Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LEGO Batman Movie Battle Pod 5004929 Set Review for MF0

The Bag
First let me just admit I freaked out seeing this as it reminds me of Pods/X-Pods LEGO line. Sadly I wasn't into LEGO at the time this line come about but when I stumbled upon it I fell in love and did a bit of Ebaying. Now this isn't quite the same but I feel like the spirit is there. I have seen a preview and seems we are getting a series of these for the year but looks like their focused on minifigs but how cool would it be to get one where we could fold up frames, put them in the pod and carry them in our pockets?!

Well moving on to the actual set! These are a Free with Purchase of $30 of LEGO Batman Movie sets or you can just buy it (at TRU.)

Pod Closed
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

No creation to be found here but maybe you can field 'fancy' dress Batman? -5 points.


Pod Open
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

 $5.99 / 24 = $0.25 per part! Jeez I think that is the worse ratio I have ever seen but these Pods are new but...wow! This week there is also a sale going on for the LEGO Batman Movie sets which includes these pods. -5 points.


Poorly Dressed Batman...
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? 

There are certainly some frame parts, though more on the cosmetic side? +5 points


Parts
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? 

Hmm, sort of a tough on this one and I think I will actually go with Zero points as just about all can be useful but more cosmetic over function parts.

The Set
Total: B- set, maybe but I think it still neat and fun but probably not for MF0 directly.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Milano 30449 Set Review for MF0

The Bag
This was a LEGO Store pay $30 get this free promo but a lot of those have become regular buy polybags so far this year so I am hoping this one follows that path too.

The Set
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

The set as is can be dropped right into IO and I think could serve as a Capital Ship! +5 points


Parts 1
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part. 

I forgot to check the ESV in the legal so going to go with $3.99 unless I see something different in the future than will update it.

$3.99 / 64 = $0.06 so very under the ratio for +5 points!


Parts 2
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Yes, several good frame parts in this bag so +5 points!


Parts 3

Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? 

Another quick and easy yes for +5 points!


Parts 4
Total: With my guessed value we have an A+ set and still have one if I did $4.99 honestly. Hopefully this makes it way as a general purchase for a bit; could be a fun entry set into Intercept Orbit.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LEGO Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer 30277 Set Review for MF0

The Set
Picked this polybag up at TRU, another Ship in a bag to get started in Intercept Orbit?

The Set....and The Build
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Another Micro-ship build that can translate well into Intercept Orbit but probably as a Frigate, be nice if we can find a capital ship. +5 points.


Parts 1
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$3.99 / 56 parts = $0.07 for under ratio for +5 points!


Parts 2

If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? 


I think this is certainly a yes for +5 points!


Parts 3
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This is where I split hairs and going to go with 0 points!

Total: Might have to pick up this A set to build some more.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nexo Knights Battle Suits and Combo Nexo Powers Showcase for MF0

Boxes and Bag
Alright boys, girls and non-binary children it is time for a big old showcase/review...thing! Get excited! Today's topic is ALL the battle suits AND the Combo Nexo Powers bags aka shields 'n' combo plate bags.

Let's start with the Combo Nexo Powers

The Bag
So in the bag you get 5 shield plates, a 2x2 tile, a round boat bumper, two 1x2 side clips, the combo plate and a poster of all the possible shields there are in the bags; the patterns are random.





The Bags are 3.99 which comes out to be about $0.40 per piece which is way over ratio but perhaps cheaper than what you will find on Second Markets for the combo plate which is a real interesting piece which has Cover potential or big shield for frames.

It also might be worth it if the random frame patterns wasn't so wide so you could use it as like a uniform symbol to put on your squad of frames? Onto the battle suits

"To Battle!"
So straight up ALL the Battle Suits are Over the Golden Ratio with Macy being the biggest offender. I did build a frame out of one of the sets (Axl) and essentially they are all very similar sharing the same core build style but the difference come in the detailing and weapons.

They all push against The Box's walls to the point that I am not going to recommond using the set in MF0: Rapid Attack unless that is the general style of your group's builders OR...you ALL field the Battle Suits which could be fun and certainly SOME system options with each Battle Suit. Gallery Time?

Axl Frame
Axl Battle Suit

Axl Battle Suit

Parts 1 
Parts 2



Parts 3

Parts 4

Parts 5

Axl Fig
Clay Battle Suit

Battle Suit

Parts 1

Parts 2

Parts 3
Lance Battle Suit

Battle Suit - Love these skate feet...

Parts 1

Parts 2

Parts 3

Parts 4

Lance Fig
Aaron Battle Suit

Aaron Battle Suit

Parts 1

Parts 2

Parts 3
Macy Battle Suit

Battle Suit

Parts 1

Parts 2

Parts 3
And that is all folks. Hope this was fun and informative!