Monday, December 15, 2014

Review: 30053 Republic Attack Cruiser Polybag

This set has been available for a while, and can still be found at the checkouts of certain Target stores.

Bag.  I paid $3.99 for this, which gives us $0.10 per piece.

Instructions.  Yup, crappy picture.

Parts.  That is a lot of plates and tiles.  The 1x2 slope, the 1x2 vented slope, and the 1x1 round bricks stand out from the crowd.   Jumper plates, Cheese Slopes, and Lampholders are always useful.

Build.  Yet another IO Frigate.  But considering this was a 
spaceship set, not that surprising.  Also, not that great a picture.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  At.  (0)  
(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: B+ (+5).  Not bad for a licensed set, not that much to write home about either.


  1. Okay, I'll confess to not knowing all the ins and outs of the IO rules yet, but could you build this set per the instructions and use that as a legal IO starship?

    I 100% realize that's not the point of your site, or your reviews, or really the whole MFZ ethos in general, but it does seem to be a pretty slick design.

    1. I don't have the set in front of me right now but, looking at the picture on the bag, the ship looks to be the legal length for Frigates in IO. I think the problem would be declaring which pieces are which for the Attachments. Maybe I'll build the set according to the instructions and see how it turns out.