Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: 30310 Arctic Scout Polybag

The Dark Cloud Blogs has already reviewed this set.  He and I have come to different conclusions.

Bag.  $3.49 at target for 39 pieces is a Price per Piece of $0.09.  I think this is the only affordable set in the whole Arctic line.  {*checks notes*}  Yup, it is.



Parts.  Those new ski pieces should be interesting.  Three taps are also nice, along with a printed 2x2 no stud Slope piece.  Two 1x2 Mod. Plates w/Horizontal Clip always come in handy.  I'm not sure about the propellor though.  There is a fair amount of Orange in this set, which I always like.

Frigate.  It's aquick build for MFZ:IO.  Sets that are planes or things resembling planes are an good base for Intercept Orbit creations.  Stats: 2Rd+d8/1Y/1G/2W.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  I made an IO Frigate.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (+5) (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- (+10).  I like this set.  I think if you combine it with one of the Series 2 Orange Mixels you could have the basis for a really good frame.

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