Instructions & Minifig. I wonder what sort of parts I can trade the minifig for?
Here's a quick IO Frigate design.
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away? Yes. You can build a small IO Frigate with the parts in the set (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? Below. (+10) (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
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. (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? No. (-5)
Score: A (+15). It's a good parts set, at a good price. You might even be able to sell the minifig to get more parts.
Toy'R'Us is running an in-store sale this week where you can get one of these free when you buy a Lego set. I can think of a few combinations that would be very workable.