Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Purity: Mega Bloks CNF52 Minions Scooter Escape Review

I've been interested in this for a while but the price has never been right.  I finally bought it for $5.98 on Clearance.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99 for a Price per Piece of $0.26.  Ugh.


Minion-fig?  :-)  This one comes pre-assembled.

Parts 1.  That 1x2 Tile w/Vertical Bar is interesting, as is the 1x1 Trans-Clear Round Tile, the tiny Bar Clip, the 1x1 "Apollo" Round Plates, the "Short Bar", and the Bar Connector (Black piece, center top).

Parts 2.  I really like the Roundels with the Union Jack printed on them.

Parts 3.  That 1x3 "Jumper" plate is really interesting.  As is the "seat" for the scooter that has a two studs and a Horizontal Clip on it.  The piece that hold the front wheel of the scooter might make for an interesting foot for  mecha.

Build.  I tried to make something but all I came up with was three crummy Stations.  I might have been able to make a better missile launcher Station if I spent more time working on it.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes, sort of.  (+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-).  There's nothing to recommend this set.  I only bought it for the Union Jack pieces.

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