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Lego Maniacs' Guide: Reviews: Castle : Dungeon Hunters

[Purchase Lego at Amazon.com] 6042 - Dungeon Hunters

Rating: 3 Stars
Pros: It's always nice to add another vehicle to the kingdom.
Cons: Minor complaint, I would have liked more weapons.
Contents: 105 pieces including 3 mini-figs and 2 horses
Price: Discontinued
Reviewed: 30-Sep-1997
Reviewed by: Joseph Gonzalez

6042 The Kinsey Marshes have swallowed yet another group of victims! This time a small wagon carrying farm workers was found run off the county roadway, axle deep in the smelly swampland with nary a sole in sight. Clearly the Gobragee Beast still lives though his mistress was destroyed when father McKenzie razed the Waspra mansion (tragically ending his own life in the destruction). With the narrow roadway that passes through the marshes being the quickest way of commerce to the capitol this is the last straw for a people that thought a supernatural threat finally ended, but they have at last amassed sufficient funds to afford a small band of mercenaries announcing themselves as monster hunters. Prepared with a large iron cage and two sturdy horses that seem to panic at nothing, the heavily armored weapons master, his squire and an experienced tracker set out on a late afternoon to scour the unfriendly marshlands of Kinsey County!

Carts and coaches are of particular interest to me in the castle theme (adding to traveling options rather than just using horses), so jumped at the recent opportunity to pick one up. 6042 is a simple model consisting of a single horse-drawn cart with a prison cell taking up the main portion of the wagon. Barred doors hinge on clips and spears and are located on each side of the wagon (no particular locking mechanism in place). There is room in the front for the driver to sit and a couple of clips located at the rear of the wagon hold weapons or a banner. A second horse accompanies the cart along with two crusader knights and a forestman mini-fig. The set is small enough that there isn't a really good assortment of bricks for alternative models but the principal model itself is a lot of fun and provides you with a perfect wheelbase to create your own kind of cart. I consider the set worth picking up for the lion crest crusader knights that disappeared after this set's 1990 release. There's a minimal number of weapons here, but mixture of knights and a woodsman make for a perfect model to take along for entertainment on a long car trip.

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