Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Purity: Creatology Mini Blocks Review

Ian Porter from the MFZ Facebook page sent me some sets to review.  Thanks, Ian!  They're called Mini Blocks from a company called Creatology.  They seem to be a blend of Lego and Kre-O parts -- with maybe a few other unknown bits tossed in.  They cost $2.99 per pack.

This is the first bag.  As you can see this is a "Space Fighter" and has 44 pieces.  Those sloped blocks in the center of the next to last row are pretty neat.  As are the 1x1 Round Plates with Bar at the lower left.  Also, if you look at the center front plate, it has a serial number on it.  There seems to be one marked piece like that in every set.  $0.07 Price per Piece.

The legs and head are the most interesting parts of this minifig.  I'm going to have to experiment with that head and see what kind of connections I can make.

This is a "Tractor Digger" and has 40 pieces.  Nothing really interesting beyond the 1x1 Round Plates with Bar and the Tile Clips.  $0.07 Price per Piece.

This is a "Race Car" and has 37 pieces.  Once again we've got the the 1x1 Round Plates with Bar and the Tile Clips.  The steering wheel being two pieces is pretty interesting, have to see what I can do with that.  $0.08 Price per Piece.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  No, I'm not sure you can.  (-5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  All three of these sets are below.  (+5)
If you can't build a frame right away, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  I'd say yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  No. (-5)
Score: 0 (B). That's fair.  There are a handful of interesting parts but nothing you have to have right away.  These would be good for building up a library of pieces.

I have another three packages to review at a later date.

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