Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BanBao Off Brand Showcase for MF0

One of many bags.
So I discovered these at Wal-Mart and figured I at least check them out given they all were all under ratio as long as they were not one of the double minifig packs. They are all $2.98

Set Parts
Minifig Parts
So I was surprised buy the quality of the plastic. It was nice and sturdy but certainly had a different feel to it then LEGO or even MEGA BLOKs. Though I couldn't fit the core of the minifig into the body so I didn't assemble it.

The Set
Before I put the set together I tried the pieces with LEGO plates and compared them. So they are technically compatible but there are some issues. The plate elements are just a bit thicker and the studs share the same trait leaving a gap everywhere. Also they are a tad loose as if the stud is a hair too thing. This is also reflected in the build as well.

2nd Bag
Opening a second bag I see these traits are pretty consistent and after looking at the bags the designers are not the best I would so. So I would NOT recommend picking this up and I think the destiny of these are a Goodwill donation.

Parts from bag 2
More Parts.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

LEGO City Police Car Set 30352 For MF0

The Bag
One of two bags for Target's Easter selection.

Prison Transport HVA or perhaps a Frigate?
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I got the small asymmetrical spaceship above for +5 points.

Parts 1
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?

$3.99 / 50 = $0.08 cents per parts.Under ratio for +5.

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 is some parts here for +5 points.

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

Oddly enough I will go with my gut for 0 points.


Total: A set so not bad and the 'Police' Piece could be fun for some Law Enforcement Frames.