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  • June 6, 2016
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  • September 5, 2016
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 Carnage's SHIELD Sky Attack
Carnage's SHIELD Sky Attack
Carnage's SHIELD Sky Attack
 
Posted:September 5, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE Carnage!
" This is a cheap $13 set that I would definitely recommend. The minifigures are simply amazing, and the build is actually pretty good.
First of all, Carnage. Oh my gosh, Carnage. This is a truly amazing figure with front- and back- head prints, torso print, side-arm prints, hip prints, leg prints, and foot prints (no pun intended), which makes the printing as good as the minifigures series figures (which means awesome!). The prints are very detailed and I really like the face print. Even if you don't care about the build, just buy the set for this figure, as it is truly incredible. My only complaint (and it's a tiny one) is that the piece connecting the tendrils to Carnage is a bit too big for my taste (although it is a great piece to have)
The other two figures are Miles Morales and a SHIELD agent. Miles Morales looks great and I love getting him in such a cheap set. The head and torso prints look good, but he isn't as detailed as Carnage. The SHIELD agent is good to get, as he can be a civilian in peril that Miles Morales can save from Carnage. His torso print is pretty good. All three of these figures have prints on the front and back of their heads (the agent has two faces) as well as prints on the front and back of the torsos. i just wish there were a white-colored rope or a web piece that Miles Morales could use.
Finally, the vehicle. It appears to be a small VTOL and it looks pretty good. The side propulsors can be angled up and down, as well as the cockpit section. There are clips to hold a gun and handcuffs, and a small storage space to contain extra ammo for the two stud shooters, which are well integrated into the build. The marine-blue and milano-yellow color scheme looks very good.
The set comes with a Super Jumper, and LEGO still hasn't fixed the problem that makes the minifigures' legs chip on the back, so in order to remove the figure with as little damage as possible, bend the figure forward. Then, push back on the Super Jumper, as if you were about to make it jump, and carefully pull off the minifigure while bending in forward. It greatly reduces the damage, but I cannot guarantee that it won't chip the legs of the figure.
So, to wrap things up, this is an amazing set that is totally worth getting. Buy it. BUY IT!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Washington D.C.
State:  Maryland
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Skull Scorpio
Skull Scorpio
Skull Scorpio
 
Posted:June 9, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weakest of the 2015 Bionicle Skull Characters
" This set is considered by a large amount of people to be one of the worst Bionicle sets to date. Although for me this is an exaggeration, it cannot be denied that this is one of the weaker Bionicle sets. Nonetheless, this set still has some positive aspects.
Firstly, I think that younger Bionicle fans will absolutely adore this set. The tail play feature (which I will talk about later in this review) would be extremely fun for kids and I think they will have fun bashing the model against Toa.
Starting from the front, I do love the mold for the mask on this set (same one as the Skull Basher). They look menacing and dangerous and just look so cool on these models. The head is on the shortest of ball-and-socket pieces to make an elongated neck, which does look a bit weird but without which the head could not face forward and would constantly look at the ground. Now the pincers - they are just awkward. A bit too long for my taste, and, especially, they have TWO appendages that clamp along with the long claw piece!? It's a pincer, not fingers! They are neon orange, which clash a bit with the neon green-yellow pieces on the model.
Continuing with the body, it does look very threadbare. Although it is supposed to be a skeletal creature, it does look a bit unfinished. The neon yellow-green ribcage and side pauldron pieces look fine. And now the part that so many people hate: the NON-POSABLE legs. Why!? This vastly limits the posability of the model, making always in a standing pose (as a result I can't really display this set well like I did with my other Bionicle sets) . Posable legs would mean lunging poses, running poses, attacking poses... Why, LEGO, why!?
Finally, the tail. Uhh... The action feature is pretty neat, with a nice and fluid motion, but the tail just looks SO unfinished! There are visible red and blue Technic elements and a blue rubber band that clash so much with the black Technic pieces. It is very bulky and, when the action feature is used, the two large tail pincers come together right over the model's head! So the only way for a Toa to get caught in the tail would be if they were standing on the body... Also, the tail is composed of two pieces that come clashing together, while a real scorpion's tail just has a stinger. This looks very awkward on the model.
A corrupted golden Pohatu mask comes with the set, which is just wickedly amazing. I absolutely love the mask (the main reason I got the set was actually to get the mask to put on my 2015 Pohatu figure -love that set by the way!)
Overall this is an OK set that had some potential, which is just wasted by the clashing colors, the non-posable legs and the awkward tail. Unless you want Pohatu's corrupted mask like I did, I suggest you get a biped Bionicle figure. Biped Bionicle models just look so much better than multi-legged ones like this one and like the Lord of Skull spiders.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Skull Warrior
4.3 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder
4.7 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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 Resistance Trooper Battle Pack
Resistance Trooper Battle Pack
Resistance Trooper Battle Pack
 
Posted:June 7, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better of the two TFA battle packs
" LEGO strikes back with a great Star Wars The Force Awakens battle pack! This pack included 3 Resistance troopers, one Resistance officer, and a small speeder. This set is definitely worth getting at least once.
When I first saw this set, what really stood out for me were the Resistance trooper helmets. Of course, I only saw pictures and the box print, so I waited until I got my hands on them in order to really judge them. And they are AMAZING! They are comprised of two pieces, the upper helmet part, molded with two different colors of plastic (transparent neon yellow and tan) and a lower tan jaw piece that swings up and down. The upper part has black and white-ish prints and very subtle molded details on the back. Likewise, the jaw piece has small molded details. When the jaw piece is up, the helmet looks a bit odd, but with it down, it looks incredible. Sometimes I remove the helmets from my minifigures just to admire how they look.
The minifigure selection is great, with 3 Resistance troopers and a Resistance officer. The Resistance officer looks good with a small amount of printing (as much as was needed, since the movie costume isn't very detailed) and the same face as the death star gunners. Each Resistance trooper has a different head: a Lex Luthor head, a mustached head, and a clean-shaven head. There are actually two costumes: the Lex Luthor guy and the mustached guy have a light tan vest with an orange-tan bandolier, while the clean-shaven guy has tan vest (the same color as the awesome helmets) and a brown bandolier. The torsos have awesome detailed prints, but none of the minifigures have leg printing.
Now onto the speeder. Usually I don't care about the extra builds in battle packs, since they are army builders, but I really like this model. It's pretty detailed, so good with display, but the play-ability will make kids love this too. It has space for only two minifigures (a pilot and a gunner), so the other two will either sit on the top of the engine turbines or just not be on the speeder at all. There are two transparent light blue cones on the nose that represent blasters, but what bugs me is the fact that they are on the left of the nose (when looking at it head-on), which makes the build asymmetrical- why, LEGO, why? I rebuilt the nose of my speeder to make the entire thing symmetrical, which I find looks better. The turbines look good, and I especially like the R-5 droid heads in light gray. Finally, there is a rotating cannon on the build with a stud shooter incorporated into it. I like stud shooters on vehicles, and this is great for younger children. It can easily be replaced with a 1 by 2 by 1 black or dark gray plate if it bugs you. The part about the turret that I don't like is that since the gun-shaped base on which the blaster is build has a diagonal handle, the gun can only shoot horizontally forward and backwards; any shot to the side would be oddly tilted up, so the entire speeder has to turn in order to shoot a target. So much for it being a turret; it works more like a stationary weapon emplacement.
Unfortunately, as with all of the more modern battle packs, there are not blasters but stud shooters. Stud shooters look large and clumsy and so... un-Star Wars-like. I really wish LEGO would go back to their original gun molds which look epic (why do you think they haven't changed since 2007?!)
So overall, I absolutely love this army builder set, with great minifigures and speeder but once again, LEGO has included handheld stud shooters instead of normal blasters. I really wish that would change. Still, though, this is a great set which is more worth getting than the First Order battle pack, so if you have a choice between the two, go for this one!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Rey's Speeder™
Rey's Speeder™
Rey's Speeder™
 
Posted:June 7, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great way to get Rey!
" This is the cheapest of the Star Wars The Force Awakens wave one sets, and I must say, it's a great one. It includes Rey, Unkar's thug, and Rey's speeder. I bought this set for myself just after it was released (okay, a month after it was released) after struggling to decide between this and a LEGO Marvel set. I am so happy I chose this one. The price per part is almost exactly 10 cents, with 193 pieces for $20.
First of all, let's talk about Rey. She is exactly the same minifigure that came with the new Millennium Falcon, but she is a well-detailed and great minifigure. Her chest print is detailed and I love the transition from torso print to hip print (yes, she has hip print!) to leg print. She has a double-sided head and a nice hair mold. She comes with her staff, a buzz-saw, a blaster and a brown satchel; I especially love the three-stud long black bar used for her staff, and especially that there is a spare one (I find it to be a useful piece)! This is a great way to get Rey if you just want her, as the alternative is a $150 set. I would have liked for Rey to have a rope, which she uses in the movie right before entering her speeder, but this is me just nitpicking.
The Unkar's thug minifigure is good too. I especially adore the gun-metal gray head with nice printing (I used it for a custom Sith Assassin and it looks amazing). He has torso printing on both sides but no leg printing.
Finally, the speeder itself. It is pretty accurate but hilariously oversized, but if it were to scale with a minifigure it would be twice as small, so that doesn't bug me. There are lots of dark red pieces, including some that to my knowledge haven't been in that color yet, which is really good for MOCs. There are seven stickers in total, but they can all be left off if they are disturbing to you (except for the console piece which needs a sticker). One of the play features is a pair of stud shooters that are well integrated into the bottom of the speeder, although they are NOT canon; the other play feature is that rotating the bottom turbine opens the inside of the speeder, where a box containing spare studs for the shooter can be found. My only complaint is that Rey's accessories are simply clipped one by one onto the side of the speeder; I wish that LEGO had added a net to attach over the accessories to replicate the movie's speeder.
Overall I love this set, with two well-detailed minifigures and a nicely done speeder, although I wish that Rey had a rope and the speeder had a net.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
20 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 Geonosis Troopers™
Geonosis Troopers™
Geonosis Troopers™
 
Posted:June 6, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another amazing battle pack
" I got this set for my birthday. I love clone troopers and have a large amount of them, and this set expanded my collection with great printed minifigures and a fun little walker.
There are four clones in the set: 2 are normal clones, 2 are reprinted airborne troopers (without the leg add-on pieces) and all have great and detailed exclusive orange camouflage printing. 2 different kinds of heads are included: 2 of the ubiquitous angry clone faces and 2 of the less common satisfied clone faces.
The walker itself is more of a "bonus" for me, since I really only really care about the minifigures, but it is nice, with rare earth orange-colored bricks and a nice inclusion of a six-shooter.
The one thing about this set that bugs me is the... you guessed it... stud-shooter guns. I find that these work well for vehicles (for example Black Panther's Jet in Black Panther Pursuit) but they do not go well with minifigures. I really wish LEGO went back to using standard guns in battle packs, but I was able to turn the stud shooters into missile launchers that look great and work well (the missile really fires off) and I used the black part (without the gray launcher) as a base for a machine gun that looks great in the hands of a clone.
All in all, I absolutely love this set but wish that the stud shooters were replaced with normal blasters.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Black Panther Pursuit
4.6 out of 5(30)
 
 
 
Crossbones' Hazard Heist
4.1 out of 5(25)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+15points
19of 23found this review helpful.