Sunday, June 28, 2015

LEGO Jurassic World Gallimimus Trap Review for MF0

The Bag, Sorry about the Crappy Photo.
So I got this polybag with my pre-order of LEGO Jurassic World Video Game. It is the best pre-order LEGO game bonus to date. Usually you just get a minifigure but here we have a micro set! I was planning to do a showcase on it given I didn't pay for it BUT then I got a email from TRU saying this same poly is there current 'Buy $30 of LEGO get this free set'. My local one hasn't carried it yet and I can't find any US pricing for it. So, going off history and the currency collector suggestion we will presume this is a $3.99 set for now.

This counts, right?
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Well, I sort of utilized the dino to be able to make something, which is what I wanted to do in the first place but some might not like that idea.

Dino: +5
No Dino: -5
Parts 1

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

Going off our presume price of $3.99/29 parts = $0.14 a part! Wow -10


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?

There are a few parts, but not a lot of 'core' stuff but the chain could be some fun! +5


Parts 3 - The Gallimimus - which shouldn't have teeth like that...
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This is a flat out no. -5


The Set
Total: Well for the 'Dino Frame' we get a B- but the way up cost might push it to a B. Without the 'Dino Frame' we get a C. Though I think the Jurassic World line has some of the highest franchise tax I have seen so not surprising...though you might see some more 'Dino Frames'


Sunday, June 7, 2015

LEGO Juniors Race Car Rally Review for MF0


The Box
Picked this up AWHILE ago, mostly for the reusable container which now holds all my 2x4 bricks and bigger.
Presenting...Diesel Punk!

video

Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Got a basic and simple Hi-Legs like frame but I rather like it but had to really shake the tree. +5 points.

Parts 1 - Been wanting to play with that Intake piece for awhile.
Parts 2 - These 1x4 mod plates with the 'pipe' angle extensions are interesting
Parts 3 - The worse things in this set.
Parts 4 - Some interesting looking things here
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$29.99 / 350 pieces = $0.09 per piece. Just under the ratio for +5 points!

Parts 5
Parts 6
Parts 7
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 some common parts here along with someones I think could be interesting to see used. +5 points.

The Pime Build from this Junior Set.
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Now I did get a frame out of this set which usually means this question usually is an auto yes BUT looking at the ratio of truly useful parts vs 'wall pieces' things start getting iffy. I think I am going to have to go with a -5 for this set.

Close look on the Trophy - Winner!!!
Total: We have a A- for this set but could be said A if you are looking to use the container to store your stuff! Honestly I am surprised we don't see a lot more builds using that intake/engine block piece! Has it been use in a frame chef? Does the hanger still do that?


Monday, June 1, 2015

Mixel Series 1 Bonus - Mixel Cards

If you missed Mixel Series 1 Week you can find the three reviews here: Infernites, Cragsters and Electroids.

Repeating in these reviews I mention you could just field the Mixel and it true though you might have to toss a weapon or a shield into their hands to round them out. With that spirit in mind I present Mixel Mobile Frame Cards given suggested load outs of the Mixels as is!