Monday, December 5, 2016

LEGO Friends Cupcake Stall 30396 Set Review for MF0

The Bag
This was at Target released with the Volcano Jackhammer. I am sure the MoF0 veterans can already tell this is probably not going to be a good rating. Well let's find out!

Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

Not a good start, sadly I did not get any builds from this at all. - 5 points.


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

$3.99 / 28 = $0.14 per piece! We might have had a Friends set go under the Ratio but this one follows the usual trend of being above! -10 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 a few good frame parts, the spiral cones are always good missile/rocket tips. I always like printed pieces. Maybe it time for a Jam Gun... +5 points.


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

This sadly is a no for -5 points!

Total: The grade is a C, avoid this set unless you really want/need the parts inside!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LEGO City Volcano Jackhammer 30350 Set Review for MF0

The Bag
Found this one at Target, I know they are still on their website.

Adapter - Wheeled Tank
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

I got this simple but effective looking wheeled tank! I really like it and might have to order a few more bags! +5 points!

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

$3.99 / 53 = $0.08 per piece! Fantastic ratios in some of these bags lately. +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?

Yes for +5 points. I am a big fan of the harpoons and haven't seen them in a set in awhile.

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

Despite having a build I really like I am going to go with a no for this set giving us a - 5.

The set
Total: An A- set which isn't bad over all and I think I am going to make an army out of them?


Monday, November 28, 2016

LEGO Friends Bowling Alley 30399 Set Review for MF0

The Bag
I first found this at TRU but it is now at Target's stocking stuffer sections.

The Rack - Small Squad Transport Frame
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I made the little frame above, not my most elegant work but it works! +5 points.

Parts 1

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

$3.99 / 51 = $0.08 per part, not bad at all for a Friends polybag for once. +5 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?

This is a certain yes for +5 points!


The Set - And it is functional!
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This I think is a no but I did build a frame so my gut says to just give a score of 0 points!



Total: We have an A set for a Friends polybag, a rare thing bit still has the figure and not sure what one can do with that ball?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

LEGO Creator Reindeer 30474 Review for MF0

The Bag
So this is one of two polybag's in Target's stocking stuffer wall but as usual they are going fast.

The Frame: R-Games
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I got a pretty nice frame out of this over all. Felt like giving it a briefcase to hold. Perhaps a mobile station to claim? I think these could be pretty decent regular Hips and Shoulder options. +5 points.

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

$3.49 / 77 = 0.05 per piece! I think that is one of the best ratios I have seen outside of sales or offbrands! +5 points!

Parts 2 - Really need to remember to put a white paper down or something.
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?

Yes! Absolutely! +5 points.

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

Just about this entire bag is useful one way or another! +5 points.

Haven't seen one of these in a bit.
Total: Well we have an A+ set here though the only drawback is there are some unpopular colors but I don't care!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

LEGO City Rally Car 60113 Review for MF0

The Box
A set seen at every store of striking yellow and black. Let's check it out.

Stickers
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

Not sure why I couldn't get a build at the time but looking at the parts I am sure I could have gotten at least a spaceship similar to the Speed Champion sets so I am going to give it a flat zero points.


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

$9.99 / 104 = $0.10 per part breaking right on the ratio for 0 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?

Going to say yes to this one for 5 points!


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

Given I don't actually have anything as proof to this I am going to go with No for -5 points for this set.

The Set - Sort of Artsy Pic
Total: This set is B rating so if you like yellow it might not be that bad to pick up. Have fun!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mobile Frame Zero Fiction: The Bridge

An Mobile Frame Zero Tale

Usulih's, an Ijad, universe was nothing but white and pain. A moment later their the pain stopped and instantly replaced with loneliness and dreaded inner quietness despite the raging noise around them. Their senses clear as the white is replace with the tribe ship's bridge.

Alice-ih's, the ijad's bounded partner, lifeless body floated into the panicking ghanat being mauled. The armored four eyed beast was Eshih's body; now Eshih floated above their body in two pieces.

Usulih pushed down their swelling emotions; they were all in the middle of battle and dead ijad cannot morn. A panicking ghanat was a danger and they needed a body at the moment. They reached out their antenna to grab the beast. They move quickly and pulled themselves onto the new body as speaking prayers for Eshih.

Now one, barely, Usulih called out orders while pushing of the top back to a grip point, "Give me damage report from the skill packs! Are the au-ghanat ready to lunch?"

Alice-ih was the true leader of this tribe ship while Usulih was simply her advisor but they could still feel her plan on the edge of their thoughts. The question was could they pull it off to honor the lost later. Together ghanat and Usulih, as one, looked out into the void to the enemy ships...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

LEGO Speed Champions Audi R8 LMS ultra 75873 Review for IOrbit

The Box
Getting through all these Speed Champions sets from TRU/LEGO stores.

Ship Front - Fast Armored Heavy Gun Frigate?
Ship Back
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I got another variant of my Frigate that all these sets can make but I also built a frame as well for +5 points!

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

$14.99 / 175 pieces = $0.09 per piece for under the ratio for +5 points.



Ship Comparison
Frame Comparison

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?

Yes it does people! +5 points

Parts 1 
Parts 2
Parts 3
Parts 4
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

We are going with a power yes given we got a frame and a shape for +5 points!


The Set Front 
The Set Back
Total: We have yourself another A+ set that I thought was fun to play with!