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4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« on: October 19, 2006, 15:06:09 »
REVIEW OF THE NEW FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE (4258)

Let me start be saying that the NEW Fairy-Tale Carriage is BEAUTIFUL !!!

It is also a bit of a challenge to assemble ...  8}

I had always loved the accessories, but never thought very much about the original "blue" Fairy-Tale castle itself until I saw Mi-Chi's fantastic Loire Castle built from Playmobil's SystemX!


(Click on Mi-Chi's photo above to see more of his splendid Loire Castle.)

However, this is NOT a review of the NEW pink castle nor of the original blue castle !!!

This is a review of the NEW Fairy-Tale Carriage ... :)

The art work on the box shows what the fully assembled carriage will look like when you have finished putting it together. DON'T BE MISLED BY THE PRETTY PICTURES !!! ...  8}

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ...  :eh?:

There are too many parts that can be assembled incorrectly. Unless, you are lucky enough to
have the gold side panels slip into place on the first try, they can be somewhat confusing.
(Hint: The top "peg" isn't a peg at all but a "hook" that slips around the side wall of the carriage.)

The first photo shows the parts bags ...

And the second photo shows the gold side panels correctly assembled ... :)
(Actually it shows the entire carriage assembled correctly.) ... :lol:

BTW, if you have noticed that there are bridles on the two horses in the photos that are NOT in the original set, you have good eyes and a great memory. These blue bridles were "borrowed" from the Roman Quadriga. (There are NO bridles with the Fairy-Tale Carriage.)



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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 15:14:02 »
Now, an escort of the royal guard Special (4611) and a crowd of beclogged peasants with muskets and pitchforks etc, and you have the start of a French Revolution theme. ;D
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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 15:20:20 »
Some box art work ...

In the first picture you can see the splendid uniforms of the two royal carriage men ...

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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2006, 15:21:48 »
Now, an escort of the royal guard Special (4611) and a crowd of beclogged peasants with muskets and pitchforks etc, and you have the start of a French Revolution theme. ;D

You really need to join GW-PC, Gordon ... :lol:

All the best my "blood-thirsty" friend ... ;)
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forgot some "quote" marks ... ;)
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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2006, 15:38:08 »
Here are three more photos ...

The Royal Couple ...

A top view of the assembled carriage with rider and footman ...

And, a rear view showing the detail of this very nice carriage ...


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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 16:03:45 »
Last two photos ...

Side view of carriage ...

And, a close-up of one of the carriage men.

I chose to use an outrider and a footman as this might have been typical of this period, but you can certainly put the "rider" in the "box seat."

BTW, this carriage lends itself to conversion. It could be converted by a skilled customizer into the State Coach of England. (The third picture.)

I hope that you have enjoyed this review ... ;)

All the best,
Richard




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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2006, 20:16:30 »
Thanks for the info and photos Richard. I suspect I will be assembling one of these come Christmas Day ::) for Sirena, so the tips will be very useful!
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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006, 20:20:51 »
Great review, thanks for posting Richard  :)

I know that Captain Henry's Sirena will not be the only one getting this carriage for Christmas  ;)

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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 02:45:44 »
Thanks for the great review Richard  :)
Those are the first of the new style horses to have paint detailing - in this case the saddle blankets.

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Re: 4258 FAIRY-TALE CARRIAGE
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006, 18:06:02 »
Thanks for the info and photos Richard. I suspect I will be assembling one of these come Christmas Day ::) for Sirena, so the tips will be very useful!

Thanks, Cap'n Henry ...

I'm sure that Sirena will love it !!!

BTW, the other parts that can easily be assembled incorrectly are the gold forward and rear grab rails.

The rear grab rail comes with the finials permanently fixed on each end. The forward grab rail has separate finials that are inserted into the curved white carriage brackets.

Have fun ...
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Great review, thanks for posting Richard  :)

I know that Captain Henry's Sirena will not be the only one getting this carriage for Christmas  ;)

Hello, Kristian ...

I think that whoever you get one for will really enjoy it ...
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Thanks for the great review Richard  :)
Those are the first of the new style horses to have paint detailing - in this case the saddle blankets.

Thanks for your compliment, Tim ...

And, I thought maybe you might be able to use the owl (from the
KING'S THRONE) somewhere on your excellent ANIMOBIL site ... ;)

All the best everyone,
Richard