Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mixel Series 1: Cragsters Review for MF0

Next up the Cragsters! I try to have fun when making this reviews and I hope that comes across. That fun I think is a bit on showcase with this review. I had some hopes to maybe make 'astroid ships' from this sets but didn't really work out. Maybe I should ask for some help from the Hanger? Anyways, let's get to it. First up is...

Krader

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

I sort of got a creepy simple frame out of it but I like it! +5 Points



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

$4.99/66= $0.08 per part making this under the ratio for +5



Parts 1

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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?

Absolutely it does! +5 points



Parts 3

Parts 4


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

Also going to say yes to this one for +5 points!



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Total: Good start with an A+ set. Now to have some fun.


Frames and Friends
Set and Friends


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Seismo

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

I got cool looking frame and neat spaceship but the ship is more of a HVA then a frigate or a capital ship. 5+ earned!



Pincher Frame Side By Side
Fin Ship Side by Side
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/50= $0.10 per parts (rounding up) makes this right on the Golden Ratio for +0 points which is better then losing points!



Parts 1
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?

Absolutely, I built a frame and a spaceship! +5 points



Well, you are a tall glass of water!
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This one seems a bit tighter in parts but still makes the cut at +5



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Total: This set is an A, just short of earning it's + status but not a surprise showing from a mixel set though.


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Shuff


The Bag
Well, in the middle of doing Shuff's photo taking and building I had to stop and put everything away. Somehow I have misplaced this Mixel and have no build/photos of Shuff the set. Also, I was not able to build the Cragster MAX either but you can check out that Max here.

Frame Build, I like the legs!
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Again I got a Frame and a spaceship (some what on the fragile side) build from this set. I like the frame and it's legs specifically, even though it turned out differently then my intention. +5 points.

Spaceship!
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/ 51 = $0.10 per part, another Cragster breaking off evenly for +0 points!

Parts 1
Parts 2
Parts 3
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?

When you can build a frame, this answer is usually yes. This set is no different for +5

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

Good amount of useful parts, I think over all it has more frame parts then the other Cragster bags. +5 points

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Total: And the Last set for the Cragsters is another A set which isn't bad at all! 




Final Thoughts: We have a lot of good parts with none of the sets going below the ratio but not a lot of exciting colors so some might frown on that. I like me some grey so all good for me!

2 comments:

  1. I like the chicken walker you made from the Siesmo set. That was one of the sets in this series I didn't get to before they sold out. I can semi-visualize some sort of IO cruiser being assembled from a combination of parts from the three sets.

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