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!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle 30279 for IOrbit

The Bag

This was the GameStop pre-order bonus for LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens. Frankly this is one of the best pre-order bonus!

Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

I couldn't build anything new but the set itself should be fun for Intercept Orbit as a nice HVA. +0 points


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

I got this for free but as it is a polybag it most likely be $3.99

$3.99 / 43 pieces = $0.09 per piece for just under the ration for +5 points!


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

Normally I say no but we did get a ship but it was the set so will just go with 0 points!

Total: With our funky points we get an A- but you need HVAs to play!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

LEGO Speed Champions Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro 75872 Review for MF0

The Box
Seems I took a hiatus but back into it. This is earlier set for Speed Champions which can only be found at TRU and LEGO directly.


Frame Build
Frame Build Back
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I got a frame and ship build from this set but they do share parts. +5 points



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

$14.99 / 166 pieces = $0.09 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?

Yes for +5 points



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

Yes for +5 points.


Set Front
Set Back
Total: A+ set from a sports car! Still wish I could get a minifig scale frame from it though!


Break Down

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