair of armored torso knights from another set we had bought, and switched around the dragon bishop and knight pieces (conical helmet looks like a bishop's mitre, and breastplate looks like a knight.) It worked great -- the kids could then immediately recognize all the pieces by form/function and play chess. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+11points
15of 19found this review helpful.