Lego Castle (and Town), Part III: On Reassembling Lego Sets and Summaries of Wolfpack Tower, Wolfpack Renegades, Black Monarch’s Ghost, And More

Yes, it’s another article about Lego.  I’ve been spending a lot of time with this stuff this month.

After finishing with building the fantastic Lion Knights’ Castle set, which I discussed in my last article but will cover in greater depth later, I got bitten by the Lego bug again. Well, what better thing is there to do after you turn 40? This will only last so long before the sets start just sitting there again, but I’m having a lot of fun with reassembling a bunch of my long-in-pieces sets for now. So, I got out my large metal container filled with loose Lego pieces, a small box with some Lego vehicles, and also a old Oreck vacuum box with the remnants of our ’90s Lego town in it, found and got out the manuals out for sets I want to repair or reassemble, and started reassembling some sets with a focus on the Castle sets as well as some relatively easy to fix Town sets which had been assembled when put in the box decades ago but now are dissolved into pieces. Now, I love the stuff we built with those sets, but … it’s been literally just sitting in a box, untouched, for years. It’s not doing much good there, so why not do something with the stuff now that I’m in a Lego kick at the moment? I don’t like the idea of not having the town anymore, but so much of it has fallen apart over the years as it is that time has kind of destroyed it anyway. And some will be left I’m sure, I’m not going to try to reassemble everything, if I even could considering that a few parts probably come from sets I’ve lost the boxes and instructions for.

So, how has this gone? Well, it sure is interesting. It is very time consuming and frustrating, but interesting. As I work on and complete each set I am keeping a file of missing pieces, so I know how many pieces from that set are missing and exatly what they are. Eventually I will probably order replacements for those pieces from Bricklink. You cannot play with Legos as a child without losing some pieces, so it’s fine that some were lost. I am more impressed by how relatively few, so far, are missing! Most sets have a few missing pieces, most frequently weapons which I seem quite short on, but most of the parts are here and that’s great. I suspect that sets I got earlier, like Town Wall Tavern, will have more missing pieces than sets I got in the mid ’90s, but we’ll see. I’ve done well so far at finding most of the parts.

The Pieces and Sets I’m Starting From

But before I get more into that, I should discuss what I’m working with. I do not have a nicely organized parts collection. Instead, I’ve got a bunch of baseplates with the remnants of our homemade town buildings on them, some mostly assembled vehicles some of which are official and some our own creations, a bunch of loose pieces and chunks of sets, and a lot of loose pieces. The pieces used in our town come from town, space, pirate, and castle sets. As I said, I kept most of my ’90s castle sets assembled, but other than a few spaceships and the shells of the pirate ships, just about everything else was taken apart to go into the town. The baseplates from sets such as Forbidden Island and Wolfpack Tower had some of our mostly one-brick-high buildings built on them.

Of the stuff we had, what official sets were left assembled but have fallen apart and should be not as hard for me to piece back together? From Town, first, four Paradisa sets: Cabana Beach, Sand Dollar Cafe, Dolphin Point, and Sunset Stables. From regular Town: Surf Shack, Pizza To Go, Gas Stop Express, Gas Transit, and Surveillance Squad. And from Space, only a tiny little Space Police ship and the Spyrius ship from the 2-pack that also included the Royal Knights catapult. We never had nearly as many Space sets as the other main themes, but I wasn’t interested in them enough to keep most the ones we did have assembled. I do have a couple of my own creation space sets, one a midsized one I quite like, though.

So, to repeat myself, looking at the stuff we created today, while I have some good memories of building it, I don’t like most of it to keep it assembled, and very much want to see the original sets again. So, I set off on both reassembling unassembled sets, and repairing and correcting changes I made to sets that are otherwise assembled, because a lot of my changes were not for the better, it’s more ‘I want to use that piece for something else, let’s take it off’ and such.

Reassembly Begins

Majisto’s Magical Tower

When I decided to start reassembling sets, I started with Majisto’s Magical Tower, that Castle set which has long been sitting on my castle Lego table in a partially missing, damaged state. The two sides of the set are there, but not the stuff that goes in between them. So I got the instructions, got out the boxes, looked for the missing pieces, and reassembled it. I was left with about five or ten missing pieces, which is not great given how much of the set started out assembled, but I found substitutions for most of them and the set looks much better now. Better yet, as I have continued to rebuild sets I’ve found more of the pieces, and now this set is down to only four missing pieces. The rooves actually line up now! It’s a miracle! The set looks pretty nice now, I like it a bit more than when the middle part of the set was missing. I like that it is a house, there are not many houses in the Castle theme. This is a decently good set with a nice exterior and a solid interior.

Town Sets: Dolphin Point (Paradisa) and Rocky River Retreat

After that I decided to start with some of the easier sets. So, I put back together two of the sets which had been fully assembled when put IN that box several decades ago, but had totally broken apart over the years and moves in between. I thought that these sets would be easier to assemble than the fully disassembled ones, so I decided to reassemble them even if I don’t have a Town setup now or anywhere to put one. I have always liked these two sets though, they have really nice unique baseplates and good designs, so I fixed them up, put them back together, and tried to find their missing pieces. These two were the most complete of the broken-apart sets, which is why I chose to rebuild them first.

After some time hunting through the box, I found almost all of the parts for both sets. I eventually found all of the parts for Dolphin Point, and all but one or two for Rocky River Retreat; all I’m missing are the rope for the fishing pole and maybe a grey bird. That’s pretty good, and I like both of these sets. It’s great these sets are assembled now. Dolphin Point is a great set. It’s a simple build, but the resulting lighthouse looks very nice on its island. Paradisa may have been a female-aimed line, but Lego did a good job making some of its sets appeal to anyone, including boys like me. I don’t think I’d say any of Lego’s other female-aimed lines have been as successful at appealing to everyone, the others are much more targeted at only girls. As I’ve said before Lego used to be a more ‘these sets are for anyone’ company, instead of the ‘we make targeted sets based on popular licenses and such’ company as they are now, and this is another example of that change, I think. The minifigures in Paradisa sets are generally split half and half between male and female figures, and while the pale green, blue, white, and pink color scheme is clearly feminine, sets like three of the ones I’ve got will appeal to anyone who likes beach vacations and the like. I’ve never been to the tropics, but have been doing summer beach vacations most of the years of my life and Lego’s beach sets evoke that. I don’t like the little horse-riding Paradisa set nearly as much as the beach ones, though; my sister is the one who liked horse riding. Dolphin Point is a great looking set with no real issues.

As for the other set, Rocky River Retreat, it doesn’t have a specific subtheme, but it also is a vacation set. We traveled on long vacations every summer in my childhood and teenage years, so I naturally liked this set. This set has a cabin by a river with a rope bridge, a SUV pulling a boat trailer, a couple, and a bunch of accessories — a chainsaw, a pickaxe, a fishing pole with line, a metal detector, and a horse. It’s a nice little model with lots of stuff to play around with on their mountain getaway. Really my only complaints about this pretty good set are that while the window has shutters, the window behind the shutters is tiny and solid and isn’t the classic Lego opening window, and that those rope bridges seem to fail over time. I have two, and BOTH are badly bent in, making them hard to keep in place — the bridge is held up by pins in its corners on each end, and the weight or design of the bridge or something causes it to bend inwards over time. Ah well. Other than that this set is pretty good and certainly is nostalgic.

My Wolfpack Tower, in its temporary location until I free up some space to move these around. Also next to it, two small sets which will be discussed later in this article…

A Full Rebuild: Wolfpack Tower

With some rebuilds done, I decided to pause on that and move on to the first one of the major rebuilds I wanted to do, that of Wolfpack Tower. This 1992 set is probably the largest and newest fully disassembled set I have. I would like to reassemble all of the castle sets for sure, and thought this one is the one I wanted to start with. I decided to start with Wolfpack Tower since it is a pretty interesting looking set and, as the newest set of the unassembled ones, I thought that maybe it would be a little easier to find the parts for.

And, well, I’d say mixed results on that one. On the one hand, I DID find almost all of the parts. I’ve only got four missing pieces. Impressively, the list of missing parts on Wolfpack Tower is actually as short as that of Majisto’s Magical Workshop, even though it had been totally disassembled, its parts had been reused or left loose in the parts bucket, and its distinctive blue 32×16 baseplate had been reused for a house in town. However, rebuilding this set took me a LONG time. It took probably a full eight hours to reassemble a set which, if you had all the parts right in front of you, wouldn’t take more than 15 or 20 minutes. I have said several times here that this process is time consuming, but that should give a good idea of how long it can take. A more professional Lego builder would have a large toolbox-style wall of shelves of small bins, to quickly find each piece they want, but I don’t have that or the space for anything like that. So, I need to do the very annoying “sift through the bin or spread it out all over the floor and spend like half an hour looking for one little piece that was right under your hand where you started the whole time”, which totally isn’t frustrating at all. Heh.

The act of searching for those parts was simultaneously fun, interesting, and very annoying. When you are looking for one tiny piece, which you may only have a few of, among so much stuff, it is pretty hard to find without a lot of patience. And while I was close to giving up at the halfway point of this build, when I had a long list of missing pieces I just could not find, after coming back to it a day later and putting a lot more time into hunting for parts, I found almost all of them. That sure was satisfying. I think I will continue rebuilding old sets from these pieces, I’m having enough fun and satisfaction from this to keep going. Plus, I’ve got several sizable models’ worth of pieces removed from the piles… heh.

So, what pieces have I lost in the probably almost 30 years since I got this set? First, the two grey thin hinge plates. I could not find any, and substituted other colors. Second, one of the grey angled brick pieces is missing and I had to substitute a different color. And last, I can’t find all of the grey L corner blocks, one is missing. I had a very hard time finding these blocks, several were missing from both this set and Majisto’s Magical Workshop and I eventually gave up on finding them and substituted other parts… before today, when I decided to redo Black Falcon’s Fortress and find as many of its missing parts as possible and I realized that I had used three of them there. Well, that leaves only one missing now, which is great. Finding those was quite the mystery… heh. Maybe I should get some more of those bricks for Black Falcon’s Fortress, they do improve it and only weren’t used there because I don’t think Lego had created that brick yet. Fortunately I do still have the original Wolfpack flag. I found all five Wolfpack minifigures, too, and the three from this set are correctly equipped, including the leader’s shield. Unfortunately, the guy from Medieval Knights seems to be missing his shield, which is annoying; I really wonder where that other shield went. Ah well.

Review: Wolfpack Tower

Wolfpack Tower is a midsize Lego Castle set. It is the largest of the three Wolfpack sets, for that short-lived robbers’ faction which I covered in my last Lego post. The concept here is a tower on a little rocky island, connected to land by a stone bridge. The idea is good, and the visual look of the set from a distance is also good. This is a pretty nice looking classic Castle set, and particularly from the front or the angled view Lego used in all marketing materials it looks nice. The bridge looks great, the tower’s gatehouse and BURP/LURP sides look like a rocky island with building built into it, and the tower in the back, complete with glow-in-the-dark ghost, is classic Castle Lego all the way. There are torches, ladders, and more. The way the sides fold out to give you access to the interior of the tower is important as well. You need some way to get into this small, fully enclosed building. I like the curved turret piece on the BURP, too. Wolfpack Tower has plenty of strengths thanks to its great exterior looks.

Once you look at this set closer up, though, you see a bunch of issues. Perhaps most notably, the interior of this tower is very odd. So, the inside of the tower basically consists of the ground, which is blue and doesn’t have a plate over it making it look like the inside of the tower is underwater; a folding ramp which leads down from the bridge and little gatehouse area to the ground, or up to the ghost’s chamber if you turn it upwards; and two ladders. That’s it, other than a treasure chest underneath the ramp. One ladder goes from the gatehouse, and serves as a somewhat weak portcullis. With the ladder down it looks like the path forward is barred, but it’s just a ladder attached only at the top and there isn’t some kind of locking mechanism here, so you can just push it up. You’d need to just pretend it’s attached somewhere. You can secure this by folding the ramp up, forming a more solid wall, though, but of course then the Wolfpack defenders can’t get to the gate either. This ladder is not very useful as a ladder, it doesn’t really go anywhere; it’s hard to imagine someone using it to get up the gatehouse tower, stuff is in the way. The other ladder is on the back tower and goes up to the ghost’s chamber. It works better, either as a ladder to climb up to the ghost’s chamber or from there over to the side tower on the BURP, or as a gate door holding in the ghost. The baseplate is solid blue, so you either need to pretend that there’s a floor, or say that the tiny interior of the fort is totally flooded, which would leave the Wolfpack guys basically nowhere to stay.

And that’s all you get for an interior. The back of the tower has some little spaces in the ghost’s tower and below, but as they are in the insides of curved wall pieces they don’t have pins to actually attach anything there. The ghost is held in by partial walls, but the lower space isn’t very useful. Even if you pretend that the blue ground isn’t water, it’s still a pretty small space mostly filled with the ladders and a treasure chest. Sure, it’s kind of neat how you can move the ladders and ramp up and down into various configurations, but even at the time I think it is reasonable to expect a bit better than this. I know this is a Lego model we’re talking about, but even so this interior is both odd looking and not very functional. The absence of anywhere to stand on the left side of the fort, opposite the BURP tower, also limits their options. If you have all five official sets which have Wolfpack figures in them you’d have eight Wolfpack guys, which is really too many to fit in this fort if you put them all here. That’s not a problem many Lego factions have.

Another strange thing about this set is the grey wall that loops around the middle of the tower. So, around the little tower there is a crenelated wall of grey bricks and arches. From the outside it looks like a second row of fortifications behind the outer rocks and towers. It’s a nice design element from a distance, and it’s even there in the back tower — there is a row of grey, with two little holes, in between the two layers of curved tower blocks. In fact, though, it is nothing other than something to look at, because there is no wall-walk behind those crenelations. They are just meaningless bricks which don’t actually serve any purpose, because nobody can hide behind them. Lego has done this in other sets — the brand new Lion Knights’ Castle has some sections with walls with crenelations but no way to stand on that wall, bizarrely — but I definitely don’t like it in either set. Crenelated walls exist for people to stand behind to defend the wall from, but this can’t do that. I know, a floor in the middle would get in the way of the ladders, but surely they could have come up with SOMETHING! As it is, this wall really only serves the purpose of getting in the way of Wolfpack defenders trying to get to their redoubt on the BURP, since they’d need to climb over the end of the pointless grey wall to get to their actually functional side tower. Yeah.

And lastly, there is even an issue with the otherwise best part of this set, the bridge in the front. So, the bridge on this set is great! It looks nice and is a convincing stone bridge, it’s just that the walls on the sides are low. Most classic castles have crenelations this same height on top of their walls, one solid row of bricks with an intermittent row above that, but those are on top of a wall. This is on a much lower bridge, making the figures more exposed. One more row of bricks on the sides of the bridge makes it look better.

Overall, I can see why I didn’t keep Wolfpack Tower assembled. This set looks good, with solid exterior design, decent playability, and a nice fully enclosed design, but the strange and somewhat ‘missing’ interior and odd design decisions hold it back. It’s an average set overall I would say. I’m impressed that I managed to find enough parts to reassemble it so close to completely and overall enjoyed putting this set back together, though, even if I’ve always had some issues with the actual model. And since I’ll be mostly looking at it now the issues aren’t as important as when I was ten.

More Set Repair, and Castle Minifigure Repair

The next thing I did was to go back to reassembling more of the busted-up town sets. I started with the remaining three Paradisa sets, Sand Dollar Cafe, Cabana Beach, and Sunset Stables. That’s one larger set and two little ones. I definitely like the Sand Dollar Cafe, I think it is Lego’s only beach scene and it’s a pretty nice one. The set is fairly simple, but is great to look at with its beach-print baseplate and beachside cafe. I found almost all of the parts. Additionally, I also repaired the gas station set Gas Stop Shop. It’s a pair of gas pumps with some tools and such in between, and also a gas tanker truck and a tow truck. The two vehicles were already assembled, but the pumps had come apart. Fortunately I found almost all of the unique pieces, only one wrench is missing.

I also repaired the castle set Sea Serpent.  It was mostly correct, but I had modified the way the central oars work, moved the mast, removed the large shields, removed the two rear oars, and replaced the rear flag stand with an oar.  It now is as the instructions show.  I like my modifications to the central oars and may get some parts to do that again, I like them better when they can rotate down to the water instead of only sideways as the set as it is does, but the rear oars and back of the set certainly look better now.  This set is complete other than missing one of the large shields.

With those successes, I decided a few days later to tackle a bigger project: checking through my castle minifigures and trying to put them back together into their original configurations. This ended up being an all-day project which required a lot of research by looking at the set instructions. I found that I had taken apart and redesigned almost every single Crusader, Black Falcon, and Black Knight minifigure. They all needed to completely come apart to be put back together in their original configurations. I had even changed the bodies on all four Black Knight knights, even under their armor! Putting all of them back together in their original configurations took longer than any set has taken, and I found that I have a problem: I seem to have lost a LOT of weapons. Most sets have almost all of their main parts, but when it comes to spears, swords, bows, and the rest, a whole lot are missing. Some helmets are missing as well. That’s pretty unfortunate, I will need to buy replacements.

One interesting thing I found while doing this is being reminded of how odd Lego’s design decisions sometimes are. So, almost every Crusaders set I have, and I have six different ones, has different-looking figures. There are different combinations of pants and torsos each time. The Black Falcons also change looks on a set-to-set basis, from the black pants of the Black Falcons’ Fortress to blue with a black waist of a later set and finally grey pants in their last figures from the Sea Serpent. Overall I like the blue with black waist pants look the best, which is why I’d swapped most of their figures over to those pants. The problem is most of those are Crusader pants and they’d all been swapped to a random mishmash of things, so to make them look better I had to give the Black Falcons back their original pants. Ah well, maybe that’s something to upgrade later. But seriously, I know that sets sometimes released years apart, but when you have a theme why not stick to it, minifigure design-wise? There is consistency in torsos within each theme, but not legs. It’s kind of funny to look at.

Additionally, I found that I have three extra Crusaders minifigures. I found them as loose torsos in one of the parts boxes, and I have no idea where they came from because they cannot have come from any of the Crusaders sets that I have. We must have been given them by someone else or something, there is no set which they could have come from that makes any sense for me to have. I have no other extra Castle minifigures for any other faction. I am missing one minifigure, though — I should have four of the red torso with red arms scale mail torsos, for Knights’ Stronghold and one of the guys on the Battle Dragon, but can only find three. For now I substituted a random space torso in its place, I’ll need to get a replacement. For that to be the only missing minifigure is pretty nice, though, I found everything else.

I also found that I had … reappropriated… some horseback knights. Several foot-bound figures actually were supposed to be knights; I actually have a full five Black Falcon horsemen, and that’s not counting their M-Tron king if I give him a horse. On the other hand I only have four Dragon Masters horseback knights — one of their horsemen had stolen his horse from the Royal Knights, who are now restored to having four horsemen instead of three they’d had for decades now. And I have five Black Knights. I do have only the one Crusader knight, though.

Set Rebuild Summaries

Set Rebuild and Summary: Black Monarchs’ Ghost

While working on the horsemen, I found the answer to a mystery. So, there is one Lego set that I thought I remember having, but did not put in my list. That set is Black Monarch’s Ghost, and I didn’t put it on the list because I couldn’t find any sign of the set — no knight, no box, no manual. Well, despite that, I do have this set. In fact, it is assembled now, it was the one set I reassembled the day I was working on the minifigures. The little building from this small set was among my loose pieces, and the ghost was elsewhere — it was in Dark Dragon’s Den, specifically — but the knight is the interesting part. I found the Black Monarchs’ Ghost knight… on that Crusaders horse. I had put him, in hits impressive armor, on the one Crusaders horse with its nice barded horse cover. I had lost the visor to his helmet, though, so he had a normal old-style helmet originally from one of the three Black Falcon knights who hadn’t had horses for decades. I found the helmet, and replaced the visor with an extra modern one I have. It’s not the right shade of grey at all, modern light grey is very light and does not at all fit with old grey sets, but it’ll do for now.

I am so, so happy to have found this set! I understand why I did what I did, the Twin Arm Launcher Crusader knight has an amazing barded horse but is a quite unimpressive normal minifigure and doesn’t even have a cavalry helmet, btu I had forgotten long ago that I had made this change. Losing the instructions, perhaps because I might have gotten it during our year Europe, definitely did not help. But it’s all reassembled now. The knight looks good, and the little building with a ghost in it is simple but nice. This is perhaps the first of the “small building with a trap” sets, and being an earlier set, from 1990, it’s not as gimmicky as the later ones — there is no trap here, just a ghost behind the doors. It works well, and those glow-in-the-dark ghosts are great. It’s a shame they couldn’t bring that back for the Lion Knights’ Castle. It’s so awesome I have this set assembled again, because of how I’d forgotten about it this was probably the best surprise I’ve had of all the stuff I worked on in this article.

Set Rebuild: Knights’ Arsenal

And then today, I spent more time reassembling sets. I started with this set, the Crusaders horsecart with weapons Knights’ Arsenal. For some reason I have two manuals for this set, and two minifigures that probably are from it, so I tried to build two. I put back together one Knights’ Arsenal as fully as I could, which was pretty close — all I’m missing is a shield, a sword or two, and a hatchet. However, the second one is missing a lot of pieces — the minifigure needs a helmet, spear, and shield, and the cart is missing its black boat piece that makes up the main part of the wagon. There are no supplies in the cart either, the other swords and hatchets are long gone. And worst of all, I can’t find a white horse for this set either. So yeah, I’ve only got maybe half of the second Knights’ Arsenal, but one is near-complete. It makes me wonder if I don’t actually have two of this set and had that second manual for some other reason? But I did have a blue bridle piece and two small wagon wheels which would surely have come from this set, so maybe I do have two of them but just somehow lost most of the wagon. Who knows.

Set Rebuild: Twin Arm Launcher

After that, I moved on to another Crusaders set, Twin Arm Launcher. This is the catapult that the horseman I reassembled correctly recently (above) goes to. Impressively, I was able to fully reconstruct this set with no issues other than some of the usual missing weapons and one little red 1x1x1 barrel piece. Finding all of the parts took a while, and it’s entirely possible we lost some and I’m using parts from some other set, but I found all of the correct parts and that is what matters. Once it was reassemble,d I remembered why I hadn’t kept it assembled in the first place: while it is okay, I’ve never loved this set. Well, I love the knight on horseback with his barded horse armor, but the catapult itself has issues. It’s not even close to the level of, say, the Dragon Defender. Each of its two arms has a relatively low movement range before they bump into either the wheel or the black pole the set uses to stop the arms. I think this set would throw blocks farther if it could throw from a bit higher up, but unfortunately it can’t. The arms also look a little odd in their default resting position, which is almost off of these red flat plates it uses to stop their motion — the black poles are almost at the edge of the plate. And last, the ends of the catapult arms are just these little 1×2 thin plates. They work decently as places for you to grab as you move the catapult arms to throw a stone, but look a bit silly and undersized. Something a bit more substantive on the ends would be better. I can see why I didn’t keep this catapult assembled, it’s alright but I’ve always had these little niggling issues with it which hold it back.

Black Falcons’ Fortress Repair

And lastly, I decided to rebuild the Black Falcons’ Fortress, trying to find all of the parts I had swapped for other colors and replace them with the correct grey bricks. I was inspired to do this because I know I didn’t get it quite right, some areas take off parts of the flooring of the wall walk off way too easily when you take minifigures off in a way that’d never happen if I had assembled it fully to the design. The good news is, I did, after spending some time on it, manage to almost entirely get the set back to looking how it should. I ended up swapping out probably several dozen parts; it may have looked good in that old photo, but look from the right angles and you’d have seen a bunch of white and black bricks. The set still has a sizable list of missing or broken parts, mostly minifigure parts as usual, but it’s a lot closer than it was. And I even found those missing grey L blocks! Redoing this was absolutely worth it and Lego’s best castle looks better for it. I kept a few little changes, such as adding some more clips to attach weapons to and a ladder, but the fixed colors and wall walks are much better now.

Set Summary: Wolfpack Renegades, and Conclusion

In addition to putting together sets I long had in pieces or reused the parts from, I also have thought about buying some classic Castle sets. Classic Castle Legos are expensive, particularly with the boxes and instructions as I would prefer to get them if possible, so so far I only have gotten one: Wolfpack Renegades, as the title suggests. It was not cheap with box and manual and for my money I got a set I had assembled in like ten minutes. The resulting horse cart looks good, though, and the trap floor you can hide a treasure chest underneath is a great concept. I’m not sure why the cart has a full-sized space for the treasure chest on top of the cart too, though. Also, this is a cart full of weapons! Who cares if you hide the treasure, the numerous weapons on the cart should tell anyone who sees it that these people are suspicious… it’s not exactly a disguised cart that the knights would overlook, heh. Well, not unless you take the bow, spear, sword, etc. off the cart and replace them with hay or something instead, which you could do. Regardless, this is a nicely designed set I definitely like the look of. I’m not sure where I’ll put the minifigures if not on the cart though, as I said Wolfpack Tower’s feeling pretty full with its current compliment of five and now I have seven of these guys. For now these two will stay on the cart. Do I recommend this set, yeah, sure. It’s good. Like a lot of Lego sets it is smallish, but that’s okay, you always need sets of all sizes.  The blue and black color scheme of the cart looks good, I like it.

And that is where I am now. My list of castle Lego sets to reassemble is a bit shorter now, which is nice I guess, but I’ll kind of miss it one I’m done. This is a totally different experience from just buying a set, it takes many times more time and is a nice search puzzle. Did buying Wolfpack Renegades make me want to buy more classic Castle sets, though? Well, yes and no. Yes, maybe some of the bigger ones, once I can find the space to put them somewhere. I really want King’s Mountain Fortress and Fire Breathing Fortress, along with Medieval Market Village. But the small sets? There’s just not nearly as much value there, the sets are small and very easy to build and it’s not like I’m going to play with them for hours like I would have as a kid. I’ll play videogames instead. Still, though, I expect my castle Lego collection to grow at least a little.

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