CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
LEGO Kingdoms King's Castle 7946
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- Defend the castle with the valiant King
- Set includes 8 minifigures: King and 4 soldiers, 1 Dragon Knight and 2 Dragon Knight soldiers
- King's Castle features new wind-up front gate, tipping draw bridge and secret prison
- Castle accessories include 2 small catapults, 1 large catapult, king's throne, treasure chest and white horse
- 933 LEGO pieces
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Ok, now time for the disclaimer. This toy has 933 pieces, many of them small. It is rated for 7-14 year old kids. In my opinion if you are getting it for a 7 or 8 year old and they are not advanced (I know, my kids and your kids are very advanced, but I am speaking to those other parents now) you may want to plan on spending some time on the floor putting this castle together with the kids.
This castle was built over a 5 hour period. The majority of it was completed by my 5 and 7 year olds. Max, the 5 year old did most of the searching for pieces and Jake, the 7 year old did most of the assembly. Mom stepped in for a few of the tough parts, David, my 15 year old lent a hand, and good ole Dad (me) lent the least amount of help, but I did touch a few of the pieces and most of my assistance was guiding them in the assembly to help them figure it out.
I asked my sons what they liked the most about this castle and they said,
-the drawbridge that moves.
-the gate that cranks up and down.
-the catapults. Of course, it shoots stuff.
This is a very good quality toy, but then again, aren't all Lego sets? The detail is excellent but this castle may be a little on the fragile side for any heavy handed play. We had one incident where one of the Knights jumped off the coffee table and slammed down on one of the castle ramparts and we had to rebuild part of that section. The kids are upstairs playing with it now, and as long as they are not slamming it the castle is holding up just fine.
I am pretty sure they will get endless hours playing with this castle.
His friend Jaxon came over today and they both worked on it and had a blast.
The consensus is, "This is such a great set. It has really awesome mini figs."
And it does. It comes with eight, very detailed (LEGO style) figures. There are catapults and lots of other really cool working parts. There's even a rat for the dungeons.
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"It is so worth the money. It has a drawbridge that goes up and down and a gate too. The white horse can be a unicorn with the right armor. You can launch stuff from the towers. And you can have epic battles with the mini figs. The dragon knight is just plain awesome."
"This castle set is by far the best."
It has been a big hit for two LEGO fans that usually like to create their own stuff from large piles of mismatched LEGOS. With 933 pieces and just under $100, it makes each piece just over 10 cents. If you've ever priced out LEGO pick-a-brick pieces, you know that this is a good price.
The final message from them is, "Just buy it -- period."
When I was younger (up until I was about 16) I was an avid Lego builder. As I was (and still am) also a fantasy buff I spent a lot of time playing with the Mid-evil themed Lego sets. You could say in fact that castles were my wheelhouse. So when vine gave me an opportunity to review this set I jumped.
My initial thoughts all concerned the differences between the sets I grew up with and this one. When I was younger each set would come with a large green base board on which you would typically build your structures. Sometimes, these were simply large square green boards, sometimes, the castles would come with custom baseboards that placed them over a steep sided cliff for better protection. This set however, came with no foundation boards at all. Although this initially had me perplexed, as I began construction it became clear why this was the case.
Unlike the castles of yore, which were one piece and provided limited axis to the inside of the castle, this Castle is actually a collection of modular components, the main gate is one, the towers are each one, etc. The components are each build on their own bases and connected via lego sockets. There are several advantages to this structure. The first being that you can easily open up a part of the castle to hold a battle inside or to use the inner workings of the castle in some other way.Read more ›
That being said, once it is built even the youngest will get a kick out playing with the cool working catapults, working drawbridge, and LEGO characters (including The King, his 4 soldiers, a horse\unicorn, The Dragon Knight, and his 2 soldiers). I hate to admit it, but both my wife and I really enjoyed lobbing the round catapult blocks at the castle and trying to knock over the little soldiers!
It should be noted that this set also does take up a good bit of space and needs some additional room for the catapults to work. There are also quite a few small loose pieces as well (treasure chest, gems, etc). We don't ever have very small children over, but if you do it would be easy to guess that this set would likely prove a STRONG temptation for them (PLEASE heed the "Small Parts Warning"!).
This is a high quality set that is worth every bit of the asking price! My son is already planning a stop motion video using this set, which should be very fun indeed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After spending $350.00 on this discontinued set. Lego rereleased it for $99.00. Just let that sink in.Published 12 months ago by Jason Morgan
Used this item in our Summer Matters Medieval Times Thematic unit the program leaders and students thought it was awesome and fantastic.Published 13 months ago by Greg Defabio
This set was both easy to put together and very entertaining for the child I purchased it for. The assembly was well organized and the instruction booklet very well written. Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by Poia
I bought this for my boyfriend because he had always wanted the LEGO castle. He's 24, so this isn't just for kids. He had a lot of fun putting it together with his friend.Published on November 24, 2013 by Jordan
This is a really nice set, but like most big Lego sets, it is a bit pricey.
The castle builds in sections, so you can rearrange them in various formats which makes it... Read more
All legos are pricey, but I cannot tell you how much my son loves to play with them. We put this set together (it took quite a while) but it lasted for a long time before he... Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by D. Nichols
Toy was very stimulating for child to assemble, on his own. Instructions were clear. Castle is great to play with and to add to the rest of the "Kingdom". Thank you.Published on February 28, 2013 by TLF