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 Post subject: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:01 pm 
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This is my first review, so c/c and your thoughts are appreciated.

I recently purchased Blacksmith Attack at the Lego store; it was the first place I'd been that had it available. It retails for $9.99 US, and I feel that it is very worth the smallish price; at the 'impulse' set price, it offers a lot of goodies and a nifty little forge that will be a great addition to any castle layout.

The box, and most of the set, together:
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The Dragon Knight has a typical 'butter knife' sword, and it is a dark gray/black color. He also has a shield with a fairly simple dragon motif. The blacksmith's accessories are a hammer and a gold crystal (I'm not sure why). There is also a really cool bucket, as well as a chicken.

In addition to the forge, there is a weapons/armor rack:
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The weapons are a softer ABS plastic, and are really cool items, in my opinion. There are two small daggers also included which are not on this rack; one is placed in the anvil:
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Layout of all accessories (less one dagger that I left in the carpet and then found later :9 )

The forge's hammer goes up and down to hammer the dagger, by way of the waterwheel, you can see this here and here.

The only negative thing about this set is that the minifigs are of a lower quality. They are the same plastic found in the Collectible Minifigs series and seem looser, the leg joints seem especially unsteady. I would definitely purchase this set anyway, because the accessories and toys you get are worth it.

All in all, a good set to pick up for its chicken, fire pieces, and assortment of weapons. My favorite thing is the old-style hood on the blacksmith; this is an affordable way to get one without buying the Medieval Marketplace [I'm unsure what other sets the hoods come in...].

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Ratings:
Overall: 5/5
Value: 5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Ease of Construction: 5/5
Other Notes: Lots of little weapons and things. Chicken and a knight. 'Working' mechanical forge.

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Great review!

I respect your opinion on the weapons hawkx but,the bow could use a little work. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:35 pm 
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The only weapons in that set I like is the sword and mace. Others suck. :/

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Interesting enough, a lot of people are noticing how 'cheap' the plastic in the more recent sets feel. The ironic thing is that people are still buying them :)

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Cool review, I was already planing to get this set when it showed up in my local stores, but the cheap minifigs kinda lowers my enthusiasm. I will pick it up in Chicago where I can use my Brickworld discount. MUST GET CHICKEN!

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Armothe wrote:
Interesting enough, a lot of people are noticing how 'cheap' the plastic in the more recent sets feel. The ironic thing is that people are still buying them :)

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I believe TLC is starting to make some of their parts in China. |U

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Great review!
I just picked up the set for my castle township ... it's pretty good; and I love the chicken!

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:11 pm 
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This looks like a cool set. The weapons are kind of cool, but they look too much like Megablocks. I believe the gold crystal is supposed to be ore. Not quite sure what kind of ore it would be though, doesn't really look like iron, possibly copper. A smith wouldn't really have copper ore in his forge though, it's too weak to be used for much. I like how it has a medieval style power hammer, that's definitely a cool play feature. I also notice it has what looks like a new bucket. Probably for dousing the pieces during forging. They should have had a bigger one though. Maybe their round tub. You definitely did a good review. I want to buy the set now...

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:53 am 
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I plan on picking this set up it looks very useful for my needs.
Btw, great review, thanx for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: Review - #6918 Blacksmith Attack
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:58 am 
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Thanks for the thoughts.

I do notice that it's odd that the bow is gray rather than brown... And I guess the one with a hook on it is a scythe? It doesn't really look like one. And the mace/staff is odd as well... But the sword and axe are well worth it, and the daggers are nifty too. I think they are from the same mold as the daggers in the Ninjago and possibly PoP sets, but in flexible ABS.

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