Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: 30042 Mini Sub Polybag

There's a reason I check the pegs in the checkout aisles at Target every time I go in there, and this review is a direct result of that.  This set was only released in 2010.  Yes, that's right, you're getting a review of a five year old set.

Bag.  MSRP was $3.99 for 36 parts.  Which gives us a $0.11 Price per Piece.


Minifig.  The stud on the sprue holding the Flippers together fits into a Lego standard 3mm peg.

Parts.  There's not a lot here, a few Plates, a few 1x1 Round Bricks, some Mechanical Arms, some Clip Plates, a couple Half Pins, a Propeller, a Minifig Handlebar, a Minifig Loudhailer, a Minifig Crystal Globe, a Jewel, a Bar Plate (open ends), and a couple Black Bars 1x4x2 w/Studs.

Build. This one's kind of cheating. I built a battlesuit around the minifig. It has
2Rd+d8 (laser & missile launcher) 2Rh+d8 (manipulator arms) 2W for stats.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-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: -5 (B-).  Not that great a score but I did learn some things from the build that I may be using in the future.

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