Friday, December 18, 2015

Review: 70311 Nexo Knights Chaos Catapult

I wasn't planning on doing a review for today but a local store put several Nexo Knights sets out on the shelf early.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99 for a $0.11 Price per Piece.


Minifigs.  That Stud Shooter
Crossbow is interesting.

Parts 1.  These were loose in the box.

Parts 2.  We have the bulk pieces in this lot.  That 2x2 Plate w/Two Descending Pins is really interesting.  I like the Trans-Orange bits too.

Parts 3.  The smaller bits in this lot.  In the lower right you see the 1x1 Pyramid Slopes people have been talking about since news of these sets broke.  Nothing else new, but we do have a decent selection of useful parts.

Build. A very clunky IO Frigate.  2Ra/2B/1G/2W.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes, barely.  (+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?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  Not that great.  Hopefully the rest of the line scores higher.


  1. Gaaah! I've been craving these sets since there announcement, NO ONE has put any out early near me. Checked TRU, 2 Targets, and a Walmart...

    Patience is not my strong suit lol

    1. If you have a Barnes & Noble nearby, you might want to check there...