Saturday, September 21, 2013

LEGO TMNT Kraang Laser Turret Review for Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Atack

(After the comment by the Mantis King I have decided to update this blog post by adding additional material that I hope makes this even better post. New material shall be in this font color.)

This is a Review for the Kraang Laser Turret for the Game Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack that I should have posted about first but it is coming soon. Will be using the system established by the Mantis King to do this review, hope I do it justice.

Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?
Yes, sort of. The set itself could be used as a very small scout frame but very limiting so I will give it a +5.
I have to say this because technically it meets the yes BUT looking at our 'pre-built' frame it just doesn't give me a very good fuzzy feeling. I mean it really just looks like random parts with legs and a missile.

Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?
Due to a weekend special I only payed 3.39 but the retail price at $3.99 at Toys R Us with 36 pieces. The ratio comes out to be $0.11 so above giving a -10.

If you can't build a frame right away, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? 
Yes, giving it a +5.
This is honestly the best part about this set. Just about every piece in this bag is an active frame building piece or terrain. The bonus (or minus) is that some of these pieces are in some uncommon colors

Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?
Given that the whole bag is usable minus the minifigure I say yes giving it a +5.
See statement above.

This gives us a total of B+ though the gut is B.
Originally my gut was going with B but after thinking about it I really figured out what my issue is. It was the turret build itself. That was the B hanging in my gut but the reality is minus the recommended build plans this is a great poly bag I think. It above the ratio but at only by 1 cent, $3.99 over all and just about every piece in the bag is a frame viable piece so all that could make it a A- ish or so I think.

If I were to field it straight I would be.

Single Shot Rocket 

Why my frame layout choice?
Again I really don't like the idea of using the  suggested build as a frame BUT if I did it looks like a scout to me that runs and hides spotting other frames to report back to a bigger gun. It one shot missile is for self defense so it can run or perhaps to ambush snipe an open unaware target. That is what it make me think so based on this flavor in my head is what equals the above build choice.

Icons by Soren.


  1. You could use the ray as an over'd direct-fire or artillery. Call it an ultraviolet laser, first hit take the cone, which focuses the beam, second hit takes the dish, which is the actual laser.

    1. Very true but I was going with the image of firing then get out of dodge concept because that is what it looked like.

  2. I'd like to see more discussion about the set itself though. Why do you like it? Why do you think it only deserves a "B"?

    1. Thanks for commenting! After I thought about your questions I decided to address it in the blog itself. I hope this answers the questions and I think it is even better post now!