Monday, July 25, 2016

Purity: CNH 23 Mega Bloks Covenant Commander Review

I reviewed a similar set a couple of years ago.  I've been curious about this one ever since I first saw it on the shelves.  As you can see, I picked this up for half price on Target clearance.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99 for a $0.09 Price per Piece.


Instructions.








Minifig.  That is a lot of parts for a minifig.


Parts 1.  Those angled pieces on the left have an anti-stud on the bottom.





Parts 2.  The Axle Plates in the top right of the picture are not friction pins.  The bars on the Bar Plates in the middle of the picture are tiny.


Parts 3.  Nothing really new here.



Parts 4.  Kinda bummed that there wasn't a printed Round Tile in this set.

Parts 5.  The Clip Bars in the bottom row are the most interesting piece in this picture to me.



Build.  I had to cheat a bit with the hips and not fully insert them to make sure it could stand up without falling over.  I'm thinking 2Rd+d8/1B/1Y/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?  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?  Yes.  (+5)

Score: +20 (A+).  Look out Lego, Mega Bloks has a licensed set with the top score.

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