Through Steve’s Lego Blog I came across Lego item 6000, an “Idea Book” from 1980. The horse-drawn cart jumped out at me as being both interesting and something we might have enough of the proper pieces to build.
Today we attempted to build a 2011 Lego Kingdoms set, Blacksmith Attack (6918):
This set is 104 pieces (including all the minifigs and tools). This set mostly uses types of pieces that are fairly common in current/newer sets, but it does require a few technic pieces for the moving parts.