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7037 Tower Raid is a Castle set released in 2008. It contains a tower belonging to the knights with a Orc Warrior trapped inside, a rolling siege tower belong to the trolls, with a dragon-headed battering ram and a bridge on it, two crown knights, and two troll warriors. The tower measures 8 1/2" tall and the siege tower is 8".
The tower is a three-story building that is completely open to the rear. The ground floor can be accessed via a door at the front and is otherwise completely open to the remaining sides, safe a collapsible wall segment on the right which is connected to the base with Technic pins, allowing it to be easily pushed over when attacked. This segment is part of a break-out mechanism for the jail on the second level, whose floor is supported by the top part of the collapsible wall and collapses as well when the wall is pushed over.
The jail is closed with bars on three sides but is open at the rear. On the third level is a small open room that contains a small table with a golden crystal on it. The top floor features two flick-fire projectiles with red 1x1 cones at the tips, mounted next to a crenel at the front side.
The siege tower features a battering ram on the first level. When the ram is pulled back a rubber band is used to build up sufficient tension to let it shoot forward upon release. The second level contains the boarding ramp which extends forward when a string is pulled backwards at the rear of the tower.
- The head at the tip of the battering ram is a Fenris Wolf head originally introduced in 7015 Viking Warrior challenges the Fenris Wolf in 2005.
- Other fortification/siege tower combinations
- 6061 Siege Tower (1984, Castle)
- 6062 Battering Ram (1987, Castle)
- 8800 Vladek's Siege Engine (2004, Knights' Kingdom II)
- Similar siege towers
- 8875 King's Siege Tower (2004, Knights' Kingdom II)