Friday, July 8, 2016

LEGO Speed Champions Ford Mustang GT 75871 Set Review for MF0

The Box
Continuing with the Speed Champions.

Ship Front
Ship Back
Comparison
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

A similar ship to the last Speed Champion but this time a Double Defense Ship with 1 Weapon System. +5 points!
Stickers
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$14.99 / 185 = $0.08 per piece for under the ratio for +5 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 for +5 points.
Parts 3
Parts 4
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? 

Going to go with a yes on this one for +5 points.


The Set Front
The Set Back
Total: Another A+ Set, specially if you want some blue!


Breakdown

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Corvette Z06 75870 Set Review for MF0

The Box
I picked this up at TRU which seems to have exclusive rights to Speed Champions outside of LEGO stores. Do we have another theme week?

Ship Back
Ship Front
Comparison
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I built this frigate with full systems (1 Blue, 1 Yellow and 1 Red system). +5 points.


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

$14.99 / 173 = $0.09 per piece is below the ratio for +5 points!


Parts 1 - Want Hub Caps?
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?

This is a yes despite some parts that could be a challenge for use. +5 points


Parts 3
Parts 4
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Essentially I think this is a yes for +5 points.


Set Back
Set Front - No Stickers on
Total: A+ set! My original intent was trying to build a minifig scale frame but I did not succeed. Instead I got a nice frigate I am rather happy with.


Ship Breakdown

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Voices of Mobile Frame Zero 2016

I know I have brought this up before but now it is time to make it happen! Mobile Frame Zero Online Panel, Title: Voices of Mobile Frame Zero. We are looking at Sept 20 7:00p Eastern. Google Hangout on the Air so anyone can watch and if you miss it the panel will be on YouTube. The Q & A and Showcase features will be on during the broadcast. If you won't be able to watch but have questions then email them to darkcloudblogs@gmail.com with Voice Questions in the title.
Right now we have Raymond (aka Mantis King) from The Mobile Frame Garage, Samara (aka Serri) of Tribality and of course I (Templeton aka Shades Corvid) of Dark Cloud Blogs will be on the panel as moderator/speaker but I have slots to fill!
I would like to get 7 more people to join us! Do you blog or use to blog about MF0, do you travel around demoing the games, did you creator it, regular post SSCs or feel like a Voice for MF0? Shoot me an email with MF0 Voice in the title at darkcloudblogs@gmail.com with your preferred name, why you feel you're Voice and any links/media you like to be connected too. Spaces are on a first come, first served basis.

Friday, June 24, 2016

LEGO Friends Birthday Party 41110 Set Review for MF0

The Box
Seems we were preparing for a birthday party this whole time! Come, let's have some fun!

Three Builds! - Station, Cover and Frame
The Frame - Bouncer Front
The Frame - Bouncer Back
The Station - Local Wildlife Containment
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Well I got three builds from this set! As you can see we we have a station, some cover and of course a frame! +5 points!



Parts 1
Parts 2
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$19.99 / 191 pieces = $0.10 per piece for breaking even for 0 points.



Parts 3
Parts 4
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? 

Well, I build a frame so...yes? +5 points.


Parts 5
Parts 6
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

So we have a lot of parts which include plates and large bricks. We built a frame so we we have more than a handful in respect to the size of the set? We are going to say yes for +5 points.


The Set
Total: Man, is the party all ready over? The big one gets a A, perhaps borderline A-, score! Hope you had fun.

AFTER PARTY


Frame Card




Thursday, June 23, 2016

LEGO Friends Party Train 41111 Set Review for MF0

The Box
Some parties have conga lines that are line human trains but this a train with a bicycle engine!

Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Even with the larger piece count I still couldn't get a build. Sad Face. -5 points


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

$9.99 / 109 pieces = $0.09 per part for below 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?

There are certainly viable pieces to be found in this set for +5 points.

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

Despite not able to build a frame I am going to say yes for +5 points but almost went with zero points.


The Set
Total: A- score for the train! Now we got a reason to have this party!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LEGO Friends Party Cakes 41112 Set Review for MF0

The Box
Of course what makes a great party? Cakes, that is what!

Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

This is another bust on a built for -5 points.

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

$4.99 / 50 pieces = $0.10 per piece for 0 points.

Parts 2 - Can Frames Run on Milk?
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 useful pieces for +5 points.

The Set - Guest Star: Rally Car
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This is a no I am afraid for -5 points.

Total: B- set which isn't too bad for some fun colors!