"An asian style dragon hit the stores. But is this good for us? Lets see.
I have the previous, brick built dragons (70734, 70736, 70602, 70593), but those are all from the european mithology, with wings. This is the first asian style that I have. But that means nothing, lets see what do we have here.
First of all, the box. Too big box for 4 little bags. Really, I was shocked when first saw them. Where are the mentioned 544 pieces? -asked from myself. Thankfully, the first impressions were incorrect, because the dragon built up nicely from small, really small pieces (at some steps lego used smaller pieces than they should, for example 2*3 instead a 1*6 stud piece).
Figures: Garmadon takes the show. Looks really nice, looks really evil, and the laser pointer is the new Kragle (leg movie super glue from the real world). Charlie does not ring a bell for me yet, but he is a good addition for the bad boys in my city collection. A real tough guy. About Lloyd: I am not very satisfied with the new ninja prints. They look clumsy. Like the difference between a super heroes joker and the batman movie joker. Latter one is more clumsy, a little bit debile. Like here. Really, check a 70593 Lloyd's face painting. Nice mimics, good addons. Or check Zane from any previous serie and check it in the lego movie sets. Terrible difference. Last, but not least, there is Wu. He is still a good looking old man, with not much print change, and with a nice little "skirt".
Lets see the dragon. The main build of the set. This mechanical dragon ate up almost all the pieces. And you can see him grow in your hands. The final 62 cm, with a cca. 20 cm long tail is great, really nice scaling. The tail part can be swinged lifelike, using the built-in joints. The monster (we could say it for a dragon) has 2 posing options. One as flying, pointing the stud shooters toward, and one as standing, elevating itself higher. The legs can be positioned really flexible.
My greatest fear was the head mold, but the head is better than I expected. Sadly bricks can fall down easily from it during play. The hibrid mold technique can be accepted, the result looks somewhat nice.
My biggest complains are: - The stickers. C'mon, it has a lot of stickers. About 15 pieces. Thats more than a comfortable number. - The list price is a bit high. Roughly 13 Cents / piece, or 11 eurocents / piece.
A 20% lower price would be much better for it. So I only suggest buying it during a discount. Dont get me wrong, it's a nice and huge set, but of course it has some flaws. Morro dragon stays the ultimate dragon for me anyway, but I will grant some space for this creature on my shelves too. If you can't wait and wish to own the new dragon, feel free to buy it. You won't regret it. But when you are patient, time will bring you a better deal, when it comes to discount."
First of all, I am not a fanatic of the star wars universe, and I really dont know the origin and background of the figures. Dont even know the difference between any stormtrooper :) Believe me, I belong to the majority. So, without any further ado...
The names did not ring a bell in my head, when the first pictures appeared. But the design! oh God, I loved it. The figures were so weird (in a good way) that I felt, I want them all. I bought the set as soon as it was possible, and as a laic lego fan, I wasn't disappointed after tearing up the box as a little child. Because these figures are awesome and worth the wait!
Before going deeper in this note, I wish to point out, that the legs and arms are tight, which I didn't experienced from a long time. And that's good! Finally the minifigures do not have those common loose limbs, which makes me mad. Dont know if production has changed, or the quality check, but this is really welcome.
Lets see the printing and the design: My only complain is the weapon holster for the droid, makes it clumsy. Without it, it much better. However, in this case you should put the weapon into it's hand. The other characters are flawless.
The printing seems to be perfect. really detailed, Oh last but not least do not forget, that these are named characters, which is not very common in a battlepack, really unique.
The employees made a nice job during the painting. Sharp edges, highly detailes minifigures, both at the front and the back. These figures probably will be pricy in the future, so I suggest you, to put at least one set to your closet for harder times.
About the speeder bike, I can't tell much. It's bigger than I expected, but really not interested about it. The ounty Hunter battle pack is about the figures.
For that much money, it's a nice set. 4 exceptional characters and a speeder bike as a small building experience. This set is not for army builders, it's for the characters. And honestly, i's above my expectations. I recommend it for you."
"Everytime when I see the guardians of the galaxy films, I buy a set from this theme. First my main goal was Raccoon and Groot from the 76020 and went forward with the 76021 Milano. After the vol 2. I bought all 3 sets from the new series. Adorable little Groot made my wallet empty :)
The "rocket duo" were the main goal in the 76079 and 76080, but after that I experienced how great these sets, I bought the new Milano Spaceship as well.
For that much money ('47$/43Euro) it's super. Dont get me wrong, I know that it's not perfect, but it can't be compared to the old design. And do not forget, it costs just half the price!
You get 5 great minifigures for your money: - Star Lord, nothing special, we saw him several times. - Drax with overdetailed tattoos, average quality. - Gamora with a little disappointing body armor (the same as Quill's) - Nebula (one of my favourite beautiful ex-villains) - BABY GROOT with a little waggish smile.
It's more than we would expect for that money. If you dont need Yondu, you only have to buy the small 76079 small set to gather all 5 main characters, plus you will own Mantis, Nebula and Taserface (haha).
The Milano spaceship is large. Larger than you would expect it from the pictures. Yes, it lacks interior, but if you play with it, it does not matter. If you put it on the shelf, it's the same. The modelling is perfect, designers did a great job while creating the new Milano from cca 370 bricks, while the rest goes to the abilisk.
Surely it has flaws, but for a kid they are nothing. For an adult, those are still not a big problem, and do not forget the price tag when talking about design limits.
So, let me summarize the positive facts: - great selection of figures - nice design from a limited amount of bricks - baby groot (cant write it down enough times) - superior price tag
While the negatives are: - the size didn't fit to the 'real' spaceship. - it lacks detailed and usable interior space
You can mix the 76021 crew with the new baby Groot and one of the Raccon figures, it's up to you, but it cost more, than it would worth.
It's up to you. This new set worth the price, it's really recommended anyone, who does not have the old spaceship and want to have a part of the movie in LEGO form."
I remember, when the first series appeared. They were around 1$-1.5$/bag (cca 300-350 hungarian forint). The current serie that was bought in Müller (their stock partly comes from Germany) cost 1390ft. Almost 5$/bag, higher than the list price. Outrageous.
Of course, the figures are pretty and there is a huge fanbase around it, but buying a lucky bag for that much of money is simply a terrible value. I could have accept some price increase, but this from the previous version - based on lego.shop prices - was 25-30%. 890->1290Ft (3,1$->4,5$)
I was a fan of CM minifigures through the years, but it ends now. It simply does not worth that much money. Bought seven figures, almost paid 35$ for it. Almost as much as for a medium set full with bricks and with a licence on it.
Lego, you are going to a wrong way. Don't do this with your fans...
In the other hand, I am glad, that it's possible to gather dwars, elves again, some city people as well, and the cute little bulldog is the best in the serie, but you can bet, that the majority will wait for a great discount to buy these figs."